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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Am toying with the idea of buying a cheap car and doing a 10-15k mile road trip around Europe even into Turkey and Russia. Am just thinking if the car breaks down and beyond repair what could I do ? Something like that would really piss me off and I'd end up dumpling the car or just sell it...
  2. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hey guys, I put catch can a month ago on the M4. When I checked today was quit surprised how much condensation and oil got caught. Its a pain to empty, though it is doable without removing the carbon brace. I saw that it has a plug at the bottom of the OCC, and I was wondering if any had rigged...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    Can't decide whether to stick or twist. Been driving my first BMW for a few years now, an E46 325i. Aside from exploding brake issues, and exploding coolant system issues (in all honesty, it's not been the most trustworthy of cars I've had) it is nicely refined, and nice to drive. However...
  4. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    I own a 320d sport on a 62 reg, I’m going to be keeping the car for another 4 or 5 years. What are your thoughts on getting it remapped. Thanks
  5. Introductions
    Hi, Im thinking of buying my first BMW so thought id better start reading up and taking advice! I think im after a spec thats going to be difficult to find so my thoughts may change, I was originally after an X5 but after looking at the running costs (MPG, Tax, tyres!) im looking more to a...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi - recently sold my 2009 330d Touring which I enjoyed but was getting on and I wanted to move back to petrol giving the way things seem to be going. Looking around various different makes and models and came across a 2013 328i GT which I had a drive in and quite impressed. Nicely kitted out...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I am thinking of changing my E46 330ci for either a 330i or 335i A few years back my dad had 335i Convertible version and at 18,000 miles it started to suffer from the dreaded fuel pump failure. Are these issues still common with the 330i/335i and are they easy to fix if they do occur (I am...
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Dealers have a weird way of thinking..update Had the car into the dealers earlier this week for routine brake fluid service and as per all maintenance activities these days they started with the CITNOW inspection (along with its little video). Brake service perfectly fine but the service rep...
  9. General BMW Discussions
    Hi Everyone I've just joined the forum as I'm in the market for a car and am considering a BMW 3 Series Touring My petrol Mondeo auto is starting to throw up a few little problems that I could do without and it's starting to show its age. I need a car with a low boot lip for my elderly dog...
  10. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hello, I am thinking about remapping my car. 2013 BMW Series 1, Diesel, F20-F21 , 116d - 114 bhp I`m interested what my option would be. Honestly I`ve been researching the remapping process and got a little worried form all the horror stories I read. So I dont know which garage to trust with...
  11. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    I'm thinking of buying a Z4 for the wife now that we have (nearly!) got rid of kids and can chop in the SUV she currently has. University costs are putting a dent in the budget so I only have up to £5k - and preferably less. Is there anything I specifically need to look for other than age...
  12. Introductions
    Hi everyone :cheerful I've never had a BMW before and I'll be looking for a new (used) one in the near future. I'm looking at the E61 530d in the region of 2005-2009. I've done my research on Honest John's site and there is nothing there that particularly worries me regarding reliability...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Its done 70k miles and it has full service history. Advisory Notice issued Brake hose has slight corrosion to ferrules x4 all round (3.6.B.4e) Brake pipe slightly corroded front & rear both side covered with grease. (3.6.B.2c) rear Shock absorber has slight corrosion to the casing n/s & o/s...
  14. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi everyone I'm a newbie I am looking at buying a 525d we 2011 with 75000 miles full service history think it has the 3 Ltr engine straight 6 could anyone confirm this
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    coming from an E39 is it worth it ?
  16. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Can anyone advise anything I need to look out for if considering getting a 116i ES? Are the seats comfy on long drives? Can you disable the Start-Stop feature? Do you have any issues in hilly areas and in Winter with it being RWD or do you switch to winter tyres? Are there any known issues...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    Surely the fuse box on the e90/91 has to be in the most difficult position to change the fuses. you need to be tiny and physically deformed to get anywhere near being able to swap a fuse buried deep in the black recesses of the glove box !!!!:mad:mad:mad:mad
  18. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Im thinking of buying a 2006 E92 325i SE. Are there any major issues or common problems I should look out for. I currently have a 2001 E39 525i SE which apart from a bit of thirst for oil has been a pleasure to drive.
  19. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, I'm pretty set on buying 630i - I've found one that I am really quite interested in. Done a HPI check and it all checks out except a very slight discrepancy with the mileage. http://i67.tinypic.com/2qly3rn.png MOT history checks out with last mileage recorded as 51441 on 22/10/15...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    my 330i Sport Saloon Hi all, I am testing the waters to see what interest I would get if I was to sell my beloved BMW. I had planned to keep the car forever, but to raise funds for a house move I might consider selling. So, the car. It might sound too good to be true, but everything I am...
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