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  1. yet another 320d 'wont start ' thread

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    2003 320d been running like a star for the past 10 months hottest day of the year last week (40c on the M25) car was running fine for 35 miles no indications of anything going wrong all temps good, air con nice and cold :-) pulled of the M25, down the slip road, stopped at the lights and the...
  2. Sorry! Another fault code thread...

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, First post on here, but I've been lurking for a while! Bought an e90 320D - automatic - 2009 MY in January this year. I had some problems with the battery in cold weather [it gets to -35 degrees C here in Lapland!!], which I haven't replaced yet, so that may be confusing things...
  3. front controll arm bush thread replaceable?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi i was checking my suspension over and found one of the front lollipop bush hole thread is damaged. it is an m10x35mm bolt. wonder if i can put 40 or 50mm bolt in there after cleaning the thread. Are them sleeves replaceable? or possible to tap one size up there ?
  4. Spark plug tightening / thread problem

    General BMW Discussions
    Installed new plugs, 5 of the 6 plugs went in fine. Number 3 cylinder however doesn’t tighten up as normal, once i get the ratchet on it to nip it up the spark plug feels like it simply hits a dead end or a ‘wall’ and there is no feeling of crushing of the collar or any flex in rotation /...
  5. Not another which oil thread

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ok so Im here to ask you wise bunch of people, why the hell the previous owner of my e39 530i have used 10w60 oil for 7 years with no issues ? The car has been lovingly and painstakingly kept pristine, with new cooling system, pullies, the entire suspension changed for oem, 2 full service...
  6. Probably another brake caliper thread

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi guys, sorry if its a repeat lol I have searched Wanting to upgrade my callipers to M Sport type, I need the callipers and rotors I take it, then is it just a straight forward bolt on? I have seen 2 series callipers for sale, are they the same as the 4 series, I wouldn't have though so tbh...
  7. E92 - Another bluetooth thread

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Evening all. Having had a break from the Bimmers for a few years (aside from a quick fling with a cheap, nasty E46 320D), while I indulged my Italian and Swedish motoring tendencies, I have just purchased a late '06 E92 325i. She is a wonderful machine. Having just brought her home last night...
  8. 2007 E87 118D - another timig chain thread

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello - I'm Polish but I decided to post here since I didnt get any answer on our forums. Basically my "story" with N47 engine - I've had distribution chains changed on my 118D 20 000 kilometers ago (12k miles) and the "maracas" sound is still there. Can't be heard when engine is cold, gets more...
  9. 2006 320d M Sport Touring Daily Beater Progress Thread

    This thread is going to be a place for a bit of craic and a chronicle of the various jobs on my newly acquired daily beater. Everyone say hello to Betty...... My 12 year old, 190,000 mile BMW 320d M Sport Touring. This faithful old girl has served well in my other half’s family for 6 years...
  10. Just bought a 2006 330d Coupe. Pics in thread [emoji1360]

    Hi all, new to the site and as of yesterday new owner of a 2006 330d Coupe! First impressions are amazing. I live in Northumberland and travelled to Knaresborough to buy it so got a fair bit of motorway travelling to test it out. Such an effortless cruiser with plenty of power but also...
  11. To all the experts out there, i need serious knowledge (long thread)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Ok, long shot here because despite my many previous polls i have had no useful advice, well no i have had advice but it seems to just be obvious things, i need someone thinking outside the box.PINGING/PINKING. this is my issue and if i dont sort it soon i will sell my beloved e46. lets begin my...
  12. Sump plug thread stripped 2009 320d

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys Has anyone had any issues with the sump plug thread being stripped? What would be a solution apart from changing the sump? Also what would be a reasonable cost of changing the sump if anyone has had aby experience with an issue like this? Thank you Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  13. Another thread with pre buy questions e6x and e9x series

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello everyone, as in title I will be looking to sell my Audi A3 (MY 05) 2.0 TDi stage 2+ and get soem BMW for one simple fact, I want get the power train output from right side of car (mean RWD). So what I'm looking for, as much information about engines (reliability, tune-ability, MPG, and...
  14. Not another increased emissions CEL thread.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Good Evening, I have searched for weeks on this and numerous other forums to no particular solution. Firstly I have an 07 335d e92. I changed the seals in my vacuum pump a few weeks ago and ever since the CEL light for the dreaded Increased emissions has come on, initially I had a small oil...
  15. Introduction thread

    Hi Folks. My name is Viktor and I live in Danmark but origenally i am from Russia, that's why my nick name is "russervik". (Thats why my english is not in top either) Well, I joined this forum for some month ago, but actually didn't had time to enjoy it and be active her. I am not first time...
  16. Do we have a good bodywork garage thread? looking for somewhere southwest uk

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi not sure if this is placed in the right area, but it is to do with detailing and bodywork. had my E46 rear arched done .....think last year....and bubbles/underneath is visible under there again:frown:frown having had this done by "proffessionals" reluctant to take it back to be fair, do we...
  17. 2006 320i E91 N46 B20 Engine Block Coolant Drain Plug Thread Type

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I wonder if any members know what kind of thread is used on the drain plug, which is an M14 x 1.5 but is this a straight metric thread or a BSP (British Standard Pipe) thread? I unfortunately have ruined the female thread in the engine block due to almost impossible access trying to screw...
  18. Idler pulley missing and bolt thread knackered?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi So one of my pulleys is making a noise so I figured I would change it all, idler, both tensioners and the belts. Went to do it and found I had no idler pulley!! The bolt is there so I figured I would put the new one on. Went to tighten the bold and as soon as it comes to the last tighten...
  19. Thread: BMW 318D Potential Purchase - DPF advice sought

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello everybody, New to this.. apologies think i posted in wrong forum. We are just about to embark on the first purchase of a BMW 318D TOURING 2012, I believe model is E90?! 58k Miles on the clock. (immaculate service history) I have read some horror stories about the cost of replacing the...