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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi. I renewed both my timing chains, installed new head gasket. When started with the tightening sequence of the head bolts, I tightened it in sequence of 1 to 10..starting from the middle working outwards. But what I did was tightening all of them little by little..until all of them were...
  2. 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 /...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I've just received my new head gasket it's a multilayer steel gasket and I'm having problems understanding the tightening sequence I can understand the original bmw gasket sequence but not this I'll post a pic any advice would be appreciated thanks
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Apologies, put this in the wrong sub-forum earlier!! Hi, I'm sure this is detail around somewhere already, but I cannot find it. Front damper pulley was failing, managed to remove by locking in car in gear, foot on brake, then using a 3/4 socket and 3 foot bar, plus some heat on bolt. Needed a...
  5. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi im wondering do i need to remove the ENTIRE sump to adjust the chain or tighten the oil pump bolts or can i just remove the lower section. The reason i ask its its a lot of hours work to remove the full sump. Regards
  6. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    hi all, can anyone tell me where i can find the tightening torques for our cars? i am replacing the centre tie rod and both tie rods complete.
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Everyone. It is nice there is a forum like this. Last month I bought my first BMW. She has 143 bhp, 2.0 l petrol engine, 110k and I had to fix on the beging: vacuum pump (thanks to mojojojo :thumbsup), replace the cylinder head gasket due to pretty big oil leak under the car. I had to also...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Any one know how to tighten the handbrake,just pulled the handbrake gaiter up and 2 nuts there is that correct
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    One of my bug-bears with this car (Only 105k on the clock) is that it makes a few too many mechanical rattles for my liking. I am on coilovers so Im not expecting a magic caroet ride, but when the car starts the engine sounds a bit rattly, but it might just be something like the prop shaft...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    One of my rear wheels has no resistance when i apply the parking brake. I'm going to tighten the break shoes myself. Is it safe to use the tyre jack to do this?