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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, hope your well. can i ask for some advice please. last week i as the parents, myself with the dads help, i went at servicing my E61 - 530d - 235bhp - 09 - M57 tu. i did the oil change. jacked up all wheels & checked for ball joint / joint wear. i was going at the air cleaner, but...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I'm fitting a M52 to a kit car. I'm finding the engine is a few mm too long. Since I'm not using the Aircon, I figured a cheap solution would be to grind the outer puller off the harmonic balancer. Is this a really bad idea? Main concerns are: 1. Structural Integrity of the remaining...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
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  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Hoping you guys can help me out, I have 17's (225 45 F) and 17's (245 40's R) I've had the car for nearly 7 years and need to replace the shocks with Eibach proline springs, what would you recommend, as the ride over bumps is getting rather uncomfortable now that old age is setting in...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have a 2000 E39 523i with the M52 TU engine. 160k miles. Never uses oil. Engine bay always dry as a nut. I thought I could smell a dirty/burning oil smell from the air vents a few days ago. I checked it out today and could see oil seepage on the left side of engine. Seems to be coming from...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all Need some advice on the above, can anyone advise of an Indy in the London area who could replace the seals around the timing chain, sump and replace the lifters on the above engine. I'm beginning to suffer the dreaded ticking noise on this M43 engine it has 108k on the clock and...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi guys looking on the net no definitive answer can someone let me know if they are there and if yes the way to blank them off greetings an thanks paul
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all This is really an appeal for some help, is there any one in the South London area who can help install a clock spring/slip ring on the above. I have the standard steering wheel with the triangular air bag with no radio controls on the wheel. I've ordered a replacement from quarry...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi chaps After some advice on two fronts really, the first is, a couple of months ago I replaced the Lower control arms with Meyle HD's, inner and outer tie rod ends and the drop links. Since then when I switch on the front fogs the dash lights up a like a christmas tree the ABS warning light...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Can anyone help I've got a e46 m52 tu and at present it only has exhaust manifolds on but when I start it up it is pumping fuel out of the rear manifold. Has anyone over came across this problem if so do you have a cure. All injectors test ok.
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all Hoping someone out there can offer some advice and possibly some help, yesterday I got in to the car and as I drove out of the drive there was loud clattering noise coming from the front/middle. I opened up the bonnet and could not see any thing unusual, had a look underneath and...
  12. BMW Engine Conversions
    I have a 316 ti fitted with the n42 engine and just wondered if anyone had swapped one for a m43 single cam engine from an earlier e46 saloon if you had a complete donor car for parts.
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I got a bmw e39 528i sport. Right I will start this off with 3months ago I had the head gasket go I had it changed along with a new head because it had cracked the mechanic said the block looked fine with no cracks, after it was changed everything was fine until two weeks ago when there was a...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all Eventually i want to own an E36 petrol straight 6:), however all the different engines and variants are driving me mad:eek. Have read many articles but I found too much conflicting information, thus I cant make a decison on which engine, year, car etc.. Originally (correct me if...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi everyone Wonder if you can help. I've recently completed the replacement of the big end bearing shells on my 1.9 m43 TU engine. Doing so involved removing the balance shaft assembly to access the conrods. On reassembly, I couldn't find any marks on the balance shaft to indicate that the...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all I'm going to service the above in the next few weeks and I was wondering if you guys could help with recommending oils, filters and plugs. I'd like to put fully synthetic engine oil and good quality oil and air filters but dont want to pay over the odds. re sparks plugs theres so much...
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