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  1. 2005 330d sport e46 saloon Engine shudder on starting and when engine turned of with key

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have had car for 14 months mileage is low at 69,000 miles. Every time I start the car and every time I turn off with the key the engine seems to shudder or rocks a bit. It is not a violent shudder but I'm concerned. Recently had a new set of 6 glow plugs and a glow plug regulated fitted OE...
  2. Whine on acceleration and when car turned off

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    After fixing my obc button I took the car for a spin round the block to check all working OK with steering wheel, indicators etc but kept windows down and either noticed a new noise or existing noise I had not heard yet, windows up and you can't here it, As you accelerate there is a slight whine...
  3. C110 code scanner - - Screen goes blank when ignition is turned on

    Auto Electrical Forum
    HI Folks Sorry if this has been asked already, but I purchased a C110 BMW code scanner and it appears to work as it should, that is as long I don't attempt to turn the engine on while its plugged in. The screen goes blank and fails to recover resulting in it having to be disconnected again...
  4. F31 fan turning on hours after car turned off?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    The other day I noticed a noise coming from my F31 (2014) after it had been locked for about 5 hours. It sounds like the actual interior blower fan noise as opposed to the cooling fan at the front of the car (the noise is completely from the back of the bonnet - below the windscreen wipers). I...
  5. when the ignition is turned on the rear wiper engagesšŸ˜”

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Ho does anyone had any problem when the ignition is turned on the rear wiper engages all happened after I changed gear yesterday for new one šŸ˜” Thanks:mad
  6. 2004 E46 320D - Temperature dropping when heaters are turned on

    Introductions
    Hi Guys, Wonder if someone can help please i am really lost with this, my E46 temperature drops as soon as i apply the heaters even though the needle is in the middle once the temp drops it does eventually go back into the middle but it takes a while 15-20 minutes usually, its really effecting...
  7. 2005 E46 320D - Indicators comes on when sidelights turned on

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Greetings all, I come to you today with a puzzle; Yesterday I took the headlight lens off to clean them - to do this I had to remove the indicators (its an estate) - so far so good (no damaged plugs/wires etc) Cleaned the lenses and put them back on, refitted the indicators. I didn't try them...
  8. Steering Wheel Jerking when ignition turned on or off

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All, My last 3 posts came up empty so Iā€™m going to try one more to see if itā€™s even worth using this forum. I have an E53, which I have just had to replace the Memory Control Board on the Driver seat. The seat functions great now, but the steering wheel is still jerky and hard to move...
  9. 2004 316ti e46 lots of gremlins. starting with rear wiper operating when ignition turned on

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    First of all I have bought a black 316ti e46 2004 a few months back. it is rust free with 17" sport alloys and full black leather, the rear brake lines have all been replaced. I have replaced the seals in the brake vacuum pump, replaced the cam cover gasket (bmw) with a new one. replaced the...
  10. 2002 E46 318i touring - rough idling/hunting when engine turned on

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys My 2002 318i touring idles badly/hunts when it is turned on, regardless of whether the engine is warmed up or not. It will do so usually for about 30 secs - 1 min and then it will idle smoothly. On some occasions, it will turn on, hunt, then stall, unless I rev it to combat it. It's...
  11. 2006 E91 330D - Radio interference when rear window heater turned on

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Looking for a bit of wisdom regarding my rear heated window. Had the car just over a year and not really used the rear heating element that much but when I have it has caused interference on the radio and it doesn't seem to defrost, so 2 points really, how to resolve the interference...
  12. Mercedes owner turned to the dark side

    Introductions
    Hi everyone, I am a long term Mercedes owner who has just bought his first BMW. I have bought (but don't receive until Friday) a lovely 2012 730d SE Luxury with a few nice options. I've previously been put off BMW's because of the common harsh ride of huge alloys with run-flat tyres and...
  13. E70 X5 3.0D MSport noise from engine bay after engine is turned off

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Just got back in to BMW's after buying a E70 3.0D M Sport with 7 seat option as our family bus. Its only 2nd week and still loving the change. I have noticed though that on some occasions there is a noise comes from the engine bay once engine has been turned off. It sounds like...
  14. E36 328i temp gauge reading incorrect until headlights turned on?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi everyone as the title suggests it's a weird one! My temp gauge climbs to temperature fine then sits there for about 10 mins at say 12'o clock in the middle of the gauge it then starts climbing quiet rapidly near to the red, as soon as I turn the headlights on the gauge drops back to the...
  15. Just turned 19 just got a bmw :D

    Introductions
    hi guys just bought my first rwd car, and it is a BMW 316i compact 1.9. a massive step up from a 1.1 ax!! im really loving it, bit slower than i expected but that just means mods need to happen soon :D one problem i have found is that it is a bit stiff to change gear, and very very stiff to put...
  16. engine overheats with a/c turned on

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    So had ac belt put on and not cold,you decided to get gas charged.when checking pressure with car running and ac on full temp gauge went in to the red.needle has never passed 12 o'clock.mate says could be a blockage in system or that belt may have taken off due to this problem of over...
  17. Rear wiper motor buzzing when ignition turned on

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    When I turn my key in the lock I get a buzzing noise from the rear wiper motor, why? Any help would be great.
  18. New water pump turned into a nightmare job 2001 E46 330D

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    What a kin nightmare I've just had changing my water pump.... Got the pump changed over okay but with problems meaning my car is off the road till I can get some parts. First issue I have is the hoses that go onto the thermostat housing, the hose on the left has an 'o' ring inside it that has...
  19. Wing Mirrors - Turned Blue & Yellow

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Dear All, I have just had my car back from an Indy after having all the software updated in an attempt to fix the ELV Steering lock error. The car is a 55 Plate 530 D M Sport and when I got back in the car I noticed both Wing Mirrors had a yellow band across the top and a blue band across the...
  20. BMW E36 318ti Ex compact cup car/driver turned road legal 2.8

    Introductions
    Hi All, my name is steve and im from the uk, I always ment todo a build thread for my bmw compact cup car and never got round to it, due to certain things going on in my life I could no longer race however I wanted to keep my car as I've spent a fortune creating a very high spec car so I ditched...
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