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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have a 2010 F10 BMW 525d with 142k on the clock. Great car. Recently when applying the brakes (and relaesing them) there ia ratchet type noise and you can feel through the pedal the 'click click click' as you press more and more pressure, especially at low speeds the brakes are not...
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    Hi. I own a BMW 320D Coupe, registration Jan/Feb 06. I need to get a right side main headlight beam bulb. As you can see from the picture, it's a Yellow colour even though the lens is white. Can someone tell me what type bulb I need to buy plz & any information on my light up set-up would...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I was going to do an oil change on my F30 320d today. I bought some Castrol Edge 0w-30 which is what I had used for my previous 320d and I had a bottle of it left over. When I had all the bottles together I noticed that the new ones no longer state BMW or LL04 on them: I don't...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I'm trying to find a bearing kit for my diff but I'm being asked if it's a 168 or 188 type? How do I tell?
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Have been researching how to renew the rear brake lines on my touring, as corroded rear lines were an advisory at last MOT. Planning to do the full shooting match, from rear hose connections all the way back to the abs unit, using 3/16 kunifer. Found a flaring tool on the market with good...
  6. BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum so apologies if this has been posted before but can anyone tell me the type of engine oil used on a BMW 4 series F32? And also, which brand is better, Mobil or Shell? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Dear Bimmer fans, can you please tell me which breather is more suitable for an E60 525d, 2006? The old one "filter roll" or the new one the vortex type? Please specify why? I know many BMW independent mechanics who are insistingly suggesting that the old filter is the better and they are...
  8. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, do all BMW's have their model type displayed on rear of car? I have just purchased (today) a 4 yr old 420I sport! have just looked an see NO INDICATION of the type of car I have............help!!!! Should I be concerned?
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My 318i has the old style tensioner but no problems so far. I've read the new one was actually a recall. Is it true? Does it need to be changed ASAP? FWIW, the car has less than 80k miles.
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all! I recently bought BMW E61 2007, N53 engine with 272KM. I am having some misfire issues on 4th cylinder , so I started investigating from battery. What I found out is that there still sits original BMW 80Ah, which life span was calculated by BMW for 10 years. Previous owner replaced all...
  11. Alloy wheels and tyres for sale
    Just the one rear wheel in near perfect original condition. It has a Potenza fitted but its not legal. Photobucket and others seem to make life tedious with image hosting nowadays (to me anyway). Please PM me me for images via email if you're interested. Priced at a very sensible £175...
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there, I've just bought a 2008 320D SE Edition Touring and it came without a head unit. I went on Ebay to look for one, but none of the ones I've seen look correct. It doesn't have Sat Nav, yet the void left by the radio is almost square as opposed slimline rectangular, like...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I've opened the coolant cap yesterday and noticed the coolant is below the min, to top it I didn't feel the need to bother the main dealer but after reading a few google searches, it may required "special" coolant. The car is a 2014 F11 and the coolant looks blue, I was intending to mix some...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Having just bought a 2001 e46 Coupe 320ci I'd like to get a spare wheel as it came without.. Being a bit of a car noob I don't know what size to buy... Looking here www.wheel-size.com/size/bmw/3-series/2006/ ...gives a list of wheels - are all these compatible? As it's the spare, do I really...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    i have a bmw 320i m sport and the engine management light keeps coming on after only having the car for 2 weeks. i have filled up at tesco with petrol. i sent the car back to the garage where i got it from and they are saying i have put low quality petrol in it. basically they are saying im not...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello guys, This morning for the first time there was an electronic type ticking noise. Can only be heard with the bonnet up. Thought it was timing chain. Took it to Quarry Motors and they said it sounds like an injector but of course they need to strip and inspect. Booked it for next Thurs...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all,Got in car to come home from work today and started with a lumpy tick over, then on way home the engine light came on (1st time in six years). Plugged the Carly in and it came up with three engine faults, two of them were related to the Lamda sensors, forget exactly what, and one was the...
  18. 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...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone I'm planning to replace the coolant and I bought some from euro car parts and it's pink, from what I read online and have in my car it's green/blue bmw coolant. Can i use the pink one or should i just buy the bmw original one? And also bought a wynns coolant flush , has anybody...
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