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  1. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    BMW X5 2002 3.d It's the upper tailgate , replaced lock actuator also changed gm3 module still the same , you can hear the relay in gm3 clicking when you press button to open boot on dashboard , you can also hear relay when pressing boot switch , checked all fuses all ok , it also says on...
  2. Technical Guides for BMW E24, E63, E64, F12, F13.
    If you find your car either vibrating above certain speeds or making a knocking noise when turning, accelerating or coming to a stop then it’s possible your control arms need replacing. There are two main control arms for each side and this is covering the larger of the two as these are the ones...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Expansion tank has just gone ton the 330ci Got a new one to replace it with (although was goin to be next week, Sod’s law says it would blow up today whilst on the m1!!!) Looks like I’ll need a top hose too, but goin to get the bottom one as well Where’s the best place to get them from? Looked...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Received some new meyle HD arms. My cheap ones only lasted 2 years ! I understand that they have to be correctly "Loaded" so they work correctly and dont wear out quickly etc ? Can they be done roadside and if so how .Or would you always use a ramp etc ? Thanks
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'll try to keep this short as I've been following this problem for a while! So I had my extension tank develop a crack and drained all the coolant out the system, and this was quickly replaced, system re-filled and bled by my local independent specialist. Now for the past couple of months I...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    They dont last long do they ! trying to get a good deal on some Meyle HD ones . How tricky are they to fit road side ? As i believe the car front has to be loaded down etc before its all tightened up correctly etc ? cheers
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Quick query, are the upper radiator grille shutters an active component? Are they opened and closed via some kind of automatic actuator or is it a passive component and they're just forced open by the movement of the car through the air? If they are actuated how can I tell if they are working...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I recently flushed my coolant and after a short drive this hose started to expand and drip. I think that there is a air lock and that the hose is also dead. I have a new hose now but in order to replace it can I just drain the radiator or will I need to drain the entire block? It's the upper...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    My 1999 316i Compact has just had an MOT fail on the rear (front to rear upper brake pipe) corroded and advisory for lower pipe slightly corroded. Anyone out there done this job? Is there any major work involved ie fuel tank in the way etc,or is it straightforward? Thanks, Mick.
  10. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hello everyone, I am new here and your advise is very much NEEDED and very much appreciated. The original issue was/is ALL the timing chain guilds had collapsed as is common. My current challenge is in order to do m62 timing alignment, I know the crank pin key tool needs to go into flywheel...
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