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  1. 116i auto excessive oil usage

    General BMW Discussions
    I have an early 2013 116i auto. I purchased it with 36,000 miles on the clock, serviced by BMW. After 6 months and 6000 miles I needed to top up with a litre of oil. I’ve now done a further 2000 miles in 4 months and today had to top up with a litre again. I took the car back under warranty...
  2. Fuel compsumption bmw 535d usage

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all , Removed the swirl flaps the other week after owning the car a couple of weeks as a precaution , They were just covered little in the carbon build up and noticed that the slight oil film on the lower side of the engine is due to the spindle leakage on the flaps , But after covering a few...
  3. Oil usage & leak

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, Sorry to be back again with yet another problem but need some advice. I checked my oil in December before a trip and noticed it was bellow the minimum mark and not even registering yet no oil light came on, I topped it up and off we went. Some time later I could smell oil and noticed...
  4. Oil usage & leak

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, Sorry to be back again with yet another problem but need some advice. I checked my oil in December before a trip and noticed it was bellow the minimum mark and not even registering yet no oil light came on, I topped it up and off we went. Some time later I could smell oil and noticed...
  5. E46 Compact 316Ti oil usage

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Ive got a long journey to make tomorrow (Manchester to Norwich) so I just checked the oil and it was just under half. I checked it before I made the journey from Norwich and topped it up to just over 3 1\4 so it's used about a 1\4 in a month (I've probably done about 50 miles inbetween)...
  6. USB Ports Usage?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I recently bought a 2009 E-93 330d and still learning about the car. I know there are two USB ports, one in the glove box the other the centre console, I recently used the glove box port to upgrade the sat nav maps to 2016 spec and was instructed to use ONLY the glove box port as the console...
  7. Mobile Phone usage

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, my friend has just purchased a BMW 320D M sport X drive , registered 2014 and is having problems setting up his mobile phone via Bluetooth in that he doesn't seem to have a "delete" function to get rid of exisiting calls on the car system and old call history from his paired phone. Any...
  8. 2008 E88 120i Oil Usage and vaccum noise

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, Any one out there have any information on valve problems - massive oil usage and vaccum noise
  9. 4.4 V8.. Oil usage..

    General BMW Discussions
    Just wanting to know does the 4.4 V8 as in the 645, 545, 745 use much oil on average. I have a 645 and it uses a little oil and wondering if this is normal for this engine or have I an issue. Using around 1ltr per 1k miles
  10. Snap-in-adapter: usage instructions

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I wonder if anyone can help? I've just bought a snap-in-adapter for use with my iPhone 5 and BMW 640D (F13). I had imagined that when the phone is in the adapter, it would not need Bluetooth, since it's using a hard-wired connection. However, to my surprise there are no telephone functions...
  11. E90 Break Squeal after months of usage

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Guys, I had Textar break pads put on my E90 in February all four corners. I never had problems with Textar before, had them on my E46 before. After around 3 months usage they started squeaking like mad, only on breaking at little speeds however. If i press them hard, they stop squeaking...
  12. 330i oil usage.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, First post on here, so hopefully it's in the correct area. Need some advice about my 330i. It's using quite an amount of oil, around half a litre every 300 miles or so. I had a look on the web and the most common suggestion was the CCV valve, I've now replaced that, including all the...
  13. Excessive Oil Usage

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, recently joined and I know this has been covered many times but can't seem to pinpoint my problem. Can't get to a BMW dealer till Dec 22 owing to them being heavily booked for services. Recently bought a 2008 320i in superb one owner condition. Full Service Books at a BMW Dealer...
  14. 2003 E46 320d SE - Jack point usage

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all I've got a sneaking suspicion that a well know company who come and fit tyres for you on your own drive have broken my E46. I had all 4 tyres done - the chap who came used only the front jack point to lift the entire side of the vehicle up and to do both tyres at the same time. When I...
  15. Fuel usage and mpg

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all I filled the tank and it's now on a millimetre under 3/4 of a tank and I done a 177.9 mile trip today mostly motorway at 70mph Is this normal fuel usage and mpg as loads of people on Facebook are disagreeing ???? It's a e39 530i sport 2001 Nearly 147000 miles Sorry wrong picture was...
  16. BMW 330 Ci Warning Lights Activated & Speedo and Fuel usage gauge stopped working.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, Without reason the following lights have activated:- ABS Light (ABS) DSC Light (Triangle with exclamation) DBC Light (Circle with exclamation) This was followed by the speedo not working and the fuel consumption gauge? Any ideas please? Thanks :confused
  17. Maf sensor temp reading high/causing high fuel usage?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, I have had my 2003 325Ci checked out by a well experienced BMW mechanic for high fuel usage. My car is getting around 20-22 MPG. I have read on here that most of you get around 27-29MPG. The mechanic told me that no faults were found, but the MAF sensor was showing the air inlet temp to...
  18. E39 oil usage question

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Got a 2001 E39 525i auto. It eats oil (1l every 500 miles or so) although I'm not sure where its going. Doesn't seem to be burning it and I've fixed the rocker cover gasket which was leaking. Anyhoo.... how prone are these engines to crank/end damage if the oil gets low? I know oil...
  19. 530d e60 oil level and usage??

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, i always keep an eye out on my oil level but i checked it today whilst the car was cold and on the dipstick, one side of the dipstick was at the max level and the other side seemed at around the half way mark...weird i know, why would this happen, any ideas??? so i checked it after a...
  20. BMW X5 2002 E53 4.4i - OBC usage without the genuine head unit.

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hey all, I tried searching for a similar topic, but couldn't find anything. So I apologize if I've missed it! I have a BMW X5 2002 4.4i and I'm loving it. Just recently I had the original head unit changed with non-genuine one. My question is - is it possible to use/program my OBC without the...
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