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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I am a little confused, so please help. Is VDC same thing as Adaptive Suspension and if it is does it triggers via Sport/Comfort button next to the gear shifter? In other words, does COMFORT button indicates that the car is equipped with VDC/Adaptive Suspension? Research that I done...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Hi All. I've just bought a new G30 520D with Variable Damper Control. Overall I love the car - however the version that I had test-driven did not have the VDC, and I had been led to believe that this would provide a noticeable improvement to ride quality. But after a few days, I have to say -...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I have concluded that my fan assembly has given up the ghost. And believe, (Due to the corroded terminals) that is is the control unit on the fan assembly. Does anyone know if I can obtain a new control unit or do I have to replace the entire fan assembly with control unit? Thank you Arran
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    bmw e46 318i n42 fault code 2852 DME variable valve reference sensor what is that? can i test the sensor and is it the sensor on the engine head with round connector?
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, E46 2002 318i Radiator fan control module. The radiator fan runs only in one speed, car did not heat up but the AC stopped working due to high pressure. Did replaced with a used fan after checking the fan if it was working properly. ( used a scanner to activate the fan and it did work in...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    first off excuse my lack of knowledge. I have a 3 series, i had a low oil level light, so i added some oil a week or so before, it maybe completely unrelated i went to start the car after a day at work and the engine management light was on and the car was in limp mode. I drove to a local garage...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi all, I had a diagnostic test done on my 52 plate e46 saloon and it came back that there was a variable valve gear fault? any ideas how much this would cost and where abouts is this located in the engine? I only got the car Monday so I hope this is not going to be an expensive fix! any help...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Is it possible to reduce the fan speed when using the windscreen demister? If I try and reduce the speed it stops blowing on the windscreen, if I push it again it goes back to full speed blowing on the windscreen. I just want a gentle speed blowing on the windscreen constantly, rather than than...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Whenever i push my car hard, my car cuts power and flashes a multitude of warning lights in a short space of time and final only shows the orange engine light. I find myself having to wait for a couple of minutes before i can resume driving (now i dont exceed 100km/h). I have been told that this...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    You may be struggling to find one to test drive and you just want to know what all the fuss is about. As I have test driven both back to back in two 19" wheeled 520d's SE's, I thought I would share my experience. WITHOUT VDC: As a Driver:- Driving the car on good roads - pretty good ride and...
  11. BFuk Open Topic
    Driving down the m25 yesterday and saw signs for cameras but didnt see any, when i got to the m3 slip road a sign said end of variable speed limit? Does anyone know what the speed limit is? :frown
  12. General BMW Discussions
    If someone was to replace a variable vane turbo with a none variable vane turbo, what would be involved to make that happen? Discuss :D
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi all i am new to this forum and would like some advice, i have recently purchased a 2004 316 compact, on test drive it run brilliant, engine was responsive no issues at all, after about 4 hour running i turned it off and when i restarted the engine light and epl warning came on, the car went...
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Does anyone know what the variable rev limit should read at normal operating temperatures? Mine seems to sit at 4500 revs from 4000 - 4100 at cold but can increase over 4500 to around 4650 if standing and running - i haven't had chance to check the temp in the hidden menus yet but surely...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    just a quick question i have been having issues with my car and an intermittant power problem. The actucator arm on the turbo, how far should this move, and i take it it should return to its original possition smoothly? If there is a problem with the actuator, how easy is it to replace/ clean...
  16. BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Z3 (2000 2.0L) is sluggish when below 4000 rpm. Diagnostic readout says that the variable valve solenoids are sticking and recommends that I change them. Access is easy but at £65 a pop can I be sure that changing them will cure the fault? Could I strip and clean them first? Are there any...
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