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  1. General BMW Discussions
    On my previous car once I switched on the ignition I got a message on a cold morning "Pre-heating please wait". When the message went off the screen I then started the car. On my current BMW the message does not come on the screen until I start the car and so I can't wait before starting. Is...
  2. Introductions
    Hello All, Have been with toyotas for 20+ years. Great cars but I want now some va-va-voum. First time buyer of a BMW and I have to say I am a bit scared as my neighbour's BMW broke with a snapped belt/chain ??? 10K GBP to fix a car bought 2 years ago at 17K GBP ! Anyway looking forward to...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    Been a while since I've been on here.. but thought I'd share the news of my new car ;):D I've just ordered a new BMW M135i LCI.. can't wait for it to arrive. I kept the options light and only opted for the following paid options as it came fairly well specced as standard over my old 2013 F20...
  4. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi. I've got two issues with my x3 diesel that I hope someone can help me with 1. Starting- I find that if I try to start engine as normal, it is reluctant, but if I leave key turned once for 30secs it's better to start. Is a glow plug replacement required do you think? 2. More seriously and...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I want to remove it, pour in some gasoline and shake it until oil sludge dissolves. Is it possible? I have seen ccv unit only on pictures and do not know how it works.
  6. Introductions
    My name is jonnie im from manchester , ive owned audis and vw mainly but the 330d estate has tempted me to join bmw , i pick her up on the 25th and want to get modding straight away lol .. im loking at the lci lights ive already found a boot and lights , but im looking for harnesses and coding...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Though I will share the following: I just purchased this vehicle after it stood for 3 years at a business. I was told that the auto transmission was faulty. I replaced the battery and she started right up. After about 5 minutes when engine reached operating temperature the engine just cuts out...
  8. Introductions
    hi all, i did the thing with leaving the key in with one turn for an hour still says code wait.( do i need to turn the radio off?) we would love to have sounds in the most perfect (otherwise) car. can anyone help?
  9. Introductions
    Hi my name is John and just wanting to say hello ?? I have a bmw 330ci m sport 51 plate e46 in silva This is my first bmw and my first rear wheel driven car and cant wait to get to know you guys ?! i have a few probs with it so will be on here quite a bit and also love to meet up and help...
  10. E36
    Hi to all,,, After many sleepless nights wanted one for so long,,, i decided today to go and bloody get one,,, , i had spent so long messing around with my 320i saloon, i just lost interest...... So my new car as follows......... and my new project starts!! E36 328i coupe sport in cosmos...
  11. Introductions
    Hi all, Well got my 04 320 ci sport a few weeks ago and must admit it aint as quick as I would lime but god its smooth and looks the dogs so I can live with the compromise, wanted a 330 but couldn't find one in my price bracket with the spec I wanted but well happy with what I got :-) Still...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    Hi I am new to the forums and bmw's, and have seen a really nice 335d se that I want to buy, But I am wondering if i should wait for a car with the m sport package is it that much better handling wise? . Thanks for your help:)
  13. Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I thought I'd have a look at what it looks like on steelies without the covers. What do you guys think? I'm swaying toward the steelies as the plates are quite 'old man' (so I have been told), but I dont want it to look tatty?
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys, I have a big doubt. Please help me with it. I am coming from an old school - I have always waited some time before shutting down the motor to give some time for the turbos (I have two now) to slow down before turning dry. Nowadays with my BM I am doing the same. It however explodes my...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    Okay so I need to vent some excitment. I'm going to pick up a 330Clubsport in the morning (all being well) I've sorted all the insurance etc etc - ready for some driving pleasure! I'm hoping it will be a massive improvement on my current Astra diesel!:cool
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Guys, help please 1. WAIT code on... when code ont take..I have inputted correct 4 digit code correctly but unit will not accept it. When the WAIT code come on I have left it the correct time and the key on etc but when - - - - reappears tried again, more than once ... still no joy.. Q...
  17. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    After putting a new battery in the compact and starting it after 6 months I entered the radio code and the wait message came up. It has remained on since. Any help appreciated
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    yeah ok its only new wishbones and new bushes, but this car certainly scares me at fast speeds especially motorways, on everycorner ive had to back off, coz when i steer into the corner it felt like it wasnt going to go round as it should felt really light front end. after taking it to the...
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