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  1. Tyres slightly worn...

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    This gave me quite a shock today... The driver’s side one isn’t much better either. I fitted these less than 2 years ago, just after I had all the control arms and tie rods replaced and a 4 wheel Hunter alignment. They’ve only covered about 10,000miles since then and I had no advisories on my...
  2. Driving with worn shocks and struts

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Does driving with almost worn shocks and struts put more wear on the other suspension parts, besides experiencing crappy ride quality?
  3. clattering rear Brake Pads. Been told Worn Carriers are the cause

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi... I have clattering read brake pads which is very annoying. I have been told the from garage that the cause is worn Carriers. They said they have tried 3 different makes of pad and all are doing the same. Do any of you share the opinion? Looking at real oem listing for the rear brake it...
  4. E60/61 530D Can the vacuum pump make a tapping noise when worn?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My E61 530D has developed a tapping noise from the top end of the engine, and I am trying to work out what is causing it. It taps at half engine speed, so camshaft speed, it sounds similar to a slack tappet. I have heard that various things might be the cause, including a worn tappet, faulty...
  5. new to the forum, worn wiper linkage

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    hi guys just joined up, ive had a go at searching to see if i could find a previous post (im sure there will be one) ive not found anything yet, but thought id post here incase anyone could point me in the right direction i was recently given an e34 525i auto by a lady who inherited the car...
  6. X5 drive shaft splines worn?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hello everybody, pulling out of a junction today my 4.6is made a bit of a banging noise and now makes a hellish noise when it's in drive, reverse or where I rolled to a stop in neutral. To be honest I though the gear box had gone but after a look online it looks more to me like the splines on...
  7. BMW 123d, Brake pad worn warning indicator, PLEASE HELP!

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi everyone, new to this forum. I recently bought a car from a private seller, a BMW 123d Coupe M Sport, 2011, 57k miles on clock. Car is in great condition and I had not problems until this morning when some warning lights came on. I had (in red) a car with a ramp, as well as the circle with...
  8. 19" part worn tyres Hampshire (225, 235 & 255 19's)

    Alloy wheels and tyres for sale
    All located in Fareham PO15, Hampshire Pair of of 225 35 19 Continental Sport Contact 5's both are in great shape with 4mm even wear across both tyres, no damage or repairs £50 Pair of 255 30 19 Kinforest (budget) min tread 4mm & max 6mm on both, no damage or repairs £40 ​ Single 235 35 19...
  9. E92 headlight switch worn back to white plastic

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, recently joined and have decided on the motor for me, was swaying between few different e92 variants, but have found the one for me. Just one query, not sure if it's a common problem. The car has done 79k miles, is 2007, and car is clean, drives well and leather seats look good, as does...
  10. rear speed sensor, all worn? have a look?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Ok so i removed the wheel sensor problem that seems to cacusing my abs light and flat tyre warning lights, so removed the spped senor to have a look and the end is really all worn away and can see the metal beneath the plastic, so i assume its knackered i do have a brand new one here and also a...
  11. Please help. Problem due to worn shock absorber?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello guys. I drive a 2006 730d and want to post here because of how active this forum is. Please help me identify the problem with the following 3 symptoms below. I think it might be the shock absorber but not sure. - Every time i floor it in the wet or damp ground, the rear left wheel loses...
  12. E60 handbrake notches worn and rumble when in neutral

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All. So I have literally done 20 miles in my new 530d well 58 plate. The handbrake was terrible so adjusted at the rear, however it's still not good. Now I realise I only have 5 notches the rest have worn away. Just wondered if anyone has changed the lever before and where to get one etc...
  13. E61 2007 Panoramic Roof - Removal and Service due to worn / damaged cables / and idiot owner

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Before I start this - Pending a couple dry days of weather.................. was wondering if anyone has had or done similar - My E61 Moon Roof is playing up - Wont fully retract - Wont Tilt / Vent - The Blind only go's back half way - its royally Goosed - Had the drive motor out and the teeth...
  14. Inside edge of the tyre on the worn to metal mesh

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Need advice on what would be possible cause. Today I took my vehicle to BMW garage as i was getting excessive vibration on steering. They found, driver side tyre had torn and even mettle mesh was visible. Though I have now changed the tyres i am bit worried now. What could be possible cause...
  15. F31 330d Xdrive 2013 Tyres worn out 10400miles

    General BMW Discussions
    F31 330d Xdrive 2013 10,400 Miles. First service today which reports warning Tire wear front offside at 4mm remaining front nearside 3mm remaining. I am advised that BMW recommends replacement at 3mm. Rear tires no warning given. Wow this is a shock to me as the car has been driven lightly...
  16. Buying a e90 330d with a worn clutch bearing. Advice???

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, currently looking at purchasing a e90 330d saloon (or 320d if the right one appears!) but have rung the dealer and he has said (or mistakenly heard me and give up the goods) that the clutch bearing is gone in it hence the lower price. He says there is a loud noise but it drives fine. Can...
  17. E70 X5 washer hose worn

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi. I've got a 2007 e70 x5 The drivers side wiper arm has been rubbing against and made a hole in the washer hose that feeds up next to the bonnet hinge taped to several wires. Anybody else ever suffered with this? I'm trying to work out what to do. I'm thinking that I'll just cut out the...
  18. X1 tyre worn on inside but over 6mm left on outside

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, I took my X1 in for a end of warranty checkup (vehicle is almost 3 years old) The technician brought to my attention the state of one of the front tyres (offside) Well worn on the inside of the wheel. I couldn't compare it against the other front wheel as it was recently changed...
  19. e36 worn clear coat?? should i DA?

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi guys I'm looking to wash and DA my bmw with meguiars ultimate compound tomorrow though I'm worried about these few blemishes... I've not got a paint thickness gauge so do they look like faided clear coat? If so I should stay well away with the DA Thanks
  20. E38 2.8 Worn rear subframe bushes

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi this is my 1st post after buying my 1998 2.8 which so far has not missed a beat. Its my 3rd BMW having previously owned a 540 and a 330 club sport. Have to say there's not a huge difference between the 2.8 and the 540 crusing round town which is a pleasant surprise. The E38 is far far far...
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