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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    E61 520d. Hi, off on holiday, (Cornwall - Newquay) and something wrong with the car. So I'm currently stressing! Took the car out earlier, and was going downhill, around 60mph, noticed when braking I had a bit of a shudder/shake in steering wheel. My first thought was pads, but there's no...
  2. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Only had my 520i se bmw nearly 3 weeks,got advised that a so called company are good at scratch & general touch up! Wish I hadn't gone through with it,bloke who came out had only worked for this company 3 months and the car looks worse now! The same bloke is being sent out again on Monday the...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I've just joined the forum as I purchased an E92 325I Manual with 54k on Saturday. Checking out the car before I bought it, I didn't really notice this diesel like engine sound. As I got home I heard a diesel type of sound that might even be louder than a new type of diesels bmw has...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello, I replaced my drivers door actuator today as it wasn't working with the button and I had to use the key every time to lock/unlock the door. All was fine when testing the door locking/unlocking after fitment. Just popped out to the shops and when I came back to my car it would not work...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    As you from the UK have more experience with this i am posting this here. I have had some problems with Power, so i changed the LMM (MAF) to a Pierburg, Put in a new pressure converter (pierburg), new vacuum hoses, cleaned all pipes etc and in the end i noticed my MAP sensor being very dirty...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, This is my first thread on these forums and hopefully somebody can assist me in this problem I have :) I have a 2001 E46 316ti compact 1.8. The old girl has been round the clock at 131k but has a strong service history. 1. Just the other day I started her up and noticed a rough...
  7. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    ive had poor reception since I had the car. The original head unit wasnt connected when I removed and there is nno normal bmw connection just a long cable attached to part of the unit. I connected it to my aftermarket and I got some but not great reception Ive tried replacing the diversity...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all is this the norm? the gauge on the dash seems to fly over to off the scale rather too easy now!:frown
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Everyone - this is my first post, so I have undoubtably got something wrong already.......... Bought a mid mileage E46 for my better half so she could have reliable quality motoring.. sadly not. After replacing front suspension and just about every component of the cooling system (parts had...
  10. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, I have had a 2003 745i for about 4 weeks now and have noticed a lumpy idle when cold which over the last week or so has got worse. Now, even when the engine has warmed up, there is still an intermittent misfire. I also get the engine warning light illuminated and the warning not to...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    Whats "wrong" with this picture? (ready for abuse)
  12. BFuk Open Topic
    Morning Chaps, . well - the thread title sets the mood. . eight year olds cage fighting :eek and it's on You Tube, too. and ,when one of the little kiddies breaks down in tears, the 21st centuries answer to bear/badger baiting & **** fighting is defended by some w*nker saying, "well - there's no...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    E46 320ci Sport - Wheel Alignment Results - Verify as car is worse I would like a second opinion on the wheel alignment I have had from fellow land members. I used http://www.alignmycar.co.uk to find a local family run outfit to do the work. Quick Overview - Right Hand drive 2003 E46 320ci...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    I'm currently still to do a brim-brim on my 330Cd to check consumption and do some real research. But I *think* when I look at the economy meter, at 70mph and < 2000 rpm, in 6th it's at about 40mpg and at ~2300 rpm, in 5th it seems to be nearer 50mpg Is this an illusion or should I have it...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hesitation / dip in power pulling away even when the traction control off the problem has got worse the car was idling in traffic and went off a cylinder! it stayed off intil i pulled over and stopped and restarted the car not good the hesitation is not everytime at feels like the traction...
  16. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I changed the PCV on the rear of the manifold today which thankfully seems to have cured the white smoke on start up but has also made the misfire and lumpy idle worse. I've checked the hoses best I can and cant find any split's or leaks. Is there something I could have missed?
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