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Questions tagged [bmw]

A luxury German auto & motorcycle maker producing such vehicles as 330i, 540i & x5

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Is it possible to reset a modified Airbag Control Unit to factory default?

I discovered my BMW E46 320d has been in a small crash and the airbag was deployed. The previous owner didn't fix it correctly and reused the airbag and modified the Airbag Control Unit (probably just ...
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what happens if different sized tires are rotated wrong

I had a worn tire (Bridgestone run flat) replaced at the same place I always go for services for my BMW 328i and found out that a few months before the same place had previously rotated my tires wrong ...
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Uneven tire tread causing worrisome traction problems - wlll this fix it?

I'm running a set of staggered run-flat Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's on my RWD. Fronts are 225/40//19, rears are 255/35/19. I've been driving with the passenger rear tire much newer than the rest ...
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Oil in the cooling reservoir

I have milky white oil in the cooling reservoir. The vehicle in question is a BMW 318i and was bought 5 days ago. What would be the most like cause?
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BMW 520D M Sport 2008 - Loses power then fails to start shortly after

First had this issue 6 months ago, Engine slowly stalled then when attempting to restart it died out after 10-15 seconds of running with some smoke coming from the front of the engine. Diagnosis was ...
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Liquid noise after opening coolant cap while warm

Today I got the message the coolant level is low, checked when cold, it was below the minimum. I made the mistake of partially opening the coolant cap while engine temp was halfway to its operating ...
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What would be the implications of building a E36 320i engine into a E36 318i body?

i have 2 BMW E36’s. 1. 1993 320i 2. 1996 318i I want to put the 320i in the 318i body? Would this be possible. What is the key things i should keep in mind?
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BMW diesel takes ages to bite in first after driving for a while

I have recently bought a bmw 2011 5 series diesel. After driving for more than 2 or 3 hours consecutively, first gear takes ages to bite and vibrates a lot while it is biting. This means I have to ...
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Swapping transmission 98-99 possible

I’m wondering if my 99 Bmw 528i transmission with a bad engine can be a potential doner for a 98 bmw 528i with a good engine bad transmission help so I jump on the purchase before it’s to late
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BMW 318i loud rattling noise and wont start

See here for background info: https://www.reddit.com/r/legaladvice/comments/9tioux/brought_car_from_dealer_and_stopped_working_on/ But essentially I brought a new car that stopped working on the way ...
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BMW e83/2008 X3 rear wheels skidding at low speed turns

After replacing worn gear in transfer case actuator servo motor, I noticed that rear wheels appear to be skidding on dry surface when I try to brake or accelerate at low speeds with steering wheel ...
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BMW 318d 2006 e90 Starting Problem

I recently got this problem where my BWM sometimes does not turn over after i try to start it, I hear a click noise and the car does not turnover, then i try few more times until it starts, I just ...
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BMW 328i 2012 black smoke from exhaust

I got my BMW recently where the previous owner did not drive the car for a while not less than 2 month but noticed when accelerating black smoke was coming out of the exhaust should this make me worry
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BMW x3 triad of lights + AirBag and LowTire light

2008 BMW X3 started to have low tire pressure light on all the time despite all tires looking visually ok. And, besides that, occasionally, when I step on accelerator there is a beep and ABS, BRAKE, ...
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BMW 318d 2006 E90 - DPF Filter?

I have a BMW 318d 2006, and it has been acting weird for a couple of days now, I have researched that some of the 318d have DPF filters and some Don't, my problem is where I drive to work 200km there ...
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2001 bmw 325ci auto transmission

I have a 2001 BMW 325ci with an auto transmission. My problem is that when I put it in gear it only goes in reverse but not forward. In forward it only revs up. My engine light is on and says my cam ...
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2017 BMW Alignment problems

2017 BMW X1 - front tire blew out and when inspected the mechanic advised a special shim was needed to set the right front camber setting . BMW dealership did not know what I was talking about when I ...
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Torque converter issue?

My car is a BMW 5 series with the ZF8 automatic transmission. It doesn't shift perfectly - jerks a bit in all gears shifted in the first drive of the day, for around 10 miles then it becomes much ...
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Can I use a BMW round 20 pin to OBD II adapter with a OBD II scanner?

I'm looking to buy an e30 or e36 BMW and 99% of those don't have an OBD II port because they were made prior to 1996 but they all have the BMW round 20 pin I believe. I came across this adapter:and I ...
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Sidewall damage on run flats from curb. Do I need to replace the tire?

I just replaced all 4 run flats on my BMW less than 2 weeks ago. This afternoon while parking, we ran into part of the curb that is sticking out from the recent rain/flooding, which I hadn’t noticed....
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Bmw x5 4.8i Bluetooth switch does not activate

I recently bought a fairly used BMW x5 4.8i. While going over its features, I came across Bluetooth phone connectivity. I tried pairing my phone, and it directed me to Bluetooth settings where I'm ...
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What's the safe RPM range for a car?

I'm going on a holiday, with my 2008 BMW 116i (122HP). The redline is at about 6500rpm, but i don't know exactly. Driving at highway speeds, the engine revs are around 3500rpm. Is this safe for the ...
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Need help hacking a solution to a bmw e61 (2007 530xi wagon) rear air suspension failure

I brought the car to a shop to have the front struts replaced because I didn't have time to do it, and when I get it back, the rear suspension is completely deflated. I take a look and (it had rained)...
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Another car hit my car, impact was mostly to front wheel and fender

Hi i got hit hard on wheel and tire, alignment is off, both front wheels point in diff directions, can the be fixed to oem perfection, or is the car a write off, 2018 Bmw M4 ? Other parties insurance ...
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Car keeps breaking fuel injectors?

Ok so i'm having quiet a strange issues with one of my cars (08 X5 E70 4.8L V8) that may be worth discussing. It seems to keep "blowing" through injectors on only one bank. Suddenly i noticed CEL and ...
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Post CAT O2 sensors disagree

2008 BMW M3, 125,000mi, the ODB Readiness monitor for the O2 sensor won't become ready. I replaced the two post-CAT O2 sensors and I'm still seeing the two sensors disagree. One is showing rich and ...
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Removing Cylinders from engine block

Trying to take apart my bmw n51 motor for fun and not trying to rebuild it becuase it toast. Took evetthing atchatchet to block off and finaly got the cylinder head off. The big end bearing is exposed ...
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What damage can you cause by a parking lot collision without visible dents?

Couple of days ago my car was parked in front of another car. Given that I needed more space to get out of the parking spot, I drove backwards and hit the front of the car behind me. I got out of the ...
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What happens with excess coolant after performing BMW electrical cooling system bleed?

I replaced a leaking hose on my BMW X3 2008 and attempted to bleed the cooling system according to these instructions. Do not open the coolant expansion tank cap during the venting procedure. ...
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BMW X1 X Drive 2017

Bought the car new on March 1st 2017 from local Strastone Dealer, Derby. Having done 14,000 miles there is excessive wear on the front tyres outer edges. They are Perelli P Zero 225/50 R18 99W ( Not ...
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BMW E90 M sport [duplicate]

I have 320i e90 BMW. It has an engine light on. Machine says camshaft sensor exhaust. The sensor was replaced but the light with the same fault remained. The changed two vanos,vanos solenoids and ...
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Replacement of tyres on a BMW X1 XLINE

My car is fitted with pirelli tyres of size 225/50/R18 when taken delivery of the vehicle. The tyre has been creating frequent problems like bursting, punctures etc even on highways. Can I replace ...
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Disconnected sensor harness and car is now leaking coolant. Related?

A mechanic replaced BMW X3 2008 cracked coolant reservoir. Car was running fine for several months. Recently "low coolant level" light came back on. I refilled it with more coolant. However, now it ...
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BMW 118i N46 - spark plugs & car battery recommendation

I recently bought a 2006 BMW 118 (E87) and I want to change the spark plugs as well as the battery cause the previous owner has installed an LPG system. I don't plan on removing it because where I am ...
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BMW e46 328i pulley noise?

I have a 2000 BMW e46 328i (automatic). Recently, it has started making a noise when in drive or reverse, but not in neutral or park. It seemed to only do this when cold but now seems to do it all the ...
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Bmw325i I put 89 instead of 93 HELL

I put 87 instead of 93 it said silver or ultimate smh I didn't put regular gas thou .. now when I'm at red lights my car shakes a lot loud humming noise
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BMW E46 indicators not working

Car: BMW E46 3-series 318i (1998-2005 model) I recently returned from working abroad for four weeks. Unfortunately I had to leave my car parked on the street for the duration (I usually do this two ...
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2013 BMW electronic oil level check fails to complete

My wife's car is a 2013 BMW 335i with M-Sport package. The engine has no dipstick so the only way to check the oil level is using the menu-driven display. However, this never completes. ...
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laser headlights in BMW?

I heard they were making some laser headlights a while back but then I heard they were banned in the U.S is it still banned or are they used around now?
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Advantages of installing a bigger exhaust or two pipe exhaust when upgrading to a bigger engine

I recently installed a 328i engine on my BMW E36 320i. Now I know that E36 328i come with a bigger exhaust with two openings, not sure if they are dual pipes. But the 320i come equipped with a smaller ...
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What do the BMW engine naming conventions represent?

I have always assumed the BMW vehicle naming conventions represented the engine size, e.g. a BMW 118d suggests it's a 1 series model with a 1.8 litre diesel engine and similarly a 320i suggests it's a ...
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Tire sidewall damage from a pothole on the highway

I recently got a new car (bmw x1 2018) and couple nights ago, i hit a massive pothole on the high way. You should know that this is a leased vehicle and BMW wanted 2000+$ for rim and tire insurance ...
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03 BMW 540I M package Charging System issue

I purchased this vehicle in October 17, 90 thousand original miles 3 different owners according to carfax. Car was in perfect condition, I personally kept in garage and rarely got out for the first ...
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BMW X5 E53 - Bord computer / AWD issues

Last week we bought a used car (BMW X5 E53 3.0L Diesel) from a private person. It looked fine and there seemed to be no major issue, only the regularly oil service was due. On our way home the 4x4 ...
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Does the E90 320i 2006 use the same Coils and O2 sensors as the E90 328i?

I'm looking on eBay for replacement parts for my E90 320i 2006, but I can't find anything for it. In the results I always find replacement parts for the 325i, 328i, etc., but not for my 320i 2006. I ...
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DSC Module Bleeding on 2004 BMW X5

After repairing leaking of the two rear brake lines and losing a lot of fluid and introducing air into the system, I'm no longer able to bleed the same two lines. virtually no fluid comes out the ...
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Car stalling after rack and pinion replacement

I need help. I just had the rack and pinion replaced,it is rebuilt, on my 2001 325i BMW. Now it has a very rough idle and is stalling. Stalls at slow speed or when moving off. I returned to the ...
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bmw 323i not starting

is there a special hidden reset switch or button in a 2001 bmw 323i to get the car to turn over and start after having the negative cable disconnected then reconnected? The most it does is 3 clicks ...
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Motor Vehicle key detection

I am creating a system whereby when a key is inserted to the ignition cylinder of a car without the my knowledge i am notified. Am ok with the whole preocess except how to actualize the detection part....
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What is this loud clacking engine sound from 2001 BMW 325i E46?

This car is a 2001 BMW 325i E46 with 150k miles. Well maintained and seen by a specialist mechanic in the last month. Loud hollow rattle/clacking sound just started. Persists stopping and ...