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Upper radiator hose smoking

Steam coming out of the hose where upper radiator hose connects to the radiator. Hose itself has no damage just seems to steam from where it connects to the radiator. Car overheating
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Clicking BMW E36

I have a 1995 BMW E36 with an M50B20TU engine. When I turn on the ignition, but don’t try and start the car, I hear a regular clicking noise, which I believe is coming from the solenoid shown on ...
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UK specific - MOT failure due to rusted body sill (BMW E46) [closed]

My car just failed MOT due to rusted body sill around a jack point area. Click here to see the video of the problem uploaded on youtube. Questions What job does it need done? Is it necessary for ...
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BMW E90 2005, 318D to 320 engine question

I am owner of BMW 320d e90 2005 sedan. My car's engine had to be replaced, so I found another car which has the same engine but is technically 318d. Can you tell me if I can swap the engines without ...
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Steering angle is several degrees off on the steering rack - 2014 BMW F01

I have a 2014 BMW F01 (750d xDrive). It keeps pulling to the right and I initially thought the car needed an alignment. I got an alignment at a local shop, but the problem persisted. I went to the ...
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Turning on rear defroster makes idle RPM stutter

I have an e46 BMW and I recently noticed a problem which hasn't occurred before. While at a stop if I turn on the rear window defroster I notice that the engine idle RPM starts to stutter (goes down a ...
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Rattling noise after break pad, disk and caliper change

I own a BMW 3 series 2008 318i. I got my rear break pad and disks changed as well as the caliper changed on the rear left 2 days ago. A day later driving home i noticed rattling noises coming from ...
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How to reset airbag system for Bmw 2006 325i e90?

I had an accident and my airbags enabled and i changed airbag unit and now i have some errors for airbag system and seat belts. How to fix them to disappear ?
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Are my cats bad? — secondary O2 sensor voltage

I have a 2002 BMW M3, and I've been trying to track down a poor fuel economy issue for quite some time now. My long term fuel trims are high (+7%-10%), and when I had the car on the dyno a couple ...
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Is driving a BMW 330e with only the gas engine detrimental to the car?

I have my eyes on a 2018 330e. But, it would take about 3 months to get the approval from my HOA to install the charger in the parking garage. Would it be detrimental to this car to drive it ...
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BMW X1 Timing Chain

I have done the BMW Service in dealer's service center in Nov, I heard noise sound from Engine after service, and there are weird behavior such has small and small from vent. Before the service, ...
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BMW E46 320D Battery Replacement

My 5 year old battery is dying, and I'm looking for a replacement. When this one was fitted, the car wasn't mine yet. There's also no label on the top with some details. Therefore, I wanted to know ...
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Jack points for a 2001 BMW X5

I know of 4 jack points (2 just behind the front wheels and 2 just in front of the rear wheels) that fit the scissor jack which comes with the vehicle. I want to raise the back of the car and put jack ...
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BMW Transmission light errors

Good morning! I have a BMW E46 that has been showing me a dash light light on ABS DSC Parking Brake light. When driving it will bring gear light when changing from 2 to 3 it we then enter safe mode ...
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Automatic Gearbox switch with engine off

I have an automatic bmw e90 2005 - 320d. I've been driving it for quite a while now, and few days ago i noticed something which I could not find info, and not certain if is okay. With the car in P ...
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coolant query bmw

i know this can be a pretty generic question and would apply to all cars but I'm no mechanic so here it goes. i have a bmw 318 2007. I have recently topped the coolant up correctly so the float rises ...
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BMW 316i (2013) - Start remotely using smart phone

I would like to start my car remotely using some smartphone app. The reason is I live in Dubai and the temperatures here are crazy, when I leave office or any where else, the interior of the car is ...
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Car doesn't cold start on first go

Model: BMW 330i E46 (6 Cyl) Port Fuel Injection New spark plugs, old coils New fuel filter (and regulator) Problem: On a cold start, the engine will crank, fire and turn over by itself for about 1 ...
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BMW 118i (2006), Car stopped in Midde of the road and won't start

Had frequently many problems with car. I will start with the noise coming from the engine when it was cooled down(especially in the morning). Once it get warm the noise faded away. Few months ago it ...
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Bmw N52N Lambda probes madness

Owner of a BMW E60 523i LCI Automatic (N52N engine. aka N52k). 105000 Kms on the clock. The error codes below after deletion, re-appear after 300~400 Kms. It is theoritically impossible for 4 lambda ...
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BMW manual transmission slow to accelerate but only in certain gears

After a service where the engine computer was replaced, I've noticed that certain gears are not behaving normally. 2nd, 4th and 6th behave normally: if I have my foot down on the gas pedal, it ...
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BMW36 weird high pitched whistle

so My E36 3.1.8i has been making this weird high pitched rattling whistle which sounds like it is coming from either around where the flywheel would be placed is hard to tell exactly where it is ...
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Properly diagnose coolant leak after head gasket repair?

I bought a BMW E46 330Ci (M54 3.0L Engine) that was not properly maintained. It was leaking coolant and sputtering white smoke and water from the engine (didn't sound smooth). Coolant pipes were also ...
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My BMW X5 transmission shift from D to N in long brakes time. Is any problem?

My BMW X5 transmission shifts from D to N in long brakes time. Is any problem ? Same time I stop for long time and the shift in D. After that shift go to N. Is that ok ? Edit 1: Yeah the shift ...
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Anyone knows what's the name of this component?

Car BMW N13B16 316i Anyone knows what's the name of this component which connected 3 pipes? that part seems leaking engine oil, I'd like to replace it but don't know what's the name.
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Any spare wheel/tire inside BMW i3?

Does BMW i3 has any spare wheel/tire in the car or in the trunk? If not, is there any recommended way to carry a spare wheel/tire inside the car? See related discussions here: https://...
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BMW i3 Range-Extended REx exhaust pipe? But where?

I have a similar puzzle regarding: the BMW i3 Range-Extended REx exhaust pipe, where is it? See also, https://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=197 BMW i3 is an electric car, so the exterior ...
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BMW jumping to park at stop

My BMW X1 (2013, 2.0L Turbo) occasionally jumps to Park when I'm stopped at a light. It happens whether the auto engine start/stop function is on or off. I then have to put the car in drive again to ...
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Suspension spring coil snapped at bottom, Is it safe to drive short distance

Hi before i start i have seen this question, Is it safe to drive a car that has a broken suspension spring? But My problem is a bit different I sat into My BMW 320d 2006 and heard a weird loud noise, ...
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BMW 316i (2013) iDrive - How to add GPS and Nav software to BMWs iDrive

I have a mid-option BMW 316i (2013). Which means that it has an iDrive display LCD in middle of the dash, which has Bluetooth/AUX/USB and other stuff but it does not have navigation and obviously no ...
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Can someone help to find the root cause of this oil leak?

I am trying to locate the root cause from where this engine is leaking oil so that I can buy all the right gaskets. What confuses me is that highest spot where the oil traces are visible is around ...
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Dual beam from a H1?

Recently killed my old headlight (Single H4) when it came loose and melted the housing... So I bought this until I find something I like more: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Street-Fighter-Motorcycle-...
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Bmw lights random turn on at night

Light turn on randomly at night help https://youtu.be/Anxs2ciMMpY Help !!!
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Instrument cluster swap between a 96 BMW Z3 and a 96 BMW E36 318i?

I recently got an instrument cluster replacement off eBay for a 1996 318i for a friend. The link has been provided below. But something I noticed is that the E36 318i has a MPG gauge while the cluster ...
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Electrical issue on throttle press - BMW 328i

So i have a BMW 328i that is having an electrical issue, It seems whenever the throttle is pressed the lights on the dash light up and power to the A/C, Radio, and cooling fan get disconnected. The ...
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Recommended gasoline types for BMW i3 — store gasolines to extend the range

What are the recommended gasoline types for BMW i3 2014 or BMW i3 2015? I search online for a while, but I am not sure what are the types of gasoline we can use for BMW i3 2014 or BMW i3 2015? Is it ...
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What does this dash warning mean? 2006 BMW 325i

I couldn't find this symbol in my manual. I was hoping someone else knew what that light meant? I'm not a mechanic, I would just rather diagnose the issue myself than take it to the dealership (...
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2003 BMW M3 E46 Stalls in 1st Gear

I just bought a 2003 e46 Bmw M3 coupe with a manual transmission. i drove it from Chicago to Tennessee and it did fine until i got into tennessee. Now it wants to stall out in 1st gear. It starts ...
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BMW E70 CCC DVD and CD player supported formats

Please help me to find which formats support DVD reader and CD reader of BMW X5 E70 3.0d 2008 with CCC multimedia system.
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Do I have a vaccum leak or fuel delivery problem? [Fuel Trim Data]

Car is a 2003 BMW z4 2.5i. SES light on with lean codes P0171 and P0174.O2 sensors seem to oscillate fine at idle. Couldn't find any vacuum leak using the cigar smoke test method. Cleaned Mass airflow ...
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BMW 320D SE 2008 model make buzzing and clicking sounds whilst locking & unlocking doors

I am new here! I did the search but I can't find an answer on my question. I have e90 320d 177hp 2008 model. When I lock or unlock the doors or even when I open the door I hear a buzzing & ...
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Car shaking and almost stalling when stopping/very low rpm

BMW 318Ci e46, automatic transmission. This started happening after the alternator failed and got replaced. This only occurs when stopping with gear on and rpm drops very low. Absolutely no problems ...
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Exhaust white smoke heavy now won't start 2001 325i BMW

smoke think from exhaust now won't start BMW 325 I 2001 brought recently from private owner
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2007 bmw 318i on red temp gauge within 5 minutes of starting

On start up is fine but within 5 minutes on red temp gauge, have checked oil water coolant doesn’t appear to have any leaks
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BMW P0171 & P0174

So i have a BMW 328i with roughly about 155k miles, no drivability issues. However as soon as the car gets decently low on gas, the car starts to act up by surging and eventually stalling out as if it ...
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Z3 Woofer Getting an RPM Signal: Thump Thump etc

The car is a 2000 2.8 z3. The audio system is basically original, HK, with a woofer in the center console between the seats. The problem is that the woofer in the center console is getting a speed ...
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What is the purpose of high pressure service port in cars ? Can we charge refrigerant into the system by high side service port?

I have read on internet and in Tesla Model S service manual book that we can charge refrigerant by high pressure service port (with gas charging machines or another way) as long as there is vacuum in ...
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Squealing noise from brakes

I have a 2001 E46 330CI automatic cabrio in the UK. I changed the brake discs and pads on all four wheels this last weekend and put on new tyres with rims. I properly greased the back of the pads and ...
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BMW 328i 2009 - RPMs Jump when it’s on reverse

My RPMs jump when it’s in reverse. Is this normal? But it stops after a while. I’m just curious.
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Vibration after the car has run for a while

First question here; go easy on me. So I have an e30 BMW(1989), the car runs fine however when I have driven for a few minutes a vibration occurs when I travel around 60(kph) This does not happen ...

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