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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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How can I reset the fuel mileage on my BMW X3 2.5L 05 v6

Car recently went into the mechanic for some repairs, I had a faulty ignition coils and a exaust hole almost at the engine before any censors in the system. The cars computer is reading 19.7L/100km. ...
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BMW 525i 2001 after maintenance makes whining sound, hesitates before moving

I have a 2001 BMW 525i where I just replaced the spark plugs and the cooling system inlet and outlet hoses and the intake manifold gasket. I got it all put back and started up but makes a whining ...
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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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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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Windshield washer fluid won't spray anymore

I have 2003 BMW 325i. The windshield washer won't spray anymore. I checked the windshield washer tank no clogs, checked hoses, the only thing is I don't know how to check is pump if it has one. Can ...
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Interpreting ABS/DSC fault code

I have an ABS, DSC and handbrake warning light (the latter telling me it's likely from one of the rear wheels) on my BMW E46 320d from 2001. The warning used to be intermittent (it would go away, then ...
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E46 instrument cluster repairs

My BMW e46 instrument cluster suddenly stop working, I have tested the capacitors and all seems fine, connecting to the car I tested for V at LM2596S, no input voltage,LM2596S I m suspecting the ...
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Catalytic Converter Clogged, But with what?

So, I've recently replaced my catalytic converter, bank 1 and 2. Both were a pretty penny (About $1,500 Each), I inspected the old catalytic converters and they look to have failed due to being ...
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BMW 118d RADIO PROBLEM

So I installed a after market radio. Apparently BMW doesn't have a ACC+ wire, only a constant 12V (yes it was weird for me also) I checked all the cables with my multi meter but there wasn't a single ...
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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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How can I prevent hub and rotor rusting together?

I've got a 2013 BMW 335i with M-Sport options. It prompted this question but the issue (and probably the solutions) are not unique to it. Like many such vehicles, the rear brakes are part drum, part ...
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2018 BMW S1000RR hesitates when hot

Recently got the bike serviced. Its done 5500 KMS. But soon after the 2nd service , I started experiencing engine hesitation issues , especially around 4 to 6000 rpm , regardless of gear. The engine ...
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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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Losing coolant daily, but not overheating

I drive a BMW Z4 2003 with 93k miles and I noticed for the first time the other day the coolant fill up light go on when I was driving. I checked the coolant level and it was bone dry. so I filled it ...
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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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How can I replace the perished seal around my rear lights on my BMW E46?

I realised today that the seal around the rear lights, where the drainage around the trunk runs over, has perished on both sides of my car. Right side is worse with a substantial gap missing. I ...
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Rear suspension set up

I've recently changed my rear shock absorbers on my BMW e46 but left the springs as standard. I'm not sure if this has been a good idea. It seems very sloppy when going over speed humps and pot holes (...
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Spark Plug Deposits

So, I pulled the spark plugs today to check to see how the engine is running. After pulling all 6 spark plugs, I've noticed there is a white deposit caked onto the spark plugs. I doubt this is normal ...
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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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Is it possible for a BMW 120d to have a cracked engine block?

The above mentioned vehicle was towed to a reputable workshop on 20 January 2020. The owner Matthew informed us that the vehicle is losing water. We pressure tested the vehicle and found that the top ...
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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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E34 BMW V8: unusual CAMshaft sensor signal voltage from ECU

My BMW is an E34 with an M60 engine (OBDI) and one morning started idling and running poorly enough to not be drivable. Unplugging the camshaft sensor with the engine running made no change to the way ...
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What would cause a BMW 3 series E90 to misfire until the engine has warmed up?

I took my car to a mechanic because of misfiring issues. He said his computer told him it was an ignition coil pack issue, specifically coil 1. Anyway, he changed it and the car was still misfiring. ...
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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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Engine stays on when ignition key is turned off

My car starts fine, but when I switch the ignition key to off, the engine still stays running. The accessories etc all turn off and even if I take the key out it still keeps running. The only way I ...
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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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2008 BMW 328i: Engine ticking & sounding like it wants to stall

So i'm stumped. Car is running very rough at idle, ticking noise and it wants to stall. I've replaced Spark Plugs \ Ignition coils DISA valve exploded, passed through intake. Replaced disa valve, ...
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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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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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What would cause a weak handbrake?

The handbrake on my car is too weak. By that I mean that, when I pull the handbrake as hard as I can, it still doesn't brake the car if I park steeply enough. The handbrake lever does, however, still ...
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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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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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BMW | Engine Struggles and Overheats

I had a problem with the coolant light going on for few minutes after running the car from a cold engine and then it would turn off by itself. I took it to the mechanic and they added coolant and, ...
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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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BMW E90 pre facelift - REST heat button / fuse

In my E90 I have a REST button: It seems not to work, when I press it, the LED won't light and the heating won't work. Could this be a defect fuse? And if yes, which one (could it be 15 and/or 67)? ...
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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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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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Misfire the next morning if car runs only for 15 seconds

So I had this gremlin in my wife's BMW 330i for at least 4 years. The car runs great but once in a while you would start it in the morning and the engine would sound rough with some shaking. After few ...
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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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Advice for buying used car

I am a newbie car driver (I got the license few days ago). I am about to get a used car and I am perplexed regarding which one to get. My concern at the moment is what is the maximum mileage that I ...

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