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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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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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How do I decode BMW CAN data (over OBDII)

I'm using an ELM327 type device. I'm trying to poll and decode data on my BMW i3. I'm using some of these resources as a reference: This post breaks down the init I need to do. This further post ...
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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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Help identifying a similar sunroof “spring” part/replacement

I am looking for help to identify a similar part/replacement for this flat spring strip. It is a retrofit manual, thus the part is not in the ETK or any other parts catalogue that I can see. The part ...
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Leaking(Cracked) Water Pump

So today i've been told that the reason of leaking coolant fluid is my water pump(again). It is over 400$ The car is 535xi 2008 year. It's second time in a year that waterpump cracked. I cant ...
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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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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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can it be the body control module

i have a bmw x3 2005 e83 it started when airbags coming on and then speedo stopped and than started again and then indicatorson dashboard stop working but the indicators outside of the car work than ...
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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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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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Need help diagnosing lack of power below ~3k RPM

I have a 1999 BMW 523i E39 that feels extremely slow below roughly 3k RPM and would like some ideas on things I can do to diagnose it. I tried towing a 1200kg trailer recently and really noticed the ...
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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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It it possible to fit a detachable tow bar to a BMW 335D M Sport Touring (F31/2016) in a way that does not need a bumper cut

I have a lease BMW 335D M Sport Touring (F31/2016) and I am not permitted to alter it without reparing any changes. So, if I fit a tow bar I have to remove it at the end of the lease. I've asked ...
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Help identifying part from car (possibly BMW)

Is anyone able to identify what this is? This is an artifact from property damage caused by a car. I am curious if the number at the top would help identify the vehicle, or if it is just a common part ...
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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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e39 525i AT hard shift from P to D

The gear selector seems to be stuck in P, but if I put a little bit of force I can get it out from P to D, however when I do this I can hear under the car noise from the transmission. Because of that ...
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Tire tread difference on bmw 328xi

Recently bought a 2007 BMW 328xi awd and the tread on the tires are different. This concerns me because I’ve heard that that is bad and I don’t want any issues down the road. How bad is that on this ...
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Emission High CO and High Lambda

It fails at 2500rpm only with CO 0.5~0.6 and Lambda 1.04~1.05. How can it possible be that emission fails because of HIGH CO, and HIGH lambda reading... It means that engine runs rich and lean at the ...
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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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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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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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Pressure for tires not on manufacturer's sticker

I have a BMW 1 series with 225/45 94H winter tires. However nothing close to these parameters is on the sticker. The only 2 options with 225 are for lower load and higher speed. I usually have 0-2 ...
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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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BMW 2007 530xi starts and dies after a few seconds

A few days ago I replaced my upper coolant hose due to a leak. After replacing the hose, I decided to pour distilled water in the coolant reservoir ( so that I don't just waste any coolant ) just to ...
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Adjusting a manual window

Changed doors on 1976 BMW 2002. Reinstalled windows in their original positions. Now though when I begin to roll the drivers side window down it initially falls backwards with a clunk. Rolling up, ...
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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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Bizarre Lack of Heat From Heater Vents - 2010 BMW E91 318d

I have an issue I'm struggling to pin down with my 2010 318d 3 Series Touring: All air vents blow cold or at best, luke warm air into the passenger compartment, even on long journeys when the vehicle ...
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2008 BMW E90 / 323i Weird Engine Whirring Sound

Today, my 2008 BMW 323i started making an unusual sound when I accelerate. I've owned it for less than a week, so I'm not very familiar with what the engine should sound like, but it drastically ...
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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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Rough idle, loss of power and unstable RPM's with CEL

I have a auto BMW 330i 2010 UK; The car has not been serviced for almost 2 years (I will be getting it done this week. It was due service when I brought it, and then just never got round to it tbh). ...
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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 ...
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Gasoline is dripping out of a rubber tube outputting on the bottom of my motorcycle - is this normal, or is it a problem?

What bike? A BMW 650, 1996 model. What's the problem? I noticed a slow, but steady, drip of gasoline from one of two rubber tubes that output to the bottom of the bike. I think the other rubber ...
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BMW E90 M47TU2 EGR clean

I have a BMW E90 2007 with a M47TU2 engine, Can anyone tell me where the EGR valve is? How to get it off, howto clean it and what cleaning materials are required. Thanks
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BMW E90 320i 2002 is not reving up misfire

My car doesn't want to rev up and is idling badly. I have tried changing the coil packs still the same symptoms.
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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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BMW 5-series F10 when car is parked relay or something triggers shock sensor

I have weird issue with my BMW F10. 2011 530d xDrive to be exact. the problem is that when car is parked shock sensor is triggers from time to time. I have CCTV camera so I see that nobody is around, ...
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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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Can I put a regular lead acid battery in place of a gel battery in a BMW R110RT?

I just got a 2000 BMW R1100RT and the previous owner told me the battery is 7 years old so I figure it's time to go. I saw this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEBjekqUV9c and the guy points ...
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steering wheel vibration only when the engine is warm

my car is a 16' BMW 750i (G12) with 26,000 miles on it currently. When I first start the car, there is absolutely zero vibration at all, but I'm starting to get a vibration only through the steering ...
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BMW 320d car After driving some kms & stopping the car,when try to start again, the car doesn't start

I am driving BMW 320d 2010 model car. After driving some kilometers and stopping the car, when I try to start again, the car doesn't start. It will start after 15-30 min later.engine does not crank. ...
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BMW530d doesn't start after driving few kilometers, starts after 10 to 12 hours of rest

I am driving BMW 530d 2006 model car. After driving some kilometers and stopping the car, when I try to start again, the car doesn't start. It will start after 10 to 12 hours of resting. Please help ...
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Should i change the automatic transmission oil cooler for my BMW F30?

I’m not sure whether i should be changing the Automatic Transmission Oil Cooler as a preventive maintenance for my BMW F30 2014 with 188,000km mileage. The part is found here https://www.bimmerworld....
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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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Oil pressure warning light stays on longer after oil change in BMW 320d E46

I have changed the oil a couple of days ago, and I've noticed that the low oil pressure light stays on longer than normal. Normally, it goes out almost immediately (<1s) after starting the engine, ...
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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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