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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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BMW X 1 2014 steering wheel vibration over 60mph

It is extremely cold where I live coldest it’s ever been we had 16 inches of snow temperatures are 10° and less with the windshield. All of a sudden my car at high-speed‘s greater than 60 mph is ...
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do the 17 inch rims will fit BMW e83 from the other BMW models?

Looking to buy a used wheel (tire + rim) for the spare for my BMW e83, but can't find my model in the list. Is there any difference lets say for F30 (320i, i328i) and x3 wheels? Aside from visual ...
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Can't find oil leak

I own a 2007 bmw 750li and it has a oil leak i can't find. Is there a dye you can put in the oil to find the leak? I tried crawling under the car to find it, but oil is all over the engine now.
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oil in coolant container

I have mistakenly poured about a half quart motor oil (synthetic 5-30) in the filler for coolant. Do I need to drain the coolant or will it be OK. This is a 2007 BMW 650i. Will driving it hurt the car?...
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Do the Herbie Volkswagon red white and blue stripes have any meaning?

Since we have a history tag I thought I'd ask what the Herbie Vokswagon stripes possibly meant: I know like the BMW stripes: They have a meaning: The three stripes representing the motorsport ...
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How relevant is Timing Belt issue with BMW N43 engine?

Are all BMW N43 engines bound to Timing Belt snapping issue? Or is it just matter of luck when the Engine is regularly serviced?
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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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760li M performance G12 overheating brakes issue

We recently got BMW 760li M performance G12. It has the M blue brakes system, see image below. When driving in extreme mode (it is for officials, almost always in rush mode) the brakes do not ...
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BMW CAN bus data format

https://www.reddit.com/r/CANBus/comments/39pzpp/bmw_3series_2015_odometer_reading/ I am using the above website as reference and sending commands to engine ECU. I have a log from BMW engine ECU (below)...
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N54 335i BMW coolant leak and oil in coolant reservoir

I got a low coolant light pop up, i checked the reservoir and it was almost empty and there was little bits of brown foam (guessing its oil). I filled it up with distilled water and bmw coolant (...
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Why wheel spacers cause vibration

Just after getting very stoked on the visual improvement from my wheel spacers I get a steering vibration problem. Details: Used nice H&R hub centric spacers on OEM 19s, 10mm rear, 15mm front ...
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BMW 745Li jumped time

I need to know if a 2005 BMW 745 LI bends the valves when it jumps time. I haven't done anything yet. I'm trying to see if I have to do the heads because it jumped time.
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1998 BMW 328i Inline 6 cranks but won't start

Cranks but won't start The fuel pump cuts on and I'm getting fuel up to the filter so halfway I'm getting spark cause it starts off starting fluid I've tried everything. Any help would be appreciated....
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Oil Leak at Upper Timing Cover BMW X5 2008

I have a 2008 BMW X5 4.8i (V8 engine) with 85,000 miles. The car runs well, and it had no check engine light when we handed over the keys. I just took it to get it serviced at a BMW specialist ...
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Identify the audio system in 2007 BMW E92

Looking to buy an E92 335d. I’ve seen one for sale and and trying to understand the audio system fitted. This is the only picture I have of the head unit etc: I’m completely unfamiliar with BMW audio ...
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BMW X3 Jumps to Parking mode

I drive a 2012 BMW X3 F25 (2.0d) automatic. Very frequently, when I come to a halt, the shifter jumps to parking mode. If I disable the Start/Stop system, the problem seems to disappear. I got many ...
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2002 BMW 745LI Stripped Fill Plug --What Else?

BMW 2002 745LI striped fill plug that is stuck and I'm a female...not super strong arms like the gents. I'm willing to use Dremel to cut a seam at 12 o'clock to use a flat head but its so tight in ...
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BMW E46 driver side door won't unlock/lock with the key or the central locking button

I have an E46 BMW whose driver side door won't unlock or lock with both the key and the central locking button. I can still unlock/lock it with the key and with a push of my finger from the top. I can ...

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