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What to replace besides the AC condenser?

I took the front end off my 2001 BMW E46 M3 to replace some squeaky pulleys and troubleshoot the AC, which has a leak. The AC condenser was filled with crud, when I cleaned it off I found it is badly ...
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Bmw e43 320d revving itself to verry high rpm

I have a big problem whit my 2.0 Bmw e46 320d. The problem is that I was driveing one night and the car gust started revving by itself around 7k rpm the car had so much boost at the time that I almost ...
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How hard would it be to swap a BMW B58 engine into a Supra mk3 A70?

I am still at feasibility study stage. The thinking behind is, since 1JZ & 2JZ swap for A70, A80, A90 Supra are all relatively matured, and A90 Supra is natively using a B58 engine, how hard would ...
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What difference between this two 328i?

BWM enjoyers. Looking for 2013 328i as my first BMW. In some advertisements for sale, these cars do not look as cool as in photos from the Internet. Therefore, the question arose: how (besides color, ...
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Burning Smell and Slight Rattling

I just had new tires put on my 2016 BMW x3 about 3 weeks ago. There is a soft on and off rattling coming from the front of the car. Recently I've noticed when I stop at a light there is a burning ...
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Using slightly larger wire for repair

I am trying to repair a car wire that goes to an antenna (powering 'comfort access') that seems to have been chewed up by some animal / insect / rodent -- the original wire is a 20/22 gauge wire and ...
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Please help. Dashboard lights on after changing starter

I have a BMW 535i 2008. It won’t start so after diagnosing it I changed the starter but now after changing the starter all dashboards lights are on such as engine malfunctioning, transmission ...
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Can a cheap OBDii reader plus an adapter cable read the fault codes from a 1999 BMW 316 compact?

I have a 1999 BMW 316 compact auto (e36) with a minor engine problem, I think it goes into "get you home mode" until it has warmed up. I also have a cheap Elm327 WiFi OBDii Interface ...
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1997 BMW M3 Failed Smog with High HC

Has been through twice now and looking for possible causes. 1st test results only the 15mph test failed HC too high. 15mph HC=60 CO=0.12 NO=172 25mph HC=23 CO=0.04 NO=42 Afterwards, I smoke tested the ...
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What might be causing both downstream O2 sensors on my car to not show any activity?

I just bought a 2004 BMW 325ci as a project and have been trying to fix it up. Scanned it and got a couple of codes which I thought were because of a vacuum leak so I smoke tested it and turned out ...
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BMW 1 series f40 wing mirror indicator failure

really need some help with this as we’re £1000 down & still not fixed ! 2020 f40 1 series BMW Failed the mot as the driver side wing mirror glass smashed & indicator was not working, front &...
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2021 X3 rattle/buzz near the foam headliner of the ceiling

I have a 2021 X3 that has a rattle/buzz near or inside of the ceiling/headliner, somewhere around the right rear passenger seat's ceiling handle. The driver side seems fine, i.e. no sounds. But the ...
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Hoping to get rid of "no message" CAN error that even BMW engineers in Munich cannot/will not solve

I have one persistent info error remaining on my BMW F30 that my OCD won't let go. BMW also threw in the towel on this as described in this NHTSA bulletin: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2013/MC-...
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BMW E90 Remapping/Tune for Stop/Start and DPF slowly undone?

Ever since I bought my 2011 E90 320D the stop start function never seemed to work. I wasn't too bothered by this and just assumed it had been coded out. After about a year, the stop start would ...
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BMW alignment made things worse

I have an M240i xDrive Convertible w/ staggered tires.. Got new tires, got an alignment as there was a slight pull to the right and now it's significantly worse. On paper the alignment is spot on. ...
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BMW 2001 325i Wierd fan-like noise in the engine when speeding

So this actually happend a couple months ago, the engine or the front part of the car started to have a wierd noise whenever you exceed aprox 60 km/h or 40 mph, this sounds like if a fan would be ...
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First engine build question(s)

first time post here so thank you all in advance for any expertise and experience the hive mind is willing to impart. I’ve got a BMW M62TUB44 V8 that I pulled from an X5 overland project car and ...
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BMW E90 N52 catalytic code removal

I want to learn how I can clear catalytic code removal forever. What software I can use and what tools ?
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Is this ball joint okay?

I have been doing a suspension refresh on the rear of my e46 M3, replacing all the bushings and ball joints. I'm putting it all back together now and saw that the upper ball joint on the trailing arm ...
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BMW Motorrad R1150 Final Drive parts to mount R1150 brake calipers, rims and discs on R1100RS

I'm working on a BMW R1100RS and have acquired the wheels & front fork of a R1150RS. many of the parts have the same BMW catalog parts numbers. today i removed the R1100RS rear brake caliper and ...
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Car will barely go into gear when running, and sometimes wont even go into gear when off

1998 BMW 328is 5sp A week ago the clutch was working "fine". For the last week, it has been slowly starting to engage even with the clutch pressed, but just barely. There was a bit of ...
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Should I stop at 'N' when switching from 'R' to 'D'?

I have an automatic BMW 1-Series. But I guess this question can be asked about all automatic cars. Let's say I am stopped at a parking lot in "R". I usually just hold the gear switch and go ...
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Radiator cap, / coolant flange and battery drainage issues

I wanted to enquire regarding some work that my mechanic carried out recently. All issues appear to be resolved now but I need to assess what happened at each stage. Apologies in advance for the long ...
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2013 bmw 328i xdrive tail light seal

I’m taking on water in the lid of my trunk. I investigated and it seams water is coming in through my inner tail lights. I removed the assembly and it appears the corner of the seal on both sides is ...
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Where is fuel line location under the hood? ( Closest one to the engine ) ( BMW 118d 2004 1.9 Diesel )

BMW 118d 2004, 1.9 Diesel Hi everyone, I have one question coming from the very specific situation that happened. Couple of days ago I went to gas station and guy that works there accidentally put 20 ...
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What is the difference between OBD1 and OBD2?

In my car (BMW E46 323I 1998) I have both connectors, that is, the 20-pin OBD1 and the OBD2, what is the difference between the two, I am referring rather to the functionality in my car, that is . ...
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How can I know if my 98 Bmw 323i has the M pack?

A month ago I bought a BMW E46 323i from 1998, with 170 hp, the thing is that the former owner told me that it does have the M pack and it has many things with the M pack, such as stickers, carpets, a ...
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BMW engine cooling issue

So I have 316i E92 (N43), it was super fine with a minor hose leaking issue but that create more issues later and ended up replacing the radiator, water pump, and thermostat. recently when I drive ...
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How can I know if a control unit is reprogrammable?

friends of the motor, I have spent some time investigating a way to find out if my car's control unit is reprogrammable, my car is a BMW Series3 323I M 98', 6 cylinders 170 hp, if it were, I am also ...
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how to unlock my radio alpine ine-w925r in BMW

I just bought a 1998 BMW 323i, which came with an alpine ine-w925r radio with serial number: S21011190A The problem is that it is blocked, and the owner of the car, who had not moved it for more than ...
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Fuse failing to make contact

Good afternoon all The sports exhaust valves have recently been failing on my 2016 BMW M2, upon further investigation, I've found that the bluetooth unit that speaks with the remote control for the ...
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What are these things wired into my cars electrics?

I have recently bought a used 2006 BMW 520D E61 and have found 2 devices wired into the electrics next to the rear fuse box. One of these I'm pretty sure is a GPS and the other one looks like a ...
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Bmw e46 2000 harman kardon subwoofer problem

Harmon kardon system subwoofers are active while nothing is playing and making a rattle. Video:https://youtu.be/dvDC9sg0RAs Couldn't find anything simmalar like this so had to ask what could it be. I ...
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Car Rev Counter +200

When i change upto 3rd, 4th, 5th gear and put my foot on the acceleration my rev counter flicks up 2/300 rpm before returning to normal rpm. The best way to describe what it sounds and feels like is ...
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Car jerks when low on fuel during acceleration and turning but then runs ok

I found a weird problem with my BMW E90. Recently when the fuel was low the car jerks when accelerating from start position and when the car is running it runs fine. Also yesterday while at the ...
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BMW Jumping start only with positive terminal connection

I made a big mistake today attempting to jump start a car but connected negative clamp (-) to wrong part of the car. Basically there was no negative connection between the two cars. I did not notice ...
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BMW 535i "Engine Compartment Hot" and "Engine Overheating" issue

I did the whole oil-change shabang on my BMW 535i 2013 car just a few months ago (Feb 2022) so I was shocked when the Engine overheating light came on today and the engine did overheat such that the ...
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96 318Ti overheating help

So my 318 Ti has been overheating and I've been trying to diagnose it myself but haven't had any luck and first bmw I've owned so need some suggestions or some help in general
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Bmw 530d moves my car all over road on bumpy roads

I own a bmw 530d and i just met with an accident wherein the car’s right side suspension / arm/ alloy (both front and back only right side) got replaced , i got the suspension and tyre alignment done ...
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Lifting Support Under Panel BMW

My mom just drove above something and this piece fell of of the car (BMW series 3 touring). Can we drive without it for a moment? Or is this a really important piece? This is the info on the piece: ...
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Steering wheel stays locked 97 Z3

My steering wheel stays locked even after car is started. Hard to turn key also. It's 97 manual transmission Z3. Been service regularly. It has 122,000 miles on it. I'm wondering is it hydraulic issue....
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BMW 118i 2008 N43 petrol engine, catalytic converter removed consequences?

I just bought new used car(140k km) and turns out I have CAT gutted out by the person which sold me this car.. Car runs fine, no strange noises and doesn't feel numb or laggy for me. Only thing I ...
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My 2007 BMW 328i won't start or crank

I am having a problem with my 2007 BMW 328i it will not crank/start but the lights and everything is working. I changed the fuses, starter, radiator, put a new battery in it, and a relay switch. and ...
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How to interpret "crankshaft adaptation inlet Grad KW" value?

I'm trying to understand the meaning of this value and the implications of it being over the 120 limit. Do you think you could help me out with some thoughts about it? I think it should say "...
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Can power steering groan be caused by load of AC compressor?

Car: BMW 2007 530i (N52 Engine) 210,000KM Details: Single accessory belt for AC, Power Steering, Alternator AC is clutchless variable displacement Tensioner and idler pulley's replaced Problem: ...
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Replacing post-cat O2 sensor bmw f30

I am having some difficulties finding the location of post-cat O2 sensor (bank 1 sensor 2) in my car. As far as I know the one in the picture is the upstrem (pre-cat) sensor and I am not sure where ...
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What is my next step in figuring out the root cause of a steering wheel shimmy

I have a 2006 BMW M3. Since I put on wider wheels with wider tires in the front for track use (from 225 19" to 255 18") there is a wobble / shimmy between 70-80 MPH that can be felt in the ...
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Car exhaust smoking (white smoke) a lot when driving

I have a bmw e60 with low mileage, I had an overdue service that I got done at garage, they advised that I have sludge/soot in the oil judging by inspection of oil filter.as I drove it home alot of ...
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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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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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