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car alarm problems
My wife's three month old BMW 3281 sports touring had it's car alarm going off this morning. It would stop and start again. We tried locking/unlocking, and then driving it and stopping. Eventually it...
6 years ago 19
 
Uneven tyre wear on F10 5 Series
After 2 years I go to get new tyres on the back because the inside of the tyre is down to the limit, the fronts are also wearing on the outside edge, so ask them to do a full tracking test. They have...
7 years ago 17
 
"ELV blocked"
Not a lot of information out there in the wild I could find? What exactly does this mean? It started happening on my E60. Dealer said I needed to replace the battery due to low current ---- throwing...
9 years ago 1
 
1999 E39 Transmission question
I just bought a 1999 528i that is in emaculate shape. It has 46,000 miles on it. It literally was owned the "a lady who only drove it to church." I already have a 2000 528i with 185,000 miles and...
10 years ago 24
 
An E28 wiring question.
I'm sending an alarm unit to my brother who lives some way away - and all he needs it for is to provide remote lock and unlock for his '87 520 which doesn't have it. I'd like to give him chapter and...
11 years ago 16
 
front ABS brake caliper piston retract
Hi, a mate of mine has an X reg 320 and we cannot shift the front ABS caliper pistons back into their shell to allow fitting of new pads. Do we need a special tool, like the one I have for GM, that...
11 years ago 28
 
Official pricing for BMW X5M and X6M leaks out
The BMW X5M and X6M are all about excess. Excess power (if that's possible), excess girth, and, as we already knew, excess cost. BimmerFile is reporting that the X5M will ding your budget to the tune...
11 years ago 6
 
89 Octane gas
Are there any negative side effects to using 89 Oct gas rather than the "required" 93 octane? How about 91 octane? So far I haven't heard any pinging or knocking and the car seems to have the same...
12 years ago 15
 
E30 325i engine shudder
Hi all, I have just recently bought another E30, a 1991 325 convertible to replace the 320 i already have. The new car runs perfectly when driven but at idle there's a bit of a shudder from the engine...
12 years ago 8
 
E32 door brake removal
Anyone know how to easily remove the E32 door brake? The door panel is solid right where the door brake is making its removal difficult. Also, how do I remove the pin that attaches the door brake arm...
12 years ago
 
steering wheel & brake pedal tighter after service?
I used to get my car service at the dealer thus far because I've had the extended service plan. Now that I have > 100K miles, I got the service done at an independent shop. One thing that I used to...
12 years ago
 
1987 BMW 735i 3.5l cranks with spark but will not start
Code reader for 1987 BMW 735i 3.5l? What brand, model, and where can I buy one? OBD I or OBDII is for 1988 and up. Without going to dealer for diagnostic I need to know the failing code and equivalent...
13 years ago 3
 
Removing personalised plate when selling vehicle?
Hi, I am about to advertise and sell my 2004 BMW M3 and this car currently has a personalised plate on it which I want to keep. I have looked on DVLA's site and found the "V317 Transferring a Vehicle...
13 years ago 17
 
BMW 740i Auto transmission problem
Hugh: thank you so much for your reply!!! Let me be more specific: my 1998 740i is an automatic transmission and after I shift from park into Drive and press the accelerator, the car slowly starts...
13 years ago 15
 
850i Alarm problems
Hi Guys I have a 1991 BMW 850i.When I lock the car and leave it for 20 minutes,the alarm goes off and I have to unlock the car and then relock it to reset the 20 minutes later the alarm goes off...
13 years ago 1
 
E46 loose steering column?
Hi everyone. I've seen numerous posts on this topic but nothing that answers my question. On my e46 320 coupe - on rough ground I get a knocking through the steering column. Also, if I open the bonnet...
13 years ago 2
 
cd player
Please anyone knows where I could get a cd player for a 1993 bmw 3series? Ever hear of google or ebay? R / John eBay. Thanks. Just got one from a local scrapyard.
13 years ago 4
 
can i upgrade my front seats to comfort seats e60
ok i think i have worked it out now , my car has the semi electric front seat 2004 e60 525i this seems to be very basic and what i m looking for is the comfort seats with the lumbar support and the...
13 years ago 1
 
Lowering E28 sports / recarro seats even more?
I find the sports seats on our e28 M535i to be quite high, even on the lower height settings. I'm fairly sure the mechanism isn't jammed as even the passenger seat fells the same. Has anyone and tips...
13 years ago 1
 
E30 mouse nest in glove box
As I took my car out of the barn this morning I saw a mouse run across the driveway. I didn't think anything of it until I got to work and opened the glove box. Inside was a shredded package of...
13 years ago 7