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  1. Rav_77

    Buying E12 HELP - UK

    IMG_6712.MOV Hi all, hope someone is able to guide me through this but I really want to buy a E12, E28 or E21. last year I came across a E12 which has been off the road for nearly 20 years by the previous owner. The owner left the car uncovered and the following parts are stupidly rusty: - Chassis arms on the front - Floor - Rear valance - (I’ve not even had a chance to look at the subframe) we did turn the engine by hand but didn’t want to start it as the fuel was old etc. the owner went on about the car being a one off from bmw as it was tapered and apparently the car was also in magazine (not sure if this was his selling tactics) I really want to put the car back on the road but I want to know if it’s worth saving, the owner was asking for 1k for it. I’m only 23 and I don’t have the brightest knowledge of welding or working on cars. I want to know if it’s even worth saving the car in the condition it’s in. Are parts even available such as the floor pan the rear valance etc? would it be easier to find another chassis? many thanks. Apologies wasn’t able to get a lot of images/vids of the car.
  2. Hi, I currently have 17 inch run flats on my f10- they already have tyre pressure monitor sensors.I have bought new second hand pen wheels which are bigger and also contain tyre pressure monitor sensors.So, I would I have to do anything to connect the sensors on the new set of wheels or would it just automatically connect.
  3. I'm consistently getting error code 244C00 - Boost Pressure Control - Charge Air Pressure Too Low, It happens when driving from cold or under a heavier load & at higher speeds, the drivetrain error appears, until I increase revs/airflow - then disappears. Doesn’t seem to be any change to performance. replaced intake manifold as that had a leak, lambda sensors replaced, MAF & MAP sensors cleaned. Basically been clutching at straws. Been seeing people with similar problems replacing pressure converters, but I don’t see them on my engine. Thinking it’s the boost pressure actuator? car is 520d M Sport 2014 plate F10. in pictures disregard Lambda error as I have already done them. IMG_5876.MP4
  4. TyöMies

    Restraint systems faulty.

    Hello. So I get code 0093F8 / ZK17 / Anchor fitting driver on my e60 530d 2006 prefacelift. I have taken the seat out and cleaned all the connections and tried to clear the error code with ista but it keeps coming back. Have read different kind of bypass methods but I'm unsure if they will work. Was wondering if anyone had a fix for this? Also if it is the seatbelt pretensioner on drivers side, would it be possible to code out to clear the error code?
  5. Carl-e34

    1994 BMW E34 540I/6 - BK35093

    BMW E34 540I/6 BK35093 I'm starting this project blog with the news that BK35093 is on her way to the Butler HQ, BK35093 is coming from Ireland she was owned by fellow forum member and trader SSkoda at Wills Wheels BK35093 is a genuine six speed manual model one of only 3,203 world wide and one of only 249 (HE52) In right hand drive. Only 157 540i6s come to the United Kingdom, Being Cosmosschwarz metallic makes her 1/45. Production date for BK35093 was the 30/11/1994 Warranty started on the 3/1/1995 Sales Dealer - 05167 Registration Number. M668CGF Factory Specification. Dealer Insight. What we have been told by our friendly local BMW service adviser Katie That BK35093 received during its warranty time. Five radiator caps between (1995-2001) Rear drivers side trailing arm (1998) Two new alloy wheels (1998) Both front shocks during (1999) Replacement Block @ 88K (2001) We have also found adverts concerning BK35093 BK35093 Appeared for sale in mid to late 2009 During the following period BK35093 has undergone some changes, BK35093 is now sporting extended sports champaign leather BK35093 has also had a trick upgraded differential swapping the 2,93 to a more spirited 3,64 coupled with a quick shift arrangement. In between this time BK35093 has had a number plate changed to TUL1540 BK35093 again appeared for sale in mid 2014 The Do List Clean wheel arches and fit seventeen inch style sixteen's Remove sills clean and protect. Upgrade shocks to Bilstein B8 coupled with Eibach springs Replace air conditioning ... And Enjoy Most of the Hit list would not need doing but I have the parts .. Why not.. Photos from the advert.. More on arrival.. The common fuel cap rust problem will be sorted , So I Hope you will join us for the progress and we can all sleep easier knowing another 540i/6 has been saved from the Drift brigade. -
  6. Archit

    Bmw valve block f02

    Having issue with replacing the old pipe of the valve block to the new valve block anyone experienced and with solution the valve block pipe is stuck inside the old valve block and I want to put the same into the new one please help
  7. Hi, can I tune my bmw f10 twin power turbo with stage 1 tune? 520d non M-sport. is there any additional parts I have to change like air filter or is standard fine. Also, can this increase sound within the exhaust or car as I prefer a louder sound but not too much. Like burbles in rem would be fine?
  8. Hi all, so I own a low mileage E34 5 series and the dashboard is reading "Error Tacho" followed by Miles/Kmh. Theirs some back story here.... I took the car out one night just to drive around as he was sat for a couple of weeks, so I let the car warm up and took it not much more than a mile out. I sat did some work, let the engine run, switched it off after a while started it up, went for a small drive came back, and then went to say hi to a fellow enthusiast. Here's where it gets weird. I parked the car up and left the engine running and as we were literally discussing how good the older engines are the car starts reving in and out at Idle, almost as if it was trying to keep itself on (their was. a quarter tank of fuel)(still is), then the car shuts off. Weird. The first time it ever happened. So I turned the ignition on, no errors and thought it best to give the car a moment before turning it back on, engine temp was fine as well. Fifteen minutes later I turn the car back on and again no issues, the only thing I found weird was the power steering was much much lighter, I felt like I could turn it with my elbows I need be. I get home and as I'm reversing into the drive, again the car shuts off, this time "Error code Tacho, Miles/Kmh, Owners handbook". So I just wanted to know if anyone has ever experienced this and how they've gone about fixing it, a few people have said it could be the fuel pump but I've ruled that out since I started the car the next day and moved it, once I had literally finished parking the second time it cut out again. I tried starting it but it just ticks and clicks no actual turnover. (but if you try again ten mins later full turn overdrives but gives the error code and cuts out again). So if anyone ever experienced this before please let know what to do, it's a 1991 E34 BMW 525i SE Automatic and his only covered 46,000. Any suggestions and help is much appreciated. Attached a few pictures, let me know any thoughts (for the record I never drove the car in the snow but couldn't let the opportunity for the pictures get away)
  9. cona7351

    Voltage Question

    Hi Does anyone know of a list or spec sheet somewhere that would tell me what the expected voltage would be for the crankshaft sensor wire. I know the "live" will give around 12 volts depending on the battery charge level. What should the signal wire that goes back to the DME show. I think it should be 4 or 5 volts but I wanted to confirm as I think I may have a wiring issue. I've looked on the wiring diagram and I can't see anywhere that it states what the voltages should be. Be useful to have all the voltages for the different parts written down somewhere so it's easy to refer to. Thanks for your help Simon
  10. ROOTS.

    1976 E12 530 MLE

    Whilst we are all dealing with Covid-19 and the extraordinary times set upon us, this has allowed me crack on with finishing my E28 M535i (on a separate thread) and scratch another itch i have had brewing for some time in the shape of an E12! I actually started out looking for a E28 M5 and quickly found myself mid search ending up on E12 M535i images, old for sale adverts and reading about other peoples projects. Thats when i came across Reg No: RDA 30 - a Henna Red E12 M535i that was previously owned by a member on here for many years and most recently owned by a Dutch chap who again, decided to sell before getting on with any major restoration work. I need to say thanks to Eric (Dutch chap) who was super helpful to me whilst considering buying his M535i - sent tonnes of images, videos, recommissioned the car mechanically and spent 45 minutes with me on video call showing me around the good, the bad and the ugly. Ultimately, in the end i passed up on the car as i spent the past 3 years restoring my E28 M535i in between work, travel and deciding what route i wanted to go which cost me a lot of time, money and enjoyment of driving the car. I didn't want that again so immediately parked the idea and promised myself no more until the E28 M535i was complete...then i would know if its just boredom during CV19 or if the idea would go away once i started to enjoy driving the E28 M535i. Again, its been 3 years!! As with all best intentions, they are not the solution to solve our problems and before i knew it i had somehow found myself in contact with a motorbike collector about a Ducati that - ironically -came about through someone helping me source an E28 M5 that i actually didn't want... It turned out the gentleman who owned the Ducati had many bikes in his collection and like any treasure hunt i asked the inevitable question - "do you collect cars?" Does he what...!!!! What came across via an email in the form of a 6 page Excel spreadsheet + a WeTransfer link to download supporting images and videos simply blew me away. I wont get into the car list as i wont know where to start but in short i will tell you where i started.... the columns with the letter B. In amongst the plethora of cars was of course a 2002 Turbo, E23 745i (M88 engine) manual, E30 333i, E30 Alpina C7, E34 Alpina B10 and then..... a E12 530 MLE. What happened next was pretty damn obvious and yes, best intentions and all that got cast aside immediately. Anyone who knows how rare it is to find an E12 is in good condition will know how even rarer a very clean E12 M535i is... the E12 530 MLE is probably next to unicorn status in terms of rarity, provenance and so on... So, today i can say i am the owner of a E12 530 MLE, number 23 of 110 Type 1 models ever built, that will come to the UK in the next few months (pending lockdown, shipping dates etc...). From the research i have done so far - limited at best - i dont believe there are any other 530 MLE in the UK? I waited 3 years to finish my E28 M535i and like waiting for that one bus you desperately want to arrive.... two come along at the same time!
  11. Hello all , Hope all is well and COVID free . The 2009 535d E60 is now lacking power and grunt low down . I also noticed that the car is a little sluggish to turn over at start with the glow plug light on for a couple of seconds especially when it is cold . This had never happened before no matter how cold it was but i took the car to my neighbour as he used to be a mechanic and his machine showed the following codes . I believe that other owners of 535d and other cars have had these faults so may shed some light on reasons , costs and labor charges before i sit down with the loans manager ! 1) 480A PRESENT DDE DPF SYSTEM 2) 4252 PRESENT DDE GLOW PLUG , CYLINDER 5 , ACTIVATION 3) 4530 NOT PRESENT DDE : CHARGE AIR PRESSURE CONTROL , CONTROL DEVIATION 4) 4212 PRESENT DDE : GLOW PLUG CYLINDER 1 , ACTIVATION 5) 42DE NOT PRESENT DDE : BSD - COMMUNICATION WITH THE GLOW CONTROL UNIT 6) 481A NOT PRESENT DDE : PARTICULATE -FILTER SYSTEM 7) 4D00 NOT PRESENT DDE : EXHAUST BACKPRESSURE SENSOR E1C4 PRESENT RAD/CIC / CHAMP: K-CAN LINE FAULT 9) FAULT 1 PARK DISTANCE CONTROL 10) DTC CODE DTC STATUS DTC CONTENT 11) 9E35 NOT PRESENT PDC : WIRE , ULTRASONIC SENSOR , REAR CENTRE LEFT 12) FAULT 1 SZM SWITCHING CENTRE , CENTRE CONSOLE 13) DTC CODE DTC STATUS DTC CONTENT 14) E244 NOT PRESENT SZM : K-CAN LINE FAULT 1) i had the DPF warning illuminate just once a few months back but i have driven on the high way and it has not reappeared No. 8 ) and No. 14 ) may explain why i still get ' high battery discharge ' warning after sitting in the car listening to radio for 5 minutes . It may also explain why i used to get interference listening to DAB radio fitted by BMW and was disconnected . I still get a poor signal on the FM radio . No idea what the other codes mean though . Thank you , for any help or light that can be shed on these codes ( car has only done 75000 miles )
  12. Hi,My 120d 2007 bmw cranks but wont start. Did a computer error check and this appears;EKP - CED4 - 28Something to do with my electronic fuel pump module?? Does anyone know where this is located and if I replace will the car turn on? Anyone have similar issues they can help me out with please? Or is there another problem? When ignition is on i can hear the passenger side pump priming. Thanks
  13. Xja87

    PDC help wanted

    Hi guys! Got an issue with the PDC on my 04 530d e60 that I've been dealing with for a long time no, but not gotten any further.. So the system isn't working. All sensors are ticking besides the one on the front left, and now recently also the rear centre right one.. When the issue started, I had three sensors in the front that wasn't ticking. So I replaced all the front sensors (brand new) and the wiring harness aswell (second hand one). After that, the other sensors started ticking fine, but still not the one on the front left. With ignition on and PDC button engaged, I've measured all sensors in the front and 3 of them are receiving power, but the one on the front left gets 0V.. I've replaced the PDC control unit with a second hand one, that came from a car that had no issues with the PDC. But this control unit has not been coded with the car (if this is necessary)? Since the dealership and brand new parts for this system isn't that cheap, I wanted to get some opinions on this, if anyone has had the same issue or got any ideas..
  14. Struanh94

    1998 BMW E39 535i V8 Manual £3500 NE66

    Hello, For sale is my 1998 (Pre-Vanos) E39 535i V8, with the rare 5 speed Manual Gearbox, finished in the classy Biarritz Blue. Having been on the look-out for a well-maintained M62 V8 Manual for some time, I jumped at opportunity to acquire this car when it came on the market around 3 months ago. However, I have recently bought another car, and this combined with the fact that I will be working from home for the foreseeable future with no commute, means I cannot justify keeping this car. The car has covered 184K miles with only 2 previous owners. It comes with FSH, MOT until August 2021, and has clearly been well maintained. (There are 19 Service Stamps in the Booklet) There is also a large folder of receipts, showing the extensive maintenance which has been performed on the car over the years. A summary of the most recent / significant work performed on the car (all with receipts to prove): - Recent Engine Oil and Filter change (Sep 2020) - X2 new Avon ZV7 Tyres (Jul 2020) - New Front & Rear ABS Sensors (Aug 2020) - Both Rear Shock Absorbers replaced (Jul 2019) - Front Lower Suspension Arms, Wishbones, Anti-Roll Bar (Sep 2019) - New Bosch Battery (Jan 2019) - Rocker Cover Gaskets (Feb 2018) - Alternator (Feb 2016) - Starter Motor (Dec 2016) - Rear roll-bar links (May 2015) - Coil Pack (May 2015) - Bonnet Respray (Aug 2015) - Alternator (Sep 2011) - Clutch and Flywheel (Feb 2008 – 140k) Cosmetically the car is generally very clean for its age, although there are a few small patches of surface-level rust emerging as is pictured in the photos. Points a new owner would want to address: - The car consumes a very small amount of coolant. Previous owner advised it needs a top-up every 6-800 miles. - Minor oil leak (likely rear main seal) The car is located in Northumberland, NE66. £3,500 ONO
  15. ROOTS.

    1986 E28 M535i - Restoration

    Hello everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself and my latest addition to the family, Fünf (not the dog, that is Scooby-Douche), the Zinnobar Red E28 M535i I picked up last week. I bought the car from another forum member (GCM535i) and have just left it in to get some work done whilst traveling for work in China - if anyone can recommend a good sprayer please let me know! No doubt I will need some parts, advice on upgrades and so on in the coming weeks so I look forward to hearing from you all. Cheers, Ian
  16. Hi All, it would seem that me looking for answers on here regarding issues with my car is becoming a recurring problem As I got in my BMW E60 5 SERIES this morning it wouldn’t start. It came up with a yellow (not red) symbol on the dashboard and a fault code on the built in I Drive system Saying “Electro-mechanical steering wheel lock system(ELV) is inhibiting engine start, Move steering wheel in order to start engine” however, the steering wheel is locked and doesn’t move or hardly even wiggle from side to side. This is causing my car not to start. Any ideas on how to resolve? i’ve tried bypassing this by calling a local mechanic out to try and clear all the codes on the car with the diagnostics computer but this doesn’t seem to be working thanks in advance!
  17. Horsey

    BMW Documentation

    Hi all, Over the years I have managed to accumulate various pieces of BMW documentation from an assortment of sites and sources. I thought it time to place them all in one location where everyone can access them. They are available from my Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxDd4Jzlov8Efmg5VVVEaTZVYkplN3MzaGZLQUEzaWFjU0luMl81cW9oSGxlOENGbTlKQW8&usp=sharing The folder currently contains the following: E60 engineer training modules; M Division documentation; Various E60 manuals and guides, and an assortment of BMW presentations. As I find more I will upload them to the Drive and update this post. Mods - Bearing this in mind, perhaps it would be handy to make this pinned? Best, Horsey *Please note I do not own the documents or claim to be the author of them*
  18. Capnophobe

    Looking at ‘79 528i

    Hello all, I’m new to the forums here, but I was looking for some information on e12’s as I can’t seem to find much of anything. Was wondering if parts are easy to find and if they’re pricey, how long the motors last, what common issues do the cars have, any info at all would be greatly appreciated, tell me what you know! And it’s good to be here!
  19. Xja87

    MAF question

    Hey guys! I’ve been having a rough idle and kind of jerking/stalling whilst driving. And I noticed once I unplugged the MAF, the car runs just fine. However, I now replaced the MAF and reseted the adaptions in ISTA, but the car still runs poor — and normal without it plugged in.. and I also noticed that the new MAF won’t read new values, when I enter adaptions and try to reset it again after driving for a few days it says 0.0 values... any guesses??!!
  20. Hi everybody, Today I would like to share something about installing 12mm+12mm BONOSS Forged Lightweight Plus Wheel Spacers for my BMW 3 Series (G20) 330i with you. My BMW 3 Series (G20) 330i: Chassis model: VII (G20) PCD: 5*112 mm CB: 66.5 mm Thread: M12*1.5 mm I got them on eBay, took me several days to receive them. I can't wait to install them on my vehicle. But before you choose the right spacers, you need to measure the thickness data that fit the wheels: Cleaning the wheel hub: Much better after cleaning. Now let's get to the installation part: Since I get the right data, I can install them easily! Let's take a look: Fit perfectly, right? As you guys can see, compared with the original car, it has been greatly improved in appearance and stability. Thanks for reading!
  21. Mantvydas

    BMW E61 Rear fog lights as drl

    Hello, im newbie here, found that this forum is very friendly and helpfull, already got a bunch of help for coding and etc. I would like to ask some question, one day i was looking at mine e61 (pre-FL) and decided that rear look of the car looks much better when rear fog lights is on. It is possible to somehow code them to run all the time with drl? Also by lowering voltage by bit, so they wont blind people behind me. Was searching all over the internet to get my answer without a luck, sorry if there is already answer to my question in the forum. Will wait for replies!
  22. CYP

    BMW 320d 2007 RPM Shaking

    IMG_1656 2.mov Hi everyone, When I take my foot off the gas pedal while driving on the road in a normal course, the car starts to swing between 1500 and 900 rpm. I cleaned the MAP and MAF sensors, but it has not improved. What could be the reason for this?
  23. R10HWN


    Can anyone help me source a black M Sport E39 (2002) bumper with PDC and headlight washers? I’ve cracked mine (in the photo)!!
  24. Hello! Must say iam quiet new to the bmw world but I fast realized that the e60/e61’s have a reputation of having some electrical problems. To my case, I have a e61 525d 2006, 33xxx km, flawless no problems reaaaally well kept! Until some weeks ago. It started with abs and tire pressure sensor popping up when I accelerated in a certain way. If I kept driving and doing it that certain way it after a while went in to lipmode because I trows engine, transmission, abs, power steering and all sorts of codes. if I drive it in low rpm’s I never does it! sometimes it never trows a code (rare) NOW! my guess from me reading other peoples similar problems. It’s the alternator regulator? Or ibs cable? car is pending between 14,5 -15,25v and When I turn it off it goes doe to ish 12,40v i never had water in my spare wheelwell, but I had one of the green relays burnt out on me (changed it) i have videos but but don’t know how to upload. Sorry for bad English and thanx in advance!!! Edit: when it goes in to limp mode and turn it off, it will get same codes after like 10m of driving. But! If I park it over night no problems until I drive it for a while (30-60min) then it starts to throw “small” codes and after a while go in to limp mode. I know for shure the abs and tire-pressure isn’t a real problem with the car i have got the sensors checked and calibrated. codes that comes up randomly is: transmission fault, battery terminal, tire pressure, engine failure, rear light (not broken), abs, power steering, chassie control. 0BAF993E-A6C1-4412-96D8-AB516AF31968.MP4 4B3B6761-B67C-4367-A7E6-CF688067465D.MP4
  25. Harminder

    BMW GT530d (2013 Model)

    Hi everyone, First time posting a query - I own a BMW GT 530d (2013 Model) and recently noticed that when applying the handbrake (on and off) there a clinking noise made when it engages/disengages the handbrake......... any thoughts as to what this could be.......does the handbrake need adjusting? Thanks. Harminder