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  1. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I'm out in Germany for a while and looking for a car to buy to bring home. Normally I'm more of a JDM guy, but I've cone across a clean E30 for sale at the price of €12,000 or about $14,000. I know I'll have to import it for about $2-3k and get it home (probably gonna road trip it). I'll be...
  2. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    So, I have a 2011 550i with the n63 engine. I got it for a reasonable price, there was a few problems with the engine. It was drinking oil, it had fried piston ring, the valve seals were leaking, and the turbo lines were leaking. So I decided the best option was to do an engine swap. Because the...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So I took my 03’ 525iA to get a new rear main seal and housing after I had a huge leak two weeks ago. I took it to a Euro shop and the guy got back to me today with bad news. He claims that the rear main seal is not the issue. That something in the transmission is wobbling and it has welded...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey y’all. It looks like I have a bad real main seal. While I’m already down there, what other seals or gaskets do y’all recommend I change? Are there any other gaskets or seals that will go bad and it’s a good idea to replace, especially while I’m there? Thanks in advance :)
  5. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have an 03’ 525i Sport. As part of my build I want to do new wheels and tires. What is the widest wheel and tire I can fit? Also, what is the biggest diameter wheel I can fit? I want to run a 19in wheel in the rear with a 20 offset and an 18 in in the front with 20 offset. I also want 285/35s...
  6. X5 G05 (2019 - Current)
    https://www.passportbmw.com/used-Marlow+Heights-2019-BMW-X5-xDrive40i-5UXCR6C50KLK80855 Research on here tells me that 2019 had many, many issues. I'm coming from a super dependable (but boring) Honda minivan. I'm worried about known issues and future repair costs. The vehicle itself has...
  7. F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
    Hello, This will be the first time I'm looking to buy a decent, sporty car and will be my first BMW. Both clean titles and accident free. 2015 228i: 46k miles, jet black exterior with black interior 2016 m235i: 57k miles, Black sapphire metallic exterior with Terra Dakota brown interior My...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I am currently looking to buying a bmw, been doing alot of research and since ive never had a bmw i want to ask you all! Im looking at 2013 to 2015 328i and it seems like its 50/50, people said they are terrible and will just drain my wallet. So im just wondering, bmw owners if i could...
  9. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hi guys - I just bought a 2018 330e (I love it) and wanted to see if anyone had recommendations for some solid floormats. Poking around online and there are so many to choose from! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  10. General BMW Questions
    I have custom ordered a 2021 x3 M40i, This is my first car as well as first BMW after I moved to the USA a year back ( I had cars in my other countries ). Here are a few questions I had mostly cultural, expectation, and process-wise. Q1. What are the things which happen at the dealership at...
  11. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Ive got a 2015 435i. I had the oil replaced on the 26th of August and saw a leak in the first week of September. On the 10th I got it diagnosed and the headgasket and seals need to be replaced. The system now says oil level is at minimum and the drive to the shop is 22 kms. Should I drive it...
  12. Ask-A-BMW-Dealer
    Hi folks! First time poster and new to these forums. Hopefully not breaking any rules, and if this is the wrong place to post please let me know. For the past ~10 years, I've been driving an Infiniti G37/Q60 via leasing. I've been pretty happy with the cars, especially with the performance...
  13. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I'm a teenager waiting to turn 17 so I can drive, and while flicking through YouTube I saw the E39. So I started researching and thought it would fit as a good first car for me. I understand that owning a used BMW is hard work but I want to get into cars and this is the best way. But will the...
  14. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Good day. I urgently need advice please. About three days ago early morning my wife and I left to gym and we put the heater on because it was cold. The Coolant Level warning light came on so we went to the closest petrol station and checked the coolant level, but it was at the max level. We...
  15. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi Everyone, So I wanted to detail out first what the situation is so that I can get some tailored advice - if there is any about my situation. I recently purchased (last few weeks) a 2007 530i, I had it pre-checked by a local foreign car's specialist in South Dakota. They said that it needed...
  16. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a 1998 BMW 528i e39. It has about 140,000 miles on it. I***8217;m not mechanically inclined, but I love this car very much and want to be sure that I take the proper steps to maintain it. Any advice or thoughts are appreciated! The car was running totally fun as recently as this past...
  17. General BMW Questions
    I have a 1998 BMW 528i e39. It has about 140,000 miles on it. I’m not mechanically inclined, but I love this car very much and want to be sure that I take the proper steps to maintain it. Any advice or thoughts are appreciated! The car was running totally fun as recently as this past weekend...
  18. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    My driver side window got possessed...I went to roll it down and it rolled half way down came up a little and then back down again. The window is stuck and won't raise up. Anyone experience this before? Any suggestions and approx cost appreciated.
  19. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    In earlier posts I had gotten hit . Got the hood to pop open and got pictures of the inside . I am hoping to fix this because a lot of people that seen it say its fixable but it will be costly . I understand that and I am willing to fix it, but every person that came to see it told me that its...
  20. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Well I got my car out the shop on a Monday and got hit on a Thursday. Im wondering if anyone else has had this experience. I was coming out a plaza trying to make a left onto the suicide/yellow lane and when i stopped in the street a van had smashed it's brakes and hit me on the driver side. NO...
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