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  1. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey! I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue, and if yes, what it turned out to be. I’ve taken my car to a certified BMW technician three times and my car refuses to do it while it’s with him, so I’m getting sort of desperate because this is kind of freaking me out. Sometimes, when...
  2. F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current)
    Got my 2014 BMW M4 a few weeks ago and been noticing that whenever i accelerate hard, and keep the windows down, i can smell very noticeably burning metal. If i drive normally there is nothing. And it doesn't come in inside the car through the vents. It's not the clutch burning because that has...
  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi, New to this forum. We have a 2004 325 XI Wagon with 114,835 miles. Slight burning smell began after driving 2 months ago. Changed oil. Then battery warning light went on when we drove - hard to start, indeed we needed new battery. Got new battery. All's well and good UNTIL, batter warning...
  4. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hi Guys, First of all thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this. I know very little about cars, actually this is the first car I have owned in 4 years! I love it, but I've been having a few problems. I own a BMW Z4 e85. If I let the car sit for a while, normally over a day or 2, I used...
  5. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    The seat heater in my 2003 X5 burned a hole in my seat this weekend. It was fortunate that we caught it in time before serious damage or injury. A couple of years ago I noticed that my driver side was getting very hot so I took it to the dealer while still under warranty. Apparently they...
  6. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I have enjoyed my 335d since taking delivery 10 days ago with one big exception. Why would I have what appears to be an intermittent overheating problem? On two occasions after driving modestly, (really! I AM breaking it in...), upon turning off the engine, there was a noticeable burning...
  7. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I was wondering if anyone has had experience with an issue similar to this: Typically after hard acceleration/driving, and once in a while during regular driving or idling, I can smell buring oil. It does not seem to me like "blow by", because the engine revs and redlines flawlessly (or it at...
  8. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    A few days ago my coolant sensor light came on. The car was running just fine. I drove home (10 minutes) and the car was parked in the garage over the weekend. (Nothing appeared to be wrong at all) A few days later I checked the coolant level and it was pretty low so I topped it off with the...
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