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  1. What was your post engine overheat experience?

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hello, everybody! I was hoping to get some feedback about post engine overheat experiences! Mine’s an E34 BMW 524td from 1989 (M21 engine), quite a rare diesel version. A month ago, we had a bit of a scare because the water pump belt broke and the engine overheated for the first time in its...
  2. BMW X1 F48 strange noise from engine

    X1 F48 (2016 - current)
    Strange engine sound when accelerating Hello everyone, Recently I have noticed a strange engine sound when accelerating. The sound sounds like to be like air coming in and out of a part. Could you please share your feedback? Please see the videos I uploaded here...
  3. How to mount a M62TUB44 on an engine stand

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey all, A few questions regarding how to put this engine onto an engine stand: I took the engine out of the car, without the transmission. I still have the flywheel & clutch attached. - Does the flywheel have to come off to mount the engine? - Where do I screw the bolts into the engine...
  4. M62TUB44 Bellhousing to Engine Bolt Thread Pitch

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey all, I need to mount my engine on an engine stand, thus need to buy some longer bolts to fit through the engine stand and into the engine. Bolt thread pitch information needed for bolts: - m10x50 grade 8.8 (one x60, since it’s longer than the other) - m8x50 grade 8.8 Diagram of...
  5. 340 2017 b58 weird beep noise from the engine

    F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Weird beep noise from the engine always there when the engine is running and still there for 20 seconds after turning off .. is it normal ? Please check the video
  6. Are Carrillo Connecting Rods worth the money?

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Im making a shopping list for a turbo s52 and I'm hoping to make 500bhp. Right now I have chosen to go with CP-Carrillo 87mm 9.5:1 pistons and now I'm looking at connecting rods. The high quality choice would be the CP-Carrillo Pro-H beams for $1550, but I also found the $500 Eagle forged H...
  7. e53 Diesel, Loud engine and Oil pressure light.

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, so I have e53 2002 diesel and I noticed that the engine is quite loud, also when I am driving for a long time especially when going uphill for example in the countryside, after 1.5 hours of driving the oil pressure warning light comes on and it is flickering when pushing the gas pedal...
  8. BMW e36 318i Rough idle, Trouble starting, white smoke

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I have a e36 318i '95 manual. A month ago the car was running fine with no troubles besides needing a new alternator. As of recently the car would have trouble idling as it would jump from 500 to 1500 rpms, however when driving in would jerk as i left off the throttle around 1500 to 2000 rpms...
  9. 2002 330ci: Changed Battery. Abs, Traction & Red Brake Light Stay On

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I recently put in a new battery but now a new problem has come up. The abs, traction & red brake lights stay on when i start the engine & drive. I drove around for 20 minutes to see if it goes away & nothing. Any help would be appreciated. :dunno:
  10. Is my engine gone? Loud noise coming from the engine (video)

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi everyone, This question is for a 2009 BMW 328i with 93,000 miles. In my way back to a road trip, I started hearing a very loud noise from under the hood. I drove about 50 miles with that noise until I got home. Today, a mechanic diagnosed my car and said that the engine is gone and I...
  11. HELP... please

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    so... i picked up a 2001 325I with random missfires. i drove the car for about 15 minutes on the highway and it never overheated and ran pretty good being down 1 cylinder. ran a compression test 125psi cylinders 1- 5 cylinder 6 is zero. then i put an ounce of sea foam in each cylinder and let it...
  12. Can I retrofit another series engine for a 2012 F10 N55 ?

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I need some of you expertise... I need to replace an engine in a 2012 535i, N55, REAR WHEEL DRIVE, 2012-04-26 production date. It believe it spun a rod. My question is about retrofit an engine from an another series? I don't know if the major components would line-up, the manifold...
  13. Help!!! Reduced Power 640D - Lever arm error detection - 2C3200 - Swirl flaps

    F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - 2018)
    Hi Guys, I am receiving the following issue with my 2013 BMW 640D Grancoupe M Sport. Whilst driving, I start the engine and immediately feel that there is reduced power. The engine sounds noisy however no error codes are displayed on the cars dash. If I pull over, turn the car off and on then...
  14. Engine Replacement Insights?--Bang Settlement

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hello Friends: Any insights will be very much appreciated: My 2012 X5 5.0 with 98,000 miles has been using oil. I took it to the dealership and sure enough, I need the full engine replacement. My cost under the Bang Settlement will be about $5,000 for a new engine. So, I'm struggling with...
  15. Exposed copper wire in engine

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Have a weird burning smell coming from my engine. 2007 BMW 530XI Wagon. Noticed this exposed copper wire and some melted plastic, anybody have any idea what this is, how to fix it? Edit: if you rotate the image 90 degrees to the left then it is easier to look at.
  16. 97 318ti engine cutout problem

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Bought this very clean 97 318ti (M) at 188k miles, been driving everything great to 191k miles. Now engine cuts out completely for several seconds, then runs for a few seconds. Limped home, keeping above 4000 RPM let the engine run continuously, but would immediately stall if not hels at high...
  17. BMW E92 Hunting/misfiring on cold start, what could be the problem?

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    hi guys i have an engine problem as which consist of the rev going up and down on a cold start and also when you put the throttle down and let go the car would jump and jerk like almsot stalling. I have changed the spark plugs and engine coils as i took it into a gargage and it came up with...
  18. Car is half dead after carwash.

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I need help guys. I had my 550i detailed and apparently the guys blasted water into the engine bay and now the car no longer starts and I cannot even open the trunk. The car lights up and I hear a click when I try to start it, but it never starts. What could have possibly gone wrong...
  19. Where is my oil going?

    F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hi all - My 2013 335i just started to really eat oil. We did a road trip to washington DC from Florida about a month ago. On the trip, I threw a P301 and went to limp mode. I Ubered to BMW and got a new ignition coil and replaced it and the engine was happy again. No codes. Fast forward...
  20. 540-XI engine noise

    G30 (2017 - Current)
    Hey bimmerfest members, After 4 years of driving a F10 530 diesel, I decided to get the G30 540 with a gas engine. I bought the car a month ago, at 5700KM (young used card) from a BMW dealer in Germany. The car has now 10.800 KM and it developed an engine sound, like an used bearing, or a belt...