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  1. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi, hoping someone can shed some light. Around a year ago my beloved 00' E46 316i se ran into a few overheating issues. Its a 1.9l Inline 4 from factory and from what I can gather these engines were created for the 318i e36's. The car was bought on 54k and was absolutely mint, around 6 months...
  2. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have a 2007 530i. I noticed a coolant leak so I pressure tested the tubes but they were all good. I assumed that it has to be a head gasket leak but after learning more about cars I am thinking it could potentially be a leak with the intake manifold. I am getting error codes for a misfire in...
  3. BMW i8 I12 (2014 - 2020)
    Hey Bimmer community. Today I found out some very bad news. I’m wondering if anyone has experience or insight that might be able to help me with my 2015 bmw i8. Here’s the story … I saved up to get this car and paid $65,000 cash … 2 weeks later I rolled it without insurance. My insurance...
  4. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    So I recently changed the head gasket on my 97 318i and got a compression text done and it seems like it’s great except for the fact that it’s leaking coolant from the block… I’ve found that it is most likely the seal that goes in between the head and the block that’s right behind the timing...
  5. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello everyone, I recently purchased a 2009 BMW 328i with 90K miles. I took it for an inspection and the technicians discovered an oil leak in the engine, apparently from the head gasket. Their suggestion was to replace the head gasket. I had the oil changed and there wasn't any coolant or...
  6. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hi all, my car had massive coolant leak. The coolant was also milky. The engine did not overheat, ran fine, no check engine light, engine oil not milky and no white smoke from the exhaust. Here are what I replaced and tested so far. Transfer pipe, thermostat, hoses, transmission oil cooler and...
  7. X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2014 BMW X1 Sdrive. I purchased about a month ago, it had a great service record... always serviced at the dealership on time. So everything appeared great, until I was driving up to Park City, Utah. The car over heated I pulled over and had it taken back to my house. It pulled the code...
  8. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    06 530i with 152k. To make a long story short, I think I have oil in my coolant and would like to get ideas on what would be the likely cause? The long story is below. I saw smoke/steam coming from under my hood one rainy day waiting at a stop light. I thought the car was overheating even...
  9. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    75,000 Miles Smoke present on cold and warm startups. No smoke when cruising at constant speed. Smoke present on acceleration. Does not have blue color. Does not smell like oil. Does not smell sweet like coolant either. Oil is not milky. Just bought it. Haven't driven it enough to notice if...
  10. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    hi. i think combustion gases are entering cooling system, over-pressurizing cooling system and pushing coolant/steam out through the cap on the expansion tank. replaced et and hose and symptoms did not change. had to stop every 20 to 40 minutes when low-coolant light came on. each time i waited...
  11. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I have a 2006 BMW 330i. I changed all my spark plugs today and found oil in my #3 and #4 spark plug chambers. About a shot of oil in each. How could this happen? What could the problem be and what should I do??
  12. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Does anybody know the part # for the bolts that hold on the chamshaft/timing sprockets for m50 non-vanos motor? I am putting my head back together for my head gasket change and cannot seem to find two of them anywhere and im pretty sure you are not supposed to replace them with regular hex...
  13. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    I am looking for any information on how to change out both knock sensors and all of the gaskets on the heads, manifold, and head cover gaskets. I have a 2008 650i manual transmission
  14. General BMW Questions
    Hey looking for some direction on solving issues with heat in my 2007 BMW 328xi Let's start at the beginning. My car started overheating on longer drives in the summer. I replaced the thermostat but the problem persisted. I started to think I had a blown head gasket and put "blue devil...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    My sister gave me her 04 325i because she was tired of dealing with issues and wanted a new car. She said the car stopped on her and everytime she takes it to the dealer, it costs her thousands. When I got the car the expansion tank was cracked and the radiator had a fairly good size leak. I...
  16. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    New here needing answers I did a head gasket on my 1996 328is and I couldn't figure out the timing then the plugs for everything under the intake and I believe I fried my dme and ecu what models would be the same to find the right part or maybe I didn't fry them and I just messed up somewhere
  17. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    Hi, I just completed my 2008 BMW 120i M-sport cylinder head job DIY to get rid of white smoke and oil burning issue. Car is running smooth and great. Dealer quoted AU$5k but I DIY'ed to do the repair in just over AU$1.5k including all the parts. I am happy to share my experience and knowledge if...
  18. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    This is a long, complicated car story, but I want to give specific details and receive as much input as I can. I also did overheating searches on other threads, unable to find the same issue. My car overheated. I didn't notice it was getting hot until the red light was already on, as I was...
  19. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey fellas, new to this forum, so hello! I've got a 1999 e39 540i/6 I recently bought for a whopping 700$. It has 134k miles on it. I bought it knowing that the timing guides had failed so I began to replace them. I replaced the chain, chain guides, OSV, and misc gaskets. Bought the BMW...
  20. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I just recently got a used 1999 bmw 323i with 170K on it and after about a week or so i noticed that evry now and then it blows a large cloud of white smoke, usually when it does this the vehicle shakes too. I noticed the smoke only shows up after long periods of driving or after giving it alot...
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