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  1. 3 Series & 4 Series
    Hello everyone, My name is Alex and I am currently new here to the forum. Purchased my car about a year ago with 86xxx miles, I am now currently sitting at 105xxx miles and now my car has a rough idle. STORY: I needed an oil change so I took my car to the closest BMW dealership to get...
  2. E46 M3 (2001-2006)
    What happened? / Events: Car started misfiring while in Highway at low Revs (3k) - check engine light on - Shut down, turn back on and still misfires - Pulled to the side for 30 min, kept headlights and wazard lights on - Activated the voltage testing and recorded 11.9V key in 2nd position. -...
  3. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi there, new to the forum, my 2003 X5 E53 started to misfire. driving home there was a bad odor like rubber was burning and misfire start right after that. I replace: . New Sparks plugs, . Check all coils . New Lower intake booth (was Crack) . Intake flap valve (was broken all...
  4. General BMW Questions
    Help Just to the car out for a spin, Booted it and got a bad missfire and and massive exhaust blow then lots of white smoke out the engine bay and strong fuel smell Lucky was only two mins from home had a quick look still runs lots of heat in the engine bay but on idle no smoke or fumes and...
  5. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    so a couple days ago when moving vehicles around in the driveway i started the x3 up and it instantly stalled out. it did this a couple times. I finally got it running but noticed the the idle jumped around between 500 and 1000 rpm. When i put it in reverse it stalled once more. from the back...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey guys, This is a cross reference to my Failed Emissions thread: Failed Emissions (Error Codes Inside) HELP !!! I finally got a smoke test done at BMW Dealer & these are the details what came back.. (Everything here is exactly whats on the paper) Replace: ========== 1. Oil SEP 2. 4 Hoses...
  7. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I'm new and not sure how to begin. I have a 2002 BMW 325i (E46). I like to work on my own car so I'm always looking for advice on the best way to successfully fix or modify my car. Recently I have had all kinds of bad luck. I had 3 codes pop up. they are; Code P0313: The PCM HAS DETERMINED THAT...
  8. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I have already been told that my coil pack is on its way out, its missfiring not sure which cylinders but i have a new coil pack for it, i found videos on youtube but the engine was completly different to mine having 5 or 6 spark plugs with coil packs sitting on each one whilst mine has just...
  9. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Right, ive changed the coil pack, the MAF and the TPS, but when i start the car it only fires on 2 cylinders, if i jam the throttle at 2000 rpm and quickly shut off the ignition and back on again, she will fire on all 4 cyl's, now i stuck it on the diagnostics and it has come up with faault code...
  10. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hello. I was replacing the camshaft sensor in bank 2 on my 2003 BMW 745li, because I just got the code for it. Replacing the sensor did not help the issue and check engine is still on. After that I decided to take out and clean both VANOS solenoid valves. After I put them back in, the car...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have been battling a problem for months now. It has gotten to the point where I will have to restart the car in traffic or on the highway several times during a ride. (which leads me to believe it is electrical). The car will run fine through all RPM and all gears until it warms up. Then a...
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