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  1. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi Guys, please bare with me... Been Browsing this Forum for awhile, however this is my first post. I'm from South Africa, and recently got an E60 545i. Car ran well for a week and after a short trip refused to start (started and stalled immediately), DME was found to have water damage. Dme was...
  2. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello! I purchased this car locally about three months ago. The previous owner told me I would need to install a HPFP in the future. I planned on doing that next week but this happened. The car was running great, no issues. Although, I did have a service engine light come on the night before...
  3. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey guys, Ive been scouring the forums trying to find an answer to this issue i'm having, but cannot find anyone with the exact issue I am having. So bought a front end damaged 2012 e92 335xi, put a new battery in, car powers up only when I insert the fob, navigation screen turns on, dash turns...
  4. F20 / F21 1 Series (2012 - Current)
    F20 M135i My car randomly takes several attempts to fire up. I recently replaced the starter motor with a brand new bosche item. Sometime it fires on first go other times it takes several attempts. Doesn’t long crank when it doesn’t fire. Please see below. I am getting desperate...
  5. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    So just recently I started having issues with my 2006 525xi with just under 160k miles , I’ve only owned this car for only about 4-5 months. I try to do all the work needed that I can do, myself, so any help or insight on others similar personal experiences would be greatly appreciated. as of...
  6. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello everyone, First time owner here. 2007 530xi with the N52. For the sake of time I will try to give a relatively quick overview. I bought this car as a crank, no start vehicle. Previous owner had limited mechanical experience and I bought it thinking it could be an easy fix. Car would turn...
  7. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello everyone, First time bimmer owner here. 2007 530xi with the N52. For the sake of time I will try to give a relatively quick overview. I bought this car as a crank, no start vehicle. Previous owner had limited mechanical experience and I bought it thinking it could be an easy fix. Car...
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey what's up, I'm new on here. Just finished putting my intake manifold back in place after changing some vacuum lines and I seen to have missed a connector somewhere and can't figure out where it goes. Just want to see if anyone can point me in the right direction before I pull the manifold...
  9. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    This had been sitting by the ocean in NorCal for 10 years. New CPS, new in-tank pump, new high-pressure pump, new battery, new O2 and fuel pump relays. I was lurking around and finally make an account to ask for myself. The left side (higher numbers) of the fuse box doesn't trigger the light...
  10. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    Hi, I bought a bmw z3 from someone that lives in the forest area outside the city. The was running but left to die for a few months. I now bought it and I’m trying to get it running. When I turn the key over nothing happens. The headlights, radio and dash board turn on but the car does not make...
  11. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I have a 2008 328i BMW which I replace the radiator the water pump the spark plugs the oil replace the gas all hoses all sensors all recalls batteries battery cables and it still won't start can somebody please help me
  12. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    Just replaced the engine in my 96 Z3. Now it will crank but only fires on cylinder #1. Since I own another 96 Z3 I swapped the coil pack from my other car and still same issue. I swapped crank position sensor, and cam position sensor as well.....no change. Any suggestions?
  13. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    so i go to start my car, starts up like normal, then it just dies, and then would crank but wouldn’t start, now it just clicks and won’t start, i tried jumping it and i recharged the battery both didn’t work the battery is in good condition. The terminals on it are clean and the connection is...
  14. 3 Series & 4 Series
    Hi all This morning car would not start only a 2006 320d. Everything seemed to be on as should be but starter not even trying to turn over so thought starter. Got lift to work... came home and checked fuses all ok so tried starting again this time turned over but does not fire so tried again and...
  15. E28 (1982 - 1988)
    Hello, Im new here and to bmw, so i would like to start off with thank you for this group. My 16 year old son just bought his first car, a 87 535i for $200 bucks... Long story short I'm a freightliner technician at a dealership and have performed more tests than i could list in this post. I...
  16. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I’ve done some extensive searching through these forums, but I can’t find anything for my particular situation. My 540 won’t crank, or start. Everything lights up, and the car behaves as if it has started aside from the lack of a running engine when the key is turned. There are two issues the...
  17. E70 X5 M and E71 X6 M (2010 - 2015)
    Hey everyone, I am at a loss and would really appreciate any advice or suggestions. I recently ran out of gas, although the dash still said 13 miles and I was less than 2 miles from a gas station... I know I was really stupid in letting it get that low so please don't give me shit... I'm...
  18. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    A little bit over a year ago, I started engine swapping my manual 1997 318i. I picked up an automatic 1998 328i, and swapped my 5spd trans onto it and put in in the chassis. I also purchased a K+DCAN Cable from eBay to plug into the 20pin under the hood for ews rolling code alignment. I now have...
  19. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hello all, I am having a current issue with my 2008 X5 3.0l E70 80k miles. on the i drive the "Gear can be engaged without brake" warning appears. and most of the time I have to hit the brake twice for the car to start. So far I have replaced the battery (not registered) and also changed the...
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