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Will not engage straight into reverse gear from drive and car jumps from 5th to 4th gear periodically

hie my 328 will not engage into reverse gear from drive. you need to first of all put it in park then move back to rever...

1997 BMW 3 Series 328i coupe auto
Posted: Sep 10, 2009
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Engine oil needed topping up after only 1,1000 miles since last full service

engine oil down to minimum after only 1,100 miles since last full service

2002 BMW 3 Series 330ise
Posted: Sep 9, 2009
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Gear

I hear clicking noises when I change gears. Please help me out. Thanks Gordon

1999 BMW 3 Series 1.9 E46
Posted: Aug 12, 2009
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Radiator keeps losing water

Hi I have just bought my bmw 316i. I noticed the amber radiator warning light the other day telling me that the water le...

2002 BMW 3 Series 316i se 1.8
Posted: Aug 6, 2009
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Engine power

the car was making a noise like something loose sounded metalic around exhaust area this has stopped but the car now la...

1997 BMW 3 Series 316se
Posted: Jul 28, 2009
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Lacks power

having problems when i press eccelerator it dont seem to respond till 3 or 4 seconds later but dont do it all the time a...

2000 BMW 3 Series 1.9ise manual
Posted: Jul 25, 2009
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Overheating

lve just got a 318i the car seems to overheat when lm driving along but when its idling the temp drops,it has had a new ...

1996 BMW 3 Series 1.8i
Posted: Jul 22, 2009
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Runs-on when switched off

My car Runs-on after i switch -off the Ignition. Sometimes it doesn't give-in to acceleration for a few seconds when mov...

1997 BMW 3 Series 1.8 is
Posted: Jul 21, 2009
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Cutting while Idling

When i start my car in the morning or afternoon after parking it de whole day the engine will run for 20 seconds and whe...

2000 BMW 3 Series 320i
Posted: Jul 15, 2009
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Ticking noise

Hi guys,am experiencing a light ticking noise from engine when accelerating,normally kicks in above 1500rpm,not noticeab...

1986 BMW 3 Series 325i auto cabrio
Posted: Jul 15, 2009
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Gears stiff

The gears of my car can be very stiff most of the times, especially gear no5, what could be the problem?

2000 BMW 3 Series 320i
Posted: Jun 29, 2009
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Limp home mode

Continually goes into limp home mode, replaced the idle control valve which seemed to cure it for about 3 weeks. Diagnos...

2003 BMW 3 Series 330 CI SSG
Posted: Jun 9, 2009
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Steering whell

before i bought the car the steering wheel was changed and is not striaght how easy is it to remove it and refit it so i...

1993 BMW 3 Series 1.8i
Posted: Jun 4, 2009
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Noisey car

i have just had a complete new exhust system fiited, however the car still makes a loud blowing noise when i drive it. a...

1993 BMW 3 Series 318i
Posted: May 29, 2009
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No fuel getting to engine

i think i almost ran out of petrol last night+this morning car struggled to start+now it won,t start at all

1998 BMW 3 Series 318i
Posted: May 16, 2009
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Shuddering when braking

i have changed the front bushes and the discs and also new pads but still shuddering under braking but only when braking...

2001 BMW 3 Series 330d se sport
Posted: May 15, 2009
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Turns over but doesnt start, there no spark

i have a 1986 325i convertable when i bought it it was fine for few months but one day it wouldnt start i took it to few...

1986 BMW 3 Series 325i convertable
Posted: May 9, 2009
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Front seat broken

The front drivers seat will not remain in the upright position.it has just failed the mot due to this any idea how to fi...

1988 BMW 3 Series 1.8
Posted: May 7, 2009
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Central locking not working correctlyl

on the key button the car wont lock every time but will manually also wont open but courtesy lights come on when unlock ...

1999 BMW 3 Series 1.8se
Posted: May 6, 2009
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Engine revs up and down to 2500rpm.

Please could you help me. I have a bmw E46 318ci its a 2 litre engine and when the car warms up and the cars idle at 100...

2002 BMW 3 Series 318ci 2.0
Posted: May 2, 2009
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