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hi for main bearings it is stage 1 : 25nm leave for 10 mins then stage 2 its turn 53 degrees for big end bearings it is stage 1 : 23nm leave for 10 mins then stage 2 its turn 70 degrees hope this helps

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011


It has a timing CHAIN, not a belt. ALL BMWs have timing chains, unless it is an OLDER BMW, which only then might have a belt-driven timing.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010


is it the hydraulic clutch version or a cable

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Dec 19, 2010


could be a few differnt things, start with the obvious and least expensive, check the fuse, and relay for the blower motor, if they are good, move on the blower resister. and if not the resister id say the blower went, but most likely one of the first two. hope this helps you

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Dec 04, 2010


Siezed pumps are a nightmare.

Spray with penetrating fluid, let that soak for 5 minutes then use a length of 3x3 wooden post and hit hard with a lump hammer. It will eventually break out.

The pump is alloy the block is cast so you'll be fine.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010


Hi Mountview,
First thing I'd suggest you do is delete the fault codes from your scanner....The engine management computer stores them, and they may be from your old engine?
Run another scan and if the codes come up again check the cables to the sensor. Defective parts are not unknown, especially where I am....
The anti theft device may have kicked in and be inhibiting starting....This will require resetting on your scanner.
Once you've checked all of that, bleed the diesel system, as if there's any air in the fuel line, it won't start
Regards Johngee10

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010


Sounds like a rely or fuse, check you manual for the fuse box location and then check the fuse for the horn. If the fuse is good, check for votage with a voltage meter at the horn when you have someone else honking it and see if you are getting 12 volt to the horn itself. If you are getting voltage then the horn itself is bad. Sometime just tapping the horn can make it start working again.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Nov 14, 2010


Have you check the THERMOSTAT VALVE?

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Nov 09, 2010


Jambo. Can you turn the steering wheel? If it has locked the wheel, you are going to need to break the lock cylinder with a hammer and screw driver and turn it. If it is free, you can get under the dash and use the wires to start the car and replace the ignition cylinder later. Use this diagram if you need. Feel free to let me know if you need anything more.

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BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


is it just idling roughly or hesitate when accelerating? You may have a clogged cold start injector in which you could have poor performance before the vehicle heats up to its operating temp but once it reaches its peak temp will run fine. Did your servicing include a tune up and/or fuel system cleaning if not I would recommend one.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Oct 11, 2010


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BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Oct 07, 2010


i would check the plugs make sure got fire at every plug then check the dist cap sounds like a spark problem

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010


Sounds very much like the air mass sensor is not right. This is found on a collar on the air ducting immediately after the air filter box. It ahas an electrical connection running to it. Whilst the engine is warm at running at idle (surge and slow) disconnect the electrical plug. Do not worry this will in no way harm the engine. The engine should soon resume a steady rate. It might be higher or lower than normal but it will be steady. If this happens then it is a certainty that the air mass sensor is at fault and should be replaced.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Aug 29, 2010


I suggest to get diagnostics done first, than change the timing belt as it pretty much looks like your timing has jumped over a tooth.

BMW 3 Series... | Answered on Aug 25, 2010

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