Here’s a few photos of a high pressure fuel pump replacement on the N53 engine. This is a common issue, affecting starting and can cause reduced power mode whilst driving whilst logging fault codes for fuel pressure problems. The inlet manifold has to be removed to access the pump.
Heres a few photos from a VANOS rebuild on Nicks 323i E46. We also changed the chain tensioner spring whilst we were at it, and an oil and filter change with Mobil 1 0W40 to help with the common sticky hydraulic lifter issue that affects this engine.
Ok so this error code is becoming a more common issue with the 118i so we thought we’d share some information to try and help people with a fix. The error code is identifying an issue with the low pressure fuel sensor. The description would normally be ‘Fuel Low pressure electric’ but different scan tools […]
A few photos from Jacks M3 Vanos solenoid replacement.
Here’s a brief diy guide with some photos for those that want to replace their starter motor. First thing to do is remove the negative terminal from your battery in the boot. To do this job you’ll need to remove the inlet manifold. This is a little fiddly if you haven’t done one. Remove air […]
Should I have my cars software updated? This is a common question from customers, and understandably. Surely running the latest software release can only improve the overall running of the vehicle? Maybe you’ll feel a difference or have better fuel economy? Most of the above is true. Whilst there is some considerable benefit to having […]
Steering lock problems are reasonably common on the E90 BMW 3 series models. Symptoms will be a steering wheel warning on the dash, and possible inability to start the car. Most of the time this can be sorted with a software update of the CAS (car access system) but on some occasions the steering lock […]
A common problem on the N42 and the N46 engine is the rocker cover gasket leaking. Also know as cam cover gasket. The result is oil weeping down on to the hot exhaust heat shields, or the exhaust manifold themselves. This causes smoke from the engine bay and a smell of oil in the ventilation […]
Today we have Roberts Z4 coupe 3.0 Si in for an oil service, brake fluid and coolant change. As an Essex BMW specialist, we have years of experience in servicing vehicles! Here’s a few photos of the work being carried out. Here’s the oil filter bring removed. As you can see the filter has split […]
Today we have the pleasure of carrying out an oil service on Reece’s lovely 118D M Sport. So we’ll be changing the oil and oil filter using Castrol Edge 0W30 LL04 spec oil, and the cabin filters that BMW now recommend with the oil service. This guide is to show how to replace the oil […]