Chris320cd

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About Chris320cd

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  • Current Car
    BMW 320Cd M Sport
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Staffordshire
  • Interests
    Motoring, Motorcycling, Gardening, Music, DIY
  1. The making of an E46

    You may be interested in seeing this video on YouTube featuring the building of E46's...
  2. Gave the car a good clean and pamper. Love the shape of E46 Coupes!! Incidentally, car "chirrups" when I start it up as if something is loose. Car is a 52k 320Cd. Anyone else experienced this?
  3. What was your first car?

    I had a 1987 XR2 in white and yeah - great car. See here...
  4. What was your first car?

    We all agree that we've now been swayed by the BMW bug at least at some point, but what was your first car? To start the ball rolling, here's mine back in 1982...
  5. BMW specialist - Stoke area

    Don't have a problem at the moment (apart from the sensors / reversing lights), just trying a bit of foresight in case I do!. Thanks for that - worth bearing in mind.
  6. BMW specialist - Stoke area

    Does anyone on here have a local BMW specialist that they use in the Stoke / Staffordshire Moorlands area?
  7. Well the reversing lights and parking sensors lasted for all of three days, so obviously there is a fault somewhere. Has anyone experienced a similar thing and might know a common fault to do with this happening? I know electrics on cars can be a nightmare to trace and I'm no expert!!. Also I'm wondering if a car with no reversing lights and sensors (if fitted) would fail an MOT? It's not due until June so I have plenty of time to get it sorted. Any advice gratefully appreciated,
  8. Rear Parking Sensors

    I'll be definitely getting a magnet on a stick in the future. Don't want to be in that position again!. Back to the original theme of the thread, the reversing lights and parking sensors have now stopped working again!!. Obviously another blown fuse which I'm taking to be a deeper electrical problem and a bugger to find. Back to square one...
  9. Rear Parking Sensors

    FINAL UPDATE - promise to never mention the subject again!!. Was determined to get the car to the garage as getting to the tray was near impossible in the confined space I had. Never realised how low these cars actually are! Went against the rag idea, so got a jar lid, placed it over the hole and fastened it securely down with gaffer tape. Started the engine and oil oozed out everywhere. Back to square one! Then my neighbour came up with an idea - TOP TIP guys. He placed an aerosol lid over the hole, then used a thick car sponge over the top and pulled down the bonnet. This effectively sealed the hole and stopped it moving about. To cut a long story short, I got the car to the garage. Only two and a half miles but it felt like the longest journey of my life!! No dashboard lights came on. Car taken straight in, no oil had leaked and the added bonus - the cap was still sitting in the undertray. To top it all - there was no charge for the work either! Thanks for your advice guys - much appreciated.
  10. Rear Parking Sensors

    SUCCESS and then failure...didn't realise that the fuse box hung from the roof of the glove box - found it easily after your advice, Checked the fuse and it had blown. Replaced fuse and hey presto! Reversing lights AND parking sensors working!! BUT then I've done a stupid thing! Topping the car up with oil I knocked the cap off the top of the engine and down into the engine compartment. Totally inaccessible. It seems to be resting on some sort of undertray under the car. My question is...being totally ham-fisted in the technical department, can I drive the car two and a half miles to the nearest garage to get them to take the undertray off to get the cap back and will a rag in the filler hole be safe or will it get sucked into the engine??? It would be laughable if I wasn't such a technical idiot. Your URGENT advice would be greatly appreciated as I need to take the car up first thing in the morning. Thanks.
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    From the album 2005 320Cd

  12. 2005 320Cd

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    From the album 2005 320Cd

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    From the album 2005 320Cd

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    From the album 2005 320Cd