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  2. I have a 2017 640. I use a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. I am unable to get text messages in real time. All other functions (phone, etc.) work as expected, but text messages often do not appear on the car's screen. Has anyone else had this problem and found a solution? Thanks,
  3. Pliska Sam

    Battery for key

    Thanx Greydog. Will try the starting first, and if it starts leaving in. If it works all well and good, if not their is a BMW dealership in Varna, about 45 mins up the motorway, things in Bulgaria tend to be about half the price of UK. So far the X5 has been great, am sure will get years of enjoyable motoring here.... Cheers
  4. Greydog

    Battery for key

    Welcome to the Forum Stephen Some Dealers will just do it as a service (No cost) others will give you coffee and a soft chair to take away the shock of the Invoice. Before spending some of your hard earned, try a couple of things. Does the spare key start the car (it should do even if the battery is flat) if you unlock with the other (if it doesn't it may not be from that car)? If it does then leave it in the ignition while driving to see if it charges. When the key has been charging for about an hour try syncing with the car there are several good "how twos" on the nett and You Tube so it's DIY. (done my spare a couple of times as it sits in the draw at home) If the battery is dead there was someone on Ebay who did a battery change for sensible cost to DIY needs the key cut open and a new battery soldered in (from memory) If all else fails a new key from BMW will set you back about £100 Enkoy your X5
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  6. Stued

    E46 330CI Coupe

    Wow, newtis.info that is a find thank you sir for pointing me in the right direction.
  7. AJNGUYEN

    530D F10 remap options?

    Hey Thanks for the welcome! I’ll be contacting a few tuning centres near me and see if i can get some advice. But i want some first hand experience people who can give me a none bias opinion cheers
  8. Greydog

    E46 330CI Coupe

    You can also try newtis.info for information and of course You Tube, engineers hat on now in their pursuit of smoothness (reduced NVH) manufacturers moved away from solid flywheels and front pulleys and produced them on two parts bonded together with rubber. It's a system which works really well until they start to fail then they are a massive pain you should be able to change to a solid set up the only tool we didn't have when we did my sons Toyota pickup was the puller for the pilot bearing in the crank shaft. He hired one from a local garage. Good Luck with the swap
  9. Not long bought an X5 here in Bulgaria, and with the two keys only one works, If I replace the battery will the key work or will it need resyncing to the car, not sure how long the battery has been dead. What do BMW garages charge in the UK for resyncing keys, so I will have an idea here in Bulgaria.
  10. Bimmer Owners Club

    Video: My Personal BMW M5

  11. Stued

    E46 330CI Coupe

    Hi thanks for the welcome, did a bit more digging, isn't realoem just the dogs...……….. I do like technical drawings.... Anyway I intend doing the clutch myself, now as with everything you can go cheap, middle of the road or eyewatering with respect to buying the clutch kit, but according to all I have read you need some fantastic superdooper specialist tools to set the SACS pressure plate up. so its £300 for the kit and another £150 for the tools. In the process of looking for the correct kit I came across a conversion kit, to change the Dual Mass flywheel to a Solid one for about the same price, comes with a clutch kit, need to do a bit more digging to find out if the pressure plate is SACS. so does anyone know the following: Is there a technical advantage for changing to a solid flywheel? Is the Dual Mass flywheel just a gimmick to generate after sales profit? would I have to change the fork, slave cylinder after fitting the conversion kit if the pressure plate is not SACS?
  12. Bimmer Owners Club

    530D F10 remap options?

    Hi AJ....welcome to the Club Hope someone gets back to you shortly, sorry can't comment personally on the pro's and con's but I would be tempted to talk to a few tuning specialists who could (hopefully impartially) give you advice on either stage 1 or 2 Let us know how it all goes Cheers, Trevor
  13. Greydog

    E46 330CI Coupe

    www.realoem.com is your friend for this put the last 7 digits of your vin in and it will bring up a parts list for your cars build. Just did a general search Dual Mass. Enjoy your new to you Beemer
  14. AJNGUYEN

    530D F10 remap options?

    Hi Everyone, I have been contemplating to remap my pride and joy to a stage 2 remap. I have a 2011 530D msport completely standard at the moment. I am keen to have more experienced owners who have this done to their car if so can give an insignt on it with regards of; power gains bhp/torque dpf/egr delete etc fuel consumption or anything which comes to mind. and not to forget isit safe to do a stage 2 remap or stage 1 Thanks everyone!
  15. Bimmer Owners Club

    National BMW Festival 12th Aug

    post some pics up of the event if you like
  16. Bimmer Owners Club

    Alloy wheel refurbishment in newcastle

    Hi Phil....welcome to the Club I have found these guys in Newcastle
  17. Bimmer Owners Club

    E46 330CI Coupe

    Hi Stu...welcome to the Club Looks like you've picked up a great car there....worth spending the money on by the sound of it. Not 100% sure for BMW's but I would use a parts website (Eurocarparts or similar) and see if a DMF is listed for it. If there is the option of both, then I think it is a case of finding out once you have the gearbox down. Don's think there is any other way of telling by driving (unless its knackered and it will rattle on start up and shut down) Let us know how you get on with it Cheers, Trevor
  18. Stued

    E46 330CI Coupe

    Hi All, back in a BMW after a sojourn in a jag (Mondeo in drag) and Shogun Sport, mid life crisis I guess. Anyway, after I had to scrap the Jag and the shogun going pop, I thought I better get a BMW as the two I owned previously never let me down, I came across a 2002 330ci se Coupe in need of a lot of TLC, every panel scratched, some rust around the front wheel arches, an interior you would not want to sit in, manual trans, in black sapphire metallic with 19'' AC schnitzer alloys. I got it for what I thought was a good price, was I admit a bit ambivalent about it when I picked it up, however after the 40 mile drive home I started to like it. Now after a weekend of fettling I love it, most of the scratches have gone, the drivers seat has been rewired and stitched, all the leather has been cleaned, fed and protected and paint has been ordered to tackle the rusty arches. However this still leaves me with the slipping clutch only slips when you are aggressive on the throttle, but me being me it has to be changed...…… I have no problem with doing this myself, but, if cubs taught me anything, its be prepared. Been looking at clutch kits and can find plenty, for either dual mass or solid flywheels, so the question is: HOW DO I FIND OUT IF THE CAR HAS A DUAL MASS OR SOLID FLYWHEEL WITHOUT TAKING THE TRANSMITION OFF? Help please. Stu
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