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  2. Morning Brian From memory when loading 1.4.0 there was a sequence for getting the drivers to load. If the old grey stuff is working it was something like "load program plug the OBD lead into the computer select drivers in the program menu and load them" try a Google search on loading 1.4.0 Dave
  3. Morning Russell Nightmare over !! Just the bad dreams now From this it looks like it lives behind the bumper near side low down different pictures show it protruding through the lower bumper (antenna part) ?? I did read that the sensor can be reset by pushing and holding the AC and Re-circ buttons at the same time, nothing to lose by trying. Good Luck seems your making progress Dave For BMW Genuine Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Front 65816936953 _ eBay.html
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  5. Hi there, looking for help and advice really... so the stop start didn’t work on the 118d 11 plate I picked up... had a garage look at it and they advise the battery wasn’t giving enough power to operate it so I had them change it.. however... during this they blew the front footwell module!!! Arranged for it to be sent off via DHL courier to be repaired and returned and fitted.. NIGHTMARE BEGUN... DHL lost the parcel and after 10 days of arguing they agreed to pay Bmw nearly £2500 and had a new module ordered, fitted and coded by the main dealer... got car back yesterday.... all happy but sto
  6. Hi Steve It doesn't matter whether they fit, with just about all AWD/Xdrive cars the rolling radius front to rear must be with a given tolerance to avoid transfer case damage. As an example my X5 summer wheels are staggered Front 91/2J x 20 Rear 101/2J x 20 Tyres Front 275 x 40 R20 Rear 315 x 35 R20 My winter wheels are 9J x 18 Tyres are 255 x 55 R18 all round The staggered summer set need the difference in rolling radius front to rear to maintain the rolling radius. The tyre sizes that you have been offered are as advised by BMW even if the wheel sizes are not. You also need
  7. Great info, thank you. I've cleared codes a few times, but I've not tried that trick. Will do. I ended up picking up a standard 1.4.0 OBD2 adapter off amazon for $28, so that'll help. Sadly, my little laptop won't let me put it test mode, so I can't install the drivers for 1.4 on that one. I might see if I can find a cheap, older laptop locally so I have one just dedicated for software that lives in the garage. I prefer plugging it into the 20pin port in the engine anyway, and I have an adapter to OBD2 that should work with the one from Amazon. I hope. B
  8. Hi sorry for late reply , bought them online from alloy specialist I have checked this out and they will fit as looked at other reputable sellers and 8.5front and 9.5 on rear is fine I just really wanted to know if I can get more tyre then 255 35 19 rear and 225 40 19 front . Wheels I have on at mo was an option same all round or staggered so opted for staggered but do see loads of BMW's do have larger wheels on the rear . Many thanks 👍
  9. Hi Dave Strange I had never heard of this before this weekend when my son rocked up to use "dads tools and beer" with a can of Wurth DPF cleaner (every day is a school day) He had a "how to Video on his Phone, with his 2.2d Toyota he had to remove the Front temp sensor on the DPF easy on the Toyota. Then spray the cleaner into the DPF he took his time to make sure he gave it a good soaking (plus it gave his mum time to make him some lunch) Then we put the temp sensor back ran it up to temp and triggered the regen with my laptop. Quite a bit of grey smoke while it went through th
  10. Hi Gary Welcome to the Forum No one come to help yet ? I don't know where you are in the country so this may not be much use but here goes. My Brother In-law has used BW Auto Repairs in Hayes/Uxbridge West London for ecu tuning on his last 3 BMW 5 series his cars have all been purchased new and serviced by the supplying Dealer (North London) with no comment. He has interim oil and filter changes carried out outside the dealer network (often on my drive) BW have their own rolling road and are BMW specialists so know their stuff one point all his cars are the 3.0 turbo diese
  11. Morning Brian I also have INPA/ISTA which is OK with my brother in-laws 535d (2017 MY) but i.4.0 is much faster to load and easier to use than INPA (in my opinion) allows scanning of all modules plus registering to the chassis or re-programming if required and is perfect with my 2003 vintage X5. Just had a quick look at Ebay copies of 1.4.0 are selling at £25 (about $35 ?) including the lead. The old Dell laptop I have in the garage has Programs for Volvo, Mercedes, Subaru and BMW running plus I have a Maxi diagnostic tool for any waifs or strays who may need help. The 1st generation
  12. Interesting, I have INPA and ISTA+ (I've had problems getting INPA to work with the E38, which is why I've had to rely on my Carly thus far). Do you think 1.4.0 has more tools/less connectivity issues with the E38? I wonder if I can use my current 20-pin to r232(db9) to serial card in my PC and have it work with BMW 1.4.0+ without having to buy another ODB2 adapater/cable? Also, looking through that .pdf, it reminded me that I have a new cluster LCD panel to install as the existing one is virtually illegible...wonder if some of that is coming from that issue. Anyway, this all m
  13. Hi Brian As you are going to be doing a fair amount of work on the car I would advise getting a copy of BMW 1.4.0 (Ebay or Google) it is cheap to get hold of easy to use and really very comprehensive (Attached are a couple of sample page) There are 3 pages of different control modules dependent on Model and Configuration all of which will log Fault Codes with the program when you interrogate a module the fault is explained in English (as an example my car has an Error code in PDC which when checked reads Centre right rear PDC fault) The codes you're seeing I think relate to Ibus comm
  14. Sorry if this has been mentioned previously which i'm sure it has. I want to clean the dpf on my 2006 e83 2.0 diesel pn the car using the aerosol cleaner. Where do i spray it in ? is it from under the bonnet or under the car ?. TIA Dave
  15. 12 months mot,Tax,New front pads & discs and Tyres,New glow plugs & module,Goodyear F1 Tyres all round,11 service stamps,Black leather,Hardan Karman,Good condition and Drives lovely,Owned for last 4 years and only selling because I have a new car. £4700 ono
  16. Welcome to the Forum Brian Look forward to seeing the Project progress Dave
  17. So, I recently picked up a new (to me) E38 740i sport with the expressed intent of saving it from the scrap bin. It's my 3rd one, but the first one I've intentionally purchased with the intent of rescuing it. They really are one of the best looking, modern classic cars from the last few decades. Of course, they have some well-documented troubles :). I'm actually filming it for a new YT channel, but I'm not here to promote that, just to share the fun of owning BMW's :). Thanks for letting me in! Brian
  18. Hello :), I have 3 error codes on my E38 in a format I'm not familiar with (I'm used to P... codes); 00008e, 00002e, and 00002d. Searches for information are completely devoid of information and the descriptions don't help a great deal (although they do give me some direction). Is there a source available to decode what these errors are referencing? The one from Greydog on the X5 I found from a few years ago gave me some information (the 00008e being the LCM, for instance). The app I have says, for example: 00008e: Description: Shares error over voterlogik (SG error) / Fres
  19. Hi Stephen Welcome to the Forum Take great care as your new wheels are staggered while your current set are square (same size all round) What car did your new wheels come from ? Make sure the Offset is correct front and rear The staggered 19" Wheels for the X1 should be Front 8J Rear 9J with 225 x 40 tyres Front and 255 x 35 Rear Tyre sizes are critical to maintain rolling radius front to rear or you can cause serious damage to the transfer case Dave
  20. I’m selling my BMW 123d M Sport Coupe - 12 months mot,Tax,New front pads & discs and Tyres,New glow plugs & module,Goodyear F1 Tyres all round,11 service stamps,Black leather,Hardan Karman,Good condition and Drives lovely,Owned for last 4 years and only selling because I have a new car. £4700 ono 07798 873714
  21. Can anyone give me sound advice on what is the biggest tyre I can fit to rear 9.5 and front 8.5 . I've been quoted 255 35 19 fro the rest and 225 40 19 for the front but want as much tyre as poss and don't want them looking so low profile and stretched as I have 20" on at the mo running 225 35 20 all round 🤔 Many thanks Steve
  22. Morning Welcome to the Forum Totally bonkers that your dealer thinks it is OK !! I know it is quite common for new catalysers to smell until they have been through a few heat cycles (rotten egg smell) but often only smelt outside the car and when fully up to temp and stopped. I would be escalating this by involving BMW UK and printing a copy of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Both stipulate that " Goods to be of satisfactory quality" I think you have an argument that you have been reasonable in allowing time for the smell to dissipate. I would then t
  23. Morning Mark Clearly if there is a noise that wasn't there before then something is not OK But if you are happy that "The car Drives Fine" is all you need then what was your query? Personally I investigate any strange noises and lubricate/fix them as it is normally cheaper than waiting until whatever it is breaks Dave
  24. Morning Welcome to the Forum Do you mean actual seat covers or seat protectors ? If it is replacements for the actual seat covers due to wear or damage then check www.realoem for part numbers then Google suppliers. If it is seat protectors then again Google is your friend Good hunting Dave
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