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  2. I've previously opened the glovebox a number of times with the key, mainly to do map updates. Tried to do so today and it seems jammed. It won't open with the key either horizontal or vertical. Anyone come across this and have a solution ? Thanks in anticipation.
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  4. Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I finally decided on the pads from Burger Motorsports. They lifted the car without any damage to those plastic jack points. They're made from aluminum, fit well, and worked perfectly with my floor jack. BTW TCon, I nearly purchased the ones you posted.
  5. Morning Richard Welcome to the Forum I would start with your local BMW Dealer; I have always found them very helpful particularly when there is a potential sale to be made. They should be able to explain the different trim levels plus they will have access to a Range of BMW Approved and Warrantied cars. Just too muddy the water there will be a number of cars in the used market that had been brought as say an SE but with additional customer options (Park Assist for example) The target is to get the list of what is available with their trim and option levels and see how close it comes to your wish list then negotiate price against what compromise you're willing to make. Personally, I would stick with AWD for sure footed handling in all conditions, yes you could possibly get a few more mile per gallon with front drive but if stuck on a slippery grass verge or snowy road ?? Good Luck with the Hunt Dave
  6. Hello guys! I would like to be able to see the AFR on my BMW E90 320d m47 '06. I have the K+DCAN cable and ThinkDriver. Is any way to see the AFR with inpa, ista or something else?
  7. Hi Mark, I dont know if you have gotten this sorted by now or not but just to add my own experience to this as it may help someone. I had a similar issue myself on my F11, were there was a drone from the rear at speeds of around 50mph. I also thought this was coming from the diff, and as Greydog said, the changing of one is about three hours work and can be expensive, even if you do it yourself. Ive done it on a E90 3 series in the past and didnt fancy doing it again on the ground. I did check it myself for all the usual suspects, including the rear wheel bearings which showed no signs of movement. I crossed my fingers and changed the diff fluid and added an additive from LIQUI MOLY to it but sadly this didnt improve the noise. I had suspected it was actually the rear bearings as the fluid taken from the diff was only 12 months old and changed by myself and when I did the latest change the fluid wasnt grey and didnt appear to have any particles in it. So at this point I decided to change the rear bearings anyway as they were probably in since new (2013) and they have a tendency to fail anyway and this car is getting all rubber bits and known common faults changed over time anyway. What i had discovered was that the rear bearings were seized into position because they had failed some time ago but didnt make enough noise to be noticed. They were so badly seized that I couldnt get them off so I sent the car to a local garage that I know well and he also couldnt get them off. In the end I found a specialist with a really big hydraulic pullers (normally used on VW transporter front bears apparently) who made light work of the job. Did this get rid of the groaning coming from the rear of my car...... yes it did! It is back to being a nice quite cruiser again. Im not suggesting you are wrong about your diagnosis of your car but im more suggesting that these F10/11's are very well insulated from the road noise and this stopped me from hearing the sounds of the rear bearings failing over time which lead to them being welded in position. This meant that when the failing bearing finally made enough noise for me to hear it, it was sudden enough to make me think it was the diff instead. Also the rear bearing didnt have any noticeable wiggle which would typically be an indicator of imminent failure. Diagnosing the difference between these two possible failures can be tricky at times and both can be expensive to repair, so for that reason I'd like to say to be sure of what the problem actually is by maybe asking a diff and gearbox specialist to have a look also. Because If had changed my diff out and found it was actually the rear bearings I'd be kicking myself more than a pro goalkeeper at a free pedo kicking competition. Hope you got you car sorted and for a reasonable price too. Happy motoring.
  8. Morning I would ask the Dealer Service manager where you brought it if he can demonstrate how it works Dave
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  10. Thanks Dave For your advices I will take that it in consideration before going further with the transaction.
  11. Thank you both for replies 🙂 I think it depends on the colour. The White and Blue ones look better with the black grille in my opinion. I saw one the other day with a black grille with the 3 colour M stripes applied. With 19" black wheels it looked stunning. The exhaust is the only minus point.
  12. Morning Darryl Welcome to the Forum DO NOT DRIVE the car with low oil pressure you will cause damage When was the oil level last checked? If you can't do it yourself get it checked urgently. If topping up make sure you use the correct oil Dave
  13. Morning Conor Welcome to the Forum Often codes are symptoms not necessarily the cause, so a session of sensor testing is on the cards Google should help with test parameters. My guess would be MAP sensor faulty as that appears to be the only current fault. You really need to test all sensors and check the DPF as a clogged DPF (or one nearing End of Life) can throw the codes you're seeing. Or a session with ISTA diagnostics Dave
  14. Had these codes thrown up and loss of power. E70 X5 2010. Any ideas?
  15. Sorry Just Seen this Post Welcome to the Forum That looks like the Bluetooth ULF unit Dave
  16. Morning David Welcome to the Forum Nice car as your car is New have you discussed it with the Dealer ? I have seen folks who have asked about turning it off but never down Good Luck Enjoy Dave
  17. Morning Andrew They are the "Type" designations for the Infotainment systems fitted to the 5 series models. Just looked at your post again with your car being a 2008 model (should have seen earlier Dohh) I believe your model has the CCC system so you should be able to enable Music streaming using the cars onscreen settings menu and your rotary controller. As I said there were some "How to" videos on the Internet Google is your friend The early system (as fitted in my E53 4.6is) I can only connect through a wired Aux connection. Bluetooth for phone but no music streaming. Very rarely used in the E53 the engine makes the best sound. My E70 has music streaming enabled when I brought it so I have never looked but also not used as I am a boring old boy who rarley listens to even the radio these days Good Luck it is in there Dave
  18. Morning Birkopf Welcome to the Forum Have you tried the settings in the I-drive Dave
  19. X3 E83 LCI (2006-2910) The keys work to start the car, but there are no remote features, and I guess the batteries are dead. The seller gave us two original keys, a valet key, and two new blanks. I tried to program the blanks as remotes. I watched videos about changing the batteries, and those are the old “E3?” keys that aren’t meant to have batteries changed. The boy is happy. It’s his first car. But I’m wondering how big of an expense fixing this will be. I wonder if going to the dealer is the right route.
  20. Thanks, Dave. I'll check around and see what I can find.
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  22. Morning James Welcome to the Forum When your Battery was replaced was it (a) correct for your car? (b) fitted correctly and registered to the chassis I don't recognise the fault code that your friend found, all the BMW codes that I am aware of start with either a "P" "B" or "C" followed by a "0" or "1" I think as your radio works CD works and the screen boots up it may just be a Controller issue but to be sure you either need to get the car scanned by a Garage or someone who has a BMW capable diagnostic program like ISTA/INPA or maybe Foxwell or Icarsoft Autologic also may work. Or you could remove your controller and get it tested and repaired if it needs it maybe even replaced just make sure the part number is correct for your car if buying online Hope this helps not hinders Dave
  23. Morning John Not personally but one of our sons has had a clean done on his Toyota 3.0d pickup 2 years ago, we had cleaned the EGR system then he started to get DPF waring lights. He had the DPF cleaned, and a full engine carbon clean he says it is back to new and swears its quieter. Dave
  24. Morning BocaX1 I have made a few visits to European manufacturing plants (i was involved with installing production equipment when in Business) normal sequence is Body assembly, then Paint, then the real work begins. The looms are fitted, drive train married to the chassis. The process for all manufacturers not just BMW is similar up to this point now the car goes into the final phase where trim is fitted. Trim is often where hold ups occur as there are a heck of a lot of them a lot of these items are supplied by chosen suppliers. Items from simple fixings to wheels and tyres. So experience tells me body assembly and paint about 40 hrs then depending on customer spec the whole build 4 maybe 5 weeks without hold up. To be sure try an email to BMW USA Customer services Dave
  25. check your screen wash pipe to rear window. I am pretty sure it runs in the drivers side footwell.
  26. Afternoon Gary Welcome to the Forum Now that is a great looking car ENJOY Dave
  27. I’m selling my late fathers car. He had it from new in Aug 1997. It is now in my name as he passed over 2 years ago, but my mother wanted to keep it for sentimental reasons, but she passed a couple of months ago, so it’s time to move on. It’s covered just under 50K from new and has a dealer service record and partial service record that I have done/kept. I believe it will be tax free next year, and it’s Mot’d until may 2023 it has the Lux pack which includes sunroof alloys rear parking sensors and fog lights . All the documentation is present including handbook service book and the original bill of sale, and some other stuff. It drives very well for its age, and has never had any paintwork or damage from new, however there is a little bubbling on the rear arches and lacquer peel on the rear bumper and mirror backs. These pictures were taken about 3 years ago but the car still looks nice, I can take new pictures if anyone is interested please get in touch if anyone is interested so we can maybe arrange a viewing. As the car is nearly 25 years old I don’t have any idea how much it’s worth Nigel
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