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  1. Hi John.... I think he means like if you softly run your fingers over each button it’ll show what shortcut has been assigned to each button.. just softly without pushing button in.... let’s say you want radio 1 set for button 1.... tune your radio into radio 1 and then keep button 1 pushed until you see a message on Idrive screen saying “saved shortcut” ... then maybe you want the navigation option on button 5.. again open up navigation and then push and hold button 5 until you again see the message appear on screen... they will then be saved... try it and go into another radio station then pu
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  2. Welcome to the Forum Brian Look forward to seeing the Project progress Dave
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  3. 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
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  4. It could be the high pressure fuel pump, assuming that engine is direct injected. It shouldn’t be loud enough to hear from inside the car though, mine sounds like someone whacking a rock with a hammer when the engine is cold and still can’t hear it inside the car.
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  5. Hi Welcome to the Forum Are you aware of www.realoem.com it is a BMW online parts list, put the last 7 digits of your Vin into the search box it will bring up your model. Then look at the sliding roof section you should find what you need there BMWtis is a BMW technical information site which is now subscription only Hope this helps Dave
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  6. Hi Mark As John said in his reply with out hearing it almost impossible to diagnose. From your description you say you can hear it inside but not outside, have you opened the bonnet? As your car is a manual does the sound get louder or go when you put your foot on the clutch? Dave
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  7. Morning Mark Is the tapping noise heard when the car is stationary? Or only when moving ? Does it increase become faster with speed ? If not heard when the car is stationary (engine running) and revved then it probably isn't engine have the belts and pulleys been checked ? If it is only heard when moving then it could be something stuck in a tyre ? an issue with the drive train, gearbox Prop shaft rear axel. It could be a suspension bush or something loose and rattling (heat shield) is it always on the same piece of road More questions than answers I am afraid, but you woul
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  8. Interesting post here. Yes, I get that are selling something: https://blog.amsoil.com/what-is-cetane-and-why-does-it-matter I have used the following since I bought the car almost 2 years ago. Absoluetly no smoke and my tail pipes are completely clean. No black soot or anything. They are just silver coloured the way they were made. It cleans and also increases Cetane levels. Don't OD since too much Ceatne is not good! On my last MOT the guy (who I know) said that my emissions were very low for a diesel. Happy Days.
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  9. Hi Mark Welcome to the group. Impossible to tell without hearing the noise. If it's worrying you and you have warranty, ask the dealer to check it out. Alternatively if you have a friend or two that is/are knowledgeable about cars, ask them to have a listen and give their opinion. Hope this helps John
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  10. Thanks Richard but perhaps a more detailed explanation would help please. You say "Hold the appropriate button" but which one does what? A set-up step by step would be much appreciated. Thanks, John
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  11. I'm not sure of European requirements for emissions, but if your car has a functioning DPF and SCR system and no mechanical failures the tips on your exhaust pipes should be incredibly clean no matter what you dump into the fuel tank. I worked for a company with 300 diesel powered (80,000 pound GVWR) trucks, the only time the exhaust tips got dirty after SCR and DPF was introduced was if a turbo failed and overloaded the DPF. We never put anything in the tanks other than #1 or #2 ULSD diesel fuel, depending on the weather. We even had a Volvo rep come check the VN370 tractors with a machine
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  12. Morning Antonio From a little reading it seems the Adblue tank on your car hold 17litres 😲 how much are you putting in? My money is on a reset being needed again from reading refill turn on the ignition (do not start the car) 30 secs minimum then off and start, or I seem to remember there being a recall for the Adblue systems ?? Then again it may just be my old brain failing and needing a reset?
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  13. OK have approved the post. Pop over and say hello when you get a chance: https://www.bimmerownersclub.com/forums/forum/2-new-members-welcome Lovely car BTW
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  14. In the meantime I refilled the ADBlue depo, hoping that it could help stopping the warning.. It didn't stop 😞 The warning in on after driving 40 ou 50 miles. After I turn off and start again, the warning goes away. This is really a mistery for me, I cant get rid of it. I am still hoping that someone went through a similar situation and can help me. Thank you
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  15. i had this problem for about 3 years , i have underground parking and parking is tight , so turning the steering wheel hard was causing up and down idle and sometimes stalling ....so i looked at my powering steering fluid tank it was low,i topped it up and everything when back to normal ......getting to the date sept.21,2010 was me doing a google search after words...and i copy and pasted my confirmation findings .thought this information could help some one ...it was a serious problem for me a couple of years
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  16. i had very similar issues and had almost every part they could think of replaced some 3x .... . . so about a month ago, i randomly decided to switch from using only Chevron gas to 76 gas instead. within one or two tanks the choking, misfiring to limp mode all but disappeared. i hope this helps with at least the misfire.
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  17. Hi Antonio Your hand book should give some information, though like oil there must be some leeway for top up/refill while "on the road" it can't always be done at a dealer. Unless BMW have a reset some where that tells the system the tank has been refilled ?? As said I have no Adblue experience so thinking out loud here Dave
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  18. A hire van I had refused to start after the addblue ran out. I would buy some and top it up to make sure it’s full it sounds like it is giving you a warning it may be getting low. The sensor may be active intermittently as the liquid is sloshing around. ... stupid invention! Lol
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