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X5smw last won the day on December 5 2021

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  1. Water pump? Thermostat related or oil flow? im guessing it’s when the engine is cold, so could be oil distribution ?
  2. I would check your battery and alternator. mine would randomly do it .. turned out to be a duff battery.
  3. The battery should keep charged as it charges off the ignition barrel. the battery would not make a difference as the chip for the immobiliser unit is benign. The battery controls the remote central locking. I worked out why mine kept failing by using PAsoft. The diagnostics software showed the ews only reading the key chip intermittently. A great price of kit and very cheap. good luck and keep us informed
  4. Our motor home has a wireless camera which shows on the mirror when you select reverse. it is powered from the 12v or the interior light and the camera and signal become active when I select reverse as it’s wired to the reverse light. Its wireless so no problems if you unhitched and forgot.
  5. Try another key if you have one. Mine failed on the chip and the ews unit didn’t recognise the key. the remote locking will work as it’s a separate transponder. mid you can get a copy of pasoft or another diognosis tool, plug the car in and you can see the car trying to talk to the key. Mine would drop in and out of the comms and fail to start the car. I put the spare key next to the barrel and it read and started all the time. I bought a blank key and a programmer, got a local locksmith to cut the key and copied the chip contents onto the new blank. No issues since!
  6. Can you check part numbers for the touring variant. I thought the headlights and mirrors were the same. I know the saloon and coupe are all different. quarry motors are as below 👍🏻
  7. Surely quarry motors can supply compete units for cheaper? unless you want to keep everything original to the car. … I picked up a second hand x5 set for £25 quid.
  8. Can you remove the stereo? I’m sure the yellow is a permanent feed for data and the red is switched on the ignition. tap a cable off the back of that into an inline fuse ? I did this on the x5 reversing camera and it works great. The camera only needs to be on when the head unit is working anyways.
  9. Hi. Firstly check battery output and then disconnect the MAF sensor. the engine would still run with an oil pressure warning so I suspect the issue os not that. I had a similar issue with an e53 x5 and I replaced the dme and associated computers, it runs perfect now….. for now!
  10. Hi Noel, welcome to the forum. 👍🏻
  11. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bmw-3-series-e46-manual-coupe-m54-straight-6-/403456455439?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 This looks nice and within budget.
  12. Hi there. funny question but what is the battery reading? Is the alternator working well? When was it fitted? my car would stutter and go into limp mode and throw up all sorts of wires codes if either of them dropped voltage when moving. not sure if this would make the car switch to neutral, but it was always worse for me when the weather got cold.
  13. Yep, that sounds right. Instead of pulling the stalk, try pushing it. That should make the high beam stay on. Pull it to turn it off.
  14. Hi Mike and welcome! anyone with a beemer is welcome here and we are a helpful bunch. We might not know where your local dealerships are but we can always come and have a look! 😂👍🏻
  15. My first thought was split in the intake hose or throttle body failure. Unplug the maf sensor and see what happens.
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