Greydog

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    Dave
  • BMW Model
    X5 4.6is Estoril Blue
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    2003

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  1. Greydog

    116i CEL error code p13b6

    The code you have is from a Generic reader so is far to general you need a BMW code reader DIS or similar. It could be anything from a coil pack to as Trevor says worn timing chain. I would get it to someone with a Specific reader or Autologic as a minimum
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    newbi troubles

    Glad it's sorted
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    New member....Hi

    Welcome Mark Good luck with the X6 As far as the seat conversion I am not sure what you are looking for I know there were extra seat options for the E70 X5 , not sure about the X6 though because of the rear roof line. Have a look at www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits of your vin in the search box if there is a kit it will be there, get the part number then search the usual auction sites Enjoy your new Beemer Dave
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    Oil Capacity - F31 335D Xdrive

    Result (not often you get one in your favour) I use www.realoem.com its a BMW parts list (if your not already aware) for all models put the last 7 digits of your Vin in the search box and it will bring up your specific model. Lost's of information and exploded drawings that help, I also use Pelican Parts an american site they are useful for "how too's" with pictures maybe not much use to you as the cousins across the pond still think a diesel is a truck!! Enjoy your car Dave
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    Oil Capacity - F31 335D Xdrive

    Does This Help According to our sources, oil, coolant and fuel capacity for this version of 2016 BMW 335d xDrive are as follows: Engine lubricant oil capacity: 6.5 liter / 6.9 U.S. qt / 5.7 imp. qt oil change Engine coolant capacity: Fuel tank capacity: 57 liter / 15.1 U.S. gal / 12.5 imp. gal Battery capacity (Ah): 90
  6. Greydog

    Which 330d have I got?

    Try Vin Decoder put the last 7 digits of your Vin in and search it will bring up the build sheet for your car www.etkbmw.com/bmw/EN/vin/decoder
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    E90 front indicator

    What is different? Check www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits in the search box then look in the lights section make sure there are no options get the part number and check to see if someone has fitted an aftermarket lamp unit if all else fails take out the headlamp Dave
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    E90 front indicator

    If I recall under the front wing in the wheel arch there is a hatch two twist clips at the top. Use a coin to turn them lift out the hatch and you can reach the bulb holder, you do need the wheel on full lock to give room to get your hand in even better with the wheel off. Good Luck Dave
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    N43 engine swop

    How handy are you with spanners? As Trevor says it is a fair bit of work but if your competent mechanically and plan the work methodically then all things are possible. For an engine out job the minimum special equipment will be Jacks, Axel stands and an Engine Crane plus of course a good bag of spanners space to do the work, oh and a couple of mates are always useful. I would look at www.realoem.com put in the last 7 digits of your Vin then check what alternative engines were available for your model, then check all the ancillaries and cross reference them against your model. You should then have a list of what items you need. This will help you gauge the scope and scale of the task. If your going ahead then start by stripping out the existing engine work slowly check out You Tube and Pelican Parts for "how too's" and take lots of pictures they will help when rebuilding. Good Luck Dave
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    Locking nut broken

    I had this with a Volvo someone had fitted aftermarket locking nuts and left the original Volvo nut with the car very helpful I tack welded a wheel bolt to the nut and hey presto they were history. Brought a new Vovlo set and made sure I knew where both keys were.
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    Any info on these 330ci clubsports

    Try here https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?q=bmw+330+ci+clubsport Looks as though they are getting rarer So enjoy it and don't break it
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    E90 (I think) 320 M Sport Purchase

    Morning Chris Welcome to the Forum to check what you have try www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits of your Vin into the search box and it will bring up the spec for your model and the options. Useful for part numbers and assembly drawings Enjoy that Beemer Dave
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    BMW X5 fitting sat nav

    Hi Darrell Welcome to the Forum , I would check on www.realoem.com to make sure you get a compatible part number for the nav unit and your model you may also need the loom. The nav needs coding to make it work I believe the codes can be downloaded. Not sure if the unit will need coding to the chassis or not but this can be done with INPA and DIS. Good luck
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    635 Milage Enquiry

    With a full history and only 16 to 18k per year it is as they say "just run in" the BMW 6 cylinder engines are just about the best there are out there so I would have no concerns at that mileage. I would check the gearbox service history ZF recommend fluid changes around a 100k from memory. Many service the engine religiously but forget gearbox and diff's ? As yours is a full main dealer history it should all be done but worth a check. Enjoy your new car
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    Which engine do I have ........help

    Have a look on www.realoem.com in the serial number box put the last 7 digits of your vin it will pull up the parts list for your car including engine type. I find it a great source of information