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    Dave
  • BMW Model
    X5 4.6is Estoril Blue
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Welcome to the Forum Brian Look forward to seeing the Project progress Dave
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Turbo or Vacuum air leak would be top of my check list
  14. Morning Mark Have you checked the Idrive for faults? Is it a Beep or a Squeak? Does it increase in speed with revs ? Could be Water Pump, Alternator, AC pump or a belt tensioner Dave
  15. Morning Martin In the vibration in the steering or do you feel it more in the seat/car. I would get the rear tyres checked as well, if you had a front out of balance there is a good chance rear also are out. My son who is a tree surgeon often takes his pick up to a "hand car wash" twice he has had out of balance issues turns out the boys with the jet washers have actually knocked weights off!! In my experience tyre pressure can have an effect but with the x5 it is more tyre wear than balance (I run 36psi (2.5bar) There is a chart on the drivers door panel that gives tyre pressure for
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