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    X5 4.6is Estoril Blue
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  1. Hi Gary Welcome to the Forum Obviously general engine condition has to be considered/ What mileage and which engine? There are a lot of "Could Be's" so you really need a Diagnostic session. First thought is check the fuel pump fuses and relay but it could be a sensor ?? Dave
  2. Hi Andrew You should have 2 O2 sensors one on the DPF and one after the DPF so they can measure the difference between exhaust gas entering the DPF and leaving Testing An O2 sensor will cycle between 0.10 to 0.90 or almost 1 volt. An O2 sensor has to reach the 0.8x Volts amplitude mark while at full operation. An O2 sensor also has to reach the 0.1x Volts amplitude mark while at full operation. (Full operation means the engine is fully warmed up, O2 sensor above the 600 deg. If the sensors are OK then the DPF may need cleaning or a forced regeneration cycle if you do a regeneration cycle or clean the DPF do an Oil and Filter change as well As for the program ISTA/INPA will be the one to go for there is plenty of online help setting it up so no worries Dave
  3. Morning Andrew Have you checked the O2 sensors ? While Carly is good it is nowhere near as acurate as BMW 1.4.0 or ISTA?INPA What exactly is the Aircon problem ? Does it work? When was it last checked ? Dave
  4. Morning Roger Sorry to burst your bubble but no pressure release valve. The cooling system is a sealed system take a look at www.realoem.com either select your model or put the last7 digits of your Vin into the search box. Then search the relevant section, it will show you the parts and where they fit. My guess would be a hose or "O"ring split and low coolant level maybe a gasket (water pump or thermostat seal) If the system was full there would be signs of a leak somewhere (white residue) around or near the leak. Dave
  5. Morning Mando Yes I thought there was a dipstick on your model not obvious hidden down the side of the engine. I just don't understand why manufacturers are so hell bent on making everything sensor driven when we know they will degrade/suffer/break given time while a dipstick ??? Hey Ho Dave
  6. Just one word Kenny HERO Dave
  7. Morning Andrew For your fault with the rear air flow adjustment Check the pop out the plugs and clean the contacts also check the earth feed. What does your Carly say ? Dave
  8. Morning Mando On the brother inlaws 535d touring the onboard system adjusts it's self so you should be fine, always check with the dipstick though Dave
  9. Morning Andrew The "Stratification Wheel" (BMW speak for air control wheel) you should have 2 on the dash and the rear ones are on the back of the arm rest between the front seats. Not all models had the rear seat vents (which will make them hard to find) Fingers crossed on the AUC sensor Dave
  10. Morning Kevin Welcome John has said most of it above, History History is important plus make sure everything works as it should press every button and switch. If you get the "Easy Fix, only £20 on Ebay" for anything not working, ask yourself why ?? If it's that simple hasn't it been done? Obviously Dealer Purchase gives more protection but Private purchase can give great savings and more room to negotiate. Dave
  11. Morning Dave Welcome to the Forum Your local BMW Dealer would be my first port of call for New I would also contact some of the BMW Specialist Breakers (I have used Quarry Motors with great success in the past) Dave
  12. Morning Adam Welcome to the Forum First has your car got standard Hydro power steering or Active power steering? If you have standard steering it could be the pump or the rack ? If you have active steering the pump and rack are different and you have a Control unit. Take a look at www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits of your Vin number in the search box and it will call up your model, then check the steering section. If you have active steering check the fusses and any relays. Dave
  13. Morning Philip No apologies required, the suspension on your Beemer is either "Standard" "M sport" or full M series or Hard, Harder and Very Hard. Some of the newer cars have adjustable dampers which are controlled from the drivers seat by a switch (normally 3 settings) Your suspension is adjustable for alignment front and rear so advice is always have a 4 wheel alignment after new tyres. Call me a cynic but first Space Saver spare were introduced not just by BMW but all manufacturers soon adopted it. Lets be honest it doesnt save a lot of space but it does save the manufacturer a load of cash when you compare the costs of a Full alloy an tyre against a Space saver. Then the Tyre manufacturers came up with Run Flats initially from a safety angle as cars were maintaining consistent high speeds on Motorways. Great Idea. Now the manufacturers could not only save the cost of a spare but also the Jack and Wheel brace !! No one considers that if a run flat tyre is as it says "run flat" the side wall integrity will be compromised needing replacement even if the tread is in perfect condition (or may be they did?? Cynic again) The saving grace is you can fit standard tyres to a runflat wheel Dave
  14. Hi Munieb Welcome to the Forum Check the Sale of Goods Act 1079 and it's amendments in 2015. You have more power than you realise. If you are leasing the car have you imformed the lease company, or Hire Purchase company. I would put everything in writing be careful to get the time frame itemised as in, when you first noticed it, when you first reported it and the result after each Dealer Visit. Use phrases like "time is now of the essence" to get a resolution, or "in it's current condition the car is unsuitable for purpose" Send your letter by Email and snail mail to the Dealer MD and copy BMW UK customer services tell them the car as it is is dangerous Goo luck Dave
  15. I would not rely on the Internet, as depending where you look you will get confusing numbers. Baur converted cars across the range 316 up to the 325ix, they also carried out "customer conversions" so not just chassis supplied to them by BMW but cars brought by customers as two door coupe's. Only Baur will have all the Chassis numbers. From what I read the total for 325ix conversions were 114 over the period that Baur were doing the work for BMW. The letter with the car indicates that it is a genuine car and in 2003 was in Sweden could be a great find. Go direct to BMW Classic Register and Baur they will have the information. A quick search showed Total Baur production was 10,865 in Europe, and 3,561 in South Africa. This was broken down into the following quantities: 316: 1362 316i: 1805 318i: 2377 318iS: 97 320i: 2538 323i: 1660 325e: 430 325i: 481 325iX: 114 Of these, 1806 units were delivered to the UK. Hope this helps Dave
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