phil67

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    Phil
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    118D Sport
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    2010

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  1. The forum does have a fb page advertising the forum, but would it be better to have a chat page as well?
  2. Indeed, I replaced with oem shocks and springs, now the car doesn't appear to be leaning so much on the drivers side, just got to sort out all the warning lights now :) Should I purchase a code reader or try and find my old laptop with inpa on it ?
  3. Front Changed both front wheel bearings, also put new brakes discs and pads. Rear Changed one spring / shock absorber and one disc and pads, just got the do the same on the other side tomorrow and if get chance change the oil / filter and also the fuel filter 🙂
  4. Have you checked the wiring / plugs sorry I cant be more help, where about are you? as hopefully a vert owner will be on soon and may of had the same problem Have you got a code reader?
  5. Have you checked that you have fluid, is it making any noises?
  6. The causes of white exhaust smoke can vary; however, it is common to see white exhaust smoke when first starting a car, especially on cooler days. This is generally steam caused by condensation. As the engine warms up and the condensation dissipates the white exhaust smoke (steam) is no longer seen. If excessive white exhaust smoke is present well after the engine warms up, it is necessary to have the car inspected for possible internal coolant leaks. Indicators of an internal coolant leak include billowing white exhaust smoke accompanied by a sweet odor or a low coolant reservoir level. An internal coolant leak can also contaminate the engine oil giving it a frothy, milky appearance. Even small amounts of coolant entering the combustion chamber will produce white exhaust smoke. One of the main causes of white exhaust smoke and coolant loss is a cracked or warped cylinder head, a cracked engine block, or head gasket failure caused by overheating. A cracked head may allow coolant to leak into one or more cylinders or into the combustion chamber of the engine. Dirty coolant, a poorly maintained cooling system, a low coolant level, or a non-functioning cooling fan can cause engine overheating. In addition, engine wear can eventually cause the gaskets to lose their capacity to seal properly allowing internal coolant loss. Intake manifold gasket and head gasket failures are two of the most common sources of internal coolant loss caused by engine wear. Never remove the radiator cap or coolant reservoir cap while the engine is hot or running as it can cause serious injury; always allow the car to cool down completely first. Checking for a low coolant level in the reservoir is the first step in determining if coolant loss is causing the white exhaust smoke. If the coolant reservoir is at the proper level but excessive white exhaust smoke is present, a cooling system pressure check is required to determine where, if any, coolant leaks are located.
  7. Is there any interest in attending this show on the 11th August 2019 https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/events/the-national-bmw-festival
  8. Just wondering is anyone was attending this show, I know its a bit short notice http://www.bmwshow.co.uk/index.php
  9. has the door unlocked? if it has it sounds more like a mechanical issue
  10. Welcome along to the forum Gemma 🙂
  11. Any interest in having some meets in your area? If so please put a comment on this post to show your interest 🙂
  12. Any interest in having some meets in your area? If so please put a comment on this post to show your interest 🙂
  13. Any interest in having some meets in your area? If so please put a comment on this post to show your interest 🙂
  14. Any interest in having some meets in your area? If so please put a comment on this post to show your interest 🙂