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About amebb

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  • Birthday 05/05/1971

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  • Location
    Leamington Spa
  • Occupation
    IT Consultant

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    BMW 540i
  1. Hi Chicaneuk, thank you for your reply. I would be intrested to know what fault finder you have? I need to get one for myself that works ...lol rather than just look good. I have a USB device that I can use... another eBay purchase lol.... And i just need the software to get it all working etc. But, let me know what your fault reader called and i can see if i can find one on ebay. But thank you for all your help... cheers
  2. UPDATE..... I spent a very long trying to locate the issue as to why the light was one ... (!) lights I had checked and changed two brake pad sensors.... done a complete brake fluid change and checked for any leaks etc. The problem turned out to be located at the brake fluid resivior tank. It had a faulty sensor. I didnt want to change the complete tank so i pulled out the plug and bridges the connector. The light was gone. Sadly there was very little information about this online - so, anyone who may have the same issue as me... please check the contacts on the resiviour tank. Thanks for all your help.
  3. @Chicaneuk - thank you very much - i would really appreciate that very much. I am in Leamington Spa, not too far from you. Let me know when your free buddy Thanks
  4. @pt503i the issue is that on my car for some strange reason I cannot get my fault reader to work on the car. The seat belt reset tools works ok but the code reader does not work. (The tool i have is the D900 EOBD/OBDII tool) Thanks
  5. Update I have checked the brake pad sensors and they are fine. All calipers have been bleed and are all working fine. There are no leaks and all the brake fluid has been changed. Having done all of this I still get the error light...... (!) What can I try next....,? Any clues ? Thanks
  6. hi, yes your right there is one at the front. both have been changed. still i get this error light
  7. Hello, i need some help please. I have a BMW E39 525i. The car failed its MOT last week because there was a light on the dash board. It was the (!) light. I have changed the brake pad sensor, checked brake pads, now just adjusting the hand brake and also checked brake fluid etc. I think i have tried everything possible. Can anyone else give me some tips please on how i can get rid of the light ? Thank you for your help
  8. Engine eratic idle.... HELP PLZ

    The thing i was talking about at the engine is the OSV...... thanks
  9. Hi there I need some help please with my car. My car is a BMW e39 540i - R reg - Auto. The issue is that when i start the car sometimes there is a cloud of smoke from the exhaust - a greyish white colour. This dosnt last long...... and then dies away. Sometimes i can get the smoke whilst driving too. The engine feels eratic..... its not smooth. I have changed the spark plugs and they were ok. I also checked the water and oil to see any signs of a blown head gasket. The oil was fine and so was the water. All the levels were acceptable. There are no error messages on the dash or using a computer etc.. Someone told me that there is something on the back of the engine that needs to be changed as this tends to go sometimes..... Can anyone give me ideas as to what else i need to be looking for to fix this issue ?? Thank you
  10. Hi there I need some advice. Is there anyway that i can connect my iPod or MP3 player to my Bmw e39 525i....? What i would like ideally is to be able to connect my Ipod / MP3 player to the audio system from the rear of the car, where the CD interchanger sits. Can those leads be used - with adaptors etc to connect external audio devices ? Thank you
  11. Ipod / MP3 connected to e39 sound system

    Thank you ... i will figure out how to move this to the audio section.. thanks for your prompt reply
  12. Hi there I need some advice. Is there anyway that i can connect my iPod or MP3 player to my Bmw e39 525i....? What i would like ideally is to be able to connect my Ipod / MP3 player to the audio system from the rear of the car, where the CD interchanger sits. Can those leads be used - with adaptors etc to connect external audio devices ? Thank you
  13. Hi, the old one was an original Siemens one. It had a slight issue where i had opened up the little black box..... my fault ! But, i will get another original MAF and see if that makes a difference. Thanks
  14. Hi d_a_n1979..... I will have a look at the car on sunday to check what the issue could be. I have a check list which includes looking at the earthing for the ignition coils. Checking resistance for ignition coils Vacum pipes etc... MAF sensor too. I did change the MAF meter a few months ago when the car was having these issues.... it only made the slightest difference, nothing major. Then again i did buy from ebay and the MAF was unbranded etc..... yes i know, silly move! The ODB is in the engine bay. I will see if i can read the codes etc and take it from there. Any other ideas, please let me know. Thanks
  15. Hi there Can anyone help me please. I have a bmw e39 525i manual. The issue that i have is that the car starts fine and drives ok. BUT, sometimes i have flat spots on the acceleration. I loose power sometimes when i try to accelerate. I have heard some popping from the front, mainly in the air filter but not every time. Can anyone tell me what i need to be looking for to fix this issue ? Fuel economy is ok and the car isnt smoking etc or loosing oil, water etc... Thank you
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