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  1. Intermittent loss of brake servo

    This is the reply I got from BMW after enquiry about the recall. Doesn’t make sense Thanks for your email about outstanding recalls or quality enhancements for your BMW. I can confirm that our database shows that you have one outstanding (recalls/quality enhancements), please find listed below: · E7x replacing front propeller shaft (RoW) For your convenience I have listed for you below, previous recalls which have been completed on this car: · E70 E71 Check steering gear and replace, if applicable I hope you found this helpful and if there’s anything else I can help you with please do not hesitate to get back in touch with me. Kind regards Syed
  2. Hi over last 2 days have briefly lost brake servo while engine cold. Resolved when warmed up. Any ideas please?
  3. Space Saver ‘ditching runflats’

    Many thanks for that
  4. Space Saver ‘ditching runflats’

    Thanks. So I can get away with 17” space saver as a get me home?
  5. Space Saver ‘ditching runflats’

    Stupid question of the day. My car has 18” wheels. Does space saver spare have to be 18”? Just changed from run flats to normal tyres
  6. Secondary air system fault can cause this. It just increases amount of air on first start up and goes off after a couple of minutes. Not vital to the car, but can cause a lot of hassle if faulty. However the ECU can be programmed to ignore it. Worked for me. Another point, have all coil packs got the rubber boot at the bottom in place. If not this can allow the coil pack to move about causing random faults and misfires
  7. Rother Valley meet 2017

    Going to have to give it a miss I'm afraid. Outbreak of the runs in the household. Not personally affected yet, so on nursing duties.
  8. Rother Valley meet 2017

    And me!
  9. Rother Valley meet 2017

    Never been to a meet before, but I am in Barnsley and would be interested, if that's ok
  10. e39 owner moved to an e60!

    Hi, only just seen this. Welcome to 545i ownership. There aren't many of us in the UK. Only around 400 ever registered and only just over 300 currently on UK roads.
  11. Saloon boot lid 'damper'

    Keep me posted!
  12. Saloon boot lid 'damper'

    You could be right. That's why I was reluctant to try it
  13. Saloon boot lid 'damper'

    If you look there appears to be some room for adjustment as there are different slots to locate the big spring. I have a similar problem as I have a small Schnitzer boot spoiler which seems to have upset the balance of the boot. However, I have not yet made an attempt to do anything as I am unsure if it will work. Perhaps someone else will see this and enlighten us?
  14. 520d glow plug controller

    I changed one on a 530d without removing manifold. Tricky, but do-able. Plenty of videos on You tube. However if you are having glow plugs changed would be easier to let them do it as they will have to remove manifold to access glow plugs anyway.
  15. Sat nav

    Hi. If it was not specified as an option from new it won't be installed
  16. E60 Boot light (pre LCI)

    Sometimes affects rear number plate lights as well. Happens on lci as well
  17. SAI warning

    Hi, yes I have had this done on my 545i. Only a week ago, but so far ok. Depends on which car you have. I had a full remap, but apparently on some cars it is possible to just remove the SAI, i.e. tell it to ignore the system.
  18. Not sure why I'm getting the DPF error

    I used Terraclean. They are a nationwide franchise. Google for one local to you. Sorted out my 156,000 mile, 2008 530d which no one else could do. Get fault codes read though, as a faulty glow plug controller or any faulty glow plugs will prevent DPF regeneration. I only had the car for another 1000 miles before I sold it, but was fine up to then
  19. Mystery Part

    Hi. Does anyone know what this might be? It was fitted to my 545i in 2016 by previous owner. I have searched real OEM without success. B64.11.6.906.652 Description 732403/WATER VAL Price 116.35 including vat. Thanks
  20. Mystery Part

    Thanks guessed it was something like that but couldn't work out where it was. Shame it didn't have new water pump at same time then I wouldn't have had to buy one!
  21. Hi. Bit of a mystery. The engine management light suddenly constantly on, but on dashboard only, not on iDrive and no check control fault. I know CCVs need replacing (these are on order) and have lumpy idle. Otherwise car runs ok and revs freely. Oil level ok and had very recent water pump and thermostat replacement. Any ideas or could it just be down to CCV? Thanks in anticipation
  22. 545i Engine Light: no obvious fault

    Oh dear! Hopefully my experience might help other forum members in future
  23. 545i Engine Light: no obvious fault

    Seems very likely that was the problem then
  24. 545i Engine Light: no obvious fault

    UPDATE. Changed CCV valves although they were not visibly damaged. No improvement. Had codes read and found fault on secondary air system and misfire number 3 cylinder. Was advised to use V power and to get a carbon clean (search on Facebook) as may be due to carbon build-up. I have had this car about 6 weeks and prior to that it had only done 6,000 miles over 2 years, so relatively little use . Had |carbon clean done yesterday and feels like I have new engine! Still occasional misfire when on tick over, but otherwise sorted. Fault codes cleared and so far have remained clear. Cost £99 and worth every penny. They come to you at place of work or at home.The basic principle is hydrogen pumped in through air intake which causes carbon to burn off at atomic level. Worked a treat!