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  1. Could be a leek in the air pipe near the egr allowing the air exhaust mixture to escape and find its way to the cabin air inlet. Had this with a bmw engine before, the smell was worse when stationary. The egr valve may be due for a good clean.
  2. It all depends on how many miles the engine has done. It sounds like the inlet airways are a bit clogged up...... or it could be something else
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    DPF Regeneration 530d GT

    The yellow triangle is next to the "Efficiancy Dinamics" blue writing and this lit up too. There was no sign from driving that anything was happening at all. I don't think that there is anything to worry about as the car seems to have it all under control. And yes I did mean the oil temperature....
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    DPF Regeneration 530d GT

    Yes, I do mean the coolant temp as the water temp is not visible. It takes about 10 miles to get up to 100 so an urgent regen will heat the engine quicker and the regen then can start sooner for a car that does mainly short journeys. I rarely see the triangle as it is not that noticeable when driving. The Carly App is one way to keep an eye on what your exhaust system is up to.
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    DPF Regeneration 530d GT

    I drive my 525D around town only, for weeks at a time. Usualy just short jouneys. It does a regen about every 1000 miles, depending on jouneys, eyc. The only thing that I notice during a regen is that the temp gauge is on 100 and a little yellow triangle lights up on the dash. I watched it do a regen with Carly plugged in once. From cold in winter, At mile 3 the regen started and by mile 8 it was finished. So nothing much to worry about...
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I have just discovered a feature on my f11 that is totally new to me. If you hold the unlock button on the key fob for several seconds, it will open all the windows at once. Maybe you all knew this before but not me. Now I have to think of a reason for actually using this.
  7. If both sides go down together, then it would seem to suggest that the pump or valve is leeking.
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    Issue with a brakes F11 2012

    It really sounds like the vacuum servo assist is not functioning. If you allow a car to run down a hill with out the engine on, and then brake.... it will feel as you described. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Got rid of the Runflats

    I just swapped my fronts for standard tyres, not the rears, and it is so much more stable on undulating roads. I would not recommend doing the rears first. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2016 518d auto Goes Into Limp Mode

    Hi I did the same yesterday at the traffic lights. Turn the wheel and no power with a message on the screen saying “ lim” This is not limp mode but limit mode. I accidentally pressed the limit button at 20 mph! Sounds like your case too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Engine Fault Reduced Powrr

    Similar problems have been on here before and the 2 most common causes were 1. a build up of water by the engine ecu caused by leaves blocking the drain holes. 2. the battery beginning to fail. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Onboard computer problems

    I think the best way to do it is to disconnect a terminal on the battery and let everything discharge for a few minutes before reconnecting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    F11 2011 handbook query

    The handbook is actually on the I drive screen which is accessed when the engine is off. You can spend hours reading through it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Windscreen Rainwater Drainage

    No water marks at all. Only found by removing the inside door panel and pouring water on the above glass and watch the drips come through between the plastic sheet and the door frame. I added some roofing bitumen to the seal and this cured it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Windscreen Rainwater Drainage

    I went through all the above procedures to cure the problem of water behind the passenger seat only to find that the water was coming in past the seal inside the rear door. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk