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  1. Kalpesh

    Ignition key help - What are my options?

    When i bought the car, I got one key that remotely unlocks & starts the car. This key does not unlock the via the door barrel The other key unlocks via the door barrel and does not start the car.
  2. Kalpesh

    Ignition key help - What are my options?

    Must have been done by a previous owner. I can't see BMW incorrectly cutting the key when it unlocks/locks from the barell on the drivers door. What about ordering the correct barell for the Ignition, how much of a headache would that be to install? I presume it would need coding too?
  3. Kalpesh

    Ignition key help - What are my options?

    I'm really sorry but I haven't written this post well at all. The replacement key from BMW when placed in the barrel does not turn into 1st position. It only unlocks & locks manually. Thanks
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    Ignition key help - What are my options?

    Hi I got a key ordered through BMW and gave them the chassis number to have it made. I just can't figure out why it won't start the car? Thanks for your replies
  5. Hello, I recently lost my key, the "spare" I got when I bought the car let's me manually unlock the car only. Bracing myself about the cost of the replacement I remembered I had a certain policy that I didn't cancel on time. I rang them up and they approved the cost of the replacement. I had to wait a couple of days for the replacement, in that time my lost key was found. A day later went to pick up the new key, came home put the new key away safely as I had my "main" key in my possession again. A little time later spotted the new key and thought I'd program it, only to find out that the new key did nothing apart from slot into the ignition barrel. - My "main remotely unlocks/locks & Starts the engine. - The second key that came with the car, unlocks/locks the car through the barrel on the door. - The replacement key unlocks/locks the car through the barrel on the door. So I'm lost and don't know what to do, next time I lose my key I might not be so lucky to find it and having 2 additional keys that won't even start the engine will cause me some stress. Any advice please? Thanks Kalp
  6. Kalpesh

    Rear sill welding

    Hi, can you remember where you bought these from as I need the same and live in Bolton. thanks
  7. Kalpesh

    V8 Valve Covers

    Hi Are the 540i pre-vanos valve covers the same as the vanos ones? Thanks Kalp
  8. Kalpesh

    Brand New Camshaft Position Sensor problem

    I paid at the time £102 inc delivery
  9. Kalpesh

    Brand New Camshaft Position Sensor problem

    I ended up purchasing from Cotswold fired up 1st time and got a 2 year warranty. The previous makes I bought were Meyle lasted 4/5 months and the other Fuel Parts which didn't work at all.
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    Brand New Camshaft Position Sensor problem

    Its not, I'll have to price up and get on from BMW many thanks
  11. Hello, I'm having problems with a new camshaft position sensor. Around six months or so ago I replaced it then until recently I started getting problems where the car would fire up then stall. This would happen about 5/6 times then eventually the engine runs. I took the car to my local BMW Indy and diagnosed the sensor is faulty, he told me he left it disconnected and to come back when I got a replacement. So I purchased a new sensor and read up how to install it and installed it myself. I turned the ignition on and the car would not start. It would just tick over. I turn off the ignition unclip the top connector of the CPS and turned on the ignition and the car starts. I put the clip back on and the engine stalls. Has anybody experienced this, or someone who can guide me on what to look at and rectify this problem Many thanks Kalp
  12. Hi, looking for someone to replace both oil pan gaskets on my e39 Thanks Kalp
  13. Kalpesh

    Automatic Transmissions Preston - Thumbs up!

    I took my e39 to Automatic Transmissions Preston on Wednesday. I got an excellent efficient service from them at a very good price, they showed me the old oil which made me glad I went there. The customer service & staff is one of the best I've seen. i'm now looking to get both oil sump gaskets replaced with them thanks kalp
  14. I'm gonna be keeping these clocks I'm afraid
  15. I've had a set of push & pull hand controls fitted when I bought the car, the DSC issue came several months after those were fitted. I wouldn't have been aware of the ABS light (and the DSC) coming on, as I only recently tried the other cluster to compare against each other.