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  1. Drove down to London...no warning lights....parked up in Acton overnight and fired her up this morning light came on again.....car was a bit lumpy in neutral both cold and when warmed up....car drove like a dream on the M1 and round the North Circular road ...other than the warning lights the car is spot on...my have to go to an indie.
  2. In Nottingham?
  3. Jordan do you work on the side/foreigners?
  4. Hello guys. Not long bought my BMW 525i se auto (2001) with 48000 on clock and BMW service history...never had a car like this b4 and for the first 850 miles it has run well...but the warning lights are a pain...1st one (and still on) is the 'engine deterioration of exhaust emission control values'...have the problem examined at BMW service (who want £150 for a two hour check)...Sytners Nottingham...and this morning starting from cold....Automatic transmission light come on...albeit for a few minutes...car ran in limp mode for a bit...(emergency run programme)...again saying I should go to BMW for a diagnosis and again they wanted £150 for an in depth check(diagnostic)..lol...but as the car warmed up this one disappeared and the auto box ran smooth as silk...so what they heck would have caused this to run in limp mode for a few minutes and then go? I am off to London tomorrow so should I risk driving down there as the car is running spot on now? ..Filled the car up this afternoon (petrol) with Shell V power nitro and a few minutes later the exhaust emission warning light faded away>??? Car seems to be happy with this fuel and running smooth.
  5. Cheers Dan...looks like the topic has been brought up before mate.
  6. Hello guys...started my car this morning no problem at all...no warning lights either...drove the car onto the pavement to wash/clean the inside ...did this then afterwards the engine light come on...read the handbook and it states..'' deterioration of exhaust emission control values.....Have the problem examined by BMW service!!! Can't figure out why this come on and how to get rid of it (without going to BMW hopefully)! Any tips/help appreciated! Car is the 525i se auto on a 2001 plate with 48000 on clock and full BMW service history! Based in Notts so looking for good indies!!!
  7. Hello guys...started my car this morning no problem at all...no warning lights either...drove the car onto the pavement to wash/clean the inside ...did this afterwards the engine light come on...read the handbook and it states..'' deterioration of exhaust emission control values.....Have the problem examined by BMW service!!! Can't figure out why is come on and how to get rid of it (without going to BMW hopefully)! Any tips/help appreciated! Car is the 525i se auto on a 2001 plate with 48000 on clock and full BMW service history!
  8. Hello guys...started my car this morning no problem at all...no warning lights either...drove the car onto the pavement to wash/clean the inside ...did this afterwards the engine light come on...read the handbook and it states..'' deterioration of exhaust emission control values.....Have the problem examined by BMW service!!! Can't figure out why is come on and how to get rid of it (without going to BMW hopefully)! Any tips/help appreciated! Car is the 525i se auto on a 2001 plate with 48000 on clock and full BMW service history!
  9. Hello guys...new to the BMW scene so can anyone recommend any good indies either in Notts/Derby or Loughborough? cheers ...just got my 525i se auto and so far so good.
  10. Hello guys...new to the BMW scene so can anyone recommend any good indies either in Notts/Derby or Loughborough? cheers ...just got my 525i se auto and so far so good.
  11. View from the roof top terrace of the airport at Bangkok/Thailand....love the place as does my Mrs and kids.
  12. BMW Sytners of Nottingham are quoting me £389 for an Inspection ll. service which is part of their 'value' range ...tempted as the car has a full BMW service history as it stands!
  13. My first BMW.....525i SE AUTO....48 on the clock with Full BMW service history and one owner...best car I have ever drove and definitely the quickest. Trouble is do I continue to get the car serviced by BMW or go indie or use my mate who is a mechanic with 30 years experience with Volvo?
  14. Yes this is the bit I am nervous about...current owner says it would get down to London and back a hundred times without trouble....we shall see.
  15. Thanks guys for the information and guidance which I do appreciate. Pictures will follow as soon as I have drove the 300 miles home...washed it...cleaned the inside...and hopefully be happy with it!