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  1. Most unit failing? Or something else?

    Thanks, annoyingly I get topic doesn't exist when I i tried to read it I'll have to try at home on laptop in case it's phone. Andy
  2. Most unit failing? Or something else?

    OK, so you don't need an emulator? I have cable and software so if I can find a guide I'll approach the coding myself, if it saves hundreds on emulator. I'd appreciate guidance as to the identity of the parts you describe so I can source
  3. Most unit failing? Or something else?

    What about emulation? Or can the unit be activated so that it's not required? Lots of confusing info out there. Also, I'm really confused as to what facials I'd need to replace my pre lci mask front and aircon controls? Andy
  4. Random plug under steering column

    Do you mean more harness or just adding the bulb holder and bulb?
  5. Random plug under steering column

    Nope I don't, but I thought if you didn't, the loom wasn't there either and had to be added too?
  6. Ok, can anyone give me a precise explanation of the approach to put NBT in my 53 plate pre-lci 530D. I've seen various emulating cables and the like, but also read that they can be activated externally removing the need for that? What changes would I need to make to fascia, do I need some CCC/CIC parts for AC controls and bit that covers head unit? I know touch controller needs some adjustment to trim where existing idrive control is but pics from old threads have all gone dead. If someone in the know can chime in? My existing Bluetooth module is dead, and it wouldn't do music anyway, and currently I have M-ASK in the dash. Andy
  7. Random plug under steering column

    But what is it?
  8. Whilst I was under the dash, I found this loose plug, any ideas of it's application? It was under steering column.
  9. White smoke on start up help please?

    It can indicate low compression but you'd expect rough running to accompany that, and if it were an injector issue again lumpy running as it likely be affecting one cylinder (or a few if more than one duff injector) The more I watch the video close to tail pipes the less white it looks. Is it chipped/ got a tuning box? How does it go? Wondering if a boost leak could be giving you black/grey smoke. As it's only there when revved. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  10. Washer bottle

    If the level in the tank is bellow the filler tube, wouldn't this rule that seal out? Or does the fill pipe enter the tank below the normal level? (that would be a terrible design if it does!) Andy Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  11. White smoke on start up help please?

    The puff of black on start is puzzling. I'd put checking the breather at top of the list! And fuel filter. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  12. White smoke on start up help please?

    One of your vids, when you start your getting quite a kick of black smoke at first fire, which is a little odd, did you throttle the engine as you were cranking? The video you linked shows the smoke as a little grey, almost black mixed with a little white, it's not really as white smoke as with misfire, and it's not really there on idle, which if it were a bad injector I would expect it to be there all the time to some extent. Does it start easily from cold, from hot and from somewhere in between? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  13. White smoke on start up help please?

    Can you upload vids to YouTube and post the link here? Just so we can see the smoke? WHITE SMOKE occurs when raw diesel comes through the exhaust completely intact and unburned. Some causes of this include Faulty or damaged injectors dribbling fuel in on wrong engine phase and getting vented down the exhaust, or the wrong part of diesel cycle again leading to raw disruption exiting a cylinder. Incorrect injection timing (could be a worn timing gear or damaged crankshaft keyway). So furl in to cylinder at the wrong time relative to compression of the air and conditions correct for fuel to combust. Low cylinder compression (eg caused by leaking or broken valves, piston ring sticking, cylinder and/or ring wear, or cylinder glaze) leading to no combustion in that cylinder and fuel down the exhaust. White smoke CAN be as a result of water, but it wouldn't, in my experience, be as dense as with raw diesel. I video woukd help . Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  14. White smoke on start up help please?

    Sorry, this is incorrect. A sign of misfire is white smoke which is un combusted fuel evaporating. Black is a sign of too much fuel i. e. soot as a result of poor combustion. Blue is oil burning I did design and develop diesel engines for 5 years, including calibrate. https://www.carkeys.co.uk/guides/getting-smoke-from-your-diesel-car-exhaust Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  15. White smoke on start up help please?

    If it's white, that's a sign of unburnt fuel, could be glow plug related. If it's more white with a hint of blue smoke could be oil being burnt via valve seals or turbo, or a clogged crankcase breather. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk