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  1. the car is 2011 e81 118d 2 litre diesel i have been getting an amber battery warning and a yellow car on the ramp warning on the check control when i switch on the car and when switching it off.(my car does not have i-drive) i did charge the battery with a ctek charger but the problem persists. the battery in the car is 9 yrs old and i think needs replacing so i bought a Varta one of the same spec-(80AH 800CCA AGM battery) so does anyone know if the c-teck charger can be left connected to the car while doing the battery change to avoid losing time ,date,elecredic window and radio settings? i am hoping to register the battery using a carly for bmw which has a battery registration app tool.Has any one successfully used the carly app tool to register the battery? your comments would be helpful
  2. thanks ,I reset oil service first and then i-drive was telling me that vehicle check was 90 miles overdue, and I successfully reset this as well
  3. i have the oil service and vehicle inspection service messages displaying on idrive. i have done the major service which included oil,oil filter,pollen filter ,air filter and fuel filter change which of these 2 service messages do i reset first using the odometer button on the dash?
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    E81 BMW 118d stalled!!

    so far the car has not stalled again,so it appears the dodgy breather hose was the culprit and replacing it has sorted the problem out
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    E81 BMW 118d stalled!!

    the car is a 2011 model E81 118d hatchback with 78k on the clock i was stationary waiting to turn at a junction when the engine jerked and stalled.No warning light came up on the dash the car started up easily and this has not happened again i did a diagnostic and it came up with 2 fault codes 3FF0 -Airmass flow sensor 40E9-Exhaust gas recirculation controller,position control i deleted the codes and they have not come back yet and the car drove fine on a long journey. what could have the been the cause ?
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    E81 BMW 118d stalled!!

    i replaced the crankcase breather hose which was leaking and hopefully this will stop the stalling. time will tell
  7. the plastic breather hose is leaking so how does one get the bottom end of the breather hose off.? I tried to pull it up with pliers and pressing the tabs but will not come out. i could not find any info on the internet. Could someone help?
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    E81 BMW 118d stalled!!

    i checked the codes and they are the same as before the first episode of stalling. 3FF0 -Airmass flow sensor 40E9-Exhaust gas recirculation controller,position control any ideas what may be causing this/fix?
  9. thank you. so what kind of software will come with the cable? is it a one click install ? i suppose i will be able to do diagnostics /erase codes only?
  10. i need a diagnostic cable for an F10,F20, f30 ,F32 bmws and also an E SERIES bmw. can you recommend the cable and the software ? do you sell these items as a package?
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    E81 BMW 118d stalled!!

    the car stalled again while slowing down to turn into a car park. will read fault codes again tomorrow
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    Good Oil Offer on

    ok that's a good price then
  13. some of the newer bmws require adblue. can one use adblue from any source such as supermarket fuel station forecourts or costco or does one have buy from the dealership?
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    Good Oil Offer on

    that oil is cheap because of the production date of 2018 ,all oils have a shelf life
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    Oil change

    i go for bmw LL04 approved oil -5w30 -shell helix ultra ECT C3 oil. or castrol edge 5w30M oil which is also BMW LL 04 spec
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    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    just noticed that Shell Helix HX8 ECT 5W-40 - 5Ltr is also BMW LL04 approved and costs about half of what Shell Helix Ultra ECT C3 5W-30 costs.(about 34 quid for 5 litres) At about 18 quid for 5 litres looks like real value for money but on reading the specs it appears the 5w30 spec shell oil is superior hence more expensive.
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    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    it is currently available from carparts4less after using a 20% off voucher code = HOLIDAY20 but as may know voucher codes keep changing and currently eurocarparts with their voucher code appears more expensive
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    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    I may go for the Shell Helix Ultra ECT C3 5W-30 - 5Ltr can next time which meets bmwLL04 and at 34 quid for 5litres is also good value
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    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    but still cannot understand why the newer version of 0w30 castrol edge FST oil does not have LL04 on it. i wonder if bmw have to pay castrol to do so and decided not to ?
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    BMW Button Fading / Wearing

    agreed and having looked online , a set of 12 genuine bmw buttons will set you back between 82 and 110 quid!
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    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    i agree because castrol edge 0w30 titanium fst is what i have always used when it was readily available at costco but now that they no longer stock it ,i bought the castrol edge 5w30m from costco which they now stock and at 30 quid for 4 litres i thinks that represents excellent value for money
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    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    The newer version of castrol edge 0w30 has no longer got the bmw LL 04 approval on the can so i have gone for castrol edge 5w30M which has bmw LL04 approval printed on the can
  23. I was looking at sourcing genuine parts for the above car which is may 2018 car. Interestingly i noticed that although it is a 3 litre diesel it shares the same oil filter,pollen filter and fuel filter as a F30 320D 2014 which is a 2 litre diesel model. This is confirmed by the same bmw part numbers for these.
  24. the car is a 2018 model with a diesel engine what is included in the first oil service? what is the oil capacity and spec.?
  25. thanks to both posters above for the useful and relevant information
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