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About vpcaptain

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    Glasgow
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    Aeroplanes and DIY
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    Furloughed Airline Pilot

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    E87 LCI 1.6i

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  1. vpcaptain

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Oops no it was in belfast
  2. vpcaptain

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Think we invented the ram raid back in the 80’s
  3. vpcaptain

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    No the ‘weegies’ would take the Q3 for a ram raid. Not letting them take the 1er
  4. vpcaptain

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Theyd pinch mine first andrew
  5. vpcaptain

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Exactly Boba the tip gaps are totally different as the N43 engine uses piezo ignition and the specified NGK plug has a gap of around 1.2mm to the Bosch 0.9mm so amazed the engine ran without a misfire.
  6. vpcaptain

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Ps there the nox sensor, the thermostat, new coolant and bleed and then the front end drive belts pulleys etc, finally finish off with new front discs & pads, and another round of bleeding
  7. vpcaptain

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    It’s on the back of the engine 3 new o rings required on refitting according to TIS, so a trip to the stealer for those 24 and 25mm.
  8. vpcaptain

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    If cleaning the egr valve doesn’t improve matters will price up a new one. Approx £115
  9. vpcaptain

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Thanks andrew, appreciate the second opinion on the welded in plugs, turned out the Indy had fitted Bosch ZGR6STE2 which are not approved by BMW only the NGKZKBR7A-HTU. Amazed the Bosch ones even worked to be honest. car pulls better for first 5-10 mins but then stutters again with the dreaded NOX sensor looking as though it’s not functioning correctly and the car gets stuck in rich homogenous operation mode.
  10. vpcaptain

    E87 LCI - N43B20A - NOX Sensor replacement

    Thanks will pm you my details to organise payment etc. lol yeah I’m noticing the common threads on injectors, timing chain guides etc but I wanted something to learn on so will keep me and Andrew busy
  11. vpcaptain

    E87 LCI - N43B20A - NOX Sensor replacement

    For a suitable liquid compensation
  12. vpcaptain

    E87 LCI - N43B20A - NOX Sensor replacement

    Thanks for the posts and was still researching the noxem emulator the guy seems to know his stuff. How much would be looking for the used nox sensor by the way ? Cheers
  13. vpcaptain

    E87 LCI N43B20A 2009 NOX Sensor

    Thanks Mark, just looking at options will get back to you if I agree to order
  14. vpcaptain

    E87 LCI N43B20A 2009 NOX Sensor

    Hi Cotswolds - recommended by neighbour Andrew to contact you for price please Vin Code E336394 https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part?id=UH32-EUR-08-2009-E87N-BMW-116i_20&mg=18&sg=10&diagId=18_0719&q=11787587130 NOX sensor 11787587130 postage to PA6 please Thanks Rob
  15. Hi Guys / Girls, recently bought an 59 plate E87 LCI 116i with N43B20A engine and it’s ran smoothly until I bought a Foxwell NT510 and scanned for codes:- It’s picked up the NOX sensor codes listed 2AF2 Nitrogen-Oxide Sensor Lambda Linear, 2AF4 - Nitrogen-Oxide Sensor Electric, 2AF9 Nitrogen-Oxide Sensor NOX Signal Coast mode check and 30DA - DME Nitrogen-Oxide Sensor Signal. I cleared the codes and drove 350 mile trip but noticed that at idle the engine was running roughly and with a little bit of blow back after pressing the accel pedal.Now I know I need to replace the NOX sensor - a genuine one from BMW branded Continental can be purchased from a reputable seller online for £250-300, avoiding the Chinese fakes at £100 ( bad spelling and welding on the sensor near the nut ) Problem is I don’t mind swapping out the failed sensor with a new one but read that you have to use INPA to code the new sensor and reset adaptions etc for both the NOX sensor and the NOX Catalytic convertor. ( which possibly results in the engine running rough while it learns the new adaptions )I’ve also read on the NOXEM website bimmerprofs that if you have left it too long after having the original NOX sensor fail, simply replacing the NOX sensor is a waste of time as the NOX Cat will be ruined ? Also living just out of Glasgow has anyone got a reputable bmw Indy who I can trust to carry out the coding and or fitting ? ( would ideally want some kind of warranty that if they supply and fit they are using a genuine part and not a fake Chinese one ) Thanks for any help Cheers
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