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About sarahMtony

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    More info and pic soon...
  • Birthday 04/05/1981

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    Classic British iron, Snowboarding, British Historic Racing, already mostly depreciated BMWs
  • Occupation
    Manufacturing Engineer / Manager


  • Garage
    E46 320d M Sport 2003, E46 330i M Sport, E61 520d M Sport LCI

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  1. sarahMtony

    Please Help

    So that's the M54B30 engine then? Did you take off both boots that go to the throttle body? The lower one is a pain. I'm guessing a front end shunt could have dislodge of split one of these. I'd recommend smoke testing the vacuum system with the symptoms you describe plus crash damage. Sucking in air somewhere...
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    Did you find the source of your battery drain@haych? Sent from my YAL-L41 using Tapatalk
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    "Diamond" key - new battery or replace?

    Congrats. Nice feeling when perseverance pays off! Did you keep taking the key apart to check the voltage or is there an easier way? I keep meaning to change the cells in my 4 off diamond keys from 2003. They all still work and don't want to ruin them trying to get them apart! Sent from my YAL-L41 using Tapatalk
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    E39 530iA Sport Touring

    The good ones don't hang about long! Beautiful example.
  5. sarahMtony

    windcreen washer fluid in main tank.

    Personally I would not worry. If the tank level is now about max 9 would drain some out.
  6. sarahMtony

    Standard Headlight explanation?

    I have a std LCI with halogens (defo no Xenon option) but my dipped beam lens are projection. I thought xenon bulbs had to have headlight washer systems as they run so much hotter they bake the dirt onto the headlight cover?
  7. sarahMtony

    F11 530d M-Sport Touring. 3 Yr BMW Warranty, FBMWSH

    Hey, great car. Wish I was in the market right now. 2015.5 MY Please tell me what My means! I know its used to denote the 1st September registrations but what does MY actually stand for, I've e been looking for years!
  8. sarahMtony

    Limp Mode

    Also for loose battery terminals and fried IBS. Did you get the battery cable (across top of boot floor) done as recall last year? They have a habit of leaving battery terminals loose...
  9. sarahMtony

    BMW Whistle sound

    You definitely have a leak. Hence the puff of smoke. I would guess cracked exhaust manifold
  10. sarahMtony

    535d oil catch can

    I've never seen/heard of an external breather on any diesel but that's not to say they don't exist. I'm currently fitting one to my M54 3.0 I6 Petrol hence interested in any catch can talk...
  11. sarahMtony


    What's panel wipe? I think 90% of the problem is moisture getting in around the edge. I bet the lacquer seals them. Good call, will try that. Sent from my YAL-L41 using Tapatalk
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    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SVHDMG4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_KNQW12JAER8R403P3N1N?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 It's gone up 2 quid since I bought on Boxing day! Sent from my YAL-L41 using Tapatalk
  13. sarahMtony

    F30 2015 N47 Timing Chain - advice please

    Thanks Liam, very useful info. According to mdecoder it was built August 2014 but it also says its LHD so not sure how accutate it is... In terms of good will is it best to contact BMW Service UK to try and start that conversation?
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    After the 1er battery cable recall my mothin law was having alsorts of electrical issues. Turns out Stratstone had not bothered to tighten the positive battery terminal. Worth remembering...
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    Oh and both my 17 year old E46 badge sets are in far better condition than my 2008 E61 OG badges. I think badge quality has declined dramatically over the years.