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Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

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So today my 17 plate 530d was recovered from the side of the road. Have had the oil overfill warning a few times and then yesterday car wouldn’t start a few times. It would turn over but not fire? This morning, off to get washed but on the way it was running rough and sounded more like a tractor ( nothing against tractors, I’d love one as a toy!) . Pulled over to do the engine oil check,  it reved to 1k RPM and it was like being on a boat, rocking from side to side. Immediately switched off and on the phone to BMW. Car now on it’s way to Williams in Liverpool and Enterprise delivering me a car so I can get back home to Wiltshire. 

Anyone else had this? I’m wondering if it’s linked to the overfill warning issue?

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Sounds like you either have a misfire, causing the engine to rock due to uneven work or one of the engine mounts has gone.

 

was there a loss in power?

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No noticeable loss of power,  just a general rough running, not how a six should run. Always had top spec fuel in it, serviced and generally not abused. I like to get my foot down, who doesn’t but there seem to be gremlins a foot here. Air con was up and down of its own accord also yesterday? Let’s see what Williams BMW have to report back.

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So to add further insult to injury, Enterprise, BMWs replacement car service have offered me a VW Sharan or a 17 plate 3 Series that they describe as being a shed ! Stuck in the North West trying to get to the South waiting for my complaint to BMW GB to be answered. Not great service on a £60k car.  Main dealer told me they can’t even park cars as they have no room and have rented further parking due to all the recalls! Won’t look at my car until the end of next week at the earliest. Service is going down hill with BMW as is their reliability from what I’ve heard today. Real shame as I do love the brand but this is why we run E and S Class Mercs on our fleet as they know how to efficiently deal with any breakdowns.

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17 minutes ago, Andrew530dmsport said:

So to add further insult to injury, Enterprise, BMWs replacement car service have offered me a VW Sharan or a 17 plate 3 Series that they describe as being a shed ! Stuck in the North West trying to get to the South waiting for my complaint to BMW GB to be answered. Not great service on a £60k car.  Main dealer told me they can’t even park cars as they have no room and have rented further parking due to all the recalls! Won’t look at my car until the end of next week at the earliest. Service is going down hill with BMW as is their reliability from what I’ve heard today. Real shame as I do love the brand but this is why we run E and S Class Mercs on our fleet as they know how to efficiently deal with any breakdowns.

I can sympathise. When my 420d broke (the fire risk/manifold issue) I was told that Enterprise were under strict instructions from BMW uk only to provide me with another BMW - enterprise locally didn't have any and so had to move stock from another enterprise. Eventually I managed to get a local dealer to fix me a loaner and did it that way around rather than waiting - but certainly the service is less than stellar in these situations. 

 

I hope whatever it is, it gets put to bed properly and completely this time and it doesn't go on and on

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yeah its a misfire - for that level of roughness atleast 2 injectors have to be faulty. or maybe you are running on 3 cylinders :)

 

In pre DPF days,  you would have smoke pouring out the back. DPF may have shortened life

 

I thought the overfill warning was a fault sensor / software issue ?

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So now back in South of England having done a 4 hour trip home in an old diesel mini loan car from Enterprise on Friday night. Loan car delivered at 6pm when my car went at about 9.30am and then a 4 hour trip home to make. The Mini is a total shed. 30k very hard miles on it as every bit of plastic inside had its own rattle point at speed ! On Saturday, no call from BMW, I then had to chase Enterprise to try and get something decent. Nothing available as, and I quote’ ‘ due to the issues BMW are having with recalls, they have all our BMW fleet’. Not a good sign for BMW ? So I have a meeting on Monday with a huge Chauffeur client of mine and I’m turning up in this knackered mini, great corporate look for my company, thanks BMW. Apparently they won’t supply a non brand loan car, yet I was offered a VW Sharan, Toyota Yaris???? Absolutely no customer service from GB. So when you spend £60k on a car, don’t expect any service once they have your money. 

As a note to this - we run a huge fleet of E and S Class Mercedes. If one of those goes tech, Mercedes are on the ball within minutes sorting a replacement. I’ve had 30 plus years of BMW but this might be the last one. As for the guy from BMW GB who is knocking on our door trying to get us to take 5 and 7 Series on our fleet........guess what ?

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Similar message to what I got from Enterprise, they would only give me a leggy 320d after chasing round local branches and initially I got a mini - said bmw were their best customer due to the recall backlog. 

My high level fault was sorted with a reprogram after a couple of days with Halliwell Jones chester (who impressed, somewhat unusually!). Usually I'd have said Williams would be a better bet so it's unfortunate theyre quoting weeks - remote app was handy to see when the work really started though. 

 

Lean on your potential fleet supplier at BMW, worked well for me a few years ago. 

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59 minutes ago, SuperDave said:

Similar message to what I got from Enterprise, they would only give me a leggy 320d after chasing round local branches and initially I got a mini - said bmw were their best customer due to the recall backlog. 

My high level fault was sorted with a reprogram after a couple of days with Halliwell Jones chester (who impressed, somewhat unusually!). Usually I'd have said Williams would be a better bet so it's unfortunate theyre quoting weeks - remote app was handy to see when the work really started though. 

 

Lean on your potential fleet supplier at BMW, worked well for me a few years ago. 

I used Williams years ago when I lived on the Wirral and the service was good although an issue with my M5 went on for months with them putting parts in to try and fix it and me paying and paying for parts that didn’t help. Amazed though that they’d tell a customer they have huge amounts of vehicles in on recall.  Not sure how long mine will take to fix as it was having a fit trying to run. They then need to get my car back to me down here in Wiltshire. My car, although two years old is mint, no damage on alloys or body. I hope it gets returned like that.

so tomorrow is another day, trying to convince Enterprise to get me out of this shed and into something a little more akin to a 5 Series.

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Just called the main dealer who has my vehicle to be told it will be a minimum of two weeks before they even look at my car, never mind fix it ! BMW have some serious problems at the moment with recall vehicles. If I was buying new at this time and knew this information it would probably put me off the brand.

 

from what I can gather, if your car hasn’t been it yet, it will only be a matter of time lol.

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