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by whodareswins1
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Air con issues - F20
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: Air con issues - F20

It's definitely not to do with the vents changing. The noise kind of sounds like waves washing up against the shore. Also pulsates at the same kind of tempo. Very peculiar. As soon as I turn offf the air con it disappears. Not so prevalent at higher speeds or with the music on. Also, when I turn the...
by whodareswins1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Engine rattle - F20 116i
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Engine rattle - F20 116i

Not sure if this is a common issue or not. I've noticed recently at certain rpms there's a slight rattling noise. Sounds almost like something touching the exhaust. It's nearer the front than the rear. For instance if I put the accelerator down when cruising along at 30 or 40 I can hear it. Not too ...
by whodareswins1
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Air con issues - F20
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Re: Air con issues - F20

"Old fridge" is bacteria and sh!te in the evaporator; you can buy "air con deodoriser" treatments, but they dont work (after a couple of weeks, the bacteria will be back). Only way to deal with it properly is to physically clean the evaporator (but I REALLY wouldnt recommend it, unless you have a c...
by whodareswins1
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Air con issues - F20
Replies: 15
Views: 456

Air con issues - F20

I've recently noticed some odd issues with the air con in my 2012 F20. For one, certainly when it start, it smells a tad funny, not an eggy smell just like an old fridge I guess. Secondly, when I turn it on and off there's a loud rush of air noise. It's not the blower fan as that's right down low. E...
by whodareswins1
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Coolant level dropping - 116i
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Coolant level dropping - 116i

A few months after picking up my 12 plate 116i I noticed the coolant had dropped enough to not produce any hot air. It was around Christmas time. I took it to an independent BMW garage after I noticed coolabt leaking from a pipe near the turbo that entered the engine block. The garage also notices a...
by whodareswins1
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Cleaning the tail pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Cleaning the tail pipe

On a standard 116i/118i or most of the standard f20s. How does everyone clean the tail pipes. Not sure if it's actually Chrome or stainless steel so don't want to damage it. Just some hot soapy water?
by whodareswins1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Software update
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Software update

I'm trying to update idrive software in my 2012 F20. I'm pretty sure the current version is out of date. However, when I download the latest version onto a USB and run through software update it tells me it's already at the latest version. Currently states: ME 008.011.000 TE 008.011.000 Is this act...
by whodareswins1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Software update
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Software update

I'm trying to update idrive software in my 2012 F20. I'm pretty sure the current version is out of date. However, when I download the latest version onto a USB and run through software update it tells me it's already at the latest version. Currently states: ME 008.011.000 TE 008.011.000 Is this actu...
by whodareswins1
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: New member and f20 'cheap' satnav retrofit
Replies: 111
Views: 9421

Re: New member and f20 'cheap' satnav retrofit

Great post.

I have a 2012 F20 without a combox so only telephone Bluetooth, no music streaming. Am I able to retrofit the sat nav and get music streaming over Bluetooth?
by whodareswins1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Knocking from the rear drivers side
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Knocking from the rear drivers side

This seems to of appeared suddenly. I'm pretty sure it's nothing in the boot. Over bumps I'm getting a nocking/rattle type noise from the rear drivers side. It's a 2012 F20. It's like a metallic type rattle which only happens over some bumps.

Anyone had this happen before or know what to look for?
by whodareswins1
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Found a coolant leak
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

Re: Found a coolant leak

Mrburns903 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Independent garage in stockport 😊
How much did it cost if you don't mind me asking?
by whodareswins1
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Found a coolant leak
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

Re: Found a coolant leak

Mrburns903 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Deffinatley looks like the same issue i ended up have the pipe and connector replaced can turn into a job and half as the connector snapped and had to be drilled out :evil:
Did you take yours to BMW or an indy?
by whodareswins1
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Found a coolant leak
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

Re: Found a coolant leak

It's the metal pipe below going into the top right hand corner of the engine. Underneath the turbo.

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by whodareswins1
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Found a coolant leak
Replies: 16
Views: 3040

Re: Found a coolant leak

I think i may have fixed this leak just by making sure the pipe is pushed all the way onto to connector at the engine end easy enought to do if you remove to intake pipe for a little room to move then undo the pipe clip on the rubber end and push the pipe onto its connector fully hope this helps :D...
by whodareswins1
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Coolant expansion tank
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Coolant expansion tank

No one experienced this before?

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