Common 1 Series Problems

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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by Acmissy » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:55 pm

inthe212xo wrote:I'm new on here, I purchased a BMW 118i in October, I've had so many issues with it its unreal,

I've got the head gasket replaced and got full service done and two days later my engine light has come back on and they said it's the valvetronic motor which is what helps the timing belt. I booked in to get that repaired and they said I'll be fine to drive it and I have been driving for two days fine and now the engine light is flashing and the car is shaking a lot. Any advice on what it could be as I am just hoping it the vanos that I'm paying to get done. Also how long of a job is it.

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Stiff brake pedal but servo is working fine?

Post by Kaner1982 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:54 pm

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I've just had new brake pads etc fitted to my 1 series and now the brakes won't slam stop cos pedal is too hard like there's no vacuum..garage checked servo etc and everything working fine so can anyone help in acts wrong..if I brake slowly she stops but if I need to break quickly she like doesn't respond at all..could it be ABS even thou I've no ABS sensor showing on dash??

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Re: Stiff brake pedal but servo is working fine?

Post by marco_polo » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:18 am

Kaner1982 wrote:Hi
I've just had new brake pads etc fitted to my 1 series and now the brakes won't slam stop cos pedal is too hard like there's no vacuum..garage checked servo etc and everything working fine so can anyone help in acts wrong..if I brake slowly she stops but if I need to break quickly she like doesn't respond at all..could it be ABS even thou I've no ABS sensor showing on dash??

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Rachel
Which pads did you fit / have fitted? Are they nicely bedded in yet?
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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by rZvB » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:38 pm

Hey BMW lovers . I bought, recently, a 118i for 2005 and it's eating lot of petrol, I get 23mpg , driving decent. Before to go to an service I want to ask you, what could be the issues. A friend had give me a Carly for bmw to diagnostic the car and it's appear I have Missfire in 2 cylinders and the sensor before the catalyst converter shows it's in the danger zone, which I'm thinking this could be the issues. If you have any ideas what could be the issues please let me know. I appreciate your help. Cheers

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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by marco_polo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:04 pm

rZvB wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:38 pm
Hey BMW lovers . I bought, recently, a 118i for 2005 and it's eating lot of petrol, I get 23mpg , driving decent. Before to go to an service I want to ask you, what could be the issues. A friend had give me a Carly for bmw to diagnostic the car and it's appear I have Missfire in 2 cylinders and the sensor before the catalyst converter shows it's in the danger zone, which I'm thinking this could be the issues. If you have any ideas what could be the issues please let me know. I appreciate your help. Cheers
Sounds like a something is out, lambda sensor is favourite imo, but could also be MAF, coil packs, injectors, etc.

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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by Rachelp » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:52 am

Hey guys,
I have the abs light, warning sign and the traction light. What could this be , the exclamation mark light with an arrow around it has been coming on intermittently past few weeks. Serviced it , changed tyres (swapped run flats for normal ). Any ideas on the problem as abs light is on ??

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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by Nottsknots » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:09 am

Rachelp wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:52 am
Hey guys,
I have the abs light, warning sign and the traction light. What could this be , the exclamation mark light with an arrow around it has been coming on intermittently past few weeks. Serviced it , changed tyres (swapped run flats for normal ). Any ideas on the problem as abs light is on ??
Which model car have you got?

Have you noticed any loss of power when the lights come on?

My money is on reluctor rings (a search on here will give you plenty of info). Replacement rings and sensors arent that expensive if they are the cause. Do NOT go to BMW to get it fixed - they will want to change the drive shafts, which is expensive and unnecessary..

You may not have power loss now, but if the problem persists, and power loss starts, then turn off the DTC with the button on the dash, and the power loss will go away.
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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by marco_polo » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:50 am

Rachelp wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:52 am
Hey guys,
I have the abs light, warning sign and the traction light. What could this be , the exclamation mark light with an arrow around it has been coming on intermittently past few weeks. Serviced it , changed tyres (swapped run flats for normal ). Any ideas on the problem as abs light is on ??
Sounds a bit like a DTC Hydro unit failure to me. What are the CC ID codes off the dash please?

If it is the DTC module, there's a service kit (sensor) available for about £150.
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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by Amz17 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:53 am

Hi

I've got an issue with my 116i 2008 which has had a complete engine rebuild a few months back (£1200) now engine seems to be overheating excessive smoke from exhaust and temp on dash is on red! Suspecting the waterpump which is the electronic one....or can it be anything else??

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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by Sarah4567 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:51 am

Hi,
My 2013 118i has a tendency to lose power at 80km/h - mostly on highways intermittently when the turbo should kick in. The coolant alarm went off so BMW fixed a leak to the turbo. $800 and 3 weeks later, it happens again with no alarm. BMW told me nothing was wrong with it as a fault never registered. After multiple times of this happening, the coolant alarm finally went off again. They still don't know what's wrong with it. Anyone else had this problem?

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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by Amz17 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:43 pm

Amz17 wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:53 am
Hi

I've got an issue with my 116i 2008 which has had a complete engine rebuild a few months back (£1200) now engine seems to be overheating excessive smoke from exhaust and temp on dash is on red! Suspecting the waterpump which is the electronic one....or can it be anything else??
UPDATE!!

Changed water pump and drivebelt tensioner car was good for few days....then now it looses power. Have been told its to do with the Valvetronic..

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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by Amz17 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 pm

Hi everyone,

just a quick update on a recent issue I had might help someone out in the future an save £££.

The issue: the full instrument cluster would completely knock out as soon as I drove off but then comes back temporarily when I switch off the and back on again. This means no speedo, rev counter, clock, temp gauge etc. Was initially told its the Front Electonical Module, Cost £500+ from non-dealer and parts only available from dealer. I decided to do some research before accepting it. Good thing I did as I managed to find the fault on another forum and i got the garage to try that before going any further.

Solution: Take out the PDC unit (soaking wet) connect and clear all faults, test drive and problem solved!! Thats an hours labour.

Im taking this up with BMW as previously a QE recall could not be done by them due to the PDC failure. They as a "goodwill" would pay 100% for part i.e. the PDC unit and I have to pay for the labour....£178.20 WTF!!! REFUSED and told them that was joke! They said that was the final decision from the highest level in the business so said I want to escalate the matter further. Will be taking it to the ombudsman as I have some free time at hand and having studied law might aswell make use of it. The issue with the instrument cluster happened after the car came back from them so I feel I have a strong ground for my disappointment.

Lets see how far i get. Any advice welcome. Or if you have your car still with similar issues then i'll be happy to highlight that to the ombudsman.

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Re: Common 1 Series Problems

Post by Chubz121 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:26 pm

engine problems
Hi all new this group and after some advise, I have 2005 118d m47 The engine has run a big end so looking to fit a replacement rather than rebuild Advise i need is i can get a low milage m47 engine complete but think it is higher ouput than my original,is it a direct replacement or is there other parts i will need from doner car ie injectors etc

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