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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by Tez123d » Fri May 18, 2018 8:21 pm

Well it's official I am unlucky

Pick my car up from halfords after they've had it for 3 weeks and notice a scratch on my rear bumper.
Drove the car to bmw to get booked in for my recall and on the way I lost all power from the turbos and huge management light came up.
Managed to stop and turned it off thankfully only small management light came on and car had power again.

Before I picked the car up Halfords said the ticking noise was from a auxiliary belt that I paid them to replace and well it still ticks.

Also they said if my management light came back on then it would be a glow plug issue.

Well looks like I've got a poorly 123d again

Please someone tell me it will get better please

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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by FirBim » Fri May 18, 2018 11:30 pm

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Please someone tell me it will get better please
It won't magically heal itself. And a poorly-maintained N47 on 93,000 miles might be a write-off at any moment if the timing chain lets go.

I think you should follow Toed64's advice, keep challenging the vendor in writing about all the faults. Demand rectification, or even better for them to take the car back. If you decide to keep it, spend some money having it checked over by a reputable Indy.
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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by Tez123d » Sat May 19, 2018 6:40 am

Tired to get the vendor to help out and they've washed there hands of it now.
The car has full bmw service history to it too.

Think next step if for it to go to a bmw specialist and negotiate with warranty Company to get there hands in there pockets.

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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by pem10 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:10 am

Got yourself a poorly 1er there. :(

How long have you owned the car?
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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by marco_polo » Sat May 19, 2018 9:39 am

Lots of these issues sound like a really poor remap to me (especially the leaking injectors). There's no need to turn the fuel pressure up on these, it runs at something like 32,000 psi as standard.

I'd put everything back to factory settings, then start working out what's what. I really detest these N47's.
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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by tweeky » Sat May 19, 2018 3:00 pm

Glow plugs................ I'd say not this time of the year.
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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by Jack79 » Sat May 19, 2018 3:46 pm

Glow plug or auxlary water pump do not light up any error. Do like marco say. Back to original map and start with good diagnose with mechanic that repair BMW or you will waste a lot of money and your car will be still broken:(

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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by Tez123d » Sat May 19, 2018 8:09 pm

pem10 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 8:10 am
Got yourself a poorly 1er there. :(

How long have you owned the car?
Had the car since the 3rd of January

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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by Tez123d » Sat May 19, 2018 8:13 pm

Car is back with Halfords again as it keeps going into limp mode after I picked it up from them.

I dose it when loading the car through the gears and comes on in 4th, odd thing is it didn't do it after the remap it's only just started after Halfords had there hands on it.

Also had a code read from a very good friend and it showed up glow plug fault as a active fault.

Once this is sorted its going back to the mapper to get rechecked

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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by pem10 » Sat May 19, 2018 9:15 pm

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... Ypssa08ahc

Some info in here may help. Hope you get it sorted.
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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by Tez123d » Wed May 30, 2018 7:39 pm

So here is the latest update and I swear this is not a joke or made up (some may find this funny)

Picked the car up on Friday and did 30 miles bang management light back on so back to Halfords and had them read the code and it's popped up with Egr low pressure, before I picked it up they had finally replaced the egr valve under warranty.

So left it with them again and asked them to fix it and only call me when it's fixed. Received a call today from there service manager and they removed the egr cooler to inspect for a blockage or damaged pipe and when they removed it a blanking plate almost the same size as the gasket fell out.
When they looked at the cooler a flap on it that's ment to move didn't and was sized solid.
The egr valve and cooler had been replaced by the shop(arther Stanley) where I got it from as it was faulty when I bought the car.

So it looks like this has been causing a problem from the word go, surely it should have put the management light on before?
Possibly not if the egr had been coded out and then when pk automotive started mapping it the activated the egr valve raising these issues.

So now I'm waiting on a egr cooler and gaskets then it back to the dyno once a test drive has been done and then let's keep our fingers crossed I'll have a propper car back

All I can say is thank you warranty and let's see what the seller has to say to explain this now

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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by Tez123d » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:51 am

New Update

Got my car back from PK Automotive (Dyno Tuners) and all i can say is wow .

Car has been transformed runs like a dream , no smoke from the exhaust and best of all no errors at all

all it seems to want to do is rev rev and rev , it now has very responsive low down throttle and then after 2000rpm is just goes nuts.Im Popping back up there in a few weeks as unfortunately the car needs a new air mass sensor (got to be done by halfords for the warranty) then PK want to give it a quick once over again and the pop a fresh MOT

Glad this is coming to the end now its just a matter of weather i try to see if the original seller will be compensating me for not having my car on the road for a month (bloody push bike has had some use lately)

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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by FirBim » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:08 am

Tez123d wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:51 am
Car has been transformed runs like a dream , no smoke from the exhaust and best of all no errors at all
all it seems to want to do is rev rev and rev , it now has very responsive low down throttle and then after 2000rpm is just goes nuts.
Excellent, really pleased that you got a resolution for this. Have to admit I'm impressed that Halfords could diagnose and fix this, i don't rate them for workshop expertise generally.

And yes, the N47 is a great engine - I've driven diesels by necessity for a long time, and my current 120d is exceptionally powerful and responsive by comparison to all my previous cars. Obviously a 6cyl petrol would be wonderful, but would also double the fuel costs.

But your N47 is risky - 2008 build on 94k is Cam Chain Danger Zone. Now that you're happy with it, start thinking about longer-term. First check with BMW if it's eligible for recall work. If not, get a knowledgeable indy to check the timing chain (there's a limited ability to do this via the upper tensioner). If they say it's weak, budget for a £1,500 overhaul or chop the car in while it's good.

If the cam chain appears to be in reasonable order for your expected mileage needs, adopt a frequent oil change cycle to minimise further wear. Also change gearbox & diff oil, £20 of fresh oil could save you a large bill.
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Re: Think I'm unlikely

Post by Tez123d » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:52 pm

FirBim wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:08 am
Tez123d wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:51 am
Car has been transformed runs like a dream , no smoke from the exhaust and best of all no errors at all
all it seems to want to do is rev rev and rev , it now has very responsive low down throttle and then after 2000rpm is just goes nuts.
Excellent, really pleased that you got a resolution for this. Have to admit I'm impressed that Halfords could diagnose and fix this, i don't rate them for workshop expertise generally.

And yes, the N47 is a great engine - I've driven diesels by necessity for a long time, and my current 120d is exceptionally powerful and responsive by comparison to all my previous cars. Obviously a 6cyl petrol would be wonderful, but would also double the fuel costs.

But your N47 is risky - 2008 build on 94k is Cam Chain Danger Zone. Now that you're happy with it, start thinking about longer-term. First check with BMW if it's eligible for recall work. If not, get a knowledgeable indy to check the timing chain (there's a limited ability to do this via the upper tensioner). If they say it's weak, budget for a £1,500 overhaul or chop the car in while it's good.

If the cam chain appears to be in reasonable order for your expected mileage needs, adopt a frequent oil change cycle to minimise further wear. Also change gearbox & diff oil, £20 of fresh oil could save you a large bill.
Ill look into that , i spoke to my local BMW dealership and asked them about any form of recalls on the timing chain and there answer was .... Nope there's nothing wrong with it.

Im looking into changing the Diff oil soon as i know its recommended and then the gear box oil is going to be next on my list .

Overall im starting to fall in love with the car so will be getting it to a specialist sooner rather than later for a full inspection.

again all i can say is thank god for warranty or i would have had some silly sized bills

Thank you for the advice

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