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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By RichardParry
Unhappy 1998 528i - Engine won't rev over 2200 RPM

Hi All,

I wonder if you could help please. I am helping my father in law as he is having some trouble with his 1998 528i BMW.

The car has been working fine for many years, but all of sudden...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-28-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By RichardParry
Thanks for the reply. I have read that it...

Thanks for the reply.

I have read that it could also be the guides that have gone, but have seen other forum users have had the old guides bored out and new ones fitted, so this doesn't seem too...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-23-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By RichardParry
Thanks so much Stuart. I will try eBay for the...

Thanks so much Stuart. I will try eBay for the INPA kit - would definitely help me diagnose this and future issues!

I did look at the sensors on eBay, but last time I looked they were all second...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-23-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By RichardParry
BMW e65 750i Auto Box Issue

Hi All,

I wonder if you could help please. I have an issue with the gearbox on my 2005 E65 750i UK spec. Car has done 129k miles with annual servicing.

In normal drive it works absolutely fine...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-23-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By RichardParry
BMW e65 750i PDC Issue

Hi All,

I have seen this covered many times, but I have a PDC alert on my 2005 E65 750i UK spec.

When starting the car it immediately alerts the PDC has failed, and no visual/audio alerts will...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-23-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By RichardParry
BMW e65 750i Valve Stem Oil Leak Issue

Hi All,

I wonder if you could help please.

I have a 2005 UK BMW E65 750i with the N62B48 engine. It has what I have been advised as a valve stem oil seal leak on one of the banks. It's been an...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-29-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By RichardParry
Thank you everyone for your replies. I have...

Thank you everyone for your replies.

I have had a look through Keif's online tutorial (forum post) and the photos on Flickr.

I am certainly no mechanic, and only worked on more basic engines...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-26-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By RichardParry
Forgot to mention I have already tried Forte Seal...

Forgot to mention I have already tried Forte Seal Conditioner. Made no difference at all in relation to the smoking issue, although did make the low acceleration slightly smoother.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 04-26-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By RichardParry
Exclamation '05 750i - Smoking - Help

Hi All,

I have a '05 750i - 133k miles (N62B48 engine - 4.8ltr)

Around 100k miles it started smoking at idle - so when you would rev or pull away after sitting in say traffic it would blow a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-07-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By RichardParry
Any ideas on how to diagnose this?

Any ideas on how to diagnose this?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By RichardParry
PDC Faulty - 320Ci Auto - How to diagnose?

Hi All - Wonder if you could help me out here. The parking sensors on my 2001 320Ci Auto stopped working a week ago, giving a continuous bleep (for around 2-3 seconds) whenever I engage reverse gear...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-28-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,536
Posted By RichardParry
No probs - Unfortunately that was the problem I...

No probs - Unfortunately that was the problem I had, or rather they replaced the Cam Position Sensor and Crank Position sensor, but it still had the stalling problem - What they didn't say was that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,536
Posted By RichardParry
Yes, this is how the garage I used found what to...

Yes, this is how the garage I used found what to replace - I guess it's the only way to know on a computer managed engine, as so many things can cause problems.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,536
Posted By RichardParry
I would suggest getting a garage to look at both...

I would suggest getting a garage to look at both the Intake and Exhaust Cam Position sensors and the Crank Position Sensor. I had to replace all 3x, and the problem has gone away since then.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By RichardParry
Arghh, what a nighrmare this has turned into! ...

Arghh, what a nighrmare this has turned into!

Garage replaced the cam intake sensor, but wasn't sure they also replaced the exhaust, as it looks like a new part! Either way, they've had it since...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By RichardParry
320Ci Auto Stalling Problems

Hi All

Following a previous post in relation to the stalling problems I am having with my 2001 320Ci Auto, I can confirm that unfortunately after having it spend the majority of the time at an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,536
Posted By RichardParry
Righty, well i've just been advised the garage...

Righty, well i've just been advised the garage that there were two fault codes logged, the cam position sensor and the crank position sensor - they're going to fit the cam position, and waiting back...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,536
Posted By RichardParry
Thank you for the reply - Sounds exactly the...

Thank you for the reply - Sounds exactly the problems I am having - It did it earlier today, was running fine - switched off for 5 mins while I popped into see a client, then it ran sluggish and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,536
Posted By RichardParry
Sounds like this could be the problem. I am...

Sounds like this could be the problem. I am getting the codes read on Monday so hopefully this should identify the problem. Was it expensive for this part to be replaced?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-24-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,536
Posted By RichardParry
Righty - I assume a CVV is a relatively low-cost...

Righty - I assume a CVV is a relatively low-cost fix? There is more of a whoosing (to be technical) noise from the manifold area than a whistle - it's always there, whether the car is running well or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,536
Posted By RichardParry
Don't know - I know I had the plugs changed...

Don't know - I know I had the plugs changed during the service. I think its either a air flow or fuel issue. I suspect its the former, as I can hear a lot of air noise coming from the manifold area -...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,536
Posted By RichardParry
Exclamation 2001 E46 320Ci Auto Stalling

Hi All,

Everyone on here has been great with answering tech questions I have posted on here before, so thought I would come back with a new problem. I had my 320Ci 2001 Auto serviced around a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By RichardParry
It's the 6 cylinder 2.2litre jobby. Further...

It's the 6 cylinder 2.2litre jobby.

Further to my earlier posts, I tried a "stall test", and going by what I have read the results mean the clutch in the torque converter isn't slipping. Will see...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By RichardParry
To reiterate, what I mean by power on and off, is...

To reiterate, what I mean by power on and off, is when driving as normal, if you've got no pressure on the accelerator pedal, then it sounds fine, and if I am flooring it, it sounds fine, but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-28-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By RichardParry
320Ci Auto Coupe - 2001 Acceleration Problems

Hi All,

Just wondering, I think my 2001 320Ci Auto may have a problem - it doesn't appear to accelerate as quick as I think it should. Also, although I have no habit of it, it's not possible to...
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