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Forum: 6 Series 02-06-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By mackeral21
Good news is the car is no longer in Limp Mode...

Good news is the car is no longer in Limp Mode (mechanic changed the timing on the valvetronics). Bad news is the engine management light is still on and when I take the car over 3,500 revs the light...
Forum: 6 Series 05-13-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By mackeral21
Does anyone know any really good BMW...

Does anyone know any really good BMW auto-electricians in the UK???

I replaced the VVT control unit but it made NO difference.

Still not resolved my engine management issue - it's obviously an...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,704
Posted By mackeral21
Update!! Mechanic removed the VVT control...

Update!!

Mechanic removed the VVT control unit and there is no water damage.

To replace the unit will cost another 500, but it may NOT solve the problem.

He has told me however that another...
Forum: 6 Series 03-09-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By mackeral21
Update!! Mechanic removed the VVT control...

Update!!

Mechanic removed the VVT control unit and there is no water damage.

To replace the unit will cost another 500, but it may NOT solve the problem.

He has told me however that another...
Forum: 6 Series 02-18-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By mackeral21
OK, mechanic thinks he knows what the problem is...

OK, mechanic thinks he knows what the problem is - water in the control unit.

He has another customer who has had the exact same symptons on his 3 series and after BMW main dealer charged him 800...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,704
Posted By mackeral21
Update - car warms up, engine fault message...

Update - car warms up, engine fault message disappears and car runs perfectly!

Think I need to sell it in the summer
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,704
Posted By mackeral21
My car stopped all together last week - engine...

My car stopped all together last week - engine wouldn't turn over. Had it towed to the BMW specialist garage who have now replaced the crank shaft sensor. Car now starts, but still getting the...
Forum: 6 Series 02-02-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By mackeral21
Ok, had the Crank Shaft Sensor replaced as that...

Ok, had the Crank Shaft Sensor replaced as that came up as the fault code - still coming up with valvetronics issue, but only seems to effect the car when it's cold.

Will be waiting till the...
Forum: 6 Series 01-30-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By mackeral21
Bad news is, it isn't the battery or the...

Bad news is, it isn't the battery or the alternator...looks like it is an engine issue. Garage told me they had customer with similar problem - ie engine management light and starting/limp mode...
Forum: 6 Series 01-28-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By mackeral21
Bad news - car won't even start now - engine...

Bad news - car won't even start now - engine barely turns over!:cry:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,704
Posted By mackeral21
No, the warranty has expired! (and I missed 2...

No, the warranty has expired! (and I missed 2 bills off for 500!!!)

Seems the Engine Warning light only comes on in the morning when the car is cold and eventually goes off when it warms up.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,704
Posted By mackeral21
Also encountering problems on my 650i, which has...

Also encountering problems on my 650i, which has now been diagnosed as a valvetronics issue...


October 2010
Engine Warning Light came on
Took to Garage who repaired the diaphragm breathers...
Forum: 6 Series 01-25-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By mackeral21
Update!!! Codes came up with a battery earth...

Update!!!

Codes came up with a battery earth lead error, so replaced this lead with a new one together with an IBS lead (another 200!!!).

So, good news is the car was great for 2 days... then...
Forum: 6 Series 01-14-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,089
Posted By mackeral21
Limp Mode

650i with 69,000 on clock (I have done only 4,000 miles in 8 months).

Anyone help, as every garage I take it to haven't a clue!!

5 months after buying the car from a "reputable" dealer...
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