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BMW and M Power Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,825

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    My car came up with an oil level at minimum, topup when you can so as I was passing a dealer near Bracknell I popped in and asked if they could top it up as I had the service pack. Caused mucho confusion with a lot of toing and froing but obliged in the end.
     
  2. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 154,248

    It's amazing how this always seems to happen given oil topups have been a part of the service pack since the dawn of time itself.
     
  3. blun

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,406

    Location: North West England

    Caught it due to the fluctuating very low idle revs and some strange noises
     
  4. NVP

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 6, 2007

    Posts: 4,008

    Guys, I'm cursed.

    Dynamic Damping Control Failure :(

    As soon as I got off the motorway after an 80mile commute this morning it flagged up and the car feels old school with no damping.

    Just got her back after spending a load on an oil service, rear tyres/brakes/discs :(

    Dilemma: Do I take the car all the way back to Birmingham to the garage who replaced my suspension and everything about a year ago, or do I take it to this garage a few miles away from where I am who I trust to do a good job.

    Could any warranty on the parts be claimed by a different garage somehow?
     
  5. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 19,260

    Location: Oxfordshire

    The Birmingham garage. Obviously, they gave you some kind of warranty right? Hopefully more than 12 months, if so, then it's a no brainer as they'd sort it for free
     
  6. Gaygle

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 14,815

    Location: East of England

    What car is it again? Why did the Birmingham garage replace your suspension?
     
  7. NVP

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 6, 2007

    Posts: 4,008

    F11.

    I had rear air suspension failure - they replaced:

    2xDampers
    2xShockAbs
    2xAirSprings
    1xAirComp
    1xRelay
    1xFuse

    Potential electrical component in the dampers gone maybe?
     
  8. Dangerous Dave

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2006

    Posts: 2,997

    I would get the codes read first more likely the front suspension as I would assume it’s original compared to the new parts on the rear.
     
  9. MoRT489

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 21, 2006

    Posts: 6,553

    Location: Jersey

    BMW telling me my Inspection II is due in March and will probably also need to replace spark plugs (why/how can they know that?), but I thought they moved to condition based servicing :confused: 2011 E93.
     
  10. texasjohn

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 26, 2017

    Posts: 189

    It is condition based but on the E9x series it works like this:

    Every two years or 16700 miles (+/- 3000 depending on how the car is driven, this is the CBS), whichever first occurs.

    First service (at two years old or on mileage) is Oil, Oil Filter, Microfilters.
    Second service (at four years old or on mileage) is Oil, Oil Filter, Microfilters, Spark Plugs (or Fuel Filter if diesel), Air Filter.
    Thereafter it alternates between the minor and major scopes of work.
    There is also a vehicle check inspection (icon is of the car up on ramps) which is due infrequently.

    If you fiddle with the stalk button (or go into iDrive, if you have that) you will find a service menu that tells you what is due and when.

    M3 are probably a bit different, shorter intervals and the run-in service at 1200 (cannot exceed 2000).
     
  11. Robi

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 14, 2007

    Posts: 3,041

    I was driving home from work last night and a rock hit one of the panels near the left rear wheel arch :( Images below:

    https://imgur.com/a/f7SFrBu

    Excuse the extremely dirty car.

    No dent or crack, just a scratch. I think the part near the arch could probably be polished/buffed out, but the main bit about an inch long is down to the primer by the looks of it. Best/most affordable way of dealing with this? BMW smart repair or a specialist of some sort?
     
  12. MarkeR

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 15, 2011

    Posts: 4,480

    Got round to ordering an Android unit to replace my 6.5 inch screen. Works fantastically wel, can swap from the android to NBT with a press of the button. Installed Waze and a few other apps straight off the bat. Boots up just a few seconds slower than the standard software.

    [​IMG]

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  13. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 22,260

    A week later after the dealership said there's a hold on my car due to a rear tail light issue, I still have no further info and nor do they it seems.
     
  14. MoRT489

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 21, 2006

    Posts: 6,553

    Location: Jersey

    Thanks, really helpful advice. Yep the computer shows it but just says vehicle inspection. They’ve quoted £566 for the inspection and £251 for the spark plugs (excl VAT).
     
  15. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 154,248

    This seems a bit weird. Vehicle inspection in idrive is the MOT?
     
  16. cadmunkey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2014

    Posts: 1,478

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Looks smart! Did you install it yourself? Easy job?
     
  17. MarkeR

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 15, 2011

    Posts: 4,480

    Yeah mate, installed myself, took about an hour in total.

    Bought it from Ali express fro £275.
     
  18. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 19,181

    Location: Northern England

    Lol what?! A full service on my porsche costs less than that!
     
  19. MacRS4

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 15, 2008

    Posts: 2,161

    Location: London

    E92 M3 the major service was every third one, and was about 7-800 quid.
     
  20. Simon

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 22,323

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Including plug change ? I think he meant a £566 for the service and £251 of that is plugs.

    I did mine myself but it’s a bit of labour doing all 8 and getting to them. You can pay £60 for the plugs.