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by marti
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: General X3 Forum (E83 - 1st gen : 2003+)
Topic: BMWx3 EGR code p0401
Replies: 26
Views: 1564

BMWx3 EGR code p0401

4501 relates to exhaust gas recirculation....EGR, MAP, MAF......you did say the MAP sensor you replaced was generic...if its from china then I would punt on that. You shouldnt have had that black smoke when you put your foot down....unless there's no DPF present.
by marti
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Another EGR cooler recall?
Replies: 11
Views: 96

Another EGR cooler recall?

According to manual, replacement (the ‘official’ way) is quite involved with draining the coolant, removing the fan cowl, removing the intake silencer and then undoing the bits around and involved with the EGR cooler itself. Of course there’s bound to be a way of doing all of this without all the v...
by marti
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Another EGR cooler recall?
Replies: 11
Views: 96

Another EGR cooler recall?

Got the letter yesterday morning, hasnt had a recall before, so must be needed, 4hrs they reckon just to change the EGR cooler???....had the intake off replaced the injectors etc and all back together in under 4hrs :?
by marti
Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: General X3 Forum (E83 - 1st gen : 2003+)
Topic: BMWx3 EGR code p0401
Replies: 26
Views: 1564

BMWx3 EGR code p0401

Is the map sensor you fitted genuine?
by marti
Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: Weather
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Weather

Possibly because our rail track only has a stress free tolerance of around 27-30C.....european tracks have a higher heat tolerance.
by marti
Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: General X5 Forum (E70 2nd-gen, 2007-2013)
Topic: 2010 E70 X5 3.0d - Strange Noise
Replies: 36
Views: 2142

2010 E70 X5 3.0d - Strange Noise

Do you have black smoke out the rear when you rev it up?.....is it not a new Bosch MAF?
by marti
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Have BMW ever offered a flat paint finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Have BMW ever offered a flat paint finish?

sapphireblack wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:00 pm Coincidentally I saw a new model X6 this afternoom. German registered in a lime green/yellow matt finish. Stunning, but not a car for an old man like me.
Nevermind the colour I just dont like the new X5 & X6.....theyve gone horribly thin....no stance on the road anymore :cry:
by marti
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: General X3 Forum (E83 - 1st gen : 2003+)
Topic: BMWx3 EGR code p0401
Replies: 26
Views: 1564

BMWx3 EGR code p0401

I had loads of problems with my X6....turned out to be just the MAP sensor and it wasnt giving any codes for the MAP, black smoke as yours, dpf light on etc etc.....
Map sensor situated on the side of the intake manifold.....
by marti
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: General X3 Forum (E83 - 1st gen : 2003+)
Topic: BMWx3 EGR code p0401
Replies: 26
Views: 1564

BMWx3 EGR code p0401

Are you get black smoke out of the rear upon acceleration?
by marti
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Fuel prices rising by the week now it seems
Replies: 124
Views: 7095

Fuel prices rising by the week now it seems

85mph is the ultimate speed for BMW's to obtain maximum mpg always has been for decades....pity the the government doesnt realise this as BM's probably are not the only marque that do this.......
by marti
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Fuel prices rising by the week now it seems
Replies: 124
Views: 7095

Fuel prices rising by the week now it seems

Now £202.9 at the Aston Martin garage :cry:
by marti
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: General X5 Forum (E53 1st-gen, 2000-2006)
Topic: gearbox advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1057

gearbox advice

cant beat the e38's....had two :D
by marti
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: General X5 Forum (E53 1st-gen, 2000-2006)
Topic: Power Steering cooler leaking
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Power Steering cooler leaking

Pull the bumper off its quite easy.
by marti
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: General X5 Forum (E53 1st-gen, 2000-2006)
Topic: gearbox advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1057

gearbox advice

Well at least its learnt its new home :D
by marti
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: General X5 Forum (E53 1st-gen, 2000-2006)
Topic: gearbox advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1057

gearbox advice

muz740 wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:13 pm Update gearbox working very well it took about 1 thousand miles but no lurch and as smooth as you would think possible for a 18 year old SUV am very happy 👍
So the firmware update did it??