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E83 X3 3.0d 2006 155,000mls total failure

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Post by Lobster Pot » Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:31 pm

rockwell wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 2:17 pm
Lobster Pot wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 11:41 am I had all 6 tested and just had the 1 faulty injector replaced
P Atkins in Mansfield tested mine but like I said the injector wasn’t the main problem and still wouldn’t run right after replacing it
Did you recondition the injector or buy new?
I bought new it was £392.30 plus vat for testing all injectors and 1 new injector

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Post by marti » Fri Nov 10, 2023 7:33 am

Yoiu can buy a remanufactured one for a lot less.

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Post by rockwell » Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:11 pm

Lobster Pot wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 11:41 am I had all 6 tested and just had the 1 faulty injector replaced
P Atkins in Mansfield tested mine but like I said the injector wasn’t the main problem and still wouldn’t run right after replacing it
Probably a naive question but did they remove all six to test? Just wondered if there is a method of testing in situ.

I'm perfectly happy for all six to come out, but in a 2006 car I guess some or all will be brittle to say the least!

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Post by Lobster Pot » Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:43 pm

rockwell wrote: Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:11 pm
Lobster Pot wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 11:41 am I had all 6 tested and just had the 1 faulty injector replaced
P Atkins in Mansfield tested mine but like I said the injector wasn’t the main problem and still wouldn’t run right after replacing it
Probably a naive question but did they remove all six to test? Just wondered if there is a method of testing in situ.

I'm perfectly happy for all six to come out, but in a 2006 car I guess some or all will be brittle to say the least!
Hi yeah I had all 6 removed by garage then sent to atkins to be tested

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Post by marti » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:40 pm

The Injectors wont be brittle...theyre made like tanks :D

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Post by rockwell » Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:12 am

Just a brief update on this. I've been away so the car was in my garage at home for some time.

Last week all six fuel injectors were removed, surprisingly they came out very easily considering they've been untouched since 2006. I followed Lobster Pot's advice and sent them for testing to the same company he used. 4 failed and 2 are fine. Replacement Bosch injectors will be fitted next week so will update.

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Post by marti » Sat Feb 24, 2024 11:19 am

All will be good then :)

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Post by rockwell » Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:20 pm

marti wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 11:19 am All will be good then :)
Thanks Marti, glow plugs being replaced at the same time. just hope there are no further problems caused by the faulty injectors....possibly compression issues?

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Post by marti » Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:00 pm

I doubt it..... :thumbsup:

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Post by X5Sport » Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:30 pm

Might be worth replacing the glowplug controller as well. It isn’t unknown for failed plugs to cause the unit to pack up shortly after the plugs have been replaced.
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Post by rockwell » Wed Mar 20, 2024 2:53 pm

What a transformation! four new injectors, a few gaskets here and there, new glow plugs and my X3 sounds like a very quiet petrol engine.
MPG has increased to around 38 - 42ish. Thanks to everyone for the help and advice. X5Sport - they also changed the glow plug controller.

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Post by X5Sport » Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:23 am

Glad that you got there in the end. Enjoy more miles with smiles :D
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Post by marti » Fri Mar 22, 2024 7:22 am

Happy days :)

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Post by rockwell » Sun Mar 31, 2024 4:54 pm

One small job I forgot is the third brake light above the rear window. It appears water may have got in and blown something. I had no idea its an MOT failure. I already have the light strip, just need someone to fit it.

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