1. 5 Oct 2020 at 2:45 PM #41
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    Hey, I see you was. Thanks :)

    I think that is would be OK in the end. I knew the risk of not having a drive train cover.

    I dont want to say on done the capture plate. I am a beleaver in giving people a chance to put things right before brining the rain.

    I just been running some test on the ICM as that is the one throwing the codes.

    On the function test I got something strange.

    Ride height sensor, Front right : Sensor not installed/defective

    Ride height sensor, Rear right : Sensor not installed/defective

    Ride height sensor, Front left : Sensor fault free

    Ride height sensor, Rear left : Sensor fault free

    Is there only ride leight sensors on the left or is this a genuine fault?
     
  2. 5 Oct 2020 at 3:57 PM #42
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  3. 5 Oct 2020 at 4:01 PM #43
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    Nice website.
    I just found there is only 2 on real OEM.

    Does anyone think the exhust flap motor could have anything to do with it. I just plugged them back in and went for a spin. Back to normal.

    Then again the fault comes and goes.

    I have the very latest iLevel July 2020 so god knows what changed in it.
     
  4. 5 Oct 2020 at 4:11 PM #44
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    If it's an issue with the ICM it may be worth turning DSC off completely to see if that makes a difference
     
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    Are you sure the "lack of power" isn't just the map not working any more so you've just got the basic 450bhp!?

    :muttley:
     
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    This makes sense, maybe it's the dsc cutting in more than it should.
     
  7. 5 Oct 2020 at 5:42 PM #47
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    As you've identified the codes with ISTA you can just follow the Test Plan in ISTA, it will navigate you through what to check
     
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    How many miles has this vehicle done?

    Also if you put the registration of the vehicle up there are people who can check the history of the vehicle as this sounds like a potential money pit.
     
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    Another solution would be to sell it to WBAC as they have been paying top prices for these vehicles.
    As you say it was bought with a £7 k discount you could end up with a nice profit.
    Then go and buy a standard car and leave it alone.
     
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    All ready check that one. I would end up with £2,000 in my pocket. Thats the last resort, dont really like the idea of some poor sod getting the car and having to deal with it.

    The strange thing is that last night I reconnected the exhust flaps and cleared all codes. No codes have come back and feels like the power is back.

    I dropped it BMW - Tring this morning. Lets see what they say.
     
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    Any news on this very unusual thread?
     
  12. 7 Oct 2020 at 7:23 AM #52
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    BMW called with an update and said they first thought the timing was out then they said that there is a problem with the DME software that is bringing all the errors codes.

    Then the expected not covered by warranty part.

    Said that they can’t do anymore till they sort out the DME software. They are not 100% a factory software reload will resolve it.

    Before I had the car delivered I was told that the car had a full software update anyway. When I check my ilevel it is showing 07 2020.

    just wondering if it went on correct in the first place.

    Still no closer tho.
     
  13. 7 Oct 2020 at 4:52 PM #53
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    So, an update from BMW.
    They tried to reflash the software in the DME back to factory. It did not take as it had already been done by the dealer.
    They found that error codes are being stored still but not active. They can not understand how theses code are still in memory when they are not active.
    So, next steps is Germany will need to connect to the car and find away of really clearing the fault memory.

    Feel a DME replcment coming.
    Can i get get a used one and swap it myself if it needs it?
     
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    A new one is the route to take and it will need to be coded in at BMW.
    My guess would be £2000 all in.
    Mind I would be tempted to move this on as the saving you had made is going to be reduced and you still have no warranty.
    It will only take another fault at this type of cost to put the whole deal in perspective.
     
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    If it looks like it will come to that, I’d have a chat with Simon, Bavarian Coding. He may be able to work his magic on your DME. I’d guess that will be a cheaper option than replacement, given a replacement would need pairing to your car anyway, then reflashed probably as well.
     
  16. 7 Oct 2020 at 5:17 PM #56
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    I would be asking for BMW to pay or at least pay some kind of good will gesture as it's not actually a drive train issue. Or at least not to me :)
    And if not I'd want the old DME back.
     
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    They will say that it's not covered by warranty as that is the actual item that was tampered with in the first place.

    As said above, just **** it off to WBAC and get yourself one that hasn't been ****ed about with by someone first.
     
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    Yep that's fair comment but that was a known condition when they sold it him, reportedly.
    And if you don't ask you definitely don't get :muttley:
     
  19. 7 Oct 2020 at 5:32 PM #59
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    This is true, but the dealer won't wanna pay and BMW UK / Germany will tell them to lick their left one if they ask them to pay for it :muttley:
     
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    I’d just get shot to WBAC per the above suggestion and be £2k better off. Life’s too short to bother with the hassle.
     
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