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#4439 of 5378 Re: What oil consumption should I expect in the first 3000 miles [kominsky]
Nov 20, 2009 (12:52 pm)
Thanks, kominsky. I am a newby to this forum (1st BMW) and you saved me some searching. As luck would have it, in 1991 I bought an '85 Mercedes with 70,000 miles and was concerned when it burned oil at the rate of a quart every 3000 miles (i.e. it was down a quart at every oil change). 190,000 miles later it's still doing it. As long as it isn't a problem I am happy.
Nov 23, 2009 (10:30 am)
I have a 1999 323i and the check engine light came on 4 days ago and engine is running rough. Scanned the code and got P0304 #4 cylinder miss firing. What would be causing this?
#4441 of 5378 Re: Rough Idle [sschuck]
Nov 23, 2009 (1:04 pm)
Well, here are some suggestions from OBD-codes.com.
A code P0304 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* Faulty spark plug or wire
* Faulty coil (pack)
* Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
* Faulty fuel injector
* Burned exhaust valve
* Faulty catalytic converter(s)
* Running out of fuel
* Poor compression
* Defective computer
#4442 of 5378 tire pressure light is on
Nov 28, 2009 (3:33 pm)
I have a 2003 330xi/SP and have an issue where after about 7-10 minutes of driving, my tire pressure warning light comes on (yellow) and stays on until car is turned off and turned back on.
I noticed it happened right after the caliper was changed on the front left wheel due to it locked up and got VERY hot! Could it be that the tire pressure sensor on the left front wheel went bad due to heat? any other parts that are part of TPMS? How to be sure? I have tried to find the answer on the web and here and can not get a straight answer if I have 4 sensors (1 per wheel) and main control unit or there are some antenas too? where are they?
I know if I go to dealer, they will try to find the problem and it will take them several hours at $118/hour and then - who knows?
there are must be a way to surely tell what is wrong? code maybe?
any and all your help is highly appreciated!!!!
Thank you in advance!
#4443 of 5378 Re: tire pressure light is on [ilovebeemers]
Nov 29, 2009 (4:52 am)
Your car probably has an "indirect" TPMS, which is described below in a post from Tire Rack:
Indirect systems work in conjunction with the ABS wheel speed sensors that "count" the number of revolutions of each tire. If the right front tire is low (25psi) it will spin faster than the left front tire (35psi). The ABS system will recognize this change and alert the driver with a flashing light and possibly a loud chime. BMW's indirect systems do not affect the fitment of aftermarket wheels.
Note that this technique uses the speed sensor on the wheels that's part of the ABS system. That sensor is very rugged and, if it is not working, I'm sure you would be seeing your ABS warning light come on.
#4444 of 5378 E90 electric water pump failure
Nov 29, 2009 (8:24 am)
my 2006 330i has only 24500 miles and its warrant expired 6 months ago,is there any warranty service campaign for these pumps?
#4445 of 5378 Re: E90 electric water pump failure [aviator01]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 29, 2009 (8:42 am)
There is a TSB for this known and frequent problem but not any kind of official extended warranty for it that I'm aware of. Maybe, given the low mileage, you can petition BMW for some relief. Or you can ask the dealer to advocate for you. Some dealers are given discretionary funds for goodwill settlements.
The TSB info is:
SI B12 04 05
Engine Electrical Systems
#4446 of 5378 Re: tire pressure light is on [srs_49]
Nov 29, 2009 (12:04 pm)
Thank you for your reply...
My ABS light is fine and the tire pressure warning is not flushing.. just stys lit for the remainder of the ride until the car is restarted. and then, again 7-10 minutes have to pass by for it to come on again.
I know that i have a tpms sensors on the wheel by the valve
any clue what i need to fix to make it go away?
#4447 of 5378 Well my 2007 CPO 335i appears to be a problem child
Dec 04, 2009 (10:33 pm)
Over the last two months I've had the car in the shop 24+ days for engine related problems.
It started in October - my doors locked, the starting crank was really long and the navi didn't work. A trip to the dealer and the actuators were replaced, they did something to get my navi working and they reflashed my ecu.
A week later the engine was taking even longer to crank. I brought it in. 1 week passed and I had new injectors.
The problem persisted. Another visit and the HPFP (fuel pump) was replaced. Over 6 or so days.
The next day I got an engine malfunction light. A week passed and they gave me my car with a set of new turbos.
Another week passed and I got the engine malfunction light once more. This time they replaced my manifold over 6 days.
One odd thing, my SA refused to give me details on the car's previous visits to the dealership before I bought it. I wonder what's in there...
#4448 of 5378 Re: Well my 2007 CPO 335i appears to be a problem child [blueguydotcom]
Dec 05, 2009 (12:59 am)
Sounds just like the kind of experience I had at Roseville BMW. Lousy service, and if they break something, they deny responsibility. Tried two other BMW dealerships, and was totally unimpressed by all three. I'll do as much of my own work as possible and if it's something I can't handle, I'll try to find an independent shop. They don't pay their technicians enough to get talent. I suspect the only reason BMW dealer service has satisfied customers, is because the customers don't know enough to realize they are getting screwed by incompetents.