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    hi guys
    thanks for all the info i have divulged so far but now for a little problem i have of my own
    car is awsome and very fast but i have found if its left to tick over/idle for a few minutes then i try to accelerate hard so it goes fast, it does all the noises and normal stuff but just does not go very fast and i mean just like the turbo is not there but straight after a restart its just fine until i drive it very slow and just cruise nice and steady it does it again.
    my friend has read these fault codes but is still unsure what the problem is

    4030 exhaust backpressure sensor before particulate filter,signal
    4203 glow control unit
    4212 glow plug, cylinder 1
    4242 glow p-lug cylinder 4
    4252 glow plug cylinder 5
    4262 glow plug, cylinder 6
    3f57 charge-air pressure controller

    dont have a problem starting
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    2004 530d e60 with 47,000 miles
    just serviced with 0-30 castrol full synthetic
    new bosch fuel and oil filter
    and a k&n air filter

    fault was present before service and also present after service

    any help would be appreciate it

    thanks
     
     

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    Hi GecHo

    Now I'm no expert, but it sounds like you've 3 separate problems here.

    1). Either 4 of your glow plugs are faulty, unlikely, or your glow plug control unit is playing up.

    2). Has the K & N been fitted before you found the 3f57 charge-air pressure controller error?
    As some members school of thought think the oil from the K & N filter disrupts the very sensitive MAF readings and so its data is corrupted.

    3). Sorry I can't help you with the exhaust back pressure error
    I have a 320d and all 4 cylinders show error codes, 4212,4222,4232 and 4242.

    But its starting and running ok so I'm leaving it. How it will be come the winter, well that's another story.

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    I would check out the Ambient Air Temp sensor first, get your friend to check out the live data for you while the engine is running and see if it's plausible.
     
     

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    tha faults was present before the service
    at which point i purchesed and fitted the K&n Filter
    so i amprety sure it isnt the k&n
    thanks for the replys so far
    i have been advised to start with the lamba sensor first and see how we go from there

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    hi gecho,

    what was the outcome of this, I have a 525d and I had the same list of codes..

    thanks
     
     

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    Gecho has not been on-line for 12 months and we did not hear the resolution. Somebody may be along to help ....
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    Charge air pressure controller is the boost controller. The main one in that bunch would be the top one, exhaust back pressure, which is saying the Particulate filter is full of particulates, namely soot.

    What it will need is a regeneration, so you'll need to take it for a long steady run, and once a set of conditions are met, it'll boost the exhaust temperature, and burn off the carbon.
    The conditions were mostly up to running temperature for the engine, and a speed over something like 35mph.
    An evening motorway run for a couple of junctions should get it started.

    They can get too packed up with carbon for them to safely burn off the soot, which does mean replacement, as at a certain level, the temps when it burns off the soot will be dangerously high.

    If that's the case, you'll need either a new particulate filter, or the old one removed and binned, and the ECU reprogrammed to not use it.
     
     

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