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    Hi Red, oddly by blood I am mostly a Scot But by birth I'm a right Southerner

    What I meant by cramped was the 3 series for it's external dimensions felt pretty small on the inside, while the Focus was just right

    Here's hoping the car remains the bargain that it so far seems...
     
     

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    I've been busy fixing some of the niggles on the car, and buying a few bits for it for it's new life with me.

    Picked up a Westfalia swan neck removable toebar kit, from another ad on Pistonheads, the chap also had the corner undertrays for the front bumper that were damaged on mine from his old M5, so I took them too. He also let me take on a sale or return his old genuine Xenon's from the damaged lights also that came off his M5, I think some adapters I found on ebay should allow me to fit the D2S bulbs in the stock H7 lamp holders, we shall of course see...

    While out helping another BM diesel/Subaru owning group of friend install a Pectel T6 ECU in an Impreza I got the chance to plug in diagnostic tool interfaced with a laptop running Carsoft 6.5, for some reason we couldn't sync with the engine ECU but we went through and reset the rest of the fault codes to see what happens. Since then I've bought a similar interface on ebay for 35 quid to have a dabble myself.

    On Friday I had the aircon regassed for 55 quid and that is now working fine, then on Saturday I took the car for an alignment check. While we were able to correct the toe and camber on the rear, the front track rod ends didn't want to play so the tracking will have to remain off until I can get them freed off, apparently we can't adjust the camber on the front which is also a little out :(

    Today I picked up a new outside temp sensor from Euro Car Parts for 17 quid, hopefully that will fix the outside temperature gauge. The passenger seat occupancy switch which is apparently duff, is a main dealer part and costs a cool 75 quid, then I will need new clips to put the seat cover back on once I have replaced the switch in the passenger seat squab...me thinks I'll check for a broken wire first!

    I'm still very dubious about the state of the MAF, there's an obvious lack of go below 3k rpm, but until I can interrogate the engine ECU I can't be sure. Oh and the BM dealership pointed out where I can find the stock stereo/radio amp, it's beneath the CD changer in the N/S rear panel, I shall have a look at that when I get a chance.
     
     

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    You can try disconnecting the MAF and seeing if it goes better, if yes then the MAF is most likely knackered
     
     

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    Yep, I had planned to try that, however I understood that if you fit a new one you need to reset the ECU to get it to re-calibrate...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slooby View Post
    Yep, I had planned to try that, however I understood that if you fit a new one you need to reset the ECU to get it to re-calibrate...
    you do if it isn't a straight swap like for like.
     
     

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    Well, finally managed to interrogate the engine ecu (DDE) this evening, and it through up only one error code for the engine 1E30 - Charge pressure regulation or charge pressure actuator. Which might explain why the car is so sluggish, the VNT Turbo 'wastegate actuator' (I know it's not really a wastegate actuator) isn't working properly, I'll take a close look at the turbo and actuator solenoid this weekend to see if I can spot anything. I'm hoping it's just a perished hose!
     
     

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    I will have fingers crossed for you

    Have a read here also, may be off some help http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...f-power-t2206/
     
     

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    Ah well, buggered it now

    After my diagnostics session last night I must have killed the battery, because when i came to start the car this morning it was far from keen, no problem I thought I'll simply jump start the car and be on my way. Car fired up, jumper leads disconnected off to work...funny, the Satnav isn't working...decided to worry about that once I got home this evening.

    Apparently jump starting cars with the Mk3 Satnav is a bad thing, it now appears to be completely fisted

    What were niggles are now a freaking nightmare
     
     

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    I expect the alternator spiked it, when the jump leads are disconnected the alternator detects the drop in power and kicks up the amps, this can spike sensitive equipment, switching on the lights(main beam) and turning on the heated rear window can help stop the power surge when you disconnect
     
     

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    Well here's hoping I can reboot the nav computer somehow, will pulling the fuse for the nav do the job if I leave it disconnected for a long period, or is it a disconnect the battery and leave it for an even longer period job?
     
     

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