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Ive just purchased a Z3 (third one). Although its a 2000

I've just purchased a Z3 (third one). Although it's a 2000 plate, it is in amazing condition and has only done 55k. I had to drive the car back from Somerset to Lancashire and near home, not suprisingly it required petrol. However, I thought I would have enough for the journey and the fuel gauge went well into the red.The engine management light came on and has remained on since. I have looked into this and rang the guy from whom I purchased the vehicle and have been told that this can be a problem sometimes with Z3's and is probably as a result of running it low on fuel.My question therefore is one, is there any validity in this statement and two, as the car is running very well, is this something I need to be worried about.

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Our BMW 118d is sometimes putting up ABS and DTC warning

Our BMW 118d is sometimes putting up ABS and DTC warning lights. Sometimes they just flash up and go away, sometimes they stay on until I stop and switch off when I restart. It happens about once a week, doesn't matter if the road is wet or dry.Any idea what is wrong?

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It's an x3 3.0sdi Msport. Leaking oil somewhere above turbos

It's an x3 3.0sdi Msport. Leaking oil somewhere above turbos and oily smoke comes up the edge of Hartsfield. Not much, but you can see oil weeping out of a pipe I think.

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My BMW 320 is showing the warning symbol which looks loke a

My BMW 320 is showing the warning symbol which looks loke a truncated helicopter.The manual says enigne could be misfiring, loos of power etc. None of these is ocurring. What triggers this alert?

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Assistant: How can we be of help? i was driving my bmw e91

hiAssistant: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: hi, i was driving my bmw e91 today, parked up and the power just went as if there was no battery. So i call recovery, they were busy and said 3-4 hours, so i waited and 1 hour b4 they were due to arrive the light on the start button came back and eventually i got full power and was able to drive home.as soon as i parked up and turned the power off everything went again as if the battery was taken out. can you helpi had some warning lights come on a week before , driving and stability system failed, wheel monitoring system fail, seal belt tentioner fail, engine start fail, the car was booked in for the 10th, is this all relatedmany thanksAssistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?Customer: abc, airbag, abs, brakes, as well as the different warnings i mention on the I drive systemAssistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?Customer: bmw 2011 335d touringAssistant: Are you fixing your 335d yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: nothing so far, i had the car booked in for the 10th to look at the warning lights and then this evening this power thing happenedAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: thats it thanks

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Matt, I have a BMW GT 520 d lux 2014 vehicle and there are

Hi Good Morning Matt, I have a BMW GT 520 d lux 2014 vehicleand there are no error or warning sign, however I have a problem when I brake the steering wheel shakes and it's bit annoying. My previous BMW 520 d had no problem but I do not know why GT has this problem. Can you please assist?

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I HAVE A 320D - AND WHEN THE DTC LIGHT FLASHES ON AND OFF

I HAVE A 320D - AND WHEN I AM TRAVELING THE DTC LIGHTFLASHES ON AND OFF VERY QUICKLY CAUSEING THE CAR TO AFFECT THE ACCELERATION SO I PRESS THE DTC BUTTON AND IT SEEMS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM HOWEVER THE DASH BOARD WARNING LIGHT SOMETIMES FLASHES ON AND OF EVEN WHEN THE DTC BUTTON IS ONI HAVE REPLACED WITH NEW TYRES HOPEING IT WILL SOLVE THE ISSUE BUT NO SUCH LUCK - ANY IDEAS AS THE CARS COMPUTOR IS NOT SAYING THAT THE LIGHT HAS COME ON ?

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My mpg has dropped from around 47 mpg to 36.6 in my 2011 bmw

My mpg has dropped from around 47 mpg to 36.6 in my 2011 bmw 320d efficient dynamics car. No dash warning lights are on. The car was serviced by bmw a month ago. It has covered only 53,000 miles, full service history.

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I am thinking of buying a Bmw 5series diesel.the sat nav

Hi i am thinking of buying a Bmw 5series diesel.the sat nav screen and radio doesnt work.how bad could it be please?

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