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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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MyBMW325iSEconvertable2007 has just had a diagnostic showing

MyBMW325iSEconvertable2007 has just had a diagnostic showing intermittent fault with high pressure petrol pump.is this common, car has only 56,000, or could it be a censor somewhere?Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?Customer: same as usual ,then a bit lumpy in low revsAssistant: What is the model of your '56 BMW?Customer: E93Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: No, it is with my local garage. they replaced the low pressure pump nocureAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: can we obtain a recon pump as so far quotes 700-900

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Steve

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I have X5 2005 3.0D sport. The automatic gearbox has

Hi, I have X5 2005 3.0D sport. The automatic gearbox has tendency to jerk in slow traffic - up to about 30mph. This is not apparent at higher motorway speed. Any suggestions please?Assistant: Are you fixing your X5 yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I can d little things, this beats me. I just found out about 30 sec. reset. Any good?Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Steve

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We have a X! 1.8 x drive getting a strange noise from under

Hi We have a X! 1.8 x drive getting a strange noise from under car towards the front on deceleration.,car only has 36000 miles on clock.What do think?Assistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?Customer: 2013 1.8 xdrive x1Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Nothing,no I would be unable to fixAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: dont think so

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I'm looking for a small rubber part that connects the wiper

I'm looking for a small rubber part that connects the wiper motor shaft pivot to the wiper/arm washer hoseAssistant: Have you checked the fuses? Do you know if there is power to the wiper motor?Customer: Everything is working fine I just need the small rubber connector to the wiper hoseAssistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?Customer: E46 3series 2002 compactAssistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I've repaired the wiper motor and it's working fine I just need that rubber part that connects he wiper motor shaft to the washer hoseAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: No thanks

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Morning Assistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?

morningAssistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?Customer: BMWSeries 1 /SA11OHYAssistant: What year is your BMW?Customer: Fail the MOT yesterdayAssistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: one guy of garage piked up yesterday and found too many issuesAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: I need to know how I can take back my car from that garage because I can t aford the price for fix it

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Robert

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I have a bmw 2004 5 series touring model diesel 2.5, the

I have a bmw 2004 5 series touring model diesel 2.5 , the heater blower has stopped I have checked the 2 fuses and they are fine . is there any other checks before I start to dismantle to find the faultAssistant: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?Customer: I have only checked the fuse box behind the glove box are there fuses in the box at the rearAssistant: Are you fixing your Touring yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I was just checking fuses and preliminary checks before getting a garage involvedAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have a 330d just wondering how you know if your clutch is

hi i have a 330d just wondering how you know if your clutch is on its way out.Assistant: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?Customer: no the clutch hasn't been slipping but im getting vibrations threw the pedal and its abit clunky threw the first couple of gearsAssistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?Customer: 2010 e90Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: I haven't done anything to do with the clutch yetAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: there was a noise that seemed to be coming from the gear box when i started the car but i took it to shop they said it was bush/brackets or something but not sure if this is actually clutch related as i still occasionally hear the noise.

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Matt

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I have a 2007 325d which ticks over but stalls when clutch

Hi. I have a 2007 325d which ticks over but stalls when clutch released or when accelerator is applied. ThxAssistant: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?Customer: NoAssistant: What is the model of your '07 BMW?Customer: Just no power on acceleration and stalls. No problem firingAssistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: It's at the garage as had to be recovered, but they seem to be struggling to find the issueAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: Don't thunk so thx if was running fine and smooth and it suddenly cane to a halt. No engine or warning light on

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