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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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I have a 2003 1.8 BMW. Sensors on my camshaft were 9

I have a 2003 1.8 BMW. Sensors on my camshaft were 9 apparently) broken by a loose timing chain. The sensors have been replaced, but my mechanic said, that to fit a new timing chain, the engine has to be removed. Is this true?JA: How many miles on the car? How responsive has your car been lately?Customer: 84,000 and the sensors problem fixed the stalling issueJA: Are you fixing your Fit yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have an e93 325i and the engine light came on, was at

Hi I have an e93 325i and the engine light came on, was at garage within 4 miles who diagnosed and replaced coils and plugs. Ran ok for first couple of miles then light came back on and is hunting at low revs/standstill. Cut out a couple of times while in queue at lights. Garage said give it a long run as may just be sorting itself out after new coils etc but I'm a bit reluctant with light on and missing on tickover!JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?Customer: Not really any noise, is starting and running perfectly on start up. Engine light comes on once engine warmed up, then starts missing on low revs.JA: What year is your 325i?Customer: 2009JA: Are you fixing your 325i yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: No, took to garage as soon as light first came on and they diagnosed new coils and plugs needed which they did. Since picking up the problem recurs but the garage are saying to give it a long run as may sort itself out. Just want to know this is safe to do?JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: No, i think that covers what has happened

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I recently buy BMW x6 2010 version can i update the system

hiJA: Hello. How can I help?Customer: i recently buy BMW x6 2010 version can i update the system and the screemJA: Are you fixing your X6 yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: no i didn't do anything yet i just want to know before i doJA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: i have been told that it doesn't contain GPS , is that true

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X5 E70 went in for MOT and rear wheels were badly worn on

X5 E70 went in for MOT and rear wheels were badly worn on the insides. They tried to do a wheel alignment, but couldn't get it back to within the limits. They suggested that I take to a BMW workshop for diagnostics etc and that a bushing etc might have failed? What do you think?JA: Besides this, what condition is the car in?Customer: It's got 50k miles on the clock and is in ok condition. A lot of potholes around where I live, so have to do a lot of wheel alignments.JA: What year is your X5?Customer: 2012JA: Are you fixing your X5 yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Not fixing myself. And not tried anything so far.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: Don't think so. Thanks.

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I have two filler caps on the engine of my 2016 m5 one on

hi i have two filler caps on the engine of my 2016 m5 one on driver side one on passenger side both have yellow on with a pic of a raditor wht is there twoAssistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?Customer: autoAssistant: Are you fixing your M5 yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: noAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I'm looking to buy a BMW 320D 2012 but it has a 120,000

Hi I'm looking to buy a BMW 320D 2012 but it has a 120,000 miles on it. What would you consider??

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The engine fault warning light is on. I have a BMW X5 4.6is

The engine fault warning light is on. I have a BMW X5 4.6is 2002Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?Customer: The engine warning light on the bottom left hand corner on the dashAssistant: Are you fixing your X5 yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: It comes on as soon as I turn the engine and stays onAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: The back wiper turns off the back window and starts working upside down when switch on

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This is a QA test question. Please do NOT lock, answer or

This is a QA test question. Please do NOT lock, answer or close it!Assistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?Customer: This is a QA test question. Please do NOT lock, answer or close it!Assistant: What year is your BMW?Customer: This is a QA test question. Please do NOT lock, answer or close it!Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: This is a QA test question. Please do NOT lock, answer or close it!Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: This is a QA test question. Please do NOT lock, answer or close it!

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