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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 got my BMW525i. Year registered 2002.fulley automatic.

I got my BMW525i. Year registered 2002.fulley automatic. Petrol done 65,000 mi.Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?Customer: I got my BMW525i. Year registered 2002.fulley automatic. Petrol done 65,000 ml. Left it in a garage for about 4 years and can not start nowAssistant: What is the model of your '02 BMW?Customer: 5seris 525iAssistant: Are you fixing your 525i yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: no. it did not startAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: it is fully auometic.

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BMW 3.18i 2008 M Edition Estate, the start/stop switch fails

BMW 3.18i 2008 M Edition Estate, the start/stop switch fails to turn over the engine after a motorway speed drive of 20 mins approx. ?Assistant: What confuses you?Customer: It wont start the car until it has cooled down for 30 mins Happened twice in two days..Assistant: Does the engine spark at all? Is there a trouble code or is your "check engine light" on?Customer: no spark ...doesn't fire at allAssistant: Are you fixing your 128i yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: only just bought it .. 3.18iAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: there's a smell of fuel as well ..

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I have Bmw 535d 2013 Drivetrain fault keep coming as soon as

HiI have Bmw 535d 2013Drivetrain fault keep coming as soon as I hit motorwayGarage keeps regenerating my dpf filterBut not much helpThanks

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The drivers door window will not close completely and there

The drivers door window will not close completely and there is a grating noise when operatedAssistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?Customer: 745i saloon e65 2003Assistant: Are you fixing your Saloon yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: No, but I'm not trying to open the window incase it will not close even partlyAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I recently bought a 2013 1 series manual bmw. When I went to

HiI recently bought a 2013 1 series manual bmw. When I went to start it this morning and pressed the start/stop button, just the ignition switched on and not the engine. I pressed it again and the ignition just switched off again. I repeated this a few times but the same thing kept happening and I couldn't get the engine to start. Can anyone help? Do you have to apply both the clutch and brake if the car is in gear for the engine to start or if you know what I might be doing wrong I'd be grateful for your feedback?ThanksClaire

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I HAVE JUST GOT A BRAND NEW 2018 2I8 i CONVERTABLE .IT DOSE

HI I HAVE JUST GOT A BRAND NEW 2018 2I8 i CONVERTABLE .IT DOSE NOT HAVE PUDDLE LIGHTS THE DEALER NOW TELLS ME I SHOUD HAVE ORDERD THEM WITH IT.IS THERE WIREING IN THE DOOR FOR ME TO GET THEM FITTED PLEASEAssistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?Customer: puddle lights under the doorAssistant: What is the model of your '18 BMW?Customer: i will get it f23 218i sportAssistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: yes if i can or i will find an auto elecAssistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: no thank you

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I am wanting to buy a 2007 BMW 525 touring diesel Assistant:

Hi I am wanting to buy a 2007 BMW 525 touring dieselAssistant: How old is the engine? And when was it last serviced?Customer: the seller said there is an issue with the air on and heater working intermittently . Could you tell me why that might be happening and how much it would be to fixAssistant: Are you fixing your 525 yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: please ?Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: No not really

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I have a 2003 BMW 540i MSport. When driving the car through

I have a 2003 BMW 540i MSport. When driving the car through water the transmission goes into failsafe mode. I understand there are two electrical connections (sensors) located on the drivers side of the transmission that need to be dried (while battery is disconnected) and then packed with electrical grease. Is this something i can do myself and if so, where are these connectors located? Thank you for your time

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