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TOPIC : BMW

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Bimmer Bummer

This bulletin applies to 2002 BMW 745i vehicles. A loud whine or howling noise may be heard in the passenger compartment at approximately 70 mph to 80 mph with a light or no engine load (when coasting).

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Loose BMW Ground

This bulletin applies to 2013 BMW 320i vehicles produced in Germany up to March 20, 2012, (identified with an “F” in the chassis number; or produced in South Africa up to Oct. 1, 2012), where the engine may not start due to a loose ground.

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BMW Dual Mass Flywheel

This bulletin applies to 2013 BMW 328i models as well as all models equipped with a dual-mass flywheel (except Motorsport vehicles). Prior to condemning a dual-mass flywheel as defective, the following three criteria have to be checked and evaluated:

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BMW EPS Momentary Fail

This bulletin applies to 2014 BMW 328i models that display fault code 4823E1 in the EPS_20 control unit (electronic power steering fails when starting).

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Locked-Up Bimmer

This bulletin released by BMW addresses the issue of potential engine hydraulic lock caused by a fuel injector that is stuck in the open position, where the engine will mo longer turn over due to liquid fuel trapped in the cylinder.

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BMW Vacuum Issues

This bulletin applies to 2013 BMW vehicles equipped with the N54 turbocharged engine. A slight rattle noise may be heard from the engine compartment after turning the engine off. This noise is similar to a mechanical typewriter. In addition, a slight reduction of power, similar to a turbo lag, may be experienced.

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BMW Oil Pressure Check

BMW offers specialty tools which allow you to check engine oil pressure. The oil pressure cap tool P/N 83 30 0 493 937 is used in conjunction with 83 30 0 496 457, pressure sensor adapter 83 30 0 496 623 and the 100-bar pressure sensor to test engine oil pressure.

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Noisy BMW

This bulletin applies to 2012 BMW 640i models. Rattling noises may be heard from the instrument panel where the defroster vents are located.

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Touchy Bimmer

This bulletin applies to 2010 BMW 328i models equipped with the optional CIC navigation system professional.

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BMW Brake Lights

This bulletin applies to 2011 BMW 328i E93 equipped models, produced from Aug. 31, 2006, to July 2, 2007. A “rear light failure” message may be displayed in the check control and one of the brake force display lights may be inoperative. The cause is likely a light bulb failure or a loose contact between the light bulb and socket.

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