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No, this vehicle as well as similar "hybrid" vehicles are designed to work this way. The gasoline-fueled part of the system will keep the batteries properly charged. This vehicle only has a very limited electric-only range (30-40 miles is what the ads say) and so unless your trips are always under this limit, the vehicle is going to be running on gasoline ...


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While it's possible the VANOS was the original culprit I have to say I don't think it's going to do you much good to address that now. One of the consequences of a failing VANOS is that you steadily lose oil (and frankly the N46 has something of a reputation for leaking like a sieve to begin with) - which is the likely culprit for you ultimately ending up ...


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Welcome to the site. If your prop shaft needs balancing, have this done before driving the car any distance. The vibration you are feeling will be coming from either the differential or the gearbox, the reason it doesn't happen straight away is that the oil in both of these parts is cold to start with and is thicker when cold. If left unchecked, you stand ...


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If you look closely, there's a line that goes in between the panel for the head unit itself, and the HVAC controls. The actual head unit itself is separate from everything below it. Checking the head unit and the E90's interior, I can see what you mean now as the head unit does shift the HVAC controls down towards the bottom. For this case, they make ...


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You asked, Could this cause the tyre to blow? The answer is yes. When springs break, the larger piece often remains "in place" and under compression by the vehicle's weight - the issue caused by this is that the car will ride lower on that corner. In your case, the car is riding low enough for the tire to be contacting the inside of the wheel well ...


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I’m probably waaay too late to this party, but I thought I’d chime in. The E90s are a bit of a paradox, much more reliable than the E92s and above, but the start of the end for our beloved Bavarian Bimmers. The E90s’ N43/44/45 and N52/53/54/55 engines have an issue all owners should be aware of, faulty ignition coils. The engines run like a dream, up to ...


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Use the scissor-jack on a structural part of the under-carriage near the jack-point, place jack stands under the mentioned jack-point and lower the scissor-jack this way to jack the car side by side. You could also use the rear-differential to lift the whole back (at once) and place both jack-stands under the 2 rear jack-points at once. Don't use the side of ...


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Does your model comes with seat belt pretensioners? Thiese would also deploy in case you have airbag deployed and must be changed. Once both fixed you need to reset the error via diagnostic tool.


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There are two types of coolant level management system. The goal is to ensure no air remains trapped within the coolant system. Air voids in heater core degrade heater performance and make noise. Air voids in the top of the head lead to poor cooling, possible warping. Bad stuff. In one type there is an overflow bottle, fed by a single small diameter hose ...


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No, all you get a "Fix a flat" tyre sealant and small compressor. The idea here is to save weight (longer battery range) and space. BMW commissioned Bridgestone to make special tires just for this model. They are different from any other tire that Bridgestone makes (energy efficiency). Even if you would decide to sacrifice your boot space for a spare ...


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I've had this exact problem on my 2001 325i a few times and I learned from a friend what it is. When you run that engine for just a few seconds it doesn't actually get the cylinder or cylinder walls warm, combined with an engine running rich (since it's cold) you get lots of non-vaporized gas in the cylinder. Then when you try to start later it is flooded. ...


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This seems to be a fairly common problem with these and it's easy to reset. 1) Close all door's and lock the car, now unlock and enter 2) Insert the key fob 3) Press engine start without actually starting the car(no breaks or clutch) 4) Push up on the sunroof button for ~30-40 seconds 5) While holding the button thesunroof should cycle through opening and ...


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When the temp gauge goes up into the red, lift the hood and look, and touch gently: is the motor hot? If the motor isn't overheating, then the temperature gauge, wiring, or coolant sensor is faulty. If, on the other hand, the motor is indeed overheating, then the thermostat has failed closed, or the waterpump has failed, or the waterpump drive belt has ...


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It doesn't sound like the pump itself, but it does sound like the problem is in the tank-pump assembly somewhere. If the pump was bad then it would be consistently failing, not just when you run low. Unless you have an old, carbureted engine your 328i has an in-tank electric pump instead of a mechanical engine driven pump, the pump sits in the tank and draws ...


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HandyHowie is correct, kinda sorta. When you want to understand, really understand automotive mechanics you gotta start with a close look in your wallet. The #1 reason for the Air Conditioning (A/C) compressor to condenser hose discharge port is to save the automotive company money. Look at that port carefully. Notice it's a whole lot larger in internal ...


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This sounds like it's a differential problem. Rear wheels slipping in turns means they are forced to rotate at the same velocity, so slippage is the only means to alleviate the torque applied to the axles by uneven velocities. Have you checked the differential oil level? The temperature effect can possibly be accounted for by the oil viscosity OR a sensor ...


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