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I think the obvious source of the "shimmy" is the rim itself. If the rim is not completely true (which the one you showed is not), it will most likely be felt at the steering wheel. This probably won't affect your performance, but it will affect the feel. There's an easy way to tell if there's too much play in a tie rod end ... that being, is there ...


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So it turned out not to be so complicated after all but a rather extensive investigative process. I can't for certain say it was this ONE thing that caused the problem, but rather a combination! It was due a service, so I did athe full service with premium parts expecting that maybe the old spark plugs might have been causing the issue. However, the issue ...


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A quick google of the part number shows that it is a - BMW 1 series E87 m sport rear BUMPER TOW EYE COVER Look on eBay and you will find them for sale. It may also fit other BMWs though.


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It is possible to work out the year of manufacture of that part but not the specific vehicle. Even getting the year and possibly week of manufacture would not be easy. So, you are unlikely to be able to find the vehicle.


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The answer to your question is, no the water has no effect on the starting. My first step would be to check all connector under the hood. You may have bumped one or forgot to hook one back up after your repairs. Then if that's good check for trouble codes. Then check fuel supply. You may have a bad fuel pump and\or filter.


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Remove your fan belt(s). Start engine briefly to see if noise disappeared. If it did check all pulleys until you find the bad accessory. Replace bad part and put a new belt(s) on if necessary.


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Contrary to some other answers claiming that BMW engines do not have an EGR valve, in fact the diesel engines do. Here's a link to the parts catalog showing it, and an illustration on its placement: http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E90/Europe/320d-M47N2/browse/engine/pollutant_reduction_cooling/ Looks like it's on the front of the engine, between the ...


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