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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 BMW 320i - Engine - 3/2/2015
    Can it do both VAG old and new models? Are there any cheaper tool can do this ? How about FVDI VAG Commander?
    The key programming tool for VAG vehicles after 2007, we advice VVDI and FVDI Commander VAG. For VAG models before 2007, we advice SBB, T300 and MVP. While for both VAG old and new models, the most powerful Keypro M8 key programmer locksmith tool is the best ...
     
    • autonumenbella
      3/2/2015 autonumenbella
      The MVP Pro is the latest key programming tool to be launched from Advanced Diagnostics, offering a low cost entry into the market.MVP Pro has been designed with simplicity in mind and the variety of adaptors required for the MVP have been integrated within simple colour coded dongles that configures the tester, thus reducing the quantity of cables required.The MVP Pro is also capable of running both standard software and the latest test software at the same time, providing the customer with complete flexibility.
      http://www.autonumen.com/.../...grammer+Tool.html
  • Fritz Jean
    Fritz Jean - 2000 BMW X5 - Engine - 2/21/2015
    The hose on the top of the radiator pop out as soon as the temp starts raising. Later the car overheat.What's the cause?
    The hose on the right top of the radiator pop out as soon as the temp starts raising. Soon after the car overheat. What is the cause? It seems to me the connection is loose.
     
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      Is the radiator neck in good shape? It should definitely stick out far enough so the radiator hose can slide on far enough for the hose clamp to get a VERY good bite on it. If it's not long enough for that, it's busted and the radiator needs to be replaced.

      Coolant leaking from the left-hand side of the radiator on the M60 M62 engines is very often due to a cracked radiator top-hose stem. The radiators on the E31, E32 and pre-facelift E38's and E39's become brittle and often crack under the top hose.

      You may have a restricted radiator, the coolant is flowing if the upper hose is getting hot, the fan comes on at the right temp.
  • Fritz Jean
    Fritz Jean - 2000 BMW X5 - Engine - 2/21/2015
    Hose pops out after few miles of driving. Connection seems to be loose.
    The hose on the right side (top of the radiator) is popping out after few miles of driving, even the car is not overheat. What's the cause?
     
    • Jimm
      2/21/2015 Jimm
      Is the radiator neck in good shape? It should definitely stick out far enough so the radiator hose can slide on far enough for the hose clamp to get a VERY good bite on it. If it's not long enough for that, it's busted and the radiator needs to be replaced.

      Coolant leaking from the left-hand side of the radiator on the M60 M62 engines is very often due to a cracked radiator top-hose stem. The radiators on the E31, E32 and pre-facelift E38's and E39's become brittle and often crack under the top hose.

      You may have a restricted radiator, the coolant is flowing if the upper hose is getting hot, the fan comes on at the right temp.
  • billuawan
    billuawan - 2006 BMW 325i - Engine - 2/20/2015
    2006 BMW 325i Overheating with AC on only.
    Hello all. I have searched entire forums for this overheating problems and basically found that lot of people have same symptoms and they had to replace Water Pump/thermostat etc. My problem is that i have been driving my car over 3000 miles with this issue . car ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/20/2015 Jimm
      The most common cause of overheating is because of an external leak from a water pump or a radiator or heater hose. The way to find the leak is to wait till it is overnight cold and maybe just pour water in and see if the leak is large enough to see it simply leak out from where it has a leak. if you pour in a half gallon or more and you still see no leak its time to pressure check the system. Rent for free with a deposit from an auto parts chain store like pep boys or auto zone a cooling system pressure tester.

      Here is a short list of possible causes for overheating;

      Low coolant level
      Leaking coolant
      Improper coolant concentration (not at recommended 50 / 50 mix of anti-freeze and water)
      Clogged radiator hoses
      Clogged heater hoses
      Clogged radiator passages
      Clogged heater core
      Faulty thermostat
      Faulty temperature switch
      Faulty water pump
      Faulty / worn serpentine drive belt
      Faulty / worn drive belt tensioner
      Faulty cooling fan sensor or switch
    • Jimm
      2/20/2015 Jimm
      Overheating with A/C on, or very high temperature only.
      1. Check that the auxiliary fan is working properly
      2. Check the fan clutch.
  • Bschill
    Bschill - 2009 BMW 328i - Engine - 2/13/2015
    The AC Compressor just went out and needs to be replaced. My quote is $520 for parts $230 for labor. Is that good?
    My 2009 BMW 328I has about 50,000 miles on it, so not a whole lot. Is it common for things like this to happen after 50,000 miles?
     
    • Jimm
      2/13/2015 Jimm
      Don't just replace the malfunctioning component. Professional system repair may involve the flushing and replacement of additional parts and fresh lubricant to put it back in proper operating condition. For example if you open the system to replace the compressor, the system should be flushed, all o-rings and seals replaced as well as the receiver drier, orifice tube, and accumulator.

      Without other quotes to compare with for the same work: parts and labor - cannot determine if cost is high or not. It sounds high - but considering the parts (air compressor and kit) alone are only around $344.00 for your vehicle (sources;www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com).

      You'll need to obtain at least one or two more estimates for the same work - to determine the validity and accuracy of the prices quoted.
  • doityourselfdad
    doityourselfdad - 2001 BMW 330Ci - Engine - 2/4/2015
    Why car wont turn over unless gas pedal pushed
    Just recently, car acts like battery dead (no power) until gas pedal pushed at same time when turning key. Then starts fine. Once started will start normal until car sits a while. i dont understand what a gas pedal has to do with all of a sudden car has power and ...
     
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  • doityourselfdad
    doityourselfdad - 2001 BMW 330Ci - Engine - 2/4/2015
    Why my car wont turn over until gas pedal pushed
    when turning key, acts like battery dead until gas pedal pushed then turns over and starts perfect. never did this before. dont understand what pushing gas has to do with car turning over. once started first time doesn'y happen again until car sits for a while
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 BMW 750i xDrive - Engine - 2/2/2015
    Can K-tag ECU programmer update?
    For K-tag ECU prog tool we offer to you, please make sure use the software we supply. And pls don't connect with internet, otherwise the manufacturer will charge the repair fee in case the machine is broken after updated! Regards to the K-TAG update, the ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 BMW 750i xDrive - Engine - 2/2/2015
    Does the Super Volvo Vida Dice can cancel DPF and Turbo failure? Reprogram cluster? program remote keys?
    It can cancel the DPF and Turbo failure information which it read; it can only support diagnosis, does not support programming. http://www.carsets.co.uk/wholesale/super-volvo-dice-pro-volvo-diagnostic-communication-equipment.html
     
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  • Mary
    Mary - 2002 BMW X5 - Engine - 1/27/2015
    Indicator on the BMW
    The LED lights on the dashboard are faded and and really make out the mestate, all I can see is, CONSI .2 L/100, or that's what I can make out. Please help!!
     
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  • Mary
    Mary - 2002 BMW X5 - Engine - 1/27/2015
    Indicator on the BMW
    The LED lights on the dashboard are faded and and really make out the mestate, all I can see is, CONSI .2 L/100, or that's what I can make out. Please help!!
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 BMW 750i xDrive - Engine - 1/23/2015
    Can digiprog3 yanhua version do car 2012 and car 2014?
    It can support some of them. http://www.carsets.co.uk/wholesale/yanhua-digiprog-3-mileage-correction-tool-digiprog-iii-multi-languages.html
     
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  • Colin
    Colin - 1986 BMW L7 - Engine - 1/22/2015
    Ignition on won't turnover. jump from starter, swing continuely and wont start
    The car was running and then it will shot off and hard to start. leave it for 20 minutes and it will start again. Colin
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 BMW 750i xDrive - Engine - 1/20/2015
    BMW multi tool, AK300 and CKM200, which tool is better for programming BMW keys?
    BMW multi tool can be used together with BMW CAS4 adapter, with BMW CAS4 adapter, you can program cas 4 keys and program more newer keys than the rest tools. AK300 can program BMW keys only, it is ripe product, and its operation will be easier, many customers can ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 BMW 320i - Engine - 1/12/2015
    Can i use SS145 NSPC001 Nissan Automatic Pin Code Reader for getting 4-digit code together with key pro m8 ?
    Yes, you can have a try on Nissan models with the keypro m8. http://www.carsets.co.uk/wholesale/key-pro-m8-diagnostics-key-programming-system.html
     
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