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Old 07-27-2021, 09:35 AM
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Today I questioned the parentage of the White Witch as I got a transmission fail safe (code 5088) EGS sensor/trans switch L1-L4.

After resetting everything so I wasn't on the losing side of the Haji-lition derby and then she wouldn't crank over. She did start after going to sleep so... Ignition switch too?

Before I get all medieval on her ass, can anyone think of any additional checks, tests or spells to do?

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That is usually a failure of the mechatronic transmission range sensor. The only way I know how to test it is to attach your scan tool and check to see that the transmission sensor agrees with your gear selector display. When mine went, it was fine when cold but once the trans warmed up the two would disagree and it would lock out the start sequence. The dash showed P...but the trans control unit was showing D...hence the startup lockout.

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Old 07-27-2021, 11:02 AM
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Some leaking power steering lines+ new reservoir.
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Old 07-27-2021, 11:09 AM
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Did BMW ever make a drip away adapter or something?
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Old 07-27-2021, 11:56 AM
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Front caliper seized on the Black Bastard about 10 km into a 500km trip.

Ahh that sweet sweet smell of smoldering brake pads brings me back to the days of driving overloaded trucks up and down san francisco type streets.

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Old 07-28-2021, 06:13 PM
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A new exterior door handle was installed. It took me while to figure out how to lock in the forward part. I used a screwdriver to "open" the latch and then lock in the front into place. It's OEM and titanium. The color is slightly off due to sun age. The handle feels solid. I tell people to pull at the rear and up to open it.
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Old 07-28-2021, 06:28 PM
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Best advice to folk opening the doors is to use four fingers behind the handle and a thumb on the knob part that doesn't move. That way the can only exert pull/lift pressure from four fingers, not an entire arm and shoulder!

Too easy.
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Old 07-28-2021, 06:46 PM
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Pushing away with the thumb is definitely the best way


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Out with the old (probably from the factory) in with the new. The cabin filter was replaced a little over a year ago with an eBay one, so it only made sense to put in a proper Made in Germany Corteco branded one...
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Old 07-28-2021, 07:48 PM
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Best advice to folk opening the doors is to use four fingers behind the handle and a thumb on the knob part that doesn't move. That way the can only exert pull/lift pressure from four fingers, not an entire arm and shoulder!

Too easy.
Second best advice is to code the car to unlock all doors with ONE press of the button, not two..

Can be coded using BMW Scanner 1.4 (aka PA Soft)..

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Old 07-28-2021, 10:57 PM
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Second best advice is to code the car unlock all doors with ONE press of the button, not two..



Can be coded using BMW Scanner 1.4 (aka PA Soft)..
I did this a while back and love it! Noone has a chance to yank the unlocked doors and break the handles...
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