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      10-08-2009, 01:07 PM   #1
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Drives: '10 X5 40d & '12 F10 520d
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Perth

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Engine malfunction, reduced power, DSC, DBC, FTM deactivated!

Jumped in the car this morning, pushed the start button....engine makes a feeble attempt at starting before dying. Suddenly a plethora of warning lights light up the instrument cluster and the messages mentioned displayed on the iDrive screen.

I then turned the car off and tried again. Same story three more times. On the next try the car started up normally. I searched the Check Control for error messages but there were was as though nothing had happened.

The car is going into the service dept in the morning for diagnosis.

I did a search on M3Post and this has affected a number of cars. There is a service bulletin out on the issue and it seems to point towards a clogged idle control valve.

Have any Australian E9x M3 owners experienced this fault?