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      03-27-2012, 01:32 AM   #23
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Is white back lighting stock on e92? My lci e90 has the redish color.
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      03-27-2012, 01:40 AM   #24
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Happened to me also fuel pump issues and control unit issue. Fixed after two tries.
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      03-28-2012, 11:48 AM   #25
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Is white back lighting stock on e92? My lci e90 has the redish color.
Standard non-m cars are orange color. M3 has the white backlight cluster.
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      03-28-2012, 11:52 AM   #26
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Update:The problem came back again. Took it in, dealer replaced spark plug and ignition coil on cylinder No.2. Hopefully this will solved the misfire problems.

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      03-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #27
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Hope so. Good bet on their part!
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      03-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #28
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Hope so. Good bet on their part!
Yeah. Also, I saw two other m3s were in for the same exact problems. I asked my SA, he told me it is still really common on 2011 and 2012 models.
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      03-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #29
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Probably a bad batch of coils or something.
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Probably a bad batch of coils or something.
Could be. So far this is the only time I've had problems with this car, despite occasionally top off power steering fluid. Not sure why but the power steering fluid often spill out a little bit for some weird reason.
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Took the dealer a while to figure out but it ended up being a faulty vacuum pump
I just had the same failure. Doing a search here, it seems a few people have run into this problem. Bad batch of pumps? Mine is a 2011 E90.

Mine croaked just after I changed the pads and headed out for two days of track driving Trip aborted...
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      05-08-2012, 02:38 PM   #32
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You'll need to check the codes. The lights don't tell us specifics.
+1 nothing can be told w/o the codes..
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Yeah. I am thinking about it. Any recommendation on a good code reader that can read BMW codes
BT Tool..best tool out there for BMWs..can read all engine and DSC fault codes, set CBS, register batteries, data log, send ECU commands and adapations..TPMS sensors..on and on..every BMW owner should have one of these.

http://www.bavariantechnic.com/
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BT Tool..best tool out there for BMWs..can read all engine and DSC fault codes, set CBS, Register batteries, data log, send ECU commands and adapations..TPMS sensors..on and on..every BMW owner should have one of these.

http://www.bavariantechnic.com/
Just the enthusiast version is fine or is there a need to step up to the professional ones?
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How many miles o your car?
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Yeah. Also, I saw two other m3s were in for the same exact problems. I asked my SA, he told me it is still really common on 2011 and 2012 models.
Hope this is isolated.
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Just the enthusiast version is fine or is there a need to step up to the professional ones?
Enthusiast is what i have..good for 3 VIN#..I bought mine used for $150 with 2 VIN#s left on e90post..
the professional just has unlimited VINs

For me..it paid for itself almost immediately..the 335 folks swear by this tool..due to the all the damn codes and engine issues..
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I had the same failure just 2 weeks ago. Brought it back to the dealer for check up and found a throttle actuator failure. Dealer replaced it under warranty and it ran smooth again. Hope that helps.


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I just had the same failure. Doing a search here, it seems a few people have run into this problem. Bad batch of pumps? Mine is a 2011 E90.

Mine croaked just after I changed the pads and headed out for two days of track driving Trip aborted...
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Enthusiast is what i have..good for 3 VIN#..I bought mine used for $150 with 2 VIN#s left on e90post..
the professional just has unlimited VINs

For me..it paid for itself almost immediately..the 335i folks swear by this tool..due to the all the damn codes and engine issues..
I was just wondering if it was worth getting the professional one due to the coding abilities.
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So there are several issues being reported here...
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I was just wondering if it was worth getting the professional one due to the coding abilities.
Right..it codes as well..

I think you can code with the enthusiast same as professional..the only difference is the VIN# limitation not sure

EDIT: Just saw that only with professional kit you can code..
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Right..it codes as well..

You can code with the enthusiast same as professional..the only difference is the VIN# limitation
Either you are misinformed or this is something no longer available.

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The Enthusiast version stores the vehicle identification number of the car it is attached to into the hardware. This limits the use of the tool to three(3) cars.
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Either you are misinformed or this is something no longer available.

Enthusiast Package
This package is designed for the BMW/Mini enthusiast who performs maintenance on their own car. It offers most of the same great features as our professional kit, but only works on up to 3 cars.

1 Bavarian Technic Diagnostic cable for BMW and Mini
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Future software updates


The Enthusiast version stores the vehicle identification number of the car it is attached to into the hardware. This limits the use of the tool to three(3) cars.
The Enthusiast version cannot be programmatically upgraded to professional versions. (Upgrades available through a return only.)
The Enthusiast version does not have access to Coding or Command Console features.
May not have access to some activations that should only be used by professionals.
Workshop information is not available in the Enthusiast version.
Yes corrected my post
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Yes corrected my post
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