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No pics for the update, but i managed to get the Glow Plug Controller off on Sat morning with the aid of some "picks" that i bought off Amazon.
Controller changed, manifold re-fitted, cross fingers as ever when pulling apart an engine, then switched on, faults deleted and all is well again (y)
Sport Button now retrofitted.
Pretty easy mod for anyone that is interested, also makes the Cooper D FAR nicer to drive - it changes the steering/throttle maps.
£30 of parts
Junction Box location (for BMW this is a JBE, for Mini its a SPEG)
Location of X14272 connector:
As above … i think the issue these days is that any numpty can become a “mapper” these days with a kess v2 and some files downloaded for 50 quid off the internet. So whenever things like this are posted, being that its likely a canned map, there is an air of disbelieve, especially when “proper”...
Its been struggling to start below 3oC occasionally as the glow plug controller is dead (INPA says all 6 glow plugs are gone, which is the usual sign of failure), plus when it does get going, it chuggs out a decent amount of blue smoke, so it needed doing really. Probably not essential as we are...
I've bought some picks to break the bloody tabs off, but if that doesnt work ...
.... this does sound like an excellent plan. Also, your bear hands could deffo get the tabs undone, if they could fit in the stupidly small space that is 😂 :ROFLMAO:
Yeah, its far worse than the 335d for some...
Lol. Its been an absolute pain!!
Out of interest, were all your hoses etc to the right of the manifold literally caked in sludge and oily gunk? Mine is absolutely disgusting .... got through about 8 pairs of disposable gloves so far.
I find exactly the same with BMW stuff, to the point where as a keen DIYer, i only tend to buy models that the Americans get.
They go all in on DIY guides for everything, whereas people in the UK just seem to take it to the garage when it breaks, then moan that they get ripped off.
In todays episode of "Daves broken X5" .... time to replace the glow plug controller.
This is apparently a bit of a pig of a job, but should be 2-3 hours at most ...
First bit is easy
Then its time to remove the inlet manifold, everything undone/removed and the thing just wont budge. It seems...
Worse ones are the 2 x e46 M3 Individuals (Velvet Blue manual & Aegean Blue SMG) with all options ticked. Sold for £6k and £9k respectively :ROFLMAO:
Hampton has the lounge leather which is quite rare i think.
Then as @Gally posted, there was the Bond Street which appears to be the same, just different colours 🤷♂️
Couple of things added this week.
JCW steering wheel bought off ebay. Arrived and it was hella grim :sick: