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F10 coolant issues and a possible BMW recall.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: F10 coolant issues and a possible BMW recall. Reply with quote

My D5 is going in for a repair with the mechanic who has looked after both my alpina's, the problem is with the coolant and MPG.

I've had to top up the coolant a few times in the past few months, MPG idntbwhat it used to be and there's sometimes a 'sweet' smell in the cabin when driving.

Before ringing the garage to book in a repair I came across this article;

https://www.bmwblog.com/2018/08/08/bmw-starts-technical-campaign-to-fix-faulty-diesel-egr-valves-in-the-eu/

Would It affect D5 owners?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep us posted, but the short answer to your question is yes, it will affect Alpina owners - D3, D4 & D5 variants.

My car is number 13, yours is 21 - the article refers to cars built from July 2012 to June 2015. My car was built in March 2012 IIRC.

How much has your MPG been affected?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More than likely the EGR Cooler itself leaking internally
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Aiden, is this a common failure on the I6 engines?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mostly 4cylinders but noticed a few 6's starting to aswell

Currently there is an outstanding Quality Enhancement for some models (not a recall) for some to be replaced, some to be removed, inspected and the mixing tube (pipe) to be cleaned/renewed, but if dampness is found inside the cooler its to be replaced
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have replaced quite a few EGR coolers on 6 cylinder diesels.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. Is it worth changing for peace of mind, or are failures rare and so a case of wait for it to fail as it might not?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates D3orbust?

Anyone able to advise the cost to replace this cooler?
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