Hi all, I'm new to the forum so forgive me if I've any stupid mistakes with my post!
Today I have just traded my better halfs 2004 X3 in for a slightly newer 2007 X3 with less miles. Only 54,000 on the new one.
Both are 2.0 SE diesels manual 6 speed.
Liking how much her old one drove and the space in the boot we both agreed that we would stay with an X3 for her new car.
Well, we got it home a few hours ago from the dealer and we were both pleased with our new purchase. About an hour ago I was on the way to a mates garage to swap the wheels for a new set of alloys I'd bought for it, (nothing wrong with the ones on it but I'd just recently bought these ones for her old jeep and decided to keep them.)
Anyway on my trip to my mates garage the engine management light came on. I was not impressed.
He hooked it up to the computer for me and it is telling me that:
4212 glow plug cylinder 1 activation
3FF0 air mass flow mass
The car seems to run ok and there's no lack of power so I guess this will need investigated. The car was only owned for a year by the previous owner then traded in, I'm wondering if this was a persistent fault that led to the previous owner getting rid of it.
BUT my mechanic mate also commented that he reckoned the fly wheel was not 100%. He said that he could notice a slight difference in sound when he had the clutch pedal pushed in and let out again and it was an indication of a fly wheel issue. He reset the fault light for me which came back on during my journey home.
I shall be making a call and most likely a journey up to the dealer tomorrow armed with my info that the diagnostics computer displayed for me and also with my query about the flywheel and this description of the replacement of it will help me sound like I know what I'm talking about.
I'm an electrical engineer by trade with a fair bit of mechanical knowledge so it's not all complete jibberish to me!