My name is Darren and im from the Manchester area.
I have just recently bought my very first BMW (318CI 2006 55 plate with 120,000 miles on the clock), and thought i should join this forum to ask for help for the problems that i have discovered with it already.
I have read through a few posts before registering, and from what ive read, there seems to be other people that have similar problems to the one im currenly having.
Both the EML and engine light are illuminated, but the car starts and drives fine (but like i say, this is my first BMW so not really sure what it should be like).
When accelerating it seems as though the power is restriced some how, so i have bought a code reader, scanned for the error codes and got a P1057 code.
From what i have read on some of the older posts on hear the code relates to the valvetronic relay/motor/ecu..... is this correct?
I have checked the motor with a multimeter and the ohms resistance from either of the 2 pins to the motor casing was 3.65 ohms, and from pin to pin the reading was 0 ohms..... are these figures acceptable and does it mean that the motor is functional? if im honest i dont know where to find the relay and ecu, so any help would be apreciated.
I just want to say thank you in advance to anyone that replys with any help.