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      01-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #23
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Interesting thread as mine is a 2009 and has a lumpy start up. Only lasts 20 secs or so. Mine is an AUC car so will have to get it in for a new glow plug unit...
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      01-27-2013, 01:40 PM   #24
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Definately would be my advice. It looks like there is a weakness in this area, not that BMW will admit to this I'm sure! Beru aren't renound for quality product so this may well be where the weakness arises. The glow plugs are make by Bosch i believe, according to the online BMW catalogues.

The date is marked on my unit as you can see as April 2012 and it looks as if this is being a troublesome component again. I guess there is only a small amount of BMW owners that may pick up on this rough running problem... Most would probably just put it down "its a bit cold". I can't believe a unit would have issues again after just 6months!
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Well I've just started it up and it was as eager and smooth as you like. It was 7.5 degrees which is a damn sight warmer than we've had for a few weeks now. Normally there would have been a little bit of a murmer at idle. Grrr curse the weather getting warmer lol!
Hi Adrian. I have same motor as you & was relieved to find your post on here as it seems I too need a new glow plug unit after having identical issues to you... How's yours been since you replaced it?
Do you think instead of taking old one out, you could unplug it and stick a new one next to it or on the old one to save the messing about with unbolting etc?
Just a thought! Look forward to hearing from u
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Hi Adrian. I have same motor as you & was relieved to find your post on here as it seems I too need a new glow plug unit after having identical issues to you... How's yours been since you replaced it?
Do you think instead of taking old one out, you could unplug it and stick a new one next to it or on the old one to save the messing about with unbolting etc?
Just a thought! Look forward to hearing from u
There would absolutely be no chance of installing another unit next to the old one as there is a no way of releasing the connector from the unit without removing the bolts. The connector sits right next to the underside of the inlet and is very tight to access. The wires exit the connector at 90degs and are very tight. I am quite sure that i actually have a broken wire on this connector as I am seeing this problem return with the new unit fitted. A simple remove and reinstall cures the problem.

This issue didnt exist until the engine and gearbox had to be removed under warranty for the timing chain replacements!
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