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February 20, 2018, 12:55:20 PM

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2006 (55 plate) E83 2.0d glow plug errors
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:55:20 PM »
Hi I have glow plug errors on cylinders 2, 3 & 4 on my car. This was found using Carly.

I'm thinking I might as well change all of them as one more won't make much difference money or time wise.

Where is the best place to get the glow plugs? Is it best to use the main dealers, or would Ebay be ok?

Mick
2006 (55 Plate) X3 E83 2.0 Diesel
1993 MK1 MX5 1.6 (Summer Fun Car)

February 20, 2018, 05:07:57 PM
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Re: 2006 (55 plate) E83 2.0d glow plug errors
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 05:07:57 PM »
It may not be the glowplugs but the glowplug controller.

I changed the plugs and glowplug controller on my X3, and whilst you have the inlet manifold off do the swirl flap delete at the same time
Got my controller off EBay ( Beru is OEM ) and some do a kit with plugs too.
It's a tricky job but DIYable
Put the last 7 digits of your pin into real oem to get part numbers then google or EBay search them
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February 20, 2018, 09:04:20 PM
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Re: 2006 (55 plate) E83 2.0d glow plug errors
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 09:04:20 PM »
Thanks for the reply,

I had thought about the glowplug controller, so I have decided to buy both glowplugs and the controller.

It looks like there are two sizes for the swirl flap delete kits so i might leave that for the following week after I have checked for the correct size (unless you happen to know what size they would be for a 2.0 diesel?)

Thanks again for your help

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February 20, 2018, 10:02:07 PM
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Re: 2006 (55 plate) E83 2.0d glow plug errors
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 10:02:07 PM »
Thanks for the reply,

I had thought about the glowplug controller, so I have decided to buy both glowplugs and the controller.

It looks like there are two sizes for the swirl flap delete kits so i might leave that for the following week after I have checked for the correct size (unless you happen to know what size they would be for a 2.0 diesel?)

Thanks again for your help

Regards
Contact PMW, they will know what size you need, or will supply goth sizes, and you can return the unused ones.
It's a faff taking the inlet manifold off so maybe an option to save you doing it twice 😀

Mick
2011 Kia Sorento KX3  2.2D 60 Plate Auto in black ( mine )
BMW E83 X3.  3.0d M Sport, 2008 in black ( now gone )
Honda CRV 2.2 d EX SUV 2011 in Silver. ( Wife's )
BMW E93 330i Convertible  Msport  2007.  ( Now sold )
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Now Sold 55 plate, X5, 3.0 D Sport. Silv

February 21, 2018, 09:40:55 AM
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Re: 2006 (55 plate) E83 2.0d glow plug errors
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 09:40:55 AM »
Well, everything is ordered.

This weekend I'm hoping to change all the glowplugs, the glowplug controller, the swirl flaps and both thermostats!

That should keep me out of the pub for a while....

Thanks for your help Horizon.

Mick

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February 21, 2018, 08:34:01 PM
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Re: 2006 (55 plate) E83 2.0d glow plug errors
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 08:34:01 PM »
Buy 2 tins of Plusgas or WD40 and soak the glowplugs SEVERAL TIMES, and then some more before even attempting to remove them. ( you do t want a broken off glowplug 😳😳😳😳😳😳
 It sure on the 2 litre engine but on my 3.0 I had a coolant pipe/ manifold restricts easy access to the glowplug controller, if it's the same it's easy to remove butwatch for water coming out and into the exposed inlet valve ports.
Getting the large multiplug out of the controller needs WD 40 and a lot of swearing 😀
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BMW E93 330i Convertible  Msport  2007.  ( Now sold )
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February 22, 2018, 08:51:55 AM
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Re: 2006 (55 plate) E83 2.0d glow plug errors
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 08:51:55 AM »
Hi Horizon,

Do you happen to know what the torque settings are for the inlet manifold and the glowplugs on the M47N engine. Also do you know what the coolant capacity is for this engine?

Thanks

Mick
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February 22, 2018, 07:04:13 PM
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Re: 2006 (55 plate) E83 2.0d glow plug errors
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 07:04:13 PM »
Hi Horizon,

Do you happen to know what the torque settings are for the inlet manifold and the glowplugs on the M47N engine. Also do you know what the coolant capacity is for this engine?

Thanks

Mick

Sorry don't know torque settings, I've been an engineer for 35 years and all we used a torque wrench for was cylinder head bolts.
You just seem to have a sense for what's right after a bit😀. I didn't drain mine down fully, just enough that it was bellow the pipe manifold I took off, bought 10 litres of the blue coolant from ECP (£5 ish per 5 litres ) and sure I've still got half a can left.
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BMW E93 330i Convertible  Msport  2007.  ( Now sold )
VW Golf 2.0 TDI 140 GT 2010 ( now sold )
Now Sold 55 plate, X5, 3.0 D Sport. Silv

February 23, 2018, 07:56:05 AM
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Re: 2006 (55 plate) E83 2.0d glow plug errors
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 07:56:05 AM »
Cheers, I'll bear that in mind.

Mick
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March 01, 2018, 09:50:05 AM
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Re: 2006 (55 plate) E83 2.0d glow plug errors
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 09:50:05 AM »
Well, I got some of the work done over the weekend.

Both thermostats were changed, I had errors on three glow plugs, so I bought four new ones.
This went well on three of the four, glow plug number three snapped! I have found a good tutorial on removing broken glow plugs on another forum, so I will give it a go when the weather gets a little warmer.

I now only have one glow plug error (the broken one) so I am not going to change the controller yet. The engine starts much better now in the cold weather, so that's good news.

I also managed to do a swirl flap delete, this is very easy once you get the inlet manifold off.

I've got a few more error codes to sort out, but the car is running better and starting better already. I just need to find out more about what the fault codes mean and how to fix them.

Mick
2006 (55 Plate) X3 E83 2.0 Diesel
1993 MK1 MX5 1.6 (Summer Fun Car)