If you are making a Second Opinion post, then please do not name the shops specifically. One follow-up question, could the open Tstat and thus the cooler initial temps cause an O2 sensor code? Real life miles per gallon is about 36, which is awesome. The thermostat controls coolant flow and regulates the engine operating temperature. All 3-Series Gran Turismo models also come with standard all-wheel drive. It's been almost a year since I bought this car and I pretty much love everything about it. That makes them fairly expensive. We are also happy to advise on how you can save money at the shop.
A Driver Assistance Package brings Lane Departure Warning and Active Blind Spot Detection. The controls the engine coolant thermostat heater by grounding the control circuit with a solid state device called a driver. Common mistakes when diagnosing the P0597 code A lot of mechanics go right to replacing the entire electronic thermostat. Models with the available navigation system get a new iDrive controller with a text-input touchpad. Though styling cues are shared with the 3 Series Sport Wagon, the 3 Series Gran Turismo is a larger car overall, measuring nearly 8 inches longer and more than 3 inches taller. Please read the on the subject for details. The vehicle service manual should be consulted for more information on possible causes of the fault, along with required testing.
When the problem is 'solved' please click the button under your post marked 'Is this solved? Keep discussion friendly, civil, courteous, and professional. Some of the common causes of this code include a loose or corroded connector on the thermostat, coolant leak in the cooling system - make sure that all connections are tight, the thermostat could have failed - stuck open or partially open or there could be a short in the wiring harness between the computer and thermostat. Part of the credit for the 3-Series balanced behavior goes to the Driving Dynamics Control fitted to all 3-Series models. It sounds as though you may have issues with your O2 oxygen sensor which monitors the combustion and emissions system in your car. The overall effect is an update to a familiar silhouette that still communicates the 3-Series' balance of luxury, performance, and function. This is a zero tolerance policy.
This is an excellent site since it not explains the code, but also troubleshooting methods for mechanics to fix the problem. Spark plugs typically need to be replaced every season or 25 hours of use. . Also, thermostats are designed to fail open, but they rarely ever do. Frameless windows, a large hatchback, and a rear spoiler, along with the coupe-like profile, altogether push this model in a new direction that appears as one third fastback, one third wagon, and one third crossover. The worst part was trying to get at the clamps from the factory.
So you should chech it on our car models. My vehicle has a navigation system which is almost useless and as are the voice commands. A slim, tablet-like optional widescreen display on the dash stands alone but fits right in, while understated but high-tech-looking appliqués on the face of the dashboard, done in brushed aluminum or wood, make your statement of luxury, whatever that might be. We are more than happy to help you figure out why a shop wants to charge you for a repair, and we will tell you if it is unusually high. The Gran Turismo still offers great performance while imitating the attributes of.
The car was in the parkade for few hours, not even while driving and I got the notification on my phone I have one of those iDrive things hooked up to the car and it tracks the stuff. Please follow manufacturer guidelines and safety precautions. Normally that might result in a rich condition, and it would be B1 and B2. My 07 525xi is throwing that P0597 code and was told the same thermostat stuck open. My 2006 330xi had fantastic quick heat on cold mornings untill the outside temp went below about 25 degrees. What does it all bring? My 2013 328i X-Drive 39K miles check engine light just came on with one error code P0597.
Additionally, the rear legroom is phenomenal, I can drive 75 miles and hour and get 33 mpg! Your gas mileage will also be terrible, so you should try and fix it as soon as you can. It's lighter overall, yet more powerful than its predecessors, with a 3. A manual will also be offered, and an Active M Differential will help handling and stability. We'll update this section as soon as we've driven the new M3. Thusly programmed, the wagon reminds us at every corner why we prefer it over or.
That makes them fairly expensive. I needed a very reliable, safe car that could handle occasional hauling of large materials flooring, fencing, furniture, etc. The upgrades that came with the new 3-Series last year continue for 2014 unchanged. With Sport, you get sharpened steering response, delayed shift points, and such, while Sport+ allows more slip from the stability control and permits an electronic limited-slip diff mode to give the rear wheels more traction. That said, they're quite enjoyable to drive. The element in your thermostat has burned out.
We're pretty flexible and we even enjoy a bit of humor now and again. Videos are for entertainment purposes only. I get a Bank2 lean code from time to time and I wonder if they are tied together. Unfortunately, with a turbo six instead of a four-cylinder engine under the hood, the ActiveHybrid3 likely won't much more fuel-efficient than the 328i and 335i models--both earning up to 23 mpg city and 33 or 34 mpg highway. Spark plugs typically need to be replaced every season or 25 hours of use. If the hood of the vehicle feels hot to the touch after normal operation, but no Check Engine light came on, they should know something is wrong and they need to see a mechanic. Contributing posters are people who regularly post worthwhile advice.
Subtle styling cues differentiate the ActiveHybrid 3 from the regular 3 Series. In Comfort, the default setting, you get ride quality and a fair amount of pep from the powertrain. Brake Energy Regeneration system is also included in some of the model line; it saves the most aggressive operation of the alternator for when you brake, which pays off with better fuel efficiency the rest of the time. The control circuit is most likely either open or short. A range of of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder gasoline engines plus a four-cylinder turbodiesel engine are available. At about 183 inches long—a few inches longer than the previous version—the 3-Series sedan is still very much compact by U. That being said, if the thermostat fails when the engine is cool, the vehicle runs a pretty good chance of overheating.