Started on the button after hooking up diagnostics and purging the fuel system for three minutes. Cleared existing legacy codes. Glow plug errors present with new plugs installed, 3 of 4 faulty which will most likely be a glow module which I'll have from BMW on Friday, along with a new screen washer pump which dripped out a tank of new washer fluid overnight. Then a couple of arch trim clips and underfloor plastic nuts etc, final trims on and then to get it MOT'd next Weds ;O)
as the service intervals are too long on these, rather than have to remember to halve the interval for the oil service I reprogrammed the car to a 10k interval/2yr in favour of 20k/2yr which worked ok.
glow fault report
while in the system I looked into any software updates that might be available and there are a few. I couldn't do these as my update service has expired (very expensive) although have just renewed it, so I can revisit these and get the vehicle up to date for the next owner.
new key coded and tested, plus I went in and checked the key numbers in use and personalisation numbers assigned, locked out the absent key so it is no longer a remote entry or alarm disabling risk.
drove the car twice locally totalling about 16 miles and it's nice. A little trembly I felt in gear manoeuvring on initial start but a minor critique, clutch is nice and light, good bite point, car is smooth, quiet, and vibration or noise free, and pulls really well.
this was a 'lot' of work, and considering it came to me as a dead car I'm really quite pleased with how it runs and drives.
I reset the oil service and corrected the smoke emission and MOT reminder dates to this month and will update them after the test next week.
The arch trims will be on over the weekend, and if the weather is ok I'll clean it some more.
The interior was pretty dirty from small people with muddy feet that appear to have been allowed to clamber everywhere, fortunately much of that came off, and it's taking on the appearance of a smarter car now.
If anyone read this far then well done😁. If you like it please share with people you might know are looking for a Countryman perhaps? There are horror stories galore for chain issues, most of the cars this age and mileage haven't had them done and are the same price with lower spec usually, so for £11k this is a lot of car having had a huge amount of work which can only make it a better car in this regard, than most available surely?
New OSF brake disc shield fitted as the original had rotted away around the bolts, correct new bolts changed also, just to keep the car right etc.
renewed glow control module, renewed washer pump, refitted front arch trims, under tray, front splash guards.
now my diagnostic licence has been confirmed I also carried out software updates to the DDE, DSC, CAS, and a couple of others, recoded them all, re-initialised all the windows, reset air mass adaptions, checked the bluetooth paired etc.
took it for MOT today to find it already had one haha, I'd only looked at the test cert I'd been given which expired 08/20 just prior to the car stopping, making an assumption it hadn't been renewed or I'd have been given a current one, so it's good until early August, and at least it got a 70 mile road test.