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  2. Wheels arrived today in cracking condition as described, cheers Dave
  3. Ok not a BMW, but worth posting I think...
  4. We got a nice day up here today, so I thought I'd make the most of it and clean up the new addition to the family. The car will get a proper detail and some paint correction, but I'm going to leave that until the spring. So today, it got a wash, deep clean, clay ( I hate that job) and a couple of coats of Gold Class. The only things I did inside was replace the sticker, add a Forum sticker, replace the sunroof switch ( it now illuminates) and put some new mats in. Comes up quite well I think!
  5. Further forward, maybe...... When I collected the car yesterday, the display was working (but I done nothing woth it or checked anything to do with it) but it wasn't working after the car was stopped and restarted. I have used ISTA today to read faults, and I'm now left with four - DPF limited remaining distance, a headlight driver module and the following two: 80034A CID: no current coding data stored 80034D CID: control unit is not coded for the vehicle As I said previously, it had a replacement - allegedly - and the white writing on the rear of the display suggests it's from a breakers. It definitely had a list of options when I got in the car yesterday, and my witness attests. What are my next steps?
  6. If the car was running Ok prior to the pipe blowing off then obviously it suggests there was further damage and/or there is a leak somewhere Does it sounds OK when driving - If it's picking up sprightly enough but struggling beyond 3000rpm then that is when the larger turbo comes in to play. I can't offer any help as such but check the connections to turbo outlet and intercooler inlet. There is also a turbo pressure regulating valve you might want to read up on. I think it would be best to go to a specialist and get a diagnostic report done
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  8. I did it with the 525i and once these dunlops run low I'll be doing the same with this 530d. It's lovely up to about 70-80kmh but beyond that the 'firmness' and road noise are not pleasant! And I have a spare in the back so either way I'm covered
  9. I was thinking the same. Thursday was a while ago! [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  10. Hi I'm new to the site and after some advice please. I have an E60 535d, recently fitted a new turbo boost pipe to the manifold due to it blowing off last week. But my problem now is it have very little top end boost. After 2.5 - 3000 revs it seems to struggle. Any suggestions thank you.
  11. Want want want Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. I'm with you on that, I prefer to control the lights myself. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  13. No. I've thought about it, but don't want to carry a spare so for now prefer to stick with run flats. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  14. WOW, like a different car.... no longer does it feel like im driving over cobbles lol the most impressive thing is the difference in road noise. anyone else done the same ?
  15. You said hub, I said car I had got confused so spent some time reading up on it, beats cleaning the bathroom on a Saturday morning. Ain't my life rock and roll!
  16. Time to sell on the 69s to pay for my e60 wheels. These look so so good on an e39. Very rare in staggered form Tyres - three are as new - x2 Hankook V12 - 3.5mm 1x Firenza - 8mm tread x2 Nexen - 7mm Some kerbing but only slight £650 collected
  17. I've had the dash to bits to look for any issues, as it worked yesterday morning. I can't see any, and it remains the same. I want to take the plunge to upgrade to a 10" screen, but I'm worried that there may be a cable issue - which would leave me in the same boat. I need to understand the procedure. I'm getting the BMW splash screen, maybe for 30 seconds, and then it goes black. Radio functions remain from the centre console and the steering wheel. The iDrive controller does nothing. Is the splash screen built into a ROM on the display, and then there is a problem getting info from the head unit - or is it getting the splash screen from the head unit (suggesting there's no cable issues) and then failing somewhere in the boot process?
  18. Hi, Can I please have a price for 65206917928. Thanks. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  19. Didn't I just say that lol
  20. The bigger the ET the closer they are to the inside of the car. Offset is measured from the hub/wheel mating face to the centre of the wheel. A wheel with 0mm offset means the centre of the wheel is directly above the hub mating face. This means the wheel sticks out towards (measured from the hub mating face) the outside of the car by a distance of 4" if using an 8" rim. A wheel with a positive offset of 25mm or 1" means the centre of the wheel is now 1" inwards of the hub mating face. This means the wheel is recessed inwards towards the centre of the car and it now only sticks out towards (measured from the hub mating face) the outside of the car by a distance of 3" if using an 8" rim. Have a play on willtheyfit.com using the same size of rim and tyre and change the offset and you will see how it changes. http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=240&aspect=40&diameter=19&wheelwidth=8&offset=0&width2=240&aspect2=40&wheel_size=19&wheel_width=8&offset2=25 See this too. http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/wheels/wl200.htm So an E60 wheel with a smaller offset will stick out further towards the outside of the car than an F10 with a higher offset. It will clear suspension components more but the outer face of the tyre may run on the inside of the outer wing. I was confused in an earlier post, the one you quoted, apologies for wrong info.
  21. EGR was replaced on mine during first service. Aug 15 build 520D.
  22. Last month I’d been browsing the approved used stock at my local dealerships and spotted this early Imperial Blue 3.0 528i. I’d been driving an E60 520d for the past few years, about 6 months in I’d realised I’d made a mistake and despite being a brutally efficient mile muncher the combination of the 4 cylinder engine and manual box ( damn that cdv) meant that it didn’t really suit the car. Rationally I should have kept the car another couple of years to keep benefiting from high mpg on my horribly long work journeys when I’m out of London. I told my wife I was going to look at the car to rule it out but obviously fell in love as soon as I started it up. Taking it for a brief drive complete with screaming toddler in the back confirmed it was the car I should have bought last time - fuel economy is overrated. Cue a terrible attempt at negotiating given that I was quite clearly in love but at least got a second year of warranty included. It has been nearly 4 weeks and I’ve done my first 1000 Miles (less work driving that usual this month) at an average of 30mpg across all types of roads and an obvious need to test out the new car’s capabilities. For the first time in two years (since I tucked my mk1 mx5 away for safe keeping) I’ve actually been out for a drive for the sake of it - the f10 sterling feel is undoubtedly inferior to the E60 but having an engine that encourages you to rev it out takes me straight back to my mx5 but being able to drag my daughter along. The spec of this car is 95% right for me - I love the colour after a few boring grey and silver cars, the interior is spot on with the same oyster black combo as my E60 but with wood replacing aluminium. I feel like aluminium suited the sheer brutality of the E60s interior but wood fits much better with the more luxurious feel of the F10. It has pro nav which I desperately wanted after suffering business nav in the E60 and the memory seats are a godsend as my wife is really short and I’m just over 6ft. The one thing missing is xenon lights, I know this is a deal breaker for many but finding a 6 cylinder petrol that is otherwise perfect at my local dealer meant I could overlook it and I got by with the halogens in the E60. The automatic gearbox finishes it off perfectly and after my wife’s initial fear she now loves it as well - the two distinct characters between D and DS are exactly what I need for the kind of driving I do. I now can’t wait to take it down to my dad in Italy for a proper run out though I’ll probably have to wait for the summer, I didn’t bother joining any forums for the E60 but the F10 has reawoken me being bothered about cars!
  23. I know, daylight robbery and no shame - £150 for the IBS and £50 for the other two parts. Find a 2008 vehicle which will have the updated version of the adaptor and connector. We need Hella distributors/resellers for all our BMW sensor parts. With a new IBS lead you don't get sparks at the battery terminal when connecting and disconnecting the lead.
  24. I always thought the bigger the ET the closer they are to the hub
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    • Wheels arrived today in cracking condition as described, cheers Dave 
    • Ok not a BMW, but worth posting I think...        
    • We got a nice day up here today, so I thought I'd make the most of it and clean up the new addition to the family.   The car will get a proper detail and some paint correction, but I'm going to leave that until the spring. So today, it got a wash, deep clean, clay ( I hate that job) and a couple of coats of Gold Class.   The only things I did inside was replace the sticker, add a Forum sticker, replace the sunroof switch ( it now illuminates) and put some new mats in.     Comes up quite well I think!                                    
    • Further forward, maybe......   When I collected the car yesterday, the display was working (but I done nothing woth it or checked anything to do with it) but it wasn't working after the car was stopped and restarted.   I have used ISTA today to read faults, and I'm now left with four - DPF limited remaining distance, a headlight driver module and the following two:   80034A CID: no current coding data stored 80034D CID: control unit is not coded for the vehicle   As I said previously, it had a replacement - allegedly - and the white writing on the rear of the display suggests it's from a breakers. It definitely had a list of options when I got in the car yesterday, and my witness attests.   What are my next steps?