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  2. Oh crap! Put it pack together after replacing alternator brushes and it wont start! I think there was one fire then nothing. Cranks away well and tries to fire up with start spray, so I'm guessing no fuel. Checked fuel pump related fuses and they seem OK. Is there a relay somewhere? Cheers,
  3. huggy

    DAB Radio problems.

    I find planet rock and magic drop out all the time but programs like BBC are fine. One thing i am amazed about is on my Audi it used to swap over to FM pretty seamlessly if FM signal was present but no DAB signal, but BMW seems to be behind in some areas
  4. That is so much easier than internet explorer! Thank you
  5. neetin

    F10 535d

    thanks guys for you help.. i be going to have a look this week
  6. sjak92

    DAB Radio problems.

    older BMW's used to have this antenna amplifier in the C pillar which could be "turned up" that helped with reception back in the day. Not sure what the setup is currently however. If it drops out all the time I would take it in for an investigation. Problem is, if your dealer is in an exceptional spot where it works perfect, they will struggle to replicate the issue
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  8. GoNz0

    Injector seals?

    Pre planned maintenance is coming up soon. When I got the car I took it to my local specialist who spotted the sump gasket was leaking and said not to bother until the next service was due. Well a year has passed and 6000 miles so it is service time. I am also doing the rocker cover gasket as I have signs of that leaking as well, understandable for a car with 100k on it. So far I have bought everything seal and gasket wise from BMW including the correct instant gasket. The only things I haven't bought are the 6x 3 injector seals consisting of leak off o-ring, main o-ring and the copper crush washer. BMW prices even with discount are heading into 3 figure territory even with forum discount. As Bosch seem to make the injector I looked into Bosch seals, only issue if finding all 3 in the UK is difficult or a downright piss take (£10 for the main o-ring) Autodoc otoh have each for a very reasonable price meaning I can get all 18 for £40 delivered to the UK. I have never been a massive fan of Vitron upgrades or unbranded as they could be the wrong material and cause issues very quickly. So shall I go the autodoc route or does anyone have a better suggestion? TIA.
  9. mumbojumbo

    Trackday e34s anyone ??

    Agreed. I bought Gordon's old 535i sport off him which was stripped, bucket seats etc, even had a snazzy paint job / decal work done by him. Was good fun round a couple of track days but it's weight, Stock suspension and relative lack of power meant it wasn't that suited. Compared to the MX5 we use now it's night and day, i'd pick the MX5 any day for trackwork
  10. Matthew Ashton

    Winter Wheels - 6GT

    Thank you for the quote but I won't be going forward with the wheels. The lead time is too long (or I've just left it too late!). Kind regards, Matthew
  11. BettySwollocks

    DAB Radio problems.

    Hi Thanks for the replies. Nothing plugged in the cigarette lighter but I do have a charger cable plugged into the usb by it. Any other suggestions ? cheers
  12. oldtechnoman

    F07 nearside airbag deflated,

    getting ready to take car in this morning, suspention has been down all weekend just took picture this morning, hope fault shows overnight in garage,tim
  13. RichardP

    Best i-Pod for KCA-420i and unit location

    I've found the most reliable iPod to use is the 80GB Gen 5.5 iPod Video. This can relatively easily be upgraded to 240Gb storage if required. The iPod Classic (last of the 'traditional' iPods) is OK, but more prone to lockup then the Gen 5.5 Video. The iPod Video or Classic do not require a charge converter or lightning adaptor. The iPod touch has some disadvantages, for example it does not support the option to exclude artists that are only found on Compilation albums and if you play all tracks from an Artist they are played in either alphabetical or track number order so albums are all jumbled together. The iPod touch also goes to sleep very quickly, so unless you unplug and reconnect before every journey (even after just stopping for fuel) you need the KCA-420i wake up mod. There is plenty of room in the dash above the transmission tunnel in an E46, or above the small cubby hole above the drivers right knee in a RHD car. You can use a 5m AI-Net CD Changer cable to get from the Intravee in the boot back to the front of the car, route it either above/just under the edge of the carpet.
  14. sjak92

    Condensation in Icon headlights

    Ive had nothing so far tbh, but having said that I have had one lamp replaced due to the angel eyes failure. Will be on the lookout but nothing a couple of seconds with a hair dryer wont fix. Also, if you park your car front towards a wall or in sunlight during the day you shouldn't really have any issues even in the cold.
  15. sjak92

    DAB Radio problems.

    Have you got anything plugged into the cigarette lighter? Phone chargers and dash cams especially wreak havoc with DAB reception
  16. Monkeyfinger

    DAB Radio problems.

    Also listen to Planet Rock in the Southampton area. I find it cuts out in a number of specific locations, and my previous Mercedes did the same. Personally I think it's a DAB issue, and it's just a pain that there is no FM option for the station I listen to.
  17. GoNz0

    feeding car directly from 220v mains outlet?

    I am planning on getting this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B07FS7L9NV/ Another options a pair of server PSU's with power share feature but I can't find that link yet.
  18. Yokozuna

    Diesel 11p a litre more than petrol

    Yep, it’s cheaper to produce as well! But as there’s a shit load more Diesel engines than petrol engines, so the twats put the price up! Supply and demand and all that.... sorry I'm turning into Dennis how does that lemon taste? Anyway, there’s not much we can do about it, so I’m off to buy more overpriced liquid at the Manchester Christmas market later today!
  19. jonbill

    Coolant air bleeding

    You could always stick a Renault thermostat in the top hose like the e60 boys.
  20. gine39530d

    Coolant air bleeding

    also egr delete
  21. Paddy O'Furniture

    Diesel 11p a litre more than petrol

    I had no idea, I never look at the prices. I can remember when diesel was quite a bit cheaper than petrol.
  22. 740mick

    The story of E39 M5 AK03 DJJ (so far)

    There are other threads on the forum about everybodys ideal garage,I think you have pretty much nailed it Richard,stunning collection of cars.
  23. LukeH

    Coolant air bleeding

    Sounds like your thermostat is goosed. I changed mine many years ago for the same reason, can’t remember a bleeding screw though so I suspect I didn’t need it.
  24. beckerd

    F10 M Performance Packages

    Thanks!
  25. BettySwollocks

    DAB Radio problems.

    Hi all, I recently took deliver of my 5 Series M Sport iperformance and seem to be having problems with the DAB radio losing signal as I am driving about. I live in Birmingham ( yes I know a major city) and I tend to listed to Planet Rock which is a national DAB station, not local. Same happens if I listed to other national stations such as Capital, Virgin Radio etc. This is company car and my previous car, a Mondeo Vignale had no such problems on any DAB station. I do recall my car before the Mondeo, a BMW 220D had a few DAB issues and are wondering whether its just a BMW thing ? I've spoke to a couple of fairly local work colleague's who took delivery of their 5 series the same time as me and they seem to have no problems. If I am tuned into say BBC Radio 2 there seems to be no cutting out of signal. I spoke to the dealer who supplied the car, based in Kent and the fella there tells me he has delivered over 100 5 Series this year and no reported problems with DAB signal. Rightly or wrongly initially I was thinking he radio was tunes in Kent and im having the problems due to this. I have also had a look on the web and my local DAB transmitter is literally 4/5 miles away. My question is, can the DAB radio be retuned as I am aware of "ensembles" which my Ford Mondeo had ? If I drove down to Devon for example I did a retune on the go and it bought up all the national and Devon local DAB stations with no problems. The Kent dealership tell me the radio cant be retuned and I cant see anything in the manual. They think, but are not sure there is a problem with the radio and I should take it into my local dealer. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as this is driving me NUTS Darren
  26. gine39530d

    injectors overflow test results

    alao i dont get it why injectors have AOR AOU AOM CODES?
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    • I find planet rock and magic drop out all the time but programs like BBC are fine.   One thing i am amazed about is on my Audi it used to swap over to FM pretty seamlessly if FM signal was present but no DAB signal, but BMW seems to be behind in some areas 
    • That is so much easier than internet explorer! Thank you
    • thanks guys for you help.. i be going to have a look this week 
    • older BMW's used to have this antenna amplifier in the C pillar which could be "turned up" that helped with reception back in the day. Not sure what the setup is currently however.   If it drops out all the time I would take it in for an investigation. Problem is, if your dealer is in an exceptional spot where it works perfect, they will struggle to replicate the issue 
    • Pre planned maintenance is coming up soon. When I got the car I took it to my local specialist who spotted the sump gasket was leaking and said not to bother until the next service was due. Well a year has passed and 6000 miles so it is service time. I am also doing the rocker cover gasket as I have signs of that leaking as well, understandable for a car with 100k on it.   So far I have bought everything seal and gasket wise from BMW including the correct instant gasket. The only things I haven't bought are the 6x 3 injector seals consisting of leak off o-ring, main o-ring and the copper crush washer. BMW prices even with discount are heading into 3 figure territory even with forum discount.   As Bosch seem to make the injector I looked into Bosch seals, only issue if finding all 3 in the UK is difficult or a downright piss take (£10 for the main o-ring)   Autodoc otoh have each for a very reasonable price meaning I can get all 18 for £40 delivered to the UK.   I have never been a massive fan of Vitron upgrades or unbranded as they could be the wrong material and cause issues very quickly.   So shall I go the autodoc route or does anyone have a better suggestion?   TIA.


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