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  2. Thank you. The more research I do, the more complicated things seem! I think I'm going to go for some new 3-way speakers with crossovers (something like the MTX?) and see how that improves things first? I'd love an amp/processor but that's just way beyond my budget right now! Are the speakers easy to install yourself? I'm a little worried about changing the underseat woofers! Thanks. Andy
  3. Mashed Potatoes

    Re Mapping G31/G32

    I would like to think so. I will do it for anyone willing to pay for it however I don't want to actively push it at the moment, but I certainly would be having a chat over the phone with whomever first to explain how it works, and what has to be deactivated in the ECU first. Realistically at the moment, you'd be looking at £1500+VAT for it to be worthwhile us taking the risk on. And should there by an issue causing the vehicle to not start, we would buy, fit and program a brand new ECU.
  4. The Flying Banana

    Calypso's project E34 520i - which is actually blue!

    Oh dear Dan .... on the slippy slope downwards now if you are letting your wife dictate potential purchases ...do you have say in her clothes / shoes / make up .....I would think not so go and buy that 530
  5. d_a_n1979

    Central locking intermittent

    Mind your hands too; some sharp edges in there IIRC
  6. gaza01

    Manual Conversion Help

    Tim is this a package you can put together based on you current stock?
  7. I'm about an hour away, happy to lend a hand.
  8. mobilejo

    Re Mapping G31/G32

    Thanks for the honesty. Hopefully, there will be enough early adopters that by the time these cars are out of warranty, it'll be cheaper & easier for everyone else.
  9. amazighman

    Central locking intermittent

    Super, thank you dan
  10. NuckingFuts

    540i Touring Auto sale/purchase prices

    Quick question people, Is there a way to find out if a particular person is insured to drive? I know the van itself has insurance, but I'd like to know the names of the insured/named drivers if that makes sense. Something in the back of my mind, says that the guy driving wasn't insured to drive. Its probably some mis-guided sense of pessimism and I hope i'm wrong, but it would help to know. Especially since the lady from Admiral said that they hadn't spoken to their insured party, as I said earlier, I found extremely odd. Cheers NF
  11. This is regarding my 2010 E70 X5 but I’m sure someone on here with an E39 has had a similar experience as the setup isn’t to far from most 5 Series models. I Replaced the front control/thrust arm bushes and it’s done a good job of firming things up but has introduced a couple of issues. - Steering wheel vibration at 70-80mph which I suspect getting the front wheels balanced will solve that. - My main issue is when going over bumps in the road with a single front wheel like drain covers or even cats eyes and I’m holding the steering wheel gently it wants to flick out of my fingers and seems very sensitive/twitchy/jumpy. My next port of call is lower control arms or just their bushes. Any thoughts please folks?
  12. Mashed Potatoes

    Re Mapping G31/G32

    As far as I know they're all badged up as twin power turbo, but this one actually is the twin turbo model as Mobilejo says. 520D is under development. Extracting the file to modify is VERY challenging. I am considering offering this for people, but it will not be cheap, and it will obviously invalidate any kind of warranty too. We would also require the car for a considerable amount of time. I'm not sure if it's worth it at present.
  13. mobilejo

    Re Mapping G31/G32

    Got to be the twin turbo because the twin power (30d) isn't 320PS standard.
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  15. When you can get decent non RFT's from the likes of Camskill for under €100 it's very tempting to consider switching alright.
  16. SuperDave

    Re Mapping G31/G32

    Oof. Is that the european sequential twin turbo (40d?) or the twin power (what we get in the 530d?) or are they all the latter now? Is there a 520d map out?
  17. Boba

    First service cost

    Mine's an ex-demo 2017 with 2500 miles on ATM. I only do around 5000-6000 miles per annum so I declined the service pack. It would have expired in May 2020 by which time the car will have around 12000-15000 miles on it so it didn't seem a good deal for me with 1 service likely in that time. TBH I'll likely go to a local BMW specialist after the first service as his labour charges are nearer £50/hour instead of £150 for the attention of the most junior of the dealer's staff.
  18. Mashed Potatoes

    Re Mapping G31/G32

    BMW G11 740dx Stock: 320ps (235kW) and 680Nm Tuned: 411ps (302kW) and 750Nm Bosch MD1CP002 DDE832C B57D30T0 AWD EU5 SW: O_8KUA1-00003630-028
  19. Pulled into the drive the other night, car was stationary, the lights shining against the wall, when I put my foot on the brake both head lights dipped a bit, foot off the break they rose back up. Pressed brake again, and it repeated that process. Never seen that before on a car, any idea what is going on?
  20. A 520 was never and will never be a sports car. Save your cash or upgrade as mentioned above. C.
  21. Not sure I can take much more of the crappy speakers in the front doors, and I've only had the car a few weeks! So would like to change them and add some tweaters. Doe anyone have any recommendations for speakers that fit the existing space and have the correct depth? Not looking to break the bank on these, sub £300 ideally.
  22. 535i Andrew

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Sadly no. Pity they just didn't build on the N62 that was good engine, it just didn't like keeping its oil where its designer intended! But to get the space to turbocharge the V8, they swapped the conventional location of the V8 inlet manifold for the exhaust manifold, and made two inlet manifolds. So very different heads on the N63 and with direct injection of course. Perhaps the next V8 will be better but in what model will that go into as we are now getting V8 power and performance from blown 6 pots? I would have a V8 Diesel, just because its a V8. And you could pretend you are the Rubber Duck,
  23. Left/right Bmw side light failure / vertical head light issue has returned which has really annoyed me!! Seeing as i replaced both of the TMS modules not so long ago it's a shame i'm dealing with this again so soon. The original seller has replaced both again twice, without fail but my issue is one module works and the other won't. The working one will work right and left and the other one throws up the error regardless off which side it's in so i'm abit puzzled to be honest. To be clear i've used 2 different ebay sellers so not the same supplier both times. The working module - Lights turn on when door is opened/engine on, work normally etc The none working module - Lights don't come at startup but work as they should when the lights are switched on the driving. Just wondering have i been unlucky and had bad modules delivered. Only Error i have now is from Carly - :LM LIN bus error TMS Links Code 800FC8 I'm actually thinking of just taking the car to BMW as i'm losing my patience with this car.
  24. NuckingFuts

    540i Touring Auto sale/purchase prices

    Main one is the first video, the weird thing was that the driver's father reported the incident to the insurance, but they had no details of the incident itself, nor the driver. not sure what the process is for Admiral (their insurer/underwriter) but when reporting an incident, i would assume you give the details of who was driving and what happened? I was lucky to have the footage and that he admitted liability at the scene (they didn't know that either) so it should be a smooth process for me at least. I did have a pretty stiff neck all weekend so seeing the doc this afternoon for my routine medication, and will get the once over at the same time. Who knows what he was doing? I wasn't sat in the car with him, nor do i know his situation or him as a person, i'm not a fan of white van drivers in general, but out of the car he seemed like a decent chap, and knew he was in the wrong. without the damaged caused by hitting my car, his van had no other scratches or dents that i could see which is unusual for a 5 year old van. Thanks, it really is a gem, lovely to drive, and aside from a couple of niggles, it was pretty much in perfect condition. I kept up the dealer/specialist history when i bought it from the last owner, and has every service stamp and ever bill/receipt from the day it was driven from the showroom. shame it's not a sport or it would be double the value. I will be calling the insurance people this afternoon to see how things are progressing and whether they have had a chance to speak to their insured party and/or analyse the footage. I'll update the thread accordingly. If anyone has for sale prices/purchase prices they are willing to share or can point me in the direction of who to ask, i would be most grateful. Much appreciated ladies and gents. NF aka Deepan
  25. E39touring

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Diesel is still the fuel of choice when you look at actual emissions on the new test regime, compare 540i to 530d in the G30 Feb 2017 drip down: http://carfueldata.dft.gov.uk/search-new-or-used-cars.aspx We are being talked out of diesel by the press, but a good diesel will produce less particulates than the equivalent petrol engine, purely because diesel has been developed more than petrol in the last few years. It would be a shame to lose all that development and testing just because I’ll informed ministers and the tabloids don’t like diesel. Read Autocar and they tell you that there is still nothing like a big diesel in a Range Rover or an X5 where hybrids simply do not work. Do your homework before deciding petrol is best as I don’t think diesel is dead yet.
  26. Breaking E34 525 M50b25 Manual, Calypso, Shadowline Unfortunatly this one has blown its' headgasket, so is up for spare's The spec list is as follow's:- S255 Sports leather steering wheel S314 Door mirror, driver lock, heated S339 Shadow-Line S401 Lift-up-and-slide-back sunroof, electric S411 Window lifts,electric,front/rear S423 Floor mats, velours S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit S438 Fine wood trim S472 Armrest, front, driver/passenger S498 Headrests mechanically adjustable, rear S520 Fog lights P742 Edition ZF S900 Electronic immobilizer All located Junction 16 off the M1 All part's available either via courier, pallet or pick up more than welcome
  27. Glad to see you are seeing good results.
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