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    '07 E61 LCI 530D
  1. I'm sure I've seen heated seat mats somewhere... But they were universal ones not BMW specific.
  2. E60 530d thermostat change results

    Just changed my stats yesterday as I was running at 70°c constantly. Car now gets up to 92°c and holds it. My commute is 300yds of small roads then motorway and dual carriageway so it still takes a little while to get all the way up to temp but probably 10 miles. It wouldn't ever go above 73° before. Had the car less than a week but low MPG pointed me in the stat direction and they were obviously gone. I know that the previous owner's commute was pretty much the same as mine so is there any way to force a DPF regen?? And looking around at all the dead stat threads, there aren't any pictures. So here's a picture of how far you have to strip the car to get to the main stat. Also, there's a sneaky little 10mm bolt under the EGR body in the inlet. Undoing it allows you some movement on the hard pipes that come off 1 side of the stat housing. Saves breaking those hard pipes...
  3. Watching with interest. I'd love heated seats. Didn't have it in my E39 and my E61 hasn't got it either..
  4. Just got my E61 on Friday. I like the cruise control. Prefer the buttons on the steering wheel in my E39 but this cruise stalk does do more. Haven't tried slowing down with it yet. That sounds like fun Will try it on my way home.
  5. E61 ex police car iDrive

    I would have had no issue buying an ex police car. They are over serviced and kept in tip top condition. But it looks like I've found a nice 07 LCi. Deal's not done yet though so nothing's for sure yet. Still might end up with a police car yet..
  6. E61 ex police car iDrive

    I've got the BMtechnic cable and software. And understand how it works. Just not done it. They seem to be from 120,000 to 180,000 and anywhere from £6k to £9k. Some have the full SAT with paddle shift, some don't. Some are really clean and the bodywork is nice. Others have DEEP scratches all over them. And the price just seems a bit random and not really related to spec at all...
  7. E61 ex police car iDrive

    On further research... Yeah. I now know where to look for the cruise I just assumed it was on the wheel same as my E39.. The one I looked at definitely didn't have cruise. It was a proper sport with the paddle shift though. Which was nice as an extra but not a basic requirement. I have seen the CIC's on ebay for £300-£500. Screen, dvd player and button. Cruise stalks for about £40. Coding for the cruise seems fairly basic. Not so sure about the coding of the CIC though. Still a potential to get a nice E61 ex police car and spec it up..
  8. E61 ex police car iDrive

    Price. 2008 -2009 LCi sports are similar money to non police 2004 SE's. Similar mileage but the ex police sports don't have the sports bodykit. Which is a bit of a bummer but the gearbox and paddle shift is there which is the main thing. Biggest problem is the lack of cruise control... That's a deal breaker with the mileage I do.
  9. E61 ex police car iDrive

    Just been looking at that..
  10. I'm looking at 2008-2009 expolice E61's but the iDrive is pretty basic. can it be changed/updated to a more complete one or maybe even the wide screen sat nav?? Also, the one I looked at didn't have cruise control as an option for the steering wheel buttons!!! Can that be sorted too??
  11. Hi guys. 80+ BMW wheels were stolen from the 7eam Chizfab container overnight of the 27/28th Nov. The container is in a row of containers in the yard in Lochgelly which is just north of Edinburgh. Please please please post this FB link on any and all BMW and wheel sites you know. Some of the wheels were VERY rare and we would rather pay to have them back than have them sold as scrap and destroyed. Thanks. http://www.facebook.com/HelpTeamChizfabGetTheStolenWheelsBack
  12. Scottish Members - Warning

    Hi guys. Yes Jeek had nice wheels. Lots of them. I had my eye on the 6x 18x10 Rondell 0058's 80+ BMW wheels were stolen from the 7eam Chizfab container overnight of the 27/28th Nov. The container is in a row of containers in the yard in Lochgelly which is just north of Edinburgh. Please please please post this FB link on any and all BMW and wheel sites you know. Some of the wheels were VERY rare and we would rather pay to have them back than have them sold as scrap and destroyed. Thanks. http://www.facebook.com/HelpTeamChizfab ... WheelsBack?
  13. E39 Bucket Seats

    Your so gay. Ask Jeek.
  14. Custom Intercooler for 525d/530d

    I was thinking about this yesterday when I was washing oil out of mine ready for the new turbo and Decat. The main problem is that it's as big as the space it fits into so size wise, you'll struggle to make anything bigger. You could go for more flow and better heat conductivity... I'll take some pictures of the underside when I fit my Decat which you're sending me specially. Thanks again for that Stan.. I'd like a set of silicone boost hoses though. Obviously my inner chav wanting to get out lol.
  15. 530D blown turbo

    Sounds good Curly. I went for the genuine garrett from turbo dynamics due to the mileage I do. This happening in Germany would've been really bad. South Wales was bad enough but when you're away on a business trip..... I've been playing with cars for a few years and I've heard of Turbo Dynamics alot and never heard a bad word..
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