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Blobby last won the day on September 21

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About Blobby

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    BMW5 Star
  • Birthday 05/06/1964

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  • Location
    East Sussex
  • Occupation
    Electrical Engineer


  • Garage
    535d e61 LCi 2007 M Sport

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  1. Blobby

    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    From previous comments on here, if you get your modules updated by BMW they don't charge you for all the hours as most of it is leaving the car to do it's stuff. So should only be 3 or 4 tops i would say. I think the system encounters lots of errors so has be restarted a few time.
  2. Just seen this on Amazon. Seems a bit to good to be true for the less then £20 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-Regulated-Switching-Computer-Lighting/dp/B07C5PGY92/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1541662020&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=200w%2B12v%2Bpower%2Bsupply&th=1
  3. I have a variable 30A power supply we use at work. It's about 20 years old weighs a ton but it's very stable. it is normally is used to power 24-48 system but can be wound down to 13.5v. When i was using it last i say the current draw whilst coding was about 10-13A
  4. Blobby

    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    It must be a coding issue or something because my car will stay on Aux if that was the last thing i used when i switched the car off
  5. I always question the recharge current of batteries in cars. When you think about it when you start your engine the alternators cars can be very powerful and easily put a massive amount of charge into them which i think can be detrimental to the battery. All the alternator wants to do governed by the voltage regulator is get the system to 14.5v, so if you have 100A alternator it will initially pump that out to the battery minus any going to run the cars systems. From what i understand though the BMW system actually limits this, so must control the voltage regulator to allow the system to rise gradually
  6. Blobby

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Did the back of the car drop or pump all the way up.. I presume drop because of the fuse blowing, the compressor may have sucked in a load of crap and is on its way out. Mine pumped itself as high as it can go and that was because the control box got a good salty soaking from water falling off about 200kg of ballast i picked up the day before, I had to get a new controller
  7. Blobby

    If I had the £££

    To right i want that Lambo.. I need it before i get to old and fat(ter) to be able to get into it
  8. Blobby

    Delta Integrale

    Beautiful car.. I've owned a couple of Beta HPE's in the past and ignoring the tin foil metal thickness I loved them, they also had a Lancia interior before Fiat made them use theirs.. But £1m I think is taking the piss, be interesting to see if someone buys it.. Shame the seller didn't have the 'Make offer' option
  9. Blobby

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I replaced mine the other day as i managed to kill the old LED bulb electronics. I forgot to fit the resistor to stop it bringing up the bulb fault which BTW comes up randomly, like midway a 2 hour journey . I'm gonna have to remember how to code the checks out
  10. A few times I've let drivers out of junctions or had to give way to them as they came towards me and then i see they're on their phone.. I go from mellow to fuming, but driving the company van i have to bite my tongue.
  11. Wow never knew that was the reason for his demise.. Ewwww think of all the diseases
  12. Blobby

    E65 730D - New battery needed

    With trade discount the recommended battery for my car is £100 from Halfords which i would imagine would be the same size
  13. Blobby

    Sunrise at Gatwick

    Yes it is, now stop calling me Shirley I'm partial to a Dreamliner having flown a few times on Norwegian airlines from Gatwick to Boston return
  14. Blobby

    Sunrise at Gatwick

    Sitting on a bench watching aircraft Isn't that glorified train spotting
  15. Blobby

    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    Misterbish Is the unit still working ok