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    E60 545i AC Schnitzer
  1. Faulty thermostats can also prevent DPF regeneration and might not necessarily show as a fault code.
  2. Remember this well. Garage did an 'oil change' on my E36 M 3and told me I'd let it run low on oil as they only drained about 2 litres out! They didn't spot the other drain plug. Needless to say, never been back.
  3. Oh yes. Forgot about that. Not used to sparky things and coils!
  4. Hi. New to 545i ownership. I want to change ignition coils, but confused as to which type as I am seeing 2 types listed, either 8 straight items or 8 with a central 'lug.' am I just being thick? Any advice appreciated
  5. Thanks for this. Probably have to pay someone to do it. Don't think I have the ability (or space) to d.i.y
  6. TenaCar!
  7. I'm of the same mind. Apart from anything else it'll stop my neighbour from continually pointing out the embarrassing puddle on my drive!
  8. Any experience of this e Bay item? 171180798120 Bimmerfix
  9. Hi. Thanks. Do intend to get it sorted, but need to use car in interim.
  10. Hi. I have an e60 545i which I believe has the 'valley' coolant leak. I have to top it up every 50 to 100 miles, depending on type of use. My question is, would it be of benefit to add anything like radweld or similar until I am able to get it fixed? All other hoses and radiator seem sound, so this is the likely culprit. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. UPDATE: After pressure test, only leak was from water pump. New water pump and thermostat courtesy Quarry Motors at Sheffield. No leak after 2nd pressure test. So far so good. Fingers crossed that's all it was.
  11. I took mine in for thebattery cover recall last week and asked about the security issue. I was told that if mine was affected I would get letter in the next few weeks.
  12. @ Tristan. Possibly, but they look in good condition and offer a lot of resistance when you lift the blades clear of the screen. Not rusty or corroded.
  13. @ Neil D. Thanks . Tried all that loads of times. No better.
  14. Thanks for the suggestions. Only used OEM/Bosch blades. Have tried all kinds of window polish, Rainex, everything. You name it I've tried it. Spent as much on polish and treatments as I have on blades. Have wondered if there is some kind of adjustment which alters the angle of the wipers or how closely they contact the screen. This has been an ongoing problem since I got the car 12 months ago. Nothing I try seems to solve it. New blades make it marginally better for about 2 weeks.
  15. I have a constant problem with smearing wipers. I have changed the wiper blades 3 times in the last 6 months, but still have a problem with the wipers smearing and juddering. I have done a search on here and tried all sorts to try and solve this problem. The blades are very juddery at times and only smooth out for a minute or two if I use the windscreen washers, but this does not stop the smearing. This even happens with the new blades. Am I missing something. Is there any adjustment that can be done? Thanks.