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    Sothampton, Hants


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    2001 Black 530i Touring
  1. Hi, I's be interested in the front and back bumpers, along with the thin piece that sits under the O/S headlight (someone kindly drove into my car)? thanks
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    Latest verdict on CCV parts?

    What a pig of a job! Mine had split a pipe as I had oil on the drive (well, more than usual - it's an old beemer!). Did it without removing the inlet/manifold thing - not removing it made the 's' pipe that goes into the top of the CCV much more difficult - eventually figured out that the Meyle has a twist on system as opposed to snapping on, i.e. line it up at the correct angle and it slides on easy (considering you're pushing from the other site of the inlet) and twist till it stops and it's done! My kit came with the 6 O rings for the top of the inlet (distributor) - the old ones were flat and brittle. The new ones sat in their bag in a cup of hot water to help fitting. I could not unblock the small pipe that goes into the oil dip stick tube - tried wire, brake cleaner - I was stumped. In the end I took the pressure washer to it but I'm not convinced it did the job. Oh and I had one random loose connector (just below the plastic box that's attached under the upper boot) - it looked dirty inside suggesting it was never connected to anything - I could not find anywhere to plug it in so left if! Car runs fine now - no smoke, jittery revs, even pulls away better now. My old CCV system had done 149k and was blocked solid with mayo - the CCV just poured out beige liquid - well overdue!! Thanks to C3BMW for quick and well packed dispatch - I got the Meyle kit which seems good quality, I just can't figure out how some bits of plastic cost 80 squid!! The barge lives on!! Cheers the tips gents
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    Latest verdict on CCV parts?

    I used the i6 DISA repair kit - easy job and great kit (with useful instructions as I recall). Quite uncomfortable listening to the failed flap knocking about inside!! I am tempted by the delete, but I do need to get on with the job as I'm a tad overdue - I only do 3k miles a year and feel sorry for my e39 with the short trips to the station in this cold weather (I use a station further away so the engine gets to temp!). Plus I must be getting 8mpg!! My rocker cover is slightly warped (£300 for a new one and I see little point in a used one unless I can check it first). The oil leak is much worse at the mo. Did the gasket I reckon over 30k miles ago - will do it again and the vanos seals (yes, why haven't I done this sooner!!) Cheers guys
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    Latest verdict on CCV parts?

    Cheers for the tips guys. I may just plump for the cold weather version as I only do 5 miles to and from train station. No leaks from OFH - interestingly, I did oil change on wife's Volvo XC90 and pretty much the same OFH (slightly smaller filter!).
  5. Hi All, Been a very long time since I've posted - but still have my 2001 530i touring, it's on 149k now (had it 6yrs!). I'll need to change my CCV: Reading mixed reviews about doing a CCV delete - anyone had a more positive, recent and effective solution? Else happy to change it. Read the usual 'must be OEM' and on flea bay it's £40 for cheapo kits and £80 for Febi/Myle kits (have also ask Cotswold for a quote). Any suggestions on the the most cost effective option that still performs to OEM standards? Thanks
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    What Live in Here !

    good luck with it - have exact same issue - just ordered my i6 kit - love these cars but it's just one thing after the next!!
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    Battery drain tips pls

    Hi Mate, thanks for all your help on this. Turns out the battery was fine - it hadn't fully discharged and when it started I put it on charge in the garage. I was trying to work out how to test for abnormal drain and in the end I pulled both the FSU and the tow bar electrics fuse. No more drain. Plugged the FSU back in (as it's only a few months old and OEM) - no drain. Never towed and don't plan on it so not bothered about fixing the electrics - just leave the fuse out - hopefully I got lucky, but the car was sat for a week and fired up without hesitation!! thanks again
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    Battery drain tips pls

    Faulty battery, it's dead! Only 9mths old, listed as a BMW battery but they now tell me they wouldn't recommend fitting it to a beemer. Moral of the story don't but a powerline battery even if it has a 4yr guarantee, royal PITA as I have to send it back! Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
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    Battery drain tips pls

    True, it's the drain which more important and that's measured by amps. I'm not very techy so I'm dreading how I get the bottom of the issue! Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
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    Battery drain tips pls

    Cheers buddy, will try that. Since I've disconnected the FSU it has dropped from 11.88v to 11.35v so guessing something else is also draining the battery! Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
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    Battery drain tips pls

    2001 530i touring. Got the click from the starter motor, jump leads and it started fine. Battery is a year old. With engine off it was reading 11.26v when running I get 14v so not the alternator (must have been changed as sticker has 2009). Went for a drive, turned engine off battery reading 12.30v, cranked fine so I'm guessing it's a battery drain. I changed the FSU (and yes, OEM from C3BMW!) a few months ago. They say unplug it overnight, but in the cold, dark and uncomfortable 7 minutes it took me to unplug it, battery voltage dropped from 12.30v to 11.88v. Any ideas of suggestions mist welcome. On the plus side, my e39 last broke down over two years ago with a well overdue rad replacement!! Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
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    FSU - who sells decent ones?

    cheers everyone - have plumped for a BEHR one from C3BMW - £48 inc. delivery. Febi ones were similar price, Meyle £40 but not heard good reports on those. Still - seems a lot of money for what they are, but at least I'll be able to clear the old windscreen (need to check out door vapour barriers - never a good sign when you have to use a squeegee on the inside of the windscreen!!!)
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    FSU - who sells decent ones?

    Cheers mate, will give them a shout Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
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    FSU - who sells decent ones?

    Cheers guys I get the buy cheap buy twice but by the same token oem prices are nuts. I should have asked, has anyone spotted good oem prices anywhere?!?!? Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  15. fleaBay have these from £9 - £40 but I'm worried that a £40 one will perform as badly as a £9 one! BMW want £85 and bmwminiparts want £65! Can anyone recommend some vendors who are selling reliable FSU's at sensible prices???!! Cheers