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About Dotcom1970

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    Bracklesham Bay, West Sussex
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    Cars, Song, Wine and Women, but not necessarily in that order ;)
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    IT Consultant

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    E61 530d SE Auto (2004 Pre-LCi)

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  1. Dotcom1970

    Tailored car mats?

    Let us know how you get on
  2. Dotcom1970

    Tailored car mats?

    Really fed up of the standard velour mats not gripping the velcro pads - quite why they didn't use the proper locking system as found in the old E39 I don't know Has anybody found any decent custom made luxury car mats that use the proper fixing points and not velcro?
  3. Dotcom1970

    Video interface - boring thread but need help!

    http://www.weiku.com/products-image/11818370/I-drive-Video-interface-for-BMW.html Might be worth while enquiring about the price....
  4. Dotcom1970

    Video interface - boring thread but need help!

    By golly, we have a winner!
  5. Dotcom1970

    Warnings

    the power cable will be at the rear of the unit, or you could pull the fuse
  6. Dotcom1970

    What antifreeze do I need

    KInda ironic that this thread is about coolant and yet it's a HOT Topic
  7. Dotcom1970

    What antifreeze do I need

    Yeah, that's my feelings also
  8. Dotcom1970

    What antifreeze do I need

    I've also been warned that the black expansion tank is a cause for concern if you sell your car. It's been know that two or three people will turn up, and one will distract you whilst the others pour oil into the tank, then claim that your head gasket is blown and try and get your vehicle for next to nothing. Quite why they have to use a black tank I don't know.
  9. Dotcom1970

    What antifreeze do I need

    ok, the BMW part number 83192211191 shows as Blue G11 coolant. I'm now very confused....
  10. Dotcom1970

    What antifreeze do I need

    well, it's just had loads of work done on the cooling system inc the GBHE mod, and refilled with red OAT so will probably stick with that, as it doesn't seem to have harmed the engine in 208K miles
  11. Dotcom1970

    need help asap knocking in suspension

    Been there done that on my old E39, hence why I changed them immediately on my E61
  12. Dotcom1970

    need help asap knocking in suspension

    If you have replaced those, then as @535i Andrew says, it's either the shock, spring or top support bearing.
  13. Dotcom1970

    need help asap knocking in suspension

    The bushes in the lower control arms are a common weakness on BMW - even a pry bar test doesn't always show them to be shot, until you actually remove them. It is sensible however to replace both the control and tension arms together.
  14. Dotcom1970

    need help asap knocking in suspension

    when you say control arms, both the upper and lower on each side? checked the actual shock absorber?
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