Dotcom1970

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    E61 530d SE Auto (2004 Pre-LCi)

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  1. just look underneath, and if you can see a sensor plugged into the pipework before the middle box, then that's the dpf. Give the DPF a tap, and if it sounds hollow, it's prob been gutted.
  2. Like this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-75-MG-ZT-ZTT-CDT-CDTI-NEW-MODIFIED-CRANKCASE-OIL-BREATHER-FILTER-KIT-/301091855691?hash=item461a791d4b:g:0yYAAOSwuTxWBUJK
  3. What shape are the tailpipes - if they are straight, you have EU4 and a DPF, if they bend down, it's EU3 and no DPF
  4. Sorry, I re-read your post, and realised that these, whilst useful, wouldn't solve the problem of an over tightened thread
  5. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-Series-E61-2004-2010-4MM-Suspension-Air-Line-Hose-Connector-37221092403-/172716988646?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE61&hash=item2836bc18e6:g:xFoAAOSw~FJZNuaS
  6. these are the go to guys for replacement bits http://www.air-suspension-shop.com/5-Series-E61
  7. Correct. and yes, if that does fail, you will lose air pressure and probably equally from both airbags. You could get one of these to test: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E61-emergency-kit-air-suspension-compressor-air-supply-/162299973314?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW|Plat_Gen%3AE61&hash=item25c9d50ec2:g:LoUAAOSwx6pYr0hq
  8. No, there is a control valve - item 23 on this diagram http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Air-Suspension-Valve-Control-Unit-For-BMW-5-Series-E61-Estate-37206789937-/322658615972?fits=Plat_Gen%3AE61&epid=2155314797&hash=item4b1ff3c2a4:g:r94AAOSwVyhZlo-n
  9. I'm using Yellow Stuff on mine, and they seem fine - any reason to upgrade to red when due?
  10. Nope,never had any leaks - my compressor was weak and didn't produce enough pressure to keep the airbags primed at the proper level, and so triggered timeout warnings - replaced that and the air intake hose/filter and all is working properly again
  11. see this thread: http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/79605-e61-no-radio-signal/#comment-1389368
  12. I do have a pair of unused new airbags here if you need them - looking for £80 for the pair plus carriage.
  13. if both bags are leaking at the same rate, it suggests it's the block valve - I'd check all the pipework first though. You may be better buying a complete system though http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-Series-E61-Estate-AMK-Air-Suspension-Compressor-Valve-Block-37106793778-/401352167862?fits=Plat_Gen%3AE61&epid=0&hash=item5d727411b6:g:DUAAAOSwXXxZS-cD