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Tuvoc last won the day on May 6 2013

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    2004 E60 530i SE (M54)

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  1. Tuvoc

    530i and Euro Emission Standard

    Odd that some meet it and others don't.
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    530i and Euro Emission Standard

    I plugged my reg number into the online checker, and my car is exempt. I also plugged in the reg number of an 2000 E39 that was for sale here, and it was exempt as well. Euro 3 was the standard in force at the time our cars were made, but it seems that they meet today's Euro 6 standard as well, although I think for petrol cars all that is required for exemption is to meet Euro 4 stats.
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    e60 iDrive flickering.

    New units are no longer available. At one point BMW offered reconditioned units, but I understand that they are no longer available either. A call to your BMW dealer would confirm. If so then the only option is to get it repaired by an electronics specialist. At one point there were a few people offering repairs on ebay, probably still are. One option is revtronic https://www.revtronic.com/ which is the more expensive option. https://www.revtronic.com/product/bmw-ccc-failure-professional-business-idrive-failure-e60-and-other-bmw-idrive-models/
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    e60 iDrive flickering.

    Yes, almost certainly a failing CCC unit (the thing that powers the iDrive)
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    E60/61 iDrive repair recommendations

    A few on ebay that fix them for £250 - £300 depending on if you do the removal yourself or not, and if you also want them to update to the latest software at the same time. And from memory some are in the Birmingham area.
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    4f95 ratio monitoring clutch b-e

    You've done pretty well to get over £200k on it. Spend £3k on a remanufactured box, and as long as you keep the car another couple of years you've got your money's worth I reckon.
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    Dust free brake pads

    Yes they all wear down, so produce some "dust". But the types of pads here have different compound so the "dust" is different.... My EBCs did not produce black dust for example.
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    Kit's E34 535i

    £100 per corner isn't that bad ? Especially if you are talking about premium tyres.
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    Dust free brake pads

    I ran greenstuff pads on my old E36 several years ago. I suppose they would be available for the E39. They were more prone to squealing than standard pads, but I understand that they solved that issue with an updated compound not long after I got mine. I'd certainly be happy to buy them again.
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    Fill for life lies

    Yes - theoretically I would like an older BMW, E34 or earlier. But mint rust-free or restored examples are justifiably high priced, and require garaging and proper care, neither of which I could give.
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    Fill for life lies

    Well put it this way, I doubt I will buy a BMW ever again.
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    Brake Pads replacement

    I went for Pagid, which I expect to last just as long as genuine BMW.
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    Brake Pads replacement

    Ha ! I guess it depends on the driving but that is certainly what I'd expect.
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    Brake Pads replacement

    OK I did discs and pads all round about 35k miles ago, so hopefully they will be OK for a while yet. That was 5 years ago though, so age could be a factor too. I'd expect that the fronts would be the first to wear out.
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    Brake Pads replacement

    Interesting, I always thought the rule of thumb was that one set of discs would last through two sets of pads.