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Vee last won the day on September 10 2018

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    E61 530d M Sport

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  1. Vee

    Service time....what oil?

    Try asking an oil question on M5Board, you'll get lynched....
  2. Vee

    Service time....what oil?

    Sounds good. I'm pleased not to have to spend out on gallons on 0w-60 anymore that's for sure
  3. Vee

    Service time....what oil?

    Thanks Keliuss. I reckon I'll go 5w-30, the theory being that it gives the old girl a bit more cold protection than 0w but performs a bit better than 40 when hot. I'm probably overthinking it....
  4. Hi, I'm servicing my 2008 E61 530d for the first time and can't decide on viscosity. Castrol suggests 0w-30 and Opie suggests 0w-30, 5w-30 or 5w-40. The car has done 130k and is running very well (kiss of death probably!!). It does get driven hard at times, any recommendation regarding oil spec?
  5. I've had a search around but struggling to suss out which disc I need. I have a 2008 E61 LCi with CCC. It looks like the latest maps version available is 2018, is this the case? Any recommendations for a supplier? It's doubtful that I'll splash out for a disc from BWM.
  6. Vee

    2003 BMW 745i £2500 ONO

    Nice, a relief to have moved it on then. I came close to getting an E65 recently, maybe I dodged a bullet. Still want one though Luxobarge motoring is rarely cheap....
  7. Vee

    can you fit e60 m5 diff I a 530d auto

    An interesting idea, I find the concept of getting the back end out on a 530d E61 quite entertaining but it's a scrappy process with the open diff!
  8. I just got a 530d, how do you check the DPF regens?
  9. Vee

    2003 BMW 745i £2500 ONO

    Good luck with the sale, the E65 is amazing value for money. The maintenance history of yours is a massive plus!
  10. Vee

    Buying advice request - E65

    Thanks d_a_n1979, great info. The active arbs were a must for me, standard on the Sport IIRC? Anyway, it's all moot now as I bought an E61 530d instead (yawn). If I'm honest I would have preferred the E65 - despite it's ability to rape my wallet it would have been an interesting thing to own but we did need an estate for family duties
  11. I want to swap my MV2's (Style 135) for some Spiders (who wouldn't?). I wondered if anyone might be considering downgrading the other way around (who would!!). Let me if anyone else wants swappsies with a bit their way depending on tyre condition. My tyres are the awful run-flats (not really selling this am I!?) with loads of tread.
  12. Vee

    Style 66's on and E61?

    Nice one, thanks Clavurion! I might run the 66's as winters then.
  13. I'm going to put my old Style 66's on my E61 530d while I get it's wheels refurbed. Has anyone done this? I know I'll need hubcentric adapters to allow for the smaller E61 centre bore but will I need spacers too?
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    Cargo cover not closing

    Thanks GoNz0, having looked into it I don't have the auto cover after all. Will just have to remember to close the cover so I can see out of the rear view mirror, what a pony design
  15. My boot cargo cover isn't working properly, I assume it is automatic (motorised). The cover springs back when I open the boot but does not self close when I close the boot. I watched a video and the auto cover should slowly retract and do same upon closing the bootlid. I know my tailgate loom needs sorting because radio reception is poor and the tailgate handle is a bit intermittent. Can anybody confirm whether the cargo cover mechanism is affected by the prolific tailgate wiring issue?
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