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Steve-Savalas last won the day on October 27 2017

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  1. Here you go: Make yourself a brew, get comfy, then start at page 1
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    Stuck hub centric wheel spacer

    Heat it up if you can. Blow-torch or something similar and it will be off in 10 seconds. Pop down to your local garage as a last resort and they will heat it and remove it in a few mins. Might cost you £5 or £10 like
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    Have a quick look here: Have you listened to see if any of the sensors are clicking when PDC is activated? Any sensor that isn't clicking means it's not working. Should help you identify any issues. The above guide should help you though
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    Bmw 530d e60 2005 MPG issue HELP!

    Yes i've heard of perpetual regens. Easy to see if you have Carly. Don't know what would cause it though, but all symptoms would deffo point to a regen... lower exhaust note, higher mpg, gearbox holding on to gears longer, higher temps (95 is deffo higher than normal . I got both my thermostats replaced and the highest temp i saw was 91 after 20 minutes in stationary traffic). The only other obvious thing is binding brakes - a £10 infrared temp sensor would clarify that - do a 10 minute journey, point the sensor at each brake disc, any high temp is obvious there. I wouldnt worry about glow plugs preventing a regen. I monitored mine for ages and saw regens start as low as 51 degrees. There's a myth that they only start at 72 degrees... nonsense. Get Carly plugged in and see what the regen status is.
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    Bmw 530d e60 2005 MPG issue HELP!

    The change in the exhaust tone when the car is up to temp sounds like when my e60 was doing a regen. The temps reaching 95 is quite high - have you monitored the DPF regen using Carly while you're driving? If it is doing a regen, the car also holds on to gears longer in order to keep engine temps higher - maybe this is why it's not shifting as normal. It could be that the car is constantly doing a regen which is causing all of the issues you mention. Just a thought.
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    Rear tyre wear on inside edge

    It wasn't adjustable on my e39 but the tech guy said it depended on the model. Maybe M-Sport models are adjustable and others aren't...
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    Rear tyre wear on inside edge

    Tyres wearing like that can be down to a number of things, mainly incorrect toe-in or toe-out, but those are rarely adjustable at the rear. Same goes for caster. Camber adjustment could be possible and this could be a possible culprit. I had my runflats swapped for non-runflats, and my local tyre fitter commented that they see loads of runflats wearing at the edges. He explained that it's due to the very stiff sidewalls not allowing the load to be spread evenly across the whole tyre, which does make sense when you think about it. I'd get another hunter alignment done and monitor the tyres.
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    Running temperature of a 525d

    I remember i got my main stat done by the BMW dealership as it was still within its' 12 month used warrantly. The temps increased to around 86 or so, but for £35 and half an hours work, I decided to do EGR myself after reading up on how simple it was.
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    Running temperature of a 525d

    Sounds like the main stat. It was the same on my LCI 525d. Got my main one done and did the egr myself and temps were at 88-91. My car was still doing regular regens though. The car will regen at way below 70. I monitored mine and it would regen at 52 so don't worry about that. Get them both done.
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    obd port

    Here's your answer: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/158740-resistor-obd-connector-cover.html#/topics/158740
  11. I've sold my e60 now and got an f10, but this is a great post! I asked my local indy to change the gearbox stat as part of a standard service.. "why?" they asked. 'Dunno. Just do it' I said. They talked me out of it. If i could have been arsed, I would have done what you did. Well done.
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    Fan/Heater problem

    Have you gone into the iDrive menu and adjusted the vent temperature in there? Easily overlooked!
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    Falken FK510 tyre

    I've used Falkens for years, not on my BMW's for some reason, mainly FK452's and they were always great. Really good tyres. Certainly not budget tyres, definitely towards the top of the mid-range tyres. If you get them at a goot price I'd have no issues going with them.
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    Mine just lifted up with a little strap that is attached to access the spare wheel. You need to take the spare wheel out to take a proper look...