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About Vlady

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  • Birthday 03/27/1981

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    Glasgow, Scotland
  • Occupation
    Mechanical Engineer


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    BMW 2009 E60 525d Auto, VW Passat 2.0TDI DSG Bluemotion 2011

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  1. Hi from London

    Hi Nezek! Welcome! Nice car you have there and very low mileage for a year! Congrats! That engine must be great! What did you drive before? How do you like E60?
  2. Hello, again

    Welcome back! I know if I leave BMW it will be temporarily! I would like to try other cars but have no doubt will be back, well if I be brave and go away on a 1st place. I do you like GT?
  3. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I know it's winter and should be cold but is heat dissipation from the brake discs not going to cause an issue and overheat the discs/pads?
  4. MOT.gov website

    I use it to check the mileage of my previous cars, just curious about it!
  5. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Had an oil service yesterday, plus micro filters and brake fluid change. Also passed my MOT yesterday with couple advisories such as both rear tyres at 2mm tread depth and anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover deteriorated but preventing the ingress of dirt! Very happy! On other note - all 6 glow plugs are showing an error, I think it has to be a glow plug module as it is very rare to have all 6 faulty! So this is next job to be done before cold season starts!
  6. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Why have you decide to change them? Bad starts in the mornings? I was thinking to do it as well as when I start the car during colder mornings sounds like not all cylinders fire up. I was going to read the codes first and not sure if that will tell me about faulty glow plugs! Which one did you buy if I may ask and where? Cheers
  7. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    HI, might be a stupid question but what is that for, methanol tank? You are not talking about LPG as you drive diesel, right? Confused.
  8. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Hi! Is there a noticeable difference now in riding i.e softer, more compliant, quieter?
  9. New E60 Owner...

    Welcome to the forum! RX-8 is fantastic to drive, well, according to Jeremy Clarkson and only when you push it hard! Don't forget to add a few pictures of your new car, well, old ones will be interesting to see too!
  10. They don't build them like that anymore! Beautiful and with he soul!
  11. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    3000km?! Where are you driving from?!
  12. Newbie Here - E39 or E61?

    Hi, yes, 525d, 530d and 535d all came with 3ltr engine, just different power output. It's just look like 525d is not that much more economical on diesel than 530d but it is probably cheaper to buy.
  13. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Getting wet not pleasant of course but I have heard horror stories (never happened to me though) that windows switches on the driver door might get damaged (fried) due to water ingress and the whole block must be replaced!
  14. Newbie Here - E39 or E61?

    I am like you, have had the car (e60 525d LCI in Auto) for over 3 years and I think it was the most reliable car I have had, considering the age of the car. The engine is nice and smooth and sounds great! I know it can turn out as money pit but so far no complaints! If I was buying again I would stick with Auto gearbox but would look for 530d.
  15. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    If you like these deflectors I think they are useful (very) when it's raining, you can always open window slightly for a fresh air or if you are a smoker! I like these deflectors.