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Mr_530i last won the day on December 22 2016

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    E46 BMW 330i M54 M-Sport Manual Touring

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  1. Mr_530i

    BMW Electrical Recall

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44050686 Who on here has been personally effected by this? and how has the service been from BMW?
  2. I respect what you are saying about starting a "police bash topic", I just followed suit and saw as a good opportunity to rant. My experience of the police has been useless, and I have tried taking further up the chain, but I will pm you with I have done, as I don't want to give to much away.
  3. As some of you may know that my mrs was hit by an uninsured driver. We found the car and it was parked on a public road uninsured. I reported this to the police to have the vehicle taken of the road, the police didn't do anything. So I took this matter further to a sergeant, who said its against their policy to take uninsured cars off the road that are parked on a public road, they can only do this if the car is being driven uninsured, when I asked isn't still again the law to have a uninsured car parked on the road? The sergeant replied...Yes, but its not in their policy. Anyways, a month on from the uninsured hit and run incident, the car is still being driven around uninsured, with several sightings from different people (even people from this forum), yet despite the police saying the number plate is registered on the APR system, the car hasn't even been stopped once. Police also haven't bothered to look into any CCTV evidence. So IMO forgot the police, they are useless. Do what you can yourself! Also what is the point in making the law to be insured? if its not even enforced.
  4. I think driving older cars makes a better driver out of you, as you actually have to think about what you are doing, as they are less forgiving if you don't. Newer drives these days think they are a born driving gods, which leads to false illusions and careless mistakes, which in turn start to become more serious mistakes, as they underestimate there actually ability. Hence the reason why its must for everyone to have a dash cam these days. +1 for older cars from 90s and lates 80s - real cars for real people !
  5. Mr_530i

    Sports seats are killing my back.

    I had the exact same experience as you with the E60 sport seats. Could never get them bang on or remove the tilt to just make the seat feel level. I might have even post a thread about it. I love the e46 sports seats though.
  6. Mr_530i

    Dash Cam - 2018 - What have you got...

    The reason I am not sure if I should pay more, is because I think the ones on amazon and ebay are properly all made in china and most like have the same internal parts but just re-branded.
  7. As per title - .... what have you got and how much did you pay? I bought one for my wife from Amazon called Crosstour CR500 here's the url. I am quite impressed with the recording quality and only time will tell if it is reliable. I am now tempted to get one for my car, but I am not sure if I should buy the same or a cheaper or more expensive one, as does it really make a difference to quality based on what you pay? I am looking for a reliable and quality recording.
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    Hit & Run Help !

    I know this might not help, but why I am not surprised it was Peugeot driver.
  9. I was the same with the e60 530i tbf
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    Opinions please....

    I feel build quality in general for the prestige car range has dropped, more so for BMW. Where as for the likes of Ford and Vauxhall (before Peugeot take over) their quality has improved some what. Prestige cars have just become more plastic, with BS marketing hype of saving the environment and keeping the cars lighter, when the real reason is just to keep build cost low and profit margins high. Slightly off topic I know, but didn't want to pass the opportunity for quick rant.
  11. I'd say it could be your battery. My manual 530i used to be like that, until I changed and registered the battery and then it started first time everytime.
  12. Mr_530i

    M54 - Engine Idle Speed

    Sweet. Mine use to drop 600rpm just before the quarter temp mark. Ive noticed it's only at 850-900rpm when the heater is on. And the cars doesn't to blow truly warm air until the engine is completely warm. Where's as before it would start blowing warm air just before the quarter mark. I wonder if it's just because of the recent freezing temps the engine and heater are struggling to get warm. will keep an eye on it and keep you all posted.
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    M54 - Engine Idle Speed

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    M54 - Engine Idle Speed

    Can someone please tell me what the correct Idle speed for the M54B30 engine should be? Normally my car idles at 650rpm but since yesterday I noticed that it has been idling at 850rpm? I think auto's normally idle at 850 but not sure about manuals. I am not sure if my ICV is starting to stick, I am sure when I first bought the car it idled at 850rpm, but after cleaning the ICV and changing the leaking air intake boots, the idle reset itself to 650rpm. Yesterday I topped up my oil and coolant, and only noticed the rpm increase since then, although I did also push down on the vacuum pipe from the fuel filter to air intake boot, just to make sure it was sat flush.
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    M54 - Engine Idle Speed

    cheers mate. I just wasn't sure where to put it as the other than the three series section (sort of dead), as the M54 engine was used in some many other BMW models.