Westy

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  1. Oh dear. Find somewhere else to do the service mate. I think half the problem is when poorly advised garages pass on this info to the customer. The way my BMW specialist put it to me was "if the gearbox oil is supposed to be for life, why have ZF given the gearbox a drain and fill hole." Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. A gradual decline of power is never really noticed till you have the car fixed and it's like bloody hell, how did I not realise something was wrong. Turbo cars are a joy hey! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I'll be needing some new rears soon. Nearly had the Conti 5's on for a year and 14k miles. They've been great tyres but I think I'll look for something with a slightly better wear rate. I'll have a quick scout through some tyres on here: http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/ I've heard good things about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 so am swaying towards them at the moment. Have a look at the Accelera PHI on there and read the tyre tests. Makes for interesting reading Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. If you've already got an AA membership then you could call it in for recovery. Where up the A1 you heading? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yeah just plod along. The ECU should protect the car by putting it into limp mode if there's an issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. And no mention of the EGR stat anywhere. In many cases the main thermostat is capable of getting the coolant above 75 degrees but if the EGR stat is weak then the regen can also have issues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Personally I can't see how glow plugs are needed for the regen. They are used to warm the cylinders pre starting on a cold engine. Once the engine is running they've served their purpose. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I think the main consideration is the preservatives used in the oil. A different oil mix could effectively eat at the clutch plates instead of protecting them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Great work fella. Forum link not working for me either. Maybe this thread needs to be a sticky on the "Coding" board. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. It wasn't a risk I was willing to take. I'd stick with the oil that is tried and tested with the ZF box. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. A quick google says that this isn't on the LCI, only the pre LCI models. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I've never noticed that dashed line moving before. Is it on all E60/E61 engine types? I'll take a look on mine later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. What's this bit about the rev counter outer moving? I've seen a few people mention it. Any pics/vids? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Great work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. So will 50 degrees be 50mpg? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk