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  1. Old skool BMW at Waterperry

    Might need a time machine too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Brake Overhaul - E60 535d LCI

    I never enjoyed the amount of brake dust that came off the DS2500 pads on my old S3 but they were bloody good pads. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Gave my car a good wash so I could take photos for autotrader! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hi all, I'm getting all 4 wheels refurbed soon as they're all suffering from the usual BMW wheel corrosion. At the same time I'm going to have all 4 tyres changed and am thinking of sticking Conti 6s on. When I bought the car 3 weeks ago it came with 2 Accelera tyres on the rear, 1 wanli on the front, and 1 Conti 2. All have 6mm+ of tread on them but I just don't trust the budgets in the wet. I've read great things about the 6s and they're top of my list at the moment so i thought I'd see if anyone here has any experience of them on a 5 series. Cheers, Westy
  5. Well I failed! I wanted a premium brand again and I ended up going with the the Contact Sport 2 as the 5 wasn't readily available and the choice of 275/30/19 was poor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Time for new tyres for me. The Conacts 6 lasted 15000 miles on the rear which I didn't think was too bad but I think I'll look for something with a slightly better wear rate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Fuel Filter/Pump

    I like to replace the fuel filter on every service as it doesn't cost much. I've done this on every car I've owned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    You're doing oil changes every 5k miles? Blimey! I'd be doing an oil change every 10 weeks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    So what's next? What will the fuel pump and injectors do before they need upgrading? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. So the 535d needs more money from me!

    It's the same with all cars. There becomes a point where a decision needs to be made to fix and sell before the next issue, or plough on regardless and end up with a well looked after car that's cost a bit to maintain. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Hats off that man. You got info to what you've done to your motor anywhere? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi guys, So this week I started noticing an occasional clunk at the front of the car which seemed to only happen during braking at low speeds. The clunk would also sometimes appear when pulling away after the initial clunk during braking. Anyway, I have done 250 miles so far this week and have been trying to pin point the problem. I'm pretty sure it's not suspension related as I've been over speed bumps and some rough roads with no clunking. I've also done over 100 miles with the gearbox in manual mode just in case the clunk was as a result of a certain gear change, but no clunking. This morning I didn't hear the clunk once on my way to work (50 miles) and then as I pulled into the carpark there was a horrendous screeching noise which was quite clearly rotational like metal on metal. I opened my windows and I'm sure the noise was coming from the passenger front. As I slowed, the noise reduced. I did some hard braking in the carpark to try and clear the problem and this seems to have done the trick. Under visual inspection I can't see anything on any of the 4 discs that might be a giveaway. I'm going to go for a spin at lunch to see if the issue is still there. Has anyone had anything similar on their E60/E61?
  13. Spotted today. Looked lovely in white. Anyone from here? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Top Gear

    I'm quite enjoying this series without Evans. The chemistry will come. I'm sure if you went back and watched the first series that Clarkson, Hammond, and May did together it was much the same. The Nurburgring feature was a bit of fun. I've driven the ring a lot and you always see super cars cruising. Why would you risk binning an expensive car?! Sabine was brought up driving that track and as we know she can get a transit round in under 10 mins so it was nothing to do with the new Golf GTI. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Service intervals on 535d gearbox

    The Jag models that use the exact same ZF box have a service schedule in the book I believe. It's only BMW that couldn't be arsed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Birds LSD?

    In the real world for 99% of drivers an LSD is pointless and this is why manufactures only put them in their top performance models. Cost is king. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Service intervals on 535d gearbox

    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
  18. Another 535d no low end power!

    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
  19. 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
  20. OK to drive 535d with no low boost

    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
  21. OK to drive 535d with no low boost

    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
  22. E60 530d Coolant Temperature

    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
  23. E60 530d Coolant Temperature

    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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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