Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


About L1011

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Automotive, Aviation, Engineering
  • Occupation
    737NG Sim Instructor


  • Garage
    E60 LCI 535dMS

Recent Profile Visitors

734 profile views
  1. L1011

    Glow plug controller life expectancy

    I’d say your GP and GP Module failure rates are good, compared to what I’ve read elsewhere and mainly inline with other manufacturers. Stats seem a bit short lived though.
  2. L1011


    Which 3.0d? 525d/530d/535d? On an LCI car they are all the same. what year is it? White smoke isn’t a good sign if it’s continuous. You may have an injector issue.
  3. L1011

    Anyone have source for 3.5mm silicone hose

    Bit of fingering always helps work them open too (forgive the pun). Regards 3mm/3.5mm/4mm Some of the hose is actually 3.2mm ID from the factory. Some of the nipples are 3.5mm. So be careful with 4mm.
  4. L1011


    White cloud? Do you have Carly? You can monitor air mass flow and do a rough calc on power based on what it’s breathing. A single dyno run (power run) shouldn’t be too expensive. £30? It’s the only sure fire way. The ECU would have to have been recalibrated to write out the DPF functionality anyway (if done properly). Most then have at least a tweak. Which engine is it?
  5. What happened with this one? Get to the bottom of the transmission codes?
  6. L1011


    Yeah I didn’t buy any and the sun/light is gone up here in Scotland. A job for next year perhaps. who did you buy from?
  7. L1011

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    I have carbon black.... I didn’t want to spend that much but if you do the maths: - used set of style 135 (MV2s for e60) without any cracks, welds or buckles [RARE] c£180-250 - refurb to fresh £200 - Nokian winter tyres £125 each so say £500 based on some competitive online discounts - fitting £40 Budget £950 The ones I bought are solid, no cracks, welds or buckles, refurbed and not fitted since, decent tread and condition of tyres that will last a season if not two and just 7 miles down the road from me. I also wanted to paint them Ferric grey which isn’t far off what these are finished in. Oh and based on the above costings saved me £500. Plus got to meet a gent of a forum member! @Vlady I’m most happy.
  8. L1011

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    I think it’s the other way round, vast majority have style 138 at 7.5J wide with 225s where are the style 122 at 8J seems a bit rarer. That’s what I found when trying to source some. Style 122 has a straighter spoke down to the hub where the 138 is curved. Even people selling them get the style numbers confused!
  9. L1011

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    That is correct. As per style 138 although style 122 were 8J with a 235 tyre! I just bought Vladys MV2s with winters on! Really happy I found this thread!
  10. L1011

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    I believe you have technically: http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/244 The wheel style itself is subjective.
  11. L1011

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    I think he knows all this. I’ve hinted as much in previous replies. Either way I can’t tell if he has e46 or e60 alloys but he definitely has 225s
  12. L1011

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    Right ok. Yeah I noticed the 245/40 but thought that was a typo. 225/40s must be pretty stretched on an 8J rim?
  13. L1011

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    I through you a curve ball, kinda. They should be 245/40s on the MV2. You’ll need to run those calcs again. More concerning is if you are using MV2s from an e46. The fronts on the e46 have a much lower offset. Something like ET37 or similar. Or maybe 35R45F. Either way they won’t be suitable for your e60.
  14. L1011

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    17s would fit. Style 138 is the standard SE which is 17x7.5. Style 122 was the optional SE upgrade which is 17x8. However for winter the narrower wheel and tyre package (225) would be better. Bolt length would depend on offset and material of wheel hub difference. Your MV2 (style 135) should be 18x8, ET20 offset all round with 245/45* tyres all round. They only came staggered on the e46. *EDIT: correction should be 245/40