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  1. M88rt j

    E60 m5 brakes fit the 530d?

    It's all direct fit, the guys in the US have a harder job fitting them as most of there cars are 4 wheel drive , the handbrake mechanism is untouched when fitted the discs , I'd put new shoes in whilst the disc is off for the sake of £20 , my whole set up cost less than £100 all round in the end
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    E60 m5 brakes fit the 530d?

    Yup, front and rears bolt straight on
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Gave the wagon some attention today, have had an on going issue with slow cranking of the engine in the mornings and almost fails to start if I only drove it for a few minutes and tried to re start it, almost like the battery was down on a cell, new battery made it better for a while, noticed whilst I was under the car doing the gearbox service that there was a bit of sparking around the starter loom so today armed with a spare loom I went to change it (handy having a brother who breaks bmw's) took loom off expecting to find it worn thru somewhere but not, had a fiddle with the starter and the body was all loose, whipped it off to find it like this - https://youtube.com/watch?v=3_UvOLaW6vo Tightened up the 2 bolts that hold it together and starts almost instantly now, didn't realise how quick it should spin over, well chuffed for a few hours work and £0 spent too
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    N54 twin turbo conversion project

    Won't be upgrading much untill it's in and running. Hopefully get the turbos rebuilt and replace the common gaskets that fail on these like the sump gasket rocker gasket and oil housing gaskets whilst the engines out . I want to change the air filter position to the cold side of the bay too
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    N54 twin turbo conversion project

    Currently how it looks this afternoon I'm getting married in August so probably not much happening untill all parts have gone and I can hunt for a decent e61 to do the transplant in over winter.
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    N54 twin turbo conversion project

    Following on from my reply in the what did you do to your e61 thread I thought I'd start a new topic with my new project. Plan is to convert an e61 to n54 twin turbo power plant. As this isn't a car they was available to the UK market in e60/61 format thought it would be a good project to build it myself. I don't know of any in the UK but correct me 8f I'm wrong. It's all starting with the donor car, a e92 335i msport with a manual box. Picked it up for 3.5k which is a steal for one if these with the spec it had, plan is to sell everything I don't need which hopefully will leave me in profit and with a free engine and box The donor
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Took delivery of the e92 335i today. Tidy car but engines going to be dropped in an e61 over winter
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Plan is to just get it all in and running and replace / upgrade parts once it's back on the road, the engine conversion hopefully will be straight forward, its just coding the e92 modules to work with an e61 , it'll be a manual as well so hopefully just a case of wiring up the ecu and getting it to communicate with the car
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Put a deposit down on a 335i with plans to drop the engine in a e61 over winter
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Yes it was a genuine pan and new bolts too
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Morning mate, we did them on a 4 poster ramp , brother has his own body shop so handy for that, you can do it on axle stands I got the kits from zf so came with instruction booklet, I got myself an electric oil pump to pump the new oil in https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132439466537
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Fitted a replacement door seal as mine had worn thru causing a bit of wind noise , also did another gearbox service as mine was leaking from the sump, did my brothers 530i as well which cured a nasty vibration under load whilst driving , 160k and on the original sump and oil, drives like a dream now
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Yes mate, its been on the car over 18 months just never got round to putting decent bushes on it
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Arb bush day today, poly bushed the m5 rear roll bar and fitted heavy duty meyle drop links, also poly bushed the front arb for good measure too Also think I've cured an annoying issue when driving hard, with the under tray off I could checked the actuator vacuum hose and it looks like 10mm of old vacuum hose was still on the actuator nipple and the new hose was barely holding on, managed to pry the small bit off and push the new hose fully on, car drives alot smoother now, will give it a good blast over the weekend
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Xhp gearbox remap this morning, 100% recommended so much smoother and got rid of an annoying vibration on idle too
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