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    E61 535d

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  1. M88rt j

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Been a few months since I've done anything to the car, fitted a new gear cog to the thigh support on my driver seat,has been broken for months, also got my steering module coded in as it failed in June, traction and abs warnings since and non cancelling indicators , nice to finally have it sorted, has been a bit tail happy in the wet recently , oil filters and new wiper bladed fitted after work on Friday too, new brake disc screws now make removing the front wheels a bit easier Oh and looking at an rs6 today too
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    E60 m5 brakes fit the 530d?

    All the handbrake shoes are the same size, nothing to gain by buying 'm5' ones as they will just be more expensive with the added 'm tax, I got my calipers for £150 and a set of almost new discs for £100 from eBay, sold my old set up from my 535d for £200, purchased a complete m5 rear end for £500 just for the rear brakes, sold the diff and shafts for £300 my old rear brakes for £100 the beam for £50 and the swing arms went for £25 each , spent a few quid on new fluid and handbrake shoes and got it all done for around £100 in the end
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    Cic compatability

    Hi chaps, I've got another e92 35i in for breaking on monday thats had a cic unit retro fitted, just wondered if it'll fit in my e61 (obviously once coded ect) just need to know if the units are interchangeable across the e range if cars or not
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    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