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  1. JasonH

    Rose Joint.

    Actually air bags are easier to work with than springs.
  2. JasonH

    Rose Joint.

    Make sure the car is jacked up first. There's a cover under the car that covers the compressor. Remove that. Unplug the compressor then loosen the blue and red hose joints. They only need to be tightened 2Nm. Doesn't take long to do. Then marvel at how bad the rear suspension balljoints are... To reinflate the bags without overloading the compressor lower the car to a bit below normal height with the jacks then turn on the ignition. The bags will inflate and lift the car off the jacks.
  3. JasonH

    Rose Joint.

    I recently changed both of mine, using the exact tool pictured by Jake13. Without the tool the rose joint wouldn't budge and there was a risk of damaging something else. With the tool and some penetrating oil the job was pretty easy really. Car feels a lot better with new joints but then my old ones were pretty bad. However on the E61 with air suspension there was no play, even with knackered joints, because the air suspension keeps everything tight when jacked up.
  4. JasonH

    DPF Error Code 452A and 4667

    I think a disconnected sensor in the exhaust will initiate a lot of regens - but that should throw another fault code. If you wash out the DPF properly you should be fine. It's just a ceramic filter so if you persist I reckon you can get 90% of the ash out of it, then it's almost like new again.
  5. JasonH

    DVD sat nav fault

    Yes. Just the DVD part, not the whole idrive.
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    DVD sat nav fault

    Here's a guide I put together when I fixed mine. The whole idrive was a lot quicker with the DVD drive working properly. BMW E60&E61 Nav DVD Replacement.pdf
  7. JasonH

    Fan running full speed all time

    The fan is controlled by the DDE I think, for example if you have towbar and a trailer module when you hook up the trailer the fan starts and stays running all the time. So the DDE will be looking at a number of factors to decide whether to have the main engine cooling fan running.
  8. JasonH

    Fan running full speed all time

    It might be due to the high ambient temperatures, I've noticed my fan is on most if not all the time. There are no fault codes though.
  9. Try reading the fault codes that should help a lot.
  10. JasonH

    Newbie questions

    I'm not sure. The engine revs will be different in 5th and 6th but everything coming out of the gearbox (drive shafts, differential etc.) will be spinning at a speed related to the road speed whatever gear you are in.
  11. JasonH

    e60 530d juddering when braking

    It could be the wheel bearing. One of mine was a little lumpy when side pressure was applied to the wheel. Otherwise it seemed OK. That caused an occasional judder when braking and cornering. It is usually the big bush in the front upper control arm though.
  12. JasonH

    e60 530d juddering when braking

    This is pretty normal. The Torx is totally inadequate for the job. If you have new arms then you may as well cut the old ones off with an angle grinder. If you've started the nut turning then cleaning the threads with a wire brush (or cutting the exposed threads off with an angle grinder) lots of penetrating oil, then pressure under the balljoint with a jack and you might spin the nut off with an air impact gun. If you want much better access if you remove the brake caliper pins, hang the caliper out of the way, remove the caliper carrier then the brake disc, there are 4 or 5 bolts 10mm heads that allow the brake disc shield to be removed. With that off you can really get to the problem.
  13. JasonH

    Advice on E60 540i v8

    If it's a safety recall then a BMW Main Dealer will repair it for free, no problem at all.
  14. JasonH

    How the hell..

    Is there any part of your car that is original. From what I've read you've replaced everything!!!! My car is also almost a new car underneath!!