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    2009 525d E60 LCI M sport

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  1. mike.

    BMW Electrical Recall

    Don't wait for bmw to write to you check you cars here https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
  2. mike.

    After 3 years with Mercedes..I’m back

    That spec sounds like a one i had for a week as a courtesy car. Estoril blue. Wide screen DVD playing Sat nav. Bit of a rocket ship. You'll love it, enjoy
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Somehow managed to find the time to wash it. Snow foamed it with bilt hamber autofoam. Used some auto finesse lather shampoo for a 2 bucket method wash. With all this nice weather I've been itching to give it a wax but haven't had the chance, so thought I'd go all out and used some fusso king of gloss which cured nice n quickly so was wiped of in no time. To finish off used some trusty meguairs endurance tyre gel, then was of back inside before the Mrs had a chance to have a moan
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Picked her up the garage yesterday. Wouldn't 're gen. All 6 Glow plugs and control unit replaced. Got them to 're gen it for my and fix the AC which hasn't worked dincebi bought it. Soot levels down from 51 to 12 now and icy cold air. Hefty bill though
  5. mike.

    Buying part worn tyres

    I've had part worns on my e92 in the past and never had any issues. True you don't know the history of a tyre is or what impacts it's taken although you can help reduce risk by doing simple checks for tread levels, avoiding time bombs with sidewall repairs etc. A tyre could have 7/8ml tread but checking the DOT code could then reveal it's 10 years old which could result in the tread cracking up. Bought the e60 a few years ago and had to replace the tyres over Xmas, with it being the family car, kids in the back and all that decided to go with new Goodyear eagle f1s all round, not cheap on 19's but I recall some smug comment i read online during a discussion about used tyres "if you can't afford new tyres your driving the wrong car" lol If your on 19"s sometimes it can be such a ball ache to find decent ones the correct size used it's less hassle just to buy new and not have to worry about replacing them for some time,
  6. mike.

    Anyone know what this means?

    Cheers. Had both stats replaced over Xmas so the cars reaching mid 90's. How do i go about checking coolant temp and exhaust back pressure?
  7. Ran a diagnostics with carly after the DPF warning popped up and got the following. Motor Control: Engine / Motor particulate filter system Code: 00480A Glow plug cylinder 2, control Code: 004222 particulate filter system Code: 00481A I'm guessing I need to sort this for the car to 're gen. Any idea what sort of cost these parts may be? I had the heated going control replaced on my e92 4 pot a while back, and remember it costing quite a bit of labour
  8. mike.

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Snow foamed using bilt hamber auto foam and pressure washed off. Applied soft 99 fusso wax last week, didn't have time for a full wash, but the autofoam did an amazing job. For a snow foam n rinse only
  9. mike.

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Driving along this morning, and the flippin drivers wiper came off. Typical for it to happen on a day like today pouring it down on the way to be somewhere. £80 I wasn't expecting to fork out today
  10. mike.

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Fitted a new pair of Goodyear eagle f1s on the rear spiders, old tyres were badly worn, fitted a pair of eagle f1s on the front last month so hopefully should be ok tyres wise for a while!
  11. mike.

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    pics please or we don't believe you
  12. thanks for the replies, I suppose my main question was on an 7/8 year old car does it really matter where it's been serviced as long as it's been done properly come resale time. I might try a few other Indys as using an ECP discount the oil and filters came to £102, strangely Bm TECH won't allow you to bring your own oil+and filters in
  13. I've an 09 525d bought with FBMWSH from the same dealer, I've used the same dealer for an oil service (£175) since owning the car it's due a major service soon, (Engine oil service with microfilter, air filter & fuel filter) bmw value service site advertises this as £523. A local Indy (BM TECH Manchester) do this for £302 using Petronas oil, Bosch/Man filters and BMW oil filter. when getting quotes for an oil change in the past I've found the Bmw value line not much dearer than Indys so ive gone with bmw, but a £200 premium, is it worth it?
  14. mike.

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    handy little feature the mirror fold coding, another one I found useful was coding out the voltage check for the reverse led's i fitted, they used the strobe like a police car on start on before which is a bit embarssing
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