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  1. kitaismith

    E60 2005 520D - Not sure what the problem is

    There's no smoke coming from the exhaust unless I'm doing the back pressure test using DIS. Also the exhaust is straight. Not pointing down or up. Hope that makes sense. Attached are my codes using insta/d The brake fluid level in the reservoir is actually just under full, so not sure why it's showing as low.
  2. kitaismith

    E60 2005 520D - Not sure what the problem is

    I don't have any heater or blower on at all. Also regarding dpf, how do you know for sure that your dpf hasn't been removed. I only ask because it just passed the MOT same day I got it. I was under the assumption that it will fail MOT if it doesn't have a dpf filter.
  3. Hi Guys, Long time lurker first time poster here. Recently acquired a 2005 Manual 520D E60 (M47 T2). It's done 193k and needs a bit of TLC. The glow plugs and relay needs changing, main thermostat (just changed the egr thermostat to get my feet wet), inlet manifolds cleaned, egr cleaned, dpf cleaned and so on. The car drives ok albeit I can feel that it's been held back power wise mainly due to the things I mentioned above but no limp mode. I plan to tackle them all and try to do 90% of it myself with the exceptions of things like DPF cleaning. Also have a diagnostic cable along with the relevant software's like INPA, DIS etc. I'm a quick learner and I really want to know more about my car because I'd like to keep it for a while. This is the first time I'm trying to work on any car, kinda scary and exciting at the same time and it's addictive. Now to the main point, if I put in the key and switch on the ignition (pressing the start/stop button) without turning the power on (like when you're doing diagnostics), I'm getting this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3oKzNouUSI As I said I really can't tell what's making that noise and why, so I'm hoping somebody has an idea. It's been like that since I got it and it drives fine and stuff. Please any help would be greatly appreciated