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  1. Killen

    DPF removed and new MOT checks May 2018

    This is an update on an earlier thread I posted about DPF removal and the new MOT checks. I put my 2006 e60 535d remapped car in for an MOT this week. It has the DPF and EGR deleted and produces 384BHP. It did fail the MOT, but on front anti roll bar links. No problems with emissions. That's after the garage spent over £6k for new equipment to check emissions. Panic over.....until our leaders have another 'bash the motorist' go at this.
  2. Killen

    DPF removed and new MOT checks May 2018

    Yes Garagewire seem to be pushing this story. Just hope it never happens. Don't fancy having to buy a complete DPF and recode the system to cope with this. What I wondered was; could you get away with just fitting it for the NOT and removing afterwards. In other words leave software alone. not sure how difficult it would be to keep replacing and removing the dpf.
  3. I have a 2006 e60 535d which was bought chipped to 384 bhp with DPF and EGR deleted. the car sails through MOTs and is a joy to drive. Best I think I've ever owned. I have seen in the press etc that there is a proposal to introduce a tougher MOT to check there is a DPF fitted. At present only requires a visual check and passing of a smoke test. My MOT is due in June. Does this mean I will have to find a DPF which has not been altered and also get the software re the DPF returned to acknowledge a DPF is fitted. I think I won't be alone here and wonder what other people think needs to be done.
  4. maybe pop BAUS a PM as he has done this sort of thing lots JJ That sound good. How would I go about doing this? Are their experts out their that can do this? Is it expensive? Baus sent me a message but didn't come back to me. Not had any spare time to sort this, but will before my MOT in June
  5. That sound good. How would I go about doing this? Are their experts out their that can do this? Is it expensive?
  6. I have a 2006 E60 335d which the previous owner converted to have the later LCI headlights. He told me the conversion was professionally carried out, but I get Error messages that the front right and left parking light bulbs have failed. I knew this when I bought the car and the parking lights work fine. Finally got round to looking into this and thought the problem is that the LEDs don't take enough current for the lamp monitoring unit. Was looking on Ebay and can see some angel eye lamps with resistor included so thought simple enough will need to get some. I have also come across a wiring diagram from the German e60-forum.de which shows the wiring differences between the two type of headlights and I can see that there are wires for a parking light 1st ring and a parking light 2nd ring on the older units. So its seems that there is only one angel eye bulb in the LCI units and two in the older units. I thought I would check this and its correct, the inner dipped Xenon light has the angel eye LED bulb and there isn't a bulb in the outer main beam Halogen unit. At the same time I noticed that the inner LED unit was exactly like the ones on Ebay and they had a resistor in circuit. So great don't need to buy new angel eyes. So why am I getting the Error message? I think that maybe my car lamp monitoring unit is looking for two parking lamps in each headlight unit. If this is so, then I need to kid it that a second lamp exists by fitting a resistor across the parking light 2nd ring wire and ground. From the wiring diagram this is a white/red cable connecting to terminal or pin No 5 in the headlight connector. I was wondering if anyone can confirm what I think is the problem. Also I think that the easiest way to get at the wires is to remove the headlights. Some very good videos on Youtube on how to do this. On the same subject, the dipped headlights (Xenon) are pretty poor in my opinion. I also have an Audi TT with Xenon dipped headlights and they seem much better. Driving on motorways at night I find when the car is on its own (no other car headlights or street lights) the road ahead is a bit dim. I have read that different Ballasts can make a difference or should I be looking at better bulbs. I suspect the lamps are standard 35W HID lamps. The ballasts are loose boxes with no manufacturers name simply stating "35W Ballast for HID Xenon bulbs WARNING CANCELLER V 9-16V, P 35W nom Model B-11". Any suggestions here?
  7. Killen

    Newbie from Telford

    Sorry must have added 4 its only 384bhp. This is what's been done to it by the previous owner:- The DPF was removed and EGR deleted, along with Custom rolling road remap by BW Chip Tune with dyno printout 384bhp and 683nm of torque (Jason at BW chiptune is known as the best in the country with these engines, just have a read on google. The printout of the power curve shows it is not sudden and builds up slowly. I have heard of other being taken up to 500bhp. Frightening when you think my e46 330d was only 184bhp with the same basic engine.
  8. Killen

    Newbie from Telford

    Hi Just upgraded from a 330d E46 manual to an 535d E60 auto and so far loving it. Its a 2006 with upgraded gearbox, 635 19" M sport wheels and has been remapped to produce 388bhp. The previous owner has left me with some problems though as he fitted LED spotlights and later headlights with LED parking lights so get bulb failure alarms at start up. Sorted the fog lights so far and will sort the parking lights next. Not sure though whether to fit special Angel eye lamps that take more power or add resistor yet. I am also not too happy with the brightness of the Xenon headlights. Have read changing to better quality ballast may improve this. Needs the SatNav DVD player fixing too as laser defunct. Looking forward to getting involved in this site and hope its as good as the Audi TT owners site which I also belong to.