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  1. 535dean

    Lost a inlet manifold washer

    I have also dropped one and spent hours searching before. I know use a small amount of superglue to hold them in when I go back on/ remove manifold again.
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    09 535d possible turbo failure?

    Thanks Jason. I have blanked the swirl flaps off already. I have a tiny bit of oil sweeping through them but nothing major.
  3. Hi everyone, i have an 09 e61 535d touring. I have had an error in my ecu for throttle actuator for a while (before car was remapped). The car drives fine and still does dpf regenerations when needed. I’m aware the throttle actuators can get oil in them and causes them to fail. I checked a while ago and had very minimal oil (expected amount) in the boost pipe up to the actuator. I have brought a new throttle and gone to fit it today and found oil everywhere around the throttle actuator. I took the boost pipe of and there is a fair amount of oil in the pipe but still not huge amounts. The car does not smoke and has all of its power. Anyone have any ideas on where I should go now? It already has the modified breather and has regular oil changes and doesn’t seem to be using oil weirdly. I suppose i need need to remove boost pipes from turbos and see if one is showing more signs of failure than the other? Anyone been through similar? Thanks in advance
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    535D What Additives

    I used some old Castro’s 2t I had from moto x days years ago. Think you can still buy it
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    535D What Additives

    I have used 2 stroke oil in my old e46 330d. The engine was noticeably quieter, didn’t notice any performance gains or mpg gain. I know others who have also said similar. I dont use additives in my 535d I just fill it with expensive diesel every now and again and do notice an improved mpg.
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    09 535d possible turbo failure?

    Yes I know that maybe I didn’t explain it well. There is basically a grove within the grove that the clip has worn away. Hard to see in the pic but it’s definitely wear and is not on the new throttle housing. Also so the clip on the boost pipe has worn paper thin one on side
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    09 535d possible turbo failure?

    Hi everyone, just an an update on this. I have taken the car apart today and think the cause is the boost pipe from the intercooler to the throttle housing. The clip that holds the pipe to the throttle has worn away and is very thin. When inspecting the throttle you can see the seal was sitting very wonky on it. The clip has actually cut in to the housing on the throttle. I expect I was loosing boost pressure from this and hence the oil blown around the engine bay under pressure. I took the intake pipe of on to on to the large turbo which had a bit of oil in but think it’s a normal amount due the the engine breather pipe attached to this. I have attached some some pics although not brilliant, what does anyone think, is it possible this is my problem? Thanks
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    Thump on take off ......

    Could be the prop shaft donut or the diff carrier bushes?
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    E60 oil separator/breather replacement

    Thanks, i just had a look on real oem and it lists the breather housing but not oil separator whereas previous engines do so looks like its normal. Thanks for your reply
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    Please help car won't start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would say this is more than likely a fuel starvation problem. Check fuel filter and the pre supply pump on the filter. I have had these fail before causing the symptoms you experience. Also your two codes left are both different sensors on the fuel rail.
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    E60 oil separator/breather replacement

    Can anyone tell me if it's 'normal' not to have any breather fitted at all? My 535 doesn't and a friends 330d doesn't either. Have these been removed on purpose do you think? Thanks
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    Buying new clutch and DMF

    I have fitted many clutches and flywheels before and never had a problem with Luk, Valeo or Sachs. I have had issues with ecp though sending kits that have been fitted etc. I now use allparts.
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    Angel eye question (sorry!)

    Thanks for the reply. I done the same an tucked the wiring down in the corners it's definitely not touching the heat sink on the led housing. Thanks
  14. Hi everyone, sorry for another angel eye question I just can't find an answer to my question. I have just just installed this Cree h8 kit on to my car that has adaptive xenons. http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/No-Error-H8-40W-CREE-LED-Angel-Eye-Halo-Light-Bulb-BMW-E82-E90-E92-E60-X5-X6-Z4-/201348571466 All is good and working. My question is I was unsure where to place all the resistor packs etc that are attached to the bulbs, at the moment I have feed them down in to the headlight. I was concerned about heat damage so left them on for a while and they did not get hot. Has anyone had issues with this before or am I worrying over nothing? Many thanks
  15. Hi everyone, i just wanted to make you aware my dad is a transmission specialist in nw London. He has been going for 30+ years. He does all manufactures both manual and automatic. He is very much in to BMW and Mercedes Benz. He does not have a website as he mainly does work within the motortrade. ( a few reviews online if you look around) If anyone has any transmission issues and want some advice/ quotes give him a call. Tell him you have come through the BMW forum as he's a BMW fan himself. Contact details diamond transmissions ltd. 2 minerva road Park Royal nw10 6hj 0208 4531629 ask for Roy
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    Heated seat/pdc button removal on lci

    Lovely thanks for the info
  17. Hi everyone, i have tried multiple searches but cant find any answers to my question. I need to replace my heated seat/pdc button on my 09 e61. I can't find any guides and don't want to damage anything. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? Im replacing the buttons as the coating has worn out (annoys me every time I get in the car and look at it) thanks in advance and sorry if this has been covered before I just can't find it!
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    Heated seat/pdc button removal on lci

    Thanks for the link. Is this the same procedure for an lci car though? I already have a set of trim tools so hopefully won't damage anything.
  19. Hi everyone, I have a 2009 e61 535d. I have the pro sat nav with 2009 maps. I brought a 2017 map update and fsc code from Bmw and have tried to update the maps via the USB port in glovebox but nothing happens? It should start straight away I thought? I have plugged my I phone in to the USB port but can't get it to play music through it but it will charge? My only other aux point that I know of is in the rear of the car and is a 3.5mm jack plug which does work. My i drive only shows aux front on the menu nothing about USB? Can an anyone help me please? Thanks
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    E61 LCI USB sat nav update help

    Yes haven't had a good play with it but it all seems to be that bit sharper and quicker. Maybe it's a placebo effect but it's working!
  21. Hi everyone, I have a 2009 e61 535d. I have the pro sat nav with 2009 maps. I brought a 2017 map update and fsc code from Bmw and have tried to update the maps via the USB port in glovebox but nothing happens? It should start straight away I thought? I have plugges my phone phone in to the USB port but can't get it to play music through it but it will charge? My only other aux point that I know of is in the rear of the car and is a 3.5mm jack plug which does work. My i drive only shows aux front on the menu nothing about USB? Can an anyone help me please? Thanks
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    Service oil recommendations

    I believe you a right it is Mobil oil. I was a Vauxhall technician many years ago and this oil was always well respected then.
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    Service oil recommendations

    I used gm long life 5w30 LL04 approved. Good oil and cheap
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    E61 LCI USB sat nav update help

    Hi everyone, just an update on this, I took my to Technosport BMW in north London. He was able to update all my control units without doing the dde and clearing the remap. My USB stick has now uploaded and I have the 2017 maps. Thanks again for the info
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    E61 lci sat nav update via USB

    Hi everyone, just an update on this, I took my to Technosport BMW in north London. He was able to update all my control units without doing the dde and clearing the remap. My USB stick has now uploaded and I have the 2017 maps. Thanks again for the info
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