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    2004 Alpina B3s, 1998 540i Touring, 2013 R1200GS LC, Mk1 Mini Cooper S
  1. 540i INPA readings

    Don't know about the cam/vanos readings as mine is a non vanos car but the rest looks ok to me. Have you got a screen shot of the analog 1 and smoothness values? If it's intermittent I wouldn't have thought it was related to the chain change unless you've not properly located an electrical connector or vac hose.
  2. Whats your favorite e34 colour ?

    Saw this at the weekend. My favourite colour, Daytona Violet, (looks a bit dark in the photo), even better if it was on a touring.
  3. Help! Can't get intake manifold off.

    You'll get away without disconnecting the alternator loom as long as its free to move around and you've got the plastic sparkplug/head cover off. The one that runs down the front of the engine and you can't see what it is, is for the oil level, to disconnect it you/ll have to take the engine undertray off, it's plugged into the triangular sensor on the bottom of the sump. You'll then have to unclip it, I think 3 of them and feed it back up to the top of the engine. Once you've done that one all the drivers side engine loom can be moved out of the way and you should be ready to go.
  4. Mild exhaust problem.....

    Part 17 should be screwed tight into the body. Maybe its rusted away????
  5. Mild exhaust problem.....

    Part 17 is a stud that screws into the body, the exhaust hanger bolts to it with a nut and square/pyramid shaped washer, the top of which locates around a similar shaped protrusion on the body, if it's flush with the body, it's done up.
  6. Help! Can't get intake manifold off.

    Right hand drive cars are way harder as the loom is connected on both sides of the engine bay. I've had mine off a few times and have found you need to do the following: Unplug the sensors for cam, ASC, TPS, MAP thermostat, fuel vent, coolant temp, knock, MAF, inlet temp and oil level and feed them all back so they're free above the manifold. Also need to cut the tie wraps that hold the loom to the back of the manifold and back of the engine on the passenger side, there's 2 or three. Make sure the loom to the alternator is free too but no need to disconnect. Remove the fuel rail while the manifold is still attached to the engine. Remove both the nuts and the spacers that hold the manfiold on. You should now have enough slack to get the manifold out from under the loom by lifting it clear of the studs and pulling forward.
  7. E34 M5 Homebase Worcester

    Lovely looking M5 in my favourite colour.
  8. Remote locking stopped working

    When the boot lid handle micro switch failed on my e46 it affected the central locking in a similar way but it also blew a fuse at the same time. Not sure if that's helpful info or not.
  9. Remote locking stopped working

    Have you checked the fuses associated with the central locking and solenoids? I think they're by the battery. If one has gone and you replace it and it blows again it's likely the failed fuel filler solenoid or boot switch is shorting out.
  10. E39 540i Misfire Rough Running

    Cats were replaced at BMW about 5 years ago, I've got the bill in the history file for mucho dinero!! However it's BMW's joint that was leaking as they had cut the joint to the centre box longer on one side than the other so the split in the sleeve wasn't over the pipe, I've cut them symmetrically and put new sleeves and clamps. The manifold leak is only audible when it's cold, as it heats up it goes away which is why I had discounted it but yes I'd agree with you that a leak before the o2 sensors would mess up the mixture. Will do it and see what happens.
  11. E39 540i Misfire Rough Running

    So I've fixed the small exhaust leak in the joint between the centre box and the cat on the right hand side and it's made a massive difference. Can't really understand why a tiny leak behind the cats and o2 sensors would make it run rough but it's a lot better, there is a little leak in the manifold to downpipe joint too, maybe I'll sort that and it'll be 100%
  12. 530D not starting when warm

    If the diesel is like the petrols the ecu must get a signal from the CPS to show the starter motor is turning the engine over before it delivers any fuel
  13. e39 540i touring on eBay, too much trouble??

    I'd be more worried about the rust, especially what looks like a major problem by the front left jacking point. I'd want to check the boot floor too, if the tailgate is leaking, water is likely to have got into the spare wheel well, mine's had some welding in the boot floor because of this. I paid £1500 for mine which is virtually identical with some electrical issues but none of the rust, I've still not fixed the misfire almost six months later!!!!
  14. E39 540i Misfire Rough Running

    Swapped the TPS from the DSC with the one on the throttle body and no change. There's a little bit of a tappet tick on bank one so took the cam cover off and none of the lifters are squishy and none seem to be jammed so pretty sure I can rule that out too. Every time I think about it my first reaction is that there's a vacuum leak but I've replaced what was needed to fix the vacuum leaks that were present and done vacuum tests and the garage did a smoke test all of which said no leak, just can't figure it out.
  15. My M5 Rebuild wont start :(

    I dont think your error message is anything to do with the car it's your computer/DIS/INPA. Try to get INPA set up and working as it's easier, follow the installation instructions for the software again I think you've probably missed a step or got something wrong, maybe to do with the COM port settings or the cable software.