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    E60 530D 2006 - E90 320D Msport 2007 - Ducati 999 - VFR 800 - Ninja 650

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  1. Misterbish

    530D Engine & Transmission Mounts A Quick How To

    I wasn't in any particular hurry but start to finish was about 5 hours,
  2. Misterbish

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Couldn't for the life of me get it out through the bottom or the top of the engine must of spent 30 minutes trying every way i could, in the end removing the heat shield and hydraulic line was the only way to make room, maybe its different on mine as you see you have a 535D
  3. Finally got around to changing my engine and transmission mounts, did it on my driveway with the front of car up on ramps, not much space under there. 2006 E60 530D Removed all the underside covers running down the centre of the car including aluminum support plate loosened all the engine mount bolts from the top of the car. Starting with the N/S took off the 2 TORX bolts from either side of the engine mount Using a block of wood and a trolly jack i then lifted the engine via the block of wood on the sump, Wood and trolly jack positioned as far over on the sump to the N/S as i could get it. Raised the engine as far as needed approx 4 to 5cm. Removed N/S engine mount from the top of the car, reconnected vacuum line to new engine mount loosely tighten both Torx bolts, lower engine very slowly back onto new engine mount, main centre bolt on engine mount might need some persuasion to align and poke through the hole in the engine mount bracket. Re-fit16mm centre bolt on the new engine mount but leave loose for now, this will help when raising the O/S engine mount and not put too much strain on your new N/S engine mount. O/S take off the 2 TORX bolts from either side of the engine mount. Release the turbo to intercooler hose from the intercooler side. Using a block of wood and a trolly jack again i lifted the engine via the block of wood on the sump, Wood and trolly jack positioned as far over on the sump to the O/S as i could get it. Raised the engine as far as needed approx 4 to 5cm. Removed the Steering column to steering rack heat shield Place an empty container under the car just under were you removed the steering rack heat shield From the top of the car look down at the steering rack where its meets with the steering column you will see the power steering hose union bolts, loosen the one nearest the engine, let all the fluid drain out. Remove the union bolt pull away the hydraulic hose and replace the union bolt to stop any dirt getting into the steering rack. From underneath the car you can now remove the O/S engine mount rearwards back up and over the steering rack Reconnect vacuum line to new engine mount loosely tighten both Torx bolts, lower engine very slowly back onto the new engine mount, main centre bolt on engine mount again might need some persuasion to align and poke through the hole in the engine mount bracket. Re-fit the hydraulic hose making sure to haven't lost any of the 2 crush washers, i used a broom stick wedged between both hydraulic hoses so when tightening the union nut the hose stayed in the correct position and orientation. Re-fit steering column to steering rack heat shield Torque up all the engine mounting bolts Re-fill hydraulic steering reservoir Replacing the transmission mount loosen the underside exhaust heat shied so it can be slid back and forth to aid access to the O/S transmission mounting bracket bolts, remove these 3 bolts. Remove the N/S 3 transmission mounting bracket bolts Remove the lower 13mm nut in the middle of the transmission mounting bracket that attached to the bottom of the rubber mount. Reach up directly above where the lower 13mm bolt was to find the 13mm top bolt on the top of the transmission mounting bracket and remove it. Transmission mounting bracket and rubber will now come away Replace the rubber mount Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure. Reverse the car of the ramps Check your hydraulic steering fluid level, turn the steering wheel lock to lock a few times to displace any trapped air, and check fluid level again. Enjoy your new vibration free car.
  4. Misterbish

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Finally got around to changing my engine and transmission mounts, did it on my driveway with the front of car up on ramps, not much space under there. 2006 E60 530D Removed all the underside covers running down the centre of the car including aluminum support plate loosened all the engine mount bolts from the top of the car. Starting with the N/S took off the 2 TORX bolts from either side of the engine mount Using a block of wood and a trolly jack i then lifted the engine via the block of wood on the sump, Wood and trolly jack positioned as far over on the sump to the N/S as i could get it. Raised the engine as far as needed approx 4 to 5cm. Removed N/S engine mount from the top of the car, reconnected vacuum line to new engine mount loosely tighten both Torx bolts, lower engine very slowly back onto new engine mount, main centre bolt on engine mount might need some persuasion to align and poke through the hole in the engine mount bracket. Re-fit16mm centre bolt on the new engine mount but leave loose for now, this will help when raising the O/S engine mount and not put too much strain on your new N/S engine mount. O/S take off the 2 TORX bolts from either side of the engine mount. Release the turbo to intercooler hose from the intercooler side. Using a block of wood and a trolly jack again i lifted the engine via the block of wood on the sump, Wood and trolly jack positioned as far over on the sump to the O/S as i could get it. Raised the engine as far as needed approx 4 to 5cm. Removed the Steering column to steering rack heat shield Place an empty container under the car just under were you removed the steering rack heat shield From the top of the car look down at the steering rack where its meets with the steering column you will see the power steering hose union bolts, loosen the one nearest the engine, let all the fluid drain out. Remove the union bolt pull away the hydraulic hose and replace the union bolt to stop any dirt getting into the steering rack. From underneath the car you can now remove the O/S engine mount rearwards back up and over the steering rack Reconnect vacuum line to new engine mount loosely tighten both Torx bolts, lower engine very slowly back onto the new engine mount, main centre bolt on engine mount again might need some persuasion to align and poke through the hole in the engine mount bracket. Re-fit the hydraulic hose making sure to haven't lost any of the 2 crush washers, i used a broom stick wedged between both hydraulic hoses so when tightening the union nut the hose stayed in the correct position and orientation. Re-fit steering column to steering rack heat shield Torque up all the engine mounting bolts Re-fill hydraulic steering reservoir Replacing the transmission mount loosen the underside exhaust heat shied so it can be slid back and forth to aid access to the O/S transmission mounting bracket bolts, remove these 3 bolts. Remove the N/S 3 transmission mounting bracket bolts Remove the lower 13mm nut in the middle of the transmission mounting bracket that attached to the bottom of the rubber mount. Reach up directly above where the lower 13mm bolt was to find the 13mm top bolt on the top of the transmission mounting bracket and remove it. Transmission mounting bracket and rubber will now come away Replace the rubber mount Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure. Reverse the car of the ramps Check your hydraulic steering fluid level, turn the steering wheel lock to lock a few times to displace any trapped air, and check fluid level again. Enjoy your new vibration free car.
  5. Misterbish

    Importing mobile numbers to iDrive

    If you have a LCI CCC with the shortcut buttons while in a active call with the number you want to store, press and hold whatever shortcut button you want to associate with that number to store it as a shortcut.
  6. Misterbish

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Many thanks for that GoNz0, I have a spare one in the garage and want to give it a good clean in case I need to re-fit it come MOT time
  7. Misterbish

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Any chance of a write up of what you did and the cleaning products you used
  8. Yes it should start up about 20 seconds after you switch on the AC and if your compressor is working ok then that could be your problem
  9. Is the radiator fan coming on when you have the A/C running
  10. Misterbish

    Red battery malfunction

    I had similar a few weeks back only came on a couple of times over the course of a week, the rest of the time the car was fine, changed the crankshaft pulley and all is well
  11. Misterbish

    X5 for my 530d?

    Road tax will also be a lot more than your 530d
  12. Misterbish

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Replaced my crankshaft pulley, quite an easy job, done from the top of the car under 1 hour
  13. Hi I'm running with 20mm up front and 30mm rears, on 245/45/18 tyres and 30mm drop on the suspension and only get rubbing over extreme humps in the road
  14. Misterbish

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Changed the brake fluid, and gave it a quick wash
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