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  1. 530i smoke smell in cabin cold start

    Sounds like a hole in the manifold. Typical symptoms
  2. I feel your pain..my 2006 535d has been an absolute pain in the arse from day 1...problem is that when it’s all working i love it...had it 6 years now and am hoping to hold onto it for another year or two max. i think if anything else died on it I’d give up.. 640d next I think....love them,but this 5 has really got me questioning bmw reliability
  3. To LCI or not?

    Go lci.....the pre lci in general has way to many issues..I've got a pre lci on "56" I never miss a service and don't look for cheap parts,I honestly tear it well.i e spent over 3k this year alone on it and if I wanted the full thing like the day I bought it,god knows how much I'd have to spend had over 6years and I'd guess I've nearly bought it twice
  4. New Tyres and handling feels naff

    Just fitted 4new uniroyal rain sport 3s...coming from firestone run flats which were garbage..mine took a few miles to settle in which I've never ever experienced before. It wobbly and strange.but after a week or two they seem very good.no Mrs wheelspin when it slightly wet or greasy. The improved comfort is most definitely due to leaving run flats £110 a corner with very good economy and wet ratings..if that even means anything
  5. 530d no power till after 3500rpm help

    Can be lots of things but I'll bet it's just a boost hose,very cheap easy fix..530d is single turbo..think it's the vacuum a hole causes that's makes the car very slow before boost kicks in...I'll assume the pressure is to much once the engine is high Reving
  6. 530d no power till after 3500rpm help

    had this twice with my 535...was boost hose both times,the smallest of holes,unseen by eye will cause this...mine was super slow before 2500-3000
  7. i drive monitor screen

    I've got exactly the same problem with mine,and I only got it 5 years ago as a refurb unit from BMW...repair when it finally calls it a day unless I sell by then
  8. E60 530D...Pre 2K lag, any ideas?

    Torque converter would be my guess
  9. Antenna Amplifier

    Mines doing similar and also my ccc randomly reboots itself maybe one day a week then it's ok.....who would ever buy BMW
  10. New to BMW

    That's very nice!! Enjoy
  11. 535ia Auto

    Looks nice enough.although I'd be questioning his ad..a dr who diy painted it ???? Why is he so upset to sell ? He's just put a new gearbox in it... It's due a service reading that aswell... maybe it's a really good one,I'm suspicious by nature..
  12. Loss of power

    Afternoon all, not exactly the best way to join a new forum but here goes. ive had my 2006 535d for about 5years,it's been a decent car but suffered a few hiccups,the latest being a loss of low down power. between 1500-2200rpm ish it's dead unless I floor it,then it takes off. just to note,it's always been a little flat,TC problem that I've kept putting off I think anyway. it seems a lot worse the warmer the car gets but again I could be imagining this around the doors in the morning it seems 90%better ive just ordered a c110 code reader that hopefully will point to the problem/s any advice here would be greatly appreciated
  13. E60 LCI Auto Transmission Fault!

    At worst TC are only £200
  14. E60 LCI Auto Transmission Fault!

    Lol just read your earlier post
  15. E60 LCI Auto Transmission Fault!

    They actually sound perfect for you after reading there web page
  16. E60 LCI Auto Transmission Fault!

    Infact a google search shows A ZF box specialist in Newcastle austrin engineering they are called..maybe with a chat
  17. E60 LCI Auto Transmission Fault!

    Somewhere in the back of my head I seem to remember a zf specialist shop in Stockton....could be wrong but worth a google
  18. Interior wood trim

    That does seem a strange colour combo..
  19. 535d seems slow

    Too far mash but we'd appreciate a general overview
  20. Anybody used e-maps? Any good?

    I've heard of the end aswell from past forums..another good reputation from what o remember..I mentioned Simon..never used him personally but I've heard nothing but very very good things about him.or put it this way,in 5-10 years of using these places I've never heard of an unhappy customer. he used to do a group discount as I'm sure the end did,excuse me if I'm wrong...the more that got it done the cheaper it was.
  21. 535d seems slow

    So what does 360 and 400'feelike in comparison to standard ? Here of people saying they can't feel any difference which would bother me a lot
  22. 535d seems slow

    There was or is a guy called Simon,emaps I think his business was called.he had a huge following and everyone had nothing but good things to say about him..these weren't generic maps but ones he made over the course of an hour or two with your car..this was a while ago but worth a look..around £350-400 if I remember right
  23. 535d seems slow

    This sounds quite likely actually,or atleat it makes sense in my head
  24. 535d seems slow

    What does £900 get you ? Bhp and torque wise I mean.. if I remember rightly the specialist I use quotes about £200 ish for 320-340 bhp maybe an extra 60-100 nm torque increase but don't quote me on that he also said for a few more pounds without exact figures it could easily be raised to 400bhp and 700NM torque must admit it sounds like fun but I'm in no rush..would mean a dpf delete for sure and I'd imagine you would need a vetter cooling system..I could be wildly wrong though
  25. 535d seems slow

    They definitely aren't the rocket ship that some make out they are....but and it's a big but,they do and always will leave an Astra 2.0cdti quite easily. like I said,it's as quick as a standard hot hatch..focus,Astra vxr Megan and sort of thing...it just feels different.i love the torquey feel of a diesel personally. with DTC completely disabled..(keep your finger on till it disables) for those that didn't realise,the car truly comes alive.aslong as you control the throttle and don't just plant then the power is quite impressive for a two tonne diesel