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  1. Steve AD

    Poor mpg 530d

    Takes up to 15 miles to warm up a Diesel engine,so if you are around town a lot your miles will be poor..mine runs 28 average.i done a 280 mike around trip a few weeks ago and used 1/4 of a tank..
  2. I’m not going to say your wrong,but,and there’s always a but lol.mine always pulls away in second,if I select semi auto and select 1st the difference is huge,not a little different but exactly what you would expect between 1st and 2nd in the difference..2nd has a slight slippage feel,where as 1st is 100% normal.again,it’s how my head sees this rightly or wrongly
  3. If it’s a diesel auto then they don’t use first gear,pull away in second...as do holding on to the gear that’s usually a sign it’s exhaaust is regenerating...put it in 4th and run it up your local big roads at 70 for 30-40mins. Should clear it nicely...
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    E60 gearbox slipping

    I e said it for a few years,I would never recommend an e60 diesel to anyone,to many problems that pop up All too regular..I was contemplating a 640d but just don’t trust the brand anymore..mine will stay till it needs something I deem more than ots worth then I’ll part ex or sell cheap..I’d also be honest rather than rob somebody blind.
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    DPF removed and new MOT checks May 2018

    Could be as simple as a good remap guy slightly increasing boost...much more car savvy people than I’ll ever be will help you on here
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    E60 gearbox slipping

    Sussex are superb with TQs if that’s not the problem then it won’t make a difference obviously...
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    E60 gearbox slipping

    You can buy an additive for your gearbox to help with slip..if it fixes or massively helps then you have your answer
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    E60 gearbox slipping

    If it is TQ then see Sussex autos..
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    That looks seriously smooth and super fast
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    Clean MOT and power steering fixed!

    Mine just past it’s MoT..no advisory’s...£24 total cost...sometimes I love my 535d..spent a small fortune last year so I did have high hopes of a few trouble free ones
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    Vicious circle, dealing with mechanics is

    How much was all that paintwork and wheel refurb out of curiosity may need some doing myself and was curious to f costs these days
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    New Wheeler Dealers

    The oz wheels always looked beautiful I thought
  13. I’ve seen this on mine on the very odd occasion over the last 6years,never lost any coolant so assumed it’s fine..
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    Warning light

    That flashed up on mine the other week when the window I tried to wind down was frozen...went away and never came back
  15. My third brake was stuck on,when I’ve went in the boot it’s wet as hell,the carpet only as far as o can tell,I’ll pull it all out tomorrow..everything else is fine..I pulled the fuse on the light...Wednesday before gets heavy snow seems to have move the seal from window to boot
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    Gearbox fault?

    That’s a lot like mine,also at 70mph as an example if I gently accelerate I can see and here the revs raise the mpg gauge drop but doesn’t move away as should,until it feels like it’s dropped a gear and away
  17. I’ve got brand new pumps and mine is piss weak aswell...is there a filter under the wheel arch ?? Not actually in the pumps
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    DPF removed and new MOT checks May 2018

    Ah the old dpf threat again.....never happen,if it does I’m ok for now,but the day mine blocks it’s getting gutted....
  19. Steve AD

    retrofit e61 headlamps to the e60

    New bulbs or ballast
  20. Steve AD

    Do glow plugs affect DPF regeneration?

    They do yes,they pulse through the regen process as far as I’m aware..
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    Gearbox fault?

    All vac hoses changed recently for oem.. funny enough,it went to a local garage first with a power loss issue and that guy send one of the actuators was very stiff..who knows,I need a bmw genius to figure it out..
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    Gearbox fault?

    What were your symptoms....I’ve got no rev fluctuations or jittering at all,box is silky smooth but and it’s a big but,there’s like a big flat spot,it’s nearly always there and has been for the last 6years of ownership. At day 70mph if I accelerate there little linear pull it’s like a flat spot then gear drops and away...as I said earlier,I’ve owned 2.0tdis that felt so much nicer in general,not as quick obviously,justdoesnt feel effortless as a diesel should
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    Gearbox fault?

    Specialist said if the service didn’t cure it was probably TQ...so I’m now 99.9% sure it’s that..Sussex’s autos do upgraded TQ for £200..they either send off the shelf or refurb...I’ll definitely be ordering soon...I’m assuming when you say TQ clutch you mean the actual TQ ??
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Funnily enough I’ve just ordered some h7 bulbs and the led halo lights..nice n cheap..I’ll see when fitted if it was worth it
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    Back in a bmw! 535d time...

    As for remapping,there seems to be lots of very happy people have had this done and 9/10 get the exhaust gutted at the same time...usually makes 350bhp and around 700nm torque. im 50/50 on selling up or painting/wrapping and remap the engine... when they run right they really are a great all round car your area if I remember correctly you want Simon from emaps to do the work.never used personality but I’ve owned BMW’s for over 10years and he’s the standout name in my opinion