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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. New Wheeler Dealers

    The oz wheels always looked beautiful I thought
  4. I’ve seen this on mine on the very odd occasion over the last 6years,never lost any coolant so assumed it’s fine..
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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....
  10. retrofit e61 headlamps to the e60

    New bulbs or ballast
  11. Do glow plugs affect DPF regeneration?

    They do yes,they pulse through the regen process as far as I’m aware..
  12. 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..
  13. 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
  14. 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 ??
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Back in a bmw! 535d time...

    First of all. Congrats,hope it brings you a few years of trouble free fun...I’ve had my swirl flaps done recently just as precaution,probably would be fine but whilst I was having other work it cost me not much more to have this done
  18. Gearbox fault?

    My box has been a constant concern of mine,sometimes feels fine but sometimes,usually when cold it always feels like the clutch is slipping. (Auto535) had the box serviced aswell as a few other bits n bobs,seemed better for a short while but ultimately it’s just not as impressive as I think it should be.ive driven 2.0tdi that feel so much torque filled which they should not compare...solution could be one of a million things...
  19. Gearbox fault?

    Guessing this is why it was for sale...I couldn’t do that personally...go back to seller and have a word
  20. Had my 535D on the dyno this weekend!

    He’s got a very good reputation and has sorted mine of all it’s problems...might start smaller and see how it goes..
  21. Had my 535D on the dyno this weekend!

    Mine a pre lci. (2006) delete remap and intercooler is all that’s required...Wagner intercoolers...how much are these alone ? The last time I had major surgery under the bonnet my local specialist said he could remap for me up to 400bhp,as much as ivw replaced bits n bobs my engine is solid and well maintained
  22. Had my 535D on the dyno this weekend!

    What are the costs in these mods to reach around 400 bhp ??? Roughly
  23. Had my 535D on the dyno this weekend!

    Was ready to sell mine but reading this has me tempted to play
  24. Voltage...

    Use the secret menu to monitor volts output....mine was up and down visibly so alternator it was..£150 later and all been good for about a year..I was getting regular tyre pressure and gearbox warnings together
  25. I just remember emaps and Simon.could be the same guy..had a fantastic reputation at the old bmw forum