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  1. 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..
  2. 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
  3. Had my 535D on the dyno this weekend!

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

    Was ready to sell mine but reading this has me tempted to play
  5. 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
  6. I just remember emaps and Simon.could be the same guy..had a fantastic reputation at the old bmw forum
  7. BMW Warranty & "corrosion"

    6years I think
  8. Look up Simon of emaps I’m pretty sure it’s called,and if I remember rightly he’s in the Essex area,I could be wrong but he’s highly regarded at doing remaps
  9. I also had a very mild hum from the rear that some days sounded louder than others. Turned out to be tyres lol
  10. Thinking of buying 535d m sport

    When I part ex mine I’m expecting 3k at best and that’s trading...mine has 120k miles though
  11. Thinking of buying 535d m sport

    I’m in that area also
  12. Thinking of buying 535d m sport

    I feel exactly the same...wanted one for a year or two before I bought it...reliability wise it’s the worst car I’ve ever owned
  13. Thinking of buying 535d m sport

    Ccc cost me £1100 after a few months of owning car,it’s on the blink again lol thermostats..turbo hoses,egr valves air reservoir,gearbox service,possible torque convertor issues. also my paint work is horrendous which I’ll either have repainted or wrapped....I’d rather respray in truth but depends on prices.ccc refurb is £250. Wish I’d known...oh I’ve also had 3 battery’s and an alternator..really only the ccc refurb possibly the box in the bootwell can’t remember it’s name... but I’m looking at 640d now...I’ll either part ex come the time or make sure mine is 100% before selling private... as I said,when they are right they are superb,but it’s not if it goes wrong it’s when it goes wrong...
  14. Thinking of buying 535d m sport

    When this model is right it’s fantastic,but the pre lci models are flawed with many common problems..if everything works and the price is right it might be a good buy,but it could also be a money pit...mines cost me over 3k in repairs and upkeep this year alone
  15. 530i smoke smell in cabin cold start

    Sounds like a hole in the manifold. Typical symptoms
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. E60 530D...Pre 2K lag, any ideas?

    Torque converter would be my guess
  23. 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
  24. New to BMW

    That's very nice!! Enjoy
  25. 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..