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    BMW E61 520D, LCI Facelift

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  1. dj1233

    E60 Parking sensors

    Can be water getting in to the connector, I had one that suffered this in heavy rain. i used electrical contact cleaner then sprayed in GT85 and not had the problem the last year or so.
  2. i've got the E61 LCI but with the older engine, 07 plate. So its one of the last older engines but with the LCI facelifted exterior and interior. I drove some newer ones which had the timing chain issues but did not want to take the risk. I drive mine on varied roads for commuting and 400+ mile road trips. Averaged 20k miles a year or so, and maintain the car myself. For me this has the best balance of power, performance, reliability & cost of ownership. One of the perks being its light on its feet and can get 30k from a set of tyres . . . On average i get just over 40MPG (calculated correctly, not via trip computer) and my driving style is more spirited than fuel saver. on a long motorway journey at 'motorway' speeds it gets to the mid/high 40's. it took me about 6 months to find the one i wanted and eventually got. They are out there but need to be patient!
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    160 bhp / 177 bhp

    or just look under the bonnet. New engine, 177bhp, has a more traditional airbox shape. Not the cylindrical one located right above the turbo.
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    Advise please,

    What car and engine?
  5. £240 an hour labour?! don't think you've got your figures right there. Usually its £100 an hour or so, depending where in the country you are.
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    Loss of power going through a corner

    Does your throttle position change? EG is it when you are accelerating out of a corner it happens or also when you maintain throttle position.
  7. dj1233

    E60 520d Rattle - HELP

    usually it'll be anti roll bar drop links especially over rough/uneven ground. Once you remove them you'll know as the joint moves around freely and has no resistance.
  8. dj1233

    E61 in the snow

    ContiWinter Contacts are what i have too. A very good tyre for this snow, slush road/weather condition. The car feels planted, as if you have summer tyres on a dry day!
  9. dj1233

    Odd Issue N47 Lacking Power

    Have you got a code reader? When i found mine doing something similar, creating a large flat spot in the rev range i change 2 sensors: Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor & Charged Air intake Temperature Sensor. This cured my issue and the car now drives as it should again. Both sensors are pretty cheap, about £30 a piece (autodoc is a good place to look).
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    Soot around Intake adjuster unit?!

    the belt on your alternator is the wrong way round . . . . .
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    Help! Intermittent heater 520d 07 plate

    as in the heat coming through, or the fans working?
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Best thing to use is a marine grease/blue grease. Its designed to be used in applications where exposure to fresh & salt water occurs, ensuring bearings are kept lubricated and keeping rust at bay. Always used this on Motorcycle headstock bearings due to their exposure to the elements.
  13. Being an E61 with rear air bags, do you have to tell the bags to sit higher? Or does the car simply ensure the rear is always level the front.
  14. dj1233

    What do you think of BMW 530D AUTO E60?

    Depends on the year, mileage, how its been looked after. What car are you looking at, any more details?
  15. impressive if he had found one then!