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  1. Running temperature of a 525d

    IIRC that's a sign of the thermostat not working correctly (main &/or EGR). Best off changing them both and doing a coolant change too while you're at it.
  2. they're plastic stick on things too . . . .
  3. Hit & Run Help !

    See if you can process a claim through the Motor Insurance Bureau https://www.mib.org.uk/ as it's a hit & run/non fault. You pay into this pot when you buy insurance . . .
  4. Maybe you're onto something! all those additions could be Braille so they know it's their car
  5. Performance Diesel - big difference!

    you'd probably find it'll average out if it was exactly half and half.
  6. You can also use carparts4less. They are ECP sisters company (Item numbers are even the same). Usually works out a few quid cheaper too.
  7. Forum stickers

    These ones? http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/store/category/1-stickers/
  8. E61 520D MAP Sensor

    I ordered a new one from ECP/CP4L and they have sent the wrong version ( i think its for the LCI engine). Can anyone advise if they've got the one i need, from them at all? old; New;;
  9. Insurance Hike

    I've never had any renewal that's been competitive. I've either haggled to get it reduced, or as i usually do move elsewhere. My insurance last year was £700, this years renewal (with a claim made - not high value) was £900+. I still managed to get this years insurance (with a different company) for £750.
  10. Private reg newer than car - WHY NOT?

    To someone who isn't savvy and doesn't do a background check you could pass something off as newer. Especially as most cars only have a minor LCI in 10 years and unless you knew the differences it would be hard to spot. You could easily spend a few quid giving it the updated look to make it look genuine.
  11. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    New wheel bearing fitted, new MAP sensor was going to be fitted - but they've sent the wrong one, and summer wheels are back on the car.
  12. Opinions please....

    It definitely increases with the number, otherwise they'd struggle to convince you as to why the next model is X thousand more and worth it! Same as the Mercs, unless the C series is a C63 AMG or top end other version, the interior doesn't look as good as you'd expect or hope.
  13. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    2 x new tyres fitted. Ready for when the summer tyres are back on this weekend.
  14. Resetting warning messages - wont work

    First one is body check over service 2nd is all the options that need resetting - brakes are ok this video is how you reset it. As i mentioned above, you can press the button to scroll through the menu and find each item that needs resetting.
  15. Might be worth checking the clutch switch, some electrical contact cleaner and put back on. If it mostly starts ok you know its not an everyday issue