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  1. Finding VIN numbers online

    Why not call a BMW dealership, surely they'd have it and the spec of the car.
  2. I will be changing my glow plugs soon as i think they need a refresh, as idle is a bit lumpy when first fired up on a cold morning. Removing the manifold doesn't look too difficult - do you need to renew the seals, or can you use the old ones if they're in good condition still? Secondly, I am also considering replacing the glow plug controller as well. Seems like a good idea to refresh the whole set and have all the covers off. Again, looks enough and fairly accessible. Any hints/tips for completing these 2 jobs? Any special tools needed? The Haynes manual is not entirely clear on the tools needed and as vague on the tasks in hand too. TIA
  3. High Pressure Fuel Pump

    Not sure you'd hear it as your wallet & jaw also hit the floor
  4. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Not road legal though? i'm assuming it's due to the light pattern it creates or spreads out.
  5. E61 M5 alternative?

    You know it costs a lot more than an M5, £130,000 or so that does help. You could get an E63AMG Estate specced to the max for about £110,000. Then have £20K to run it for a year on tyres & fuel . . . .
  6. This must be a truckers worst nightmare

    Also helped it was a Volvo truck with their anti crash braking. Shows how good brakes can be on any vehicle.
  7. Making up wiring looms - trailer

    I'd suggest self amalgamating tape before feeding the wires through an outer housing.
  8. Windscreen Washer Issue

    Probably sounds right. Bumper off job to get to the hose? Or can it be accessed from underneath/behind?
  9. Windscreen Washer Issue

    Peculiar. Is it a motor that operates the nozzles?
  10. Windscreen Washer Issue

    This is what the manual says. So i suppose it depends on the parameter of 'practical intervals'. I've never seen mine work, but i do see streaks over the bonnet to suggest they have washed the headlights Cleaning windscreen and headlights* Fluid from the washer fluid reservoir is sprayed on to the windscreen and the wipers are oper- ated briefly. When the car's lights are switched on, the head- lights are cleaned simultaneously at practical intervals
  11. Windscreen Washer Issue

    Do the jets rise up, but don;t spray?
  12. Windscreen Washer Issue

    Not done it myself, but heard it's not 'too bad' to do. Need to remove the arch liner of what i re-call.
  13. Windscreen Washer Issue

    It's probably the filter that's blocked in the reservoir. Need to drain the tank, clean it out, clean the filter and put back together. IIRC you can access it through the passenger side wheel arch
  14. Common Oil Leak Locations 530D E60

    Don't forget the air moving pass the engine when driving will distribute the oil everywhere. I'd start with the most forward & upper point. As the others have said, clean it off and then check on the area after a short drive.