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Everything posted by dj1233

  1. i think that depends on your phone. I have installed a bluetooth-> aux adapter. I can stream the music through the adapter, but my calls go through the cars bluetooth.
  2. Possibly conned

    i misread the car as a 520D
  3. Possibly conned

    Think you might be confusing the pollen filter & air filter. The pollen filters live in the scuttle, the air filter is in the engine bay.
  4. Road Tax Fine

    i'm not sure the DVLA work on a 'spite' basis. Perhaps its the rules the particular person who dealt with your query has gone by, rather than a personal vendetta, as i'm guessing there is more than just your claim on their desk.
  5. i've read through this to try and understand what's been tried & tested. I think you need to take a more methodical approach and rule out things one by one to narrow this down. As you've mentioned it's when its cold (after a short amount of time) is the issue. You need to find out what the engine does on cold idle/start different to a warm start & eliminate ones that work correctly and narrow it down to the problem areas. First thing i would do is make sure every plug & connector is attached properly. Use a contact cleaner spray(something like GT85) to ensure the connections are all ok and no moisture is causing ill-effects. Then you need to work on a component by component basis to make sure they're running ok. One thing at a time so you can link any successes/failures to an individual item.
  6. Have you changed your thermostat if your max temp is 65?
  7. There's a glow plug controller, that (funnily enough) controls the glow plugs (when to turn on, how long for etc). If this is faulty, it often shows as multiple plug failure. Have you put any DPF cleaner in the car? This may help the issue, but i can't vouch for this or say it will work. i would say also say to check your thermostats as well. the DPF regen needs heat to do its thing, if the thermostats are not working correctly it won't/can't regen.
  8. Then here you go! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253189131524?ul_noapp=true&clk_rvr_id=1410554485774&afsrc=1&rmvSB=true
  9. The glowplugs may simply be the controller.
  10. First; welcom 2nd; How often do you do a long car in the drive? (motorway journey of 30+ minutes over 50mph). Sounds like DPF isn't doing a regeneration and needs to cycle.
  11. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    i'm up in Scotland a lot, never had any issues with them (Hankooks) during any weather or the long journey
  12. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I went for Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 K120 225/50 ZR17 98Y XL. My last summer tyres were Hankook (albeit Prime) and they were good (20k miles-no front/rear axle rotation, still have about 3mm left), so have gone for them again this year. £300 for a set of 4 delivered was a good price too.
  13. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Ordered new tyres for summer when the winter wheels come off at the end of the month (depending what the weather does)
  14. F10 windscreen washers - Frozen??

    it's usually in the pipes the liquid freezes, after a short drive with the engine radiating heat they soon thaw out and start to work.
  15. E61 520D Radius Rod

    I've noticed some play in/on the front right hub. I did suspect bearing at first, but this spins freely, no grumbles and the play is not 360 degrees. The play is between 2 & 5 and 7 and 10. At 12/6 there is no movement felt. This leads me to the radius arms/bushes being worn as i cannot see movement elsewhere on/around the hub. Any other things i should check or that it could be? I can see the bushes can be replaced individually, but i think i'm better off replacing the whole arm as well to do the ball joint(s) (item 16?). Is there anything else i should also check/replace whilst doing this?
  16. E61 520D Radius Rod

    that's what i did in the end, although the car was having none of the ramps, slight front bumper scuff
  17. E61 520D Radius Rod

    Unfortunately i ordered the wrong part 1st - the front upper rod, as opposed to the lower rear. Quick and easy to sort out with ECP. The ball joint had gone completely. No split in the rubber boot, so it must be the internals that had gone. I think it must have gone prior to having the tracking done, as the steering wheel is now slightly off centre. The job was pretty easy to carry out, about an hour or so from start to finish. A pain of doing this job is having to tighten the inner arm bolt when the wheel is down on the floor and has weight on it.
  18. Random speed limit sign question

    I would just say it's down to the colours that were installed in the sign. I don't rely on a sign to tell me when there is a speed camera - i use my eyes instead.
  19. The grand tour

    Snap. Pretty disappointing one really.
  20. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    New offside front, rear lower control arm fitted. Thankfully was a pretty painless job. Rear reversing sensor cleaned as well - was malfunctioning in the wet, hoping the clean with contact cleaner and water dispersement does the trick.
  21. too much time/boredom! Guessing everyone was in on it then hence why so many cars were parked there! Howe many will claim their cars were full of gold bullion, smart tv's, smart watches etc etc & bump the claims up
  22. even if you say the average car cost is £10k (it was a horse show, so they'll be 'nice' cars) thats 10M. Now the car park, according to the below link it costs about £580 per square meter to build. Avg car park space 2.4m x 4.8m= 11.52msq per space. 11.52 * £580 = £6.6K per space £6,681,600 for the 1000 spaces. Nearly £16M all in. A bargain really when you consider your £200 insurance excess https://www.planningni.gov.uk/index/policy/supplementary_guidance/spg_other/parking/parking_standards_considerations.htm https://www.statista.com/statistics/601728/car-park-building-cost-uk-2016/
  23. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Bought the new lower front control arm today, and adding up the other jobs that need to be done; headlamp washers - get those working, reversing sensor plug that's getting water ingress - try and clean/coat this to prevent it anymore
  24. i feel kind of sorry for the owner of the car that started the fire. . . i bet their insurance will go up a bit (1000 cars and a multistory car park destroyed). How do you note that claim on your next quote?!
  25. E61 520D Radius Rod

    track rod end looked good - no untoward movement when i can feel the play in the hub.