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  1. BMW 520d 2008 177BHP 2.0L Hi I was thinking of cleaning the Filters in the engine. Can you clean the EGR Filter? Also, what other Filters can I clean in the engine. is there any other Filters connected to the EGR that I could clean. And what about air filters. can I clean the air filters. Car is a bit sluggish and get the feeling it is needing a good internal clean out. I am also going to change the Oil and Filter and will flush out the engine before topping up with new Oil. Any tips on flushing out engine??? Just looking for advice of Filters that can be cleaned or renewed. Thanks Guys
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    EGR and other Filter cleaning.

    OK thanks Dotcom Will try it out and post an update
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    EGR and other Filter cleaning.

    Thanks And if it does show up on the engine management screen then what should I do. Can I cancel it out or would I need someone with a computer to cancel it out??? I really do appreciate all your replies Dotcom New to this EGR blanking.
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    EGR and other Filter cleaning.

    Thanks dotcom And by blocking the vacuum pipe, will it show up as a fault on the engine management screen in the car???
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    EGR and other Filter cleaning.

    If i go for just blocking off the vacuum pipe, then what will I block it with??? And will the blocked vacuum pipe show up on the engine management screen inside the car as a fault??? Thanks
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    EGR and other Filter cleaning.

    Thanks Dotcom When you say,,"Block it off" What am I blocking off??? Is it the pipe or the EGR where the pipe is connected??? And how would I block it off??? What would I use??? Thanks
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    EGR and other Filter cleaning.

    Dotcom You are way ahead of me there. What does this mean "disconnecting the vacuum line running to the value" ??? I am not too bad with cars,,so if it is explained to me with some diagrams, then I am sure i could carry this out. And what good does it do and is it MOT legal??? Thanks Dotcom,,,,,And I really want to follow up on this, so looking forward to your detailed reply Des
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    EGR and other Filter cleaning.

    Dotcom Thanks for that. I was going to strip down the EGR and get the gunk out of it. Got any links for taking it apart Dotcom??? Would an EGR that is full of gunk affect the performance???
  9. BMW 520d 2008 2L 177BHP Hi Thinking of fitting a rear trunk number badge. Looking for advice on where to buy them and how best to fit them. ? Are they sticky back fittings or screw fittings.???
  10. 2008 520d 2L 177BHP Hi I have just fitted new front break pads and a new sensor. It all went well until I started the engine and took the car for a short run to bed the pads in. The Sensor warning on the dashboard is still showing that I need new break pads. Do you think I have fitted the sensor wrong??? Has anyone got a video or pictures showing how the sensor should be fitted correctly. I have not came across any pics or vids showing how to fit the sensor. Can anyone help me out here please. Thanks Guys
  11. BMW 2008 520d 2.0 L 177BHP Looking for advice on which engine cleaner I should out through engine. I drive short distances, maybe 10 miles per day. I think I have a carbon build up in the filters. And also the air filter maybe needing cleaned. I have started to notice a smell of diesel exhaust fumes when idling. Also a slight drop in power. The car has lost it's ooomph!!! It seems as if it is needing a good clean out. Can anyone advise on what to aim for first. The fumes were that bad, I actually thought it my be the exhaust manifold gasket. Or is there any parts I can take apart and clean carbon build up out of. I had a vauxhall vectra and They were famous for carbon build up in their EGR. I could take that apart and clean the carbon out of it. Is there similar parts on my BMW??? And could the air filter be the problem or these swirl flaps./ Or can you recommend a good engine cleaner and do you think that would do the trick??? Or would a good long run do it??? All advice gratefully appreciated. Thanks
  12. BMW 520d 2008 177BHP 2L So is there a place on the motor's built in computer that tells you about the car's Regen??? If so, how do you access it thanks......
  13. BMW 520d 2008 177BHP 2L I feel my engine needs a Regen. But reading the above posts had really confused me. I don't know anything about Regens. Is it a case of taking the car for a long run, about 45mins, in high revs??? And not in Cruise Control??? So, about 70 MPH in 5th gear for about 45mins??? Would that do it??? As I said, this is all new to me. Can someone state exactly what I have to do, from getting in the car to bringing it back home again. THANKS
  14. BMW 520d 2008 177BHP 2L So is there a place on the motor's built in computer that tells you about the car's Regen??? If so, how do you access it thanks
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    2008 520d engine cleaner advice

    Nitro Yes the engine idles ok. Just a smell of exhaust, especially after cold start. I have bought an engine cleaner and will take it for a high rev run and see if that blasts the carbon out of the system. Will up date after I have carried it out Thanks guys.
  16. 520 d 2008 2.0L 177 BHP Hi Front brake pad warning came up telling me they need changed. Never changed pads on a BMW before. The dealer asked me if i wanted new brake pad sensors. I didn't know whether to say yes or no. Can someone tell me what the procedure is for changing the front pads? Is it fairly straight forward or do I need to change the sensors? And can you do it while keeping the brake fluid sealed.? Thanks
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    2008 520d front brake pads change

    Any video links for brake pad change???
  18. BMW 520d 2008 2,0L 177BHP Hi Can anyone recommend a paint for painting the four brake calipers??? Any other advice regarding painting or primers would be appreciated. Thanks Guys
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    2008 520d engine cleaner advice

    Will update when I have tried the regen
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    2008 520d engine cleaner advice

    Brilliant info guys thanks
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    Brake caliper paint advice

    Thanks Dan So no undercoat then dan??? Just clean up and straight on with the top coat.??? Thanks
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    2008 520d engine cleaner advice

    Are all engine cleaners put through the fuel tank filler??? Or do you put some into the engine it's self???
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    2008 520d engine cleaner advice

    I think I will put a good engine cleaner in engine and then a long high rev run Will update on progress Thanks all
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    2008 520d engine cleaner advice

    An Italian tuning LOL Is that High revs. So would going along the motorway in 4th gear for half an hour in high revs do the trick???
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    Brake caliper paint advice

    Hi Andrew Why should I not paint them??? I was wanting to freshen them up. They are starting to look dirty and rusty.
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