Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


Everything posted by dee121

  1. 2008 BMW 5 Series 520d 177BHP 2L Tyres fitted at the moment are:- Run Flats 225/50/17" Hi I am wanting to fit ordinary tyres onto my car. I bought the car in the summer and it had the four Run Flats fitted. Will the alloy wheel that the Run Flats are on be compatible with ordinary tyres. Are the alloy wheels standard? Or will the wheel be specially made to take Run Flats. And do you recommend me changing the Run Flats for ordinary tyres? Looking for a BIT OF guidance here. Thanks Guys
  2. 2008 BMW 5 Series 520d 177BHP 2L. Hi I have to replace front brake pads on my car. The guy in the parts shop asked me the diameter of the Brake Discs. I did not have a clue. I looked into it and it seems the standard size for my car is 324mm in Diameter. My car has not been altered in any way so would that be the discs that have been fitted. It is hard to measure the disc because of the shaft going through the middle of it. Thanks Guys.
  3. Front Brake Disc Diameter

    Great replies guys. I had an idea it would be the 324 mm Dia. And to double check I will measure circumference and divide by 3.14. You learn something new every day LOL.
  4. Fan/Heater problem

    I solved it Guys. It was in the IDrive. The centre vent setting was set at hot. So I re set it for cold and it now works a treat. thanks for every ones help. Much appreciated.
  5. Fan/Heater problem

    2008 BMW 5 series 520d 177bhp 2L Hi I have a problem with the heater/fan inside the car. There is plenty of heat from the fan and the lower is very strong..The problem I have is when I turn the heater down to cold, it still blows "warm" air from the blowers. So when the car is warm there is no way of getting the fan to blow cold air. Is there any way I can adjust the heater so when the dial is turned down to cold, it is cold air that will come out. As a side issue my Air Conditioning system is needing topped up with gas. Would that have anything to do with the cold air problem from the heater.? Thanks Guys
  6. Fan/Heater problem

    Is the heater adjuster in IDrive not just for the centre vent??? The fan I have the problem with is the fan that blows up the way to demist the windscreen. It is that fan that I can't get to blow cold air.
  7. Run Flat Tyres to Ordinary Tyres

    Will get them changed today. It is a bit sore on the back right enough. Hoping for a smoother ride. Thanks for the advice Guys
  8. BMW 2008 520d 2L 177BHP Hi Looking for help and advice with a start problem I have. On the first start in the morning I found that the car almost hesitated to start. It felt like the Starter motor was jamming for about two seconds, then it would suddenly kick into life. After that in all other starts during the day were OK. It was just that very first start. I don't know if it was a starter problem or a glow plug problem. Then yesterday I noticed a message on the central information screen at the bottom telling me "Engine Pre-Heating Please Wait" I have never noticed this before. Am I meant to press ignition button sort of half way until the glow plugs heat up and tyen start engine or what??? Would be very grateful for any information and advice on this. Thanks
  9. Problems with first start in morning

    Thanks for all replies Guys
  10. Problems with first start in morning

    Would a test show up a faulty controller???
  11. Problems with first start in morning

    Steve-Savalas If the engine pre-heats when you unlock the doors, then why am I getting the "Engine Pre-Heating Please Wait" message when I go to start the car Steve??? Am I starting the engine too quickly??? should I give it a minute after I enter the car in the morning???
  12. Problems with first start in morning

    Thanks for replies Still a bit unclear with your replies. Do I push the key in and get the ignition lights on and then press start button WITHOUT depressing the clutch. Would this pre heat the glow plugs. Then depress the clutch and start as normal.???
  13. BMW 520d 2008 177bhp Hi,, I have purchased bulb replacement for my DRLs Angel eyes. My Angel eye bulb is the small 10W bulb about an inch long. But the replacement bulb is the far longer LED bulb. I tried putting the new bulb in and it was as if it was hitting something inside the Halo Rings. Have I got to fit a certain type of bulb that is shorter, not such a long nose on it??? These new bulbs look really bright and I would like to fit them, do I need to change the whole light unit si I can fit these longer bulbs. Anyone any ideas??? Thanks Des
  14. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    The Situation Thanks for all your help. When you take on these tasks you think know one will understand what I am talking about, but you came to my rescue. Cheers matey Des
  15. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Ok The Situation And finally if you have a few minutes, regarding the dipped beam headlight bulbs. Can you recommend a decent bulb I can fit to give out a bit more beam???
  16. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    To replace the whole headlight unit for a newer design
  17. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    The Situation I am not going to buy a new set of headlights but could I renew the whole unit if I wanted to???
  18. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Appreciate all replies, it has made this whole bulb set up a lot clearer. Boom Boom
  19. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Or I could buy a set of the "NEW" design headlight units???
  20. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Thanks The Situation. Why did they make the lens of the dipped beam that smoked glass effect.??? It seems that it is that smoked glass effect that is holding back the light.
  21. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Ok Misterbish It sounds as if BMW boobed when they opted for this design. Which is very unusual for BMW. Would you recommend a complete headlight change??? It seems that is the only way you will get bright Angel Eyes. And what would you recommend regarding the dipped beam bulbs??? They are terrible on my car
  22. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Regarding the Halo Ring Angel Eye bulbs, the present bulbs are 10W and these new types are 20W bulbs so should be a fair bit brighter No???
  23. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    It is 55W halogen bulbs I have.
  24. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    OK thanks for that. How are you regarding the dipped beam headlights??? The headlight beam is terrible. That actual lens of the headlight is like a smoke glass effect and the light from the bulb finds it difficult to give out a very bright beam. Do you have any suggestions for getting the dipped beam to shine brighter??? Thanks Des
  25. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Hi I looked at that link you put up and would seem that our Angel eyes are known as LCI bulbs. They are the short stem bulbs. That is why I couldn't get the long stem bulb fitted the other day. Check out the link below and verify that it is this type of bulb I would need http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-20W-No-Error-LED-Angel-Eyes-Halo-Ring-Light-Bulb-For-BMW-5-Series-E60-E61-LCI-/162571975755? Thanks