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Deviant last won the day on January 10

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  1. Deviant

    520D Engine cover

    This. Seriously, fitting a new engine is like a 10-hour job. There must be a better explanation.
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    520D Engine cover

    Why would a garage fit a different engine to the one fitted to your car without discussing it with you? Call the garage and ask for an explanation.
  3. Deviant

    Which e60/e61

    I know I own one, but the 530i E60/E61 is the ideal BMW. No Swirl flaps, no DPFs, No EGRs as such, No Diesel Injectors or Controllers, It's not an N47 engine. It isn't an N53 with petrol direct injectors going tits up, high-pressure fuel pumps, No nox bullshit, it's not a 535i with the additional twin turbos to go tits up. It's not a V8 and additional expense involved with these plus the oil leaks etc. Look at the threads on here looking for help. The N52 is
  4. Deviant

    Which e60/e61

    I lucked out to be honest. I was buying a 530D and the bastard garage sold the car before I got there. Seething, I realised the tide was turning on diesels and a petrol 6 cyl BMW wasn't a bad option. Fuel economy wasn't that great of a difference, and because I had previously owned an oil burner that had injector problems, I knew a diesel might be an expensive proposition when my new commute was 12k a year on B roads. A six-cylinder with more beans than my 325ci E46 was required. A 258hp, with a years warranty and a new mot, was perfect. I adore that car. I won't lie, better than the 25mpg I'm getting thanks to my sprint booster and a heavy right foot would be nice, It's my own fault. I'm contemplating buying a beater car. high mpg, cheap winter tyres, low running costs, leaving the E60 for weekends and no salt on the roads.
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    Which e60/e61

    Oi, you leave my N52 alone. Except for those pesky hydraulic valve lifters, it's an absolute peach of an engine. These guys know. https://www.wardsauto.com/news-analysis/wards-10-best-engines-2007
  6. Deviant

    Which e60/e61

    My E46 and E60 both have ZF boxes and are that good, I wouldn't buy a manual BMW. Look at the ZF 8 speed, it's lauded in every car that has it, which are some fine vehicles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZF_8HP_transmission
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    Which e60/e61

    Manual boxes are overrated. Chances are it'll have been ragged to fuck. No one buys a German luxury car to change gear themselves. Traffic jams with stop/start traffic and advancements in gearboxes have moved things on. The new M5 doesn't have a manual option.
  8. Deviant

    Code reader recommendations

    When you put it like that, it's peanuts. I was seething when I had to pay £15-£25 on top on the full app purchase price for battery registration etc. But fair play to them, having the full app and all options and not having to pay for it is C110 though, ain't a bad investment for any BMW owner, it ain't bad for the money, it'll tell you DTCs and will turn the money light off, reset service items iirc. It's just slow.
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    Standard or braided brake hoses

    How much are the Ebay specials just out of curiosity?
  10. Deviant

    BMW Retrofit HUD Kit

    There's a video of one fitted to an E90, seems pointless.
  11. Deviant

    Style 95 alloys

  12. Try and find a six banger BMW for reasonable money in the Westcountry, despite what your insurance company estimate says.
  13. Deviant

    DISA valves on the n52

    I got myself a Sprint Booster because I wasn't happy with the acceleration, there was always a hesitation of up to a second before full beanz was applied. It doesn't give you more power, but opens the throttle plate faster. Full beanz are applied immediately. I rarely turn it off.
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    DISA valves on the n52

    It did once tell me that the driver's side heated mirror wasn't working after I refurbed it. Reconnected the wires and good to go.
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    DISA valves on the n52

    I did the same as you the other day and had several meaningless codes that I completely ignored. The ones to keep a close eye on are pending codes and the ones that throw the MIL on. Gearbox was codeless after a spill and fill with 4 litres of Meyle ATF back in December.