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  1. Deviant

    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    Mine restarts in the mp3 mode I left it in.
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    Increased Battery Discharge

    Registering means you're telling the car it has a new battery, coding means you changed the size or type. Both mean you need carly or a laptop and cable and tell the car the battery is new.
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    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    Just ordered a 4G wifi dongle that'll connect to that usb port. The battery drain on my phone as a hotspot is ridiculous and I forget to turn it on in the car everytime I get in. This will make it an Internet-enabled tablet that I can stream music and update apps without any hassle, the dongle will be buried in the dash and you won't see it.
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    Service time....what oil?

    Fair play, I always found CPFL cheaper or only ECP had the item. Handy they both use the same item numbers, makes things easy.
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    Service time....what oil?

    Always check on their less piss ripping sister site https://www.carparts4less.co.uk Still not as good as that eBay deal, but always cheaper than ECP for anything.
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    Service time....what oil?

    Magnatec is £17 Castrol Edge is £51. Same specs, both Fully Synthetic. £34 on marketing?
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    You can't change the petrol filters. They only come with the fuel pumps.
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    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    Thanks for that, that might be my work around for using a different mp3 app.
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    Coolant level help

    As long as there is a decent gap to allow for expansion I wouldn't sweat it too much.
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    Coolant level help

    I'd be inclined to leave it, as long as you have a decent gap between the coolant and the cap I'd probably leave it. The expansion cap will do its job if really needed. Perhaps run the bleed procedure a couple of times for peace of mind.
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    Coolant level help

    The float bit is hidden where the float stick attaches to the expansion tank, you can't see anything below it where the coolant is. On mine, you look into the expansion tank and can't see any coolant even though the stick is at the top. Here you go.
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    Coolant level help

    You need the float indicator to tell you, looking into the expansion tank doesn't tell you anything. The instrument cluster will soon tell you if the car wants coolant.
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    Battery replacement needs coding?

    They were taking the piss after the price of the app and the Bluetooth adaptor. But savings were made by buying and fitting the battery yourself and not having your pants pulled down by the main stealers and now I can do everything and not have to pay them any more money.
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    Battery replacement needs coding?

    The pro tool sounds intriguing, an alternative to Carly. Anyone tried it ?
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    Battery replacement needs coding?

    It was an addon option for a tenner or something. Happily I purchased all the options before they went subscription based. I just tried the E65 and it says the battery system is completely different from the others
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    Battery replacement needs coding?

    Battery profiles listed here. http://support.mycarly.com/knowledge-base/you-would-like-to-change-your-battery-which-battery-should-you-buy/
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    Battery replacement needs coding?

    Yeah, you can change between lead acid and agm and select certain cca profiles. If yours isn't listed you choose the next lower one.
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    Battery replacement needs coding?

    Carly registered my battery
  19. Diesel and Petrol use the same spec these days, so what oil do you use? Any preferences or one you swear by? Have you changed viscosity? 0w30 or 0w40 or 5w40 perhaps? I'm currently using Liqui Moly Toptec 4600 5w30 C3 and have done for the last two changes. My N52 doesn't use any oil and because it needs 6.5 litres per change, I've got 2 or 3 litres kicking around. I'm tempted to try Valvoline 5w30 C3 next time.
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    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    It's a pain in the arse scrolling through the apps to start it. The music app button is nice and big and you can use the i drive controller or the touch screen. It's just easier, I have a couple downloaded, but would need to change the default one first.
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    What engine oil do you use?

    Yes, it has, they have to prove it's up to that spec. "approved by BMW" costs a shedload more. Shell recommends that oil for my N52, but they recommend 3 or so different oils first.
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    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    I agree, I'd certainly try this first. I now have full screen i drive ccc the car door opens to the right, the speed is now 260kph, shame you can't change that to mph. My next wish is to be able to change the default mp3 app. I have one that can swipe tracks forwards and backwards (left to right) or skip albums/folders (up and down)
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    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    That's worth knowing whilst I'm tinkering. Shame you can't change the redline and limit on the rev counter to match your car.
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    Glow plugs, when do they operate?

    Hmmm. The plugs should actually be on longer than that, but you're supposed to wait for the light to go out before you start any diesel engine, just to give the glow plugs a chance to work. At low temps, I've seen glow lights stay on for probably a second or two and then turn off. Perhaps try turning your ignition on, count to five and then start it. If it only does it with the first attempt on a stone cold engine, maybe it's a slight fuel pressure issue. If it's just because of a very cold day let the glow plugs have a few seconds.
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