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  1. Have you tried recharging the key using an induction charger? I use the one for my mobile phone. Just lay the key on it overnight.
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    535d trip to the lakes

    We're the battery terminals properly tightened up, as I get the steering warning Everytime I disconnect th battery. Also I get the Christmas tree one time when the battery was super low. Also have you checked the rear spare wheel compartment for water, although that is usually accompanied by water in the battery compartment. Other than that I'm no help. But having just drove 1000kms of a 3000km trip I know how capable and comfortable these cars are on long hauls. Hope it was just a glitch!
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    15mm or 20mm Spacers which size?

    Here is my E61 in 18' with 245/40 R18 with 20mm spacer and 50mm bolts. I'm looking to replace these wheels with 20' Alpina and switch to 25mm spacers but I have yet to look into the best tyres. As you can see there is plenty of space but this has air suspension on the back.
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    535d dyno result (stock) opinions please

    Pre lci is also the same.
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    Gearbox issues 535D

    That sounds very reasonable! I have two quotes for the t/c replacement only, one from ZF Service Center Kassel @ 3995€ and one from a Inde in Berlin for reconditioned replacement and swap for old one at 1500€. But my thoughts were when the box is out best to refurb as you mention above. Though Solenoids and rubber pieces in addition. Where are you located?
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    E60 545i red battery symbol!

    I have recharged my battery today having had that symbol periodically for the last year. It was less than 25% since I got it. So my advice would be to out it on charge for a day and see. It has worked for mine which is now charged to 100%.
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    Water in battery bay.

    Fixed mine today. Took out the rear lights to see where the hoses exits. Reach in and pull up firmly to release the first rubber seat, then you can see another 100mm of hose before it hits the end - it's this but that's blocked typically. The advise was to pull until it pulls of the hose from the end... You can hear it dropping. My hose was such that I was worried it would rip in the wrong place so I cut the end leaving about 80mm left. Then push back through and re-seat. Repeat on the other side. Then I tilt opened sunroof and poured a litre of water around the sunroof making sure that a fair bit went into the sunroof drains... Then joy as the water poured freely out each side of the rear bumper. With that I hope the problem is solved.
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    Gearbox issues 535D

    You make it sound like drop the car in the morning, pick it up in the afternoon lol. Just out of interest what would you charge for the refurb mentioned above?
  9. Someone asked me to look into getting De plates for using when showing their car? I can't find the post anymore since it's not in my 'activity' list. I can ask the question but would prefer to put you in direct contact with the Kontakt. The only issue is that he does not speak English, only German or Turkish. Like I said it's a tricky issue here with plates. Any plates provided will be old but they may be reissued to a new registrant, so of course they are for show only. Sorry but that's the best I can do. With all this Brexit shit I want to keep my nose clean as I may need a visa within two years. Whoever you are let me know whether this is workable and then I will ask the question, thanks.
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    E61 Boot will not open with handle

    Have you checked the fuse? It's in the boot above the battery, so you will have to crawl through. (Actually I am thinking of the electronic pull close - I am not sure about the fuse for the switch, you will have to check)
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    535d dyno result (stock) opinions please

    I chipped mine last summer, was supposed to boost power to about 330ps and 720nm. It did make a difference for sure but then all I did was worry about the gearbox so I took it off again.
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    535d dyno result (stock) opinions please

    I thought it should be more like 640nm? Anyway BMW are notorious for understating their figures I would expect more. The box is rated to 700nm if I remember correctly.
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    Water in battery bay.

    Had a look today and it's impossible to reach from underneath. Therefore, it's the quick and dirty method or take off the rear bumper.
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    Mechanical surge/droning from 535d engine

    Can't really tell from the audio but mine makes a droning noise that I would say fits your description when it is regening. Mine is pre lci and does not indicate when it's doing it, but over time I know the signs. Therefore you might be able to rule this out if yours actually tells you when it's regening.
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    Mechanical surge/droning from 535d engine

    It's true. I have done mine and I don't notice any difference.