Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Feedback


GoNz0 last won the day on August 19

GoNz0 had the most liked content!

About GoNz0

  • Rank
  • Birthday 17/07/1974

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Computers & historical aircraft maintenance and restoration at my local aeropark
  • Occupation
    Game server host & Daddy daycare.


  • Garage
    2010 E61 535d M-sport & R55 Mini Cooper

Recent Profile Visitors

2,049 profile views
  1. I didn't clean mine, what I did was brake clean around the plugs and hit them with plenty of plus gas, I used a t-bar to remove them and backed off 1 turn, plus gas and work it back and forth until it turned freely, I repeated this until it was out giving them a good shot of brake cleaner just before they came out (the point where you can turn it with your finger and thumb) I shone a torch into the hole and the threads were clean, no shit had fallen into the engine and all was good putting the new plugs in. As above, cutting a slot in the thread works as well as anything.
  2. GoNz0

    ctek mxs5 charger setting??

    As above, car + AGM and once per year give it a recon cycle.
  3. Having realised that my DPF is in good shape it seems my main driving profile is the cause of my frequent DPF regenerations. This started when I took the flaps out and blanked it, everything else runs spot on but most of the time my revs sit below 2k meaning the swirl flaps should be aiding combustion. Having had the car a year I have taken the plunge and bought a new inlet manifold from BMW, if it decides to eat a flap in the next 2 years it's BMW's problem to replace the engine
  4. Well that makes me look a right twat
  5. Do what I did, take everything off, put it all back loose, get the car hot, shut down and within 10 minutes you can get the manifold back off with an impact gun and attempt plug removal, I had to go to 32nm on the last plug but I still got them out within the shear range.
  6. Not unless they decide to integrate a mini disc with a canbus and optical system and I can't see anyone wasting money trying to develop that and the market is, well 1
  7. GoNz0

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    If the light stays on it doesn't pass.
  8. GoNz0

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    How are you finding the beam pattern now?
  9. GoNz0

    Injector seals?

    Oil filter housing is not leaking, I have had it tracking along the rocker gasket and the guy who did my gearbox service said it looks like the sump gasket is leaking so I was planning on hitting both. While you have been a wealth of great information I disagree with reusing 9 year old o-rings, for the cost I tend to replace o-rings whenever I take something apart rather than risk it leaking down the line I got all 18 from Kent injection for just under £33 posted, over a hundred quid less than BMW and they will be the same ones they use!
  10. GoNz0

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Hardwire dashcam kit fitted, ran a tap from the front cigar lighter as I don't have the torch circuit but they feed from the same fuse. Nice multiplug fitted so I can hardwire 3 devices, satnav and cam are now hidden as far possible.
  11. GoNz0

    Injector seals?

    Pre planned maintenance is coming up soon. When I got the car I took it to my local specialist who spotted the sump gasket was leaking and said not to bother until the next service was due. Well a year has passed and 6000 miles so it is service time. I am also doing the rocker cover gasket as I have signs of that leaking as well, understandable for a car with 100k on it. So far I have bought everything seal and gasket wise from BMW including the correct instant gasket. The only things I haven't bought are the 6x 3 injector seals consisting of leak off o-ring, main o-ring and the copper crush washer. BMW prices even with discount are heading into 3 figure territory even with forum discount. As Bosch seem to make the injector I looked into Bosch seals, only issue if finding all 3 in the UK is difficult or a downright piss take (£10 for the main o-ring) Autodoc otoh have each for a very reasonable price meaning I can get all 18 for £40 delivered to the UK. I have never been a massive fan of Vitron upgrades or unbranded as they could be the wrong material and cause issues very quickly. So shall I go the autodoc route or does anyone have a better suggestion? TIA.
  12. GoNz0

    feeding car directly from 220v mains outlet?

    I am planning on getting this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B07FS7L9NV/ Another options a pair of server PSU's with power share feature but I can't find that link yet.
  13. GoNz0

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    It's quite sad that I can get the temp up whilst driving without looking
  14. GoNz0

    Ventilation problems

    Most won't go into BMW HVAC faults though.