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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Retrofitted high beam assist today, finished off my cracked windscreen fighting to get the new mirror on so I booked a new one on the insurance. It needed doing anyway...
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    535D turbo issues

    This guy, he tunes the car, no generic maps. He has agents dotted around as well so worth asking. https://www.facebook.com/gbwtuning/
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    t robson

    Where do you live m8, you need someone to pop round with BMW diagnostics to run the bleeding program. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    535D turbo issues

    Variable vane turbo, the 535 doesn't have that as it uses 2 turbos instead.
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    535D turbo issues

    You need to vacuum test where the pipe connects to the vac pump, only way to rule it out. I have an inexpensive kit for this reason.
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    Another DPF mystery thread

    My bad, it was B_Tool
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    Another DPF mystery thread

    Soot is related to back pressure. As for my 90-120 odd mile regens I am currently on 246 miles with 30g of soot since fitting the new inlet manifold and reinstating the flaps. I have not watched what happens when I turn the engine off as I only installed Torque the other day to view soot readings. ISTA doesn't show it for some reason unless when it logs a fault.
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    Another DPF mystery thread

    Do you still have swirl flaps?
  9. Yes but I can't remember where off hand, something about voltage control and it shows the last 5 days.
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    Pinout diagram of iPod Changer

    I had an odd one over the weekend, guy said he took the cd changer plug out as it no longer worked, the car has a MOST break fault logged. I couldn't find the wiring for the changer anywhere, all I could find with what looked like BMW loom tape was the optical leads and power plug without the main plug carrier taped right next to the MOST diagnostic port. I gave up looking after an hour.
  11. Don't worry about it, the car calculates using everything but the date it was fitted. Batteries stop accepting charge and it knows this, it also uses the voltage drop when cold cranking to determine expected remaining life. The reset won't hurt it. I fitted a used BMW one that was 11 months old, reset it and it has been fine. It soon settled at 96% life left.
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    Brake fluid change

    They don't compress the lines m8, they cap of the end. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    The plot thickens, some serious bodge work at play, rear demister earth broke so they put it to the hinge, someone then decided to go for broke and run an earth to the other loom on the right that I have yet to open. I have started the earth repair on the left hinge and stuck a repair connector in one side of the washer pipe. Once the pipe is back in place I will put adhesive lined heat shrink over it as that is the BMW repair, the 4mm barbed connector is to double up on the repair as that section will outlive this car! The spaghetti above the battery has been split to break the glass hatch switch connection as it randomly pops open, I have confirmed the switch is fubar as it stops once unplugged. Cap was taken off and switch cleaner sprayed in but that didn't help so I need to split the contact to see if it savable. I will be fitting a switch on the boot to break the connection to tide him over until he wants to spend £50 on a switch. I get the feeling I will be replacing the other 3 looms.
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    Brake fluid change

    One of the worse cars I have ever bled after changing the brake servo, due to the diameter of the main pipe to the DSC unit you can't pump fast enough even with a unit that will do the 25 psi required (pressure bleeder connected and pumping the brakes as per the manual) You have to run a special program that uses the DSC to draw it through faster, it was a right pain in the arse. A standard bleed is easy enough though, you should always run the program to purge the DSC unit ideally although I can't see it being an issue if you don't have diagnostics. I have a set of these, one should fit onto the brake line to stop it leaking. https://www.buyaparcel.com/p/draper-28834-expert-4-piece-fluid-stop-set/
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    Brake fluid change

    2 or maybe 3 They seem 5lt tins as well I think. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    Brake fluid change

    Yeah, that's the one.Euro car parts sell it Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    Brake fluid change

    You need dot 4 low viscosity such as ate SL6 It needs to be that spec for the DSC. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Not mine but still an E61, I collected a coach drivers E61 as he is away for a week, word gets around about the work I do and this is another case of "can you help me" I have it to repair the coax and washer pipe in the tailgate, I had to buy a special crimper to do it and genuine BMW repair connectors as other SMB ones are known not to fit well, any excuse to buy a new tool It also has various other faults, I have not said I can fix them all but I can diagnose them as I think the TCU is shot, if not a break in the optical link but I have a loop to test it. The tailgate wires are shot and have been bodged up so that is 1st on the list. One thing this car did point out to me is what great condition mine is in!
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    Transmission oil temperature

    More info needed? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    535D turbo issues

    +1 plugs are only to start it, on some cars they light up to increase temps during a regen but I have never read anything related to that and the E6x cars. Engine stat is set at 88, car will run between 86 and 90 normally, it will not regen below 75c. Only emissions related faults stop a regen
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    E60 brake shoe backing plate

    Job done then, leave em alone
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    Your forum needs you!

    Hmm, I have not yielded the smeg hammer for a year
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    E60 brake shoe backing plate

    I know who you are
  24. Always check the urban dictionary after, I did as I didn't have a clue, US slang I think?
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    E61 aerial cable

    I'm in Ilkeston and can repair it if it is broken in the hinge, the parts are £33 (Genuine BMW repair parts) and an hours labour. It works out cheaper and easier than running a new cable the full length of the car! I drill out the cable in the bonded plug and silicon the new section into it. Unfortunately it isn't a case of posting a repair section as you need the crimps to fit the plug on the existing coax. Buying a used one is a false economy as it will already be weak from use.
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