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  1. High Emissions light 525 d 56'reg

    I got car back from RSJ Independent BMW I left it with them for the last week and half. I had both EGR and Main thermostat which Indy supplied.( Car now warms up quickly and stays consistent at optimum temp whether pottering around town or on highway ) I also had the Glow plug controller (which I supplied) changed, which requires removal of inlet manifold, which was also decoked. Indy also removed swirl flaps changed gaskets and fitted blanks that I supplied, checked all vacuum hoses and resecured whilst refitting, ensured no leaks. Lastly Fitted and registered new Exide battery that I supplied, and completed final diagnostics and cleared fault codes, all of the above work all in for £250. and best news is no more High emissions EML, I believe the high emissions light could have been triggered due to, a. vacuum hose potentially being insecure on EGR, that’s just a guess based on what’s was posted above, and because the Indy didn’t highlight this but may have been too preoccupied stripping it to notice. He did say the vacuum hoses were all intact and not deteriorated. b. The only thing the Indy pointed out was slight leak on one of inlet manifold gaskets, all which were replaced with swirflap blanking kit. this could have been a possibility c. this is probably a stretch but the replacement battery ironing out glitches in various ecu’s. I’m sure I read some post somewhere that various fault codes inc high emissions light was triggered by low battery and surges in alternator charge. d. The replacement glowplug controller allowing glow plugs to work properly, coupled with the replacement EGR and Thermostats ensure the car attains optimum temperature and runs leaner thus lowering the exhaust emissions. Incidentally this also satisfies all the conditions for a successful DPF Regen. Food for thought Prior to even rectifying the high emissions fault I still had 100k mls left on DPF status in the I drive menu. However rather than allowing the possibility of unnecessarily clogging the DPF due to faults highlighted above I thought best to get them rectified as prevention is better than cure ! It would have been nice to accurately pin point the high emissions fault to one particular underlying cause but alas we are we’re at !
  2. E60 Swirl Flap size anyone ?

    It went in for the glow plug module replacement and whilst the inlet was off I had all gaskets and blanking plates fitted. The original flaps were actually in really good nick and weren’t heavily crudded gaskets too, but thats probably down being a low miler and to fitting a new EGR and Engine Carbon Clean last year. So took above advice and preemptively replaced so jobs a good one !
  3. BMW Recalls

    Thanks Andrew I checked that out before but it appears BMW are dodging the Brake Servo issue even though DFST website highlight it across the range, they acknowledged the BMW battery clamp needs doing because I’ve never taken it in (was preoccupied with my new F30 3 series M sport since 2014 but which has now departed) and started to refocus on this old timer which had since more or less new.
  4. BMW Recalls

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  5. BMW Recalls

    My variant is a Jan 2007 pre LCI 525 d MSport 1. I've read about Brake servo seal and oil contamination affecting the E60's 2. and the risk of fire due to faulty battery cable clamp, 3. ZF Auto Gearbox Mechatronic sleeve incorrect fitting causing oil seepage The above issues potentially pertain to my model has anyone referred back to bmw and had issues corrected.? Is it an issue if the recalls are dating back to 2010? or even prior ? will BMW honour them ? heres Link to a useful site that highlights recalls and technical service bulletins http://ukcar.reviews/bmw-5series-e60-e61-2003-problems-recalls/
  6. E60 Swirl Flap size anyone ?

    Thanx for replies, The Indy said he'd thoroughly check the condition of them before recommending blanking plates. He sounded pretty confident because he has been a specialist over the last three decades, that they wouldnt be prone to failure, he's seen them deteriorate on the earlier types but never in the post 2006. Ive been lucky in the past owning two E39 530d sports one had 190k the other 130k both of which I had clicked most often mileage and was fortunate never to have them fail on me.
  7. E60 Swirl Flap size anyone ?

    Thanx for replies, Real OEM confirms it's a flap motor manifold, how often do the the later type with thicker spindles break ?
  8. Hi My vehicle is in with an Indie and he is changing glowplug controller which requires the inlet to be whipped off, so as a preventative measure I asked him to check out condition of swirl flaps (the cars only covered 80k mls he's confident being a later model equipped with the stronger spindle type and low mileage it shouldn't be deteriorated) However in the event they are I want to know the size fittedto mine. I have an M57TU D25 engine, the vehicle is a 525d Msport on a 56' reg production date Jan 2007, what size swirl flaps is it likely to have ? is it true that pre 2004 had 22mm and 2004-2005 could have had either and 2006 onwards were fitted with 32mm ? I know the only way to be sure is to check but to save time because the Indie is so busy and would need parts at hand, I wanted to be forearmed with replacement part especially as they're only available online and can't be picked up from a parts store,
  9. Hi anyone know what's correct battery spec / Amps and cold cranking for a 56' Jan 2007 pre Lci 525d M sport ? Also is registration or coding a must ?
  10. High Emissions light 525 d 56'reg

    less than 5 seconds ago · #5 Thanks for reply,I'm not really a dab hand at technical jobs, the BM Indy replaced the EGR Pressure controller and glowplug (he should have just replaced the glowplug controller and the inlet to EGR vacuum hose whilst the manifold was stripped. The same Indy also replaced the MAF and EGR last year. I just want to be armed with enough info to direct him and let him know I can't be fobbed off, The EGR pressure controller was the recent job he did along with glow plugs and no sooner had completed the job and I drove out of the garage the high emissions and EML came on again (I initially went into the garage bcos this light came on, albeit when I Took the car in there was a discernible Intermittent power loss, which since the replacement of pressure controller and plugs, I'm not currently experiencing. could it be just something as simple as the vacuum hose being off ? I'll try and get him to re-examine, also in relation to glow plug controller fault code if it was really faulty would the car start on the button as mine currently does, evening cold weather starts ???
  11. High Emissions light 525 d 56'reg

    Sorry for belated reply Yes they have been checked no issues with them, I just wanted to know if the vacuum pipe between the EGR and inlet would cause the high emissions light ? despite the car running fine, and I want to know whether deteriorated or disconnected causes rough running (which incidentally isn't the case with mine), then I can safely isolate it to the glowplug controller -(othe fault code is coming up for the glowplug controller) but want to know what's the correlation with high emissions light and the EML light being constantly on ?
  12. Hi anyone assist, I have a 525 d 86k mls 56' pre LCI, it's had an impeccable service history, no dpf issues, no warning lights and all check boxes on I drive indicating no issues. The MOT emissions very clean, however currently have high emissions light on, Chronology last year the high emissions light came on and the car ran lumpy, however the emissions light was on due to a faulty EGR, My BMW Indy replaced this along with the Air Mass meter, it cured the fault less as than a year later the high emissions light re-appeared, the car momentarily ran lumpy. The fault codes threw up EGR controller (I believe this is also known as EGR pressure controller/converter) and it threw up a number of glow plug errors. The Indy replaced the EGR controller or pressure converter and replaced all the glow plugs. The car ran fine for a day or two but then the light came on. The car still runs fine despite the light being on I don't think there no discernible performance loss. I have read other threads in other forums and ppl often associate temp stats can cause issues however interrogating the hidden menu, mine sits at 90-92 degrees and does not fluctuate even on long motorway it sits at operating temp, so there are no stat issues. The Indy BMW diagnostics only throws up Glowplug controller error, however there is no issue with glow plugs because it starts on the button and all were replaced, also recently in Birmingham, we've had cold early morning spells and it starts on the button ??? I have also read other forum threads that sometimes the 4mm vacuum pipe from inlet manifold to EGR can deteriorate and in one case I read the pipe was not re-attached to EGR, but if this was the case would the car run normally like mine does or would there be power loss and excess smoke ?? i want to know whether glow plug controller can throw up the high emissions light? I don't want to be throwing money at something that may be unrelated. Is this fault just a glitch in the OBD/ECU is this quite common ? Please anyone any assistance would be much appreciated thanks in advance