Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Feedback


Posts posted by NoSmokeNoPoke

  1. 11 hours ago, Oldbmwman said:

    I had a shocking whistle from up above when I bought my 550i and pinned it down to the seal around the sunroof.  Sorted by genuine seal from BMW_Direct via ebay part number 5410724555 cost around £26 from memory.  Bit of a b****r to get the old glue off with thinners but 100% cure.  Could not run without  inner cover closed before sorting due to the noise.  I later discovered this was a known problem.

    I have a sunroof Seal to get fitted bud. Selling up I think so it can go with the car. 

  2. 9 hours ago, BigmanGav said:

    Well I believe a stage 1 adds 50bhp and 100nm torque dunt it? So that would sit it at 322 bhp and then whatever the dpf,cat and egr deletes add to it I’ve not got a rolling road print out. 

    By the looks of it you have the supporting mods for stage 2 so only a other remap is required. 

  3. 2 hours ago, Blobby said:

    Check the plastic vertical infill either side of the windscreen.. During one cold winter i think the frost popped them out a bit on mine and it took me ages to find the source of the whistling.. 

    I gave them a tap with the palm of my hand from top to bottom which re-seated them

    Is this a part on the exterior or interior mate? 

  4. This is a proper pain in my a##e now. Above 50mph there’s wind noise coming from either the top of the screen or in through the interior light centre unit where the mirror is. I thought it could be the windscreen seal so I ran a bead of silicone along it. No joy still the same I can’t put my finger on where it’s comjng from. Could it be the sunroof seal? Long journeys are getting really annoying now as it starts to whistle at 70mph. 

  5. I’ve put new reversing light bulbs in the led ones that are error free. The work when I fitted them and tested before I drove away. Now each time the right side doesn’t work and puts a bulb error up. The bulb itself is fine though as works on the other side. Keeps going off on the right side. Is there a common wiring fault for rear lights at all? 

  6. 10 hours ago, BigmanGav said:

    I’d prefer to keep stock turbo’s for now but I will get a bigger intercooler 

    Thinking seen your post on Facebook mate. You won’t need a bigger intercooler on the stock turbos for 380hp. Only if you are fitting Hybrids really you would need to change it. A good mapper will get you to 380hp with fairly simple mods and a remap. Mine made 377hp on the stock turbos at Ecotune. Maybe look at changing the vac lines and boost pipes just in case there is some wear. With added boost pressure it may put strain on the old vac lines. 

  7. 21 hours ago, Blobby said:

    Did you think of removing the 535d badge from the rear?

    My E61 went in for some scratch removal on the rear meaning they had to remove the 535d. I kind of like not having it back on

    I’m tempted to put a 520d badge on it to be honest. Would be a right sleeper then. 

  8. On 18/04/2018 at 2:59 PM, Mashed Potatoes said:


    If you don't mind me asking, what made them not fill you with confidence? I have no affiliation with them, it's just outright curiosity. We only sell the xHP software because we ran it on our own cars first as regular users to see what it was like. After being amazed with it ourselves and speaking to Clemens - one of the guys that set up xHP and developed it, we were completely sold and signed up to be dealers for their software - we were one of the first in the UK to sign up to become dealers for them, and at one point there was nobody else apart from me and Gareth at Map Tech over near Scunthorpe (we've worked together for years) in the North. There were literally no other dealers higher up the country between us two and the north coast of Scotland. 

    The guy just seemed half asleep to be honest. Not very interested might be a better way of explaining rather than no confidence. If left me thinking do I really want this guy touching my car sort of way. I don’t know just got that feeling. 

  9. 10 hours ago, RightHandGoose said:



    I would be interested in what the place Glasgow says as well, I was supposed to contact them a few months after a discussion with Mash............

    I just got a call back from them and they said they can do the flash. The guy on the phone didn’t give me great confidence to be honest but He said it’s £270 and takes a couple of hours. He’s getting back to me with a date for it. 

  10. 6 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:




    They are listed as the following:


    Ultraxenon Ltd

    269 Alexandra Parade 
    G31 3AD Glasgow, GB

    0141 554 0486


    I'm a good few hours away from you, I'm on the Wirral between Chester and Liverpool so not exactly down the road! :(

    Thank you very much for the info. I have emailed them so I’ll see what comes back. If they don’t do it I may well be making the Trip to you.