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  1. Right, so... In order to pass my MOT I had to install a DPF on my existing 3'' straight pipe. Whenever I did that I mentioned that I would like to do a dyno before and after It's done. MOT sorted now, but I wasn't expecting this... Specs: 03/2005 E60 535d, K&N panel filter, Stage 2 remap to 330HP, DPF/CAT removed, 3'' straight pipe, Silicone vacuum hoses, Inlet manifold cleaned, boost pipe/hoses changed to an aftermarket silicone ones So on the first run with just the straight pipe fitted it was: So 345.6 HP and 579.06 Nm on a rollers with the engine warm(car was parked for about 30 minutes before the dyno) then shortly after they did the second run, this time it was: 313.8 HP and 562.39 Nm So on the second run, I lost 31.8 HP and 16.67 Nm Then, after the DPF was fitted I was shocked of the power figures... First run after it was fitted:...... Second... and the last one......................................... So...... it feels like I a driving a 525d now or worse..... My conclusion: I lost about 110 HP after I fitted as it turns out now, a badly blocked DPF When I checked in ista, my back pressure was 320 bar, but after the cleaning, the backpressure now is about 4 bar on idle... Taking about ''No power or low power'' topics in here... that's the problem, most likely. Another thing that bothers me. There is a power loss just after the first run. Guy said it's most likely because of the stock intercooler not having enough time to cool down itself. Now I think I will be getting a Wagner one, but then I found alternative ones, although some modifications will be necessary. Mostly a 335 performance intercoolers look the same as Wagner ones, but the holes and positioning of them are a bit different. About £300 for one. After it will be sourced then some modifications to freeze the intercooler on request and I would use the dyno again just to see the difference how much HP and torque gains a larger intercooler can do.
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    Dyno runs and search for more power...

    Hold the DSC/DTC button for few seconds untill you get two warning messages. Then you can shift it in DS mode and you can actualy start moving off at the second gear (M2) once you are on the move you can shift in 4th. As far as I know most dyno's use 4th gear to do a test runs. Oh yes, whenever they started to test the car regeneration kicked in (although it shouldn't because of the stage 2 remap, something else needs adjusting.) So once in a while car smokes a lot because of it (but not with the DPF fitted. This needs to be addressed. . Will look into it whenever I will remove the DPF off the car.
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    Dyno runs and search for more power...

    I asked them to fit the DPF from 2.5 litre engine as it has a 3" as well and I asked them to fit in a way so I could remove the DPF myself whenever I need it and fit a straight pipe back on the exhaust itself. I didn't gut it because later on in a future mot centres could be able to measure if I actually have the element itself or not. So now I only have to remove the DPF and leave it in a shelf for the next mot to be hustle free. No idea about the dyno configuration. DPF I got it from a scrapyard for £160 with other bits and pieces. There is a brand new ones available on ebay for about £170.. I would suggest to get the brand new one, as you wouldn't have much hustle to clean them. Power wise feels like big turbo doesn't work. It is that bad... it only has some I mean some low down power...
  4. Hello there, 2005/3 E60 535d Msport automatic in Carbon Black. I always wanted to do a Project thread regarding a BM. I've seen a quite a lot of ''Project threads'' here and elsewhere mostly without any pictures or in-depth explanations or just a dead end threads. Hopefully, this should become one.... So then... I got this beauty advertised on Gumtree as a high mileage one(192k miles on it at the time of purchase), so it was a cheap one, just 3.5k. Since I am not afraid of a high mileage cars I opted for this one instead of 2008 E60 530d LCi. The guy that I bought it from used it mostly to get to work in Dublin and Belfast and since he is living near Newry, he did a quite a lot of motorway miles. Just to make sense why I chose this instead of LCi was most of the distances he traveled. Just to make sense of it: If I had a choice to buy a lower spec car from somebody out in a country and a car, that has mostly been used at the town/city with higher spec gadgets and gizmos I would choose the one that is at the countryside every time. Why? because of: 1. It's a diesel! It is supposed to be used on longer journeys to be more economical than the same capacity petrol engine. Since I do a lot of miles myself this is why I went for it. 2. It's a diesel! It clogs up if you drive like a granny on Sundays after a church mess on your way to see the relatives/friends while doing 20-30 mph and an A-class roads where the max speed limit is 60.... Since this doesn't apply to me as I am on a motorway for a most of the miles to get to work, I don't have a problem with it. Diesel needs to be driven harsh once in a while to burn off the soot and other deposits from inlet manifold and surrounding areas. If you're doing less than 8k miles a year, diesel is not for you! 3. It keeps me busy. I wouldn't know what to do If I would buy a brand new car. Changing oil is easy, but I am looking for a challenge so a new car is a no-no for me... I like to get my hands dirty once in a while and the feeling after ou get when you fix something yourself.... Those who know what I am talking about, they will understand. 4. I can fix stuff, I can change it if it needs to be changed and I am not too sure how to do it there is that wonderful thing called ''Google'', but it needs to be master as well as not everything you see or read on there is true.... 5. I always wanted a Black BM with beige leather seats! 6. A bit more about myself at the ''Hello, I am new here'' section So there it goes, a bit of intro with a story and pictures and then straight into the stuff I have done so far. At first, it looked black on the advert, but whenever I went to see it for the first time it was actually a Carbon Black. Whit a lovely beige interior, a perfect combination in my opinion. When it's dirty or depending on sunlight conditions, it looks blue-ish or gray-ish.. (camera doesn't reflect the real color) At the Terraclean Co Down Since there is a character limit per post(but it is not displayed) I will continue in next post.
  5. How long it took to get it fixed at the garage? Did you sent it somewhere for re-refurbishment or bought as a new part?
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    It takes a few minutes for water to clear on mine.. maxy clogged DPF filter.. came from 2.5d fits mine 3" exhaust pipe tho. Mot passed with no problems. Power wise... some fiesta or other small car can easily overtake me ... not after this thing is cleaned tho. Now I understand "no power" or "low on power" articles and confusion. Will make a thread about it, but by fitting a clogged DPF filter (although it looked ok) I lost about 100 hp. . A ONE HUNDRED HP.!!!!!! Did a dyno before and after dpf was fitted... got the graphs and all.
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    Brake Pads

    Anybody tried a Mtec brake disks and EBC stuff pads? They make a disks and matching pads(different brands beside EBC) for 535s from 04-10..
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    Voltage regulator

    I changed brushes on my E46. total cost was about £4 off ebay. Time wise Saturday or Sunday depending on how long it takes to remove and assemble parts. will take some time to solder it as well. Check the power cable leading to an auxiliary heater core if you have one fitted. It was melted and gave short circuit to positive error in inpa.
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    Novichok poisoning

    here is a conspiracy theory... The woman who died, she doesn't look like a local.. sleeper agent/agents perhaps...
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    DPF removed and new MOT checks May 2018

    just to clarify, I have a 3'' stainless steel exhaust without the actual dpf filter fitted on it... Supposed to be: No filter- instant MOT fail...
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    DPF removed and new MOT checks May 2018

    Well as far as I know in mainland you can pass the MOT in any licensed/authorised garage/car repair shop In Here we have a MOT centres like this one https://goo.gl/maps/b57vLfybETy p.s Someone posted that you could ''be friendly with your local MOT guy'' to pass the MOT without the DPF but this is way different.. .
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    DPF removed and new MOT checks May 2018

    Anybody here from NI have passed the MOT without the DPF filter fitted? Slightly different rules for MOT in here....
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    Windscreen cover question

    Hi folks, Although I have a windscreen cover from my insurer, is there anything specific that I should know? Insurance will be renewed in August. I read that there is a specific windscreen for e60. Some kind of thinner coat near the rear view mirror for the tag readers for the toll roads for example... Maybe there are a UV or anti reflection covered one as well?
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    Replacing MAF, coding/resetting

    Engine-Activate-rough running measurements or smooth running. Might be slightly different for your car, but delete fault codes before you re set the adaptations.
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    Auto box differences 530d Vs 535d

    From what I read in online forums and and studying technical literature the difference is in one extra solenoid. Check out the Sonax zip kit. Long story short. 6HP26 unit itself can withstand up to 1000Nm if you use uprated parts. TCU is the limiting factor on stock gearbox. Like one transmission rebuilder said, you can fit the most expensive parts in a gearbox, so it could hande 1000 HP for example, but if the computer is not calibrated, it wouldn't do much good... Its like you fitted a piper-cross filter, uprated valves, custom camshaft, larger injectors, polished inlet/exhaust manifold ports, straight pipe, removed the cat/dpf but you didn't do a rolling road remap.... result would be not the way you want it to be... lucky for us 6HP26 owners(ZF in general) there is xHP flash tool available that uses android phone without the need for a winKFP to optimise the standard ZF gearbox, although you will still need a power supply as the first flash will take about 30 minutes to complete. Biggest gearbox killer is the high oil temperate/cooling system problems. Too much heat burns up the clutches in gearbox/torque converter. the material from those clutches clogs up the oil channels, solenoids other stuff. That's why there are two magnets on the sump. Unfortunately not everything gets filtered... That's why ZF updated their ''Lifetime'' oil and now they recommend to change it every 62k miles. ZF Services experts recommend to change transmission oil after 100,000 kilometers or after eight years at the latest. So in short too much heat will destroy your transmission.... This will be my next project...
  16. Hi folks, since I have a "cattle grind" effect(rpms flactuating while cruising, but not in a MS mode) I came to to conclusion that a torque converter needs to be refurbished/uprated. Found a company called Sussex autos, they also uprates/reinforce the TC locking mechanism(or something along those lines) Since the gearbox oil will have to be drained and new sump pan fitted anyway I thought that I could Google the other stuff that I could change it while at it. Besides mehatronic sleeve and other gaskets seals I found complete refurbishment kit/kits. Some of them comes with a nozzles(or something like that)and some don't, fair enough. Then I stumble upon different articles regarding this gearbox like stage 2 exedy sport clutch package that fits zf6hp26 AND 6R80(gearbox wich is a uprated gearbox but from Ford, straight fit would be nice..). Then there is a company in Autralia or NZ that does a uprated gearbox internals like drive shafts and other parts including TCs.... Anyway. . Has anybody bothered here to upgrade/uprate the gearbox for 535d? Got a remap and all but the gearbox and the TC is a limiting factor at the moment. I could change the oil and the TC + the seals/gaskets for the gearbox itself but for a extra £450 from exedy I could improve the gearbox so it handles close to 900-1000Nm instead of standart 700 Nm.. The other thing, is there a trader here or somebody else who could point me to the right direction where to get the ZF longlife 6 (or something like that) gearbox oil? I think I need a 10 litres of that stuff.. offcourse with a member discount and all.. Not too keen on ebay as one seller was offering 10 litres for £104 and the other one just offered 6 litres for £94.... something dodgy over there.
  17. If somebody likes technical literature read this 6R80 Component Upgrades If somebody wants to upgrade the gearbox, it is possible to use parts from Ford 6R80 gearbox. more to follow ...
  18. Did a quite a lot of "deep web" digging, a lot of coffee, long nights finding all the info.. now I more or less got it. Soon to be continued in my projects thread. There is one thing that I need help with.. Maybe somebody had to deal with someone who specialises in gearbox parts, could be in scrapyard or online shop. I need some parts from a Ford gearbox. To be specific a 6r80 gearbox. The OEM ones cost quite a lot... don't want to spend aprox $900 for a input shafts and about $300-450 more for three other bits.. I could source everything else, but at the moment I can't find those parts. If I can't find them, there is not much of a point to uprate the gearbox although it has done 207k miles (mostly motorway tho)...
  19. This would be a diy project. Doesn't look too difficult it's just the downtime that concerns me. If a ford gearbox is a straight fit, I wouldn't have to rush anywhere and slowly build it myself. Had a pleasure to strip the engine and put everything together and it worked. Gearbox looks easy enough to do at home...
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    E60 530d engine tapping noise

    When the old thread cames back from the dead (although the solution wasn't posted).... if anybody stumble upon this, the tapping sound is mostly caused by bad/bent valve. If this is a case then whenever you undo the oil filler cap, you should see a noticeable steam/exhoust smoke coming out of the crankcase suggesting a blow-by. If you are good enough with a spanner and a socket set, you could remove the valve cover so you could see the camshaft with all the lifters and other stuff, if the valve isn't seated enough or is damaged/bent causing a blow-by you should see a sludge on the lifter/rocker springs or around the area where the exhoust is entering the crankcase. It will look like a sludge/gunk/soot that you can normaly see at the EGR valve/inlet manifold. If that is the case, you have found the culprit. I bought the endoscope off the ebay, it cames handy. Lidl is selling something similar at the moment. You could remove the Inlet manifold and check the inlet valves, but you couldn't see the exhoust ones. See attached images, I took them while manifold was up for the cleaning. The other thing that it could make the sound perhaps is the vacuum pump. Run the engine and remove/move back the one way valve held place by a star type bolt (I think it was size 10) if you do that and the sound isn't there a vacuum pump is making a all the metallic tapping noise.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Looking goooood.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    pi3 +B (latest version) MULF is messing with the audio(random cut outs/silence). Since I removed it and there are no problems I was thinking to buy a raspberry as it has a Bluetooth 4.2!!!!!! built-in and Spotify premium will make great partners. Besides youtube and some other applications, It will be used as an Android mirror link(android for raspberry) and for the torque pro just to see some extra dials But will see how it goes. MOT is coming up, need to do some other stuff otherwise it's an instant fail
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    That's a video sorted, now it's just the audio connections and wiring to do and the passenger footwell will be free of cables and stuff.
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    Long Overdue TLC....

    I did a terracleaner. It was connected to the pipes under the bonnet. Mpg improved straight away. No more shakes and usual stuff. Just change the engine oil and filter after you do the terraclean, that's a must.