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  1. Biotoxic

    535d Turbo and Intercooler Hoses

    I used the hoses in your first image. Get the proper jubilee clips(forgot the actual name of them). Recommended! You will have to use the Dremel to get the metallic bits off the aluminum hose where the boost pressure sensor is located in order to fit those hoses a.k.a. you will need to order 4 jubilee clips instead of 2. I got pre-LCI 535d.
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    Anybody had a carbon clean on e60 d

    go for it, it will feel better afterwards.
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    Quick NCS Dummy question - what module should be selected?

    To add to this. Once you select the module and it says get coded.. under the Jobname = SG_CODIEREN there usually will be three modules listed. They are the files what NCS uses for fitted specific module. For example KOMBI in this case will use a file name KMBI_PL2.c05 this is what you need to select in NCS dummy. see attached image for details. http://codinge90.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Screenshot-5_11_2014-4_54_21-PM1.png
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    NCS Questions

    In C:/NCSExpert/CFGDAT (or something similar) there is a .txt file containing the error log with all the error codes. check it out.
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    Anybody had a carbon clean on e60 d

    I did this for 535d in May. Money well spent. Engine oil change after its done is a must. I got mine cleaned from the fuel lines at the engine bay so its from the fuel side only but still it increased my average mpg by 2. It is possible to to do it from the Fuel tank and from just behind the MAF. It will cost a bit more, but it will clean the Inlet manifold and valves leading to the cylinders. I didn't do it myself as I manually cleaned the EGR and inlet manifold before Carbon cleaning.
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    Torque converter

    I will have to change it soon, where did you find that they have a upgraded one available? Some time ago I found a link about the upgraded parts whenever you send your TC for a refurb for slighly increased fee somewhere here in UK. Ugraded/uprated parts included, shafts, turbine wheel or something and other bits and pieces. it would definitely suit me then.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Made backups of all the modules fitted to my car, slow and steady one by one, but in the end they might come handy if I mess up something. Lol
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    Oil in the intercooler and intake pipe 535d

    Haven't seen the one you describe. You can get one that fits M57 engine and universal ones. More or less they are connected to the crankcase ventilation system that connects to the air intake pipe after MAF. It filters the gases coming from the crankcase breather. You could fit the old toilet rool type in your vortex case to lower the oil residue in the intecooler, but you should change it once in a while. It will almost eliminate oil getting into the intercooler if combined with a oil catch tank and you would then see if your turbos are sucking out the oil through the seals or not (the do that from the factory, but not much).
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    Oil in the intercooler and intake pipe 535d

    I am considering to fit a decent oil catch tank. Might be suitable for you as well.
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    Not another angel eye bulb question!

    It will be a check control notification, hot and cold monitoring for the bulbs you will change in CAS-LMA and LMA-LMA modules. If your car is LCI one then it should/could be LMA2 module. Check online for the guides, if needed. In pictures bellow I was comparing two trace files, but to you will need to set them to Nicht_active to disable check control error messages.
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    Not another angel eye bulb question!

    I bought something similar but for pre LCI. Although it said canbus error free they were fine as coronas (angel eyes) but the stuff I bought for fog lights gave me an light bulb error. I coded them out and no more error on the dash. Can give you the module name and what you need to code if needed. Regarding the bulb not working I suppose you have the same connectors and they fit in it. Get two spare wires (isolated off course) and then just change the polarity of the wires. If they work use the pliers to cut off the wires and reverse the polarity on the bulb connection side. Worked for me, but in different occasion.
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  16. 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?