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    E61 530i
  1. DVLA Error - 57 instead of 51?

    I've seen similar things before, and I think it was the year of import, rather than the year of manufacture that was stated. You won't be able to put a newer than a 51 plate on it.
  2. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Agreed to trade it in for an X5.
  3. The old thermostat questions (again)

    Took mine on a nice long trip today. 100 miles each way, and the temperature finally reached the mid eighties, as it should be... So, I'm fairly sure my gearbox stat is goosed. I would say I'd change it, but I'm changing the car instead. Just never really 'felt' the feeling in the E61, so it's going. On to an X5 instead.
  4. The old thermostat questions (again)

    Appreciate that.. I said it more as a reminder to myself to look at my temps, but that'll have to wait til it's a bit warmer. Buggered if I'm doing that in this weather. .. Assuming the gearbox stat works like any other stat, then I guess the wax must have leaked out somehow? Maybe a bad crimp on the housing, or something. And I know you don't like the idea, and frankly, I don't blame you, but maybe the Renault in line stat is the answer....
  5. The old thermostat questions (again)

    I got my temp display on on the way home from work tonight. 35 minute drive, 20 mins rural roads, 15 mins on the motorway. Temp didn't go above 69, although it is blimmin cold out there tonight..
  6. The old thermostat questions (again)

    Bloody hell.. I thought it was crap before, but that really does take the piss... Can't be three dodgy stats, can it? You'd hope not, but then again, I guess you sort of hope it is! Maybe get your man at Hella to pick one out and give it a thorough test before wrapping it nicely and posting it to you?
  7. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Where does that Fit?
  8. The old thermostat questions (again)

    Bloody ell.. That's not good at all! Good job you're doing the work yourself and not getting a garage to change them!
  9. The old thermostat questions (again)

    Tstill got your old one ?
  10. The old thermostat questions (again)

    Carparts4less couldn'tcareless?
  11. The old thermostat questions (again)

    As you said, it isn't that old and is pretty poor if it's failed already, but at least it could be an answer. And hopefully it'll be a warranty exchange, so no cost? But... you said the return pipe is cold, so.......
  12. Warning light

    Central locking? Window locks? Can you post a picture of the sign?
  13. The old thermostat questions (again)

    Ahh. That does seem odd. ..
  14. The old thermostat questions (again)

    Can it be down to it being bloody cold and damp at the moment? I'm leaving mine til it's a bit warmer and see if I actually do have a problem or not....
  15. The old thermostat questions (again)

    Thanks for that. Guess I'll try and block it off and see if the temp rise nicely.