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    Nissan Qasquai, BMW 520d M Sport, Honda CBR1000rr Fireblade

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    Replacing front fogs

    I managed to do mine by sliding out the main headlight unit and reaching down inside the bumper to the fog light, I was then able to swap out the bulb by touch. A bit fiddly but a damn sight easier and quicker than jacking up and removing the wheel etc.
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    1500 rpm judder

    I had this exact same problem about this time last year with the judder and rev jumping at 1500rpm. Was indeed my torque converter. Got it rebuilt by a ZF specialist and its good as new now, the repair/rebuild guaranteed for life too!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Hit 160k miles on the way to work this morning!
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    Discs / pads / sensors - cost?

    Agree with d_a_n your hub and calipers will be sized/spaced for the discs that were fitted previously sonyou will need to buy those specified for your car. When I did my front ones Eurocar parts gave me the smaller 310mm discs instead of the 324mm ones for my 520D by mistake, I never even realised until I tried fitting one, it wouldnt even fit correctly onto the hub had to go back and change them.
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    Discs / pads / sensors - cost?

    Keep an eye on Euro car parts, you can get Brembos on there and they frequently have really good sales. I got brembo front disks and pads for about £150 and another £8 for the sensor off ebay (Althoigh I mistakenly got 2 as I never realised you only need 1 sensor per axle!) the guide already linked above is really easy to follow to DIY, all you need is a jack and a decent socket set.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Just been out for a spin with the new HIDs, got to agree with you, way better than Halogens and even my LEDs I was running. Just put the high power LEDs that the HIDs replaced into the full beams too. Just need LED fog lights and thats me set!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I know its most likely not going to make a difference at the MOT, but im just a bit wary after reading so many conflicting things. Just wanted to take away any doubts!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    HIDs fitted now the MOT is over and done with! Got to say they dont look massivley brighter than the halogens or LEDs I have used previously. Admittedly it was daytime so cant say for certain, will have another look in a few hours once its dark!
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    What engine oil do you use?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F370483000601 Used this stuff for my last 2 oil changes, absolutley no issues with it.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    MOT this evening. Passed with flying colours, no advisories or minors!! Not bad for a motor about to hit 160k miles!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Went to go top up my power steering fluid again and the leak seems to have stopped!! I did use reccomended pentosin instead of generic CHF11 last top up and Im not sure if the pentosin has conditioner in it which has revived a leaky seal somewhere like a leak stop does possibly?? In any case its in for its MOT next week so going to get them to have a look and see what they find!
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    Tire reccomends

    Likewise, its not like i thrash the car either and the wear was even across both so it wasnt a tracking issue wearing down an uneven spot. Cant rule out that maybe I just got a bad batch I guess.
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    Tire reccomends

    Good point, forgot about that! The rim protection on the goodyears did save my alloys on a few occasions!!
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    Tire reccomends

    Im in two minds, do I replace with another 'premium' tyre or go for something cheaper? I have had rotallas before on my old Passat and they were decent enough and lasted ages (just over 3 years and 30k miles), never had any issues with grip/handling etc, but admittedly that was a FWD and a bit more forgiving than the E60.
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    Tire reccomends

    That was always my understanding too....