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    MK4 Golf GTi (350bhp), E39 Touring 525D

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  1. I can't get to it without taking the inlet off, so meh. It does neither, but it's consistent at around 2.2ish-k. A little stumble and then a second before it comes back into song. With the lines swapped it now has no issues doing triple figures, something it couldn't do before.
  2. adam-

    Coolant air bleeding

    Surely these aren't controlled by water flow and rather flaps that control air movement?
  3. Gentlemen, I blew the turbo up on my M57 525D (common rail). As you'll all know, this is my first BMW and my first diesel. I quite like it but it's full of flaws. More recently, the turbo blew up in spectacular fashion and made quite a mess. It hydrolocked with oil, it had 1.5L of oil in the intercooler etc etc. Threw a turbo on it and that was grand. Since then, I get limp mode and turbo flutter on heavyish/WOT load between 2.2k and 3.5k. It goes (kinda) after that. I replaced all the vacuum lines with new ones and the actuator arm moves about 10mm on startup. It moves cleanly. It's had a MAP sensor (genuine) and reads around 1000mbar at idle which is normal. There's a code for overboost and it's right.. "Boost pressure too big" - it says. As such, it goes into limp. In my haste, I'm not sure I've hooked up the pressure converter properly, so had a Google tonight and RealOEM suggests the top vacuum line is from the vacuum reserve and the bottom (smaller) goes to the actuator. I found a similar diagram with similar layout but can't see any turbos with valves on them to compare. So tonight, I went with the internet and swapped it (since the actuator was on the top port and I think that's wrong). Took it out there and no more surging, yay. Case closed, right? No. It gets to 2.5k where it hits peak boost and then it falls on its face. Still WOT, give it 2 seconds and it comes back in again. One more stumble (it just goes flat, like no boost) and then it comes into full song. It's like the vacuum res has emptied when full boost has come in and the pressure converter has opened up. TL;DR: >Can someone tell me how the vacuum lines go on these? Off the pump, down onto the spider-thing/cow udder/nipple selection under the inlet, then along to the vacuum res, off the vacuum res onto the TOP port of the valve. The BOTTOM port (smaller one) goes to the actuator? >How do I check the actuator is set up correctly? >What is with the now perfect (with two stumble) pull with the lines swapped? Dead valve? Dead res? Dead MAF? My right foot? I hate being the new guy on the block, I just don't know these yet! Cheers!
  4. adam-

    feeding car directly from 220v mains outlet?

    You will not find a standalone battery charger that can support >12v @ 400A. Be realistic. If you're that determined, build a jump pack from a battery and a charger like I said. Strong enough to start, strong enough to charge. Engage brain.
  5. adam-

    Coolant air bleeding

    Yes, that's fuel.
  6. adam-

    feeding car directly from 220v mains outlet?

    So what I suggested is fine. They're adjustable (to a degree), so can bring it down to a rock-steady 14.4v and disconnect the battery. They're cheap like Borsch too. 40A = ~600w so the baby one will do.
  7. adam-

    feeding car directly from 220v mains outlet?

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Switch-power-supply-600W-15V-40A-Small-Volume-Single-Output-Switching-power-supply-for-LED-Strip/32551595277.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dYWBCOW https://www.aliexpress.com/item/12V-15V-24V-27V-36V-48V-60V-72V-Switch-Power-Supply-1000W-For-LED-Strip-Light/32922917636.html?spm=2114.search0103.3.133.27e5537aPul9Dn&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10065_10068_10130_10547_319_317_10548_10696_10192_10190_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_10820_10301_10821_538_10303_537_536_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103_5735411,searchweb201603_51,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=9c987c8b-adbd-473a-ad13-63bc781ae3ad-19&algo_pvid=9c987c8b-adbd-473a-ad13-63bc781ae3ad That will do.
  8. It just becomes super messy and people trying to search Google later can't do it.
  9. adam-

    Coolant air bleeding

    Mine bled up on it's own three times now. Must know better than to mess with me.
  10. adam-

    SLS ride height on a 530d

    Sounds like it thinks the right side is 200mm off the ground and that isn't right. Height sensor?
  11. You annoy me with all the threads you create about the same topic. I had literally told you how to do it and you ignored it. Webasto comes on with 12v and stays on while 12v is on that pin. Remove 12v and it turns off. SMS, timer, switch, whatever you want to do, just 12v on that pin for how long you want to run it. I'm not an admin, but please keep it in one thread.
  12. They'll still fire with no plugs unless it's silly cold. They only come on in sub temperatures anyway.
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    feeding car directly from 220v mains outlet?

    This was talked about the other day. There are no cheap high current chargers. I use a 600w LED driver from AliExpress on our generator when we're camping for power. It'll keep 2 amps (1000w RMS and 400w RMS) running near enough for 10 hours before I need to leave the car running to top it off. They do 1000w versions too; bundle it in a box and leave it hooked up.
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    SLS ride height on a 530d

    What is the error message?
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    Adam's E39 Touring Project

    Malone's do tank juicy! Went to the Ivy for dinner. Was absolutely stunning but was ruined by two pretentious kents next to us. I was half way through paying and the other half was having a conversation with the waitress when the two guys next to us interrupted asking for service. Ended up in a reasonably heated argument in the middle of a posh-AF restaurant. Tempura prawns and squid.
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