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  1. Hi guy's just wondering if the e34 m5 throwing star rims would fit on a E60 2007 or am i whistling in the wind??
  2. Noticed that almost all rubber boots on front suspension ball joints are cracked and 1 or 2 split open. I would expect the boots of this 2009 car to last longer to be honest. These are the lower wishbone, trailing link and steering rod ball joints. Looking at the parts catalogue ( https://www.etkbmw.com/bmw/EN/search/selectCar/E60N/Lim/BMW+520d+N47/ECE/31_0655 ) it's not possible to replace just the ball joints, the entire arms need to be replaced. Is that correct?
  3. Hi guys after becoming more and more impatient with my 5 series poor quality audio system so I've decided to go ahead with a full install and upgrade all of the audio system .... Ive sourced 2 replacement front headrests which will each house a 7" tft screen, up front a pioneer DVD player with a complete custom install of all components and amplifiers to accompany it, I will be leaving the existing head unit and speakers in their original positions, I want to retain all features of the existing idrive, Bluetooth, and navigation as they are in use daily, I will be starting this in the next 2 weeks and il post pics and a walk through of what I've done to accompany the build, The new head unit will be located in the recess in bottom of PHOTO 1 below the existing radio/cd player. This will have its own separate power supply, I am hoping the dash does not need removing for this to be installed Front of the car, 6" coaxial component set consisting of speaker, crossover and tweeters The tweeter will mount upon the dash itself to fire into the cockpit, The 6" speaker will be housed in a custom built pod in the door card PHOTO 2 (The bit we all dump junk into as you can see clearly in mine currently ) Rear of car ( The exciting bit ) rear shelf will have another custom built pod to house another 6" coaxial right behind the rear head rest PHOTO 3, TRUNK SPACE 2 x 12" ported subwoofers in a custom made box ( The plan is to only use enough space that boot space is not compromised ) Enclosure will be designed with the theory of small perameters taken into consideration, This will allow the subs to fire correctly and produce the correct amount of punch / rumble and ultimately bass that I'm desperate for. This entire system will be pioneer to accompany the head unit DVD Player PHOTO 4 Power will be supplied by 1x pioneer 4 Chanel amplifier (for front and rears) 1 x pioneer monoblock run in Phase to lower impedance of the subwoofers I have plenty of audio installation experience and I'm familiar in the use of fibreglass to design, Fit and secure the 4 pods needed, I've just had the head unit arrive PHOTO 4 and ive ordered enough dynomat to cover my living room (twice) Guys I'm not going to put a timescale on this install as I have a family and hold down a full time job so it will literally be an hour here and there when I can spare it !! I simply would love to take the car off the road and do it all at once but that just isn't an option. I can only hope if I do encounter any issues / snags along the way the community will be on hand to assist and provide advice along the way. Photos and descriptions to follow, My next day off is this coming Tuesday which will hopefully see the headunit and power supply put in, Thanks for reading all and I hope this may encourage more of you to be a little more adventurous with your 5s cheers Jon
  4. My idrive mask unit gave up and I bought a used unit from ebay and fitted it and brought it to an autospark to get it coded to my car but he has been unable to now to get radio working as of yet but all other functions are working - any advice would be really appreciated - thanks
  5. Hi all. New here on the look out for an e60 535d within the next month or two. Is it possible to get a good one for around the 6k Mark? Should I be put of by high mileage? Cheers all and if anyone has a nice 535d there looking to sell drop me a pm
  6. So...just about to sell my bmw in the next two weeks and this problem starts (view link) notice rpm and fuel gauge not moving when starting up and centre console flashing Im guessing something's gone wrong in the wiring Anyone else faced this problem or have any ideas what's happening On a side note: The car is for sale if anyone is interested
  7. Hi Gents, I'm Matt, an automotive and systems engineer from Hampshire. I'm also an admin on E60/E61 Owners Club UK's facebook page. Been browsing for a while so thought I would post some pics of the current beater, my 530d. This is slightly disjointed but i'm not very good at documenting/taking photos as I do stuff - hopefully I will be better now! So, I bought a 530d SE on a 53 plate 2 years ago. FBMWSH and 90k, for the mighty sum of 4k. I do about 30k a year so needed something that would eat up the miles whilst still being a bit fun. Originally I planned on keeping this standard and having a toy seperately, but the more I drove this thing the more I fell in love with it. Bought it, got it home. Gave it a clean, chucked some spare wheels on as the 16s weren't cutting it The following day took it to my mates just over the Welsh border for a remap and so I could sort my swirl flaps out. Had pre-ordered the kit as I knew I wanted this model So swirl flaps deleted, EGR blanked, remap done. No DPF as pre-dpf. Instantly 100% better to drive!! Wheels were awful, 2 had cracked. Got rid and got some (similar) Japanese lightweight equivalents. BMW wheels are the worst for cracking. New wheel specs 19x8.5 and 19x.9.5 - 20mm front spacers 10mm rear. Chucked the wheels on, replaced the crank pulley as it was shot. Bought some prosport coilovers, used them before. Always been the best out of the "cheap" units available. Chucked them on The wheel colour wasn't doing it for me, gave them to my mate who powdercoated them. Colour is his own blend of hyper silver. Looking sorry for herself on the original wheels got the tyres on... Better! Painted the brake calipers, cleaned them up and regreased all 4: then just drove it for a while and did some maintenance bits (new brakes & fluid, full service etc)..I go all over the place with work! Some random pics... A guy I know came out and mopped the whole car. Did a sterling job - paintwork is suprisingly good! Missus drove the car once and scuffed the bumper....had it sorted by another friend Then I lost a load of recent photos.... I've since had all the window trims off and used BMW shadowline tape to black them out. Next step is hybrid turbo as mine is slowly dying. I also want to tint the windows and might end up throwing some money at it (new bumpers/wheels etc). Some of my previous cars:
  8. Looking for 535d around 6k budget
  9. Hi There I have a BMW E60 N52 523I 2005 model. I have 240000km on. I recently started using about a liter of oil for every 400km. I'm using Shell 5W30. But i have also notice while driving each time i apply the Brake and Accelerate thereafter i get this puff of smoke from the exhaust. I don't get any smoke while in traffic or stand still. I intermittently get a puff of smoke when i start the car. I have not fault lights on my dash and the car is well taken care off. I will appreciate your advise. Thank you in advance
  10. Hi all, Over the years I have managed to accumulate various pieces of BMW documentation from an assortment of sites and sources. I thought it time to place them all in one location where everyone can access them. They are available from my Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxDd4Jzlov8Efmg5VVVEaTZVYkplN3MzaGZLQUEzaWFjU0luMl81cW9oSGxlOENGbTlKQW8&usp=sharing The folder currently contains the following: E60 engineer training modules; M Division documentation; Various E60 manuals and guides, and an assortment of BMW presentations. As I find more I will upload them to the Drive and update this post. Mods - Bearing this in mind, perhaps it would be handy to make this pinned? Best, Horsey *Please note I do not own the documents or claim to be the author of them*
  11. Hi I have BMW 530i 2007 suddenly i got some issue with it, some time the memory of seat position, mirror and time going and have to re adjust again can any one help me to know the reason and also lights and car sound increasing and reducing
  12. Just testing the water to see if anyone had any after market alloys for my 530i M Sport?Getting tired of repairing these Spiders
  13. Hey guys, Im an e60 owner and have a standard radio unit currently, I'm sure you have heard or seen this question before and I will start searching the threads for my answer, I've found a speaker under the driver seat, There is no logic7 and the speaker does work (can feel vibrations) What I wanted advise on is there an onboard amplifier on these vehicles if so where is it located ? and secondly is it "controllable " ? I.e can I increase its power as you would on an aftermarket unit ? I have seen many posts about just changing the whole setup which is probably next step, just don't want to loose any of the features of the current system idrive etc thanks guys jon
  14. Hello all, New to forums, have recently embarked on a upgrade project on my beloved 06 M5. I have upgraded the CCC to CIC, changed the controller and installed the high LCI ac panel. I have an issue with the ac not being cold, have had it re gassed, changed compressor to no joy. (it was working before the upgrade). I have also done the pin 21 hack to stop the engine fan from running constantly, I am just stuck with where to go from here. Has anyone upgraded a pre lci high ac to lci high ac and had the same issue? Any help would be much appreciated!
  15. Hey Guys and Gals, I am just starting the hunt for my next possible whip, narrowed down to the BMW 5 series (as I love the shape) however im not experienced with these cars so could I ask for advise ( not looking for massive debates just down to earth god fearing straight advice) what do I go for basically.... im a high mileage user family of 4 my journey is just over an hour each day all motorway round trip of 110 miles give or take ! I like my cars to look the part so was thinking of the M sport but engine choice is sticky for me do I look at the 525d or the 520d I want manual also as I prefer to drive my own car and have never liked an auto box, I want something from 2005 to 2006 reg as that's what my budget is going to allow for now sub 4k .... thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to the advice Jonathan
  16. BMW 530 diesel. Been having some starting problems with my bmw for sometime now the car doesn't start unless using easy start then once the cars running it will run perfect soon as you take revs over around 3500 or try to push the car throttle hard car will random cut out.. Then will not start unless using easy start also I was driving low revs other day and lost all power with loads of black smoke coming from the exhaust replaced so many parts.. new high pressure fuel pump, fuel filter, brand new ecu, crank and cam sensor, fuel rail sensors what else can be causing me these problems any idea ? Please help this car has been doing my but in since I bought it ? Thanks in advance... Attachments below shows the faults I'm getting when plugged in on AA's scanner.
  17. Hi All, Looking for a BMW E60 530D M Sport ideally around West Midlands but don't mind travelling. Let me know what you've got!
  18. Afternoon people my car is coming up for a service in April. anyone recommend me somewhere to take it please. Im in Ashbourne. Hughes brothers in Derby, has anyone had dealing with them? Thanks in advance
  19. Hi guys, So just had my front pads changed by a local garage, these were Mintex pads which he insisted are "Better than Brembo" so I went for them. Anyway the first day a got it back it was making a little humming noise as though the pads are touching the discs constantly. So took it back to him and told him, he said "They are just bedding in, if you only change the pads and not the disc it will take a few miles for it to adapt". So I kept driving it for a few days and the noise went away, however I still feel that one of the side is sticking, you can still hear a little bit of rubbing (being a 5 series 3L it's hard to notice when driving). Any you guys experienced this? What could be the fault? I called him again yesterday and told him that I need them checking over so will be going to him after work today but need to know what to look for as I have never changed the pads myself, could it be needing grease? Maybe something loose? Cheers
  20. Hi I was just wondering what this part is called? Mine is spewing oil, I'm hoping it's just a gasket that needs replacing, also getting fumes in the cabin.
  21. Fallen in love with the e60 shape and just about everything about it , however, the 335i is awesome. Other countries sell the 535i e60 but not here in the UK, if I was to consider starting this project with my mechanic friend what would be the best donor car to start with? You can pick a 520i for £2k but I'm not sure what would need to be changed to support the engine change I am considering just getting the 535d but I'm leaning more towards petrol and like the tuning potential of the 335i engine Thanks
  22. Hi I've recently purchased 2004/54 Bmw 525d manual bought this car off a friend to tow my Trailor the car is really slow and has no power fault code that come up on reader p14a7 any ideas wot this could be
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    Hi every 1 bought my 55reg Bmw 535d 268bhp 2 weeks ago the man told me it was standard what he knew of and he owned the car nearly 5 year when I got the car home I noticed the dpf had gone and pipes were welded in its place also he said it wasn't remapped so I went to get the car remapped to find out it's already stage 1 with swirl flap and dpf delete so he tried his map on the car and it didn't feel any quicker than what it was when I 1st got it we also today 5/02/17 had the car on the rolling road and only made 297bhp I thought this should be 330bhp upwards and the torque was down has any 1 else on here had this problem. All your help would be gratefull find the rolling road print out attached thanks in advance
  24. Hey everyone, just bought my first BMW, it's a 56 plate 520d m sport auto with 103k mileage but I've got some (what I think are) problems. I'd just like someone to tell me if they think it's a genuine problem before I ring up the garage I bought it from, the blokes really nice so I'm not to bothered about calling him just don't want to look an idiot The car itself is in mint condition and it has bags of paperwork with it. 1. The acceleration seems to be really poor, 0-20 it's fine but then it seems to crawl up after that, after 70 I really struggle to get it to go faster, 80mph + there seems to Be no more power at all. 2. It says 'head unit not coded correctly', looking at the secret menu the software is still showing 2006 software, not a massive problem just abit annoying. I'm not sure if I'm imagining the acceleration problem as I've gone from a v6 A6 to this 520d so obviously it's going to be abit slower I just didn't imagine it being that much slower!
  25. Afternoon all. Returning to the 5 fray with my first E60 Picking up a super rare 545i Manual on Tuesday and the first thing I want to do is free up that V8 noise. I've seen evidence of some successful muffler deletes on You Tube, but my local independents don't want to touch the job for fear of ballsing up the emissions readings (they do MOT's so understandable I suppose) I'm not going to try anything like this myself, so does anyone know someone who will, without cocking up the lights on the dash? I'm keen to keep the cat to avoid future MOT problems. Thanks in advance