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Today, in the ongoing hunt for the cause of crappy cold-starts and inj 1 switchoff I had the N53 apart again. Plugs out and cleaned, injectors out and cleaned, coils cleaned and checked, throttle body off and cleaned, high pressure fuel sensor replaced, would have replaced the low pressure fuel sensor too except I couldn't get the intake manifold clear sufficient to get to it.

On rebuild, all is good - clean start from cold. But that could be down to any one or combination of the actions.

 

The monitoring continues....

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Cleaned it. You know it has been way too long since the last one when you are cleaning green crap out of the window rubbers :unsure:

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12 hours ago, Hudds.taz said:

What's this sport button and what does it do?

 

It supposedly enables a hidden sports mode on car it supposed to stiffen up steering and make throttle more responsive 

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1 hour ago, khile said:

It supposedly enables a hidden sports mode on car it supposed to stiffen up steering and make throttle more responsive 

 

 Nice - never heard of that before now. Shame it appears to apply only to the petrol cars.

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 Nice - never heard of that before now. Shame it appears to apply only to the petrol cars.

It's available on both diesel and petrol auto cars but it's only part of the SAT (Sports Automatic Transmission) optional extra. If your car doesn't have shift paddles on the steering wheel then you won't have the sport button.

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On ‎01‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 11:36 PM, Grizzle_E60 said:

Replaced rear plate screws, and fitted new front grills. 

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Love the brightness of the inner ring mate. Which bulbs have you put in it? They're the adaptive xenons right?

 

How come you can't see the outer ring as clear? Or is it just the way the picture's been taken?

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Removed centre console:

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Removed useless phone cradle:

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Wired 2 12v sockets in rear:

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Installed Carly A2DP Bluetooth audio device (works great):

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Replaced CCC controller with CIC Controller:

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Changed gear stick and handbrake gators:

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Fixed front 12v socket spring.

Knackered now.

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15 hours ago, 525-Joe said:

 

 

Love the brightness of the inner ring mate. Which bulbs have you put in it? They're the adaptive xenons right?

 

How come you can't see the outer ring as clear? Or is it just the way the picture's been taken?

They are just these mate http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/No-Error-H8-40W-CREE-LED-Angel-Eye-Halo-Light-Bulb-BMW-E82-E90-E92-E60-X5-X6-Z4-/201348571466?hash=item2ee14f614a:g:oFIAAOSwA3dYKsBJ

 

Yeh adaptive xenons, i turned the brightness up in Carly although the inner rings are a bit brighter than the outer rings. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Grizzle_E60 said:

They are just these mate http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/No-Error-H8-40W-CREE-LED-Angel-Eye-Halo-Light-Bulb-BMW-E82-E90-E92-E60-X5-X6-Z4-/201348571466?hash=item2ee14f614a:g:oFIAAOSwA3dYKsBJ

 

Yeh adaptive xenons, i turned the brightness up in Carly although the inner rings are a bit brighter than the outer rings. 

 

 

 Thanks for the link.

 

Is the outer ring visible during the day? Better than how it would look if there were CREE LEDs in the halogen headlights?

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10 minutes ago, 525-Joe said:

 Thanks for the link.

 

Is the outer ring visible during the day? Better than how it would look if there were CREE LEDs in the halogen headlights?

with non LED's in they are visible the inner ring is still brighter though, but i just think the led and turned up makes them brighter during the day

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On 13/03/2017 at 10:10 PM, Medved77 said:

Removed centre console:

5e740658526faf35632a830b74dc29e4.jpg

Removed useless phone cradle:

0f23c2768e7a6a1525285cc667089287.jpg

Wired 2 12v sockets in rear:

e5027dcb59ca962ca3f27e5db582a144.jpg

Installed Carly A2DP Bluetooth audio device (works great):

c2a9152620173698ae14349c69efb241.jpg

Replaced CCC controller with CIC Controller:

4ee19c232706f417392db804dfe20a47.jpg

Changed gear stick and handbrake gators:

2cb8d1e1ea1096ab04bd7c29f0092003.jpg

Fixed front 12v socket spring.

Knackered now.

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Is the cic controller a plug and play replacement other than the different mounting hole that is obviously needed 

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Removed centre console:

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Removed useless phone cradle:

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Wired 2 12v sockets in rear:

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Installed Carly A2DP Bluetooth audio device (works great):

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Replaced CCC controller with CIC Controller:

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Changed gear stick and handbrake gators:

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Fixed front 12v socket spring.

Knackered now.

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Was it easy removing the center console?

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Is the cic controller a plug and play replacement other than the different mounting hole that is obviously needed 

No coding required.

The CCC controller has 2 plugs, one for the wheel and one for the menu button. You'll need to remove the wires going from the menu button connector and replace with pins 1,2,4,5 from the wheel connector to positions 1,2,3,4 respectively.

I have the CIC unit though, I believe the controller works with CCC too however not sure if all the individual buttons will so look this up if you're running CCC.

You'll need to buy the surround for the controller as well as the mounting frame to ensure the controller can be attached to the bezel.

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Was it easy removing the center console?

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Wasn't hard, took around 2.5 hours. Got held up trying to remove a few electrical connectors which hadn't shifted since the car was built in 2005 but that's to be expected.

Followed this guide:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/BMW-E60/76-INTERIOR-Center_Console_Replacement/76-INTERIOR-Center_Console_Replacement.htm

What are you thinking of doing with the centre console off?

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6 hours ago, Medved77 said:

 

 

No coding required.

 

The CCC controller has 2 plugs, one for the wheel and one for the menu button. You'll need to remove the wires going from the menu button connector and replace with pins 1,2,4,5 from the wheel connector to positions 1,2,3,4 respectively.

 

I have the CIC unit though, I believe the controller works with CCC too however not sure if all the individual buttons will so look this up if you're running CCC.

 

You'll need to buy the surround for the controller as well as the mounting frame to ensure the controller can be attached to the bezel.

 

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Thanks very much 

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Wasn't hard, took around 2.5 hours. Got held up trying to remove a few electrical connectors which hadn't shifted since the car was built in 2005 but that's to be expected.

Followed this guide:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/BMW-E60/76-INTERIOR-Center_Console_Replacement/76-INTERIOR-Center_Console_Replacement.htm

What are you thinking of doing with the centre console off?

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Just wanted to remove all panels to paint plus hard wire in a micro USB from cigar lighter.. Thanks

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Do you have to remove the centre console to remove the telephone cradle??

You do if you want to get it out cleanly. The hinge for the cradle has a screw holding it in that can only be accessed by removing the cubby hole from the centre console. To remove the cubby hole you need to undo 3 nuts that you can only access from underneath the centre console.

I think I made a mistake though in removing the electical wires as I now have the SOS Call System Error. I'll plug those back in and if that's the issue I'll try to extract the cable from the cradle and leave them plugged in inside the console out of view.

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Just passed it's MoT!

 

Only advisory was a for a bloody stone chip I picked up on my travels this week!

 

Good for another 12 months...

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1 hour ago, cubbyq said:

Just passed it's MoT!

 

Only advisory was a for a bloody stone chip I picked up on my travels this week!

 

Good for another 12 months...

advisory for a stone chip??? Seriously? 

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