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I put on set of summer wheels, washed and stored away winter set, looks like it will need a refurb! :(

On summer set I have 2 new Kumho tyres I put these on front and 2 tyres RF's on the back I bought the car with as they shpuld be enough to do this season and if Kunhos prove them well will buy another 2 next season for rears.

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1 hour ago, Grizzle_E60 said:

advisory for a stone chip??? Seriously? 

 

Heard about some real ridiculous advisories from JobsWorth mot testers but that sure is a new one :rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, Grizzle_E60 said:

advisory for a stone chip??? Seriously? 

 

Yup, a biggun in 'zone a'...if I were a bit taller would be right in my field of vision. 

 

To to be honest, I thought it was going to fail and need to be repaired, but they passed it, so will leave it for the mo'.

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Got back from Bristol and she was filthy so good wash and wheels cleaned - then it rained :( 

 

Also the boot won't open on the remote key (quick press get the follow-me-home lights, long press does nothing) so have heard about the diversity amp thingy in the spoiler so I took a look and all was clean and the circuit board had no corrosion but sprayed with electrical contact cleaner all the same - the box it sits in did seem quite well sealed with mastic.  I found, however, that the thin coax was loose where the wire fits in the plug so re-seated this and the radio now has better reception and doesn't go to hisssss when reverse is selected which it was going.  Boot still doesn't open on the key though :( 

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Today reinstalled XP SP3 on an old lappy, then Jimmy's INPA package and found it works without a problem - unlike when I tried on a W10 lappy. 

Then recoded my injectors and had a general 'diagnose' of the E61. Having coded the injectors to the marked values I noted when I had them out a week ago, it started on the button and ran smoothly. Just hope it continues like that, but at least I now have a useable INPA, etc package when required.

 

Fitted a pair of those H7 lamps someone mentioned a bit ago in my dips while I was out there... be interesting to see what the difference is.

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I removed the DVD drive for the sat nav and will be fitting the new one tomorrow. 

I also bought some coding software off eBay. Hoping it's easy to use! 

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Replaced the shit all black BMW badges with some black and white ones that match the ones on the wheels.

 

In doing this I discovered the previous owner must've tried to dig the original boot lid one out with screwdrivers and a hammer. Down to the metal. :rolleyes: Put a layer of rust converter on it just in case any had got in (it looked OK but better to not tempt fate) and I'll put some paint on it tomorrow.

 

 

Oh, and avoiding some halfwit that didn't know how wide his Insignia was, I scraped the front passenger wheel. :angry:

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Into second year of ownership of the 535d and it's just passed another MOT. It's becoming the most reliable car I've owned! And this year is its 13th birthday!

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Been running on only Shell V-power Nitro+ diesel for the last year now so checked MPG out of curiosity - no significant difference for pretty similar motoring. Before Shell I used whatever was convenient and it was 38.72mpg, with Shell 38.61. Probably I could improve this, and checks after long motorway runs show the car is capable of around 47mpg but I don't always waft along with a featherlight touch on the throttle so no point getting anal about mpg on too regular a basis IMO.

Initially I thought the car ran a bit more quietly, but 12 months in I can't say I can detect that. Maybe I would notice the difference if I went back to another brand.

These were brim-to-brim checks.

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Into second year of ownership of the 535d and it's just passed another MOT. It's becoming the most reliable car I've owned! And this year is its 13th birthday!

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Excuse me.... 3rd year of ownership!

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Washed mine this morning as its been parked in works yard all week.

 

Buggared off to walk the dog the missus has arranged for the builder to pop round and drill the holes for the new house number to be put on the new porch blah blah.

 

So now the back end of my car is covered in brick dust, thank fully neither of them decided to wipe if off.

 

B)

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took back of car apart, replaced 3 looms to tailgate, put it all back together. glass not opening, but I can live with it, if I have to

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Fixed faulty washer fluid sensor, narrowed down the restraint fault to the BST so disconnected and fitted a 2 ohm resistor which cleared the fault. Now the top intercooler hose has decided to split...perfect. In the last month I've had a new engine fitted, 6 new injectors, new glow plug relay, new thermostats. Not having the best luck with this car in the short time I've had it :shock:

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On the postive side, you're now in the position of actually knowing the state/condition of more of your vehicle than most of us... unless you've owned the car from new, you're just guessing at the state/condition of everything until something is replaced or inspected.

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Yeah thats true. Had the car for 4 months now, even though its been a pain in the ass (and the wallet) i can't help but love it haha.

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Not quite on topic, but to save starting a thread unnecessarily...

 

Can anyone confirm the screw that fits into the cubby/battery cover on an E61  is : 10 Hex head screw ST4,8X16-ZNS3X07 119901299

It screws in to hold the liftable section of the cubby over the battery... is below and to the left of the trunk fusebox as you look at it stood at the boot lock.... and should you want to remove the cover to gain access to the battery, there would be this screw and 2 plastic nuts.

 

My screw's missing and positively identifying screws/fixing from RealOEM ain't easy !

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