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Hi all! Picked up my first 5 series after having an e90 320d afew years ago until the timing chain stretched.

 

its a pre lci m sport and so far I’m loving it.

 

any recommendations for mapping near Surrey?!

 

Is it worth pulling out the swirl flaps? Been quoted 150 by a local garage. But how hard is it to diy?

 

is it actualy worth gutting the dpf?

 

and lastly anyone recommend some decent quality gloss black kidneys?

seen afew on eBay ranging from 15 quid to 30?!

 

many thnaks

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First of all.  Congrats,hope it brings you a few years of trouble free fun...I’ve had my swirl flaps done recently just as precaution,probably would be fine but whilst I was having other work it cost me not much more to have this done

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As for remapping,there seems to be lots of very happy people have had this done and 9/10 get the exhaust gutted at the same time...usually makes 350bhp and around 700nm torque.

im 50/50 on selling up or painting/wrapping and remap the engine...

when they run right they really are a great all round car

your area if I remember correctly you want Simon from emaps to do the work.never used personality but I’ve owned BMW’s for over 10years and he’s the standout name in my opinion

Edited by Steve AD

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3 hours ago, Xcore said:

anyone recommend some decent quality gloss black kidneys?

 

I got a pair of "Sengear SNG-CAR-P217 Gloss Front Kidney Grille, Black" for £33 (Amazon), wouldn't know good from bad, images in this 2017 thread.

 

Edit: out of stock :mellow:

 

Edited by DarkHorse

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