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  2. e34m525i

    Lurching autobox changes between 25–40mph

    Pm sent as I’ve got a box here doing nothing
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  4. d_a_n1979

    Which compressor???/airbags

    Hi Richard This is general chat; so your question(s) lost in here. Ask this in the relevant F series tech section further dow the homepage and you'll get better, relevant answers Hopefully @Sandip or @duncan-uk will move it for you
  5. dirtydirtydiesel

    Smith and Allen oil

    Smith & Allan have been in business since 1925 . There ATF M1375.4 Lifeguard 6 oil was tested by an oil analysis lab & found to be the best blend compared to the ZF lifeguard 6. It was that good that it could have been from the same batch. The ZF lifeguard 6 was found to be further from the specification than the Smith & Allan oil. Also better than the Mannol offering & the others available.
  6. GoNz0

    Smith and Allen oil

    What I class as a bathtub outfit, taking a base oil and adding the correct chemicals to make it LL04 C3 spec, I'd happily use it with the same warning I give everyone, 8-10k service interval.
  7. GoNz0

    Resonating noise at idle

    If you do the engine mounts do the box mount as well.
  8. Matthew Ashton

    Paint protection

    I had the Autoglym Lifeshine included in the purchase of my 640i and am happy with it after 3 years of ownership.
  9. mally

    Paint protection

    Makes sense. I take it other options are better than option they tried to sell me with the car. (BMW version)
  10. Matthew Ashton

    BMW 5 Series Estate 2011 (F11) - fuse confusion

    Behind the right cover in the boot there is the rear distribution box and the fuse layout is a folded card located in that rear fuse box. Look at Fuse F119 in the rear fuse box for the CIC Headunit. Picture is from the F10 but the F11 is in the same position
  11. Hi all Never ending attempts to try to get to the bottom of suspension fail. 50,000 2014 plate f11 rear suspension continuing to baffle me. iv had the car now for nearly 2 years and for the last six months iv had dropping suspension issues, first on one side then the other so both airbags replaced with Arnotts and both seemed fine until last week. I travelled fully ladened 50 miles then empty car on return before parking on driveway. The following day car was noticeably low and wallowy, hitting bump stops. Checked it all out at my friends garage. The compressor is coming on when you lower the vehicle and triggers off if you jack the car up to normal ride height, but it won’t maintain or get to that height without the jack. This has led my mechanic and myself to think the only solution is to change the compressor. (Opinions welcome) are the OE compressors on eBay (£160 ish) etc any good as the bmw ones are £500 ish which seems like a massive difference to me. The car is unusable at present so any ideas/opinions would be much appreciated. thanks in advance Richard
  12. Clavurion

    Engine Replacement (M52TU)

    This should be almost the same as swapping the same engine. No need to change DME and related EWS components from the donor. Just flash your original DME with 528i software.
  13. SJL

    Old Stock

    Good result - LCI important as some LCI models have lower tax then predecessors, but other than that actual build date not that important so long as warranty/servicing/connected drive run from date of purchase ….
  14. BMW_pnz

    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    Yes The ecu îs setup to read 1800 and The tables request 1700 . Fuel pressure regulator îs set to 5 bar . I have stock low pressure pump.under The driver seat.and fuel pressure regulator fitted just like sinner said.
  15. Farravi

    Speaker upgrade (Basic --> Harman Kardon)

    Thanks mate. I've updated it with a citation of the link. Let me know if it doesn't still work.
  16. Matthew Ashton

    Speaker upgrade (Basic --> Harman Kardon)

    You've just linked back to this post?
  17. I'm trying to replace a fuse in this car, but can't find any fuse diagrams that look anything like what's in front of me! Has anyone got any idea on the correct fuse mappings for this car? Photo at link: Fuse box This diagram is the closest, but the fuses don't match up correctly. I'm trying to get the radio / computer working again as well as the remote locking. I'm also seeing references to fuses in the boot. There's a board there, but no fuses in it at all.
  18. cilef33882

    BMW 5 Series Estate 2011 (F11) - fuse confusion

    Sorry, you're right it is F11. I'm not sure why I had E61 in my head. The fuse box in the boot doesn't appear to have any fuses in it I've added another post in the F11 sub-forum. I can't see how to delete this thread.
  19. d_a_n1979

    Are halogen hella headlights the same case as xenon

    Very good point re their age; they do seem to get duller with age... Fortunately all mine have been in good condition. The NS headlight on my previous E39 was a year old when I bought it and I replaced the drivers side one and the headlights on my touring; we're bought brand new in April 2019. I don't think I'd do the xenons bulb conversion in old headlight; probably not worth it and makes more sense to get them rebuilt
  20. stevenc3828

    Krabi's 525i E34 - vine red 1989

    Just to catch up, rear passenger side bottom tip wheel arch was thin and far end of sill had a small hole so surgery started. It did allow confirmation that the rear jacking point was in fine shape. Zinc coating applied inside and Welded back in. Cavity wax to be spayed in later Now onto the drivers side and then re installing the rear subframe...
  21. e34m525i

    Engine Replacement (M52TU)

    Speak to Kyle at dts tuning, he can just delete the ews off the 528i ecu or could map it for you too! I’ve had one for my 530i great fella you can send him any m52tu/m54 ecu and he’ll tailer it to your needs
  22. The projector used in halogen as above is different to the xenon variant, the bulb position from the projector eye is offset differently in the Hella e55 xenon projector, these projectors can be found used in a fair few different set ups, lots of mercs had them of the same era the ballasts used are hella 5dv, a great unit! The headlight casings are also different as the have a stud for the ballast Bracket to fasten onto that’s not present on halogen items, the level motors depending on if your lucky may have the holes for the ballast mounting screws some did some didn’t later in the e39 builds they all got the xenon style motors with pre made holes one thing to note is if your using halogen projectors with a d2s especially with them being aged, there not designed to be run with xenon, years of halogen use the likelihood is the chrome reflective is already pitted and peeling using xenon bulbs will provoke this further, the best way really is upgrading to an evo xr, the out put is amazing and there bixenon too, if anyone wants any advice or help with a build just pm me i also offer the service to rebuild them and have various levels of specs and prices available to anyone looking to get great output while keeping them looking oem!
  23. CG172

    Range rover

    There’s a fine line between genius and insanity! Always wanted one of these, but just can’t escape the feeling that it would bankrupt me - and my E39 is doing a pretty good job of that as it is... Best if luck with it, they’re fantastic machines.
  24. Farravi

    Speaker upgrade (Basic --> Harman Kardon)

    I've updated this with a full write up here.. Retrofit Harmon Kardon speakers upgrade https://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1579003
  25. sarahMtony

    Smith and Allen oil

    Never heard of them before. They look like a very small concern, not that this is necessarily a bad thing but for the amount miles these things do between changes I believe its worth using a decent brand.
  26. r0ryb

    Smith and Allen oil

    Morning guys can anyone tell me if smith and Allen momentum oil is any good.
  27. bronx1987

    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    Is your ecu setup to read up to 1800bar and the tables request is 1700bar? Also is your FPR setup to produce 5bar?
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