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  2. Liam2594

    540d Release Date?

    Not sure I read the BMW press site as us getting the 540d. Thing that gets me the most is the fact the 530d comes as xDrive only it would seem, and the 540i is now only available as a touring. Seems really daft along with the packs being all over the show too,
  3. aa86

    Key fob stoped working

    Black chip sorry changed the battery now and all working again. Thanks for your help guys
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  5. Capability

    540d Release Date?

    Does anybody know when the 540d will be released? It seems this will be offered in LCI, as per the following links. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2020-bmw-5-series-facelift-brings-523bhp-m550i-flagship-uk https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/united-kingdom/article/detail/T0308713EN_GB/the-new-bmw-5-series?language=en_GB Mentioned in the consumption listings at the bottom of the Press Release.
  6. Mashmanu

    Interior Fan

    FSU is most likely although in my personal experience when my FSU has failed there is no fan at all. So if you’ve got something happening it could be the HVAC unit itself. Get an INPA check to see if the HVAC is throwing any errors. When was the last time you replaced the FSU? If it’s that get a quality one such as FEBI otherwise you’ll be replacing it again in 12 months.
  7. greenelekta

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    The E36 M3 is 285 kg lighter than the E34 M5. M5 is 1745 kg vs M3 1460 kg so the E34 is quite a lot heavier
  8. Keliuss

    Key fob stoped working

    ?? Black choo The keys sort of have dual function. Remote locking and ignition ring recognition. The car will still start as the transponder is still recognised. It may just be the battery is goosed. Is this the old style key (diamond shape) or new type? Keliuss
  9. jank77

    Workshop manual?

    there are some manuals here: https://www.bimmer-service.com/bmw-5-f10/
  10. Jameswsb

    Interior Fan

    Hi Guys - the interior fan speed in my 2001 M5 cant be altered. It just wont respond to the HVAC buttons. Is this likely the FSU? I hear fan speed can be erratic/not shut off when these go bad, but not sure if an inability to alter fan speed is also pointing towards this or perhaps the blower motor itself? Any help gratefully received. Cheers
  11. Ray112

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I think it's just spring inside it, so I would call it mechanical one. So far all of auxiliary belt tensions I have seen on E39 models are spring tensioned.
  12. Bumbaclut

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    thats rubbish! an M5 is 1700kgs odd, the E39 is a lighter car and the E60 is lighter than an E39. Its only the lardy F1x series 5's that are heavier than E34s. The lightest E34 is a 518i saloon. E34 is a lard pile, hence they need nice big engines and turbos to go quick
  13. lozmccall1

    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Whilst I was doing to short shifter I pulled the wood gear surround trim and gave it a once over with the DA polisher as it was looking pretty scuffed up. Below shows difference of an area before and after. IMG_1083.MOV
  14. lozmccall1

    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Having fixed a few things that needed fixing I’ve turned my attention to a few (or what will hopefully be many) OEM+ changes including a z3 short shifter and a cd43 head unit with aftermarket Bluetooth adapter plugged in the back to enable streaming and calls via my phone. The shorter shifter from the z3 slotted straight in although did require jacking up the car to crawl under to slot the retaining clip back. You might also spy I’ve started pulling bits off to take the headliner out - more on that later. The cd43 was straight plug and play. I couldn’t justify the £400+ the ‘BMW business CD’ branded ones fetch on eBay so went with a Rover branded one and acetoned/magic erasered off the logo.
  15. Lord Farquad

    Non RFT tyre pressures G31

    After much annoyance I finally got the non RFT tyres fitted today. I must say, after a short test drive over familiar roads the difference is noticeable. Given I’ve literally changed from RFT to non RFT versions of the same tyres, I can state that the new tyres improved the ride and tyre noise. If I had to quantify it, I’d suggest a good 20% improvement in ride quality.
  16. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Done all that and changed the belts, I was wondering whether I had the mechanical one or the hydraulic one?
  17. aa86

    Key fob stoped working

    So I got the circuit board soldered we’re the black choo has broken off one side but that happened while I was trying to slice the key fob open the car now starts with the fob. But lock/unlock button still don’t work
  18. Keliuss

    Key fob stoped working

    As it got wet you might have damaged it obviously. If you have a multimeter check the voltage on the fob battery. It should be 3v. Keliuss
  19. THe39M5

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yes, that is the tensioner. Put a socket with a breaker bar on the cast 'nut' in the middle of your photo and lever it clockwise to release the belt. They take quite a push.
  20. Matthew Ashton

    iDrive response

    Still under Warranty, get it to BMW for an update.
  21. Matthew Ashton

    Why I'm replacing the Bimecc spacers on my F11

    Definitely time to move to the ISTA platform BMW introduced over 10 years ago with the advent of the Fxx chassis. Easier to implement and the ride height change is much simpler (and the text is in English ). BUT, the OP has decided on the mechanical links and I respect his position.
  22. Geobob

    Speaker fault

    Mine came back from its service Tuesday and nothing was noted about fault codes, or the fact I have an amp installed, by the dealer. So I assume no fault codes on mine, or if they are there they have just ignored it so therefore no issue. Strange issue with the speakers when you enter the car, have you disconnected the amp out of the system so speakers are running on the head unit? If so are you still getting the same symptoms? I am just starting to wonder if your issues are the headunit itself, if it is you might have to return it all to standard and return to BMW for investigation (assuming under warranty?).
  23. Coaster

    iDrive response

    2018 530d
  24. PL523i

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Certainly needed new belts.. However, not sure my method of fan shroud removal is per the service manual. Also, this looks like the mechanical tensioner to me.. Correct?
  25. There are many ways to skin that particular rabbit. I lowered mine using INPA; takes 2 minutes if you go slowly, no voltage worries in that time either. I wrote the procedure up previously - happy to lower for free if anyone wants (Hertfordshire)! The INPA procedure: With INPA installed (the correct INPA for Fxx cars), connect the cable to the car, ignition on but don't start the car. Start INPA. You will see 2 circles at the top of the screen, battery and ignition, which should go black once you're connected. Select F07/F10/F11 This opens a Script Selection window Single Click on Suspension on the left You'll see a menu appear on the right Select Electronic Ride Height Control by double clicking it This opens a page all in German (Luftfederung) On mine, the command is Ansteuren (F6). Click on this. Ansteuren means 'control' On the next page, click Shift+F4 Abgleichen (ICMQL) F11. Abgleichen means calibrate. This opens a page where Fahrzeugsollhohe Hinterachse is written (Car theoretical height rear axle). Select your wheel size using F1 to F5 Next, at the bottom click Abgleich (F8 on mine) This opens a pop up window which has two input lines - links (left) and rechts (right). Using the table in the background, you'll see some values of heights. So mine (on 18in wheels) was 630mm. I then put 650 into both boxes on the pop-up box, then pressed OK. This way I've told the car I've measured the rear height & it's 650mm. The car knows it should be 630mm, so it lowers the rear by 20mm. Lower more if you want by adding the desired drop to the base reading, but in general 20mm is 'safe'. Otherwise you can end up on the bump stops. Once you've pressed OK it'll confirm that this level has been saved to the ECU (EEPROM); this is a permanent change, but don't worry, you can change it if you're not happy. F10 always get you back to the previous page (Zuruck = back).
  26. Michael:E39

    E39 Aegean Blue Edition

    Hi Ray; You're right of course. To expect to spend several hours in a car with a private seller would be unreasonable and unnecessary. I guess I was simply trying to make the point that quickly checking the operation of things like windows, hazard warning, central locking, radio, 12 volt socket, air con, mirrors, electric seats, pdc, lights, horn, interior lights etc might give an indication of how well the car has been maintained, and what some immediate expenditure might be. There are increasing few E39's for sale, and so viewings might entail a considerable round trip. I wouldn't expect "it's a used car, take it or leave it" from a genuine seller. Don't see why quickly checking out the items above should make seller think that "I know nothing about cars", and to be honest I really wouldn't care if it did. Anyway, we"re agreed that E39's are great cars to own and drive, but that purchasing should be done with the usual care. Regards.
  27. Matthew Ashton

    iDrive response

    You don't say what car or age but this sounds like a software glitch and if under warranty BMW should update the car.
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    • Does anybody know when the 540d will be released? It seems this will be offered in LCI, as per the following links. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2020-bmw-5-series-facelift-brings-523bhp-m550i-flagship-uk
        https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/united-kingdom/article/detail/T0308713EN_GB/the-new-bmw-5-series?language=en_GB
        Mentioned in the consumption listings at the bottom of the Press Release.
    • FSU is most likely although in my personal experience when my FSU has failed there is no fan at all. So if you’ve got something happening it could be the HVAC unit itself. Get an INPA check to see if the HVAC is throwing any errors. When was the last time you replaced the FSU? If it’s that get a quality one such as FEBI otherwise you’ll be replacing it again in 12 months. 
    • The E36 M3 is 285 kg lighter than the E34 M5. M5 is 1745 kg vs M3 1460 kg so the E34 is quite a lot heavier
    • ?? Black choo   The keys sort of have dual function. Remote locking and ignition ring recognition. The car will still start as the transponder is still recognised. It may just be the battery is goosed. Is this the old style key (diamond shape) or new type?   Keliuss
    • there are some manuals here: https://www.bimmer-service.com/bmw-5-f10/


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