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  2. Arctic_Monkey

    Finally got an M5...

    A1THB being the current daily driver, 535i V8, just ticked over 200k. Had a recent gearbox refurb, was SE but converted to sport after the wife crashed into the back of someone in the clyde tunnel (believe it or not she shunted one car into another and there was hardly any damage to the old 535). It was put on a Category S after the crash, but I retained it and made it into a sport. This car will never leave my drive now!
  3. Arctic_Monkey

    Finally got an M5...

    Whilst I wait to collect my new purchase, I thought it would be worth running through a quick timeline of the vehicles I have owned over the years. There are a few stories behind some of them which I shall comment on in due course, however, for now I'm sure some photographs (chronological order) are much more interesting than my chat is......
  4. Style5

    Thanks Brexit

    I don’t have much idea about politics and what’s done re Brexit is done. But I am struggling at this point to recognise any benefits yet coming our way from leaving ???
  5. Yesterday
  6. I did just that last year on my F11 with my bmw Foxwell NT510 rewind the calipers back for new rear pads, so I would imagine all latter models of the bmw Foxwell scanners should do the same.
  7. Pissant

    E61. . . . Loves and hates

    Well the bolt snapping was the final straw, bearing was rough and a touch noisey, and had in my mind about the metal impeller, so ordered a new one straight away. It was after 3 so just rang my local parts supplier ( used to work there) and got one for 5 pm. Took the old one out to compare......plastic impeller and BMW aswell, pattern part...steel impeller...... Never mind, didn't get it finished tnite, but not a bad thing, got home and the VAG stat for the gearbox mod had been delivered, so I'll get that on tmorra and button things up.
  8. Annual mileage is a bit down at the moment. My cars & bike: F11: My 525d had its MOT in October 2020, and it was another clean bill of health. Only 146,200 miles on it as of tonight, so 1200 miles since October, and 1000 of that was work. Boxster: I bought a 2000 Boxster 2.7 in 2018 for £3k. Looks like they're generally up to £5k now - Boxsters are finally on the turn. Not that I'm selling. 1200 miles in the last 3 years. Golf: We've owned a Golf GTE since March 2020, and done 3200 miles since then. Corsa: My Son's 2012 Corsa has done 1200 miles in the last 2 years. Suzuki GSXR 750: My bike. 40 miles in the last year. Oh dear.
  9. Got the brake fluid service done on Wednesday. MOT due end MAR. Likely to get a couple of advisories - rear drivers side tyre at 2.5mm and a carry over from last year of a small crack in the plastic undertray. The garage said nothing to worry about. Car has only done 56k miles since I got it new in 2012.
  10. mpgscott

    E61 2005 coding out EGR

    Definitely really helpful and explains everything really well, great guy to get in touch with.. Thanks for the heads up..
  11. BFleming

    E61 2005 coding out EGR

    He knows his stuff, he has helped me in the past when others (allegedly more reputable) said I needed to buy a new ECU at over £2k. It cost a fraction of that with Enda, hence I recommended him to you, and anyone else who asks!
  12. InYaMooey

    bulb upgrade recommendations wanted.

    All looked at internally when i did the adjusters recently all lovely and shiny
  13. mpgscott

    E61. . . . Loves and hates

    Oops hadn’t spotted that, see it now...
  14. dirtydirtydiesel

    E61. . . . Loves and hates

    Nah, a bolt's broke off. That little stud in the picture, it shouldn't be there. If the pumps good, take off the belt, heat the water pump housing with a hot air gun & wind out the broken off bolt with a pair of mole grips. OR Clean off the copper grease, wind on a M8 nut leaving a mm or so before the stud comes out the nut weld the nut to the stud using mig, concentrating the heat on the stud. The heat will free the grip the alloy has on the stud & it'll wind straight out. Just allow the stud to cool first & use some WD40 or similar on the stud to help. OR Fit a new pump for less than £46.
  15. mpgscott

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Mapped out my egr so far all seems good no more warnings. Good thing in doing this was that on reading my original map my car is untouched in its near 16yrs on this lovely planet, not been mapped or messed around with before.
  16. mpgscott

    E61 2005 coding out EGR

    All good, read the ECU tonight and sent it down, he sorted it out and I flashed tonight and so far all seems fine no error so happy days. Thanks for the pointer. Cheers Mark
  17. mpgscott

    Coding with Vgate iCar Pro & Bimmercode

    Torque works with the vgate but only on android, I installed the lite version the the other half’s phone and it seemed to work well.
  18. mpgscott

    E61. . . . Loves and hates

    What’s up you got rough bearings on the water pump? looks like a decent day for working on the car?
  19. Ray112

    bulb upgrade recommendations wanted.

    People keep forgetting one thing, if light output is poor with halogen bulbs, xenon might be not much better. Most likely reflectors are faded and not reflecting light as good as they should. Those pictures are from my facelift headlights, first one is original xenon reflector completely faded with absolutely rubbish light on road, second picture is aftermarket bixenon projector, which I'm replacing original ones with. Totally different, glossy inside if you compare both. And last picture is new projectors on road with dipped beam on. Impressive visibility. I don't know if picture order is matching my description, but you get idea.
  20. Pissant

    E61. . . . Loves and hates

    All was going so well....... New water pump I suppose now then.....
  21. Bfg26

    Carly features

    U ever used BimmerCode?
  22. marko530d

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Hope to join you mines due before 14th February and my F10 2011 and has 161k . Will be booked in for when a return home next week.
  23. hadyn68

    Carly features

    I've sent my carly back as for me it was a waste of money. It didn't really do thing better than any other program. Easier to use and nicer to look at. Thats about all.
  24. InYaMooey

    bulb upgrade recommendations wanted.

    Ive ordered the H7/D2S adapters so will see if they can be fiddled to fit HB4 If not i might have some Hella Ballasts (Including mounting brackets) for sale
  25. Thanks Dan, it's clearly a weather related issue for both our E39s to happen. So I am now looking at getting the cooling system refreshed within the next few weeks at my local BMW specialist. When it was last in with them for the wheel alignment, I asked them to take a look at the cooling system and quote for a refresh. So according to them, they will be replacing the thermostat, water pump, both coolant hoses, drive belt and expansion tank followed by a coolant pressure test. Although it is the original radiator (sticker on it says 2003), the radiator looks fine so no point in changing that at this time. I've read on a few other forums that if the cooling system is working fine, then do not interfere with it if it is not broken. However I know the cooling systems are pretty weak on these engines so am I still right in my thinking on getting it refreshed? Even though the mileage is pretty low, the car is nearly 20 years old. Thanks.
  26. Bigcarman79

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    21500 is what ive done since the last test. Proper mileage
  27. Nice one, the place I use shifts a lot of stock, mine was filled 2 weeks before I got it. At least Halfords will swap it out if it fails
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    • A1THB being the current daily driver, 535i V8, just ticked over 200k. Had a recent gearbox refurb, was SE but converted to sport after the wife crashed into the back of someone in the clyde tunnel (believe it or not she shunted one car into another and there was hardly any damage to the old 535). It was put on a Category S after the crash, but I retained it and made it into a sport. This car will never leave my drive now!
    • Whilst I wait to collect my new purchase, I thought it would be worth running through a quick timeline of the vehicles I have owned over the years. There are a few stories behind some of them which I shall comment on in due course, however, for now I'm sure some photographs (chronological order) are much more interesting than my chat is......  
    • I don’t have much idea about politics and what’s done re Brexit is done. But I am struggling at this point to recognise any benefits yet coming our way from leaving ???
    • I did just that last year on my F11 with my bmw Foxwell NT510 rewind the calipers back for new rear pads, so I would imagine all latter models of the   bmw Foxwell scanners should do the same.
    • Well the bolt snapping was the final straw, bearing was rough and a touch noisey, and had in my mind about the metal impeller, so ordered a new one straight away. It was after 3 so just rang my local parts supplier ( used to work there) and got one for 5 pm. Took the old one out to compare......plastic impeller and BMW aswell, pattern part...steel impeller...... Never mind, didn't get it finished tnite, but not a bad thing, got home and the VAG stat for the gearbox mod had been delivered, so I'll get that on tmorra and button things up. 


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