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  2. AnotherMissedApex

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Thanks for the tips about videoing it with my phone. The screw that’s stuck is the top middle one rather than the hidden one on the right. Oddly it doesn’t seem that hidden on mine so will use the phone I’m loosening he correct screw! So that top one is the easiest to reach so I’ll just retry with a fresh arm on Saturday. My arms are quite thin too but it was still a struggle if the screws were tight. I’ll forget heating the screw as that will only make it expand of course! Will check the door vapour area too like you @paperjams. Can’t believe this in an age old issue. Probably be the same thing in an i8
  3. Haych

    E61 - Four wheel alignment.

    Thanks everyone, looks like I've been led a merry dance over the tyre situation. I'd better phone the tyre place up and cancel the tyres for the time being I reckon - still I've save nearly £300.00 so that's a result in itself. I reckon the Kuhmos I have on the rear should get me by until the next MoT in December at least. @535i Andrew I have to admit I'd never noticed those holes in the wheels before. I had to go out and check they actually existed on my car - indeed they do so thanks for that. Every day is a school day!
  4. Ok so took the car to bmw today for this noise but sodding thing wouldnt do it but weather wasnt hot enough anyway. So didnt drop it off and agreed to drop by when its doing it and when the weather is hot. I will update this thread again once i know more.
  5. Erhan

    B47 Temperature drops

    You are spot on Andrew as per usual, he said something along those lines so " to help emissions ". I understand that this new software comes with the egr cooler recall too. interestingly though I had the update to remedy harsh gear changes and this started afterwards, I thought maybe i was imagining the car running hotter but that confirmed it.
  6. JasonH

    auto box

    Sometimes the gear selector can be faulty. You need the codes read to pinpoint the fault.
  7. 535i Andrew

    B47 Temperature drops

    Lowers the exhaust temp so as not to stress the EGR as much? We know what can happen to EGRs when they get a bit toasty!
  8. Cadwell Parker

    B47 Temperature drops

    Interesting. Did they elaborate on the reasoning for running a cooler engine?
  9. 535i Andrew

    Car sitting - not doing much....

    @Y15HAL, I used mine for the first time after 10 days of it being parked up. Started and ran perfectly. Got a very slight wiff from the aircon just on start up but disappeared very quickly. Stop start worked faultlessly so nothing wrong with the battery. I drove it for 5 miles and parked up and couldn't here the engine running, so quiet, I had to blip the throttle to hear it over the slight noise in the Tesco car park. That was running on VPower. 26.4 mpg average when I filled up yesterday.
  10. Erhan

    B47 Temperature drops

    Ok so just to update everybody after having a chat with a bmw technician. Its the new software that applied to cars causing this. Its running the engine cooler so i am pleased to hear that i was not going potty.
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  12. 535i Andrew

    What brand manual gear and diff oil.

    When the E60 was new, BMWs favoured oil brand was Castrol. Castrols website will tell you the type and volume of each oil you are after.
  13. 535i Andrew

    E61 - Four wheel alignment.

    ^This!
  14. 535i Andrew

    E60 520d exhaust

    It was scrubbed spotlessly clean by the vendor before you bought it or it was new. You've now driven it and got it dirty. You will still get soot particles even though it has a DPF, unless its been removed and you're not aware.
  15. Peggowski

    E60 520d exhaust

    I would guess the previous owner had the dpf removed and cleaned the exhaust before they sold it to you... how long have you had it?
  16. duncan-uk

    Who is that man with the camera ?

    Another "back in the day"
  17. Hi Guys, We have a set of G30/G31 664M Wheels and Tyres for sale which came off one of our demonstrator models. The wheels and tyres are in mint condition with only covering delivery miles as they were exchanged for a set of M Performance Wheels before going onto the road. These would be the diamond cut style with the orbit grey inlay's fitted with Michelin Primacy 3 tyres - 245/40R19 on the front and 275/35R19 on the rears. For any enquires please contact us direct through PM or email partscheltenham@cotswoldgroup.com https://imgur.com/MzFSStE
  18. Carmadjim

    E60 520d exhaust

    Hi all, could anyone tell me why when I bought my 520d m sport the exhaust tail pipe was spotless and recently it all sooty? I thought the dpf would stop all soot coming out
  19. Splondike

    Who is that man with the camera ?

    Yep, guilty as charged
  20. duncan-uk

    WANTED, 530i AEGEAN

    All coming out now: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-e39-530i-SPORT-AEGEAN-BLUE-EDITION-ONLY-65K-ON-THE-CLOCK-FULL-SERVICES/323831011965?_trkparms=aid%3D777001%26algo%3DDISCO.FEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160801204525%26meid%3D26d167451456443aa270a728119f37ad%26pid%3D100651%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D323831011965&_trksid=p2481888.c100651.m4497&_trkparms=pageci%3Acfbb8482-9345-11e9-9336-74dbd1806488|parentrq%3A746c096816b0a4e883a2aa7affc6bfed|iid%3A1 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bmw-5-series-e39-530d-aegean-blue-individual/113783548645?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D58649%26meid%3D6f12aff68cce4687917c2a18a6a50b44%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D323831011965%26itm%3D113783548645&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  21. duncan-uk

    Who is that man with the camera ?

    Andy disappeared after selling the e28 but i think the others pop in now and again but don't post.
  22. duncan-uk

    Making tax digital - what are people doing?

    I'm a sole practitioner so don;t need payroll etc etc. My tax advisor who did my annual returns has just retired but as i say in terms of the business its pretty simple and i've been transferring figures from my spreadsheet for VAT returns as its not complicated! He was suggesting quikbooks or free agent - the latter he had licences for he was giving to clients, the former is £18/month but i don't really want to be paying £15-20/ month for something i'm being forced into. Just want nice and simple and good value if i have to pay!
  23. duncan-uk

    Who is that man with the camera ?

    Knew i recognised the e39 plate but thought the M535i was yours Mark - is it you behind the e60?
  24. 5mithy

    Should my E39 have a telephone?

    Hmm, if it's shorter then it might actually be a better fit for the card reader under the handset. My card fits in the handset reader, but I didn't like it sticking out so I put it in the boot module instead.
  25. Countryboy Chris

    F11 Touring Dog Guard

    Guys Help needed with dog guards. I have just bought a BMW 520D (190) SE Touring Step Auto, registered September 2016. I bought an official dog guard which did not fit (bracket did not allow rear seat to fully engage with the seat bracket). Dealer tried it with another 2016 car and it did not fit. Dealer thought it was a bad batch. Bought a genuine BMW F11 dog guard second hand from another dealer who confirmed it fitted in a 2010 and late 2014 car (LCI) but again it did not fit my car. Dealers and BMW are stumped. So, any ideas as to why this is the case? Thanks
  26. bmwmike

    Wheel bolt problem

    Now that I see how they work, I'd not be overly concerned. I'll just check the slip ring gap every time I use them, and if the gap is getting bigger give them a tap to close it back. Agree they could be better but they are not completely awful. I don't know that they provide any meaningful security, either, mind you.
  27. Paddy O'Furniture

    BMW, Westfield or scaffold piece?

    I can see why you think that, but it looks a bit too big for that. In the picture it looks about the same length as a house brick.
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    • Thanks for the tips about videoing it with my phone. The screw that’s stuck is the top middle one rather than the hidden one on the right. Oddly it doesn’t seem that hidden on mine so will use the phone I’m loosening he correct screw!   So that top one is the easiest to reach so I’ll just retry with a fresh arm on Saturday. My arms are quite thin too but it was still a struggle if the screws were tight. I’ll forget heating the screw as that will only make it expand of course!   Will check the door vapour area too like you @paperjams. Can’t believe this in an age old issue. Probably be the same thing in an i8 
    • Thanks everyone, looks like I've been led a merry dance over the tyre situation.  I'd better phone the tyre place up and cancel the tyres for the time being I reckon - still I've save nearly £300.00 so that's a result in itself.  I reckon the Kuhmos I have on the rear should get me by until the next MoT in December at least.   @535i Andrew I have to admit I'd never noticed those holes in the wheels before.  I had to go out and check they actually existed on my car - indeed they do so thanks for that.   Every day is a school day!
    • Ok so took the car to bmw today for this noise but sodding thing wouldnt do it but weather wasnt hot enough anyway.   So didnt drop it off and agreed to drop by when its doing it and when the weather is hot.    I will update this thread again once i know more.
    • You are spot on Andrew as per usual, he said something along those lines so " to help emissions ".    I understand that this new software comes with the egr cooler recall too.   interestingly though I had the update to remedy  harsh gear changes and this started afterwards, I thought maybe i was imagining the car running hotter but that confirmed it.    
    • Sometimes the gear selector can be faulty.   You need the codes read to pinpoint the fault.


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