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  2. Peggowski

    Exhaust flange leak

    Well the part number you mention is listed on realoem just not shown in an exploded diagram. It's still listed and found by the search. Having looked at photos of that part number it's very similar to mine so I cant be bothered to change it again. If you have a leak just get it. £4ish and the job is done!
  3. Keliuss

    Exhaust flange leak

    Yeah, defo a bit strange. 18308513651 seems to be the part that is listed yet not listed on realoem. Just wanted to be sure but I won't be now lol. Keliuss
  4. Where are you? I think the above poster means take your car to a ZF agent rather than buying the parts through them. i used Mackies Trasmissions in Glasgow who are a ZF agent. Service with new sleeve was £490. No bridge or solenoid seals either.
  5. Mr_530i

    Insurance Advise

    Thanks guys - as its already a sinking ship, my question is... should we just make the most out of a bad situation by at least calming on the mrs car insurance to have a car now repaired? As her premiums have already increased, or will they increase by a lot more if we do claim on her insurance? Or would I save more money in the long run pay for the repairs myself.
  6. nashdm2

    Corrosion on F11 doors

    Just out of interest, those that have had the rust issue, do you use a jet wash on your cars at all?
  7. Peggowski

    Exhaust flange leak

    I searched exhaust gasket on real oem... http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partsearch?id=PX32-EUR-03-2009-E61N-BMW-520d&mg=&sg=&diagId=&q=exhaust+gasket When you click the link for the gasket it takes you through to an image not showing it but I'm pretty sure it's the right one. Fits perfectly. Weirdly it is listed with a different part number now...
  8. Father Jack

    Insurance Advise

    Sorry to hear about your predicament. I'm (sadly) inclined to agree with everything Spreadly has said. It seems unjust that mere notification of an accident - even if you weren't at fault/even in your vehicle - would have the effect of potentially raising your premium but I'm afraid it often does. I had a situation a year or so ago when a lorry look off my wing mirror about 15 seconds after I'd parked on a main road (it was scary...to say the least...as at the time I was looking at the mirror to check if it was safe to open the door)! It was reported to both insurers as lorry driver fault so and it didn't affect my protected NCB. However my renewal premium was a bit higher than it should have been the next year - fortunately though I just called and threatened to leave and - lo and behold - they cut the premium by nearly 20%. It's probably best for now just to draw a line under it and move on; it's not worth the grief and raised blood pressure.
  9. Keliuss

    Exhaust flange leak

    Where did you find that part number? It's not listed on realoem as a 5 series part, it's for 1, 3 series and Minis. I can't find any gasket listed for my car on realoem. I've looked at the DPF side and the turbo side, neither have a gasket showing at that join. Is it possible there's not supposed to be a gasket there at all? BTW, assuming your turbo actuator is the same as mine it can be removed very easily without undoing the turbo itself, so I don't think that's how yours went missing, (if it did). Keliuss
  10. Paddy O'Furniture

    E39 M5

    Looks very nice cosmetically, but with any E39 now, I'd be very concerned about what's underneath all the plastic on the underside.
  11. Spreadly

    Insurance Advise

    Doesn't matter whether you claim or don't claim. My gf had an incident where someone reversed into her parked car. They didn't go through insurance, but she still let her insurance company know it happened. Just for that, she is seen as a higher 'risk' and her premiums have gone up by £200+. I repeat she didn't even make a claim! She wasn't even in the car at the time, it was parked in her driveway. Moral of the story, insurers base everything on 'risk' to themselves and will find any excuse to push your premiums up. You could go to the insurance ombudsman, but good luck with that. This is part and parcel of car ownership. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  12. Paddy O'Furniture

    What are you doing now?

    Off to vote for Nigel.
  13. Today
  14. Mr_530i

    Insurance Advise

    My Mrs was involved in car accident last year. Because of a lack of evidence and the other party now saying they have a witness (which they didn't at the scene of the accident), insurance have just admitted liability on my Mrs Behalf. We have tried really hard to fight it, but just feel like its not worth it anymore, because of the stress and my Mrs has already lost two years NCB because of this, so her premiums have gone up, which were trying to avoid. We have delayed getting her car repaired, because I didn't want to claim on her insurance, but since we have now lost the claim and her NCB, will she be any worse off if she now claims on her own insurance to have her car repaired as she was fully comp at the time? As I presume the worse has already happened now, where she has lost her NCB, and her premium won't go up by much if she does claim, as I feel its unfair for us to have to pay for the repair.
  15. Peggowski

    Exhaust flange leak

    This was the tool I used... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222585507003 Depends if your clamp looks like my one or not
  16. 535i Andrew

    Funny vibration from steering when in lock

    The MOT will pick up anything untoward.
  17. Keliuss

    Exhaust flange leak

    Cheers, that's exactly what I needed to know. Will order the part and get some swear words warmed up ready for use Keliuss
  18. Peggowski

    Exhaust flange leak

    I had to use some penetrating fluid to release the clamp from the pipe. Then use a tool that expanded the clamp as above. Once it was released there was just enough play in the downstream exhaust to slide the gasket in. Then used the tool to reposition the clamp and then did it back up. Took 15mins and a little bit of swearing at it. All done from above but mine is a 520d so I have more room than the 6 cylinder guys! Didn't have to undo anything else. Looking back through the receipts I inherited when I bought the car it had some work done to replace the turbo actuator so maybe when they did that they forgot to replace the gasket... only guessing though...
  19. Keliuss

    Exhaust flange leak

    Thanks @Peggowski Was it easy/hard to separate the two parts? Did you have to undo anything else other than the clamp to separate them? And were you able to do it from above or did you have to get under the car and remove covers? Keliuss
  20. Hi guys, Trying to locate where the oil pressure switch is on my engine. I have looked here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=PX32-EUR-03-2009-E61N-BMW-520d&diagId=12_1139#12618611273 But that doesnt exactly help! Also is it a drain down job to replace it? New fault code appeared but says not currently present and really dont want to have to drain down but will do if necessary.
  21. Ah, thanks. I think I do have INPA/NCS but it's far from easy to use, at least my version isn't as most of it is in German. I can't remember what it's actually called - it's a long time since I used it but it came as a bundle of software supplied with the OBD/USB cable.
  22. nealpina

    What are you doing now?

    Hopefully the deluded Lady will be resigning tomorrow
  23. Peggowski

    Exhaust flange leak

    Just to follow up... Managed to find the time to get on this today. Got the clamp off after a bit of a struggle only to find there was no gasket present at all in the joint. Gasket now fitted and I've cleaned around the area to get rid of old soot. Will do a few hundred miles and report back but having just done a short drive I think its solved it. No more fumes in the cabin!
  24. Greenninja

    Funny vibration from steering when in lock

    I dare say you are correct and when I looked in there last time I noticed quite a few joints that could fail so I guess it's off to garage to get it checked over!! More money on top of the service and MOT!! Bloody cars
  25. Matty Winslade

    Hi there. E61

    Hi All, As promised, here is picture of my E61.88k miles and FSH. Its only the 520d so it doesn't set the world on fire by any means but it ticks all the other boxes for me. Surf board hauler family wagon nice motorway hack for my commute. looks good
  26. You can find one via the ZF website but it's not very user friendly. You really have to dig around to get to the level you need. I eventually found a local-ish one but even then was unable to get a firm price or details of what the service would consist of. Gave up and used Automatic Transmissions in Preston. Would have been a 330 mile round trip so tied it in with a visit to the area.
  27. 535i Andrew

    Funny vibration from steering when in lock

    At that mileage I would expect some of these components needing to be changed out, based on E60 experience. When the car is at full lock the joints will be more highly stressed so more likely to hear to odd creak or clunk then. I knew something wasn't right on my E60 each time I heard a clonk from the front end. First was the track rod ends then each sides lower arm balljoints gave out. It could be anyone of the many many suspension joints. Arms, top mounts, drop links, roll bar bushes......
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    • Well the part number you mention is listed on realoem just not shown in an exploded diagram. It's still listed and found by the search. Having looked at photos of that part number it's very similar to mine so I cant be bothered to change it again. If you have a leak just get it. £4ish and the job is done!
    • Yeah, defo a bit strange. 18308513651 seems to be the part that is listed yet not listed on realoem. Just wanted to be sure but I won't be now lol.   Keliuss
    • Where are you?   I think the above poster means take your car to a ZF agent rather than buying the parts through them.   i used Mackies Trasmissions in Glasgow who are a ZF agent. Service with new sleeve was £490. No bridge or solenoid seals either.
    • Thanks guys - as its already a sinking ship, my question is... should we just make the most out of a bad situation by at least calming on the mrs car insurance to have a car now repaired? As her premiums have already increased, or will they increase by a lot more if we do claim on her insurance? Or would I save more money in the long run pay for the repairs myself. 
    • Just out of interest, those that have had the rust issue, do you use a jet wash on your cars at all?


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