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    Remap or not?

    I don't believe in remaps either. BMW have some of the most skilled engineers in the business. If that level of power was available safely and reliably, it would leave the factory that way. Yes I get the point about compromising to minimise emissions but in my opinion if we care about the planet and people's lives then we should respect that compromise as well.
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    Lol they had 200+ bhp, 0-60 in 7 secs or so and loads of toys, nothing had that back then except the big BMWs. Lovely big barge, electrical nightmare (so set me up well for BMW ownership) but cheap as chips to run. Eats Golf GTis for breakfast. I remember tramping down thru Glencoe in mine, long straights, kick down and pass 8 cars easy.............
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    Heh I had a H registered Senator as well. Sadly not the 24v version but still quite rapid for the time. Luckily the Mrs has a VW Caddy and that swallows an obscene amount of stuff if I have the need
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    E60 Petrol engine buying advice

    Really glad you're happy with it @matt5559 As I said; it it had been for sale when I was looking back in July, I'd have bought it too It ticked all the boxes I wanted to move from my E39 530i Sport etc... Enjoy the new toy
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    Snap in phone cradle

    I have a 2009 e60 with sat nav and built in dvd player. i have been considering a bmw phone snap in cradle. Question, if I have the music/media model I believe it will play music direct from my phone but will it play any videos/downloads from say Netflix to the DVD player screen?
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    Remap or not?

    I don’t think people here understand the reason for remaps and their benefit. it boils down to two things: 1) as stock an engine has substantial safe power reserves. For example, a BMW 316d, 318d, 320d and 325d in an F3x use the exact same engine, but the power output difference is 107bhp and 180nm that is huge a it’s all the same engine. A 325d is nearing its top end and few people remap the 2.0 diesels beyond that. 2) the maps from BMW are designed to be as level across the board as possible. They take into account fuel quality around their markets and develop around that - the USA is an exception - so, despite having good quality fuels in Europe we will get the same map as the Chinese or African market where fuels could be lesser quality. We therefore suffer. But it’s cheaper for BMW and safer all round. A properly done remap, by a reputable company will be better to drive, improve economy and should not fail emissions tests unless you have a DPF removed (which is pointless and far riskier)
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    535i Andrew

    E65 730D - New battery needed

    You won't need AGM on the E65 unless stop start. Buy OEM or genuine when it comes to batteries.
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    E65 730D - New battery needed

    With trade discount the recommended battery for my car is £100 from Halfords which i would imagine would be the same size
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    Steve van hool

    E65 730D - New battery needed

    Try "Advanced Battery Supplies" keen prices, and option of top of the range batteries.
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    E60 Petrol engine buying advice

    Here she is, collected tonight, had a great 60 mile drive home. Seriously impressed!
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    i see you’re working on a Toyota there @gine39530d
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    WANTED - Style 37 18" Paras

    Style 65s secured. Post closed.
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    andy dunnett

    Bodyshop in west mids

    My Eta on our drive alongside my other toys - Mini Cooper, VW Caravelle, Renault 17 (x2) and Yamaha XJR 1300
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    Touring tailgate strut mounting pins

    John, 41218120964 and 51 24 8 149 382 are the part numbers you need, 2 of each. The ball pins just unbolt from outside using a spanner Geoff
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    HIDs on a sept 09 or 2012 or later without headlight washers is a fail iirc. Something like that.