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  1. 2 points
    bmwmike

    Mixing Oil viscosities?

    Ah the old "show evidence". Thought it was past bedtime. https://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-new-faq.aspx Check out the "is it ok to mix oils". If you still don't believe it IDGAF. The fact is mixing oils of same type is fine and the net effect is the 5w mixed with 0w means you get something like 2.5w because it's a BLEND. Which funny enough is what most of the oil packers do.. they blend oils. Do what you like at the end of the day but don't pull the "show me the link or you're lying" type BS because it's tedious. Google.
  2. 2 points
    d_a_n1979

    Increased Battery Discharge

    This is the main reason as to why I don't use it and stick with Carly for BMW I also don't have access to an MS laptop as I use a 2018 MBP and nor do I want to get involved with Microshite again Apart from the sods law that Carly won't code BMW E65/E66 car batteries; it does everything else and I've found it invaluable so far
  3. 2 points
    GoNz0

    Increased Battery Discharge

    As above, your IBS is fine it just needs to know it can fully charge the new battery, a guy visited me last week and when I looked his car thought it had the old 80ah and limited charge to 22% meaning it wouldn't start without the IBS unplugged, I recorded it to the 90ah AGM option (he had a 95ah AGM) after plugging the IBS in and it fired straight up and started charging. I don't know if INPA can register the battery, I prefer ISTA+ as that is the current dealer level diagnostics and can do everything. Get it downloaded and installed ready for your cable arriving. https://www.bimmergeeks.net/downloads Pick Rheingold as that is ISTA+
  4. 2 points
    Deviant

    Increased Battery Discharge

    Registering means you're telling the car it has a new battery, coding means you changed the size or type. Both mean you need carly or a laptop and cable and tell the car the battery is new.
  5. 1 point
    bmwmike

    Mixing Oil viscosities?

    If it panics you don't do it. Send the oil to me and I'll have it LOL Not worth the stress is it. (Would 100% be fine tho!) Edit to add are you sure that magnatec is OK for your engine In the first place ?
  6. 1 point
    000000000000

    Mixing Oil viscosities?

    I think its my bedtime, I'll leave the experts to give advice.
  7. 1 point
    BSS

    E39 540i/6 Sport touring

    A lucky ebay find! A pair of contour seats from an E38 seven series with the correct post /9/98 yellow plugs meaning a direct fit and heated to boot! For those familiar with E39/E38 seats and upgrades, heated sport contours seem to be quite thin on the ground so when these pair popped up in reasonable condition they had to be bought. Much better! A heated seat switch panel purchased form ebay is in the post so just the correct wires and pins to ad to the body loom and toasty back and bum will ensue.
  8. 1 point
    SuperDave

    Mixing Oil viscosities?

    Sell the spare edge oil. For what you've paid for the magnatec (ive 8l for stupid money from tesco) its hardly worth worrying.
  9. 1 point
    BSS

    My E30 M3, the story so far....

    For those of you with a good memory, back when i listed the new replacement panels one of them was a sport evo rear spoiler. For those of you not familiar with the Sport evo it was the last homologated version of the E30 M5 which had a 2.5 engine as well as adjustable front and rear spoilers plus many other changes unique to the Sport evo. The spoilers have always been something that owners of non Evo M3's have retro fitted and ive always been a fan of that look (and function!) The correct spacers unique to the Sport evo spoiler were fitted, something often missed out be people retro fitting or fitting a replica. The bolts! These countersunk hex head bolts that hold the adjustable position rear blade to the main spoiler at NLA from BMW. I had a selection of original ones, 6 corroded and 2 new (8 in total needed) and i was going the get the corroded ones blasted and re- chemical blacked to original finish but a trial fit found that the latest batch of Sport evo spoilers made by BMW had the threaded inserts recessed further in so the original bolts were not long enough, Some searching online found the correct countersunk M8x1.25mm hex head bolts in a choice of lengths but in stainless so 5mm longer ones did the trick. A coat of satin black had them looking good and the result..... Very happy with the rear end now! I've now the dilemma as to weather i replace the evo 2 front spoiler with a Sport evo adjustable front to match the rear... What has become quite noticeable now is the left reverse light being duller than the right hand one so a new left lamp unit is now added to the ever growing list of new parts required.
  10. 1 point
    bmwmike

    Mixing Oil viscosities?

    It's not subjective it's science. Look at the chart I posted. Unless you plan on driving at lower than -32.5c..
  11. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    Mixing Oil viscosities?

    As you can tell @Johnboy65, oil is like tyres on here, really subjective and you will get so many different opinions and reasons. Big discussions on the E60 forum recently...... But the discussions are always good fun.
  12. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    Mixing Oil viscosities?

    Buy more 5W-30 LL04, enough to do the change. Don't buy too much of this stuff other wise you will be in the same boat next time around. I would be inclined not to mix it as you have the opportunity to put all of the same stuff in at the right time. Use the left over 0W-30 as top up. I'm sure I've read in a BMW handbook that incase of a need to top up you can mix the viscosities. It will do no harm, both oils are LL04, some oil is better than no oil or low oil! If you have the N47 variant you want to be anal about the frequency of oil changes. Max 10k miles or 12 months whichever comes first to keep the chains sounding sweet. To be honest you should do that no matter what the engine is as it helps keep the turbo bearings in good nick too. If you buy oil in 4l bottles you will always have some left as these engines (4 and 6 pots) use about 6 to 6.5 L at a time I'm guessing this is what you did with the 0W-30? It's a bit of a pain. My E60 used 8L at a time which meant none left for top ups and I had to buy a single litre (at higher cost) just for top ups.
  13. 1 point
    Some frag picked up today, a 90 litre M5 fuel tank and associated bits. You won't be driving far with the standard 80 litre tank with the bi turbos thirst! And a nice 4 spoke alpina wheel with an e36/e34 boss. The original airbag wheel deployed its airbag and was that nasty BMW 4 spoke effort. This is much nicer
  14. 1 point
    bmwmike

    Mixing Oil viscosities?

    Provided both 5w and 0w are in spec for the engine there is no issue mixing them.
  15. 1 point
    Matthew Ashton

    Mixing Oil viscosities?

    This is a difficult one but the 0w and 5w measures are only important when the oil temperature is at or below a certain level ( can’t remember what that threshold is) both act exactly the same once the engine is warmed up. Both are also approved grades by BMW. Would I mix them, for a few 10s of pounds - no. But as I’ve mentioned I’m anal about this stuff. Is is your car going to explode? No. And you probably will never notice any difference. I can’t imagine there will be any negative impact on the engine. Maybe they will act together and give you 2.5w30??
  16. 1 point
    AndyM

    Test drove these two cars today

    EDC is the same as what we call VDC - my build sheet actually says S223A Electronic Damper Control (EDC) - which this link explains; http://www.bmw.com.kh/asia/en/insights/technology/technology_guide/articles/electronic_damper_control.html?content_type=index&source=/asia/en/insights/technology/technology_guide/articles/adaptive_drive.html&article=electronic_damper_control Electronic Damper Control (EDC) automatically or manually adjusts each damper to suit the driving conditions meaning you enjoy outstanding comfort along with the best in BMW on-road safety. EDC reduces variations in wheel load, ensures tyres have excellent traction and counteracts bodyshell movement regardless of the weight your automobile may be carrying or the state of the road's surface. Sensors constantly monitor all factors influencing the vehicle's behaviour and occupants' comfort, in order to precisely adjust the damper control. In a fraction of a second, the signals are analysed by the EDC microprocessor and orders are sent to the actuators on the shock absorbers, which, with the help of magnetic valves, are variably adjusted to provide optimal suspension. Thanks to Electronic Damper Control, the tendency for the nose to dip when braking is practically eliminated. The influence of potholes and unevenness on the road surface is reduced to minimum. In addition to increased driving comfort and improved roll characteristics on the tyres, EDC also contributes to vehicle stability and safety. By reducing the nose's tendency to dip when braking and improving the tyre traction, EDC shortens the braking distance when braking heavily. The damper adjustment means that even when braking with ABS the vehicle chassis remains upright on the road and all four wheels have the largest possible contact to the surface. The Driving Experience Control switch with ECO PRO lets the driver choose between various programs (like COMFORT, NORMAL, SPORT or SPORT+) and adjust the suspension to suit his individual needs. Also explained in this video;
  17. 1 point
    edd_jedi

    Increased Battery Discharge

    This free tool can also register a new battery with a DCAN cable: http://bimmersoftware.com/bmwlogger-2 Similar thread last week with lots of useful info:
  18. 1 point
    Karl

    Boiler replacement cost

    That's a very good price in my opinion but good luck with warranty issues on an Ideal... The Logic is a bargain basement boiler. I currently favour Intergas for my customers and they are a very good price. https://www.intergasheating.co.uk/
  19. 1 point
    golfpaul

    Warning messages

    Fair enough, I'll keep searching...
  20. 1 point
    GoNz0

    Increased Battery Discharge

    No D does it, programming is something entirely different to registering a new battery. If you changed the battery size or type or D tells you it is coded for something different you have to use P Confusing as fuck isn't it. I'm in Ilkeston if you're close enough.
  21. 1 point
    Have never done that and have never had a problem. Not to say it isn’t a reasonable precautionary action to take.
  22. 1 point
    Keliuss

    Warning messages

    I don't know why I didn't say that in my post. It is exactly what I was thinking/implying
  23. 1 point
    GoNz0

    Increased Battery Discharge

    You can't code E series with ISTA/D only ISTA/P and that is huge. D is for diagnostics and so on.
  24. 1 point
    pidgeonpost

    Increased Battery Discharge

    ^ What @Deviant says. If you were gentle with the IBS there's no reason why swapping the battery should kill it assuming it was in good health at the outset. Let us know how you get on.
  25. 1 point
    d_a_n1979

    Warning messages

    Airbag warning - I had this issue on my 730D; all research pointed to the sensor under the seat. No biggy, bought another swapped it out, cleared the codes and zilch... Issue still there. Tried one of the bypass things, same result, still an issue Ended up taking it to a respected/indy car diagnostics specialists here in Preston; took them 4 hours of searching, physically and via the diagnostics to suss out the issue, which turned out to be the module on the battery cable; so that cable was replaced at a cost of £150, plus their labour, all in a £400 bill I could have done without! Re the ABS; could simply be one of the wheel sensors, or it could be the ABS pump... So my advice would be, move on and find a car without the warnings...


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