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  1. Check your coolant level. And try and check for any fumes. It could be your MAF. It could be your MAP sensor. I would get someone to rev and see if you can smell, or even better see, any exhaust fumes from the engine bay.
  2. Check for any leaks around the pipes by the MAF, are you actually getting any issues? Does it feel a bit flat?
  3. It would help if you put what car you have? It is MAF code, however, probably not the MAF it self. Are you losing any coolant at all? When the EGR cooler pipe splits it will throw this code. Is you car a diesel? Has it been recalled?
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    DIY F11 air spring replacement

    Cool. So deflating when you do a repair and it is not right, glad it is sorted.
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    N47 engine issues

    Sorry, I only read the first bits, the rest a bit too much like War & Peace for me. Howeever........ How the hell did a DPF flange break whilst doing an EGR cooler exchange? What were they doing down there anyway? And if they damaged that maybe they damaged the high pressure fuel pump too? And when the EGR cooer is replaced they come with a new EGR as well, so why did they want to fit a new EGR just after a cooler had been fitted?
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    DIY F11 air spring replacement

    When I do them, I undo the nut, you can then see the hose with the old brass ring on it. I then snip the old ring off. Then when attaching the new bag you simply push the hose in as far as it goes and pull it back out again. It will not come back out more than 3-4mm, the brass ring is crush tight around the hose to stop it coming out. Having said that, you don't even need the brass ring if you don't actually chop the hose shorter, the ring just stops it coming out not make it air tight. It could only really come out if you pulled it, or when taking an air strut off, not during normal use. Or highly unlikely. I would spray the air line itself if you do get any more dropping, to make sure it was not bent during install and maybe has a split in it. I doubt it though, tough stuff.
  7. Blimey, I bet it was, the boots are pretty big, but to get the wife and THREE kids in there is good going. Nice journey, boot closed, stereo up, life's good!
  8. Yeah. Not sure where I am at with my business going forward, and thought I could do with the money in the bank more than sat in metal outside. I have an E91 as well, so can use that for now, although that is a manual, so may swap that for an auto as it is my only car. I keep looking at the rather nice 550i F11 for sale. Personally think it is around £4k too much at the moment, but would love that.
  9. I sold mine today. Was actually really gutted to see it go. But decided to get out now in case prices go into freefall when businesses all go back.
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    Tyre pressures

    You can work out the ideal pressure using the 4 psi rule. Take a reading from cold, then take a reading hot, and by hot I mean a good long slog on the motorway or back road blast. You want the pressure to increase by 4psi. If it goes up more than this you have the cold pressure too low, goes up less and the cold pressure is too high. I find on that size around 34psi is a good staring point.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Just remembered I did my old Z3 2.8i seats the same way, they were shagged. They were far easier. Took a couple of hours to do as all black.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    These are the seats on my old TDV8 RR that I did. I used a heat gun on them. I don't have any before pics, but they were 10 years old and 130,000 miles of someone.......errr......shall we say obviously a little rotund? The leather was dirty, sagging, had dents in it and was all hard and shiny. I used a heat gun on them first and got them to pull back into shape, then used the furniture clinic kit to refinish them. Whole thing took me around 5 hours from start to finish and they came up looking pretty good, well, almost like new. Cost was around £50. Masking up the piping took the most amount of time. https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0VGrq0zwGdRicD
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Iron will tighten up stretched leather. It is actually more effective, and safer, to use a steamer if you have one. You can use a heat gun too, but iron is god cause of the steam.
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    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    This is the bastard one to get to.....
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    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    Yeah you need a long Torx and one that is tamperproof, to get the EGR off. The cooler you don't need to touch.
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