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  1. andy-e60

    HIDs and the MOT

    Absolutely spot on both comments above - new latest MOT or whatever MOT - a well fitted, properly aligned aftermarket HID kit with 6000k (or lower Kelvin colour temprature) bulbs preferably fitted into projector lenses without self levelling and without headlight washers will NOT fail the MOT.
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    HIDs and the MOT

    http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/114904-are-hids-legal-on-lci-model/?do=findComment&comment=1239457
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Yeah i know what you mean - too much internet scaremongering regarding HIDs and MOTs - all totally unnecessary and inaccurate. When you properly compare your HIDs to those halogens - you’ll never go back to them. Thats what I found when I made the switch from halogens.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    It would have made zero difference even if you’d fitted them before the MOT. Anyway wait till night time and you’ll see the light !!
  5. andy-e60

    Judder when braking!!

    Given the front pads still have loads of life left on them - is it possible that I keep the existing pads and wear sensor and just get these troublesome discs changed as I don’t think I can live with this judder anymore.
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    Judder when braking!!

    https://m.mister-auto.co.uk/brake-discs/brembo-09-9172-14_g900007_a06509.9172.14.html?_t=default Brembo front discs for under £50 for a pair.
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    Judder when braking!!

    https://m.onlinecarparts.co.uk/oenumber/34216772085.html Can’t see any for £20 but many near it.
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    Judder when braking!!

    Thanks for that useful info. Does make sense regarding the temperature variation masking or enhancing the variation in disc. £20 for a disc seems good - skimming is at least £60.
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    Judder when braking!!

    I have the same issue. Feels like high and lows on the discs and can be felt through the brake pedal. This started a few months after genuine bmw discs and pads were fitted. Since then, the lower control arms were replaced but that didnt help. After that a sticking offside caliper was diagnosed and changed. The judder is still there as the theory I’m told goes that the sticking caliper would have overheated and therefore warped the disc. I am holding fire on splashing out on yet more brand new discs before I am certain that they definately need replacing and so meanwhile I’m living with the annoying judder. I am thinking to have the discs skimmed and then depending on the outcome of that I can plan my next move. Interesting to note above that even a dodgy wheel bearing can one of the things to consider. I’ve also been told to not rule out run out on the actual hub itself. The current discs and pads are pretty new so skimming them next seems a more reasonable thing to do than repalcing them. I’m also hesitant to replace the discs having come across so many other posts where replacing discs made no differece to this brake judder which seems like a surprisingly common issue.
  10. andy-e60

    My LCI Headlight Conversion...

    What happens if you remove the hid kit and simply install the stock normal H7 halogen bulbs into the dipped beams ? What happens if you swap the adaptors left and right ? What happens if you remove the lci halogen headlights and plug back your original pre-lci halogen headlights (obviously without the adaptors from the US) ?
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    My LCI Headlight Conversion...

    Did it work earlier and then stoppped working or it didnt work at all from when you installed the convertor / adaptator harness from the states ? https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wiring-Adapter-For-Halogen-04-07-BMW-E60-to-Use-on-08-10-LCI-Halogen-Headlight-/122907563292 Is it that ^ seller that you got yours from ?
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    e60 530d juddering when braking

    Sounds like it was the discs and not the suspension arms.
  13. andy-e60

    e60 530d juddering when braking

    Most probably. I'll know more when it comes off.
  14. andy-e60

    e60 530d juddering when braking

    Mine varies with temperature - meaning for the first few minutes of driving with the sticking caliper - there is no judder. I'll report back once the caliper has been changed.
  15. andy-e60

    e60 530d juddering when braking

    On mine it has been identified as a sticking / binding front offside brake caliper. It'll be changed this month and hopefully will solve it.
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