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DarkHorse last won the day on September 10 2019

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About DarkHorse

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    Gloucestershire UK
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    Mostly active in the "E60 2004-2010" forum.


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    BMW E61 530i black M Sport LCI 2007 6s manual. (prev E39 525i SE 2001 manual)

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  1. DarkHorse

    E60/E61 Video Thread

    Edit: Makes me feel I've been pretty lucky, into the 3rd year of owning a manual petrol E61 whilst approaching 140k miles and nearly 13 years since it was manufactured. BMW 5 Series - Top 9 Things To Check Before Buying - E60 E61 Buyers Guide
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Now that tint is pretty dark, fair play on the DIY. You should notice a cooler cabin by preventing the sun coming through so many windows. I paid someone else £200 for a lighter tint, info in this post here but I think my light transmission percentages may be inaccurate.
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    Do you let your better half drive your BMW? :)

    To be fair to the misses, she's pretty good, comes with a built in map and sense of direction, has changed a wheel unaided and can reverse park better than me sometimes... but WHY RISK IT!
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    Anyone got INPA for N47 engine?

    Have you setup the com1 port like in this thread (which still applies to INPA)? When I plug in Jimmy's orange D connector I get an LED light up. Start the car and see :
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    Do you let your better half drive your BMW? :)

    What! ...maybe if I'm drinking. She's never been fond of driving an E61 manual anyway, with reduced visibilty as the seating is a bit low. Likes the inline 6 motor action though . Have to remind her to be careful not to crunch the front bumper when parking. Just hope she never drops off a curb and mashes up a sill, BANG!!! OMG my pulse is climbing already.
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    Remap for 530D & other potential mods

    Just confirming: You currently have these style 138 17" wheels. Series Size ET Kg 5er E60+ 7,5x17 ET 20 9.0 New ones look like style 175 18" wheels Series Size ET Kg 7er E65+ 8x18 ET 24 11.23 Not sure if they will fit, here are all the compatible OEM E60/E61 BMW wheel options.
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    Tyre pressures

    That's interesting to know, I hadn't heard about the '4 psi guide rule' before. Otherwise I have heard some fill their tyres with Nitrogen which suffers less expansion effects and therefor a more stable pressure with temperature change. Not really neccessary for most regular road users and more relevant for those who like to go hammering around on a track day. Seeing as air contains 78% Nitrogen (21% Oxygen), we are almost there anyway (with less hassle ).
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    Tyre pressures

    Strange, if I ran 3 bar (~43.5psi) in the rear on my E61 with no load for urban commuting, the tyre's would noticably wear a couple of mm more in the centers. I initially ran at less ~2.8 bar (~40psi) and had such tread wastage. Crappy cheap compressor gauges? Though I find my trusty old pencil type pressure gauge is my backup reference. Edit: Got it, $hite runflat tyres! Mine were at the lower price range ~£100 each .
  9. > He also said that he had problems with the roof light drains previously. Sunroof? Probably where the sunroof cassette can overflow if the rear door pillar drain pipes get blocked. Reference thread1 and thread2 of many.
  10. Congratulations, yep you've gone and done it now! LL04 normally for long change intervals. Radio presets are key fob profile related (along with memory seats if fitted). Lack of receipts may be due to data protection regulations these days. Some others will be better able to help out with the Diesel related info.
  11. DarkHorse

    Interior LEDs [White] ? More modern?

    The fade effect is a characteristic of the physics for old style filiment bulbs as they heat up to emit light and cool down to stop glowing with power on/off.
  12. DarkHorse

    Front Bumpers

    Ah right, good to know .
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    Front Bumpers

    Also worth noting that the different style cut of the M5 front bumper may be an option you like:
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    Anyone got INPA for N47 engine?

    How far you got, software downloaded, unzipped, installed? Can you launch ISTA-D? Able to setup ISTA-D to point to the EDIABAS interface type (also shared by with INPA)? Choose car type?
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    Tyre pressures

    Well, it depends what driving you are doing. Long motorway trips with people and bagage, I'll aim for +36psi all round. Higher psi might save some fuel also, less rolling resistance etc. Too much psi in a tyre can create a profile that doesn't touch the road properly and you can't stop efficiently, especially in the wet . Local no load commutes in warm summer air, maybe as low as ~30psi but that's just my call. Ballance your requirements, wheels size and tyre profile, observe wear characteristics and base pressure choice around the door sticker recommendations (if you can figure out what the graphic is trying to tell you. for me LOL ). Edit: Whoops I forgot > " So you think 34psi all round would be fine. Mines a e60 " Yeah that should be fine . Edit: The quoted tyre pressure values are valid when set at 20DegC ambient garage temperature. Also I think that tyre pressure (with air) can increase ~15% when the air temperature changes. Eg. 30psi air set at 20DegC, will measure say 28psi at 10DegC and 32psi at 30DegC. When you consider ambient temperature, pressure gauge calibration divergence, it all gets a bit 'roughly speaking' anyway.