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DarkHorse last won the day on November 8 2020

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About DarkHorse

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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

    Common E60 air conditioning problems ?

    Check the iDrive center vent override setting is not set to heating ;).
  2. DarkHorse

    Better of doing work yourself!

    Over the years, I've had garages screw up wheel balancing and then stripping wheel studs, not to mention the issues with sump plugs and oil filters . Just try confirming beyond doubt the actual spec and brand of oil being put in your motor...
  3. DarkHorse

    DCS Failure?

    DSC is a safety issue, so you may have the right to return the vehicle as it is not fit for purpose. Anyone know the legal options from here?
  4. DarkHorse

    Mods I've done in the last 2 weeks

    Ah, I wondered what the cards were all about.
  5. DarkHorse

    Sos call assist error fuse

    "BONG" you'll get used to it ... over 4 years for me now...
  6. DarkHorse

    Rough Idle when Cold 525i N53

    I've had the same 2AEC error on my N53 since taking ownership in 2017. You might find my hopeful ramblings and theories mildly helpful in this "N53 Stratified lean burn mode(s) restored?" post, well the conclusion in the last paragraph anyway .
  7. DarkHorse

    Broke down. Stuck at a camp site.

    Long shot: Battery issue showing up due to loading/unloading with the doors/boot open for long periods? I hold the center light button for 5 seconds to disable interior lights and when the boot is open I fool the lock mechanism to turn the boot lights off. Maybe this have softened the battery to cause spurious errors. One good example when I would prefer low energy LEDs.
  8. DarkHorse

    Second hand engine check?

    ? FZINX92030CZ06323 ? F2ANX92030CZ06323 This is better: WBANK92030CZ06383
  9. DarkHorse

    E60 Scan Software

    Good to know thanks. Yep, INPA is useful depending on the problem, not for everyone and is a learning journey, only one of many applications required for an E60 suite.
  10. DarkHorse

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Yuk, where on the E61 is that, rear lines above the axle? Did you loose full braking or is there some redundancy built into the fluid circuits, split front/rear?
  11. DarkHorse

    New squeak any thoughts

    Yes, item 2 that carries item 5 is commonly known as the 'Rose' joint or some refer to it as the 'rear lower ball joint'. I had the same issue on the E39, when they start to squeak it makes the rear end sound like an old bed. To further confirm, you may also notice movement in that joint if you jack the wheel off the ground and push with your foot on the low part off the rim, the bottom of the wheel may move in/out 20mm or so. Will likely effect the rear tracking stability which may cause uneven rear tyre wear and contribute to the rear axle scating or breaking away when going around a roundabout. Was particularly noticeable when the road surface was bumpy or wet (as you'd expect traction to break more readily anyway). The bush in a tube (item 2) can be a beitch to remove, even with a puller tool (which is essential).
  12. DarkHorse

    Oil presure low

  13. DarkHorse

    Mix RFT with non RFT

    I've had RFTs on the rear axle and regular tyres on the front axle with no issues. Regular rubber is a noticeably more comfortable ride though ;). As the walls are softer, it effects the turn in sharpness a little when pushed pretty hard into the corners but for everyday driving it's fine. Had to invest in a space saver spare + accessories for the E60/E61, which is a specific size that is not the most common.
  14. DarkHorse

    Oil presure low

    I have heard about poorly fitted oil filters and worn O-rings on the filter housing that can cause low oil pressure problems on the diesel lumps. Well, I recently learnt something new about the diesel motors that may be worth considering. Apparently: The High Pressure Fuel Pump can blow the axle seal and leak fuel into the sump via the timing chain cover.
  15. DarkHorse

    Snapped spring...

    On other motors I've had less dramatic spring damage, leaving the car still able to drive. Yes I was surprised to see quite a few E60/E61 broken spring threads on here. Not had a failure yet but can do without such a show stopper and time waste. Good luck.