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  1. I would be reluctant to get another 535d knowing what i know from this forum. So many people have had major problems with their e60/61's in here and I have possibly one in 9 years of ownership, I say one and that's my outbox which is having a 2nd to 3rd issue now and then. My remap and DPF removal was back in 2012 and still running sweet.
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    Reasons to de-badge

    My e61 was de-badged to have some body work done on the back, I didn't want them back on. I like to keep em guessing although the low speed speed turbo whistle gives it away to those who know. 520d owners needn't bother the oval pipe and 4 pot sounding engine gives it away
  3. I took my motorbike up to London to have a get together with old work friends. Riding through Essex the next day going through a width restriction I heard a loud bang, immediately the back end of the bike got a bit 'Jiggy with it' and my rear tyre pressure sensor flagged up with zero PSI, I knew it would be unrepairable so I managed to ride it slowly to a friends house about a 1/4 mile away. I won't bore you with the shit service the RAC gave me, over 3 hours and a few phone calls to tell them there's no point in sending a normal van I'm going to need recovery because it cannot be repaired, but heres a couple of pictures of the hole (it's a 190mm tyre) and what my local tyre guy found inside the wheel. The bike is a BMW K1300R if you are a biker and hoping to work it out it's a bloody big hammer on the steel rim wheel weight.. What are the chances of that happening Oh and I wouldn't purposely use the RAC but it's part of my bank account add-ons i get. I would normally use Green Flag given the choice.
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    Strange items that puncture your tyres

    Watling tyres in Catford, London had someone with a spark plug go into a tyre
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    E60 Air Con leak help

    Look for oil stains to the condenser (First radiator) The chances are though this is where the leak is. You can get sealers you add to the system bit like rad-weld.
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    Air Con - Quality Enhancement

    They'll probably recover the refrigerant check for leaks the recharge it, change the pollen filters and dump some de-odouriser in the air intake. All i would do is change the pollen filters as long as it's blowing nice and cold.
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    This has got to stop!

    Followed a 118d the other day with a big ///M badge on it.. What a knob
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    What are you doing now?

    Just got up after being out to 3:30am on a call out. Most teenagers would call that a bad night out after coming home so early Today will be spent relaxing in the garden, although If i do get some energy back I might go for a blast on the motorbike
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Took the ol' girl and the wife, not the same thing to Hereford this weekend to visit some family. Just under half a tank for about 340 miles, kept it in the speed limit most of the time, bloody cameras everywhere, except for a mini blatt up a steep dual carriageway hill near Birdlip on the way back, i had to get in front of the tractor-trailer which i could see up ahead as it went back to single carriageway.. That's about it for another year
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    Tailgate plastic trim removal

    I just removed the switch cut the wires and shorted them together to open the glass part after my switch gave up
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    Mot time( no dpf)

    A gutted DPF is very different from no DPF and replacement pipe visually
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    EGR delete/remap

    From what I've read with the EGR blanked a 530d will have better of the line acceleration as there is pure air going in without being mixed with exhaust gasses. Also If the EGR opens during acceleration then you'll lose your charged air through it resulting in loss of power which would be your initial issue. There's no reason you cannot have any combination of EGR delete whilst keeping regen for the DPF if they know how to code
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    <£50 DAB/USB/AUX Solution

    I am not a big fan of DAB in a vehicle.. I drive around East Sussex in my work, my van has DAB and it's always losing signal.. Sure the quality when its working is great but give me FM anytime. FYI so far the only DAB station that works practically everywhere is Magic and that can get very depressing at times. It's not the van either, I have had hire vans from Transits to Vivaro's and all of them are the same
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    Mot time( no dpf)

    Mine has for the past 6 years
  15. Oldie but still funny.. The price is accurate though https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw_VBiTntq8
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    OK there's a new breed of annoying car drivers I came across this weekend. They are Jaguar and large Peugeot owners.. I have never been more pissed of with any other car then them.. Even Audi drivers are better. I set of just before 7am and before i got a mile down the road I had a iPace driver overtake me and then proceed to slow down for every bend or car coming the other way, yes i was doing the speed limit too, so i then followed him with main beams on until he finally turned off. The Peugeot drivers, it wasn't just one of them cut in front of me without indicating on an A road because they were in the wrong lane for a roundabout, I did in one occasion overtake him and cut back in front before the roundabout.. I think it's jealousy
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    Trump is a business man.. A complete loon but a business man, he is of course doing what will profit him, its obvious. I do wish he would come here and sort out our complete shambles of shit government and sort out Brexit
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    Household gas leak!

    Can you smell gas anywhere. That seems a lot no matter if it is decimals of cubic feet or cubic metres Just get a gas safe engineer round and get them to test it ASAP.. Also check you don't have a suspicious hose pipe going to your neighbours house from the meter
  19. Mine used to spring up when i opened the tailgate, not sure about the glass. it doesn't do that anymore, I put it down to the wiring loom issue. I never knew they would return again when closed or unless that was an option
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    535D turbo issues

    Going to the initial post, I don't think the actuators will move by just revving it.. I'm sure mine don't.. There are 3 actuators, Large turbo waste gate (not be confused with variable vane 525d/530d) Inlet airflow small/large turbo exhaust flow. The change from small to large turbo is around 1800-2000 rpm. The small turbo is boosting almost from tickover.. My DPF is removed and you hear it on tickover whistling 315bhp and 650Nm is a very conservative increase but if done correctly will return better MPG
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Had to replace 2 front tyres after i noticed a large carbuncle on the side wall caused by a pothole. The tyres (Avons) were near the limit and the side walls were cracking because i hardly do any miles. Thing is the price of tyres has gone down before Hankooks were £150 each. now they are £115. Although I got them to put on some £70 each tyres (Can't remember the make)which are A rated and just coming back from a 400 mile round trip they grip brilliantly and are quiet, with no tram lining which i had with the Avon's, So I'll get a set to replace the Hankook's on the rear which are close to the limit
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    Which e60/e61

    Just paid my pot hole tax (I know it's vehicle license and not road tax) which was £290 for a LCI 535d E61.. Sodding extortionate.. As for economy Managed 44mpg Sunday- Monday East Sussex to Hereford and back, which isn't bad. I did put the cruise on the speed limit especially around the M25 and road works and never ventured more than 1-2% over the speed limit. Except for overtaking a very annoying Jag owner who though his XF was quicker .. It wasn't 535d only come in auto, i think they can chew manual boxes or the clutches with the torque.. They can also chew autoboxes if you're not careful with oil changes
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Yesterday lifted the bonnet for once in a long time and did a well overdue oil change.. Working it out my car does about 2200 miles a year on average..
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    Loud exhaust on small engine cars, for example there used to an old MR2 auto with a loud exhaust. All sound and no go. Might as well add small engined motorbikes with that too. Why would you want to draw attention to yourself when in reality you haven't broken the speed limit yet when it sounds like you're do 100mph, which it does for a long time as it's still in eye and ear shot for about a lifetime
  25. We use MS Outlook at work which via some sort of cloud magic also comes on our phones, so i now use that for all my reminders.