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  1. jester77

    '07 E61 530i - exhaust recommendations

    Just bumping this back up to see if anyone has any exhaust recommendations - did the flap mod and it helps bring some additional noise but looking for a little more. Thinking about this Jetex item: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110833233387?epid=1925251970&hash=item19ce2cedeb:g:M4YAAOSwU91abGHi There's an Eisenmann on ebay too but £700 is a bit much!
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    2011 530i SE E61 with N52?

    Thought it was likely an import but MOT history goes back to 2013 so unlikely I would have thought.
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    2011 530i SE E61 with N52?

    What I mean is, didn’t know there were 2011 E61s and should obviously be N53 on the 530i. Perhaps an import?
  4. Bit confused by this? Can anyone shed some light? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530i-SE-TOURING-85808-MILES-/174760683612?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286 looks decent value tbh
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    Fogging sensor causing erratic a/c?

    Good shout - will give that a go! Thanks
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    Fogging sensor causing erratic a/c?

    Yes indeed. But I think what is happening is that the malfunctioning fogging sensor is causing warm air to blow onto the windscreen even when I have the a/c set to a cool temperature, making it impossible to cool the cabin air (despite the dash vents blowing cool air). If that makes sense?
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    Fogging sensor causing erratic a/c?

    Yeah the error has come up previously when in for a service and they said to ignore it but I am pretty sure it is causing some a/c issues now so would like to sort as the weather gets warmer!
  8. I have a 2007 530i Touring. I've noticed that my air con, despite being regassed in the last 18months, struggles to maintain a cool temperature when in auto mode - seems like hot air is blowing up towards the windscreen despite the a/c set to low. On Max it works fine and is nice and cold. Carly app shows a 9C55 error which seems to be the fogging sensor behind the rear view mirror. My theory is that because this is faulty the car may think that the windscreen is constantly fogging and hence tries to blow hot air onto it whatever the a/c settings (as long as on auto). Would that make sense? Is the cure just to replace the sensor? Anyone had this issue?
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530i-M-Sport-Touring-2008-E61-/184667783322?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 Rare old thing with one owner and a manual ‘box. Looks very well cared for too.
  10. I owned this car almost 10 years ago. Bought as a one owner car for £11k with 29k miles - just shows how much these cars have appreciated!
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    Halfords Oil Sale

    Thanks chaps - might plump for Magnatec then at that price. One other question - the car has Edge in currently, I guess it would be no issue to top up with Magnatec? (ie. mix the oils) Both 5w30
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    Halfords Oil Sale

    Got a 530i N53 and when I plug the reg into the Halfords site it seems to suggest that Magnatec is not suitable, should be Edge. Is that true? A shame if it is as the Edge is not on the same discount. Even more confusingly, there seems to be two versions of Castrol Edge 5W30 on their site: LL and M specs. The M is coming up as the recommended oil and the LL is deemed not suitable (but is the cheaper of the two annoyingly). Here is the M: https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-and-fluids/engine-oil/castrol-edge-5w-30-m-oil-1l-210078.html And the LL: https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-and-fluids/engine-oil/castrol-edge-5w30-oil-1-litre-252023.html?istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&amp;istFeedId=367c5610-f937-4c81-8609-f84582324cd6&amp;istItemId=xxxtxt&amp;istBid=t Finally, is there a benefit to switching to a thicker oil such as 5W40 on these engines? Keeping in mind that I do low mileage (<5k per year) and a mix of longer and shorter runs. I'm changing the oil every year rather than waiting for the OBC to tell me.
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    '07 E61 530i - exhaust recommendations

    Finally gave this a go with a nylon zip tie as suggested. Nice improvement to the low speed burble, definitely worth a 10 minute fiddle! Thanks again for the suggestion.
  14. Lovely car but can’t figure out whether it is genius or madness to set your eBay auction to end mid-afternoon on Boxing Day...
  15. Can't be many at that mileage still about - love slate green too! Not sure doing only 1k miles a year since 2006 is necessarily a good thing mind... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530-3-0i-auto-2001-i-SE-Touring-COLLECTORS-EXAMPLE-1-OWNER-35000-MILES-ONLY/293384140721?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Df686c89b465a47e2a379224b35d3b781%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D7%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D184044354469%26itm%3D293384140721%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A38eb4ba9-22b9-11ea-975d-74dbd180b018%7Cparentrq%3A208a951216f0ac3cd3c3ff7fffaa6d23%7Ciid%3A1