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  1. If I do do it, I will post a picture! as I'm sure the cut could easily be repaired with silicone, epoxy or bodging!
  2. Thanks for the reply. Codes are 41CD 4477 4011 480A 41D6 481A Awful smell of fumes in cabin. Cast manifold fitted. I wonder is it a missing sensor wire on exhaust rather than blocked particle filter? Currently back in an E39 Road Tax on a 530D in ROI is €1688 p/a so I dont want to waste money on a worthless car! Cheers Owen
  3. Hi, I have an 04 530D with above issues. The engine seized at 145k and a mechanic fitted a replacement with a lot of faffing. It ran ok and then not. Won't answer phone. My usual garage had a look but declined to waste my money or their time. The question is! I was thinking of cutting off the airbox to see what's up with the exhaust and sensors. If I can sort it I'll just repair the damage. Has anyone done this? I don't feel like removing the rocker cover properly.
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    BMW, Westfield or scaffold piece?

    Is a Westfield chassis made from old scaffolding?
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    Active steering

    Dodgy alternator/battery?
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    My Dad's 530d Touring - What’s it worth?

    Will also add that the sunroof is worth a possible 1k as they're impossible to find on a d , at least in Ireland, my last e39 touring glacier had one but threw a swirl flap, maybe not applicable to manual!
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    My Dad's 530d Touring - What’s it worth?

    For ant89. Also glacier green. Was clean when I got it for €650 but after 10k mls driving to the beach in a wetsuit, well
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    E39 530d Potential Purchase Advice

    I paid €650 for a 530d touring 193k miles. Now at 202k. Only repairs were 1 tyre and plastic coolant flange under manifold. I got it in a hurry as the engine in my E61 seized at 146k.
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    2003 525d won't start

    The garage that the car was recovered to told me I needed a new pump. My local then repaired/ replaced O ring. It lasted a month or so, then I think they replaced the valve assembly.
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    2003 525d won't start

    Had this problem on my old 525d. Would start on brake cleaner and run. Problem was iirc suction control valve on back of HP pump.
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    Alternator on it's way out?

    I connected multimeter to cigarette lighter. Hopping between 11 and 18 volts.
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    Alternator on it's way out?

    Bad regulator flags all sorts of things. Sls failure. Transmission failure, abs failure, and infinitum!
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    Alternator on it's way out?

    I had active steering. Still no problem.
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    Alternator on it's way out?

    Remember to release the brushes after you fit it. I knew I had to but forgot anyway!
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    Alternator on it's way out?

    Voltage reg is easily changed without removing alternator. About 60€. Fixes over and under voltage. Both of which will kill the battery quite quickly. I know.