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    E39 M5, e61 535d

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  1. Just a little reminder, still looking
  2. ger

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Somebody's been polishing!!! Looking good!
  3. It could well be for the twin exhausts, or possibly sometging on the pre lci that they decided not fit on lci models. I was surprised it was listed for my car, some things on the car aren't listed! I just thought that it all looks a bit unbalanced without it there. One thing, all the old heatshields look dirty now!! I'll have to find a way of getting them a bit cleaner. Car used to be owned by a vet, it certainly has seen more than it's fair share of muddy fields, no wonder the underneath is dirty, all of it. Maybe one day I'll get a nice warm bucket of soapy water and give the underneath a good scrub. I've cleaned out pounds of mud from behind panels, sls pump panel and both side skirts being the worst! Been a bit busy but there's more to come, I'll have to sort the propshaft next time I have a bit of time! I'll get the heatshields clean at that time I hope.
  4. ger

    Android Mounting Bracket

    Mine have arrived : I'll fit them soon!
  5. B-tool expert, on android with a decent bluetooth adapter (can't remember what that one is!). Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.pw.btool.expert I've paid for the full app, but it wasn't a fortune anyway!
  6. A bit late replying, sorry! Yes, the gearbox does feel lovely now, almost imperceptible changes. Had to think about it as they didn't stand out! Did this on Saturday evening. Changed all wiper blades to Bosch ones. Replaced the top (small) turbo oil feed pipe, old one was leaky. Couldn't find torque value for banjo bolt into alloy distribution block, did it by feel. Other banjo goes into cast steel/iron, found 22Nm for that and no worries (both M10 banjos). Pipe is the one covered in aluminium, under the red vacuum pipes: Didn't bother to remove exhaust, it needed the rear brace removing and I hadn't thought about that, couldn't get to one bolt with the car up on ramp and I was running out of time, so the prop shall be done another time. Removed the gearbox rear mounting and carrier, this allowed enough access to refit the mechatronic sleeve and plug in the wiring connector. I hadn't realised this, but it's not much more work, just some hassle moving the right hand heatshield out of the way enough to get at the bolts. Fitted the new gearbox sump, torqueing to 10Nm as per ZF instructions. Gearbox oil added as per indtructions. Ran through the gears and let it flow over a little. Seems to have taken a good 7.5l of oil! Used b-tool to monitor gearbox oil temp, final level measured at 37°C, it quickly reached 40 thereafter! I had noticed that there seemed to be a missing heatshield piece from around the left hand side of the gearbox. There were a few mounting studs and empty holes here and there, obviously for fitting something. I'm pretty sure it's the same on my brother's car as well (virtually identical to mine). I felt it all looked a bit odd with a missing piece. I did find surprisingly, on real oem, what I thought was the missing section, so I took a little gamble and ordered it. I wasn't expecting it to be there for my chassis no. but it was! These are the details: Heat insulation front left - 51487033721 . It's #11 (left) from this page: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=PX92-EUR---E61N-BMW-535d&diagId=51_5154 Everything was good except that there's a small hanger for the plastic undertray, so I decided to make a slot for that, plastic undertray was going back on 'on top' of the aluminium one. This is the part, you can see where I marked the cut for the plastic undertray hanger : Fitted: I doubt it will affect anything much, but it all looks complete underneath now. As I've said, gearbox changes very smoothly now, so much so that I hadn't noticed it! Everything else seems fine too.
  7. Ok. I reset the learned driver adaptations using b-tool. I got in touch with them in the evening and received a reply in the morning! Select 'service functions', then 'EGS' for gearbox and then select the middle option 'gearbox learning functions reset', the middle option in the picture. Not a huge difference after changing the oil and seals but it is smoother and gear changes are imperceptible now!
  8. Thanks for your reply. I haven't yet hooked up inpa or anything, but my understanding is that there are two 'levels' of reset, one just for learned driving adaptations and the other the full reset that clears the gear change revs etc and requires the specific learning routine/drive. I used b-tool to monitor the box temps last night and it had two different adaptation resets (as described), I reckon the foot on pedal for a minute thing is the same as the learned driving style adaptations. I might do that reset, but can't really be bothered with going backwards and forwards for ages are learning the change points etc, not unless it's needed... Mine is at 145k miles!
  9. Quick question. I've changed thd auto box's oil and understand that it s advisable to reset the box to account for the fact that it now has fresh oil. Is this the same as resetting the driving style adaptations? I don't intend to fully reset the box, but would like it to 'know' it's had an oil change and/or learn my driving style. Should I reset the driving adaptations? If I do, should I only drive it normally afterwards? Thanks for any advice!
  10. Not yet, I'll be getting back to it this afternoon. I'll have to take off the box rear mounting to refit the sleeve and wiring plug. Going to change the prop csb and the big rubber thing (can't get used to saying 'guibo') as well, so getting the mounting off will be easier as everything else has to come off to get to the prop. We'll se how it goes!
  11. Did a few things last night... Changed an engine mounting e-torx screw that had been chewed when socket popped off, it bothered me! Changed air filter. Drained and replaced engine oil. Drained the gearbox oil and removed the sump, found it was a 2008 original sump. Disconnected the gearbox wiring and mechatronic sleeve, which are in a really awkward location, the gearbox rear mount will need to be removed to replace and refit these! Continued to remove the mechatronic unit. Lots more oil came out! Used a cable tie to hold the gearbox release lever in position, made things easier that it was in it's correct location on refitting. Removed and replaced the bridge seal and the four tube seals (I don't know their names), you can see them on top of the unit in the picture. Waited until no more oil drained from the gearbox then refitted the mechatronic unit, ensuring alignment and torqueing all 13screws to 8Nm (with a suitable torque wrench), following the correct tightening pattern as given by ZF. Left it at that, it was late! All good fun, especially all the oil!!! Here's the zf file: E60-61 auto box mecha.pdf
  12. ger

    Torque Pro and Extended PIDs for BMW

    Remembered to try this at last! Normal, usual data comes through, but the extended pid's seem to be not working. I've only copied them to the folder and added them using the manage extended pid's menu, then tried a few displays. I've not edited anything nor added a string anywhere. I just gave it a go last night, specifically looking at dpf temp and soot mass, both of which b-tool picks up with ease. It would be cool to get it working..
  13. ger

    Android Mounting Bracket

    I have the 3d printed ones since when I installed the unit, they've been ok but tend to bend in a bit due to the padding where they are screwed to the dash. I was thinking of making aluminium ones myself, just never got around to it. All in, these aluminium ones aren't much more expensive than making them!
  14. ger

    Android Mounting Bracket

    A little useful update about the brackets. Adrian Kittner (ibus app developer) has got these brackets for sale on his website. They are aluminium, so will be much stronger and stiffer than the standard ones and shall be an upgrade over the 3d printed plastic ones. Picture: Link to website : https://shop.ibus-app.de/en/shop/accessories/185/fittings-for-radio-in-bmw-e39 Facebook link: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=362935867786038&id=131033767642917 I've just ordered a set for my car, I hope they won't take long to arrive. Hth.
  15. ger

    Torque Pro and Extended PIDs for BMW

    I haven't reached that stage yet! Hot them loafed up but haven't tried in the car yet...