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Tuvoc last won the day on December 6 2018

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    2004 E60 530i SE (M54)

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  1. Tuvoc

    i - drive repairs

    There are a few people on ebay in the UK who do it as well for a similar price, last time I looked anyway, all with good feedback. One even included removal and refitting if you took the car to him (London area) for under £300.
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    Key battery and replacement key.

    Yes I've used them as well, excellent service.
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    Battery size / Ah / CCA

    Mine is older and non-AGM. I bought an Exide 95aH replacement in August 2013, still in there today.
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    ZF 6hp26 oil change

    I imagine the transmission on a car that has done 71k miles of city driving will be much more worn than one that has done 150k miles on the motorway. Depends if that 71k is just a result of a car that is infrequently used, or one that is frequently used in the city !
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    iDrive logic - is it just me?

    And when your iDrive dies it isn't accessible at all !!
  6. I couldn't do it, trying to follow a video or written instructions and getting the timing right at the same time. I use the Torque Pro app on my android phone with a cheap OBD2 Bluetooth adaptor to see it. Nice and easy.
  7. That is hot though. I thought only the V8s ran that hot. Learn something every day.
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    Coolant woes help

    They have a flushing product which you use beforehand. http://www.evanscoolants.co.uk/Coolants/Performance/prep_fluid But how do you get that out then...
  9. Yes, if the knock sensors and ECU are functioning correctly, it simply shouldn't happen.
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    E39 twin pipe rear box exhaust

    Looks good
  11. Mine does fluctuate a few degrees depending on how fast the car is moving. I think it is a 97C thermostat, so In slow traffic particularly it can go a couple of degrees above that before dropping back very quickly. You probably have the N52 engine I guess, with a different thermostat, but unlike the stats in the diesel, they have a very long life.
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    Coolant woes help

    Well you could carry a top-up bottle. I may be wrong but I think in an emergency you can top up with water as they do mix, but far from ideal because then you'd lose the benefit and have to drain down the whole system again and re-fill again with 100% Evans. And it isn't cheap.
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    Coolant woes help

    Yeah my water pump failed unexpectedly on the motorway last year quite a long way from home. Got a low coolant message so stopped in good time without the engine heating up. You don't want that to happen to you. Evans waterless coolant is an option I guess, http://www.evanscoolants.co.uk/ I don't know anyone who has tried it, but I've always been tempted to use it in the future if I have to replace the radiator and obviously the system is drained then..
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    Coolant woes help

    Precisely. And I took my E36 M50 from 58k miles up to over 190k miles over 13 years with no head gasket failure. It had the usual radiator replacement and water pumps and a hose or two, that was it for the cooling system. Coolant changes every 2 years like clockwork.
  15. Exactly what I run my staggered 18s at, 2,4 bar front and 2.6 bar rear. I'm keeping a close eye on the relatively new rears though to see if they are wearing evenly. Could possibly be a bit lower.