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  1. Duggs

    Radio reception issue

    I have the same problem. Interferance from somewhere.
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    Bonnet catch

    Holy crap.....what a ton of misinformation. Lift the bonnet. Hanging down are 2 hooks. Unscrew the plastic holding bracket, turn the metal U shaped hook one way or the other, a bit of trial and error, resecure the plastic holding bracket and try to close the bonnet correctly. NOTHING to do with the latches. The U shaped hook can be screwed lower or higher. I was convinced that my bonnet vibrated at speed until a spent a few mins with the hooks. Yes you have to press firmer to get the bonnet to catch BUT its as firm as a rock now.
  3. Hi Darkhorse.....in fairness, JUST about. There is still a whimper, once in a while but its so quite and goes almost immediately that I'm not really bothered. BMW are having it back on Thursday FOC just to check it out one more time. Whimper seems to be coming from the wheel well or engine end BUT the pipes are sorted now. NO noise or vibrations...at long soddin last.
  4. ALSO effects the E63 E64 E90 E91 E92 and E93 All vehicles, I assume with the N53 engine.
  5. The fix is as mentioned above but the cause is the way that the high pressure pumps, thumps fuel through the lines, it CAN cause vibrations which transfer through the clips and housings into the mainframe of the car basically. Tis the mechanics of liquids and solutions as I was once told. It DOES ACTUALLY sound MECHANICAL but it isn't. Hate to think how much owners must spend on replacing "mechanical" parts in order to "stop it" ESPECIALLY as a great deal of mechanics and in my case, BMW technicians, have no clue what it is.
  6. If you mean what is the fix. Completely new fuel pipes, housings, clips and connectors AND a re-programme of the fuel pump.
  7. Ok my fellow N53 Engined Owners. Does your car make some strange noises, similar to croaking and small grinding noises, coming from the passenger side. Normally once warmed up. Noises and vibrations that, once investigated can be felt and heard from the under the car. Placing a palm on the undertray where you can feel vibrations of some sort. Well despite most if not ALL Main dealers and garages having NO clue as to what it is, BMW are fully aware of the problem and supposedly will ONLY act if "a client complains". However, I DID complain to BMW Customer Services and they basically said "tough luck your car is to old". If you have this problem and they look at you with "clueless faces" tell them to look up and read BMW's internal PUMA Document Number 17032889-11 The cause and fix method is all listed there, INCLUDING the special part numbers that need to be fitted. NOTE: The "up to date" part numbers recommended for our vehicles ARE NOT THE CORRECT PARTS. and by using them the problem will remain.
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    Changing From Run Flat Tires to Normal

    Yep ! In the event of a claim or accident. it won't take much for a insurance company to wangle out if they can. I spoke to DirectLine and they didn't mind the alteration in wheels and tyres ALTHOUGH they said they would only pay out to the value of original spec in the event of a claim. Makes me laugh that the boy racers who change exhausts and performance of their cars are HIGHLY UNLIKELY to be covered and in the event of an incident their Insurance Company's will not pay out and THEN they can be prosecuted for not having valid insurance. Insurance Company's need to know EVERYTHING, no matter how big or small a mod. It needs to be documented in order to have full, legal insurance cover. EVEN if we change the air filter to a non standard, their need to know.
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    Changing From Run Flat Tires to Normal

    Stuck with the standard MV2's I was kinda stuck with 245's, runflats. Coming from a Sport E39, I was very disappointed with the ride, comfort and handling of the E60. FINALLY got wider wheels and wider standard tyres and was amazed with the difference..."back to the E39 days basically". It amazes me how BMW would down grade their cars merely to lower omissions and attempt to sell more vehicles. Least they could have done is to give buyers a letter to the effect of " Once purchased we would highly recommend you get rid of the shitty tyres and wheels we've given you IF you want the car to handle correctly".
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    Changing From Run Flat Tires to Normal

    Easy answer here. Runflats totally ruin the ride of a E60 although worth their weight if you get a puncture. I've just changed my wheels and tyres with new alloys and standard tyres.. 245/35/19's on the front and 275/30/19's on the rear. Its a completely different car now. FAR more stable, far more comfortable and quieter. My 530i sport now is as good as my old E39 was, better in fact. Best thing I've ever done although I had to go out and buy a 17" space saver for the boot !
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    Strange Noise - Advise Please.

    Hoorah ! A better result. A local BMW specialist sais the new parts will cost £120.00 so he'll do the pipe mod for £ 220.00 all in. He DID mention that there is a fuel line suppressor available BUT think I might as well have the whole thing done, pipes, clips and housings for the £ 220.00
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    Spare Wheel Options.

    I've done just that Boots. £ 159.00 in the end. They seem in short supply !
  13. Duggs

    Strange Noise - Advise Please.

    BMW have "investigated" the problem and my local main dealer can carry out the work for £ 484.00 inc. VAT. New pipes, clips and housings I believe.
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    Strange Noise - Advise Please.

    Darkhorse ! I CAN NOT thank you enough, honestly. Love the car but have come SO close to jacking it in over this. In my case she only does it when stationary or when driving with my foot off the throttle BUT the piggin noise is EXACTLY the same. OMG ! She has been into a BMW Main dealer, a BMW specialist AND a private garage and NONE of them found the cause of it although the specialist DID mention, in passing, that he once heard of a fuel pipe link to the noise. Holy fook.....I just can't believe it, after ALL this time and sleepless nights and worry !