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jake13 last won the day on July 19 2018

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About jake13

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    E61 535d M Sport

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  1. jake13

    520d n47 oil pressure switch plausibility

    Normally, under oil filter housing. Removing and installing/replacing oil pressure switch (N47, N47S)
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    2008 535d m sport fuel rail issue

    When was the fuel filter changed and more importantly what model code is fitted? The fuel filter is specific to the fuel heater installed in the car.
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    Random parking light failure

    I used to get error whilst driving for 30 mins and enventually every start up. I cleaned the bulb holder contacts, bulb contacts and even peeled the contacts out so it made a tight fit in the holder. Thumbing the light and even wiggling the cable would resovle it for short time. I started swapping the bulbs over, four in the Pre-LCi which pointed to the problem. C110 showed me bulb resistance and there was noteable difference between the two sides. I replaced them with Osram and that was over three years ago.
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    Ceramic Car Polish

    Usually £300 for two coats including the wheels. A few times I have accidentally went over the bumper with a steel brush when cleaning the tail pipes. It didn't make a mark. However, it won't protect against stone chips and heavy pressure contact. If you can afford it then paint potection film is the answer.
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    Random parking light failure

    I had this problem, changed to a better quality bulb. Cheap and fading bulbs have high resistance.
  6. Mooing/moosing/quacking is classic case of EGR pressure convertor failure.
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    these chinese radios on ebay

    I have the Erisin Octa-core. Agree, FM reception is poor especially with 'weak' radio stations and there's no LW. You have to make sure the GPS antenna is far away from the FM aerial to avoid interference.
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    Need advice on recent work carried out

    On the LCi, the flexi pipe is long and at an angle. I don't think it is possible to bore the dpf core with a conventional drill bit.
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    Exhaust flange leak

    Same type as on my pre-LCi. Knock / peel it off with a flat blade screwdriver and hammer. At £24, I reused the clamp by hammering it back to shape on the flange. It hasn't leaked.
  10. I looked into this 18 months ago Bushing kit is £60 overhaul kit £110 solenoid set £250 friction set £60 Torque converter £350 exchange. Pan £70 10L oil £160 Valve body overhaul - £60 separator plate and Sonnax zip kit providing it doesn't need reaming to replace with oversize piston valves.
  11. You've already replaced the torque converter and it's not beyond your scope to overhaul it yourself. No special tools are required and some great videos especially by Gary Ferraro on the 6hp26.
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    Cannot figure out issue

    Is Power Control Module (PCM) same as the engine control unit (DDE)? terminal pin / harness corrosion? 4242 - Glow plug activation cylinder 4 3E90 - Crankshaft position sensor 43E2 - Throttle valve activation
  13. Inner. Move the rack all the way in before undoing the nut, same applies when tightening. And chop the nut off with an angle grinder at the outer tie rod end.
  14. I used this Perfect ..
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    Cannot figure out issue

    Oil should not be issue, car will run on MIN mark unless there is compression issue. Check voltage via hidden menu (#9) when engine cuts out. It will cut out if voltage reaches 16v and above. Also, check crankshaft pulley for crack in the rubber.