Jump to content

manigills

Members
  • Content count

    13
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback

    0%

About manigills

  • Rank
    Newbie

Garage

  • Garage
    BMW 530d Jan 09
  1. manigills

    Tool to remove Oil filter

    Thanks again to all who replied. I paid £79.95 online for an oil change/oil filter service at National. They use Fuchs oil which is meant to be very good.
  2. manigills

    Water leak, wet footwell

    Hi, I'm not sure what it is then as I paid for the windscreen to be re sealed and the problem has gone, no more wet footwell.
  3. manigills

    Hello

    Hi all, Yes certainly I'll get the photos added once I have given the motor a good clean. No plans for the car as I've spent so much sorting out one issue or another. I was hesitant at buying a high mileage car, but it seemed to tick all the boxes and had full BMW service history. I think the previous owner sold it at the right time and it is one for me to hold on to for a while as I may have finally sorted out the issues. I have bought new and had installed Thermostats EGR DPF Glow plugs Pressure sensor Breather Tyres And I've only had it 18 months.
  4. manigills

    Tool to remove Oil filter

    Hello all I have booked my car into National for an oil service. I called them to confirm that it was still okay to bring in. I was advised by the technician that they may not be able to do the oil change on my car as it requires a special tool to remove the filter from the housing. I had thought it was a simple process, can anyone advise what tool is required to remove the filter on an E60 530d 2009 model? Thank you Mani
  5. Great post, very informative. I can relate as I too have experienced water ingress and electrical faults. I will also check the boot and carry out the detailed actions.
  6. manigills

    DPF problems

    Oh how I wish I knew then what I know now. As they say hindsight is a wonderful thing.
  7. manigills

    DPF problems

    I had considered removing it but I did not want it to have any impact on any resale value, I know some people can be particular about the DPF filters, at least now it's brand new, clean and working properly.
  8. manigills

    DPF problems

    Thank you guys, I guess it was a hard lesson learned.
  9. manigills

    DPF problems

    I had the dreaded DPF warning light appear on my E60 530d 58 plate. I initially had the filter cleaned and put back on, however after a few months to my horror the light re-appeared. I had the regen manually initiated by a BMW mobile engineer who advised me to drive it on the motorway to start the regen process, however this did not work. I then decided to replace the filter and buy a new one, this cost me over £1000. I had already spent money on a clean as well as manual regen. Once I had the new filter installed the car drove like new. It had instant response as soon as I tapped the pedal and clearly noticed a difference in the drive. However this did not last very long and a month later the light came back on. This was extremely frustrating. The filter was purchased from Eurocarpart and came with a 2 year warranty. I went back to the garage who had installed it and they managed to return it and installed the new one. I then did my general drive up and down the motorway about 400 miles each week. Again after a month the warning light came back on. I had the vehicle at BMW sytner in Birmingham, then an Indy and still the problem was not resolved. I ended up taking it to a specialist I was recommended. The problem seemed to be that the vehicle was never entering the regen cycle, the DPF was fine. The vehicle was never registering at being at an optimum temperature to activate the regen cycle. The thermostats and EGR valve were changed/cleaned and the problem was resolved. If I had known this information from the outset then I would not have needed to buy a new filter. The car has been running smoothly for a few month with no further issues to report. It has now done 140k but I get an oil change at every 7-10k. One from BMW and the other from National. Fingers crossed I don't experience any further issues.
  10. manigills

    Water leak, wet footwell

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and understand how valuable some of the information supplied by fellow owners can be. One evening the alarm started to sound on the vehicle which I could not turn off using the remote. It was raining quite heavily and had been for some time so I thought it may have been over sensitive. I checked the vehicle to investigate further and noticed that the footwell in the driver side was soaking wet. I had had the wet footwell problem previously and thought it may have been due to clogged pipe or build up leaves/debri just under the filter, however this was not the case. As I got into the vehicle I tried to drive, but the car thought that the driver side door was still open and would not let me move more than a few feet before stopping automatically, clearly there was an electrical fault due to the leak. I had the vehicle towed to a BMW specialist, I had to have all the rubber seals replaced and electrical wiring fixed. The water was leaking through the front windscreen as the seals had started to leak, to my knowledge the windscreen was still the original so I have no idea how it had started to leak. Just for reference if you do experience wet footwells it can be due to the rubber seals to the windscreen.
  11. manigills

    Hello

    Hello, I thought I would join and share my experimences of my BMW, I've used the forum and it has helped me a great deal. Cheers Mani
×