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pidgeonpost last won the day on April 21

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  1. pidgeonpost

    Wander round the local BMW dealer

    Car styling is a bit of an 'eye of the beholder' thing I know, but these massive grills don't do it all for me. It's almost they've copped out on building in any of the little features that identify a particular model. Pity really.
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    Strange Intermittent warning light

    I've got a similar warning but it's on the RHS of my dash. Worried sick.
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    Do you keep your E60 technically original?

    I'm pretty much like that - have been since I was out of my 20's and discovered there's always someone out there whose car is quicker, louder, lower...etc. I don't do that with maintenance though, it's indy (uses genuine parts) and DIY. Some genuine parts aren't too bad in price if you shop around.
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    Air wedge to aid wheel change

    A builder friend of ours uses these for nudging heavy stuff into place. Saves his back!
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    Big project planned; advice welcomed

    No I never found a definitive answer. Something at the back of my mind says that it was only for the E60 525d 3.0 as a kind of detuned 530d but I can't be sure of that.
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    Big project planned; advice welcomed

    I don't know what model or year your car is but before you think of removing the swirl flaps you may want to check on Realoem.com to see if it actually had them from the factory. I bought the blanking plates and stripped our early LCI 525d only to find they used the flap-free manifold. A look on Realoem.com would have saved me the trouble. As regards dropping anything into the engine it's just a case of being careful. Count the bits as you ease the manifold off, have a bit of bent coat hanger handy in case of dislodged seals, and plug the openings with rag until you're actually replacing the manifold. @kelius just beat me to it.... I also found it handy to have a small magnet on a stick to retrieve a socket or Torx bit I dropped through onto the engine pan.
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    Yet another recall !!!

    Me too...this will be the first time at a dealership for over 4 years.
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    DIY aircon recharge

    Having found a mobile specialist I'd never go anywhere else. Had one bad experience and that's enough for me.
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    Password management software.

    Will check it out - thanks.
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    Dashboard rattle it’s driving me mad

    Listening on the phone all I can hear is the usual sound of a diesel engine. Will try on pc later.
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    Password management software.

    Does anyone use it? My wife and have probably 60-80 or so online accounts between us and our password management is less than perfect shall we say. We're not stupid in the passwords we use but neither do we use 64-character passwords with all the variables recommended and changed monthly. Last week I got a ransomware email - a scam, but it did contain a password I've used. This was retrieved by the scammer as a result of data theft from a website I'd used. I've been wondering about using password management s/w for a while and the NCSC has some useful thoughts. Just wondering about it at this stage, but gone are the days when I could remember dozens of different passwords.
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    phone craddle

    That's what I'm planning to do one of these years...
  13. Think I'd do the same. Just put a few quid aside to ease the blow if and when it happens. With luck it'll behave and you won't see the error again!
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    phone craddle

    Been on my list of things to do. Some owners have literally ripped the holder out - the butcher's method I guess. The other option is to remove the louvred ventilation panel at the back and go in that way - a more gynaecological approach perhaps. I think one owner reported something else not working after they'd removed theirs but it turned out to be a blown fuse. May be worth disconnecting the battery?
  15. It's bad news when preventative maintenance results in a failure like this. Could it be that the 'steady weep' you describe had already led to low oil level and wear of the clutch? In other words was it on the point of failing anyway? Although it would have to be a hell of a coincidence that it should die immediately following the oil change. Have you had a price for a recon box?