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    2008 E61 520d M Sport

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  1. GlenM

    520d N47 de-cat.

    The flexi joint on the downpipe on my 2008 520d E61 is knackered. Has anyone on here fitted one of the de-cat pipes available on E-bay. There is a straight pipe one and one with a silencer in place of the cat, so it would appear that the cat is still there. I wasn't planning on getting rid of the DPF just yet, maybe in the future though, depending on the insurance increase. My other option is to clamp/weld a new flexi in, or send it off to a company who have a jig for welding a new one in.
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    Radio signal.

    I haven't had chance to look at mine again but my remote unlocking range is poor and a bit hit and miss generally.
  3. GlenM

    Goodyear Eagle or Michelin Primacy?

    The Eagle NCT 5 run flats are dreadful, the handing was nervous and twitchy with these on my E61. I switched from these to non-run flat Pirelli P Zero Nero GTs and it was like driving a different car. If you do want stay with run-flats I would look at something else.
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    Radio signal.

    Interesting. I did fit LED bulbs in the angel eyes a few weeks ago, so I guess it could be them.
  5. GlenM

    Radio signal.

    Presumably the radio aerial is the sharks fin on the back edge of the roof? I notice that there is an amplifier in the system, so I guess t could also be that at fault.
  6. GlenM

    Radio signal.

    I seem to have quite poor radio reception in our E61 at the moment. DAB is patchy and FM seems to have disappeared completely. Could it be a tailgate wiring problem, or the antenna?
  7. GlenM

    N47 oil leak.

    Yes, once the panels below where the pollen filters sit were removed, I could get at it with a T45 bit in a ratchet. I need to check it again this weekend to see if it has stayed dry. I just hope it's not a camshaft cover gasket leak, as replacing that looks to be nightmare.
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    N47 oil leak.

    The timing chains were replaced with improved ones about 50,000 miles ago and there is currently no rattling. The actual tensioner goes in from the side. There is some oil around the cam cover gasket but I am not sure if it has sprayed out from the plug. I need to take another look next weekend and see if there is any fresh oil. If it does look like the cam cover hopefully I might get away with nipping it up, as replacing the gasket involves removing the injectors, common rail and inlet manifold!
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    N47 oil leak.

    I stripped off the panels at the rear of the engine compartment this afternoon to get access and it looks like the culprit is a T45 headed plug on the back of the cylinder head. It went up a good 1/2 a turn without a lot of effort. Have degreased everything and pressure washed it all off, so will see if it stays dry.
  10. GlenM

    N47 oil leak.

    Not above the bellhousing!
  11. GlenM

    N47 oil leak.

    My E 61 520d, with the N47 engine seems to be leaking a bit of oil at the back of the engine somewhere above the bellhousing. I am going to clean it all off and see if I can spot the leak but I thought I would also ask, are there any well know areas for all leaks in this vicinity?
  12. GlenM

    E61 boot light.

    Thanks Syemondo, that's very useful. I will try changing that as well.
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    E61 boot light.

    Sorry, only just noticed your post. I replaced the whole assembly located in the boot floor. It was a s/h unit, so it is possible it could be faulty too. I need to test the wiring but the weather hasn't been conducive and the boot is full of crap at the moment.
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    E61 boot light.

    The earth for the boot light is actually shared with the blue wire in the connector plug, so need to look at whether there is an earth at this point on the other side of the connector.
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    E61 boot light.

    Fitted a used boot lock but this still doesn't seem to work. Going to take the original apart, as it looks like the earth is picked up from the lock casing, yet the lock is screw mounted into plastic plugs.
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