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  1. JasonH

    Is my car remapped?

    If the car goes to BMW and has a software update (often needed when a module is replaced) the remap gets wiped.
  2. JasonH

    Is my car remapped?

    If you have ISTA diagnostics just run a full identification and test. If a warning box pops up declaring a long list of items are excluded from the warranty then the car is mapped. If the car is identified and faults are read without warning then the car is not mapped. ISTA-D definitely checks for a remap pretty much before anything else.
  3. JasonH

    Rear Subframe Bushes & Clonking Noise

    A knackered rose joint makes the whole rear of the car feel loose, with a random clonk from time to time.
  4. JasonH

    Rear Subframe Bushes & Clonking Noise

    I did mine with a good soak of penetrating oil - one was still pretty tight though. With the tool the new ones went in beautifully.
  5. JasonH

    Rear Subframe Bushes & Clonking Noise

    Once you've tried without you'll think £35 is a bargain in time saving and collateral damage!
  6. JasonH

    Rear Subframe Bushes & Clonking Noise

    Wow that's a handy looking kit... I'm tempted to buy it! However the rose joint needs some pretty precising sizing to pull it out then push it back it. The tool I used was this one (not necessarily from this seller): https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-6-7-X5-Rear-Axle-Suspension-Ball-Joint-Rose-Bush-Removal-Installer-tool/254434351554?hash=item3b3d7819c2:g:mFkAAOSwdjZacvM~ The aluminium that the bush presses into will bend if you hit it with a hammer.
  7. JasonH

    Rear Subframe Bushes & Clonking Noise

    Do buy a tool (for around £30) to do the rose joints. It makes the job possible/straightforward. Try without and you'll most likely bend or damage something.
  8. JasonH

    E60 535d fumes in car on start up

    Either. Have a look for soot around it.
  9. JasonH

    E60 535d fumes in car on start up

    It could be the clamp between the turbo and exhaust or a cracked exhaust flexi.
  10. JasonH

    E60 Struggling to start

    It might be worth doing an injector leak off test too. But if an injector was playing up I'd expect a bit of rough running.
  11. JasonH

    E60 Struggling to start

    Have you tried turning on the ignition and waiting a few mins. What I'm thinking is the fuel system losing pressure whilst off. The thing is the fuel pump runs from when you unlock the car so this is just a straw to clutch at.
  12. JasonH

    E60 Struggling to start

    Without coding out the DPF you are likely to see some very smokey regens. However I don't think that's your starting problem. I had the DPF back pressure too low error after cleaning the DPF and disabling the exhaust flap and there was no problem with the performance or starting.
  13. JasonH

    Rear Subframe Bushes & Clonking Noise

    On an E60 the rose joint play will be obvious if you jack the car up and check the rear wheels for play. On an E61 you must deflate the air bags to check for play or you won't feel it.
  14. JasonH

    E60 Struggling to start

    Do you have a BMW specific fault code reader? Can you read the codes or did someone else read them? Is that a recent code read? ISTA, DIS, INPA, Carly will read codes that generic readers won't see. You need to clear all the codes then start the car and see what reappears. If the car isn't starting there is really likely to be a clue in the fault codes. Did the starting problem coincide with the DPF and EGR removal? If the EGR was coded out there's a chance that error codes have been masked so you can't see them anymore. Is there anything odd with the running of the car the rest of the time? Any exhaust fumes under the bonnet (cracked exhaust manifold, happens on 530d's, you haven't said what car it is!). Crank sensor maybe but we're guessing here and there are too many sensors and parts to start changing them on a guess.
  15. JasonH

    E60 Struggling to start

    You need to get some diagnostics on it. Could be something simple.
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