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  1. sams255

    Replaced Oxygen Sensor 530D

    I just used contact cleaner for the MAP sensor
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    Replaced Oxygen Sensor 530D

    No i didn't have exhaust hot. i just sprayed it a few times with specialist WD40, on another youtube video a guy suggested that compared to the normal WD40, didn't really need to use Brute strength.
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    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    Im glad you managed to find the faults and do the tests on them. I find that ista's functional tests are great as it will stop you from throwing parts at the car. Would be good to see some pictures of you doing the job
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    F11 Speaker Upgrade

    I dont think there is anything else apart from https://www.bavsound.com/pages/bmw-speakers But that's expensive, eton was just an easy plug an play solution for cheapskates like me who have some skill with a screwdriver.
  5. I have error code 287500 Lambda Probe Oxygen concentration low etc. I hooked it up to ista and it told me it was the Oxygen sensor before the CAT. Anyone changed this before ?
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    Anyone replaced Oxygen Sensor Before

    I will be getting this one https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/sealey-sx022-oxygen-sensor-socket-22mm-3-8-sq-drive-SEASX022 That would be the right one right. Now I got to see how deeply buried in the engine bay it is. 530d by the way
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    Anyone replaced Oxygen Sensor Before

    To be honest the code has been on the car since i have owned it clear it and it just keeps on coming back . I got the car a couple of years ago at 120k now im up to 182k, I have recently got ista + on the laptop and just working through the codes. i did a test on ista results are as below. Oxygen sensor is around 77 pound for a bosch one and you can get a socket for 5.99 from euros for a Sealy one
  8. Did the check with Carly and it come up.with this glow plug error anyone knows what it really means.
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    Glow plug error 2AB900 ? Solved

    I actually had glow plugs replaced and kept on getting this error (2AB900), rough idle on cold morning etc. I searched the forum and could not find any solutions. I didn't want to throw parts at it so on the forum someone mentioned that when you change glow plugs you have to use ISTA and carry out a heater plug adjustment so that Ista can detect which brand etc/Type of glow plugs you have, then it can send the correct voltage etc to plugs. I had many people on other forums and even BMW specialist say that it was my glow plug module that was faulty, Here are some pictures of what i did on ista. You go to Pre heating control adjustment and run the procedure and it will detect what glow plugs you have.
  10. Has anyone carried out a preheating control service function after replacing glowplugs
  11. You were right by the way. cleared the error and got ista to recognize the Glow plugs
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    Manual to automatic conversion?

    Thanks, that's something i didn't know. Thought as they moved to Euro 6 they replaced the N57 with B57
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    Manual to automatic conversion?

    I have a 530D from 2012 N57 engine. with 182k on it, no issues with the chain at all. I suppose 2015 is the newer B57 engine, it was mainly the N47 that suffered the chain issues. I think you should be able to get 5k for it. The warranty work on chains from the dealer is what makes the car more attractive. Cars on auto trader 520d with 160k 2011 going for around 4.5k so you should be able to get more.
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    Manual to automatic conversion?

    If you were ever successful in doing the conversion, think of the resale value, will you buy a car that has been converted by joe bloggs or one that came from the factory ,ade correctly by BMW. The amount of money your gonna spend on doing conversions just either sell the car privately or do the part ex
  15. sometimes when im at the lights or idling i can hear drone/rumble i opened the bonnet and it appears to come from the intake muffler/Air filter box. When i put my hand on it, it stops making the drone/rumble. i couldnt really see if any clips are broken or grommets missing. Anyone else had this. N57 by the way
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    drone/rumble f11 Air filter Housing

    its bloody annoying. Cheers Matthew
  17. I had a General question, i know different engines operate differently. But how long do the glow plugs normally stay on for in a N47/N57. is it only if its cold or would they stay on until car up to temperature ?
  18. I was talking to a mate of mine who has a F20 Manual, He said he had to change his clutch and flywheel at 90k and said bmw say every 100k you should replace the clutch . Since i have been driving i have never replaced a clutch on any of my cars, I had a golf that went on 220k with original clutch, Audi A4 with 160k on original clutch. Has anyone replace their clutches ?
  19. As you guys know i had my turbo refurbed which was passing oil on F11 530D. A friend of mine also told me to replace the Crankcase breather diaphragm as I am nearly on 170K. He showed me where on the engine it was and told me to get a replacement. I couldn't find a part number on realoem. I called the dealer and he said it no longer come separately you have to buy the rocker cover which is 300 pound even though i only need the 10 pound part. Dealer suggested I look for an aftermarket part. I found one and ordered it (come from Germany) it included the diaphragm, spring and new cap. The cost including delivery was around 20 pounds. I opened the existing cap and was shocked to find the diaphragm stretched and the spring had no tension and some oil misting in there. Could it be that this was also a problem in addition to the turbo? or even caused issues with the turbo and the oil loss i was having ? I was told by a mate of mine that some indys would recommend replacing these every 60 to 70 k on the older BMWs as they did suffer a breather problem. It was a cheap preventative maintenance and took only 10 mins See pics below.
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    Dpf replacement?

    I have the same glow plug code, but dont know what it is nor can find anything on the net about it
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    Dpf replacement?

    I had a similar error on my wifes 1 series car and a mate of mine who has a franchise from https://www.terraclean.co.uk/ Cleaned the DPF at 150k and its been great since. BMW said put a new one on. Definately at speak to your local rep, it might be a sensor or something else not letting your car do a regen.
  22. Saw this video online on how to change the rear diff fluid if anyone is thinking of doing it
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    Rear Diff fluid oil change video

    If you need any parts coltswold BMW, who i think sponsor the forum are extremely competitive on price on of parts. The guy who i normally email for parts is philennis@cotswoldgroup.com.
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    Rear Diff fluid oil change video

    Im on 180k, the oil was changed by ZF when i had the gearbox service done by them at 150k so it was a little bit dark. But i changed the gearbox oil recently and thought for the cost of a pizza why not. i felt that for 15 pounds for oil and 2 pounds for the sump plug, its a good thing to do. Bmw use a g4/G5 mix which they only sell in 500ml. It is very expensive. The guy in parts himself told me that the oil is stupidly expensive and i should buy a g4/G5 oil. which is what the motul one is.