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    sams255 got a reaction from marko530d in Replaced Oxygen Sensor 530D   
    I just used contact cleaner for the MAP sensor
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    sams255 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in Replaced Oxygen Sensor 530D   
    So i decided to replace my oxygen sensor Pre cat. See the pic below its caked in carbon. Car has done around 183K. It wasn't too difficult to remove i had to buy a 22mm oxygen sensor socket for around 4 pounds and i used some specialist wd40 an hour before removing the sensor. Just make sure you follow the wires and see how they are clipped in. As you will need to reroute the wire then when you put the new sensor make sure the wires are clipped in otherwise they will melt etc. As you have to take off the intake housing i thought id might as well take off the MAF/MAP sensor and give them a clean. see pics below they were covered in carbon.
     
    One i reinstalled the new sensor and torqued it up you have to reset adaptations for the emission side. so did that on ista. What took more time was initially looking around to see how cables went. The actual job was straight forward. The car seems way more responses maybe due to MAp/MAF cleaning





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    sams255 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in Replaced Oxygen Sensor 530D   
    So i decided to replace my oxygen sensor Pre cat. See the pic below its caked in carbon. Car has done around 183K. It wasn't too difficult to remove i had to buy a 22mm oxygen sensor socket for around 4 pounds and i used some specialist wd40 an hour before removing the sensor. Just make sure you follow the wires and see how they are clipped in. As you will need to reroute the wire then when you put the new sensor make sure the wires are clipped in otherwise they will melt etc. As you have to take off the intake housing i thought id might as well take off the MAF/MAP sensor and give them a clean. see pics below they were covered in carbon.
     
    One i reinstalled the new sensor and torqued it up you have to reset adaptations for the emission side. so did that on ista. What took more time was initially looking around to see how cables went. The actual job was straight forward. The car seems way more responses maybe due to MAp/MAF cleaning





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    sams255 got a reaction from marko530d in 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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    sams255 got a reaction from marko530d in 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.
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    sams255 got a reaction from Munzy123 in 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.
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    sams255 got a reaction from Munzy123 in 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.
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    sams255 got a reaction from Munzy123 in 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.
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    sams255 got a reaction from Oilburner in Anyone done preheating control service function Glowplugs   
    You were right by the way. cleared the error and got ista to recognize the Glow plugs
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    sams255 reacted to Johnjonjo in Manual to automatic conversion?   
    Guess it looks like if I want an automatic then I need to buy an automatic!
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    sams255 reacted to Spreadly in How long has your Clutch lasted   
    I once had a 2007 Vauxhall Astra, where the clutch only lasted 20k miles.

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    sams255 reacted to Boba in How long has your Clutch lasted   
    Driving an automatic now, but I’ve not had to replace a clutch in any car since around 1968 when my Dad managed to ruin the clutch on my Ford Zephyr riding it every day at a nearby hilly junction. I’ve had plenty  of cars since then and often ran them well towards 200k without any problems whatever. My last 528 had about 160k on the clock. YMMV if you do a lot of crawling in town traffic of course I suppose.
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    sams255 got a reaction from Linhares in 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.
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    sams255 got a reaction from marko530d in 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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    sams255 got a reaction from marko530d in Post your ash mass and mileage   
    Ash 43g  181k miles. But car regens fine. Seems to be on the high side to everyone else though
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    sams255 got a reaction from marko530d in Highest mileage vehicle   
    Peter there was no need to Sub the gearbox oil change out, i'm just average ok on diy stuff. But you seem to have the skill to do it especially if you changed your own DPF etc. it is an easy job took me around an hour and but i used a friends ramp. I just watched a few videos on youtube and it was actually very simple.
     
     
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    sams255 got a reaction from marko530d in Highest mileage vehicle   
    my 530D F11 -181,000 miles,  Did the starter motor and one rear air bag & compressor. Regular servicing every 10k and regular Gearbox oil & Diff oil changes. 
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    sams255 got a reaction from marko530d in Highest mileage vehicle   
    my 530D F11 -181,000 miles,  Did the starter motor and one rear air bag & compressor. Regular servicing every 10k and regular Gearbox oil & Diff oil changes. 
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    sams255 reacted to 535i Andrew in B47 Engine reliability   
    servicing the B47 on the 2 will be easier as the engine is mounted the wrong way so the filter will be an easy reach from the front. 
     
    Unlike.....
     

     
    We had to resort to drastic measures to reach the oil filter housing on the G01 once it was lifted up. 
     


    A big dod of tree to stand on!
     
    The oil filter on the B47 is located above (higher up than) the oil pump which is chain driven from the crank at the same location as the chains to drive the camshaft still at the rear of the block. 
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    sams255 reacted to 535i Andrew in B47 Engine reliability   
    The B47 hasn’t got the same chain problems as the N47. It’s still at the rear of the engine so they haven’t learned from that clanger. 
     
    It’s quite a noisy engine at idle when outside the car but inside my folks B47 engined G01 it’s quite quiet. I would assume it has adblue as per the G01. 
     
    Ignore the BMW service interval and change it’s oil every 10,000 miles or 12 months. We’ve just done an interim oil change on the G01. 
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    sams255 reacted to F10er in B47 Engine reliability   
    Well mine been ok so far, owned it for 2 years and a bit and just turned 76k. Mine doesnt have adblue but i drove a g series that had b47 with adblue so i cant comment on that.
     
    The only thing they had was the egr cooler which bmw replaces FOC really good fuel economy and i find the power to be adequate.
     
    Didnt hear anything about chain issue and certainly doesnt make any rattling ( talking about mine) and i do have a e81 with n47 to play around with and b47 sounds much more refined. 
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    sams255 got a reaction from 535i Andrew in Which Oil   
    Harry Fairbairn Glasgow BMW sell on ebay 12 litres for 100 pounds you could have paid 8.33 per bottle and got a BMW receipt.
     
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-BMW-Engine-Oil-0W30-Fully-synthetic-LL04-12-X-1-Litre-Containers/254425832504?hash=item3b3cf61c38:g:JggAAOSwjDZYlK00
     
     
     
     
     
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    sams255 got a reaction from Munzy123 in Changed f10 530D gearbox oil   
    I didnt take into account the oil cooler, i just drained it and did first fill when it was 30 degree, then started it up and got the guy to rev engine to 2000rpm for 30 secs and go through the gears, then did another refil untill it was coming out.
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    sams255 got a reaction from Munzy123 in Changed f10 530D gearbox oil   
    i'm not sure why the kits come with 8 litres i still have 2 and a bit bottles left over. But i do recommend doing the change even if its just a drain and refill.
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    sams255 got a reaction from Kersidan in Changed f10 530D gearbox oil   
    The dealers wont touch the car, i tried to ask them many times before. I think the dealers are abit stupid and losing out. Imagine if a dealer were to offer and even suggest Gearbox and diff oil changes, they would be making a decent amount ontop of the regular servicing. Even those people who dont know about servicing the gearbox and diff oil changes lost income
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