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dj1233 last won the day on August 16 2020

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  1. dj1233

    Weird Towbar Electrics problem

    Sounds like it'll be a common connector to Ground. Have you checked the connections to make sure everything is tight?
  2. Ok, so it's £200 over all 4 corners - but how much is your insurance excess? The tyre is the only point of contact with the road, ideally you want to have the most amount of grip possible to maintain car control at all times. Any named Brand on the premium or mid level will be a lot better than the cheap brands. Check out Falken, Hanlook, Michelin Primacy, Goodyear Efficient Grip. Check out Tyre reviews on YouTube, here's a linked video for you and real world data; l.ink to data; https://www.tyrereviews.com/Article/2020-Tyre-Reviews-Ultimate-Summer-Tyre-Test.htm summary of data; Dry braking cheap tyres are 5 meters/1 car length longer & double that in the wet Note. That is done in a controlled environment with a good road surface.
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    Reduced power

    it'll be a sensor that's on its way out, and not giving the correct readings. which is why you get restricted power as the value it is giving is not matching what the car thinks there should be - judging by the data it gets from the other sensors. If you unplug the MAF the car will run on a standard default map, which is considered safe. Try it and see how the car drives - ideally the car should perform as normal.
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    BMW 520i se E60 Battery Draining issues

    Did it do this before you installed the Android module?
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    Wanted roof bars

    Depends what you want to carry (weight/value wise) I've got some cheap ones i've used for moving wood, bed frames, etc. Nothing heavy (no more than 20KG's) and they've been fine. For Bikes, or anything north of 20KG i'd go for a well made aluminium bar, with a good connection point (clamp to the rails) too. The roof bars are good for 100KG of dynamic load, IIRC.
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    Wanted roof bars

    ebay is probably your best bet.
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    2006 E61 Manual Gearbox Failure?

    It depends on what you want to do with the car. If this is the last fault and the rest of the car is good, and your long term plan is to keep it until its dead - then its probably worth it. If you're not, you need to consider the cost of the next car and what potential issues that might have + costs. Then weigh up the 2 and see what's the best overall outcome.
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    N47 525d swirl flaps

    Have you had the car from new? If not it is likely the previous owner removed them due to the issues.
  9. dj1233

    Revs Bouncing

    Reading other posts on here that could be sign of the TC on its way.
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    Wheel noise

    Look at EBC for replacement discs & pads too - good quality stuff at a decent price. And you can get 15% off with code LBS15. You can buy from EBC direct, and free shipping on orders over £100.
  11. There is a multi quote function so you can reply to all of them in a single post. Press the plus button, next to quote, until you have all the responses you want. Then click the 'pop up' in the lower right hand side to start your message with all the quotes.
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    Should It stay or should it go lol

    Get it onto a local BMW indy for a 'health check' usually costs around £50 and they'll let you know anything they pick up on (and check what you've advised)
  13. you could look at the MOT history, as that would show where it was MOT'd previously. And would give some indication as to the prev location it was registered in.
  14. dj1233

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    i don't have Ista-D. But my previous 7 pin wiring worked ok, i only got it changed as all my towing items are 13 pin.
  15. dj1233

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    13 pin wiring fitted today, got a good deal from a local company for dedicated wiring, fitting & 5 year warranty for £260.