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    BMW E61 520D, LCI Facelift

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  1. dj1233

    Removing this sensor/Switch?

    looking at images of the part number it's threaded into the pipe. A deep socket should get over the connector and remove it.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Hopefully all will be well with it, being warmer weather that should help the emissions.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    take the long route there to get the cat warmed up too, and give it some welly to get everything hot.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    MOT passed with flying colours. Still very clean on the emissions and all things mechanical; that cements another year with the car at least.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Today I fitted the clips I broke when refitting the retaining plate. Thankfully a relatively quick job and the car is now already for MOT time tomorrow.
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    Strange Intermittent warning light

    blinker fluid is low. Never seen that warning before.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Today was an oil and filter change, plus fitting the new oil level sensor too. Unfortunately i did not full research how to fit this until discovering you have to remove the reinforcement plate, easy enough to take off but still a pain as you have to remove more of the bolts on the undercarriage. None the less all done now and the fault is gone. Hoping it clears the MOT with no issues flagged up on Friday.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    After going to get 4 wheel tracking done last week and being told the rear toe & camber bolts were seized, i spent an hour this morning sorting that out. Thankfully it was easier than i thought it would be. I then went and got 4 wheel alignment done so that's ok for the next year or so. Gave the interior a quick clean out after having the kids for the holidays. There is no way i would not have leather seats in a car again; so much easier to keep clean and maintain compared to cloth.
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    PDC issue

    if its only during wet/rainy seasons it happens usually its the plug connector that's at fault. use something like GT85 which is an electrical cleaner/water repellent which should cure the issue.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I saw this product the other day and wondered if it would help? https://www.granvilleoil.com/prodInfo?pID=5 Granville Electro Connector is a silver based, do it yourself electrical repair kit specifically designed to repair broken rear window demisters. It will also repair printed circuit boards, radio antenna connections, alarm systems and other low voltage electrical installations.
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    Front end creaking under braking

    It may well be the drop in humidity and temperature has reduced the rubbers ability to flex and move. Where as in the hot weather it loosens up the molecular structure and allows it to compress and flex more. Mine certainly sounded worse the past few weeks than before, and it was probably the heat the aided this.
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    Front Brake Pad Sensor location

    you can reset the warning without replacing the sensor, as long as the sensor has not grounded out. I did it on my front pads this year and its been fine ever since. It is a PITA to reset it in the menu as the timing is so precise, but you get there in the end.
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    Hesitant when fuel low

    its bad for the fuel pumps to run it that low. At that low range you probably have left than a gallon left in a tank that holds nearly 16 gallons . . . . if it doesn't get this issue when there is more fuel than that's the best cure. it becomes pretty pricey to renew those pumps.
  14. Now you would think when using the phrase in the title you would need to back it up, you know with receipts and the car in a better than average condition. Not with this gem, proudly being sold as a no expense spared car yet it failed every MOT the last 8 years on multiple items such as; missing wheel bolts, low tyre tread on multiple tyres and a smattering of all other basic maintenance things that should be checked before an MOT. I think the phrase they should have used was every expense spared possible until MOT came around. Until i saw the shoddy history i was tempted to have a look, but not after seeing the historical condition it has been in.
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    E61 Rear Tracking & Camber Bolts

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