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wakey last won the day on September 21 2017

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  1. Is there a chance when doing this update that it may also include a VW esque software fudge to improve emissions, have the egr working overtime and generally ruining throttle response whilst reducing fuel efficiency? Many VW/Skoda etc owners wish they'd never bothered.....worth finding out.
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    My 400HP diesel

    Awesome! What work has been done to achieve that figure?
  3. Guys I feel compelled to recommend what is a 'come to you' expert that can complete work on your beloved (and sometimes troublesome) BMW E60/1 I contacted Gareth to ask for advice on a range of cetain jobs I was looking to complete as a preventative measure on my 2010 535d M sport - a few chats later and I was asking him if he'd consider me paying him to come to me and do the work such was his knowledge. Gareth came to me yesterday at the crack of dawn to undertake a long list of work - replacement of the following Update NAV/Maps Glow plug relay Glow plugs Turbo vac hoses Inlet manifold seals Main Stat EGR Stat Gearbox stat modification Full test When he arrived an unpacked it was clear I'd made the right decision - the chap is like a mobile BMW workshop differing only by the fact he actually knows what he's talking about! I'm someone who finds it hard to trust people to work on my cars as I always seem to find something lacking with many garages. That said, when peple do get it right and meet my expectations then I'm the first to voice up praise! So if anyone here needs any technical work completing right first time by someone with a thorough, methodical and sometimes frighteningly geeky level of knowledge then our resident forum member 'Gonzo' aka Gareth come highly recommended. Great price too! Hahaha just to add - it was after about an hour Gareth called me over to ask if I had any rust convertor liquid! Fearing the worst I raced over and asked why - he's undone a nut from the EGR valve that had some surface corrosion on and wanted it to go back treated!!! That made me smile with admiration and surprise!!
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    Price request

    Please could you price the following item for me?Many thanks!51117892575
  5. Hi I'm looking for a used DPF that fits the LCI 535d (the cylindrical type that is located close to the engine) and is a combined cat/dpf unit The part number would be 18308508523 I don't mind if its knackered of gutted as it's for a track build car of a friends. Many thanks!
  6. Hi I'm looking for a used DPF that fits the LCI 535d (the cylindrical type that is located close to the engine) and is a combined cat/dpf unit The part number would be 18308508523 I don't mind if its knackered of gutted as it's for a track build car of a friends. Many thanks!
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    BMW F10 M5. 2012. FBMWSH.

    Haha I initially thought the same too. It's how its placed as the bottom of the tailgate has a slight taper and gives that illusion. Ive googled other images and the same. I was still tempted to replace though
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    BMW F10 M5. 2012. FBMWSH.

    Heres the spec and pics (lots) Asking price is £25595 Call on 07493757426 or PM here if you like2012 BMW M5 in Monte Carlo Blue Just turned 52k miles Heated black merino leather interior Outstanding original, unmarked condition - no dents, scuffs, scratches etc 1 former keeper - FBMWSH including the running in service done on time Recent BMW service - next not due for 13000 miles. Brand new Genuine discs, front and rear, and new pads front and rear at BMW (£2500) Recent tyres are Michelin Pilot super sports - all with over 6mm tread. Mileage is 51k miles 12 months MOT - no advisories Very high spec that includes the following TV FUNCTION* NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL* HEAD UP DISPLAY* HIFI LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM* M DCT TRANSMISION WITH DRIVELOGIC* ADJUSTABLE DYNAMIC DAMPER CHASSIS CONTROL* XENON LIGHT* BLUETOOTH INTERFACE ELECTRIC STEERING COLUMN ADJUSTMENT ELEC* GLASS SUNROOF, ELECTRIC 19 "M LT / ALLOY DOUBLE SPOKE 345 M WHEELS COMPETITION PACK GLOSS BLACK EXHAUST TRIMS 
 AUTOMATIC START / STOP FUNCTION* AUTOMATC.AIR CONDITIONING 4-ZONE CONTROL* ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS* DAB TUNER* SEAT ADJUSTMENT. ELECTRICAL. WITH MEMORY*FUNCTION SPORT SEATS F DRIVER / FRONT PASSENGER* SEAT HEATING F DRIVER / FRONT PASSENGER VOICE INPUT SYSTEM* INDIVIDUAL SUN PROTECTION GLAZING* ELECTRICALLY OPERATED SUN BLIND FOR REAR WINDOW* SIDE SUN BLINDS* 
 INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR MIRROR PACKAGE INTERIOR RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-DAZZLE LUMBAR SUPPORT DRIVER / FRONT PASSENGER* PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC)* BMW TELESERVICES* CONTROL TELESERVICES* USB- / AUDIO INTERFACE* CONTROL COMBOX 
 BMW ASSIST* EXTENDED BMW ONLINE INFORMATION* BMW ONLINE* AREA-CODE 2* M REAR SPOILER* BRAKE ENERGY REGENERATION* ALARM SYSTEM* INTERIOR TRIM FINISHERS ALUMINUM T* AMBIENT LIGHT* HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEM* INDIVIDUAL HIGH-GLOSS SATIN CHROME* INDIVIDUAL ROOF-LINING ANTHRACITE* It's a rare thing to find a low owner, fully BMW maintained, unmodified and well specified example of these magnificent vehicles. It will be sorely missed but time for a change. It's in remarkable, cherished condition and has regularly been professionally detailed and protected with Gtechniq ceramic coatings. There is absolutely nothing needing doing like so many used cars. Everything is fresh, up to date and ready to drive away.
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    E61 won,t unlock

    Id replace the battery then try again Failing that then take a look at the thread relating to the antenna/wiring on the e61 that fails and presents the problems you mention
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    535d glow plug change

    Start with a cold engine, run car for 5 mins to warm up and then shut down. Ive replaced them on a few cars and no problems at all
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    Price for following part please

    Thank you very much
  12. Please could you give me a price for the following? 51368209422 Thank you!
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    New MOT rules woes

    I was talking to an MOT tester yesterday whom I know really well and I asked him about these changes and particularly the gutted DPF. He said the visual inspection would be the same - open to interpretation as to whether it's been tampered with. He said a neat weld on the upper side would be less obviously and more likely to not be picked up. Anything that was missing or cut/welded from underside would fair straight away. The big killer would be for smoke. A car that should have a DPF will be checked for visible smoke from the tailpipes and if there is any whatsoever it will fail. He said it will open to interpretation and the view of the tester will be inconsistent, but the general rule was any smoke at all - fail.
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    Manifold leak

    It's very easy to put the manifold back and #6 not to be seated correctly.
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    Glow plug controller removal

    Some people claim to be able to remove it with the manifold insitu! Must have xray vision and hands like elfs
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