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oldjohnny last won the day on April 11

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    2003 E60 530d 2004 Mercedes 220cdi estate

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  1. oldjohnny

    Guess the mpg

    I based my estimate on this reading from my November 2003 530d after a recent 250 miles round trip.
  2. oldjohnny

    Guess the mpg

    Let's try 46.7mpg. If I am correct please give my prize to the charity of your choice.
  3. oldjohnny

    Dvd Copys.

    Many thanks. I went through a few sites listed and downloaded Express Burn by NCH Software. Simply brilliant and very straightforward, obviously designed for dummies like me. 1st disc loaded and copied in minutes. Feeling very technically empowered now and will be hard to stick for a while. Cheers.
  4. oldjohnny

    Dvd Copys.

    Hi Folks. Recently had some really old camcorder vhs-c tapes converted to dvd. Brilliant job. Now some family members are bending my ear to get a copy of one in particular. I thought it would be similar to ripping/burning a cd on my windows 10 desktop but should have known better. I am a registered computer dummy and would be grateful for answers to the following two questions. 1/ Is there any way to do this myself on the desktop that even I could understand? 2/ Would I just be better having copies made somewhere and charging the miserable barstewards for what ever it cost? Appreciate any help. Cheers.
  5. oldjohnny

    George Best.

    A Bronze statue of the late great George Best has been unveiled in Belfast. It looks more like a victim from the fifth episode of Game Of Thrones when the dragon burnt the city down.
  6. oldjohnny

    RIP Niki Lauda

    The dictionary definition of determination should be followed by examples of his comebacks following his accident in the mid seventies. His knowledge base will be sorely missed in the world of F1.
  7. oldjohnny

    E60 530d low MPG

    Check to see if your back box exhaust pipes turn down. If so you are on what I think is called Euro 3 emissions which means there is no dpf fitted.
  8. oldjohnny

    E60 530d low MPG

    I bought my E60 530 d two years ago and it was registered 0ctober 2003. I experienced exactly the same mpg problem as you have after about three months during the first heavy frost. The controller was chief suspect and I replaced all the glow plugs as well when in there. Consumption rose from 14/15 to about 25mpg, but the car was sluggish under acceleration most time and then would burst into life periodically. In my case it turned out to be the mass airflow meter sensor. Took a chance and bought one on ebay and it worked a treat. Car so much more responsive and my last 200 mile run produced 47.5 mpg. Most of my mileage nowdays would be short runs and I get a constant 27.4 mpg.
  9. oldjohnny

    Travelling light.

    Still beats the train anyday!
  10. oldjohnny

    Boot lock.

    Many thanks Keliuss. Using your part number info via ebay I have sourced a release button unit, number 51248168035, which clearly states that this is for models built before 03/2005. I would almost certainly have bought the wrong one without your kind assistance. Cheers.
  11. oldjohnny

    Boot lock.

    After removing the liner on this car, you would need to be anorexic to get your hand down to where the handle sits. I can still access it a little from its original position, in fact it clicks into action when trying to get it back out again. I will give it another go tomorrow in case it will come back through, although I am afraid of 'shorting' something out in the process. UPDATE. Just managed to fish this out of the lock handle. Looks like it has come away from the handle itself but still works ok. I have taped it in place until I can source another. The rubber surround is completely perished.
  12. oldjohnny

    Boot lock.

    Hi Folks. The handle/opener for the boot lock on my 2004 530d has disappeared up its own cavity. Still opens with the key. Took the inside cover off but couldn't get to the fitting. Looks like a boot off job to gain access. Anyone had this problem in the past?
  13. oldjohnny

    What are you currently drinking...?

    This was my consumption contribution to world liver day in my local yesterday during all the football matches. My doctor says I am suffering from greedy bastard syndrome but to keep drinking until it clears up.
  14. oldjohnny

    Line of duty

    Now we're sucking diesel!