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Syemondo last won the day on March 25 2018

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  1. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    On the mask I figured out you can code the crossovers off so you get full range to feed a sub with. I did a post on it a while back. The sub is behind the back seat in my e61. Coding the crossovers to flat also allows the front tweeters to even out as in the mask the high frequencies are boosted as there are no tweeter as standard and is over bright once tweeters are fitted. The boot sub is set for for the very low frequencies only just to fill the really deep lows that the undersea can't reach. Muddy bass is worse than no bass to my ears. The factory piggy backed front now just supplies the mids and tweeters and not have the unferfloor sub connected in parallel so more power. My android unit allows me to adjust treble, mids and base and in conjuction with my phone (radio player & amazon music etc.) which has a multi band eq I can shape it a bit more than usual. I use a frequency tone sweep and jot down the frequencies that have a hole or a high and tweak the eq best poss. I want a low pass filter for the underfloors as I think there's a little too much midrange going through them and I can't tweak that without affecting the rest.
  2. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Fitted coolant hose and finished the hifi speaker install with the factory amp and loom for the subs. The small amp powers the underseat subs so the mids in the doors get a bit more umph as they are wired in parallel with the mids in the base system. Fitted it, coded it and nothing from the underseats. I wired my boot active sub to use the audio feed to the factory amp and that wasn't giving any audio either so there was no sound from the head unit. Checked the wiring which was good but the mask unit wasn't outputting any audio so tried different combinations of coding. Double checked the VO and still nothing. I just came to the conclusion the mask doesn't output to drive the hifi amp so I used my existing feeds from the rear speakers and fed that into the amp and my sub. Bingo. Audio nice and punchy, underseat subs performing very nicely. A definite improvement in response and volume. All in all I'm pleased with it. So my system is factory Mask Android 10 unit, Sony Sound On Top amp, hifi amp with hifi subs, tweeter and mids but logik7 mids in the front doors and a 12inch active sub in the boot. Just an adjustable low pass filter for the hifi amp to tweak it a little. I know you can upgrade to logik7 but £400+ for the kit seems a bit heavy. This hifi kit was £100 and in my case at least made the most sense with what I already had. Anyway, time for a beer.
  3. Syemondo

    NSF door wind noise

    I know on the e39 a missing front jacking point can give wind noise. Not sure if that applies to the e60 but might be worth a look.
  4. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I've had a bit of work done on mine recently. Some welding of the exhaust where it meets the back box. Coolant hose to the block split. Patched up until the replacent arrives tomorrow. Fitted logik 7 front door speakers and fitted hifi subs, tweeters and rears which with my existing amp and active sub work better than expected. It's had a carbon clean and a new map which is a lot better and the engine is smoother overall. Android head unit was fitted last month with usb dab and tpms. Ordered propshaft doughnut and new centre bearing arriving Saturday. Last night while was in the supermarket some f**king weapon scraped my back bumper and pissed off. It was dark and I only noticed because my towing eye cover was on the floor. No note left obviously. A bloke told me he had seen them do it from the other side of the car park. He said the driver got out and checked his car for damage and drove off. I have a description and a partial reg. Not happy...
  5. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    This is the one I used. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183686696792 There are available kits for yours. I had reservations regarding the cost and reliability but as I was doing it with my mate and bunged him £60 for his help and facilities I took a punt. Quality control is loads better than in the past and for £125 Inc fitting it's a cheap experiment.
  6. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Fitted turbo chra (eBay dfo £63 with new bolts, gaskets and seal. looked well built but time will tell) the old one still pulled well but had a bit of a buzz at certain rpm and generally noisy and I didn't want to wait for it to crap itself, swirl flaps(been in a drawer for a couple of years) replaced some vac pipes while at it. Oil and filter, air filter. Running nice.
  7. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    It looks darker on the pics. This pic might be a bit better. https://imgur.com/a/qqJIz1z The greenhouse effect in hot weather was the main reason for the tint It's the same effect as opening an oven door. It's made a big, big difference.
  8. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    More Messing in lock down. I've done something I swore I'd never do and tinted my own windows. I tried to get a couple of local guys to do it but they were not working. Spent £25 on decent tint film and started at the worst one which is the back window. Wasted a bit getting the hang of the way it shrinks with the heat gun but got there eventually. I took my time and did it over 4 days. A few trips, stumbles and waste and it was done. Redone the shadowline vinyl and had a play with what was left. Fitted a heated seat kit to the drivers seat and mounted the switch on the seat side where the oem lumbar adjuster is. I've fitted them before in my e39 se seats but doing it this time on the sport seat was a ball ache. I added extra padding to the seat base and bolsters while I was at it. That's it for now. 223,000 miles on the old bus.
  9. Syemondo

    Do you let your better half drive your BMW? :)

    My wife drove my e46 320d touring but only the odd time as she's happy in her little Audi. I've encouraged her to have a go in the e61 but she's not bothered. She's happy enough trying to direct me from the passenger seat..
  10. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Unfortunately it's the adjuster ones. I assume because they protrude more they're the first to feel the wrath of a flip flop. I really do appreciate the offer though Max. Many thanks. From doing between 300 to 500 miles a week for the last 20 years barring the odd week off here and there for hols to doing 20 miles in the last 6 weeks has been super weird. Doing bits on the car has helped me stay sane. I used to moan about the amount of miles I do but I actually miss it. The e61 is a nice place to be doing big miles. I can't wait for the day when I start moaning about traffic and all the miles I do. Anyway, thanks again Max and everyone else please forgive my ramblings. Lock down has a lot to answer for.
  11. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I did see those actually but I'm not ready to pull the trigger yet. There's other stuff to do before I go for seats. I'm due a service. Oil, filters etc.. Plus I want to do the gearbox oil, diff oil and check the front suspension arms and links etc.. I'm sticking to cheap mods until I know what I'm going to be spending. Being my work car all that comes first. My mechanic pal is in lock down so it will all have to wait till he's up and running. Two other small projects are planned later this week when the stuff arrives but I'm saying nothing yet in case I f**k it all up
  12. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I know what you mean. I'm happy doing bits and bobs to my current seats in the meantime. I've seen retrofit heating and venting kits but without perforated leather it's a waste of time. Half leather seats on the other hand would work a treat.
  13. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I've used photo bucket for years but they seem to be getting arsey these days. Will sort an imgur account out I was looking at lci headrests last night as they do look more comfy. These will do for now as long term I fancy upgrading the seats to comforts if a couple of fronts come up at the right price. I'm in no rush though. This pic might be better.
  14. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Another cheeky mod was chopping up my rear view mirror to accommodate the rear view cam monitor. I can still use the clowns nose for the dazzlers behind but the mirror monitor itself doesn't have the angled glass for the dimmed view unfortunately but it works well enough. I also fitted a rocker switch next to the sunroof switch so I can switch the camera on anytime not just in reverse. This lock down has me messing around just to avoid boredom.
  15. Syemondo

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I was just adding more pics when you replied Here you go. They need a clean and feed and conditioner now as the alcohol has dried them and the seat up a bit