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  1. Been on holiday for 2 weeks, come back and give my E60 a once over before heading off and find this big b**tard has made himeself well at home in the engine bay!!
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    winter wheels

    I have an E60 520d LCI, i swap out my 18" alloys for a set of 16" steel rims with Dunlop Wintersport M3 runflats. Much like Andrew above I was sceptical about winter tires and had never used any on any other car but got strongly advised to get a set for the BMW with the RWD, so glad I did as I had a few slips in the morning winter ice with my summer rubber on. Well worth it.
  3. Just left him too it!! If he can hold on whilst Im gunning it down the motorway at 70 (because I always observe the speed limit! ) then fair play to him, he can stay!
  4. Has anyone had any experience with installing an Android system in lieu of the I drive CCC? I have seen the one at the link below and am tempted, but have a few questions for anyone who has used one. 1/how easy are they to install? This claims 30 mins plug & play. 2/Do I still have full functionality of the I drive controller and steering wheel controls? 3/How easy is the navigation system to update and how do you go about this? Any advice is welcomed! https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F232480158939
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Replaced the windscreen wiper arm bearing that disintegrated!! Also replaced both wiper blades for good measure after they got bent after the catastrophic failure of the bearing. You forget how good a new set of wipers are after getting used to a worn set!
  6. It has its own parking distance sensor display that also shows the image from the rear camera if fitted.
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    Vibration above 60mph

    Just noticed that my 520D auto has developed a bit of a vibration above 60mph. Its not too severe and im not 100 sure exactly where its coming from, feels like its coming from the front as I can feel it through the pedals but again not really sure. Any ideas?
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    Vibration above 60mph

    I think I am starting to lean towards a bearing being the culprit here, on my commute in today I went with the raido off all the way and I think It sounds like one or more of them may be dodgy. The best way to describe the sound I hear is like a washing machine drum winding up to speed for the spin cycle if that makes sense? Not sure if that would be a bearing? Going to get it into the garage this week in any case.
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    Vibration above 60mph

    Yeah, I did the pads/disks myself at the tail end of the summer last year the hub facings were clean enough but I did give them a quick scrub with a wire brush. I have had an ill fitting brake disk on my old passat before ut I only really got the judder in the steering wheel when the brakes were applied with that. As I said I wont rule out the brakes completley until I can get it to my buddy's garage and get it checked out properly but I think from the sounds of things its more likley bearings or suspension related.
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    Vibration above 60mph

    Cant rule it out but I doubt it is the brakes as I had pads and discs put in all round less than a year ago.
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    Vibration above 60mph

    Not getting any vibration in the steering wheel, its mainly in the seat and a little through the pedals I can feel it. Seems to start around 55-60ish and tails off about 75.
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    Vibration above 60mph

    I did hit a kerb quite hard about a month back and one of my steel wheels with my winter tired took a fair hit, but I have since switched back to my alloys and no vibration on first changing them. No noises that I can hear.
  13. Thanks for the advice. I dont have any perspex handy and I was thinking I might actually try a wooden frame, I have some 11mm hardwood sheet left over from some shelves I made that might work, should be able to cut it to shape easy enough with the dremmel!! Should hopefully get time to do it next weekend, will let you know how it goes.
  14. Had a very odd experience last week. Drove into work with no issues, when I got into work I turned off the car and removed the key, when I got out and went to the boot to get my jacket and bag the button on the key fob for the boot and the release button above the reg plate wouldnt work. On investigation it seemed all power had been cut to the entire car as if someone had disconnected the battery. I opened the boot with the physical key and checked the battery well and there was a little condensation/moisture on the floor around the base of the battery but nothing major. After a few mins without me touching anything it seemed to cone back online and the alarm started blaring (I assume as I still had the boot open) but after silencing it everything seemed to be fine, only thing I noticed was I had to reset the date/time. Drove home that evening no issues. Fast forward to this morning, got into the car and it started up fine but the Idrive asked me to reset the date/time again so I assume that at some point overnight last night it has done the same thing. The only other thing that is going on with the car which may or may not be related is that my audio on the stereo seems to be cutting out intermittently for a couple of seconds at a time (on all inputs CD, radio, phone or aux) but this has been persistent for a few months now. Im a bit stumped as to what to check, anyone got any ideas?? Not too confident in the car at the moment, would hate for said issue to occour when I was actually in motion!
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    Battery/electrical issue

    Na the car is in pretty much constant use its doing about 90 miles a day 4-5 times a week when Im commuting and then a bit lighter use at the weekends but never really sat unused for more than a day or 2 max and even then thats pretty rare.
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    Battery/electrical issue

    6 weeks on and it has not happened again! Fingers crossed it was a one off!
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    What's this in the arm rest?

    If you remove the air vent at the back of the centre console you can disconnect the power to it I then managed to pop out one side with a screwdriver and then slide the whole thing out with no damage to the rest of the trim etc, you can then just pull the cables through. Whole thing took less than 5 mins.
  18. No thats great, thanks for clearing that up. Will definetly be doing this myself when I get some free time!!
  19. Just to clarify, is the unit screwed into the perspex and then just held in place when the perspex is squeezed into the recess??
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Got 49.3mpg average and 735 miles from a tank!! Best yet!!!
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    Battery/electrical issue

    Well, a week on and no more issues!! Hopefully it was a 1 off!!!!
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Managed to squeeze in a quick oil and filter change this evening too!
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    E60 rear window tint

    Thinking of doing really dark tints to my rear windows and rear windscreen, has anyone done the same to a black/dark blue E60 that they have any pics of so I can get a prieview of what the finished article will look like? Cheers in advance!
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    E60 rear window tint

    Thanks everyone, thats perfect, gives me a good idea what it will look like. Although I dont have the chrome trim so its the proper 'delaer' look for me!! Just waiting back for a couple of quotes so should hopefully be able to get it done this week (and get my MV2s back on!).
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