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  1. Otto

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Used lifeguard and correct filter, I asked for metal conversion but was told it was not available for my model and year, have no reason to disbelieve them people here have used them and they appear to have a positive reputation, on inquiry informed they do a number of these services on ZF boxes here’s hoping it’s all good. suspension refresh next when cash allows!
  2. Otto

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    £350 was all in parts labour vat seemed reasonable price and they appeared very knowledgeable, Regards
  3. Otto

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    So, After deciding to keep car for at least a couple more years and stressing about the auto box not being serviced to my knowledge had this done at Automatic Transmissions Preston today on recommendation of members here. All seemed to go straight forward , no evidence of leaks fluid “alright really” considering it was confirmed first attention box has received since manufacture as original pan with date stamp. All seals stem changed garage reset gearbox adaptations and told me box will adapt within 100 miles or so drove home in heavy traffic so to early to tell yet. Hope this will cure slight “shove” on occasional low down changes that I have been feeling of late and generally smooth things out and stop me worrying! Four hours work £350 pleasant old school professional staff money well spent time will tell plan to sort out suspension refresh next.......
  4. Otto


    Hi Zeus, Sorry I had not made myself clearer it’s like the car has a momentary misfire then is fine I was referring to dpf problems and the regeneration process.
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    Hi all, My partner has a 2014 efficient dynamics diesel just lately it hesitates for a second like the engine misses then perfect again.Aplologies for my ignorance but does this model have to do a regeneration like my older E 60 and if so what conditions for this to be successful to be fair the car does not really go on long runs more a daily driver short journeys is this likely to be a problem car has only done 24 k full service history, Many thanks
  6. Impressive work really increases appeal of 60 nice upgrade how much to do?
  7. Otto

    Rear window

    Hi all, Having some issues with rear drivers side window in that it drops but then won,t return accompanied by clicking sound in glove box instead of on the window which is usual if fully up or down. Pulling the window whilst operating switch got it up again but stopped next in fully open position.Any common faults to look at obviously motor is still working and does this door have an air bag like in front? There is no sign to suggest so? Also will I have to remove vapour shield to inspect? Hoping just some cleaning lubing neede, Thanks
  8. It's a real pain and another stupid design I have taken the light out but not been able to force the thinnest piece of cloth along the seal will have another go in spring maybe try with bleach? but the unit seems to be sealed thought, but not moss proof ☹️ It's the only bit of muck I cannot remove even though it's an absolute pain along all the rubbers and trim you can get into them at least.
  9. Otto

    CD Changer

    Sorry all in advance another old topic....... I would like to fit the x 6 Cd changer in my e 61 lci does anyone know anyone in the North West area who would then code this? It is beyond me any service I have contacted so far have not wanted to do it "don't work on e 60's anymore" Any leads would be great can't get along with single Cd and aux input is poor Thanks
  10. Otto

    Hit n Run

    Absolute sickener mate hope you get it sorted
  11. Otto

    Front suspension.

    Thanks for advice/pointers car at the moment has improved for having track rod end and discs done but still feels a little unsettled at times and just not as smooth and taut as I would like. I have read many posts on this topic and plan to use lemforder parts as a matter of course, the suggested garage by Grapefruit is local enough to me consider as they sound as they have a good knowledge of BMW set up as a matter of interest my car also pulls slightly to the left as well a 4 wheel alignment did not solve this but they also could not detect any faults with front suspension. Thanks
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    Front suspension.

    Thanks for the information great guide Andrew now to find a suitable Indy to do work and save up would like to get it right because I like the car on going issues of this type did for my beloved e 39 530d just could never cure that roaming shimmy.
  13. Otto

    Front suspension.

    Apologies everyone another old topic so.... My car has done 105 000 miles I was getting a bit of vibration on moderate braking and overall a feeling of coming and going shimmy vibration through the car on and off at various speeds and just some feelings of the front wheels being unbalanced felt through pedals and seat of pants. The tyres are new and decent spec, wheels have been balanced and 4 wheel aligned, but nil improvement. Examination by mechanic revealed play in one track rod end and slight warp in front discs so replaced, no does not shake on braking but overall drive still does not feel right/nice. I raised the possibility of the lower control arms but mechanic was sure that these were okay as was all other ball joints bushings etc. He does not seem to think remaining shimmy vibration is out of the ordinary but does not feel right to me! any ideas anyone or anyone recommend specialist for these cars in North West he is a good mechanic but says he has never had to replace control arms on e60 so wondered if he was missing something? Thanks
  14. Hi, Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and found a solution.I have a 525d Lci that has only a single CD player but aux in via the connections in center console. I therefore planned to use the USB socket to play MP3 's but when connecting my Sony Walkman it sounded really poor in comparison to other sources ie: radio/ cd, really flat like and not worth listening too. Has anyone else found this could it be the way the MP3 files have been recorded although they sound fine when played through headphones? If I cannot solve this has anyone fitted the 6 changer (I have preparation) in glove box I would need someone to code it for me but I have not been able to find anyone to do it I live in North west Many Thanks
  15. Otto

    Check your scuttle drains!

    Checked today nice and dry thank goodness.