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Keliuss last won the day on October 30 2019

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About Keliuss

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    520d E60 '08 LCI N47 520i E34 '95 M50

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  1. Keliuss

    Power steering.

    Are you sure it's the crank pulley at fault?
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    A week after the thermostat replacment

    Windchill will not affect inanimate objects. Passing air over an inanimate object at zero Celcius will cool it to zero quicker than if it was sitting still but it won't cool it below zero. Keliuss
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    E60 520D WONT REV !!!

    Sounds like all of that was shooting in the dark. You need decent diagnostics as mentioned or you'll continue to waste money. Keliuss
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    Power steering.

    Got a Gates crank pulley and Continental belt delivered for £129 from autodoc for my N47 a few months back. Having shopped around I thought it was a very good price. Different engine from Johnny's of course. Keliuss
  5. Keliuss

    Farewell and thanks

    Those readings are similar to mine. There is another test where the engine is off and you compare ambient, exhaust and intake manifold pressures. They should all be the same, + or - 50mbar which seems a bit daft as idle max limit is 35mbar. Anyway, readings are fine as you know already. Keliuss
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    Is my car remapped?

    If it makes you feel any better I reset my mpg today in my 520d and had a very Malta-like day, from suburbs into the city centre, back out again with a bit more and my reading was 27mpg over about 32km. Keliuss
  7. Are you really sure they are polycarbonate? PC is a relatively hard and brittle plastic with little flex. It's exactly what you wouldn't use in a bumper. Keliuss
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    Overheating Warning! But at what temp?

    Thanks, I've done that with Torque and my Android headunit but they will only connect via wifi OBD dongles, not bluetooth. You can leave a BT dongle plugged in for days (not using the car) but a wifi dongle overnight will throw the battery discharge warning next morning. So I just leave the BT dongle in permanently and use the phone. Keliuss
  9. Here's a pic I took Feb 2019 when cleaning mine, N47 also. I don't recall any gasket. Keliuss
  10. Doesn't look like there's one between the valve and the cooler body. Are you talking about part no. 6? https://www.realoem.com/bmw/en/showparts?id=NX32-EUR-11-2007-E60N-BMW-520d&diagId=11_4142 Keliuss
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    Overheating Warning! But at what temp?

    Sensor now replaced so all back to normal. I just wasn't sure if the glow plugs would stay on for an extended period if it was reading -40C permanently. Took all of 3 mins to dupe it into reading something more sensible as I had the phone to give me a readout as I tried the resistors. I have a bag of them with different ratings. Keliuss
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    Overheating Warning! But at what temp?

    So the sensor is reading a permanent 139C now, so I decided to try disconnect it. -40C is better than limp mode but I'm not sure if this would send glow plugs into overdrive. I'm not recommending this for anything other than a short trip/emergency situation, but I tried a few different resistors across the plug and 500 Ohms simulates 63C. That will do for today until I can get the sensor replaced. Keliuss
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    Overheating Warning! But at what temp?

    Can't see why not, but not heard of anyone doing it. Keliuss
  14. Keliuss

    Overheating Warning! But at what temp?

    Well I just found out the answer to my earlier ponderings lol. Went out to my cold car and the temp was reading 106C. Roughest start ever as it was a cold engine but it thought it was hot. Temp reading went to 134C and I got a red warning, engine would not rev above 1500rpm, I got a quick glance at the Idrive before the temp dropped back below 120. Idrive said something about turning off engine but not touching engine/a risk of scalding or something. Then the engine died!!! Couldn't even pull over properly as it had only let me limp along before that. Got it restarted and back the 500m to home. Waiting on the sensor to arrive into the local motor factors after lunch. Not sure if I should try it again or pump up my bike tyres for the trip. It's awful out there today!!! Anyone got any thoughts on the engine cut-out? Too much EGR on cold engine? Keliuss
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    Overheating Warning! But at what temp?

    To me, an overheating engine should be a red alert all day long. Coming from an E39 M52 I've had my fair share of coolant woes but never actually had any serious damage thankfully. In fairness I don't know how long it would take to ruin an engine if coolant stopped flowing, but a couple of minutes would be my guess. I wonder if there is another alert (a red one) if temps continue to rise or do you just get the yellow one and drive moderately LOL until the engine packs up. Keliuss
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