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    520D E60 2008 LCI N47

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  1. keliuss

    Odd EGR Valve Issue possibly MAF?

    I removed mine to clean/inspect it recently. I was very surprised at how clean it was compared to other cars I've seen. I've no reason to suspect it was ever cleaned before and it just had a light coating of soot. I was expecting to find it very gunked up. Default position is closed and the spring keeping it closed is very strong, so quite a bit of force is required to open it. 40A4 seems to be an EGR deviation error. I'd be focusing on that. Perhaps a vacuum leak. Strange that pulling the EGR vac does not throw an error though. Keliuss
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    Odd EGR Valve Issue possibly MAF?

    I'm not familiar with the software you mention, but if the ECU commanded the EGR valve to open say 50%, this might be what you saw in a gauge, not the actual position, which would have been 0% no matter what it gets commanded to do if the vac line was off. Under normal conditions the ECU commands the valve to a certain position and the EGR valve position sensor reports back the actual position. If it's not in agreement with the commanded value, you get a deviation error. Keliuss
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    Wiper stalk removal ?

    I'd guess the wrong part was put on by a previous owner in ignorance after the original did break for some reason. Probably got it second-hand thinking it was the same or similar. Keliuss
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    Wiper stalk removal ?

    Me too LOL, got my "arms" off for a re-spray and back on again. Nice, black and shiny again. No pullers needed at all. Glad you your stalk sorted Keliuss
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    Odd EGR Valve Issue possibly MAF?

    Welcome aboard. I've not got any explanation for you unfortunately, just thought I'd point out that the EGR was probably reporting the EGR commanded value. Not the EGR actual position. Basically, where the ecu wants the valve to be, not where it is. Keliuss
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    Exhaust flange leak

    Let us know how you get on. I've been meaning to tackle what appears to be the exact same problem. In my case the turbo was replaced by previous owner. I only ever notice slight hint of fumes during a regen. I managed to get the c-clamp a little tighter but it had minimal impact. I'm curious to know how much you can spread the turbo and exhaust apart at the joint without taking anything else off Keliuss
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    Wiper stalk removal ?

    Oooops. Yes, now I remember your stalk thread LOL
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    Wiper stalk removal ?

    My wiper arms are rusty so I've been planning on removing them to respray. I've made up a rough n ready removal tool from a bit of scrap metal in work. If I get around to it soon I'll take a few pics. The important thing is to mark your current wiper position before removal. Keliuss
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    Super bright DRL bulbs for halos?

    The crappy optics in the standard rings prohibit any "upgrade" from looking as bright as a modern car, (despite what any advert claims). If you see an E60 with angel eyes visible on a bright day then they have been fitted with custom LED rings. They've been available for years, are expensive and involve cutting your lenses open to fit or paying even more for someone else to do it. I have a spare set of LCI headlights that I've been experimenting with (cut open) and even using an LED headlight bulb with the COB chip facing into the optics does not really improve light output. I must get around to continuing my experiments Keliuss
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    Weird ABS/DSC error from nowhere?

    It's great when you find a nice simple fix like that. Very satisfying when you find that cable and have a little "eureka" moment Keliuss
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    Which wheels are these?

    http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/95 Looks like these?
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    535D newbie

    Welcome aboard Max! Lots of info here to trawl through and quite an active forum Keliuss
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    E60 520d to 530d engine swap

    "No", would be the short answer Keliuss
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    spare tyre r17 when stock r16

    No idea if it's bad, but if an otherwise perfect set of matching tyres with one partially deflated is enough for the car to notice then I think it will notice the above discrepancy. It's not going to be an issue in an emergency using a smaller size temporarily. With long-term use I have no idea. I had a slow puncture in a rear tyre and I would notice this gearbox behaviour when the air got really low. It wasn't an issue that worried me. Keliuss
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    DPF/Glow Plugs

    Three things: 1. My LCI has a permanent error for "DPF near end of life" error code. It has 127k miles on it with about 22k life remaining. So yes, about 150k 2. "Lifetime" means many different things to many different people. Like BMW "lifetime" oil in gearboxes. In case you don't know what "lifetime" means in BMW speak, it's 100k miles. 3. All DPFs in existence accumulate ash. Soot is burnt during a regen and you are left with some ash which cannot be removed without removing the DPF. Keliuss