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Keliuss last won the day on November 6 2020

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About Keliuss

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    2008 E60 N47, 1995 E34 M50

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  1. Keliuss

    Can I remove the wheels without specific tool?

    As above, but these are the correct tools for the job: The caps come off with a slight twist using these. First one is used with your 17mm wheel wrench. Keliuss
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    Tackling a blocked DPF.. (520d)

    46mpg at the moment. Mostly 30 min dual carriageway/motorway stints to work and back, sprinkled with the usual urban tesco runs etc etc. Just bear in mind that people go on about "forced" regens as if they are some sort of remedy. They aren't. If the car wasn't doing a regen before, then "requesting" one won't make it magically happen. The same conditions for a regen need to be met. Keliuss
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    Tackling a blocked DPF.. (520d)

    My exhaust tip is spotless shiny on the inside and the dpf regens regularly, so don't use yours as a gauge. Working dpf means clean exhaust. It is very hard hard to tell when an N47 does a regen. I've got an app I use all the time so that's how I know. Only other sign is if you quit the car during a regen you can hear the hot exhaust crackling as it cools. Other than that, nothing. Keliuss
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    Melted DPF sensor hose

    Hi and welcome @Shoulders999. A broken swirl flap rod is certainly not good but glow plugs wouldn't have caused any breakdown. Just about every diesel BMW of that era has errors for glowplugs (1, 2, 3 or all plugs) at some stage and get by just fine. This is however a great moneyspinner for mechanics to show people the error codes logged and blame the plugs for every and all problems a car may have. They broke two of them and that raises some concerns but these things do happen. That they couldn't manage to get an exhaust clamp on correctly yet had the head off and refitted it would worry me no end. Changing the timing chain on an N57 engine means engine out to do it, and isn't the sort of job to undertake willy-nilly "while we're in there". There are questions around all of this. I'm not an F10/F07 owner but my understanding is the EGR recall issue was for the 2 liter engines, although not sure of that. It causes the intake manifold to melt and blow out a hole in it. This would be on the other side of the engine. Your exhaust pressure pipe looks more like it ruptured under pressure (assisted by high temps). This suggests DPF blockage issues. Be careful with that temporary pipe you put on there. If it's not up to it, it will surely melt during a DPF regen. Keliuss
  5. Oh dear! What dealer did the work? Given your username I'll take a crazy wild guess that you're not far from me. Keliuss
  6. Keliuss

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I reckon it would be a little time and money well spent. There are stories on here of non-sunroof models with really bad sills, so it'd pay to keep yours decent. Keliuss
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    That's a very nice reveal. Wish mine had turned out like that. Next question is do you have a sunroof? If no, then great, carry on. If yes, then inside the sills won't be pretty but there are some mods you can do to preserve them. Keliuss
  8. Keliuss

    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    Looks pretty good to me. I would have brought my modified unit out further but it would have resulted in the need to fabricate infill on the sides like can be seen here. I'll be sticking with my current unit but if I was looking to upgrade from the stock unit I think this would be the one for me. Keliuss
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    E60 CCC Android system upgrade

    Wow, it's huge! This design with the screen closer and within reach is what they should have done with the old units. Hence my modified unit: Although, I suspect they only went down this road to accomodate larger screens which is always a good selling point. I'm sure they will give the interior a much more modern feel, comparable with newer models. Keliuss
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    E61 boot water (turning into a swimming pool)

    Haven't you read the stickied thread near the top of the E60 section? Keliuss
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    520d oil leak(s)

    Oil can get into the injector wells from it spilling over when being filled at oil service. It has happened to me. I had a nasty leak a while back which was very difficult to narrow down. Most likely candidate was oil filter housing gasket, which is common apparently, so went about replacing it but turned out to be the o-rings for the oil cooler on the same assembly. There are 4 o-rings. Hasn't leaked a drop since. Keliuss
  12. Keliuss

    Sabine Schmidt

    Very sad, only 51 years of age. Hope she's doing laps on the big ring up in the sky. Keliuss
  13. Keliuss

    Radio knob

    Mine was AWOL when I bought the car. My "upgrade" hasn't fallen off yet Keliuss
  14. Keliuss

    Ccc unit repairs

    That's an interesting post! Very mysterious Ask in the E60 technical section further down the front page. Keliuss
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    Radio knob

    Just about visible in this old pic is my cheaper alternative. Search ebay for "11mm BMW logo". They are supposed to be for your key but can be repurposed Keliuss
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