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  1. rgt1973

    Smoke on start up

    Now getting an odd vibration at around 2000rpm. Wondering if it got an injector on the way out? No faults showing though. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    Servicing

    Need to do a service on my 520d. Where's best for filters and oil? Also when I searched for fuel filters it came up with an odd tube shaped one? Is that right? I can go to Halfords and use my trade card if it's worth it but a quick look says maybe not. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  3. rgt1973

    Smoke on start up

    I'll have a check! Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  4. rgt1973

    Smoke on start up

    Hi and happy new year! Noticed over the last week or so that I'm getting a fair amount of smoke on start up. Not sure if it's anything to worry about, looks like diesel smoke not oil. I'm a bit paranoid after the previous calamity I had with a failed injector! Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    Diesel MOT

    My DPF was drilled when I had the engine replaced after it's catastrophic failure. Tailpipe is sooty but no smoke. My MOT man says as long as the DPF canister is there they can't fail it. If it's been removed altogether then it's a fail. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  6. I have exactly the same problem. I keep saying I'm going to investigate, but still haven't got round to it. I suspect the rear screen heating will be the loom as I believe it's a common fault. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  7. rgt1973

    Wiper linkage failed

    Went with the upgraded BMW bits. All good now. 500 mile round trip to Torquay done this weekend. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  8. rgt1973

    Wiper linkage failed

    Time is the issue for me. I work away all week and need the car for a trip to Torquay this weekend. I'll do most things myself usually. I do wish I'd kept my old E320 merc though, this car has been so much trouble. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  9. rgt1973

    Wiper linkage failed

    I knew it was on it's way out, just hadn't got round to it. As I say, I can probably get a genuine one with discount through work and if it's worth the extra few quid that's the way to go. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  10. rgt1973

    Wiper linkage failed

    On my way home today when the drivers side wiper arm fell off! The bearings have disintegrated and the arm is had it. Had a look and there are repair kits, but seems like a lot of messing, or lots of pattern arms on Ebay. Other option is genuine, and I may get trade discount. Any suggestions on the quality of the pattern ones? Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  11. Car has been to Sytner in Tamworth today. Service was excellent, mine only needed the check and grease work. They also did a vehicle health check and didn't find any major issues. The work was done in 3hrs and the car was washed and vacuumed when I collected it. Don't ever use main dealers, but if I did have to then I'd go there again. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  12. Mines in next Thursday. Wanted to take it to Stratstone in Derby but their recall booking system is online only and it took them 4 days to call me back by which time I got it booked in with Sytner in Tamworth with a 2 minute phone call. So much for online being more efficient! Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  13. rgt1973

    Lock up your cats?

    Some vehicles are more of a target as the CAT is easy to access. I wnt to collect a Ford Ranger from a dealer in Southampton to go to auction. Started it up and realised the cat was missing. When they checked 8 had been taken ! Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  14. rgt1973

    E61 buyers guide??

    If you are thinking 2.0d then have a look at my post, A brief guide to 2.0d ownership. It gives you an idea of the worst that can happen, bearing in mind I bought it on the strength of the timing chain having been done by BMW only 20k earlier. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  15. Is it possible to replace the battery in these keys? Also, I only have the 1 key. Any suggestions on where to get a spare and how much? Thanks Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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