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  1. I am after 4 bits for my G31: -Drivers side rear light (the one one the main car body, not the one on the boot lid) - Inner right hand plastic in the boot (see attached picture) - right hand plastic under the bonnet (see attached picture) - Rear seat (mine is ivory leather). I just need the bit you sit on, not the backrest etc (see attached picture) Please reply or PM me if you can help? Many thanks, Jonathan
  2. **Open to ANY offers about £10 - need to clear this out** This is a *complete interior* of an LCI 5 Series (2008) chassis E61 (the estate touring version) Apparently this leather colour is very sought after - I bought the entire interior with a view to swapping in to my E61. I have since sold the E61 and therefore this interior must go to a good home. Included is: - All seats. Front seats fully electric with heating and electric lumbar support. Rear seats heated - Wiring. All looms were removed from the donor vehicle - they will need to be soldered / crimped into your loom. I believe the ECU will also need reprogramming. - Headlining - grey - Carpet - Black. It does need a bit of a clean but it miles better than the cream carpets on so many E60/61s - All plastic fitments - literally every bit of black plastic that we could get off the donor car (intended to replace the light grey plastics on my old E61) - Door cards. Please forgive the lack of detailed photos - the seats and interior are taking up a lot of space in my garage and it's really hard to navigate in there - please feel free to message for a viewing or a virtual video viewing over WhatsApp video call. Price is fixed please. Paypal or cash on collection is fine Collection only from GU20 Bagshot. Grab yourself a really rare and complete set of gear to upgrade your 5 series - WhatsApp or Call me on 07782 361568. Jonathan
  3. Surely this must be of use / interest to an E61 owner out there?
  4. Hi I have just bought an E61 5 series. Very happy with it. However, the other day I pulled up and smelt burning oil. RAC came out and diagnosed oil from the breather system accumulating in the boost pipe and leaking out due to a defective seal. I can replace the seal no problem, but having done some research, it appears that this is common in all diesel engines due to emissions control. I found this: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?p=846480 Which appears to be a good solution to the problem. However.. having just interrogated the dealer, it appears that the breather system is built into the head cover and therefore cannot be accessed or modified. Does anyone else have experience of this and a way around it please? I am mechanically minded - have changed head gaskets before etc. Many thanks in advance, Jonathan
  5. More pictures and open to any offers - need to clear the garage out..
  6. Beautifully maintained 5 series LCI model with 6 speed autobox. MOT until Feb 2022, just been serviced. £2950 ovno Virtual tour here: Mechanical work that has been done:- Automatic gearbox has been completely refurbished by the manufacturer (ZF), Inlet Manifold replaced with reinforced one, Tailgate wiring replaced with silicone wiring, washer hose replaced Turbo replaced Injectors reconditioned DPF reconditioned Everything that can wear out on these cars has been replaced or reconditioned. It will easily sail through another 150,000++ miles. Just been serviced, tyres all have good tread. Recently MOT'd - only 1 advisory (a front suspension arm) - this has been rectified (old part available). Many motorway miles commuting from Kent to Surrey. Car location is GU20 - Windlesham in Surrey, on the border of Berkshire and close to Hampshire. Call or WhatsApp Jonathan 07782 361568 or message me on the forum
  7. Hey buddy - yep sure it was JT Automatics in Dartford. They're awesome. When I first walked in there - there were loads of mugs saying "the guy on the forum told me to change the oil & it would be fine" I think they get a lot of that.. They're spot on and I have already re-used them for my new G31 - they should have an oil change every 40k miles which for some odd reason BMW never tell us..
  8. ***Note this will only work on BMW 3 and 5 series with an aux-in port. If you don't have an aux-in port on your BMW - this won't work. Note it doesn't connect to the port directly - it will only interface to systems that have this feature though ** You are looking at a ANDROID 7.1 BMW 3/5 Series HL-8806/Anti-glare/Carplay/RCamera/DAB/OBD/TPMS I bought this two years ago as an upgrade for the standard display / entertainment system in my LCI 5 series. It is a really powerful system - I got it to connect and operate but then had many mechanical challenges with the car and so focussed on fixing those. I have now sold the car, so this must go to a good home. Your original entertainment system is still available. To use this system instead you just hold down the menu button on your centre console. It comes with: Touchscreen Anti-glare coating on the touchscreen (I paid quite a bit extra for this) DAB radio TV receiver (you do need to install a free Android app to make this work) Apple Carplay USB ports Reversing camera (The one in the kit is fairly basic - I bought a nicer one from eBay which is integrated into the boot open switch / handle assembly - this was on the car when sold though, so only the basic on is included. The uprated camera is cheap and easy to find on eBay though. You will also need an extension cable). TPMS - Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (only useful if you haven't got it already) Wifi connectivity OBD connectivity and display. There is a small bluetooth module that you plug into your OBDII port and you can then see torque, boost pressure etc etc on the screen. It's impressive. I'm pretty sure there's other stuff included too but that's all I can remember. The whole kit cost me £599.97 new (receipt available). Support from Icebox auto is great via email - they're really responsive. The documentation isn't great but I put together the info that they gave me and reformatted it into a useable pdf. There's loads of info on the web about these type of system as well. I'm happy to offer technical support too. This is a slick upgrade for a beautiful car - grab yourself a bargain! £250 delivered for forum members. please Call or Whatsapp Jonathan on 07782 361568. You are welcome to inspect / collect from Windlesham GU20. ***Note this will only work on BMW 3 and 5 series with an aux-in port. If you don't have an aux-in port on your BMW - this won't work. Note it doesn't connect to the port directly - it will only interface to systems that have this feature though **
  9. Hi guys yes thanks you’re right it was a broken sensor wire at the connector
  10. Hiya I've got a 2008 E61 5 Series. Had a fault for the diesel filter heater - replaced with a second hand one on eBay. Fault is still there - saying open circuit. I'm thinking maybe the old one went short circuit, pulled a load of amps and blew a fuse. But the large fuses in the glovebox are all ok. Does anyone know if the fuse for it is elsewhere? Many thanks in advance, Jonathan
  11. Hi Nathan Sounds like you're almost there. Here's what I would do.. 1. Charge the battery overnight - get it 100% 2. Bleed out all 4 using the manual pump + Ista activating the lift pump method 3. Turn it over again 4. Repeat 2 & 3 another 2-3 times and watch the rail pressure increase each time. When it hits 600 bar - give it a rest for a minute. Then turn over again - it should fire up. If it doesn't, give it another rest for a minute and try again. Remember not to turn over for more than 10s continuously or you risk overheating the starter motor. Let us know how you get on fella - good luck
  12. So I have stripped down and cleaned my injectors which has meant disconnecting the common rail for about a week. According to ISTA+ I'm getting about 8 bar on the common rail when in ignition and 15 bar when cranking. I have used the ISTA+ bleeding procedure. I have also attached a hand pump to the fuel return line on #1 injector while running the lift pump via ISTA+ : there were lots of small bubbles but by the time I finished it was running clear - I did not repeat for the other injectors though. Looking online, looks like I need a Sealey VS555 or similar to bleed all the injectors and the whole system at the point where the clear fuel return line connects to the black fuel return line on the RHS of the engine bay. Does anyone have experience of bleeding an N47 (piezo injectors) after a loss of fuel or injector replacement please? Any tips very gratefully received
  13. Hi Nathan Thanks for your comment. I definitely found you need the battery to be in tip top condition before doing this otherwise you can get some odd results. I'm not entirely clear on the issue you're having - if you activate the hand pump on each injector, you should draw fuel through each one which should then start to fill the bottle attached to the pump. You seem to be saying that there is no fuel going into there but it is leaking elsewhere? A Photo would really help buddy Perseverance and relentless cold hard logic was the way out of this one for me if that's of any help..
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    Space Saver Tyre

    About 6 months into owning a G31 5 Series 3L diesel estate - it's a good upgrade from my old E60. There's just one catch... Everyone that rides in the G31 comments on how the ride is much bumpier than the old E60 - it has 20 inch wheels. I made a mental note to get smaller wheels at some point and then just before Christmas got 2 punctures on potholes in the same week.. Runflats were very little use sadly - they got me off the motorway, but one didn't make it home, the other did but only as I drove at 40mph which is really dangerous on the motorway. I know that 50mph is supposed to be ok, but it wasn't on the first one - the ride went very bumpy and noisy and I got towed.. Turns out that BMW don't ever fit space saver spare wheels to these cars as they don't fit in the boot. I am happy to get a spacesaver and toolkit and keep it in a bag in the boot - would much rather that than have to wait 4 hours for the RAC on Christmas eve again.. Looking at Realoem.com the toolkit is here: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=JN52-EUR-03-2017-G31-BMW-530dX&diagId=71_0903 and the spare wheel is here: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=JN52-EUR-03-2017-G31-BMW-530dX&diagId=36_2302 I'm guessing they're listed as they are available in US cars? My question is: does anyone know what other cars these 18" spacesaver wheels are fitted on as standard? That way it would be easy to look on ebay for a breaker that has one rather than pay silly money to BMW for all new bits. Thanks in advance
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    Space Saver Tyre

    @bmwf113.0d Worked a treat - it has loads of clearance under the car and fits perfectly into the jacking point - I'm pretty sure that jacking point is standard across all BMWs. It just fits into the bag from Amazon too. I'll do a YouTube video of the whole setup shortly
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    Space Saver Tyre

    I got this one - the scissor type. It has a engagement plate that looks the same size as the jack pad, so hopefully it will work. Will post an update when it arrives. It's officially for 2000-2006 X5: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-2006-BMW-X5-E53-EMERGENCY-CAR-LIFT-JACK/133613450696?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 The jack pad I used - I originally bought for my E61 - they are definitely interchangeable.
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    Space Saver Tyre

    Good call on the nylon coated sockets. I just bought this from Amazon: https://amzn.to/3sFIgMU Pricey but worth it to protect the alloys. Hadn't thought about using tie-wraps - thanks for that too
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    Space Saver Tyre

    So today I tested out the eBay spacesaver spare wheel that I bought last week. Here's what I found if it helps anyone (fitting to my 2017 G31 5 series estate with M Sport brakes): - It fits! Good start. Just clears the M Sport brakes - the guy at BMW was right any smaller than 18" and it would have fouled on them. - The jack is generic and doesn't directly fit the jacking points. You could probably use it in an emergency but it would probably damage the plastic sill trim. I used it with a rubber jacking pad and it did the job. I have now ordered a second hand BMW genuine jack off eBay as that will fit directly. - The extendible wrench is good but the nuts that it comes with are the wrong size. You need 17mm socket on it. It's also useful to have a spare 1/2" short extender to aid undoing the nuts quickly once they're loose. - You definitely need to pack a kneeling pad, headtorch and disposable rain poncho in your kit bag - You need a seperate bag for the jack and tools to stop them bouncing around and making a racket in your boot. I bought this from Amazon today which looks like it will do the trick: https://amzn.to/3o1g7fQ - Probably a good idea to get folding wheel chocks too. I got these: https://amzn.to/3bSfLWp Here are some pics in case they help anyone:
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    Just bought a G31 520d MHt (mild hybrid)

    Thanks - so when it goes to "charge" that's just straightforward charging the battery then? Seems a bit misleading..
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    Just bought a G31 520d MHt (mild hybrid)

    Ok - interesting. Mine's a 530d - this is the speedo in eco mode - is this not mild hybrid?
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    Space Saver Tyre

    My wheels are currently 20", checked and they can go down to 18" but not lower - the wheel would foul on the M-Sport brakes. It could go lower if it wasn't for that. I've bought this off ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18-BMW-5-SERIES-2017-2020-K-O-M-SPACE-SAVER-SPARE-WHEEL-AND-TYRE-KIT/153405073694?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Which looks like it will do the trick. Now to source some 18" wheels as well - at least now I can get rid of runflats and have a quieter, smoother ride :-)
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    Just bought a G31 520d MHt (mild hybrid)

    Ah ok - that must mean that mine is not mild hybrid.. That's odd as I thought all of the G chassis 5 series were?
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    Retrofit heated steering

    Does anyone know please? Also - is a software update needed as well? Many thanks,
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