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Keith_H last won the day on July 7 2019

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    E61 530i Sport

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  1. Keith_H

    5 series CCC + CIC

    ^^^^^^^^^^^ WHS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ FWIW my 05 pre lci E61 sport has home lights enabled on it's original Light Control Module, even Carly can enable them so it can't be difficult as Carly don't do difficult, I have to use the pc for difficult.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Minor up date on my brake lines, I have done about five hundred miles over the last week and my new nipple and dust cap had been delivered. So I set about changing the nipple and re bleeding the brakes as I think there was still a bit of air in the ABS, as the car was up in the air I pulled the plastic panel that hide my repair and it was as dry as a very dry thing so all is good there. Today I set about finding out why both my remote fobs were not working, the car came with a stack of history including repair to the cables in the hatch hinge so I was fearing a wet or corroded diversity antenna. Turns out the +12V to the antenna was missing, fuse was good so I pulled out the cables from the hinge, for a professional repair I was not impressed. The red and white cable had +12V at the first heat shrinked solder joint but not at the second one yes the replacement cable had broke, ho hum relatively easy fix and both my remote fobs now work at about 10M which is better than they have in the last two and a half years I have owned the car. Easy cheep fix, not the replacement diversity antenna I had feared, plus I spend the day in the sun tinkering with the car.
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    E60 Scan Software

    So which is it mate? Or did I miss something?
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Kunifer might be more difficult to flare than copper but I think it looks nicer and I am probably the only one that will see them until it makes it's final journey to the great car park in the sky. Anyhow, I made the second like this morning and spent the afternoon pressure bleeding the system which showed up a slight seepage at a couple of the Kunifer flares but non at the steel flares. A test drive with some hard braking showed up one more seeping flare which was nipped up, test drive repeated and all is good. Tomorrow I need to do oil and filter which are well overdue time wise if not yet due on the condition based iDrive display. I also need to get a new nipple and cap for one of the front callipers as it has lost its cap and has corroded internally, it could be bled under pressure by turning it almost all the way out which would have been impossible if I was suction bleeding. Refitting the panels I replaced a lot of corroded and some missing 9mm head screws, on Saturday I discovered that the lower edge of my rear bumper is held on with cable ties, new C clips have been ordered hopefully I'll get the alignment a bit better, the lower edge is currently about 10mm too far out.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I think that there is sufficient good pipe along the side of the fuel tank to splice in male unions though doing the flare on the old steel pipe was difficult due to limited space. I have made both the steel flares and one of the replacement runs but managed to strip the threads in my brake pipe tool, hopefully the new tool will be here this morning and I can do the other line. I will update after bleeding the brakes either this evening of tomorrow. Odd how it looks too short in the picture, it fits the car and picks up on all the stock clips because I trial fitted before cutting to length and making the last flare.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    The pipes are along the left hand sill at the very back of the rear passenger foot well / just in front of the left side fuel tank, about a foot behind the factory joins. On Thursday morning when it happened there was still some braking effect, by the time I came to move it the next day there was no braking at all, I suspect that there is some redundancy until the fluid level falls and allows air into the master cylinder. Even moving the car just a few yards with a cold engine and auto box was difficult the hand brake could barely overcome the cars' desire to move forward. I don't remember seeing this in any of the 'looking to buy a E6X what to watch out for ?' threads but it should be.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Cursed the under body plastics and how they hide the brake pipes from the MOT inspection, and thanked my lucky stars that this gave up the ghost outside my house and not on the planned journey to Essex. Ho hum...
  8. Keith_H

    Coolant leak

    https://gatesautocat.com/v/bmw/5/molded-heater-hose/gates/02-1688.html this is the one, should have the plastic bit in the middle.
  9. Keith_H

    Coolant leak

    That was one of my water leaks, when I investigated it the plastic part of the pipe that runs across the top of the radiator fell apart on moving it ever so slightly. The cylinder head return hose is another favourite the hard plastic union turns to dust, if the hose itself is in good condition it is possible to get replacement aluminium unions to re use the old hose. Or if like me, the union fails on a Friday afternoon when you need to use the car to go on holiday on Saturday, you get creative. Embarrassingly the temporary fix is still in place eighteen months later.
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    Fogging sensor causing erratic a/c?

    That is one of the errors that keeps appearing on mine, I should get around to sorting it out at first it took a while to come back but it now comes back as soon as it is cleared. In other posts the replies have been along the lines of just ignore it but what is the point of having all the toys if they don't work?
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    Slow re fuelling 530i ?

    Yes thank you DarkHorse it could be my technique, I use the car so little these days that will forget to go easy by the next time I fill up. It is like the old 70's (?) Topic bar adverts 'funny how I always remember at the end'
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    Slow re fuelling 530i ?

    A question for the other owners of petrol engined E61 or E60, is it just me / my 530i or does it take ages to refuel your car? When I refuel the petrol pump cuts out three or four times before it will constantly dispense fuel, all will be ok until it is almost full then it will start cutting out again three or four times until it is a properly full tank. My A4 and Vito don't do this and it seems to be at any fuel station so I am thinking that I may have a partially blocked or collapsed tank breather hose or is this just a 'they all do that' E6x thing? Your thoughts please gents.
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    Air Con

    Did you set the centre vents back to cooling in the IDrive?
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    Crankshaft Pulley help

    The water pump on my N52 is electric, I suspect it is also electric on the N53.
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    You can have keys added or taken off the list of keys known to the car, obviously that will sort the electronic side of things but not the physical key blade.