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fizz last won the day on August 26 2019

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    2006 530D SE

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  1. Hi all, I bought a cable and got the software etc all up and running but for the life of my ive followed the steps but cant get the thing to read more than just the basic info. There appears to be profiles missing where im trying to follow guides. Any bods local to me who would be able to help a brother out?
  2. Holy thread revival batman! So i have still got the car and it's been sorn since i was put on furlough back in April. Been starting it and running it every couple of weeks and hasnt failed to start once which is awesome. Have the value of these changed at all? Ive decided against the Z4 and have settled on the idea of a 986 S boxster instead now.
  3. I too recently did an oil change on my 530D and noticed that post change that the gear changes in the auto box were noticeably better from a cold start. Now this is my calculated guess.. the old oil was thick so it used to hold onto 1st gear longer from cold start when pulling out slowly and accelerating slowly. Now it changes up to 2nd much quicker at a lower rpm because its not struggling due to the engine being better lubricated.
  4. fizz

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Oil and oil filter change. never had a car that takes 7.5L before.. lol There was a bit of crud build up in there after i used the engine flush before draining it out. On cold mornings the car would cling onto 1st gear for longer than it should do but since the oil change it's much better.
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    New e61 owner

    Everyday is a school day and the various things i learn about the E60 and it's quirks never fail to surprise me. lol. The sliding arm rest was the last thing i found by mistake as it happens!
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    New e61 owner

    So in the idrive menu you have the option to select UK MPG as opposed to the US MPG calculator so might be worth checking what it's set to. Good to hear the car is running much better mate.
  7. Thats a good shout... good few options on there. https://www.opieoils.co.uk/f/2355/8929/2006/engine-oil-filter.aspx?variantlist=H4sIAAAAAAAEAFXRSW4AIQxE0Qtl4Qlj6v4HS3coaGf1xZOQLdAR4gO6I9BK.3lPoWA6TjANR4LpuMA0TAPTcU_Pf9OzwDSce6X5rTQ1poM5uDLq2XPn4hr6DNohmpipgjmoVdPAHEyLZ0HmwxIDc9F1OJiDq97nYYguElZgLqqOF__yYXiAuWguC8xFX_Fe_8vFUTPBXEyRAeagpoeD.XBpgLm4hguYg_b8wwTTsARMRwfTMcF0XGA2_gIixBhwtAIAAA--&vehicleid=8929&yearFilter=2006 Now need to work out which one i want. lol
  8. So this... https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LLGPXUI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3CKQVK90UAMQF&psc=1 Or This... https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B011KRAGH8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1
  9. holy thread revival batman.... I'm about to do an oil and filter change on my 530D... what you guys suggest? 122k on the clock. Fancy trying Millers but have always been fine in past cars with Castrol too.
  10. fizz

    wiper blades

    Yeah electronics are readily copied from the orient sadly and as such is difficult to stay clear. This product have got a decent number of reviews so im confident.
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    wiper blades

    Yeah makes sense... will grab a piece of the clay bar ive got and will give it a wipe down before putting em on.
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    wiper blades

    Ended up buying these ones but cheers bud! https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002G3HHQE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    New e61 owner

    cool... thought as much. I get lost with the existing tools already!
  14. Yup... found that in the idrive... ive got one set to mute and the other to turn off the screen.
  15. i only mention it as i never knew about that either! lmao