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    E60 535d

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  1. max535

    Rear swing arm bushes

    Right ok yeah id rather not deal with any of that and the exchange sounds like a great idea, tbh i dont need to do this urgently. The plan was to get my other car on the road, as soon as thats got an MOT i was going to attack the remaining suspension bushes on the E60, hopefully thats only a few weeks away so how about I drop you a message when I've got the other parts and im ready to do an exchange?
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    Rear swing arm bushes

    I'm guessing the 56mm OD is the uncompressed diameter.
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    Rear swing arm bushes

    I really don't want to be using a hacksaw to remove the outer shell but worst case i have a big boy one i can use, definitely dont want to be drilling them out or burning them out for that matter and yes i generally find its much easier to press new bushes in than out. I just had a look at the ASTA tool and one of the parts is 51mm OD measured with my caliper, so decided to stick my head under the car and try to measure the bush, not easy with the car at ride height but i seem to be getting the same reading of 51mm. Hmmmmm... might have to jack the car up tomorrow and have a closer look but its possible it might just work. Thanks for the part number those are cheaper than i expected, theres an ebay seller that has them listed for £9.95 and they are even cheaper if you buy 2 or more and its free postage Potentially if the ASTA tool works i could pick up some jubilee clips, the bushes and get the entire thing done for less than £50 with hopefully minimal messing about which would be an absolute result!
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    Rear swing arm bushes

    I think i read about you using the jubilee clips before, that could work, i dont suppose you know of a bush removal tool that will work on the E60 without spending stupid money? I have done the rose bushes with the ASTA tool which i still have, any chance you know if that will work on the swing arm? Thanks for the note on the bolts getting stuck in the bush, i'll have to make sure they are all turning free before i take any of the arms out!
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    Rear swing arm bushes

    Just seen the Meyle video on this, seems you do need a press or at least that's the intention, but they do have holes on both parts of the tool so i wonder if you could use a threaded bar with it to do the job.
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    Rear swing arm bushes

    I'm looking replacing these myself and want to make the job as easy as possible but I don't have a press or vice to help me. I was looking at what options are out there and one of them is the Meyle HD kit with the pre-compressed bushes and press tool, but it looks like it doesn't come with a threaded bar so you can wind them on and off by hand with a ratchet, I've dropped a message to the seller but has anyone bought this and how did you get on with it? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163203903541?epid=16035048817&hash=item25ffb5f035:g:IuUAAOSwA7dbeWjB The other option I was planning to get is a clever looking tool that not only compresses the bushes for you but also comes with the press tool and threaded bar which is great but recently the postage from Poland has gone through the roof at almost £500 so I'll give that a miss... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283380298610?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dee236d2fd7f147c987557ca626449f90%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D163203903541%26itm%3D283380298610%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A37436b1e-1878-11ec-8bce-4e30e16b3017|parentrq%3Af8c8cc9317b0a7b27ccac75afffa7af2|iid%3A1 Any other options?
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    5 series CCC + CIC

    I think its fairly typical of BMW to have a bit of a mix of pre LCI and LCI parts being used during that transition, I've seen it on 2009 E92's also.
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    4530 Charge Air Pressure Control of Small Turbo

    If you want to replace every single vacuum hose then yes, but there is only one hose that snakes under there, there is some room under the inlet so it may be possible, i know others have attempted replacing the glow plugs without taking the manifold off so its worth a go.
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    Dipped left beam

    Sounds like it could be a connection issue
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I can't take credit for the swing explanation, i picked that up from another forum but when i read it it was an aha moment for me too
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Its less energy dense for the same given volume so you are correct and you need more fuel to make the same amount of power so your mpg should drop slightly, on the flip side the extra power comes from the increased knock resistance, enabling the engine to run more ignition timing advance, without mapping that is limited to within a small range that the ECU can change on the fly though. Timing advance just means the ignition event happens sooner, a good way to visualise that is imagine you are pushing someone on a swing (you being the combustion event and the swing being the piston), if you could only push at the moment the swing reaches the end of its travel you wont be able to push it very hard as its already started moving away from you, but if you could start pushing a few feet before it reaches the end of its travel you can transfer more force into it, boom there's your extra power. I do think the extra oxygen content and combustion efficiency plays a part in that feeling of extra power and response though.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I have googled it that's why i don't understand where you're coming from, ethanol is higher octane at 113 but E10 is only 10% ethanol and so if you google the octane rating of E10 it is rated at 94-95 octane, which i find a bit confusing as surely it should be rated a little higher if the petrol in the mix is the same as before, even the gov website says its 95 RON (not sure i believe anything the gov says but hey ho). Perhaps there is some misinformation going on and in reality it is a few points higher which would then make sense, if Haych's ECU is detecting less knock it may be making small ignition timing advance corrections which would explain the slight increase in power. There is also the added complexity that ethanol is more oxygen rich so maybe that has something to do with it.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    But E10 is still only 94-95 Octane so in theory it shouldn't make a difference
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    Tyre Inflators

    Yeah everything gets some bad reviews, and i agree its a bit luck of the draw, a lot of the time you can see which are the good ones because the bad reviews are normally just nit pickers, im just going to pick a mostly well reviewed one locally, and i have a £30 voucher coming from Continental for buying 2 tyres which i can use in Halfrauds or Argous so hopefully wont cost me much at all Oh and for accurate measurements i have a handy gauge i bought years ago for track days and its always bang on.
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    Flat battery and Service Warning

    I cant imagine the Andream unit would hold any service information, its just a sort of piggy back unit surely?