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About dirtydirtydiesel

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  • Birthday 10/17/1972

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    Car's, motorbike's,mountain biking & spending time with my boy's & wife.
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    Muti skilled engineer


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    e61 530d m sport

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  1. dirtydirtydiesel

    Has anybody got eibachs on their sport?

    Sorry beer goggles firmly on I was thinking Bilsteins & I had Eibachs on our e46 Years back & were very happy with them but had new Bilsteins b8s at the same time. Biggest issue for me is the crappy run flats, but these are going in the spring.
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    Has anybody got eibachs on their sport?

    No I haven't yet, the general consensus is they're harder than m - sport std shocks, GoNz0 has Koni's on his i.i.r.c & is very happy with them. I have too many other issue's at the moment.
  3. Edd, My car is a 2006 530d auto, used daily, non start / stop, new Varta silver 110ah battery fitted, fully charged Coded & registered. I still get issue's this is my next job. If I don't go all Basil Fawlty on it first & give it a good birching!!!!
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    New e61 owner

    I did a run to Wembley & back a month ago, I got high 40's averaging 80mph My overall for the trip was 45mpg. Knocking about at home, to & from work I get 32mpg In this frosty weather allowing the car to warm up while I scrape the windows this has dropped to 30mpg We had some heavy traffic for a while due to road work's, 6 miles of start/ stop 10 mph max, Still achieved 28mpg.
  5. dirtydirtydiesel

    Satellite navigation

    Jason, Thanks so much for all the info, I've found a new replacement drive unit for £29.99 complete So I think I'm gonna go with that. More issue tonight though so might have to wait a bit.
  6. dirtydirtydiesel

    eBay Turbo Core / Cartridge - 525d

    The turbo I rebuilt was fixed geometry not a variable vane.
  7. dirtydirtydiesel

    eBay Turbo Core / Cartridge - 525d

    My core came with the new vanes complete & all balanced, ready to go. Complete with a test cert & a 12 month warranty.
  8. dirtydirtydiesel

    New e61 owner

    Don't overlook a blocked DPF aswell, I feel your car has done a lot of stop / start journey's
  9. dirtydirtydiesel

    eBay Turbo Core / Cartridge - 525d

    I have bought a replacement core from Direct turbos in the UK via ebay No issues & great customer service. I have NO inflation with said company
  10. dirtydirtydiesel

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I'd have it towed, a busted timing chain writes these off.
  11. dirtydirtydiesel

    Satellite navigation

    Thanks for the reply Jason, My reason for questioning if they should have repaired it was because it was sent as a whole unit & apparently tested. Anyway any more info on the £15.00 repair? The pdf link you posted was £104 + £18 surcharge & that was 2014 Cheers, Pau.
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    Satellite navigation

    Hi all, I recently had my CCC unit repaired as some of you might know. When I got it back I was disappointed that my navigation system kept saying please insert disc. The disc that came with the car is a 2011 version which says on it that it works with 2005 onwards units. No matter I thought & purchased a new 2019 professional disc of a eBay seller stating that it's a genuine disc. My CCC is the professional version, but upon inserting the disc it says the same thing, Please insert navigation disc. What do you all think, Contact M.C.A that did the repair or is it a copy disc. The seller has very good feedback & sells lots of navigation disc's. Thanks in advance.
  13. dirtydirtydiesel

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Thanks for the heads up m8, I think it'll be bad alignment due to the poor state of my summer's but I'll check those item's first. Any chance of some picture's of the items so I know where to look.
  14. dirtydirtydiesel

    How to check last or current registered battery

    I have a 2006 530d m sport, I fitted a new battery a few weeks back & had it coded & registered to the car, My car had a 90AH from the factory but I fitted a 110AH it's working great. You could go for a AGM battery but I can't see the point unless it's a stop/start car. My new 110AH is a Varta silver with a 5 year guarantee for less than £100 delivered.
  15. dirtydirtydiesel

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I think I'll start a mini project thread because of the amount of work I've done in the last two months, but today I've repaired the drivers side wiper arm, took just over an hour & that includes having to alter my arm puller to work on the e60/61 arms. Then did my air compressor intake pipe + fitted my winter rears. As a side note my intake pipe is the later one that's the hard pipe up to the filter BUT the pipe form the compressor up to a join which is on the inside of the wheel arch is std rubber pipe. Mine had perished at the pump & broken off & also had a spit in where it goes into the joint. Now on to tyres, I observed that my rear tyres, my summer's were very very worn on the inside edge. Almost through to the canvas but just a strip about 20mm wide. Obviously I want to correct this, any advice on what wares out & needs replacement before a alignment check.