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dirtydirtydiesel last won the day on December 16 2021

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About dirtydirtydiesel

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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

    N47, are they really that bad?

    As I said brim to brim (tank to tank) on the trip over the last 20+ k. & Not trying, I enjoy using the power too much
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    E61 hydraulic tailgate oil

    Yeah, decanted into little sealed 30mm pot's
  3. dirtydirtydiesel

    N47, are they really that bad?

    My point & many others We had a e46 320 m47 & it was great, I can see the more powerful n47 being great in the 120. But in the e61 I can't see the point, it's such a big heavy old bus, I also can't see the point of the 525d for that matter (unless it's a manual) if it's an auto the consumption figures are so close. But the difference between 177bhp & 231bhp (STD) makes a huge difference to the drive & after re-mapping
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    N47, are they really that bad?

    You did quote chicaneuk, I was just backing up that you can get quite good economy out of the M57. Mines an auto so chicaneuk figures are to me believable, his was a manual & if you're trying for the best economy I never do as I didn't have it mapped to nearly 300bhp to drive in the slow lane at 60 going 'ohhh look I'm getting 52mpg blah,blah,blah
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    N47, are they really that bad?

    Believe what you like. I've got no reason to exaggerate the figures I get. If I need good economy I still have my faithful Peugeot 406 2.0Hdi that does 45mpg all day long & 60mpg on a good run. Like I said before my main reason for getting a M57 powered car was to tow our new to us 1600kg caravan (unladen) Which was too much for the old 406. I genuinely get tank to tank with the trip 32 all day every day, 45 on a run without the caravan & 26 towing. But the 406 dropped to 26 oddly enough with our old 1100kg caravan, so I'm happy enough with her & I only do 12k max per year so it's not terrible.
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    Should I gamble €125 on an OEM part?

    What that man said + You still need to remove the dpf & at least reverse flush it to remove the built up ash content.
  7. dirtydirtydiesel

    530D 2010 N57 Valve Cover Leaking

    It'll be a combination of egr & short start/stop driving. The worst car's for that kind of use.
  8. dirtydirtydiesel

    Finally a new daily of F11 flavour

    Lovely looking motor & probably my next steed. But from what you say I'm guessing there just as troublesome as the e61 If you don't mind me asking what did you give for it?
  9. dirtydirtydiesel

    520d lack of power - no fault codes

    The general guide is turned down tailpipe or pipes no, straight yes. It's my understanding that by 2005 all diesel BMW's had them from the factory 3.0 diesel's. Apparently the 2.0 m47/ n47 it was introduced from 2007 onwards so yes good chance there's no dpf. The turned down tailpipe is the best guide (unless it's been modified )
  10. dirtydirtydiesel

    520d lack of power - no fault codes

    You need to check the back pressure values. Some apps will do it as does impa & ista Read through the post 'should I gamble on £125 parts'. There's no light to say it's re-gening it just does it in the background. You can also force a re-gen with ista & others. You do need more than quarter of a tank of fuel to re-gen & when you know it's doing it you can tell by the engine note (with a six anyway).
  11. dirtydirtydiesel

    E60 brake hoses

    Why don't you want to go braided? There's no downsides, the only reason the manufacturers don't fit them is cost. If you really do want to stay with rubber then oe would be my choice. But all the parts available have to pass basic levels. The biggest issue with modern rubber parts is they degrade much quicker these days due to less rubber in the mix.
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    Bmw 525d intermittent power

    Over on the Peugeot Coupé club forum years ago there was some discussion on this topic as the 2.2 Hdi has a variable vane turbo. Some members put Mr Muscle oven cleaner down the vacuum line into the turbo & leave it overnight, then repeating with WD40. I have no experience of this but some trusted members claimed that it worked well for them.
  13. dirtydirtydiesel

    Bmw 525d intermittent power

    Both have been removed mate look up at his reply a couple of post's above yours.
  14. dirtydirtydiesel


    Bumping this for @Paddy
  15. dirtydirtydiesel

    Please help me I'd these parts

    BMW are very reasonable for that relay, Just be aware that it's probably not the issue. You can test the relay (there's some good guides on YouTube). You need to get the codes read to see if you have any leaks (probably unless you know that the bag's have been replaced) The airfilter for the compressor can fail without you knowing allowing dirty air into the compressor & causing it to fail (they also just ware out). You can try to trigger the air compressor, I think Mystic _525_tds wrote about this recently. Have a browse through this section for the last three months or so. Edit I've bumped it for you.