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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

    BMW zf 6hp26 transmission

    consider there might be a issue with a leak in mechatronics unit, not getting enough oil pressure where it needs to be.... There are oversized components available from sonnax but I don't think tranny has so much wear... P.S.2 Do you have a actual list of what exactly they changed? P.S.3 Are there much folks here who are towing caravans once in a while? I would like to see the adaptions from you in my gearbox thread... Other thing.. Since nobody does it here in UK as far as I am aware... Anybody would a have a interest to get the gearbox upgraded/refurbished to a higher spec/performance for towing/track use? Parts are available and they are not that expensive. Considering opening a small business, might be even this year and it will be for 6hp19/26/28 gearboxes only. I will be towing a caravan later this year & three to four times a year after this, I would definitely interested in a upgraded gearbox as if I'm having it rebuilt I might as well have it improved. If I know it'll be good for it I'm looking at mods to achieve 400+ power.
  2. dirtydirtydiesel

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Ahh! I run older car's, always have can't stand to see my hard earned evaporating So I run what I do, not new to BMW's but e60/61 yes Plenty of e30's/e36's & e46's before tho
  3. dirtydirtydiesel

    BMW zf 6hp26 transmission

    Oh & mine has over 700 mlbar on my e clutch & still pretty smooth.
  4. dirtydirtydiesel

    BMW zf 6hp26 transmission

    Martin Hind at Dartford Transmissions will sort you out, comes highly recommended.
  5. dirtydirtydiesel

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    No offence intended, I didn't realise it was a F series idrive, just reminded me of the early e60/61 ones I have the later leather lci one which I feel is much nicer, the one pictured just looks like a backwards step by BMW to me.
  6. dirtydirtydiesel

    New e61 owner

    That makes me feel much better about my 30 mpg around town
  7. dirtydirtydiesel

    Battery charge front parking light failure. Coincidence?

    Complete coincidence, I take it you charged the car with the engine off & the lights off? Even if you had the lights on the car has inbuilt circuit protection.
  8. dirtydirtydiesel

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Top stuff, that idrive controler isn't to my liking tho
  9. dirtydirtydiesel

    Name change. No longer vauxfan. Now markse60530i

    I've been Diesel powered for the last ten years so the forum names a good un
  10. dirtydirtydiesel

    Torque Pro App

    Been having a look around, Thoughts on the VGate icar pro Bluetooth 4.0 ELM327, states all the right things in the listing Bluetooth only, actually says fit & forget very low power consumption, torque app ect. I would post a link but this techno dinosaur hasn't got a clue, I'll go back to my spanners
  11. dirtydirtydiesel

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    That wheel looks lovely m8, another on my ever growing todo list
  12. dirtydirtydiesel

    Torque Pro App

    Any links to one you'd recommend? The one dj1233 linked seems expensive? or is that about right for a quality one?
  13. dirtydirtydiesel

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Coded out or put the plug & play inline resistors in £4.00 a pair off eBay.
  14. dirtydirtydiesel

    IBS change. Car has some issues.

    It might be your voltage regulator on the alternator is failing (odd charging issues). The reason for the low voltage / clock date etc is due to the ibs sensing the battery doesn't have enough juice. Fully charge the battery using the under bonnet connection's & see how you get on. Just a couple of hours playing with mine is enough to upset the ibs & I have a brand new Varta dynamic 110ah, 80ah is too week for these cars unless you drive for 2hrs + at a go without stopping.
  15. dirtydirtydiesel

    The joys of working on an older car

    Is there any thread left? I ask because I could machine you up a special 'deep' nut that you could enlarge the hole in the hinge plate to allow this to pass through. I'd be happy to do it at very minimal cost. I can draw you a diagram if you can't imagine what I'm talking about. Anyway pm me your details if you'd like me to help.