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dirtydirtydiesel last won the day on May 8

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    Car's, motorbike's,mountain biking & spending time with my boy's & wife.
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    e61 530d m sport

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  1. dirtydirtydiesel

    DPF. Never re-gen'd?

    I can't help with the values, But I'm 95% sure my dpf has been tampered with or gutted but I've not had chance to look into it yet. But mine will give a tiny puff on hard acceleration, not the horrible soot cloud some car's shove out. Here's a pic of my tailpipes, last polished probably 3k ago but I gave up because they were dirty again after 3-500 miles. You need to notice the soot on the inside, if you have a working dpf it shouldn't look like this.
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    E61 550i LCI

    I understand where Dan's coming from because I'd generally go for a well looked after example. But both those car's have over double the millage of the other car's we talked about, one has had five owners. Yes you can retro fit loads of stuff if you want it, except the later gearbox. But you can have XHP flashed & it makes it much more like a newer box. I as mentioned & Dan has eluded to, also the seller's of the two Dan linked say in there adverts. One state's 31 left on the road & the other says 23. I don't know which is close to being right but also how many are for sale or going to come up for sale But I do know there a rare beast & your going to have some big costs running & maintaining one whichever route you go down. I think it's called smiles per hour I'd love one & my money would personally be one the lowest mileage best condition example I could afford. That's not saying that the two Dan linked are bad car's or to avoid high mileage (mine own car was on 131k when I bought it, but it was the best I could afford) the LCi one is 8k & the Carbon Black one was £9450 But my gut says £9k after viewing.
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    E61 550i LCI

    I haven't viewed the video, but e61 seat's are quite hard wearing (mine is on 152k but the driver's seat looks more like 75k) Must be a 550i V8 thing, sitting around in showrooms or storage. Because on a 2007 build date that carbon black one should be a LCi, but it's the same inside as my 2006 55 plate. My car was built in January 2006 & first registered in February. You've got to trust your instincts BUT if you really want one & have been watching the market you know how rare they are, if it's not out of the question I'd take a day out to view it in person. At least you'd know for certain then, otherwise you'll always be wandering.
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    E61 550i LCI

    As Dan says ask the seller for the last 7 digits of the vin to do your own checks. If there a reputable seller I can't see there being an issue (assuming they want to sell the car) I feel BMW'S can have quite a few crossover parts (what they had to hand) My own car is a 2006 55 plate, it's got the combined dpf & cat off the turbo, newer i-drive controller, push button start, later 231bhp engine, but the older zf6hp26 box (I believe it's 2007 on car's got the newer box). It might be that although it's a first registered in 2010 car it was built before then & sat in storage or in a dealers showroom. If you're happy with carbon black there's a 2007 550i come up with the same 45k miles for £9450.00. I don't know how the specs compare, chances are that there actually similar in build dates.
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    Back in a Five!

    Just bumping this for @chicaneuk Open the link for remote keys not working & have a read. Your more than welcome (like)
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    E61 550i LCI

    I first clapped eye's on this about a year ago. I'd buy it in a heartbeat at the original price, but I can't afford it at the moment (story of my life) Yeah I'd definitely veiw it at that price & as long as you're happy with it & the back story check's out. Do a vin check, ask them if it comes with a fresh ticket (but that'll change your bargaining power, it's already been dropped by 1k) But don't ask, don't know Some dealers seem happy to sit on stock until it sells & it's one of the best available for the last 18 months. It's hardly like there's a big pool of late 550i's to choose from.
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    545i E61 auto gearbox fluid???

    Search for ZF lifeguard 6 on eBay & the Smith & Allan listings will pop up & search for gearbox-oils (seller's I'd on eBay) for all the ZF genuine parts. Your welcome, everybody likes a like ^
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    545i E61 auto gearbox fluid???

    The reason they sell the kits with seven liters is for the drop & change. ie: it not been pumped through or flushed out. Your box holds around ten litres, you will need twelve to thirteen litres if your planning on doing a pump through change (pump it through until it runs out clear, then get the level correct using the correct procedure). Buying ZF lifeguard 6 is expensive, you can get a ten litre drum for £159.00 posted but your still going to need three more litres (£20 a litre, so £220 all in) Smith & Allan Tranguard ATF M1375.4 is £99.99 for 20 litres delivered, it's the same stuff made under licence buy Shell oils for ZF but they can't sell it under the same branding / name due to licensing agreements. The sump pan, I'd go for genuine ZF personally (I did). Have a shop round they differ massively in price. I bought mine from Auto Trans Tech Ltd (gearbox-oils) on eBay. The pan on it's own is £104.99, But I strongly recommend doing the Mechatronic sleeve / connector & bridge seal as well as the four tube seals. As a side note, Dartford transmissions use Mannol ATF AG60 for all there flushes unless the customer asks for genuine ZF oil.
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    Torque Converter troubleshooting

    It's a buy you time product, I've not personally used it but I've read a lot of reviews. It basically makes the oil more viscose & adds friction modifiers. It does work, if the box is bad some people have put two or more shots in. I don't know what will happen to the box in the long run, but if you're just trying to get another year, 10 - 20k out of it & have no intention of a gearbox rebuild. Why not
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    Bit too soft for me & not as dynamic to drive i.m.h.o Comparing the 2006 e class to my e61 when I was looking. But still a lovely car, bit more of a wafter, if you know what I mean.
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    have i a dpf, or cat or both

    I would like to think that the place that did your original remap should map it out for you for small fee. I guessing that it was a free option when you had the map done? Most reputable places charge a much lower fee for additional work. You've not long had it done haven't you?
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    have i a dpf, or cat or both

    @Clavurion, If he puts his vin in Realoem, that'll tell him ? or vindecoder?
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    have i a dpf, or cat or both

    Simple way, do your tailpipes droop to the floor? If so no DPF from the factory, around 2004 they started fitting DPF's & straight tailpipes. If no DPF then no need to map out (obviously) & no need to gut the CAT unless you're chasing power & want it to smell like a 60's bus
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    Torque Converter troubleshooting

    Pull up the temp in the hidden display. Search on YouTube & you shall find Does sound like classic worn torque converter symptoms to me.
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    bmw 2009 5 series 530

    Logic 7 was the top grade option But you can retro fit the M5 individual system. Our very own GoNz0 has done just this, rare as hen's teeth though Not to mention costly.