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    BMW E61 535d 2005

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  1. mpgscott

    Air Con

    Seems to be common for the condenser to go, don't waste your money getting them to test as it cost me £75 quid to check and to tell it was the condenser leaking which i kinda of suspected. Looks like you can get another condenser for around £50 fit it and get it re-gassed and if its the issue then your sorted. if not they can tell you where the fault lies next. I think if i knew what it was going to cost to test then i would have spent the £75 it cost to test on a replacement condenser and would of not been much more out of pocket.
  2. mpgscott

    Torque converter queries

    Like dirty was saying yes the TC going shows up when holding a constant speed, even at 60mph it will fluctuate and moves between 1500 and 1800rpm. I had mine done and it was sussex autos that refurbished mine. The cost is all about getting the gearbox out, so i would think something around £6-800 would be a fair price all in. Be sure to use proper ZF oil and filter. I think the TC can only be upgraded the once as it involves cutting it open and then re-welding it so it its one repair. I did find out that the TC vary quite significantly not only year to year but month on month so its not easy to simply buy another and fit it as the connection plate is different on them all.
  3. mpgscott

    Rear demister E61 Issue

    Anyone got suggestions please?
  4. So got my Ctek mxs5.0 and have it on the car. ive got an AGM battery so reading the manual I’m confused on which mode to leave it in fo prolonged periods so trickle charging. Do most select car and agm for trickle or do you go with simply choosing car for normal battery as in the handbook it states some AGM batteries. Any suggestions on what’s worked for you using the charger? Cheers Mark
  5. mpgscott

    Prolonged non use

    So got my Ctek mxs5.0 and have it on the car. ive got an AGM battery so reading the manual I’m confused on which mode to leave it in. Do most select car and agm for trickle or do you go with simply choosing car for normal battery as in the handbook it states some AGM batteries. Any suggestions on what’s worked for you using the charger? Cheers Mark
  6. mpgscott

    Bluetooth Issue

    Cheers, is it easy to check which ones I have? Thanks
  7. mpgscott

    Bluetooth Issue

    My factory bluetooth when on a call constantly blips when person calling is speaking, so the call is broken is it worth trying to get another module from another car and see if it makes a difference? Would another module simply plug in or would it need coding? Thanks Mark
  8. mpgscott

    Heating/Ventialtion screen blower always hot!

    Oops sorry guys, would help if i read through all posts
  9. mpgscott

    Heating/Ventialtion screen blower always hot!

    I went and got mine checked after an aircon regas last year, i have found i have a fault with my condensor its leaking so you might have similar. Sounds like air con is faulty like mine..
  10. mpgscott

    Air con issues

    Seen these ones online https://www.autoairconparts.co.uk/condenser-aircon-radiator-bmw-535-3-0-d-e60-diesel-manual-automatic-sep-2004-to-feb-2007.html Looking at an original unit its around £200, anyone any experience in any of the ones on autodoc? They have a Hella one at £100 https://www.autodoc.co.uk/hella/10416852, then they have a Van Weezel for £70 https://www.autodoc.co.uk/van-wezel/1277587 This looks decent also: https://www.autodoc.co.uk/magneti-marelli/8038667 I can understand and always do want to go for original but its an awful difference in price for the old girl.. Just want to see if anyone has used other makes successfully.. Thanks Mark
  11. mpgscott

    Air con issues

    Got it tested today and it’s leaking at the condenser. any thoughts on which to go for, looks like I can change it myself. Seen a company that does them for £46 seems cheap. will get it swapped and re tested see what like
  12. mpgscott

    Prolonged non use

    Bought a Ctek one Amazon will have it here tomorrow. Will do the bike and the car. Could get it cheaper for n Halfords trade but time is the issue so few quid won’t matter. Cheers as normal for all the thoughts.
  13. mpgscott

    Prolonged non use

    Thanks Ed, my issue is work have sprung this on me last minute and in my usual deliberating for ages before pushing the button i hadnt bought one. I think i might see if Amazon can get me a CTEK failing that the toolstation one should do. Will just leave it connected up under the bonnet me thinks then the missus doesnt need to bother with it. Cheers Mark
  14. mpgscott

    Prolonged non use

    Cheers, Yep was thinking it’s better to leave then get it a good run when I get home. This looks ideal and available so might get one and leave it hooked up. https://www.toolstation.com/einhell-smart-battery-charger/p81069?store=I2&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=googleshoppingfeed&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6-SDBhCMARIsAGbI7UhOUd5Ij4Nw1uVGBxzKqIcKq-0bDmAZ4V6birxqqQJhEr0knN4Vh04aAuL4EALw_wcB is it best to connect under the bonnet something like this? Then leave in situ for the duration of me being away?
  15. mpgscott

    Auto box holding 5th gear

    Yes it’s about 1500 6th and 1800 in 5th. I tried even just increasing the speed slightly to find where it would change thinking along your lines but seems to hold on. Watching the mpg gauge it does appear more efficient in 5th so maybe it’s working correctly.
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