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  1. Currently working away from home and son has the 535. Rose bushes failed and had a driveshaft fail also. Got AA cover for parts and labour but they pretty much dictate which garages you can use. Also they only cover labour up to £38 an hour which is crap. They covered the cost of driveshaft and so while it was in had them replace rose bushes. Well they made a complete arse of it and had damaged the rubbers on both new bushes, they also refitted the height sensor upside down. Makes you wonder how many poor unsuspecting customers get bent over by these folk on a daily basis. Anyway second shot at replacing them on Friday if I was at home I don’t think I would let them near it again. Unreal
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    Better of doing work yourself!

    It’s crazy. People will happily pay extra if they know the person/garage will do the correct/required work. So many chancers out there, its better to learn the how too and do the work yourself.
  3. So I’ve got one headlight that’s like new but the passenger one is that hazy aged way they tend to go. Anyone used these restoration kits and if so which one works well? Mine are the adaptive xeons if that makes any difference. Any thoughts as normal greatly appreciated ta muchly..
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    535d 2005 driveshafts

    So my driveshaft boot has failed so going to need replaced or rebuilt. Anyone recommend anyone that can supply a replacement for return of this old one. Also should I bite the bullet and do both? I don’t have any knocking noises it’s only from visual I knew it’s gone. Only recently happened as not long since mot and I’m sure this would of failed. It also looks fresh. thanks mark
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    New squeak any thoughts

    I can’t complain for the age and mileage, poor car has covered more miles in last five months that it has in last five years. Still 16yrs and coming up for 120k it’s pretty good.
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    New squeak any thoughts

    Got this squeak just started anyone any ideas what it might be? Was reading it could be rear ball joint saw this but looks dodgy, top video shows potential solution bottom shows what mines doing at the moment. IMG_8739.MP4
  7. Hi folks, Got AA parts cover on my car and need some work done, so new driveshaft and rose joints. Anyone recommend a decent garage in Edinburgh? Thanks Mark
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    New squeak any thoughts

    Ha ha, I think it’s Scottish salty roads to be honest..
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    New squeak any thoughts

    Many thanks, i am getting a vibration around 55mph through to about 70 hoping this is causing it. Also on getting the car in the air one of the driveshafts has failed plus my other bearings are not looking too hot.. Here we go again more expense thats why we love them...
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    New squeak any thoughts

    Is it likely to be item 2 in this diagram that’s the culprit?
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    New squeak any thoughts

    Is it likely to be item 2 in this diagram that’s the culprit?
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    New squeak any thoughts

    Think I will swap the ball joints, I’ve got a kidder do this might be the cause. Will get it all aligned after swapping
  13. I’m sorry I’m away from home and my son has the car so I don’t know to be honest. from what I’m told the old Bluetooth/wireless function that was working no longer works. This is on apple I’m afraid. Will try and find out how it’s behaving and let you know.
  14. Hi, Yes i did i tried all of these others. What i needed to do was take a picture of the QR code then send this to Andream support who then generated a 6 digit pin to authorise the unit. After this its all working again. Thanks Mark
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    120K miles DPF Service

    Excellent, happy days good to hear that... It does run nice, i havent spent much time behind the wheel of late due to work but when i do its lovely apart from this vibration i have and also my issue with my Andream after updating it..
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    120K miles DPF Service

    Hi All, Just down at my sons who is running my 535d and its got a red service indicator at key turn saying (-5000) miles, car is on 114550miles so from searching and reading other posts here and other sites appears to be an automatic counter and im thinking since the miles are tying in to this it might need reset. Had a look through ISTA-D and can see various service functions but didnt want to do anything until i asked the good people on here what the sequence is for resetting this counter in ISTA? Was going to follow these steps: Car is running fine, the DPF is regenning so dont see any issue. However do you think i should get the DPF cleaned out at this miles or should i wait until the car starts running badly? Any pointers much appreciated. Cheers Mark
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    120K miles DPF Service

    Read mine today run the test and all seems to be in tolerance. Thankyou sir, yes sorry i had written into my post that i sussed it was the microfilter and managed to reset it with the trip switch reset from a video i found so all good. Cheers
  18. Thanks for the help Edd, it was the newer one that David had sent me that i tried and since this its been asking for a pin that is not working with 1368 so not sure what pin i need to enter. Dont suppose anyone else has updated to this later version and had this issue of the need to enter a pin? bmw_20210703.zip is the one i tried. Subsequently tried all the other versions and same outcome i need to enter a pin.
  19. Dam, so I have some different screen after firmware update? Not sure what I can try as I’ve tried to install a couple of times.
  20. I upgraded mine as per andream instructions now it’s showing this image and pin 1368 doesn’t do anything. its also reverted back to the wrong screen for original car also the qr code doesn’t take me to anything any ideas
  21. So had the wheels balanced all ok, thought it might of been the spacers so taken them off and still its vibrating. Go above 60 and its nice and smooth, go below 45 and again nice and smooth. Any ideas, im thinking the wheels but just not sure. Will need to wait and get the winters on and see what like. All the control arms and suspension check out nice and tight no issues there. Any thoughts on what to try?
  22. Hi folks, had a play with the settings in mine and its still all biased to one side the passenger. On original car the speakers all work fine and if i set the balance to compensate to the right then you loose volume but it equals out. Tried to tweak the settings on the andream menu and it doesnt really change so going to try a firmware update to see if that sorts it. Dont think its wiring since the original car is working correctly. Got the idrive knob working correctly. Mine only seems to work well on wireless the wired comes and goes very odd.
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    Jump start pack

    Cheers Gonzo, halfrauds have a 70 for £133 with the trade, that will be the one for me..
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    Jump start pack

    Hi Folks, With winter fast approaching and i will be leaving the car at work carpark for few days a week not used im preparing in case i need to jump the car. Im not going to be able to keep the car on trickle charger so thinking of buying one of these packs. Can anyone recommend these small lithium style packs that i could leave in the car. So plenty to start a 535d but will hold the charge when not in use. Saw this one seems to get decent reviews but wanted to know if anyone has something similar? https://www.amazon.co.uk/NOCO-GB40-UltraSafe-Lithium-Starter/dp/B015TKUPIC/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=Portable+Battery+Booster+3.0+Diesel&qid=1628614173&s=automotive&sr=1-6 Thanks as normal..
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Flippen heck Gonzo that's some list of issues. Like you say the low miles is always not a good thing, at least with high miles it isnt sitting around letting all the rubber in the suspension perishing. That car i saw had a few mot references that highlight exactly what you said the components being on their last legs. I would hate to think what i have spent on mine, and i know realistically i will never get the investment back. Im not fussed thats not the point same as you we put the money in to get a nice running motor. So that lad is going to break his really, what sort of price for the turbos are they decent ones?
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