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  • Birthday 05/17/1976

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    Hertfordshire
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    RAC patrol

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    F10 520d m sport

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  1. Sam76

    Which is best?

    I have an 2011e90 318d a 2011 f10 520d and look after a friends 2017 140m, I have Carly and diagnostic software on my work laptop (Rac Patrol) mom looking at getting some more specific BMW diagnostic/coding equipment- mainly at the moment because I need to update the service history on the 140m iDrive, can anyone help with which one I’ll need? I read about INPA but when I look it up, they only seem to go up to 2008 cars? I can work out switching computers on and off, but I’m far from a tech whizz! So I’m not looking at having the ability to remap ecus! Just basic diagnostic and service history stuff! I have a laptop using windows 10 so it would be going on that Any pointers will be very much appreciated
  2. Sam76

    Huge thank you!

    Evening all! just wanted to say how helpful bmw5 has been! I put a wanted post up a few weeks back, for an M52b28, to save a friends one owner 528i after a major overheat caused the original unit to fail, within a 24 hour period I had located a 42k engine thanks to Sir Anthony Regent’s Park- i fitted the engine last week - to say it’s a good engine would be a major understatement!! It started and ran perfectly! I just wanted to put a happy post up!! Sam
  3. Mine are doing exactly the same! Been on 3000 miles for the last 4000 miles lol
  4. Dusted off the Carly today and gave the F10 a bit of a health check, when looking into the DPF readings, it’s showing 7g soot and 51g ash, had to do a hour motorway run, so left it running whilst I drove - i think I’d requested a regen last time I messed about with it, so on the run it did indeed carry out a regen, the soot is now at 1g and the ash at 51g, there is a fault code in the ecu for limited life of dpf, just how limited? I can’t seem to find a definitive answer- is it 52g? Or 100? just so I know when to expect a huge repair bill! Or at least start looking for DPf cleaners!! thanks guys Sam
  5. Sam76

    M52b28tu needed

    Brilliant thank you
  6. Sam76

    M52b28tu needed

    Hi all, I'm usually found lurking in the F10 section, but need some help from the fine E39 people! A good friend of mine has a 99 528i which has suffered catastrophic overheating- and needs a replacement engine, it’s a one owner car and he refuses to let the car go for scrap! (Quite right too!) can any one point me in the direction of a good used one or maybe even a reconditioned one?  thanks in advance    sam
  7. Sam76

    528i engine needed

    Thank you!! Will post in the wanted section too! Much appreciated
  8. Sam76

    528i engine needed

    Hi all, I'm usually found lurking in the F10 section, but need some help from the fine E39 people! A good friend of mine has a 99 528i which has suffered catastrophic overheating- and needs a replacement engine, it’s a one owner car and he refuses to let the car go for scrap! can any one point me in the direction of a good used one or maybe even a reconditioned one? thanks in advance sam
  9. How does it drive now? Did you have it done for a reason or just as a service?
  10. Taken on the way out of Highclere castle (Downton Abbey) yesterday iPhone12 pro- no discernible camera skills! But i really liked the shot
  11. Sam76

    Weekend road trip

    Took the 520 on a whistle stop tour of England Scotland and Wales this weekend, 1000 miles munched through over 3 days, some amazing roads driven, and spectacular scenery - many bugs were killed in the making of these photos!
  12. I guess this is the expensive version of this!
  13. Much better! Although how bad can it be with one spring missing a coil?! ride height is now perfectly level, doesn’t scrape the floor but sits a touch lower than standard m sport, firm ride but not kidney bruising like some cars! enjoy yours mate! Sam
  14. Changed the rear discs and pads, and fitted a set of eibach springs - front discs and pads next month!
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