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  1. Got a 2008, E61, LCI, 535d, on realOEM there are a list of options. The car each morning has the error which resets the clocks and from what I've read is signs the battery is on it's way out. The last owners did take good care of the car but how do I know which is right AH for the car? Also am I right in thinking if I swap like for like in AH it is a case of just registering the battery but if I change the AH then I have to register and code it?
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    Which is the right battery?

    would something like this be okay, 95ah AGM: https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/varta-agm-019-car-battery-3-year-guarantee-444777004 Car hasn't moved for a few days so will give it a check over the weekend and a run to see if that makes a difference. Checked the recall and nothing outstanding, also checked the DVLA site and it said the same
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    Which is the right battery?

    What do I need to check to see if it has already been done? It was something I wasn't worried about as I thought it was sorted but now I am doubting myself.
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    Which is the right battery?

    I have ISTA, whats the route to test the battery? I can check this tonight Whats the IBS issue, is it common? Was there a reason you put 110ah in?
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    Which is the right battery?

    I recall when I was buying it that I checked the issue and it was either resolved or was fixed in the LCI. Terminals properly connected, issue has only appeared over the last 2 days. Battery hasn't been touched in the last 6 months at least, hence the thinking it's on its way out
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    Rear wiper jamming

    Recently in the morning on the first go of the rear wiper it moves around 1/3 of the screen and gets stuck. I then click the stalk again and it returns home and works as normal with no issues again after that. I've lifted the glass and the arm moves smooth and free, is it likely to be the motor on its way out? Is it possible it can be fixed with some TLC and grease or is it a new motor entirely?
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    How many clicks till your handbrake engages? Mine is quite high so I need to adjust it again to try get it better. Eventually need to remove the rear discs and check all the setup
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Awesome, it has stopped I gave it a good run home and the next day all was okay. Now service is out the way it's to tidy the rest of it up and start planning on changing all the rubbers
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Set about giving the car a service, discs & pads on the front to try cure some horrendous judder. Plugged in and there were some oranges, cleared all the fault codes and only the fogging sensor and ACU came on which is good. Service was fairly standard: Fuel filter - this was interesting on axle stands and jacks. Drain oil - drained out easy enough, car was raised at the front to hopefully got most of the old stuff out. Nice black gold. New sump plug and washer too. New oil Oil filter Air filter 2x cabin filters - pretty sure one of these was still OEM as it was housed in a black plastic inside the cover, yuck! Reset service indicator although I like to change oil every 10k so will do that on my own schedule. Has anybody noticed the car struggle to start after doing service? Perhaps combo of new filters but it seems to do it even after it had ran a while, will check again this morning but a bit worried it either knocked something or maybe fuel filter not fitted securely, although I ran it to make sure there were no leaks and it was okay. Then spent good time cleaning out the scuttle area and removing as much debris as possible. Discs and pads were easy to do although I struggled to remove the caliper carriages. Didn't have enough space to really push on the rachet. 'Barry the Breaker' only had an inch off the floor even with a 12star socket so did my best with wire brush and drill wire brush attachment. Pistons pushed back really smoothly although it's dual piston so when I first did it one would push in and the other pop out! Had to use some wood across them both but they went back enough. New pads fitted were a bit fiddly the metal tangs needed squeezing in before they would even engage in the hole. Discs fit easy enough even with the carriage, OEM 2 piece and still heavy AF! Good news is that there is no more judder although I'm going super easy on the brakes and the ride vibration seems to be better to. There is still some but I think bushes all round soon will help that. Need to order 2x caps for the guide pins as they were missing on the offside & some under tray fixings, again some seem to be missing.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    What colour is it? If it could miss a front towing eye cover and towing eye that would be useful
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    Check your scuttle drains!

    Finally a job I got round to, cars is now on 126k so was bound to happen at some point. The video below was useful about what was actually blocked, although it's American and the ECU box is on the RHS the liner for UK is the same as the video. As for the LHS I removed the liner and there is a rubber grommet there although it seemed to have some plastic ball in there but checked what I could and it was dry and no blocked rubber grommet. Another point to note, the RHS, where the pollen filter housinh inserts into the wing that area on the car was full of so much debris that I spent an age cleaning out stuff from there, behind the liner even in the side skirt! I will have to remove it later for proper cleaning out as I could only reach in so far with the longest pry bar. So it might be an area for people to also look at and check to make sure it's free and clear to make sure the grommet doesn't block again so easily. Video:
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Where did you get the sill plates from please? I think mine are almost ready to replace the rubber on all has started to break away just waiting for some more damage before biting the bullet for a set!
  13. Car is now due for service soon, although it's 14k interval I want to keep to doing it at every 10k like I have on my other cars. The previous owner had just had the gearbox done so not too worried about that & it seems to be running okay. Car, E61, 535d LCI, 124k. MOT passed few months ago, still drives fine. I did the thermostats, water pump & belts at 120k. Although I do think if I should have done the tensioner. My plan is to do the following: Fresh oil & filter - Is it common to add Flush to the system (something I do on my old VW)? - How much oil is needed as there is no dipstick to check? - What is the general concensus for which is the best oil to use? - Do BMW use copper sump washers or will I need to buy something else? Air filter - Going to keep standard, not sure there is much to gain from changing to something like K&N or Pipecross unless others disagree? Fuel filter & Micro(pollen) filter, fairly standard and no issues with them. Handbrake - I adjusted it as per the BMW recommendation which was to tighten till the hub doesn't move and then back off by 8 clicks but it still doesn't seem to hold very well, is it worth replacing the shoes and refreshing or just tightening it a little more? Is there anything missing from this list that people would do? Thanks in advance
  14. Bought a 20ltr drum of Valvoline 5w30 SynPower MST C3, changing every 10k so should be okay to try it and see. Bought from Opie but before I saw the discount code, D'oh!
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    Service Kit

    Hello, Do you do a service kit which supplies all necessary parts needed to carry out a full service at home? If so how much would it be along with a set of front discs and pads? Car is 2008 E61 535D LCI Thank you
  16. buying some oil for a service and current options I have are: Mobil1 TURBO D 0W40 Mobil1 ESP 5W30 Castrol Magnatec 5W30 C3 Valvoline 5w30 SynPower MST C3 Are there any others which people recommend and which is the one to go for?
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    Service - Am I missing anything?

    So managed to price the follow from ECP for £498 (discs and pads being the most cost) Fuel filter Air filer 2x pollen filer Oil filter Brembo front pads Brembo discs Not sure if the discs are worth it or not as started to get warped discs and not sure what the previous owner had fitter, assumption is cheap and cheerful but for that price tempted to take them and try it. ECP don't have any Pagid alternatives at the moment.
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    Service - Am I missing anything?

    It's 5W-30 oil, any specific brand that's recommended? Plan to just ECP the rest of the parts unless there are better alternatives? Smashed into a pothole and now the the front nearside is sagging down so I definitely have that to look at over the weekend
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    Fitting Tow Bar

    Wanting to fit a removable tow bar to my E61 535d, its an 08 with 124k and has had a gearbox service a year ago. I've refreshed all of the thermostats and waterpump and all temps are now running okay. Questions I have for those who have retrofitted towbars are: 1) Which brand is recommended for towing a trailer with car? 2) Are there any mods which are required if I wanted to have the tow bar removable? 3) Do I need to monitor anything whilst running and is it worth carry out any mods powertrain mods before starting? thanks in advance
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    Fitting Tow Bar

    Thanks for the advice, will look if there is already one there as it's not something I have specifically checked. The plan is to use it to tow a car on trailer, mainly UK based but could be the odd Europe trip. Is it worth fitting another thermostat/gearbox temp monitoring given it is an auto? Any recommendations on fitters or what kind of price I could expect to pay for having the full setup fitted?
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    MOT passed, always a good feeling knowing all the prep and general maintenance is worth it.
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    535d oil catch can

    Whats the purpose of an oil catch can?
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Where did you get the stud conversion kit from? How have they held up so far?
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Prepping for MOT all done. New angel eye bulbs fitted and handbrake adjusted. Was frustrating as most of the videos had the adjuster at 6pm but it was actually as 9pm. Took a while to figure out which way to rotate. Driver side was okay and got the hub to stick but the passenger side was a bit funny. Possibly going to have to repair and refresh the setup when the weather is a bit nicer. Only job left is to give the numberplate a clean
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    Angel Eye Bulb

    Ah that explains the confusion I was having! Thanks all for the help, MOT prep continues
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