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  1. Greetings all I've moved over from E90post having had a 335I for the last 8yrs. The time has come to move on and I've decided it's a 535d that I'd like. My budget is £20k tops and the best looking example I've found is in Essex, which is far from ideal as I'm in Leeds! I'm looking into getting a mechanic to give it a pre purchase inspection but thought I'd check to see if by some miracle it was around the corner from an enthusiast on here who might fancy giving it a look over? I still need to sell the 335, though I can probably detach that from any deal with the dealer should their valuation be simply the trade figure of £4500 (ouch) Also, if anyone is selling a 535d M-Sport, please point me in the right direction! Cheers
  2. I bought this chip and installed it 3 weeks ago on my F10 535d. Results on the dyno: without chip 308hp and 660Nm (which is exact factory spec for the hp and even a bit higher for the torque, so happy with that, healthy engine!), then with chip on stage 7, highest setting, 338hp and 740Nm. So, not completely as promised by Racechip (+49hp and +100Nm) but the chip does work quite well. According the test engineer the results were quite acceptable due to very high temperatures today (33 Celcius in his workshop). During the runs the air intake temp went up dramatically reducing the results with at least 8-12hp and 15-20Nm, so he told me he was pleasantly surprised by the results of this chip! Fuel saving is indeed also true, from 8.2 to 7.6 l/100km measured over 3.000 miles, so again not the 10-15% as promised, but we all know that they always exaggerate. The installation was easy, about 40 min as it was my first time doing something like this, but the connections are very delicate and one of them snapped, so be careful! I'm satisfied with the product, but I think it's a bit too expensive (£500). I bought it because I can remove it easily, but I think if that is not an issue for you, you're probably better off with a real remap for less money.
  3. Hi All, Time to do an oil change - and probably trans fluid also. 2006 E60 535d with 120,000 miles. What engine oil and filters do people recommend please? Any better suppliers? And transmission fluid and filter recommendations? Is it easy to change the trans filer on these. On my old cars I just dropped the trans pan and pushed on a new filter. I understand you have to suck the trans fluid out on these? And what diff oil would all recommend please? Thanks, Nick
  4. Hello there, 2005/3 E60 535d Msport automatic in Carbon Black. I always wanted to do a Project thread regarding a BM. I've seen a quite a lot of ''Project threads'' here and elsewhere mostly without any pictures or in-depth explanations or just a dead end threads. Hopefully, this should become one.... So then... I got this beauty advertised on Gumtree as a high mileage one(192k miles on it at the time of purchase), so it was a cheap one, just 3.5k. Since I am not afraid of a high mileage cars I opted for this one instead of 2008 E60 530d LCi. The guy that I bought it from used it mostly to get to work in Dublin and Belfast and since he is living near Newry, he did a quite a lot of motorway miles. Just to make sense why I chose this instead of LCi was most of the distances he traveled. Just to make sense of it: If I had a choice to buy a lower spec car from somebody out in a country and a car, that has mostly been used at the town/city with higher spec gadgets and gizmos I would choose the one that is at the countryside every time. Why? because of: 1. It's a diesel! It is supposed to be used on longer journeys to be more economical than the same capacity petrol engine. Since I do a lot of miles myself this is why I went for it. 2. It's a diesel! It clogs up if you drive like a granny on Sundays after a church mess on your way to see the relatives/friends while doing 20-30 mph and an A-class roads where the max speed limit is 60.... Since this doesn't apply to me as I am on a motorway for a most of the miles to get to work, I don't have a problem with it. Diesel needs to be driven harsh once in a while to burn off the soot and other deposits from inlet manifold and surrounding areas. If you're doing less than 8k miles a year, diesel is not for you! 3. It keeps me busy. I wouldn't know what to do If I would buy a brand new car. Changing oil is easy, but I am looking for a challenge so a new car is a no-no for me... I like to get my hands dirty once in a while and the feeling after ou get when you fix something yourself.... Those who know what I am talking about, they will understand. 4. I can fix stuff, I can change it if it needs to be changed and I am not too sure how to do it there is that wonderful thing called ''Google'', but it needs to be master as well as not everything you see or read on there is true.... 5. I always wanted a Black BM with beige leather seats! 6. A bit more about myself at the ''Hello, I am new here'' section So there it goes, a bit of intro with a story and pictures and then straight into the stuff I have done so far. At first, it looked black on the advert, but whenever I went to see it for the first time it was actually a Carbon Black. Whit a lovely beige interior, a perfect combination in my opinion. When it's dirty or depending on sunlight conditions, it looks blue-ish or gray-ish.. (camera doesn't reflect the real color) At the Terraclean Co Down Since there is a character limit per post(but it is not displayed) I will continue in next post.
  5. Fritsprive

    New f10 535d owner

    Hi, I'm frits and owner of a 2016 535d m sport. I'm originally from Holland and over there have owned an E38 740i 1999 and an E38 750iL 2001 (may, so one of the last that left the factory).So far I'm very happy with my 535d, which I'm using as a taxi. I know, not the most economical choice, but the big smile on my face is something you can't take away.I've bought the xHP flash for the transmission for which I'm waiting the arrival of my dongle and I'm also looking to do a stage 1 remapping / tuning.I heard that Unicorn tuning is well recommended? Please tell me if there are bad experiences.Kind regards, frits
  6. ajl530d

    Just got a 2016 F10 535d

    Finally bought an F10, still have my old E39 530d (not sure whether to keep it or sell it). New car is amazing to drive. Anyone know what the options are Vin is G685993 and do you have a 2016 price list?
  7. Amsingh187

    535D turbo issues

    Hi guys, Took my e61 535d to two independent specialists and had two different solutions presented. First one connected a diagnostic and a whole load of faults popped up with regards to DPF/ glow plugs/ air mass/ charge pressure/ exhaust pressure. He then, Took off the engine cover and checked the vac pipes and said they looked bad and that he couldn't see the two rods from the bottom of the turbos moving when revving the engine. Told me to have the pipes replaced first before going down any other route. I do have a 4 star warranty but this will not cover such components like pipes and plugs. Nice chap, didn't charge me a penny for his time and gave me the option of contacting him if Iwanted to go ahead. £140 labour plus the pipes which I said I can get at trade price too. Second garage, looked at the pictures I hadtaken of the diagnostic and said that the plugs replacement and pipes etc would cost me £560 and can get me in next week. Now, I know it may seem that the second garage is trying to take advantage of me but what could the issues be? Obviously I would like to keep as much money in my own pocket. If the vac pipes aren't doing their job then replacing those first would be the most efficient option before going through the warranty company which would want to wriggle out of paying anything?? Anyone else had similar problems or knows which garage to trust? Any help would be appreciated and please forgive me for my naivety. Thanks. Ams. 
  8. Hi , My 2009 BMW 535d is now almost 10 years old and has covered 62000 miles and with service required in approx.600 miles car is feeling sluggish . Let's face it no matter how good the car maybe it is not a sought after M5 or an M3 .... so i have decided to save my battered wallet and try an alternative service with a BMW mechanic and i supply the parts from Mahle , Mann , Hengst , Knecht and the various branded oils recommended for my car . The choice out there is bewildering and BMW are never going to tell me who makes their overpriced bits and fluids ! BMW major service quoted inc vat £ 359.00 , my local indy that i use : £ 285.00 plus vat , Munich Legends £ 399.00 and my friendly no garage / overheads cash job BMW trained mechanic will do it for £ 350.00 inc 10% discount on parts and book stamped !!! Oil from Castrol website recommendation is 0W 30 but the Mobil ( Super XE 3000 )and Shell ( Helix Ultra ) expert recommendations state 5W30 which seems to make more sense economically and taking into account vehicle age and would slightly quieten a nosier engine . Now filters are much trickier with many stating that Mahle and Mann are OEM for BMW albeit rebranded and packaged BMW for a lot more $$$ . I would like to know which brand of oil and parts supplier is better for my car as i'm not gonna bother paying over the odds for main dealer parts .... I will change the oil filter , air filter , 2 cabin filters , fuel filter . Inspection 2 kit from BMW is £ 111 .80 but looking around the internet i can get equivalent parts for around $ 50 less or more . Similarly , BMW branded twin-turbo oil looks very pretty but wallet battering and the Mobil and Shell offerings are again almost 50% cheaper . Now , do i go for Euro Car parts , GSF or the German based buy car parts uk pretender , which offers parts cheaper and wider choice with OEM numbers and specs listed ? As part of my new year resolution , i would like to save some money this time on this jalopy after what she cost me a few years back in repairs ! Any advice or ideas appreciated , thank you , Pumi
  9. Amsingh187

    535D E61 Turbo issues

    Hi guys, Took my e61 535d to two independent specialists and had two different solutions presented. First one connected a diagnostic and a whole load of faults popped up with regards to DPF/ glow plugs/ air mass/ charge pressure/ exhaust pressure. He then, Took off the engine cover and checked the vac pipes and said they looked bad and that he couldn't see the two rods from the bottom of the turbos moving when revving the engine. Told me to have the pipes replaced first before going down any other route. I do have a 4 star warranty but this will not cover such components like pipes and plugs. Nice chap, didn't charge me a penny for his time and gave me the option of contacting him if I wanted to go ahead. £140 labour plus the pipes which I said I can get at trade price too. Second garage, looked at the pictures I had taken of the diagnostic and said that the plugs replacement and pipes etc would cost me £560 and can get me in next week. Now, I know it may seem that the second garage is trying to take advantage of me but what could the issues be? Obviously I would like to keep as much money in my own pocket. If the vac pipes aren't doing their job then replacing those first would be the most efficient option before going through the warranty company which would want to wriggle out of paying anything?? Anyone else had similar problems or knows which garage to trust? Any help would be appreciated and please forgive me for my naivety. Thanks. Ams.
  10. Firstly hello, new member here looking for an E60/61 (not too fussed) but interested to know what the physical differences are between the 3x 3l engine variants in both the pre and post LCI models. Basically I'm looking for a 535d but can't decide whether it's worth the extra premium for me. Should I consider the 530d or even the 525d and look at remapping and other mods? Ultimately, can I simply replace parts on a 525d to create a 535d and tune from there? Thanks in advance, Rob
  11. BigMuthaTrUKa

    Intermitting Starter Problens

    Hi guys today my car developed an intermittent stating issue. I have a automatic so the starting sequence is apply the break and turn key to position 3 and let go, the car automatically engages the starter motor till ignition. Anyway as I tried it, it made a sound like a drill...As thought starter gear has not moved out to engage the flywheel I turned back the key to fully off then tried the sequence again and it started as normal. I was wondering if the solenoid was the issue or the starter is coming to end of life. my mileage is 117000m 535d Whats your opinion???
  12. BigMuthaTrUKa

    2 Glow Plug Relay's In Two Years

    Hi guys seem to be having a problem with these BERU relays.. 1st one i bought lasted 2yrs the 2nd i put on in January lasted about a week. I looked at the DDE module values info on INPA, alternator is pumping just over 14v on tick-over. Not sure if my exsisting turbo issue is causing the relay to short out from a build up of carbon deposits on the glow plugs. Basically the small turbo control valve is bypassed and left open. Since owning this car I inherited the issue, done as much research as i can with a little fiddling to fix the issue with no avail. I have been paying attention to a post on this forum in relation to this turbo pressure problem and JasonH seems to be on to something with the vacuum system. Anyways I thought id ask on here if anyone has had any issues with these "Ebay Relays" because im now looking at buying from Main Dealer and yes...... Get my arse raped...
  13. I had my exhaust off today, as you do, to wash out the DPF. On the basis commercial vehicle DPFs are routinely washed I thought I'd have a go at mine. The car was telling me there was 600 miles left on the DPF (it's pre-LCi). What a joy it was separating the DPF. The bolts were rusted lumps but they sit in sleeves, so grind off the ends and the bolt is still solidly holding it all together. Angle grinder, blow torch and air chisel all were required. The DPF seems clean now, but what else do I find, the exhaust flexi is leaking. I guess that would explain the slight whiff of exhaust under the bonnet. The flexi is part of the Cat and there's not a lot of pipework to attach a clamp on replacement so what I'm looking for is recommendations of suppliers of replacement flexis. I suspect there's some cheap tat that won't last 5 mins out there and there's decent stuff too. I'm going to have to pay someone to chop the old one off and weld the new one on (I don't have a welder) so I want a quality part. Recommendations please. Here's the offending article:
  14. GoNz0

    Vacuum hose? OEM or?

    Should I stick with stock 3.5mm Pierburg braided hose as I can get 20m for £30-£35 or is silicon really the way to go and if so what sort and how much do I need for the 535d if anyone's done the same? 3.5mm vac hose is rare, my indy said he uses 4mm silicone hose without a problem, 3mm I/D may restrict things? Links appreciated Thanks.
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  16. Hi guys, Hope your all enjoying the snow lately here in the U.k.. I drove over a pot hole not too long ago, which had cut my front passenger RFT tyre and left a slight buckle to my alloy which wasn't visible juntil the tyre was fitted. Anyway I had the tyre replaced and new genuine alloy fitted but noticed that my car had lost the tight steering feeling it had prior to this, and the car seems to wander alot as well as require some over steer when turning around roundabout etc. I had a 4 wheel alignment done to the car by BMW on KDS but this didnt solve the problem and i have just hated driving my car for a few months on long and short journeys, however I have only just realised that one of the features in my car is "Integral Active steering" which i understand is what provide precise turns and less steering input which I used to have before the damage to my tyre and alloy. I have checked through my wheel alignment sheet provided by BMW and noticed that under vehicle spec is states: BMW 5 series F10 2010 - Rear wheel Drive model: without AFS (Active Front Steering) Sport suspension with lower height ride. I cannot understand why the technician has stated without Active Front Steering and there is no mention about Integral Active Steering? I have done some research on Active Front steering and Integral Active Steering which seem to be very similar and the characteristics are exactly what I had with my car where I had full control of my car on fast and low speeds, didn't turn the steering much when doing turns etc. I have now noticed that my rear tyres have wear on the inside and besides the car wandering and pulling left, my steering has to be kept towards the right to keep the car straight yet i find my self constantly having to correct the car when driving straight. Did the technician carry out a wrong wheel alignment on my car at the time and missed out anything such as active steering calibration which other forums have stated? Many thanks for your help in advance.
  17. So its nearly time to say goodbye to my car which has been amazing for the last 2 1/2 years. Has anybody got an idea of what is a reasonable price for this type of car now? Spec: 15 reg - 535D LCI Saloon Auto 34000 miles White Black 19in wheels Black kidney grille OEM Carbon rear spoiler M sport OEM M performance side graphics M sport plus - Harmon K, Electric seats M sport paddle shift Reversing Camera BMW online till mid 2018 Folding mirrors This car was a pre reg at purchase with 35 miles on the clock and I am the only owner. Mostly motorway mileage, 4 new tyres had first service only to date. Cheers in advance, Mark
  18. Tonight whilst driving the 535d home it stalled at speed. The car is a 2008 auto with paddles. In drive mode travelling in a 50mph limit on the motorway I came to the national and gently accelerated as normal. The car stayed in gear and started pulling then i felt a jolt and lost drive. I managed to pull over and found the engine had stopped. I checked it over and found no obvious physical faults. After removing the key it started and drove normally. About two miles up the road it did the same again. I nursed it home using manual shifting and keeping the revs up (boost/load low). I tested it again tonight and whilst initially driving fine as soon as it started pulling in D it stalled. This time i felt it was as boost came on. The auto also knocked itself into N. Any ideas? Quick google search suggests injector(s). Why it would shut off rather than go into limp mode puzzles me though. It also needs a full key out and back in agsin in order to start. Bit gutted as i've only had it a week and done 750 miles.
  19. Yet another RFT post Changed my '12 F11 530d SE for a '17 F11 535d M-Sport last month, as a I managed to get my ideal spec. at a great price and low mileage. Both cars have VDC. Straight away decided I would be swopping the OEM RFT's for non-RFTs, and as Goodyear had a promotion on, I ordered some Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3's. When I picked up the car I was quite pleasantly surprised, the current generation RFTs were actually 'OK', or at least the Goodyear Excellence (19") fitted to this car anyway. I still went a head and got the F1's fitted, and initially did not seem as dramatic a change as I expected. However, after running them in I am now really pleased. Ride is less harsh over sharp ridges and a little quieter, but main thing is the car rides and handles as I expect it to. You can actually 'feel' what each corner is doing. I suspect this is how BMW chassis engineers meant it to drive I just swopped again(!) to winter tyres - Continental Winter Contact TS850P on 18", and interesting thing is when I had only 10 miles on them, I dived a bit to fast into a wet roundabout (not a great idea on new rubber I know). But, it was so easy to control - lifted off, felt the back start to move, but all easily corrected, just because of the amount of feedback. Never experienced this feedback before on RFT's - they just feel 'lifeless' in comparison.
  20. Does anyone know of an independent in West Berkshire who properly understands the 535d (272) turbo setup? My local indy has had a go, expended lots of chargeable labour hours, replaced the vacuum hoses, one pressure converter valve and we're nowhere. He's pretty sure the turbo itself is OK, and all other gubbins (actuators etc) are fine. Yet there's no boost below about 3250rpm. I was wondering whether the wastegate is somehow not closing. Not that I know anything about it all myself, and all my many thumbs rule out any kind of personal spannering. But, has anyone had experience of the problem in Berks and found an indy that understands and can repair it? Cheers
  21. blpdk

    Code 43F2 E-61 2005

    Anybody ever found out what this code is ?? 2005 E-61 The code is from the DDE "43F2 Electrical Aux Heater - Activation Interrupted" I have the fault code list, so don't need that... But what is this ?? I have the Autel Maxisys Pro - but no explanation or test of that actuator, and could not find anything in the diagrams that I have, on how to diagnose the problem ! Searched everywhere to just find something, but nothing about that code, or the "aux heater".. And it can not be erased before the fix. It is not the Diesel heater to warm up the cabin in cold weather either.. (Webasto).. No help from the US comunity either, as they obviously don't have 535 diesels.. My Snap-on Verus 15.2 US version, dont have BMW diesels either.. Thanx in advance Bent, DK
  22. waynesmith880

    Turbo Pressure Converter Price Please

    Hi, Please could I have a price for a single pressure converter - part nr. 11658509323 Car is a 535D M Sport LCI - GU57XYK I had them all replaced by an indy approx 1 year ago or so and I believe them to be the new type with the round cover on the end. The bracket is for the new type so it is just the PC that i require. Also, just in case, how much is a length of blue vacuum hose - part nr. 11657796879 Many thanks Wayne
  23. c00lh4nd

    Newbie and BMW Convert

    Note to say Hi. Long time Jag XF driver, recently converted to my first BMW (2016 F11 535d) and loving it, though I do have a few newbie questions that I will throw to you experts at some time. Look forward to contributing, perhaps my first will be a critique of the Jag XFS and the F11 535d?? Who knows C00lhand
  24. Hi all, I'm on the lookout for an E60 LCI 535d Saloon and I'm going out of my mind trying to find a list of optional extras that were available for this model. I've read that the 535 had a lot more stuff as standard over the other 5xx models but I just cannot find the info anywhere to explain exactly what came as standard and what was extra. I found an E60 5 series brochure but it was American and didn't cover the diesel cars. There's not a lot of choice with regards to E60 535ds currently on Autotrader so I'm holding out for the right car. Can anyone please provide me the info regarding the standard and extra kit?
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