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  1. Cadwell Parker

    Thermostat issues now resolved

    Quite a saga recently following the remap I had done on the F11. Nothing really to do with the remap itself but having read another forum member talking about their engine running cooler following remapping I was keeping a closer eye on things. Just to confuse matters the first drives following the remap coincided with the onset of the recent cold weather so it wasn’t easy to tell for sure what was going on. I’d suspected for a while the presumably original thermostat wasn’t quite working as it should, the car seemed to take a while to get up to temperature and would drop quite quickly when rolling downhill for any length of time but the car ran perfectly otherwise, easily getting up 96 degrees when running at speed with regens happening roughly every 600 miles or so I’d been happy to leave it be. The car certainly seemed to be running a couple of degrees cooler than I had expected following the remap but motorway speeds or a constant uphill gradient would see the temperature climb to 94/95 degrees which was just below pre remap figures so went some way towards confirming cooler running. After running with the remap for a couple of days, heading home after finishing work one night when admittedly it was particularly cold the engine took 18 miles/20 mins running to reach 80 degrees. This seemed excessive so deciding the cooler running remap had tipped the thermostat over the edge making the car struggle even more to warm up I set about finding a replacement. A quote for a genuine item from a dealer close to this forum was rather higher than I’d hoped but a visit to a well known internet ‘auction’ site turned up a more favourably priced item from a well known brand of good repute so I went ahead and ordered it later arranging for the local BMW friendly garage not far from me to fit it. After fitting it soon became obvious the new stat was not working as intended. In fact it was worse than the faulty one it was replacing. The car was now struggling to get above 50 degrees anywhere on my 45 mile drive to work with the top radiator hose getting warm after 5 mins running and 35 degrees on the gauge. Returning to the garage a few days later they asked if I wanted them to get a price for a genuine one from the local dealer. The price came back almost half of the previous genuine quote I’d had and not much more than the ‘bargain’ I thought I’d bought. I asked them to order and fit the genuine stat. It’s been a week or so since having the new stat fitted and now all is well. The car warms up faster but I was concerned to find the top radiator hose still getting warm before the engine was anywhere close to fully warmed up. My understanding was it should stay cold until the thermostat opens but when I mentioned this to the garage they said they they’re happy it’s working properly so I’m trusting their judgement. The new stat is keeping the engine running in a much narrower temperature range. I’ve yet to see coolant temps above 90 degrees. That was with the outside temp up to 8 degrees so nowhere near as cold as it has been. There’s a downhill section of road I drive when heading home from work where the car will more or less roll on over-run for 3 miles. Even when it was still -4 degrees outside if I switched off the heater and let the car roll it would hold its temperature at 87 degrees for most of the way down, only dropping to 86 at the last 100 yards or so so it seems to be doing its job pretty well. So the conclusion so far is it looks as though the remap may have made the car run slightly cooler but the new stat is working well at keeping the temperature under better control. I’ve had to call back to the garage to have a splash of coolant added but they’ve not given me a bill for the genuine stat yet. ‘Just run it for another week to make sure it’s ok then come back and see us’. Fair enough. The other stat has been returned as faulty and the cost refunded.
  2. MStyle

    Remapping at MStyle from £295

    Hi all, Remapping is available from our workshop in Romford, Essex. For more info on performance gains and the benefits of remapping, get in touch on 0208 598 9115 or email info@mstyle.co.uk
  3. bullawayo

    Stage 2 E60 530D

    Hi Gents, I'm Matt, an automotive and systems engineer from Hampshire. I'm also an admin on E60/E61 Owners Club UK's facebook page. Been browsing for a while so thought I would post some pics of the current beater, my 530d. This is slightly disjointed but i'm not very good at documenting/taking photos as I do stuff - hopefully I will be better now! So, I bought a 530d SE on a 53 plate 2 years ago. FBMWSH and 90k, for the mighty sum of 4k. I do about 30k a year so needed something that would eat up the miles whilst still being a bit fun. Originally I planned on keeping this standard and having a toy seperately, but the more I drove this thing the more I fell in love with it. Bought it, got it home. Gave it a clean, chucked some spare wheels on as the 16s weren't cutting it The following day took it to my mates just over the Welsh border for a remap and so I could sort my swirl flaps out. Had pre-ordered the kit as I knew I wanted this model So swirl flaps deleted, EGR blanked, remap done. No DPF as pre-dpf. Instantly 100% better to drive!! Wheels were awful, 2 had cracked. Got rid and got some (similar) Japanese lightweight equivalents. BMW wheels are the worst for cracking. New wheel specs 19x8.5 and 19x.9.5 - 20mm front spacers 10mm rear. Chucked the wheels on, replaced the crank pulley as it was shot. Bought some prosport coilovers, used them before. Always been the best out of the "cheap" units available. Chucked them on The wheel colour wasn't doing it for me, gave them to my mate who powdercoated them. Colour is his own blend of hyper silver. Looking sorry for herself on the original wheels got the tyres on... Better! Painted the brake calipers, cleaned them up and regreased all 4: then just drove it for a while and did some maintenance bits (new brakes & fluid, full service etc)..I go all over the place with work! Some random pics... A guy I know came out and mopped the whole car. Did a sterling job - paintwork is suprisingly good! Missus drove the car once and scuffed the bumper....had it sorted by another friend Then I lost a load of recent photos.... I've since had all the window trims off and used BMW shadowline tape to black them out. Next step is hybrid turbo as mine is slowly dying. I also want to tint the windows and might end up throwing some money at it (new bumpers/wheels etc). Some of my previous cars:
  4. MStyle

    E60 Makeover

    Hi all, We've had an E60 535d in for some performance and styling mods so thought we would share -ECU Software Update -Remap - 363hp/553ftlbs -Sprint Booster V3 -Carbon Fibre Quad Diffuser -Custom Quad Exhaust Conversion Check out the before and afters
  5. Gus Alpine e60

    E60 520d Remap Results

    Hi guys, This was back when I first got the e60, just fancied a remap to see how the car felt afterwards. Im pretty sad so my joy in life is MPG over BHP but I gave the remap a bash. Ended up around 400 torque and 200HP, totally standard and still with the cars original DPF sitting at 100k. Only upset is now my MPG has went from 64 (yup, that's right) down to 52 and it will not f*cking budge an inch. Even on my 3/4 hour cruise control drives it just its at 52 forever now. I know what you're thinking and no...I dont no drive harder now that its remapped. My game is smooth and slow, dont have road rage or anywhere to be on time as I work for myself, loving life basically. Taking the car back soon for a carbon clean. Since the remap its had a new DPF, K&N intake and new glow plugs so maybe see what the scrip with its numbers now! Carlton Tuning in Yorkshire are the guys I used. Not expensive and a quick and easy service. ALSO, how the F do you add a video to this site?!?!?
  6. Guys and girls I have a 2008 520d Msport Manual lost the turbo on the run up to Xmas so havent had the car for the past month or so, have been driving my pd130 golf !!! So Here is the issue Ive had it back yesterday new turbo etc and with some “improvements” Egr dpf out and a remap from 177 up to 220 is what Ive been told!! My golf is much quicker had a mate drive the bmw lasting night and I was literally parked on the boot he couldn’t pull away. Dont know if it’s expecting to much from 2 tonne of car but it don’t have the feel of 220 ! It’s been with the mapper all day as it was suspected the egr needed to be re blanked a different way ! This was completed and the car ready to collect and it still don’t feel any quicker infact it feels very much standard but it does feel lighter on its feet if that makes sense ! ! I’ve paid near 1200 for all works to be completed new charger service dpf egr and the map itself. ARE ANY OF YOU GUYS ON OR NEAR M4 CORRIDOR BETWEEN BRIDGEND AND BRISTOL WHO HAVE THE SAME MODS EGR DPF 220 MAP ? I’m looking for a comparison nothing more so if anyone can assist me I’d be really appreciated i don’t want to go to a different mapper ( yet) I’d like to see how others perform first and then make my thoughts known !! Thanks in advance
  7. Guys and girls I have a 2008 520d Msport Manual lost the turbo on the run up to Xmas so havent had the car for the past month or so, have been driving my pd130 golf !!! So Here is the issue Ive had it back yesterday new turbo etc and with some “improvements” Egr dpf out and a remap from 177 up to 220 is what Ive been told!! My golf is much quicker had a mate drive the bmw lasting night and I was literally parked on the boot he couldn’t pull away. Dont know if it’s expecting to much from 2 tonne of car but it don’t have the feel of 220 ! It’s been with the mapper all day as it was suspected the egr needed to be re blanked a different way ! This was completed and the car ready to collect and it still don’t feel any quicker infact it feels very much standard but it does feel lighter on its feet if that makes sense ! ! I’ve paid near 1200 for all works to be completed new charger service dpf egr and the map itself. ARE ANY OF YOU GUYS ON OR NEAR M4 CORRIDOR BETWEEN BRIDGEND AND BRISTOL WHO HAVE THE SAME MODS EGR DPF 220 MAP ? I’m looking for a comparison nothing more so if anyone can assist me I’d be really appreciated i don’t want to go to a different mapper ( yet) I’d like to see how others perform first and then make my thoughts known !! Thanks in advance
  8. Jammin0990

    Sensible Mods

    Hello All, I've been pondering this for a while now and whilst I absolutely adore my Bavarian Beauty, I feel she is slightly under powered being a 520i. I'm thinking of a few reasonably sensible mods to get the best out of her without it being too over the top. My ideas are: Induction Kit Remap Brakes Lowered (slightly) Leather Seat and door card conversion (not urgent). Has anyone here had any experience of doing this and what are general thoughts? Many thanks Jamie
  9. Following on from this thread There are two of us potentially looking to get Simon at e-maps to do some remapping on the F10/F11 in the North West, no firm dates yet (I'm in no rush) Can people reply here and give us an idea of the amount of interest in a group buy in the North West area, timescale, the more people we have the cheaper it gets. @JOhnKE39530d
  10. Fozzy

    ENDA @END TUNING

    Would just like to say a big shout out to enda for remapping my car last night The guy is a technical God and knows his stuff Also did some coding for me too mirrors open on unlock Dvd player now plays mp3 Digital speedo reading on dash Alarm chirp on unlock and lock Aux now available The remap is a big improvement over the stock 535d pre lci Estimated figures are 330-340 bhp and 700 nm torque limited And didn't have to leave my house did it on my drive through my laptop via remote control You need the mpps cable and other cable for inpa etc to do this Would highly recommend this guy Top bloke
  11. Hey, just had a question so wondered if anyone here could answer for me I've had an LCI 525d M Sport (Manual) for almost a year now, love it! But I figured it's about time. Time to give her a remap for her birthday present. But I'm in a dilemma.. I've been reading about a DPF gut and EGR delete on many of these forums to go alongside the remap for obvious benefits such as no clog worries and bhp gains. I do know it may come with a bit of extra smoke but the efficiency and power gains will offset this in my eyes so I can potentially live with the smoke. However there's one thing putting me off.. 1 - I know if it's a gut, it won't really be detectable in an MOT so that won't be a bother. But what if you need to sell the car in the future? Has anyone experienced any problems in removing the DPF and trying to sell the car thereafter? Especially since you're doing a permanent (I think?) illegal move in removing the dpf? Wouldn't really want to fork out £1200+ installing a DPF to sell the car.. PS. What are the pro/cons of doing a remap without the DPF gut & EGR delete? Thanks!
  12. So lets cut to the chase, couple months back i went to avon tuning and gutted my dpf and got the egr delete and remap. But only now i have decided that i want to liven the car up in terms of noise. I wanted to give the car to an audible prescence lol. So i decided to resort to a downpipe, now i hope not to spend silly money on a downpipe but keep the cost minimal..can somone reccomend me a downpipe other than the ecotune downpipe??? I have the m57n2 engine aswell Will appreciate it alot
  13. Also is 115k miles too much for a remap now? Just curious because I'm considering getting one for my Pre-LCI F10 530d. Are the ebay tuning boxes any good? Do they actually deliver their promises for better economy? Please post any experiences you've had.
  14. 530blue

    Auto Gearbox Update

    Hi All Has anyone had the software updated on their gearbox. I'm off to have my DPF gutted, reamp and EGR bypass on the weekend and have had this offered too.....just wondering if its worth it and if it makes a substantial difference
  15. £299 with Dyno runs £275 without I'm still reeling, didn't think they cost that much! Jesus! Extra 40bhp and 80nm torque, weighing up whether I'm really that bothered for those numbers. Jesus
  16. Hi all. I'm wanting to get more horses out of my 535d, and so have been considering a DPF delete and remap for some time. I've settled on the high quality offerings from Ecotune in Scotland. I've been in touch with them, and they're willing to honour another group buy (I just missed out on the last one, which took place in May I believe). This means that if we can organise 5 people, we get a 15% discount, plus an extra 1% for every additional signup, up to 20% off (for 10 people or more). For me that's a 200-quid saving on the DPF delete + remap kit for my car. Definitely worth it. Check out these pages for what's on offer: http://www.ecotune-scotland.co.uk/products/category/BMW%20DPF%20Removal%20Complete%20Kits http://www.ecotune-scotland.co.uk/products/category/BMW%20DPF%20Removal%20Pipes If anyone's interested, could you please let me know, and I'll start collecting names etc. Please pass this info on to anybody you think may be keen! Cheers Chris.
  17. benedwards64

    A visit from a man called Simon...

    Yes, I finally bit the bullet and asked Simon from eMaps to come and remap my 51 plate 525d. I've had the car since December and always promised myself that, since it's a daily drive and I have a silly car for the weekend, I wouldn't spend any money doing silly frivolous things to it. That resolve lasted a full 9 months (which is very impressive for me!) but finally I folded to the pressure of "I want it to be faster" and invested in an EGR delete and an eMaps remap. I'm very glad I did Firstly, Simon is a lovely guy, very helpful and professional. He drove down from Birmingham to meet me at my office at lunchtime, and spent a bit of time looking over the car, checking fault codes etc to make sure there weren't any nasty surprises. Once he was happy he downloaded the new map, uploaded it to the car and we went on a little test drive. The difference was immediately noticeable - there's a much smoother power delivery right through the rev range, with the car pulling very strongly from 1,500rpm all the way to the red line. Previously it would feel a bit breathless anywhere near 4,000rpm but now it's much more willing to pull all the way to the red-line. Being honest, a 525d (even remapped) is never going to set the world alight. But it's given the car a much more useable amount of power in terms of overtaking shove and motorway-speed acceleration, without seeming to affect the fuel economy at all - on a 250-mile run yesterday it averaged 47.8 MPG at a relatively high cruising speed. In short, £275 well spent
  18. 5ilverfox

    Hi i am just joining

    Just got a 2009 525d and fancy a remap. i am in kent any suggestions and advice would be good. insurance etc? Thanks
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