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Fitted bottom right missing grille piece, Private plate and fitted HID kit-purchased a spoiler.

 

Just booked her in for front/back/rear wings and wing mirrors/wheels to be painted also paint my spoiler and fit. 

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Not mine again but I had @andy-e60 drive up from London to have his inlet manifold seals replaced, found knackered vac lines so they were replaced (EGR and Swirls were already removed so I stuck a 3 inch pipe over the 2 vac line points on the main vac pipe, fake vac pipe put on the EGR and clipped into the swirl flap actuator mount in case he comes up against a jobsworth MOT tester, inlet manifold seals replaced, front discs, pads, sliders and slider holes honed out. Found one stuck slider that was stuck due to dirt on it so that would seem to have been the issue. New 110ah battery coded in to replace the original 90ah and the IBS put back on as it showed no fault. Great to meet another forum member to talk cars with for the day ^_^

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Many thanks Gareth :). Drive home was absolutely beautiful with everything working exactly as intended. 

 

Guys if anyone out there is struggling to find THE right person to work on their car - our very own Gareth aka @gonzo is THE man :D

 

Edit: day is not complete without a pic :mrgreen:

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18 minutes ago, Peggowski said:

Fixed one of the bonnet catches. Wire cover had popped out of the catch housing. Popped it back in!

Apparently they are a bit prone to this and it's possible to wind up being unable to open the bonnet. It's been my plan to add a beefy cable tie to mine to try to pre-empt the problem. Four years on I haven't got off my @rse and done it. There are a few vids on YouTube. None involve the use of a turkey baster. :)

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8 minutes ago, andy-e60 said:

Washed it - was long over due. 

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That answers the question if the pads had fully seated :lol:

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Two new Michelin Primacy Zero Pressure on the rear. Two more on the front in a month or two. Only done about 10 miles so too early to detect any difference. I have noticed that my wallet is lighter though. 

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Had a local chap round a couple of days ago, 520d down on power a lot, he thought it may have jumped a tooth but no codes relating to that. Turns out the car is high milage and the DPF was beyond blocked, so bad I didn't think much would work. 150mb idle,  340mb at 2k banging 900mb under load.

 

I sent him on his way to buy a tin of Normfest DPF cleaner, a message yesterday saying he did it, lots and lots of black smoke for an hour or more. Que tonight and after 30 minutes we managed to clear down the 481 and 480 codes and a proper regen started. 20mb idle 40 at 2k ^_^

Full power restored and the DPF reset as it was showing a 482 end of life warning.

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I have my E60 a year now and the DPF is about 30k kms from "end of life" according to BMW. For quite some time I was thinking I'd at least have to have it removed and professionally cleaned when it hit that wall. My opinion has changed and I'll just be resetting the counter on it and motoring on. 

 

Keliuss

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1 minute ago, Keliuss said:

I have my E60 a year now and the DPF is about 30k kms from "end of life" according to BMW. For quite some time I was thinking I'd at least have to have it removed and professionally cleaned when it hit that wall. My opinion has changed and I'll just be resetting the counter on it and motoring on. 

 

Keliuss

That's the good thing with the LCI cars, they are close enough to get to 600 degrees and burn off more shit, i didn't check his ash mass as it's only a guess anyway, as it dropped so low I expect it's half full tops, another 100k left in that easily.

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4 hours ago, Peggowski said:

How do you check ash vs soot?

 

I think Carly can do it. Torque app can too when you know how ;)

 

Keliuss

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3 hours ago, Peggowski said:

Ah ok thanks. Carly is on my list of future purchases. Just using a USB lead with ista for now.

ISTA just tends to show it with a fault code as in time of fault, soot and ash mass. no way to view it otherwise on my LCI 535D

Work it out for yourself, 250000km life when it hits zero miles it is circa 100g of ash 125k left 50g ash half full, not perfect science or anything but it gives you a rough guess. 

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Had an E61 525d in today for glow plugs and module, did that with new inlet seals then he asked if I could have a look at the near side front as he had a knocking noise. 1st thing I did was look at the rear control arm, set of grips on it and you could see the bush had detached from the rubber, I just happened to have a spare Lemforder brand new as luck would have it but the bloody bolt had seized in there, it took an hour to get it moving but I managed to get the job done, no more knocking!

 

Car has a smoking issue, had a look on diags and nothing came up apart from a stuck charge air temp sensor, it read 111.76 and never moved, let's hope that's the issue when he changes it :)

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After about a mile this morning I noticed the DTC warning on the dashboard. Luckily an easy fix - my wife had pressed the button when attaching her Postit note. You've gotta love 'em. :rolleyes:

 

 

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Today I mainly be fitting Poly bushes, front and rear. Really easy to fit and have removed some suspension noise & firmed up the cornering a bit.

Mine were supplied by PSBushing.com having used them on my Mini. 

Pictures  below show a comparison of 13 year old versus 13 day old..... 

 

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RgdS Paj

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45 minutes ago, Paj said:

Today I mainly be fitting Poly bushes, front and rear. Really easy to fit and have removed some suspension noise & firmed up the cornering a bit.

Mine were supplied by PSBushing.com having used them on my Mini. 

Pictures  below show a comparison of 13 year old versus 13 day old..... 

 

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RgdS Paj

Liking this. I want to change these bushes on mine, changed everything else but forgot about these!

Thanks for the remainder.

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