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I was going for a picture in the water but I'd forgot my wellies......:sad:

 

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O/S tie rod replaced. The car has a hum when you steer to the right, anything past 12 o'clock. I jacked up the wheel and noticed a very slight amount of play. The MOT tester didn't and had a surprised look on his face when I told him it was there. 

Finally got around to replacing it today. The play has gone and will get the tracking done this week. 

 

Thermostat, drop links and lower track control arms next. :)

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Hi Guys 

technically it was Thursday when i had the work done, only just had chance to post.

I had the pleasure of meeting the wizard @Mashed Potatoes at Harper Autos http://harperautos.co.uk/ to have my ECU MAP read and cleaned up. Great friendly bunch of people and felt at ease leaving my car with them. Car feels completely different nice constant boost and smooth response with a improvement on MPG's. Before MP waved his magic wand the car was surging on boost and holding too long before shifting, was told that the turbo control valve was set up wrong.

Anyway thought I'd big'up MP and share my experience 

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Just a bit of a service. 

 

New plugs, cabin, air and oil filters, and of course a new bag of oil. 

 

Couldn’t really afford to have it done this time so bought the bits and did it myself. I’ve documented the service but at this age I can’t see it making a difference to the resale price, even if I ever decided to move it on. 

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On 21/05/2019 at 18:50, Jdsm75 said:

Put the engine on the stand for stripping and rebuilding M57NTü 535d

 

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Is somebody in a Gimp suit???? Lol

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Just a bit of a service. 
 
New plugs, cabin, air and oil filters, and of course a new bag of oil. 
 
Couldn’t really afford to have it done this time so bought the bits and did it myself. I’ve documented the service but at this age I can’t see it making a difference to the resale price, even if I ever decided to move it on. 
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At that age it often does more for the resale value than dealer service as they get looked after better. I sold my wife's Corsa with a book of receipts and one advisory on all they MOT's and my 22 year old E36 went without it being driven due to another file of work and excellent MOT history.

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4 minutes ago, GoNz0 said:

At that age it often does more for the resale value than dealer service as they get looked after better. I sold my wife's Corsa with a book of receipts and one advisory on all they MOT's and my 22 year old E36 went without it being driven due to another file of work and excellent MOT history.

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To be fair I do look after my cars, always have done, and despite putting lots of miles on all the cars I’ve owned, I always sell the car in better condition than when I bought it. 

 

The only exception to that was when I once bought a Citroen. I was so desperate to get rid of it I sold it as seen with a known fault.  Never again will I buy anything made by PSA group!

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Drove the 535d 425 miles today (well, techically yesterday by now, it's 1:20am!).

 

Got 44.8mpg, not bad eh!

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FIxed my diversity antenna as the fobs packed in, it would occasionally lock but not unlock.

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On 5/26/2019 at 5:06 PM, GoNz0 said:

At that age it often does more for the resale value than dealer service as they get looked after better. I sold my wife's Corsa with a book of receipts and one advisory on all they MOT's and my 22 year old E36 went without it being driven due to another file of work and excellent MOT history.

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Too right it does, I looked at several E61s 'with full service records' yes all dealer stamped for the first three owners then the odd indi at 16k intervals, the one I bought had a inch thick A4 file with every receipt and MOT. Yes it was the higher mileage car but I know it has had thermostat, water pump, vanos actuators the list goes on... sure there are things to do and check but there is a whole list of things already done.

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Had these people come out to the house today to restore my headlights, ready for the MOT next month. They were a certain MOT failure. Took him between an hour and a half and two hours. Hopefully the car won't fail on anything else though.... I don't have a drill or any other equipment, so I had to pay to get it done, but I don't have the patience for that sort of thing anyway.

 

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1 minute ago, Deviant said:

Did he wet sand them or just machine polish? 

 

I didn't watch him doing it so I'm not sure. I wasn't sure they could actually be salvaged, even he said they were in pretty bad shape. He's been in the business for 10+ years I think he said, he knows what he is doing and does a lot of classic cars as well.

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I did mine by myself - my sister recommended a guy but when I phoned him to do mine he all of a sudden didn’t cover my area!

 

I tried the autoglym kit which worked for all of about six weeks before they went cloudy again.

 

I then did it the hard way with various grades of wet and dry (used wet) all the way up to 2000 grit followed by several coats of a specialist clear coat. Cut back and polish and as good as new again.

 

Easier to take the headlights off the car doing it this way. 

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2 minutes ago, Tuvoc said:

 

I didn't watch him doing it so I'm not sure. I wasn't sure they could actually be salvaged, even he said they were in pretty bad shape. He's been in the business for 10+ years I think he said, he knows what he is doing and does a lot of classic cars as well.

 

They look good, BMW lenses don't polish up like polycarbonate or whatever they use on other cars. 

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Yes, and his website says there is a 3 year guarantee on them - I won't have the car that long so good enough !

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3 hours ago, Deviant said:

 

BMW lenses don't polish up like polycarbonate or whatever they use on other cars. 

I don't claim to be an expert on BMW or other lenses but I'm pretty sure the E60 lenses are polycarbonate. All plastic BMW parts have an acromym on them indicating the plastic type. The lenses have >PC< on them. Dust covers have >PP<  (polypropylene) on them.

 

I'll be tackling my own soon enough.

 

Keliuss

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Another installment of what did you do to someone else's E60/61 today.

10:30 am a pre LCI 535d with wobbles around 70, front control arms starting to tear and the rear ones heading south as well, guys buying a kit and coming back for fitting.

12pm a LCI 535d polls up very slowly, DPF warning up and it cuts out if you do anything other than feather the pedal, I had already got him to dump a can of Normfest DPF cleaner in then drive up, turns out the last regen was 1500 miles ago and the stats are stuck open. Also a fault on injector 5, he is going to go and carry out the work then return for a checkup. Also replaced the 6 copper seals in the turbo oil dizzy block as it was leaking there.

7:30pm, an E61 M5 pulled up with an airbag light on, BST coded out and taken out for a run to demonstrate how it picks up above 6k. What a car!

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Thermostat, drop links and lower track control arms. The thermostat was a right twat to do, because the hose clips were at stupid angles and you couldn't get on them. 

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Replaced a duff parking sensor, a quick rub down of the face followed by a few light coats of Titan Silver and then a couple of coats of clear.  Popped the headlight off the car, duff sensor out, good one back in.  Job done!  Looks the business and PDC works properly again. 

 

Quick hoover inside - I can't go on a road trip with a dirty car!  Just not cricket!

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Took the small turbo off yesterday and returned it under warranty as oil was blowing by the cold side housing gasket, never did that until Midland Turbo got their hands on it. New gasket put on and hardly any fucks given by them, just handed back without any testing from the looks of it as it still had black oil in it.

This all came about due to my water pump shitting itself as I got home yesterday, bearings are beyond shagged so coolant was coming out, only lost a liter so no damage done.

I had a lucky escape there....

 

I also think my car is scared to go into Sytner Nottingham for warranty work as this is the 2nd time it's been off the road when it was due in, just had to change my booking :(

 

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Off to pick mine up from pro fusion.

New custom exhaust!.

Excited and skint.

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