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16 hours ago, GoNz0 said:

This was me keeping the language down due to my lad being on the yard but I decided to get the video running before I checked the bolts as I knew they would be wrong.

Never expected this!

 

 

 

I not sure they ever use a torque wrench as there is a risk of stripping the threads on the aluminium firewall. However, when I had an oil change, I observed them tightening the oil filter cap and drain plug with torque wrench.

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I not sure they ever use a torque wrench as there is a risk of stripping the threads on the aluminium firewall. However, when I had an oil change, I observed them tightening the oil filter cap and drain plug with torque wrench.
The middle 2 are on a removable mount but still no excuse for finger tight.

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Had the car hooked up to comp to find there were zero engine errors! Much to my relief after just getting the car. Was expecting at least a glow plug or egr related one but nope. 

 

Also used the hidden menu for the first time and checked the coolant temps and took a while but got to 96 and stayed there even when I had stopped for a few min. 

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39 minutes ago, fizz said:

Had the car hooked up to comp to find there were zero engine errors! Much to my relief after just getting the car. Was expecting at least a glow plug or egr related one but nope. 

 

Also used the hidden menu for the first time and checked the coolant temps and took a while but got to 96 and stayed there even when I had stopped for a few min. 

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You have a warning light on dash?.

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96ºc is the temp it tends to get to when trying to do a DPF regen. 

 

It should be sat at 89-91ºc normally depending on the thermostat fitted. 

 

You will soon get used to when it is trying to do a regen, sounds a bit gruffer, holds onto hears longer etc. etc. 

 

I would take it for a good run keeping an eye on temperature, it will go from 90ish to 96ºc after 20 mins or so, ythen keep driving round for 20 minutes more and it will suddenly drop back again, you will feel less vibration and the gears changing quicker around 1800rpm instead of trying to hold on to 2600rpm when doing the regen. 

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1 minute ago, fizz said:

Ahh I turned the bugger off then so how will that affect the regen? 

It will resume next time it is hot enough.

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Oil and oil filter change today, plus air filter(bugger of a job), tried to change rear diff oil but don't have a 14mm allen bit so one is on order a job for next week now.

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Remove gearbox, clutch and flywheel. Clutch and flywheel are both well past their sell by date. Now need to order the driveshaft donut and gear selector seal as noticed that both need replacing.

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My 545 failed it's MOT. Broken spring, track rod end and despite passing it's emissions it failed on blue smoke.

 

I cannot even get my car to a specialist now the MOT has expired. I think my e60 ownership is going to be short.

 

 

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On 6/24/2019 at 9:39 PM, Chu said:

You have a warning light on dash?.

Given the OP stated no codes stored I would punt for low fuel, happens in my 530i quite often. :)

IIRC you can change the remaining range that it lights the warning at with Carly etc.

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2 hours ago, JasonH said:

Blue smoke might be a blocked CCV or if you are unlucky it could be the valve stem oil seals. 

Ccv sre fine. It's the seals.

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Took mine in this morning for four wheel alignment and a new rocker cover gasket. 

 

I haven't driven it in over a week so I’m having withdrawal symptoms. Really looking forward to having it back on the road after all the work I’ve done on it. 

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Every 2/3 weeks, getting the E60 LCi 530d to regenerate by driving up and down the dual carriageway. Back pressure at idle 30+ mb to 4mb and previously 45mb to 7mb. Short trips to shops and school runs (walking distance!) don't help and thus my services will be required in 3 weeks time :roll:

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I always found my 530d started to regen just as I was driving round town. 

 

I also found that driving at 40-50mph got the regen done far quicker than driving on the dual at 70mph.

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6 hours ago, fizz said:

Today i found out that the car has a 6 CD changer right at the back of the glove box. lol

 

I found an iPod interface in the same place so bought a used iPod that now lives in the glove box, it works well but I do need to replace the standard speakers.

Plenty of audio threads on here so lots to think about.

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Flywheel and clutch fitted. More or less all back together. Just need to fit the gear knob and gaiter, connect the battery then it’s test drive time.

Not the worst clutch to change but I’ll not be rushing to do it again.

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After what felt like a never ending saga the car is back together following a clutch and flywheel replacement (along will gear linkage overhaul). First test drive went well. Noticeably lighter clutch with shorter engagement point, nice smoother feel to the gear change and a lot less play in the linkage.

Second test drive didn’t go as well. Engine management light came on. No warning triangle though and no messages in the idrive. Hooked up to the laptop and post cat lambda sensor reading leaner than expected. Dis diagnosis suggests faulty connectors, the ones that were disconnected to get the gearbox out. Fault has cleared itself so looks like they need another clean. Oh the joy of removing all the plastic covers again.

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Congrats on tackling the clutch + DMF DIY B).

 

1 hour ago, RandomName said:

...clutch with shorter engagement point, nice smoother feel to the gear change...

 

Agreed, LUK clutch (with existing DMF here). Less drag from the thrust bearing makes first easier to slot in when idling at traffic lights. I still crunch gears occasionally when changing with pace due to the early bite point. After ~600 mixed urban miles I gave it a bit of a blast, much improved bite under power which gave a hard shock to the rest of the drive train on lifting the clutch at high revs. I need to be a bit less harsh in future.

 

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7 hours ago, DarkHorse said:

Congrats on tackling the clutch + DMF DIY B).

 

 

Its not the first time I’ve pulled a gearbox out of a car but it has been 20 years from I was being paid to do that sort of work :-) In saying that the cars I use to be paid to work on were a bit more French.

As said, the e61 wasn’t the worst to work on even though I was pulling the box out with a jack and some axel stands. Torquing the aluminium bolts in the bell housing was a tense moment though.

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