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39 minutes ago, J.Sayer said:

Bit confused with fog light bulbs....

 

Mines the Lci (2009) msport e60 with adaptive xenon, which fog light bulbs do I have on the fronts. H8? 

HB4 55W https://www.realoem.com/bmw/en/showparts?id=PX92-EUR-12-2009-E61N-BMW-535d&diagId=63_0879

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12 hours ago, J.Sayer said:


Cheers!!

Can anybody recommend decent bulbs to make the fog lights match the xenons? Without expensive HID kits!

 

https://www.hids-direct.co.uk/mtec-12v-55w-cosmos-blue-hid-class-upgrade-bulbs-select-bulb-type/

 

^ I’ve had these in the front fogs for 10 years. Still going amazingly well. 

 

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On 27/11/2019 at 21:42, dirtydirtydiesel said:

I'd have it towed, a busted timing chain writes these off.


Pleased to say it made it to the garage.. I have never driven a car so gingerly and carefully in my life! Will report back when the job is done and really interested to hear the difference in how the overall noise from the valvetrain and timing gear, etc sounds in comparison once it’s done. 

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Fitted my new private plates yesterday! On the downside, been having some issues when starting the car cold and also when driving along sometimes can hear it struggle... mate plugged it in and found a few codes.... glow plug, dpf, turbo air cool (or something) and a couple others... cleared them, running for 48 hours then scanning again to determine which were old and which are still at fault.

 

i’m thinking glow plugs and possibly an injector fault... discovered last mot that fuel filter hadn’t been changed since factory fit (2009) and was disgusting...

 

 

see what happens in a few days!

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As I was changing the oil and oil filter today I changed the two gaskets in the oil filter housing heat exchanger so that is another of the 'they all do that' jobs ticked off the list.

Still on the to do list are change the CCV, clean the vanos filters and check the disas, added to the list is get the gear box filter and mecatronics sleeve changed because there is definitely oil escaping from the front of the gearbox.

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Picked up the car from the specialist post timing chain replacement. It’s a real peace of mind to know it’s done. He showed me the old one and it wasn’t too stretched actually.. said he has seen far worse!

 

Motor does seem a fair bit quieter and smoother now but maybe that’s just in my mind, don’t know.

 

only issue is PDC seems to be dead now :( 

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23 minutes ago, chicaneuk said:

Picked up the car from the specialist post timing chain replacement. It’s a real peace of mind to know it’s done. He showed me the old one and it wasn’t too stretched actually.. said he has seen far worse!

 

Motor does seem a fair bit quieter and smoother now but maybe that’s just in my mind, don’t know.

 

only issue is PDC seems to be dead now :( 

What state were the tensioners in?

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3 hours ago, GoNz0 said:

What state were the tensioners in?


He said whilst the chain was ok the tensioners were well past their best! 

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52 minutes ago, chicaneuk said:


He said whilst the chain was ok the tensioners were well past their best! 

Yeah ignoring those going is what kills the chain!

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Anybody have any knowledge about the code 3f35? Can hear a hissing sound when revving at idle, also struggles a bit when turbo kicks in but still pulls.

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2 hours ago, J.Sayer said:

Anybody have any knowledge about the code 3f35? Can hear a hissing sound when revving at idle, also struggles a bit when turbo kicks in but still pulls.

As you probably guessed by the hissing it is to do with charge air monitoring at idle, best bet is you either blew the pressure sensor clean out the top of the inlet or you have a boost leak elsewhere.

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57 minutes ago, GoNz0 said:

As you probably guessed by the hissing it is to do with charge air monitoring at idle, best bet is you either blew the pressure sensor clean out the top of the inlet or you have a boost leak elsewhere.


sorry just realised i misworded it.... the hissing is when I’m revving in Park, not idle! 

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3 hours ago, J.Sayer said:


sorry just realised i misworded it.... the hissing is when I’m revving in Park, not idle! 

Bit odd but I would still be looking for a leak, N or P is the same but P has thrown the locking bolt.

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1 hour ago, GoNz0 said:

Bit odd but I would still be looking for a leak, N or P is the same but P has thrown the locking bolt.


I think I’m just confusing my words up and making myself look silly haha, joys of alternate night/day shifts messing with my head...

 

it’s booked in to have glow plugs replaced and to look more for leaks, buddy thinks its the seal pipe on the turbo!

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