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13 hours ago, mpgscott said:

Nice one, did you do this yourself?

yea, I friend is a Land Rover Specialist, and I spend most of my spare time down there mucking about.

 

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I got caught out while topping up my screen wash today, fluid started pouring out by the negative battery terminal! After my panic subsised thinking the recent cold weather had cause a pipe to burst, I found out that apparently this is the overflow valve. But what a silly place to put it, even if it's not an electrical hazard your average Joe isn't going to know that.

 

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But you can smell it's screenwash, and if it has only just appeared whilst topping it up should be an easy link to make. 

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Well yes obviously I knew it was screenwash :D but I wasn't expecting to see it start pouring out at the top of the engine bay! Why not channel the overflow valve so it drips on the road rather thall all over the earth terminal, typical BMW.

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23 minutes ago, edd_jedi said:

Well yes obviously I knew it was screenwash :D but I wasn't expecting to see it start pouring out at the top of the engine bay! Why not channel the overflow valve so it drips on the road rather thall all over the earth terminal, typical BMW.

I had a lad here and spotted a golf tee in the pipe. I asked if he had been having fun filling it up, when I explained what the pipe was for he wasn't a happy bunny :lol:

Several expletives about how long it took to fill...

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1 hour ago, edd_jedi said:

Well yes obviously I knew it was screenwash :D but I wasn't expecting to see it start pouring out at the top of the engine bay! Why not channel the overflow valve so it drips on the road rather thall all over the earth terminal, typical BMW.

 

Because the air needs to rise out of the bottle. If you pointed it downwards it would end up syphoning out all the fluid above this point. 

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Ah, makes sense. I heard that the majority of cars do not have the plastic trim mine has covering the valve, maybe they removed it because it was confusing simple people like me! :)

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34 minutes ago, edd_jedi said:

Ah, makes sense. I heard that the majority of cars do not have the plastic trim mine has covering the valve, maybe they removed it because it was confusing simple people like me! :)

More like a cost saving exercise knowing BMW

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On 3/1/2021 at 9:36 AM, Pissant said:

yea, I friend is a Land Rover Specialist, and I spend most of my spare time down there mucking about.

 

Excellent, always good to have a pal in the know with the tools.  Oh it would be great to have a four poster lift available think how nice that would be other than being on your back :-)

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Trying to get my 535d back on the road , its been sat for over 12 months , I got a new battery last week , fitted it , drove it around the block no faster than 20 mph , left it running on the drive and it just stopped with fault code "p3264" no fuel in the fuel line that I can see when I pop the bonnet .
I'm hoping its only the fuel filter clogged or the fuel pump, I'm getting a diagnostic check on it next week .
It may have to go to the grave yard hopefully not as I got a decat pipe to fit to it , its already been mapped to 350 bhp dpf gutted etc .. its been great fun over the years but I may have to just cut my losses .

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56 minutes ago, edd_jedi said:

Today I gave the interior a much needed clean, the joy of kids! :shock:

 

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This highlights a feature i love about the 5 - the plastic backed seats. A great design knowing the car would be used for families. I wouldn't want to imagine what that would be like trying to clean Cloth seats, or even the Nappa leather. 

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Sat in the cold for 90 mins waiting on the breakdown lot after she crapped out on the motorway. :sad:

Heard a slight bang from the engine then most of the power vanished and the engine sounded really ragged managed to nurse her to the hard shoulder safely luckily.  Still starts and idles really rough bit cuts out as soon as you apply any power. 

Had all my buddies chime in with their thoughts, so far had:

1-Bottom end bearings

2-Turbo

3-Head Gasket

4-Diesel Pump 

God knows at this point, got my mechanic buddy (who thinks turbo) coming over to look at it tomorrow! Hope its not the end for my poor E60, she was only 4k miles off hitting 200k!! 59 plate 520d auto.

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19 minutes ago, Modge said:

Sat in the cold for 90 mins waiting on the breakdown lot after she crapped out on the motorway. :sad:

Heard a slight bang from the engine then most of the power vanished and the engine sounded really ragged managed to nurse her to the hard shoulder safely luckily.  Still starts and idles really rough bit cuts out as soon as you apply any power. 

Had all my buddies chime in with their thoughts, so far had:

1-Bottom end bearings

2-Turbo

3-Head Gasket

4-Diesel Pump 

God knows at this point, got my mechanic buddy (who thinks turbo) coming over to look at it tomorrow! Hope its not the end for my poor E60, she was only 4k miles off hitting 200k!! 59 plate 520d auto.

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I'll go for the chain jumping the cam sprocket :(

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2 hours ago, GoNz0 said:

Have you scanned for codes yet?

 

Not yet, had to belt off for work pretty soon after it got dropped off, although nothing at all coming up on the idrive.  If my mate hasnt figured out what is wrong with it by the time Im back I will dig out the scanner and see whats what.:wacko:

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Can you coding to make it be sent to me so i can make one on my 3d printer?? What do you think?

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Replaced the clutch pedal bushes. It only had minor play but I bought the bushes and was determined I'd get them done, not an easy job with the pedal box in place. I also got bushes for the brake pedal but could not get it's pin budging at all, made me wonder if it's glued - play isn't much either so I'll just let sleeping dogs lie.

 

Fitted the new bonnet release lever/OBD mount. The latches on the slam panel were sticking, I greased them up once I'd broken the lever opening the bonnet.

 

Replaced the alternator to glow plug relay cable. With the weather warming up my glow plug faults are sliding down the priority list but I'll get round to them soon.

 

Removed the sun bleached purple parcel shelf and gave it a couple of coats of spray dye. I'll see how it looks tomorrow, ran out of the pitiful 150ml spray cans so I'm undecided whether to continue trying to dye it or just get some fabric and recover it.

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I'm playing the waiting for the RAC game now - expansion tank just decided to crack and let all the coolant out!!!!!! 

RAC guy has gone to get me a new one!!! 

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Had to stop 3 times on a 74 mile round trip today due to limp mode. Only way to clear is to switch ignition off and back on.

Getting a 3F57 Boost pressure plate fault which I believe means the variable vanes in the turbo are sticking (or the actuator is dying). Pre-LCI 525d

Anyone got any idea whether the turbo treatments that you pour into the tank do anything? For £25 for 2 bottles I might have to find out before admitting defeat and investigating further...

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