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Bugger, hope the rebuild isn’t going to be too hard on the wallet! I have an N47 in my F11. Does cause my some concern I have to say.........:unsure:

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1 hour ago, GStarrr said:

Bugger, hope the rebuild isn’t going to be too hard on the wallet! I have an N47 in my F11. Does cause my some concern I have to say.........:unsure:

 

What mileage? I would get the chain done as a matter of course, just swallow the cost. That's what I wish I had done 

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Right, now going for a new engine

 

As well as the damage in the pics, a glow plug has snapped off and nearly all valves are leaking.

 

No words apart from F**K THE N47 POS

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13 hours ago, jwarrens84 said:

Had my N47 timing chain done at 90k, then 2 years later the HPFP failed, they found metal fillings in cyclinder 4, I then gave up.

 

The N47 is an absolute lemon!

 

It's a disaster, why the hell did I buy one. 

 

Where do you think the fillings came from? Did your chain break? 

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So have bought these:

 

 

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There is nothing wrong with the new engine as far as I know but I'm still getting the chain done regardless.

 

Total cost so far £1350 

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3 minutes ago, Piper said:

 

It's a disaster, why the hell did I buy one. 

 

Where do you think the fillings came from? Did your chain break? 

 

They found metal fillings in the intake manifold, EGR & cyclinder chamber. The other worrying bit was the end of the glow plug was missing, these were replaced last year.

 

Bit of mystery, so it was either the HPFP or the glow plug lunged the engine, which is crazy as the injector is high precision.

 

Look in BMWCAR magazine March 2019 page 88. Nice article on this.

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39 minutes ago, jwarrens84 said:

 

They found metal fillings in the intake manifold, EGR & cyclinder chamber. The other worrying bit was the end of the glow plug was missing, these were replaced last year.

 

Bit of mystery, so it was either the HPFP or the glow plug lunged the engine, which is crazy as the injector is high precision.

 

Look in BMWCAR magazine March 2019 page 88. Nice article on this.

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Thanks for that. I might as well get it done. Need to find the part number. 

 

I'm going to be keeping this car for years lol

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On 14/03/2019 at 17:45, Piper said:

 

What mileage? I would get the chain done as a matter of course, just swallow the cost. That's what I wish I had done 

 

Its only on 53k at the min. But I reckon I might only keep the car for another year. Too many things about the F11 don’t make it as ‘good’ a car as it is portrayed to be........

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Other parts ive bought - timing chain cover gasket, HPFP and sump gasket

 

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^Bought the above cover and gasket from Sytner, half the price of ebay! 

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What is it with second hand E60 Sport front bumpers? All of them, cracked, broken, basically worthless but ebay sellers want £200 for them. The rectangular shaped holes on the top edge clip into a fixing just under the wing, if they are broke then the bumper is useless. 

 

Finding a good M5 bumper for less than £400 is a challenge also. 

 

Then it would be £250 for a respray. 

 

So...i bought a replica M5 bumper from Bulgaria, painted and delivered for £229.

 

The fit is....shit.

 

But from a distance looks decent...E60/E61 M5 one of the best looking BMWs ever made IMO! 

 

Will be fitting fogs soon. Yep, as always, car needs a wash

 

 

 

 

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OK so in one of those mad ebay moments, I've bought myself a set of 20" Style 152 alloys. 10j rears! 

 

These were an Individual option, only available (I think) if you had chosen an Individual package. Rare as rocking horse s**t! You will not see these on the road. 

 

Gonna get them on the E61....if they fit! 

 

Edit - sold em for an £80 loss.

 

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2 hours ago, Piper said:

OK so in one of those mad ebay moments, I've bought myself a set of 20" Style 152 alloys. 10j rears! 

 

These were an Individual option, only available (I think) if you had chosen an Individual package. Rare as rocking horse s**t! You will not see these on the road. 

 

Gonna get them on the E61....if they fit! 

 

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Should fit fine, the E6x range shared the same sizes (more or less) and offsets :)

 

Some 12mm spacers should have them sitting nicely ;) 

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3 hours ago, d_a_n1979 said:

 

Should fit fine, the E6x range shared the same sizes (more or less) and offsets :)

 

Some 12mm spacers should have them sitting nicely ;) 

Thanks Dan, just trying to research the right size tyre. Fronts are already lowered by 30mm

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5 hours ago, Piper said:

Thanks Dan, just trying to research the right size tyre. Fronts are already lowered by 30mm


IIRC 245/40s front and 275/35 rears. That’s what the E63 6’ers and E65 7’ers run FYI.

 

Should be fine for your E60. Maybe 5mm hubcentric shims May have them sitting better, if they’re not that too tucked into the arches :) 

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44 minutes ago, d_a_n1979 said:


IIRC 245/40s front and 275/35 rears. That’s what the E63 6’ers and E65 7’ers run FYI.

 

Should be fine for your E60. Maybe 5mm hubcentric shims May have them sitting better, if they’re not that too tucked into the arches :) 

 

I think the rolling radius would be wrong then tho...? 

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17 hours ago, Piper said:

 

I think the rolling radius would be wrong then tho...? 


Sorry pal, 245/35 fronts, 275/30s rears

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Update:

 

Had an oil leak and a need for more power...so....

 

Oil injector seals replaced

Rocker cover gaskets replaced

 

A 240bhp remap with DPF and ERG delete...

 

Makes a massive difference!

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So more pain...

 

...the car had a sudden hard brake pedal, obvs vaccum problem.

 

Hose, o rings, servo...simple fix?

 

Nope! On the N47 there is a vac pump combined in with the oil pump...inside the sump!

 

So sump off, replacement pump and genuine gasket fitted (not by me). Got them at great price.

 

Got new discs and pads all round as well plus fuel/oil/air/pollen filter change. Excellent prices on eBay at the moment with these codes they keep sending me.

 

Car didn't like starting in the cold so new Hitachi glow plug module fitted.

 

New Dayco drive belt fitted also.

 

Gearbox level checked - all good.


All in all this car owes now me approx £11,000. Looks like I'll be keeping it for another couple of years!

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