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The oil is normal, never had a pipe off one yet without it as it's oil condensing in the intercooler being drawn into the intake from the CCV

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Now cleared. Did 300 miles today going down south to see family and coming back. Reminds me why I bought the car. Super smooth and could drive it all day. 
 

economy still crap though and the kickdown thing with the revs is still odd. It’s almost like a cvt but it’s not slipping as speed still rises. 

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I did a run to Wembley & back a month ago, I got high 40's averaging 80mph

My overall for the trip was 45mpg.

Knocking about at home, to & from work I get 32mpg

In this frosty weather allowing the car to warm up while I scrape the windows this has dropped to 30mpg

We had some heavy traffic for a while due to road work's,  6 miles of start/ stop 10 mph max,

Still achieved 28mpg.

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Ok thanks. Have ordered the glow plug controller and glow plugs so will hopefully fit one night this week. 
 

car was in having the battery cable recall done today. They gave the car a full check and everything looks good apart from a cracked spring so will get that done under warranty. Picked the car up and all was fine, then drove it later in the evening and the Idrive didn’t boot up properly. Just got stuck on black screen with the clock showing in the bottom right bug with no numbers. I should have taken a picture really. 
 

I have literally no toys on the car so no nav, Bluetooth etc I restarted the car and it all came on. I’ll mention it to bmw but think it’s odd it did it the same day it came back from the battery cable recall. 

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On 11/20/2019 at 3:54 PM, GoNz0 said:

If you have a Windows laptop buy the switched dcan cable from Jimmy at cableshack who is a forum vendor on here then ask me for the link to ISTA and you can do proper diagnostics. Plenty of i us will guide you and I'm more than happy to do remote desktop if you get stuck, it's a bonus if your WiFi reaches the car!


have a k-line cable on the way. What do I need to do to get the diagnostics up and running? I don’t have a windows laptop at the moment but might be able to borrow one from work. Any issue if it windows 10?

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You will need to borrow one, windows 10 is fine with the current provided tools that come with the cable.

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Got INPA set up and working checked error codes and cleared a couple of odd ones that I assume are old. 
 

so what else can I do with this software. Can it read live data?

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6 minutes ago, RanchoGrande said:

is there a version of INPA that works inside windows 10? I currently have it setup using a windows xp emulator. It's not a particularly smooth way to do it!

Install the standard tools package, it works on x64 bit and windows 10

https://www.bimmergeeks.net/downloads

 

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On 12/8/2019 at 8:11 PM, GoNz0 said:

Install the standard tools package, it works on x64 bit and windows 10

https://www.bimmergeeks.net/downloads

 


Sorry to hijack this thread but ive currently got NCS Dummy, NCS expert and Tool32 installed. What differences are there between the link you posted and what ive already got?

Is it work me getting rid of my current tools and using the link you posted?

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18 minutes ago, fizz said:


Sorry to hijack this thread but ive currently got NCS Dummy, NCS expert and Tool32 installed. What differences are there between the link you posted and what ive already got?

Is it work me getting rid of my current tools and using the link you posted?

Very little m8

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3 minutes ago, GoNz0 said:

Very little m8


cool... thought as much. I get lost with the existing tools already! :D 

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Hi all,

 

Been a while since ive been on here - been manic at work but have got the car running perfectly now. Replaced the glow plug module and glow plugs and the lumpy cold start has gone. Some new discs as well. Also had a remap done which is fantastic, not too over the top but feels great. Also realised that the MPG indicator is under reading by 4 mpg.

 

Next job is the gearbox service. I've got all the bits just not got the time!

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Tom-P said:

Also realised that the MPG indicator is under reading by 4 mpg


So in the idrive menu you have the option to select UK MPG as opposed to the US MPG calculator so might be worth checking what it's set to. 

Good to hear the car is running much better mate. :)

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On 2/12/2020 at 10:16 AM, fizz said:


So in the idrive menu you have the option to select UK MPG as opposed to the US MPG calculator so might be worth checking what it's set to. 

Good to hear the car is running much better mate. :)

 

^^^ I did not know that. It is obvious that you would need to but I had assumed it was set by the market location in the VO.

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4 hours ago, Keith_H said:

 

^^^ I did not know that. It is obvious that you would need to but I had assumed it was set by the market location in the VO.

 

Guess who had to go out and explore the idrive menu!

Alas it is UK a gallon of super unleaded I get through every 12 miles on the London commute, thank the Lord I don't do it every day.

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13 hours ago, Keith_H said:

 

Guess who had to go out and explore the idrive menu!

Alas it is UK a gallon of super unleaded I get through every 12 miles on the London commute, thank the Lord I don't do it every day.


Everyday is a school day and the various things i learn about the E60 and it's quirks never fail to surprise me. lol. 

The sliding arm rest was the last thing i found by mistake as it happens! :D

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22 hours ago, Keith_H said:

 

Guess who had to go out and explore the idrive menu!

Alas it is UK a gallon of super unleaded I get through every 12 miles on the London commute, thank the Lord I don't do it every day.

That makes me feel much better about my 30 mpg around town :ph34r:

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On 2/14/2020 at 8:33 PM, dirtydirtydiesel said:

That makes me feel much better about my 30 mpg around town :ph34r:

You are welcome.

I did manage 33 mpg on the four hundred mile round trip to Yorkshire and back crossing London twice.

 

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That was a long day but I would have been happy to do another two or three hundred miles, such a great mile muncher despite the M Sport suspension and rubber band tyres.

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