How do i find out what my 530d came out the factory with?
Someone mentiond putting the vin number into a website but no idea what site it is.
Any help appreciated thanks
How do i find out what my 530d came out the factory with?
Someone mentiond putting the vin number into a website but no idea what site it is.
Any help appreciated thanks
Gents just want your opinion what would you think if someone park their car that close to yours?
Just had my MOT and it failed on just the 'front position lamp(s) not working', which i'm guessing is the left side angel eyes, anyone know if it's just one bulb or two? and if i can replace it without removing the headlight? seem's like a pain in the ass :/ thanks! 520D LCI E61 09
••• North Coast 500 •••
Is there anybody in the Scotland region that would be interested in making and event of this? (Or anyone who is willing to travel, everybody is welcome!)
For those who don't know what Coast 500 is. It's a 500 mile trip around the top coast of Scotland (Pretty self explanatory in the name I know but for those who don't know)
Never done it before but heard it's a great drive with great roads and loads of views.
Would be interested to see if anybody would be keen for this and also when we could plan it for?
Once I hear back from people I'll make it official and create a event if there's a good response!
Comment and let me know!
Tried putting my spoiler on but it wouldn't stay. I tried using 3M extreme double sided tape but it wouldn't stay at all. Any recommendations? I'd love to have this thing on
Has anyone fly eyed there lights wanna see what it looks like on a black e60 send pics
Any of the diesel guys running water meth injection?
Does anyone else have a bit of a juddery engine (535d) on idle when warming up. Not really cold but after driving a bit when you stop again in traffic. It's then smooth again when moving can feel the car shaking, maybe the odd misfire.
Not sure what it could be garage changed vacuum hoses and glow plug controller. Still does it.
Am I best getting parts from bmw or would these do?
The extent of the tyre failure on my e61. I think the tyre must of been failing for a while. It's not worn through. It's like it's delaminated.
Cars in the garage for exhaust manifold change, ive supplied the one pictured and theyre saying its the wrong one? E60 530d pre lci.
Had my e60 2 weeks now & I absolutely love it!!
It's a 2010/10plate 530d M-sport, Business Edition.
I just have a few questions tho
My new custom steering wheel has arrived
Bmw e60 530d drove to work last night power steering was not working was impossible to turn few revs was fine.
This morning started car up fine then left it outside the office key turned so I drive was running but not engine 5 minutes later was dead jump started it was ok then jus died bought a new Bosch battery that was huge and did my back in fitting it and cost me £270 got it tested only getting 11v-13v jumping up n down jus bought alternator £450 wondering if that would sort the power steering out I'm assuming even though it takes power steering fluid the alternator is messing up the power steering with low voltage ?
Who was the guy that specialised in gearboxs for these ? And instead of having the oil changed would a gearbox service cost much more ?
BMW diagnostikos ir elektros darbai Vilniuje
-Pririsu blokus, skydelius , sviesu blokus
-Atnaujinu softus dezem ir kitiem blokam
-Zemelapiu atnaujinimas CIC/NBT Sistemoms
-Surisu atsirisusius raktus
-Pilna issami diagnostika apie jusu automoboli
-Gamykliniu funkciju kodavimas (Placiau PM)
-Airbag klaidu isprogramavimas neatjungiant AIRBAG sistemos
-EGR ir DPF isprogramavimas
- ir kiti nestandartiniai darbai..
Turintiems kabelius konsultuoju
nuotoliniu budu, su klausimais i PM
Will I need to replace brake pads if I take apart the caliper to paint? Pads and discs still got loads of miles.
What's people's views on the 520ds are they any good, or just go for the 530d? Insurance seems similar everyone wants crazy money! Got a 320d e46 but it doesn't have enough power even mapped. Would love a 535d but that's not happening
Has anyone had their e60 in for swirl flaps, EGR, DPF, and a remap (anything else?) all at once? If so, what's were you quoted, and where did you have it done?:) looking to get all the "necessary" mods out the way in one foul swoop.
Anyone been successful in touching up your paint. I've got quite a few stone chips and trailing a few ways to touch up the paint.
Any tips from you guys.
I used 2000 grit wet and dry on the end of a pencil rubber, wax and grease remover to clean up and then touched up with colour and the clear. Will wait for a day to dry then sand and polish.
E60 2004 530d Idrive freezing and messin about, how do i fix it or what do i do??
Anyone able to point me in right direction Ireland btw..
Well fook me ! Has anyones dashcam EVER taken footage of a car going into a BMW Maindealer. Twice now mine has gone in, today to have a free wash and all the files captured are "unreadable". The seconds I drove up fine....the moment I got in the car to drive away fine....but the files inbetween ALL corrupted. Do they block them from working properly ?
Right bmw wizards. I know it's been on here loads but I've just driven 18 miles and my temperature hasn't gone above 70.. Is that alright?
Anyone give me some help on this,.. Got a 525d msport 05, it started holding back abit before the turbo come in and the revs seemed to be abit jumpy so I was told to unplug the air flow meter, that seemed to stop it so iv just left it unplugged but every now an the the engine man light comes up and on the bottem of the screen it's saying engine fault reduced power, it will start holding back before the turbo comes in an again the revs seem to be jumpy,.. Also iv noticed the sound of the car is different, like it's more deeper like some thing is blocked, but once iv knocked it off n on again to goes away, cheers
She looks so good at night
Life will be much easier for remappers
Alright lads, I'm just wanting some help/advice really.
I had my Bmw e60 520d lci mapped and had dpf took out in December and ever since on start up I get white/blue smoke. After a few minutes it's gone for the day.
Just wondering if this is normal? Or if not what the problem could be?
Il post a video of it
Thanks in advance
Hi guys I had to post this, As you know my cars up for sale around the 6k mark, just had a guy from this forum offer me 2k for it over messenger, I said are you joking lol he replied in light my 360i for less than 2k.
Well if he brings his 360i round to show me il bloody give him the car lmao
Why do people even bother with such things
I drive keeps crashing and not letting me do anything with it, any suggestions??
Ok all I'm going insane with trying to find a serious substance to stick my boot spoiler any suggestions
My 2007 LCI E60 523i Auto throws a gearbox error.
It only happens when I use kickdown and within seconds of lifting off accelerator, I slighty touch the brake and it throws the gearbox into limp mode. The fault clears when I pull over turn off the car and then turn it back on. Its been back and fourth with the garage. Im beginning to think it's the car protecting the gearbox.
Any help would be genuinely appreciated!
Anyone on here had to replace the torque converter on the 535d?
Thanks for the recommendation...can finally fix my parking lights. Now I have white pre lci led angel eyes....A right game trying to find lights that work on pre lci xenon
1 of my HID'S had just packed up. Do I get the same again or try these? Anyone tried these yet?
Hi all. We are scratching our heads. what are the correct tyre size or sizes for the 19" spider wheels. I appear to have 245s all round but all the tyre websites are saying it should have 275 rears.
I'm a manual type of guy and I had a 530D manual before but really want a 535D now, will I miss the clutch or will the power and smoothness make up for it. I had a E46 M3 smg a good few years ago and I missed the clutch a little then but I'm more of a family guy now and tbh the other half will drive it more than me anyways
Hello everyone! I need your help please!!! One of my glow plugs has been snapped and the head of it is stuck inside of the cylinder head. There is any chance to remove it without taking the cylinder head off?? Can anyone help with this please???
I keep seeing the same posts again and again... Now I know this is a discussion group, so the same questions will come up again and again... but...
Swirl Flaps - has my car got them?
DPF removal - what else do I need to do?
EGR valve issues?
My car is smoking... Injector change
and my biggest bug bears:
Is my car a PRE-LCI
My Halo's aren't bright enough...
Can we create some stickies or files that people can read up on first - or point members too to read first... I know there are 'Files' in the group...
Anyone that has done any of the above and wants to post their pictures and experiences of how stuff is changed...
Otherwise, we get the same questions again and again with the same answers that can be found by searching easily...
I have a manual 530D, which from my understanding isn't the easiest to come across considering how many are auto. I've also noticed that all 535D and upwards are auto. Does anyone here consider driving an auto fun? More fun than a manual? I've never seen the appeal which is why I specifically went for a manual, but it can't be THAT bad, can it?
spark plugs broken
When I bought my E60, it came with Landsail tyres. Ok I thought, I will pacify with them, see how they are. Perfectly fine in the dry. Not great in the rain. This morning, sideways down a short incline at low revs in the snow. These are getting binned asap.
Question for the knowledgable ones, as you can see my E60 has the orange lights as side lights (is this the us style side light? I don't know) anyway my angel eyes will sometimes flicker which leads me to the question, do they actually work but they have been uncoded for the us style side lights? Tia.
Alight guys I'm still struggling with a battery drain issue. Car drives fine. Started fine this morning, started fine after sitting 8 hours at work, wouldn't start after sitting 10 minutes at the store. Battery is less than 4 months old, IBS has been disconnected. I plan on taking the car to a dealership when I have time, but anything else I can try until then? Would the positive battery cable issue that was recalled have anything to do with it if it wasn't repaired by the previous owner? Could it possibly be a bad alternator, without a warning message coming up. Pfa.
Does anyone know how tinted are rear windows on lci models as I would like to match with fronts
Evening all... bit of advise.. having trouble shifting my E61.. car is in great shape with only 1 fault on the self levelling suspension.. it still sits fine and don't sag.. has mot till August and recently had new manifold.. 2 injectors and a few other bits..... it's done 313k miles and it's this that's puts people off... so honest opinions what's it worth?
E61 M Sports on 20s let's see them. Here's mine ATM (on 19s but going 20s soon) wanting to see how yours sit
Hi guys has anyone had any experience with these? Worth getting or not?
Look at this on eBay
Sooooo cracked manifold and hole in the egr pipe off the manifold
Was changing fog light bulb and notice that my headlights has washers but they not working any ideas what can be wrong?
So got my self the carly app. Ordered the adapter it arrived today had a wee play with it. It's not bad for an app. I think the best thing about it is the coding options. Just coded my halos and eyebrows to come on softly when unlocking. Am 1 happy lad. #simplethings
Does anyones welcome lights flicker like this when they unlock their car?
New battery fitted today and coded
Any recommendations about the e60 , 523 i . Petrol ? And does that engine come with aTurbo Charger?
Hello i can help for those who have inpa cable
-used modules making work on your car
-modules soft update , including gearbox and others
-OEM coding options (PM for this)
-airbag errors coding out
-egr and dpf off
and many more please ask PM for more questions
Why is my car making this horrible noise only started the other day HELP !?
Anyone had problems with radio going off at times? Sometimes it can happen a couple of times in one day but then can go a week without happening again? Sometimes it can be as simple as turning car off then back on or it turns itself back on. When it goes off tho i can still plug my phone in and use it thatway with no problems. Read on a bmw site that people with nav have these problems but mine doesnt have nav. Also if it were amp problems i would have thought it would stay off when i plug my phone into aux also?
Starting to think i bought a shed now...
Had thermostats done thursday last week... was fine and dandy and reaching temp. Today ive sat here for half hour and its only reached 84deg?
When there's no other spaces so you have to constantly keep an eye on her
Diagnostic tools ? Carly app but after something more advanced for e60 but which can also use on other cars - what you all using / recommend? Thanks in advance
These arrived this morning... Let's see what all the fuss is about! I'll do a before and after pic
Happy f@cking Monday. It's a good job these cars are amazing when they work and look great otherwise I can't think why we'd bother.
Hey guys, I just stumbled on a feature that I wasn't aware of on my car. My comfort seat can tilt the upper half of the backrest, wow so comfy now, why didn't I know this earlier lol !!!
So this got me thinking, what other cool features don't I know about, list them guys.
I'll start with a few that I've discovered along the way.
• if you position your mirror switch to the left side, when you put it in reverse it tilts down to see the kerb
• if you put your remote in the ignition it recharges it
• if you accidentally leave your key in the boot and close it, the boot will pop open again
• the USB in your middle console can play MP3s
• if you press and hold down the lock button on your remote it will close all windows, sunroof and also fold your mirrors
So let's see what else is out there
Hi all, recently purchased a 2007 523i auto. It has been serviced with air filter and spark plugs changed, however I seem to only be getting 21 - 23 mpg and I am not driving with a heavy foot, any ideas on why my mpg is so bad?
Anybody had trouble with bad reception on their car radio ? Mine struggles to even get radio 1 and 2, I know it's not just the area I'm living in coz it's absolutely fine in my jimny with a snapped aerial, not sure if it's related but my remote central locking only works when I'm stood right next to the car, even though I fitted a new remote battery
Just done a trip on the motorway and done over 120 miles, and the dashes next to the rev counter went down from 4 to 4.5. Is this normal
Ergggh god now the E61 is alarming about low oil level need to add a litre!
Ive bought it recently they did the oil! Agghh is this a faulty sensor or does it need oil this car is driving me mad...
Guys what's the deal with the screen size and that why do some have small screens and some have big screens ?
Advice please fellas. Overtaking hard today on a long uphill section. Car lost all power. Was in sport mode. It drove ok but appeared to be in limp mode so no power. No warnings on dash. Pulled over, turned off and back on and been fine since. 2007 535d with flappy paddle SAT box. What you reckon? Vac hoses? Just had 6 new injectors. No dpf. Dpf coded out. 145k miles. In for remap Tuesday. Thanks!
Hello I've just bought a egr valve bypass and when I've removed the engine cover I think I've bought the wrong 1 as mine has a electric module that the egr valve bolts onto or can you do away with that module or do I have to buy another egr valve bypass thanks in advance
I'm after some advice on what could be wrong with my E60 530d on a 05 plate
I had issues with the smell of fumes in the car on first start up and losing power between 2500-3000 rpm
I have changed the exhaust manifold as I was cracked in 4 places
Took it for a test drive when back together and still losing power
Any ideas please as this is really starting to bug me
Need a new front shock absorber....was thinking coilovers.....yes or no???.....any advice
Anyone know how the bulbs adjust up and down using the wheel button near the light switches? I've moved the wheel up and down and the bulbs don't seem to move. But, I've also had the headlights in pieces and I can't see anything that would move the bulbs up and down in any case, is there a motor I'm missing?
So my first post here but hopefully it'll help anyone who is looking to change their E60 lights to LED. Firstly I changed my number plate light bulbs to LED and quickly realised they were flicking which seems like a common problem on the E60. After doing a bit of research I realised I needed to learn how to use NCS to code out the hot/cold bulb checks. Doesn't matter in my experience whether they are cheap LED's or not, they all seem to flicker. I coded out all of the bulb checks and solved the number plate LED flicker. I then changed my angel eye bulbs to LED, easy. After research on which bulb to change to I also realised it didn't matter, the brighter they are the more they bleed and less they show the angel eye rings off. A standard forward facing LED was sufficient. But I still choose one with two side facing LED's as I felt a little bleed out made them look a bit brighter. I then ordered some 9000 lumen h7 low beam bulbs from China, Night Eye. Went to install them thinking they're h7 it'll be easy. No! BMW use metal retaining clips to hold the standard h7 bulb in place and they don't fit over the LED bulbs you buy. I scraped the retaining clips and made some small metal brackets which screwed in via the screws holding the retaining clip. Not hard but does require a little DIY to make fit. Easier to do all of this with the headlight out which is just 4 bolts per light. Pictures attached. Really pleased with the way they've turned out and up against my dads Audi with HID's they look much brighter.
So much better! Ebay isn't so bad after all.
My 520d on dyno today
I've had this read on a reader it's coming up as safe battery terminal I clear the code n it come back after I fly over a speed jump is there soming loose or any one know I've tryed all the plugs n bits they seem tight n clipped in well ?cheers
Changes are to be made to the MOT as part of a revised Roadworthiness Directive which comes into force from May 2017 and new technology is...
E60 m5 is really that terrible on reliability don't mind the fuel or servicing cost just want it not to break down all the time or are they just to highly strug
My new motor never had a bmw before and absolutely love it had it 3 days.
Its a 530d M sport, remap and swirl flap removal on the 11th march.
Help broken down
Auto box juddering
Burning smell from offside rear wheel
Power up and down ?
ARGH miles from homw
Guys where are the speaker wires on a 2007 535d in the boot
So it's official I want a Audi
I have bought 19" spiders and I am afraid there will be a big gap in the arch and will look silly...so my question is how much should I lower it by to get it just above the tire for a flush look. 35 or 50mm?
Hi after some advice. Got a 2005 530d and the turbo has developed the police siren noise. Guessing I need to have the turbo overhauled now wondering where to get it done and if anyone can recommend somewhere to get it done or if something else could cause this?!
Please explain to the group what you have done
Upgrading sound system? I read that all E60's come with subs under the driver and passenger seats? Mine doesnt seem to have them and the quality is crap for the spec of the car. Any suggestions?
My car battery is completely flat 535d.. it's been sat for a few weeks now and not had a proper run just a start here and there to move it about.. went to jump start it today off my mates 1.9 diesel and it just won't start just doesn't seem to have enough power to charge the battery. How much charge and power do these things need?
Can anyone help me out. I bought an m sport steering wheel. Its marked as 2009 but my car is pre LCI. How can I get this fitted? I spoke to an indy and he said the LCI use a different type of slip ring, would be hassle getting it to work on my car.
I thought that it would be a case of new slip ring and coding it to car with new airbag?
What's the et on spider alloys
Ok so euros list 3 different battery types for my pre lci e60 535d does anyone know which one is the right one or could it be any of them?
Just got back from Amsterdam and I left my car at my mum and dad's on Thursday and I've just got back to find my drives side rear footwell flooded ?!? Can only assume it was because of all the torrential rain we had from storm Doris, all the seals look good so can't see anywhere obvious where it would leak from, and my dad opened the door so I don't know whether it was closed properly, is hoping it wasn't closed properly and that's why it's leaked. Any advice guys ? Also how would be best to dry it, good old towel and hair dryer job
Thanks in advance :)
Anyone know where I can get a good / reasonably priced dpf from for a 2007 525 m sport ? I had mine gutted last month but the fumes are awful now - just choked out a family that walked behind my car as I was stationary- all coughing and pointing at my car
Just done my main thermostat was getting 85 max and dropping now im getting up to 97 is that a bit high
Thermostats last week.
I have a one owner from new 2008 535d lci m sport.
I'm the 2nd owner.
It has full bmw history. My independent garage that did the stats said it needs an oil change like...yesterday.
Coincidentally the service warning for oil came on yesterday.
It's a trusted garage and I have used them for years...but i still like to do my homework on what's needed.
So ...it's got 78k on the clock.
What, altogether should I be asking him to do?
I've asked him to find out about a gearbox service.
All advice appreciated ☺
Have any of ypu guys had the seat restraint fault come up on your e60? I have read you can bypass them on the pre lci but I cant find anything about the lci model. Amy ideas?
Anybody ever put a hybrid turbo fmic 535d injectors in there 530d what kind of gains can you make and are the 535 one a direct swap
Well the my pride and joy e60 went to her new home last night I was gutted to say the least and made the lad promise to look after it or I'll hunt him down.
Picked the new one up this aft and I'm impressed
Bored so found a new location to get some pictures! Give me a follow on instagram if you have it please https://instagram.com/mikehall_photography
Any 1 have same problem