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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By 520itouring
What happens at 0?

Hey guys I had an e39 520 touring auto and it would run out of fuel with 20miles showing on the range left me a few miles from a fuel station a couple if times.

I've heard that in manual cars you...
Forum: General BMW 09-26-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By 520itouring
Best oils for turbo diesels 04plate

Hey guys I've got two diesels one 525d and one 320d. Both late 2004. I need to service them both and need to know what the best oils for them are. They are getting on a little and the engines are...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By 520itouring
Replacing exhaust manifold on 525d

Hey guys my manifold turns out to have two cracks. Now my question is.
Can a manifold frm an lci 525d be used to replace mine (pre lci)

Secondly what bits and pieces will i need. And also does...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,796
Posted By 520itouring
Normal operating temperature

Any idea what the temp needs to be for a dpf regen?


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By 520itouring
Effects of incorrect oil in 525d

Thanks. It was the previous owner who had clearly skimped on servicing the car.


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,796
Posted By 520itouring
Normal operating temperature

Anyone know what a 525d should run at? I been monitoring on my 20 mile commute but never seems to get above 85


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By 520itouring
Effects of incorrect oil in 525d

Hey guys. Bought this car with a few gremlins. I'm needing to know what symptoms of incorrect oil in a diesel would be? And is there anyway of being able to tell?

Also got a rough idle and slight...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By 520itouring
Just got a 97 328i (:

Maybe get the mirrors colour coded and the door handles?


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,548
Posted By 520itouring
BMW links (Motherlode)

Is there anything available for diesels? In particular e60 525d? I think it's an m57? Can't remember off the top of my head.

I have some annoying misfire symptoms but I know diesels aren't...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By 520itouring
Door opening while driving?

Haha you think that's bad? Idrive pinged up with message BONNET OPEN as I was doing a 'small amount' above the national speed limit (70mph). Needless to say I pulled over very quickly. Jumped on the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By 520itouring
Help with I drive please

So can I add an aux input for the stereo?


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-24-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By 520itouring
I took a punt at 2stroke oil in with the fuel and...

I took a punt at 2stroke oil in with the fuel and it's made quite a difference. Smells a little different but the misfire is definitely less. The car seems to run smoother and the smoking on start up...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By 520itouring
2stroke oil in tank to run smoother diesel

Hey guys ie been reading around about people putting 2 stroke oil in with their diesel to make the car run smoother.

Can anyone chime in as I whether this is dangerous for an e60? Ie got a 525d...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-22-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By 520itouring
E60 525d smoking on start and diesel smell in cabin

It has a very slight misfire once fully warmed up on idle. But does not seem to have any misfire issues through the rev range. If I give it a bit of stick the power is all there but back on idle it...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-22-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By 520itouring
E60 525d smoking on start and diesel smell in cabin

Also I located the map sensor. Should I be able to turn it loosely? Or should it not move at all?


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-22-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By 520itouring
E60 525d smoking on start and diesel smell in cabin

I took the maf out last night ad cleaned it out car idles and accelerates a little better but still has a slight jumpy feel like a kangaroo kick out of nowhere. I'm guessing its the egr that needs...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By 520itouring
E60 525d smoking on start and diesel smell in cabin

Ok had the car hooked up to a snap on diagnostic system. Came up with maf failure and egr failure(which would explain the engine light on) the interesting part was misfire cylinders 1-6 and glow plug...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By 520itouring
E60 525d smoking on start and diesel smell in cabin

That's what I thought. Could it be a leaking injector? That's leaking overnight. As the smoke gets worse as the car sits for longer.


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-20-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By 520itouring
E60 525d smoking on start and diesel smell in cabin

Leaking coolant ie head gasket? The car doesn't seem to be loosing any thoigh


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By 520itouring
E60 525d smoking on start and diesel smell in cabin

Hey guys, guess this is the best place for this post as it could be an issue with other bmws.

Right. It's a 525d 2004 (dec)
When I start the car after its been sitting for over 12-15 hours it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By 520itouring
Found a loose connector in my boot don't know what it's for

So I was poking around when I took the picture. I found my micro processor sitting behind the left hand side cover of the boot. Evidence there was water ingress and the whole floor pan in that area...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By 520itouring
Help with I drive please

Wow how much has that set you back?


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By 520itouring
Help with I drive please

So is there anything that I can do within the unlocked menu or is that for reference purposes only?


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By 520itouring
Found a loose connector in my boot don't know what it's for

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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By 520itouring
Help with I drive please

Hi guys I've got a 54plate (dec04) 525d and I've seen some other same year models with an I drive system that basically puts mine to shame.
Can I upgrade the software? Is it a simple process? I...
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