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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys , need some help with my 525d e60. It's a 2006 and have recently been struggling to start in the cold, the car will just sit there turning over but not starting , eventually leading to a flat battery. On the occasions it does start it smokes white for a few mins and then goes normal. I...
  2. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi I recently bought a 525tds to use this winter. Therefore I wonder if there is a quick easy way to increase the turbo pressure. I have already installed an evry mod
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello everyone! I had one customer with his 2014 bmw f10 525d xdrive. First he came with blown turbo (the smaller one) the car was at 160~168k kms (99.4-104k miles). So what, the car had about 200mls oil in the intercooler wich is normal for a blown turbo. What happened? I removed the turbo and...
  4. General BMW Discussions
    Hi how’s it going was was at my battery yesterday and discovered all these wires was wondering if anybody had any idea what there for thanks again Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Well how’s it going got the auto box serviced a couple of days ago new bottom tray new oil filters the works. Today the engine management light came on today after I had done 100 miles city driving starting and stopping all day and then this warning came up INCREASED EMISSIONS! Was just...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I put a post up last week about my turbo making a noise I wasn’t thinking straight I only dipped the car yesterday there was no oil in the engine could that have affected the turbo the car is driving perfect boosting as well no more noises Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My 2003- 525 Diesel E39 model runs very well without any major problems. This morning started it, SWITCHED it off to get back in the house and IT WOULD CRANK but NOT START. Called AA home Start, who diagnosed it having "Low fuel Pressure" and asked me get a further check by a garage. Suggested...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello everyone. Ihave a diagnostics as follows: 003f57 charge air pressure controller 004242 glow plug cylinder 4 004587 heated fuel filter 009c77 auxiliary water pump 00a46d did malfunction due to peripheral The car starts great and there is runs well but time to time the top end...
  9. BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hi all I have fitted an M51 engine in my boat. all was going great until a cheap water hose collapsed and overheated the engine. I replaced the engine and fitted a brand new injector pump. The problem is that i'm getting no fuel at all out of the injectors when turning it over. when I turn the...
  10. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi everybody I'm after advice/help with a few problems.Over the last couple of weeks a few a few niggles have started happening to my pride and joy.It started with my key not being able to unlock the car but can lock it,everytime I started the car the radio didn't hold the station and was at max...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys Just a quick question about what could be the possible cause of a slight shake at 70mph + Car feels fine upto 70mph and then im feeling a slight wobble above that,its come on all of a sudden car was smooth as silk last week.I havent hit any pot holes or anything so it seems strange...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Well - Phew! just bought a 2007 60K KMs 525i Automatic Petrol. it drove CLEAN for 500 KMs then started getting all those messages Fault In Drive Transmission! Drive moderately DBC Failure!Drive Moderately Drive Contrl System Failure! Drive Moderately Start Assistant Inactive it appeared many...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi folks, I have a 2005 525 wagon. Noticed a musty smell inside car of late, almost like a dead animal!, then this morning missus gets in and "coolant low" warning comes and goes away. She takes it out anyway but doesn't get any more warnings. I have a look at coolant level when she comes...
  14. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hello guys i have good old bmw 525TDS M51 with electronic injection fuel pump that is making a lot of problems (lack of power,shaky idle etc) and i managed to buy mechanical VE pump from M21 that was kinda hard to find it now im interested in pump swap is it so simple? I would like to change it...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi folks, I have noticed a diesel leak coming from the number 3 injector on my engine. I've checked it with the engine running to try and identify where it is coming from and it seems to be from the rubber hoses that come out of the sides of the injectors (fuel return hoses? :confused ) . I...
  16. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    i am looking into swapping a 525 m20 engine into my 520(slug). would anyone know if there is any conflict with using the rest of the 520 drive train? autobox and diff etc? would be good to know but its hard to find any info out there because most sensible people would be putting an m50 vanos...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Dear knowledgeable forum members, I have a 2008 E60 525 petrol with the N53 engine. I have owned the vehicle for 3 years and it has 53k on the clock. Until a few weeks ago it has been running perfectly but then suddenly began to randomly in the iDrive show the dreaded "Engine fault reduced...
  18. The I Section- I-drive, I-pods and I-phones
    Hi Guys, I've spent ages research in this. I want an inexpensive option to play music through my iPhone 6 in my 2007 E60 525. I like the Dension Gateway 500 option but it's pricey. As an interim solution I would like to connect to my aux port at the rear of the central console and run the...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    as the title says my 525tds is not good at the min, when i drive it and get out on the open road say in 2nd gear and i put my "boot" to the floor to speed up. It has no power to speak of and judders a bit at times until it builds up to about 2500-3000 rpm then it throws you back in the seat(sort...
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, Having ventured away from BMW as my main drive to Mercedes 3 years ago I am back to BMW. I have not had a good experience with the Merc C Class 320 Cdi. It has a nice 3.0L V6 engine but the build quality is not that good. I have had a few big bills maintaining the car and having spotted...
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