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  1. 530 diesel puff of smoke and other odd stuff

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi Im considering buying a 530 diesel (year 2000) here in Morocco where i live and wanted to get some views from anyone who had some 'watch out for' tips. the one i've kicked the tyres of seems to have a good engine but has a number of repair issues. I noticed that when engine is hot, when you...
  2. Need some advice please. What year did the e60 530 change to the 268bhp model

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Looking at 2 on Ebay. Both 07 530s. 1 said its 248bhp and the other 258. I thought 07s were 268bhp. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303076489740 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F382809415453 How...
  3. bmw 530 dark load

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    i have a bmw 530 2004 with a dark load of 5 amps on fuse number 29 in glove box ] can anyone advise what runs on that circuit please its listed as DLC Bus ?? which is the diagnostic circuit is there any known issue with circuit ???
  4. E61 530 MSport - AUX in

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all. I recently brought an '05 E61 M Sport. I was wondering if anyone knows someone in the South East (i'm on the surrey/Kent/sussex border) who can fit and program the system. BMW want £280 + VAT to do it!!! Any suggestions would be appreciated. Many Thanks Andy
  5. 2004 530 e60 code 4993 HELP

    Auto Electrical Forum
    hello I have a problem with my 2004 530d e60 I have a fault code 4993 cable between readout ecu and instrument cluster there is no visable issues with the dash cluster it does not flicker or go out does any one know a fix for this as the eml light is now a mot failure. any advice...
  6. 2005 530 heated seat/DTC/Parking sensor switches

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I've got a 2005 530i and the Heated Seats, DTC and Parking sensor switches are not working - they do not light up either. When starting the car the screen says DTC deactivated. I want to check the unit is connected OK, how easy is it to get to? I an quite confident with cars to happy to...
  7. 2008 BMW E60 530 XD oil leak

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello I have question for you guys recently I bought a E60 530 D and it has a oil leak problem of some kind this yellow plug seems to pop out a little bit and it can be pushed back with fingers .What does this yellow plug do and is it normal to pop out and creates a little oil puddle. I wiped...
  8. Selling Black 5 Series 530 2006 Auto - Excellent condition

    BMW Cars for Sale
    eBay link with photos here Selling Black 5 Series 530 2006 with 184K miles (upgraded to 6 Series), I can guarantee you CANNOT find a better looking and better condition 5 Series than this, Car has only gone to BMW main dealer for all servicing and any repairs needs hence don't get put off by...
  9. Problem after DpF off e60 2006 530 d

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello . I have an bmw e60 530 d . I remove dpf and after remaped with egr off and dpf off. After this the car pull out some blue smoke at idle . I was check the turbo and have problems. I refubished thw turbo . No smoke come . After 2 days the blue amoke appears again . No errors on ista d . All...
  10. Headlight washers 2004 530

    General BMW Discussions
    Might sound like a dumb question but how do I tell if I have headlight washers, I have the 2 square panels on top of the front bumpers but they have never functioned, do all bumpers have the blanking plates on them or is it they are there but not working
  11. Model Comparison e39 530 msport vs e60 535d msport

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, first time posting in this forum. Would anyone be able to help me with regarding which model would be the best bang for your buck, i know theres a bit of a price difference and performance is substantially different but im looking to buy one for my dad and i would just like some help. Thanks
  12. BMW 530 m sport

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all I have had a BMW 530 m sport diesel automatic for about 6 months on a 55 plate with fsh, its always drove spot on plenty power lively & smooth etc , about 1 month ago I was loosing power after about 80 mph, up to 80 car was fantastic again plenty power turbo working etc,hot someone to...
  13. Looking for an e39 530 or 540i. How reliable is the auto gearbox likely to be?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, I'm currently starting to look for a tidy and well maintained E39 530i or 540i, I would ideally like a manual but I like automatics too. Question I have is how reliable is the auto gearbox likely to be? Is it likely to be a ticking time bomb! Or if I buy a car that has had a decent...
  14. E39 530 vs 2.5 V6 Mondeo running costs

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    In need of some advice please! I currently have a 2003 Mondeo 2.5 V6 24v (167bhp) Everything works and being a Ford parts are readily available and cheap......But I miss owning a BMW. I have only owned 3 series in the past, E30, 36 and 46. There is a bloke who wants to swap his 2000 E39 530i...
  15. E61 530 d 2005 turns over but won't start

    Introductions
    Drove the car on Sunday and all was fine,however Monday it wouldn't start just turned over then the I drive threw out some error messages saying,driving control fault ,fuel pump fault,gear box fault,then the battery began to die so left it on charge all day and tried again but the same...
  16. My BMW 530 original alloys up for sale very good condition !!!

    BMW Cars for Sale
    My 530 original alloys up for sale very good condition unmarked !!! Not been used for the past 9 years just kept as spare since changed my wheels grab a bargain all 4 for £180
  17. 530 d m sport auto poor economy

    Introductions
    Read all the threads on this, can only get 26 to gallon on mixed run of urban and dual carriage way,worse just urban,even worse if I put foot down....have changed oil,filter air filter,blocked off egr,dpf removed,new thermostats egr and engine and had re map..... Desperate for solution or car...
  18. E60 Heater Blower not working.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have a E60 late 2006 530se, and the other day the heater control unit stopped controlling the air flow. all the lights were on like the AC and the auto button but hot air was only coming out of the window vents. I later found out that the temp can be controlled through the iDrive for...
  19. 530 D auto fuel economy

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi I'm new to the forum, we have just purchased an E61 530d auto touring with 150k on a 54 reg which has been remapped to around 265 bhp apparently. Also the seller said he'd replaced the exhaust manifold ( cracked ) and removed the swirl flaps. The car does go very well but the Mrs and I have...
  20. E61 2008 530 d battery AGM or not.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Battery dead just now. I don't think anything electrical has been left on. Hard to tell but the interior lights go off after the normal minute or so and the lights were switched off. Still on the original battery I think. Borrowed my mates CTEK charger. I am going to run a reconditioning...
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