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  1. F11 2011 530d strange sound from engine

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have a strange sound comming from the engine of my F11. Does anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it? thanks link to video with strange sound:
  2. E60 525d help

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all , I need some of your expertise!!! Have been over to top up coolant in the e60 525d pre lci this morning and noticed white stuff floating in the bottle. The lid was also lightly covered in white gunk. Does anyone know why this happens and how I can resolve? Hoping the answer isn't the...
  3. BMW E61 2004 530d power loss when hot

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Greetings to all, this is my first post here and it's a cry for help. I have a 2004 E61 530d 218hp manual. Problem description: on start up car runs fine and strong. When it gets to operating temp it becomes noisier in low revs (sounds got a lot more low end tone), it looses power up to 2K rpm...
  4. Next Mod for my F10 530D

    General BMW Discussions
    Any ideas on what to change next? It's a 2015 BMW 530D F10 (M-Sport). Curently has a racechip tune (giving it supposedly 314bhp). Matt black kidney grills. Had some minor ECU changes to settings (nothing to noticable). I always wanted to do more mods but every now and again I look at it and...
  5. E60 530d headlight help!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I’ve got a 2004 e60 530d and I am having a devils own job trying to work out what headlights I have - are they pre lci or no, what the hell is lci anyway?, are they xenon, bi-xenon, halogen argh, I am so frustrated that this is driving me round the bend. Please help, anyone?
  6. E61 diversity antenna and adaptive headlight module.

    General BMW Discussions
    Evening, Does anyone know if installing a new diversity antenna and adaptive headlight module would need coding? I’m pretty confident with doing the job myself but wouldn’t be able to, if either will need coding. car is an 08 plate 530d touring msport. Thanks in advance ??
  7. Vehicle check 2012 F10 530d

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, Don't know if this is posted elsewhere, but does anybody have the resolution for the fault Visual Inspection Overdue! Regards
  8. Bmw e60 530d egr vacuum hoses

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Is it possible to replace egr vacuum hose without removing inlet manifold?
  9. Bmw 530d m sport, (full bmw service history) +lot's of added extras

    BMW Cars for Sale
    Introduction Here is my BMW F10 530D M sport on carbon black, the car is in great condition. 1 previous owner, (family member). 69,750 miles from brand new (may slightly increase). Full BMW service history from new Full MOT history All original paper work, service book in the original BMW...
  10. E60 530D mis-fire at 1500 rpm on start-up

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I have moved up to a 2005 530D auto. It has the weirdest problem which I can not sort. Start the car, revs and runs fine. Remain in Park. Take the revs to 1500 or over and it will mis-fire once, engine management light flicks once, revs drop and then all is fine. This will also occur if I...
  11. 2005 E60 530d manual oil service reset

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I cannot reset the oil service on my car at all. Have tried using the idrive reset as well as on my autel diagnostic tool manual reset but to no avail. Even the local BMW techie could not reset it via idrive. Any ideas or help will be much appreciated! Thanks. Btw., i am in South Africa! Spring...
  12. 19×9 and 19x10 X5 alloys on my 530d e60

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  13. No electric folding wing mirrors - 530d 2017 (g31)

    General BMW Discussions
    Just bought new car and presumed the new versions came with electric folding mirror with the dipping mirror for curb feature (like my F10 had). But this one is manual folding ? I'm notts/derby/leic way and wondering if there is anyway of getting electric mirrors fitted, even if retro fitted...
  14. 5th Gear Problem 530D E61

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, iv got a problem with 5th gear and only 5th gear I can't accelerate too hard or it just makes a slight thud and then struggles. No flare and only once did I get msg on I drive, All other gears work perfectly. The gearbox was serviced about 5000mls ago. Looking at towing a caravan so want...
  15. E61 530D Smoking

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have a 54 plate 530D touring on big miles at 236k. Got it couple weeks ago and had fumes in cabin and turbo whoosh, otherwise all seemed good. Assumed I had old style exhaust manifold crack so ordered a cast one along with a CHRA as it was only £60 and not much extra work. Went from underneath...
  16. 530d on X5 alloys and lowered

    Done more or less than I want to now, having it carbon cleaned, EGR delete (will then fit the egr delete kit) and remapped next week 30/08/2019. Just a question though does anyone know a supplier of pre made stainless steel performance exhaust? Thanks
  17. E61 530D 2006 question

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello i am marvin and new to this forum, im 31 years old and living in the netherlands, recently i bought a bmw 530d e61 out of 2006. And now i got a problem with the car, from idle to 2500 rpm the performance is real poor and flat and after 2500rpm the car gets full boost and power, sometimes...
  18. Highish mileage 530d

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have the chance of a highish mileage (160k) E60 530d with a manual gearbox from 2003 the car is cheap enough (listed at £1500), it has a few cosmetic issues (dents and scratches not rust) but otherwise is presentable. Is there anything specific I need to look out for before buying? I am not...
  19. E61 530d tapping noise, vac pump.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all. Had this annoying noise since I've had the car (3months...). It is engine related, gets faster with engine speed - taps once a second at idle. It seems to be coming from the vac pump on the front, does that sound plausible? Is the tapping a worn part, can the pump be replaced...
  20. 530d tuning

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Looking for some tuning advice/options. ive got a 2008 530d auto, looking at remap. Whats the score with a egr removal and possible decat. or centre box delete. Will this give much more power and response and stay safe for MOT emissions? Thanks.