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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys is it possible to swap my 2005 E60 525D turbo to one from a 2005 530D will it work ? Will it boost ok has anyone done this swap ? And lastly is it worth it ? Thanks
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys just go an E60 525d M-Sport last week with the turbo actuator not moving at all had these codes , 41A2 , 4191 , 3F97 , so I got a replacement actuator from turbovanes they said it would be plug and play so I removed my old actuator code G125 , and replaced it with the new actuator code...
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Wondering if anyone else has experienced an issue which is proving difficult to resolve in my case. For the first 75k miles, my 2014 530d SE was super quiet, with the road noise on its Michelin Primacy 3 ZPs on standard wheels being well suppressed. While the road grumble is still suppressed...
  4. 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:
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. 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 ??
  10. 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
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Is it possible to replace egr vacuum hose without removing inlet manifold?
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
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    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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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