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    So today I went and looked at a private sellers 525D E60. I loved it inside and out and was confident in my decision until after the test drive I opened the bonnet and discovered an intermittent grinding sound! The owner was dodgy in my opinion from the get go, but claimed it was the ‘air con...
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    Hello guys, Basically my car is intermittently literally shaking at idle and is not gentle about it. I get engine codes 2883 & 2882 relating to fuel as well as misfires on multiple cylinders. I've unplugged the MAF and have been driving it rather hard the last day or so and no codes but there...
  3. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello, Need to use a breaker bar to get the caliper mount off my e60 525i and my floor jack it too short to be able to use the middle jack point behind the engine so need to jack one side at a time but to use the breaker bar I need the wheels on full lock. Is it okay to jack up with wheels on...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hoping someone can help. I have a 2007 E60 and lately I’ve had to turn the A/C to a lower temperature to feel comfortable in the car. Firstly any ideas what it could be? Secondly I have access to INPA, but don’t know a lot about how to use it, so step by step instructions to check what you...
  5. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi , I need to replace the coil springs and shock absorbers on my car however every parts shop asks me if I have the 'sport suspension' or the standard suspension. I have no way of finding this out, although I rang a BMW dealership they wouldn't tell me which type my car was fitted with. My car...
  6. Bwchiptune Shop
    I have a 2007 530i N53 engine. I pulled the intake manifold and the wiring harness junction box under the throttle body. Now I'm putting it back together and have a plug left over and can't figure out where it goes. It's a short cable so has to be close but I don't see anything it could plug...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Good Afternoon, Here is the message that I sent to BMW AG Germany but still awaiting a response. Any guidance is welcome: I own a BMW E60 LCI 523iA with engine N52Nb25AE The dealership swapped my failed ZF6HP21 (1071 030 021) with a ZF6HP21 (1071 030 020) that came from a different donor car...
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  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    There is a problem with my 2008 LCI 5 Series: E61 2.0D N47 engine. Current situation: Engine will turn for 2seconds approx. After that, even if my finger is still on the start button, it won't turn further. If I take my finger off and then press again, it will turn again for approx 2s. It...
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys , facing another potential problem im hoping you can help with on the dreaded 525d pre lci. A few weeks ago I found a milky like substance in the coolant (a tiny bit). Worried it may be a head gasket I flushed the coolant and have left it for a week or so. Today I have double checked...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys, As the title explains I am having issues with a noise/rattle coming from my gearbox. This rattle is present from 1st to 3rd (I reckon) and after that it cant be heard! Gearbox oil and filter were changed 10,000 miles ago using a Mann Filter part no H 50 001 and ATF oil spec Shell...
  12. 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?
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all Hope all is well and your keeping safe !!!! So I have checked my shuttle drains today under the brake servo and ecu..... they were blocked and water had been building up so managed to prevent major issues !!! My question is , are there any scuttle drains out the back (trunk area) of...
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys hope all is well Have recently been told by my indie that there is water build up by my servo (2006 525). Can the drain be pulled out via the wheel arch by any chance ? , any help would be appreciated. Have heard they are useless and keep getting blocked so I'm better off totally...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, anyone on here able to do the wiring on a e60 for an lci conversion? - west mids based I have a 2006 pre lci , with halogen lci on there. Previous owner has put some sort of adapter kit on that doesnt work very well. The lights keep cutting out. Needed someone who knows what they...
  16. 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...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just thought id put this out there. After multiple issues with my E60 (N53) LCI model, over the past 4 years, I have bitten the bullet and had the car re-mapped, and coded out the NOX completely. A rundown of the parts I've had replaced: Guide rails - 3 years ago HPFP - 3 years ago MAF - 2...
  18. E60
    hi all i have a bmw e60 5 series facelift that had been in a accident a little while ago. i replaced the bumper and now i have a bumper that has 2 pdc sensors either side of the bumper but there are non in the centre of the bumper. i wanted to know if i could just buy the normal pdc harness and...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, After driving the car for a few months, I've determined that the propshaft doughnut needs replacing as there is an annoying rumbling at certain revs/speed. Before going ahead and ordering a part I rang my local BMW dealership to check some part numbers to make sure I order the right...
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello Bimmers, I am about to try Dynamic Cruise control retrofit (SA544) on a E60 523iA LCI from May 2007 ECE. To the world's surprise, this car - even being a 5 series - came without cruise control. I already did some coding and programming on my E46 but that ain't like the E60 here :) I...
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