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  1. 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...
  2. BMW E61 520d Oil type make ?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi my 59 plate 520d E61 is due an oil change which I will Do myself, I have had mixed messages re oil the stealer says it needs 0w 30, most online euro car etc states 5w 30 the car has done 125,000? And any recommendations on make etc
  3. Help DPF / CAT E61 520d

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi any help would be appreciated, I’ve had a constant rattling for about a week near the car upon revving it also looks like the wire mesh is disintegrating I think this is where the noise is coming from, if I need a new car what is the cheaper alternative ? Also I have had dpf problems in the...
  4. 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 ??
  5. E61 535D DISAPPOINTMENT

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all and great job on the community feel. I have recently purchased a low mileage for age 535d e61. I just wanted to run through some of the issues I am facing , to try and self remedy and avoid the stealers as much as possible as I am semi skilled and sort of experienced with the m57...
  6. E61 rear air suspesion.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, morning. Can i ask you please, sunday (yesturday) we was about 50 mile away from our home, we was at family members home. so when we (my self, my misssis < in the front > & no max of about 20kg shopping < in the boot / tail lift area > ). when we drove off (say about 2nd gear) the...
  7. 2010 E61 520d Headlight Upgrade to AHL

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, I recently purchased a 2010 E61 520d which has the halogen projector headlights. Stupidly, i purchased the adaptive headlights (AHL) and thought it would be a straight swap (silly me!). That said, i'm even more confused now on what i need to do to fit them and have them work correctly...
  8. E61 Owner - Birmingham

    Introductions
    Hi All, Recently got a 2010 520d E61. Looking to upgrade my halogen projector headlights to bi-xenon AHL....but i'm depsrate for help on what i need to make the system work?:thumbsup
  9. 2010 E61 rear washer faulty

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    HI, The rear screen washer on my E61 has stopped working. With the tailgate open I can see the washer fluid escaping down the left hand side of the door. So the switch is activating the washer pump but it looks as if the hose has come free from the washer jet. Trouble is the jet is in the...
  10. Advice? N53 on 2007 E61 LCI 523i - EML light on - High & low fuel pressure errors & lambda sensor/probe warnings?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Advice? N53 on 2007 E61 LCI 523i - EML light on - High & low fuel pressure errors & lambda sensor/probe warnings? Looking for advice on the most likely cause of this EML light. My 2007 E61 LCI manual with N53 engine has covered 199k km (123k miles) The EML came on a few days ago on...
  11. 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...
  12. 520d E61 - Wont recognise FOB

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, my 520d was broken in to (smashed drivers window) and now it will not unlock via the fob (only manually with the key in the drivers door), i cant unlock any other doors (all deadlocked), and inserting the fob in the dash does absolutely nothing. Even tried inserting fob from my dads X5, and...
  13. E61 high level brake light

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all Usual E61 high level brake light with LED's not working I've read through a load of old threads and seen many mentions of a replacement at £70 However all I can find are £150+! Have they really gone up in price this much, or am I looking in the wrong places? Many thanks
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. BMW E61 Under Engine Cover

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hello, I am looking for BMW e61 2009 530d M SPORT under engine cover, there is a lot covers for Simple e61 but I need for M SPORT. Maybe someone know where I can buy ? Many thanks.
  17. E61 rubber boot mat/protector

    BMW Parts for Sale
    Hi all, I have a perfect fitting E61 rubber boot mat sat around not doing anything if anybody is interested. Very hardwearing, was perfect for my dogs. Not sure how much I want for it but collection from Plymouth. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  18. E61 LCI 2007 - wiper arm and linkage questions? (photos attached)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all. I've noticed a "clunk" when operating the wipers on my 2007 E61 LCI 523i over the past few days. The car is just about to reach 199k km. When I inspected it earlier today I noticed that the outer part of the driver side wiper arm lifts completely away. Also, a little ring of what appears...
  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. E61 Rear Suspension Squeak

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, iv got a squeak on the rear of car when getting in and out and over bumps. Problem is I had a squeak before about 6 months ago and had rear upper and lower Control arms done and Ball joints and bushes in the swing arms. so if any one has experiened this and can help, it would be much...
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