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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all, i have a 2005 E61 525d. And i want to hear the turbo while driving. I had an E39 530d where the turbo was noticeably louder. So i was wondering if there was any silencer somewhere in the intake system muffling the turbo. I know i can make a cold air intake that will mount directly...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, i cant open my panorama roof, nothing happens, i have tried to reset it but nothing happens... maybe a fuse ?? i have read that the wire in the roof might be bad but im not sure... please help ://
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey, just bought a e61 525d 2005 model! (177hp) Its such an upgrade from what i had earlier wich was a e46. I am thinking about taking out the dpf and remove everything inside and put it back on. Anyone done this before and have any tips? will this give me any faulty codes on the ccc?
  4. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    Hi Guys. I am new the forum but i have a problem i cant seem to resolve. My 5 series 2008 n53 525i e61starts and drives fine however whenever i try to scan her, i get a no communication with module message. This error appears to switch between different modules and affects 5 modules on average...
  5. 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...
  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. 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
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  8. 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...
  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 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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