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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hey, due to high fuel prices these days, i want to dip into the bio-diesel market hehe. In the manual it says not to run bio-diesel, only regular diesel. But i have previously ran renewable diesel/HVO100 without issues. But this is a diffrent type of fuel than bio. What i am wondering in short...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All. One of the angel eyes has blown on my 5 series and they seem to be scarce and stupidly expensive. Found one on EuroCarParts for £42! Hella Headlight Bulb | Euro Car Parts There are some sketchy looking sellers on Amazon selling them for ~£30, but what I also see is a lot of LED...
  3. General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys. So I got E61 530D, and like a month ago started to notice that sometimes it haven’t got power when I start driving from traffic lights, and wont go past like 2.1k RPM. And i can hold it as long as I want , and its barely moving (and if i hold it for very long engine starts to kinda...
  4. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys, I have a 530d LCI. I had a water leak in the boot which fried all my modules. I ordered 2nd hand parts off eBay and the PDC and Air suspension modules were plug and play and working fine. The roof however doesn't seem to work properly. The roof was working previously but now it opens...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I hope somebody can help as I've tried all I could find online. 2004 e61 530d The active steering is inactive. Light on dash. Indicators won't auto cancel - not sure if related or separate problem entirely. What I've tried. Reset procedure with autel where you yank the steering wheel etc...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all. My tow bar will not function but I can hear the electronic motor working, I suspect the gears need replacing in the unit. Is there a easy way to access these gears?
  7. 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...
  8. 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 ://
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
    e61
  14. 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...
  15. 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 ??
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
  20. 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...
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