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  1. Thanks Glenn, tried BM Workshop, got a quote for $1600 to do front and rear, didn't ask for the part prices to do myself based on that price, BNT quoted around $500 for bendix/mintex
  2. Looking for e60 530d front and rear brake pads, rotors and wear sensors in Auckland
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    E60 530d Starting Issues

    The Auto Electrician I took it to did a load test and said it was fine, but the battery is 800cca, have a feeling it should be 830cca, but again not sure if that makes much of a difference. Would it be difficult to test the starter motor?
  4. Not often I can make a contribution without asking but here goes. Purchased a NZ new 2005 e60 530d with a CCC MASK Idrive system in it with the 6 disc changer, unfortunately it didn't come optioned with bluetooth nor could you easily retrofit aux. Options were: Dension Gateway 500s for a small fortune, or https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bluetooth-Music-Adapter-BMW-5-Series-E60-E61-i-Drive-Business-Professional-M-ASK-/222297726822 I was a bit hesitant when it arrived, did plenty of research that indicated i'd need to code in MP3 and enable the MASK system to see the new functionality. Turned out, hooked into the cd changer 12v, plugged up the fibre connection and after a couple of minutes for it to recognise the new functionality i had spotify working over bluetooth, aux in, and although it didnt show it in the communication screen it allowed me to answer a bluetooth phone call. No coding necessary. Although it just shows CD1,2,3 etc instead of the track names/artists, but the steering wheel functions work just like factory. Not bad for $200 landed either.
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    E60 530d Starting Issues

    Fitted the new glow plug controller, no longer throwing any codes on glow plugs, but hard starting is still there. Confirmed as well that jumping off the rear battery points it starts fine, so have no idea, will head back to the auto electrician.
  6. Subway

    E60 530d Starting Issues

    Minor update, pulled the codes, all 6 glow plugs failed at the same time, cleared the codes drove it some more with a couple of the glow plugs failing again. Brand new plugs so I know they aren't the issue. Ordered a new glow plug controller (thanks ebay!) will install it and see if it fixes things.
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    E60 530d Starting Issues

    Car has a near new battery, 2017, right CCA, load tested by an auto electrician and its fine. Although I have no idea if the previous owner coded the new battery in or not. It takes a good couple of seconds to crank whether its hot or cold, although when its cold its particularly bad, and sometimes fails to pop, however putting jumper leads on the front terminals started the car first pop. Could give you a demo Jon as im in Howick as well. Plan is to pull the codes this weekend and see whats up.
  8. Subway

    E60 530d Starting Issues

    Yeah, the auto sparky earthed it properly (i gather thats the test), but apparently the glow plug controller will cause issues like this, going to run the codes and see what it comes back with
  9. Subway

    E60 530d Starting Issues

    Auto Sparky load tested it, battery fine. Charging fine. Back to square one... Thinking it could be the glow plug controller now
  10. Subway

    E60 530d Starting Issues

    Ran a basic battery test, came back at 85%, took it to an auto sparky who said he needed to do a load test on the battery to confirm its fault, but felt it was probably the issue. Its an 820cca battery from 2017 (H7) Anyway, will get it load tested and then see what that says, just dont want to take it to a dealership just yet. I wasn't terribly worried about replacing the glow plugs, i pulled the old ones ran them over a multi meter and about half of them were shot, bosch replacements off ebay were about $80 for a set so it wasn't a biggie
  11. Subway

    E60 530d Starting Issues

    Ok, I can, but im trying to troubleshoot it myself. Found the hidden menu and looked at the voltage pre starting (12.5v), under 9v when cranking and then 14v after its started.
  12. My 530d I bought it with hard starting issues, nothing terribly bad, but annoying. Replaced all 6 glow plugs, and the problem got a bit better, but not fixed 100%. The previous owner claims the battery is near new, and it looks to be, however, I tried starting it with jumper cables off another battery and the problem went away completely. Am I overthinking this or is the battery likely to be the issue?
  13. Looking for the a Pre LCI E60 Ipod retrofit kit Also, the E60 sedan interior panels, in either silver or carbon, want to replace the wood grain if possible Located in Auckland!
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    Pelican parts

    Try Clickable Automotive (New Aussie BMW parts outlet) http://clickableautomotive.com.au/ Doesnt look as comprehensive as pelican parts (or ecs), but its more local + shipping may be lower (havent priced it out yet)
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    What would you do?

    Just got it back from Glenn and Bellars Seem to think it was the gearbox loom, so that was replaced, with a fluid and filter change and the adaptions cleared, seems to be running way better now, although the fuel efficiency meter isnt as responsive anymore...