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  • Name
    andy
  • Location
    auckland
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    BMW 530i E60
  1. hey guys, it just happened to me today. first time ever since i bought the car few months ago. i started the car warm in a parking lot, was playing with my phone while it idles then suddenly the rpm jolts and drops, then the car just dies and the check engine light stayed on. took me by surprise for a bit but then it started up fine and drove normally. no faults or lights, it just drove smooth and fine. any idea what happened? been reading around the internet and some people say it needs a software update, some pointing to fuel type. i've always been running gull's force 10 if that helps. i had my mate check the info on my vehicle, and the programming level is still factory since the date of manufacture.
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    waiting for the said person to reply haha
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    hey mate, do you have any style 135s for sale? preferably in black
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    slow cranking

    ahhh i see. Will try that out! Theres also a possibility that my battery is already old. I've checked my earth straps and they look to be in fairly okay condition.
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    slow cranking

    i've already scanned my car with a scanner, no error codes or anything. probably going to try directly earthing the engine with a jumper and see if it solves the slow crank issue. if not, then it's probably the starter going bad soon
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    good affordable workshopsin auckland

    will do. churrs for the replies guys
  7. tonton

    slow cranking

    do you guys do earthing strap replacements?
  8. tonton

    good affordable workshopsin auckland

    near new lynn, but will travel for the right workshop
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    slow cranking

    hey guys, my e60 does exactly what is shown in this video the author of the video points it to corroded grounding cables for the engine, but some say its the starter. can anyone point me in the right direction? thanks!
  10. hey guys, i know this question has probably been asked but my searching around only brought up threads of about 4~6 years old so things might've changed since then. so im going to ask it again. does anyone know any good reliable shops around auckland that's affordable? im not looking to cheap out, but i do know most shops charge an exorbitant rate for the simplest of repairs..
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    BMW Running cost

    should've gotten the mechanical insurance haha
  12. tonton

    new owner here. 530i 2007 LCI

    thanks for the warm welcome guys! getting the babe to do preventive maintenance next week. its gonna be a blast
  13. hey guys, just reporting in! bought my car really cheap and it comes with a slightly leaky rocker cover gasket. will have the car jacked up in some time to check in the oil pan is leaky or not. i know this is too early, but can any kind members here help me diy it? i'll buy you coffee and food! XD i can certainly do it myself but i don't have the tools to do it nor the space in the garage :c anywayy, reporting in!
  14. hi guys, i looked around and searched around pretty much everywhere but i couldnt find a definite answer. i have the base audio system in my e60, and i want to install the focal ifbmw-s replacement speakers but i dont know if they fit or require adapters. called up rapid radio, they said they will make it work for me for 900 bucks+ but i think thats a tad bit expensive. rang up hyperdrive, they charge much less labor but the guys there said the focals wont fit the e60 and they recommended me the rockford fosgate bmw3 t3 kit instead. anyone installed focals in their cars could shed the light on this matter? thanks!
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