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  1. Bought for manifold replacement but not needed/used $50 (can throw in Swirl Flap kit if you need for 530D) Reference numbers: BMW: 1112 7796 378, 1112 7793 249, 1112 2247 447 https://ibb.co/CWbWGq6
  2. Hey mate, just flicked you $150 to say thanks. I've asked my wife to have a look she can't find the ratchet, however i'll have another look when I get home. Are you able to let me know how much a new one is and i'll transfer you for it?
  3. I'm definitely not keen to take the intake manifold off if it isn't necessary. Have seen another video that suggests taking out the turbo piping to get to the manifold instead as well. That would be great if you could give me a hand, im in Cambridge or I could come to you. Would be happy to compensate you for your time as well.
  4. From the top, have got a replacement valve cover gasket but knowing my luck i'll get stuck injectors
  5. Got the dreaded cracked stainless exhaust manifold on my e60 530d. Picked up a cast steel replacement manifold + all the associated gaskets. A mate who has done his before was going to give me a hand but has had to leave the country for a while for work. I usually do my own servicing, have watched a couple of YT vids, but this is something i've never attempted before. I'm guessing most mechanics wouldn't appreciate being given parts to just fit? Based in the Waikato/Hamilton/Cambridge if anyone knows of a decent mechanic (called up Hillcrest Auto Services who never got back to me) or if anyone is keen to make some $$$ by watching me and telling me if im going to royally fck something up.
  6. Hey Brent, do you have a pic of the front of the unit showing the cd slot/buttons and the vin for the vehicle it’s off?
  7. As above, if its CIC unit then require corresponding screen for e60 021 629 038
  8. Can anyone recommend a good auto electrician in the Auckland area? Euroservice is close to where I’m based, however I’m not convinced they have the expertise and knowledge for dealing with bmw electrics. Also eurosurgeon won’t answer their phone.. issue is a parasitic drain in an e60 530d
  9. Anyone recommend an experienced BMW Auto Electrician in Auckland? Keen to take it to someone who knows their way around BMW's specifically
  10. Yeah no sunroof, did see some stuff on the net around the channels, gave novus a call as it has novus stickers on it, they've said the same as you that its a decorative seal and will fix it for free for me as its still under warranty
  11. Heavy down pour last week and had a reasonable amount of water come from the top of the windscreen around where the rear view mirror is I'm guessing the rubber seal needs replacing, although it doesn't look cracked, is it a DIY job or novus/smith and smith etc?
  12. 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
  13. Looking for e60 530d front and rear brake pads, rotors and wear sensors in Auckland
  14. 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?
  15. 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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