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  1. So got the report back today, including images of the things that need attention - keen for peoples thoughts on the suspension. Alternator Drive Belt AC Drive Rear Brake Hoses Rear Brake Hoses Rear Right Suspension (weeping)
  2. Sounds good - was just having a browse on FCPeuro - are those prices in NZD or USD? Looks like my car has the S704 M Sport Suspension. I'll wait to see the quote from the dealer which I'm sure will have what parts they are likely to be changing and see if I can buy those online and find someone to carry out the work. I've already fixed one of the problems (fender indicator) myself.
  3. Sounds good - do you have a recommendation of where to purchase the parts from overseas? Also, are workshops happy to install parts that I’ve supplied? I’ve had dealings in the past where they aren’t keen, and only want to install parts that they have supplied. I did see the trim needed to be removed in the e61 - I might do that myself to save them a bit of time. Re: shocks, I’m wondering if it was the shocks misting, or if they really are leaking.
  4. Nothing yet - they’re gonna give me a quote on Monday.
  5. So I just took my 550i in to have its service today at the dealer, and a few things came up that needed attention. My rear shock is leaking, and the brake hoses have surface cracks. I would think both need to be repaired as soon as possible. Does anyone have any recommendations on where would be a good place to get this work done? How complex is the repair job? There are some other bits that need attention ie: alternator/AC belt replacement due which I could look at a little later.
  6. Thanks man! I actually managed to get it sorted. Found a cable online that worked, and I used ISTA to do the registration then used NCSExpert & NCSDummy to do the coding - it seemed that my CAS was coded for a 90AH Standard battery even though there was a factory AGM installed. Updated it and all is good now.
  7. So just wondering if anyone has any leads or ideas where to get an IBS sensor for an e61? I suspect mine is faulty. thanks in advance
  8. Just popping in to say I managed to get a Century DIN88LAGM battery from Supercheap just before Christmas for $420 which was a bargain!
  9. Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has had any luck with registering a battery with an K+DCAN cable? Or any of those OBD scanners? I bought a while ago off TradeMe one of those cables and it worked with ISTA/INPA on my mates ‘06 E90 but not on my ‘09 E61. I did see Bimmergeeks selling those cables and considered buying one but shipping is probably gonna take a while. Or, if anyone has one they would like to part with? Happy holidays!
  10. nzpanda92

    E61 Wagon Project

    What sorta paint did you use to paint these? I have blacks on my E61, but just wanted to touch up some stone chips which has peeled a bit of paint off. Nothing major, but if you look closely enough, youll notice it.
  11. Another update in the coolant level low saga. The wonderful guys at BM Workshop replaced the expansion tank on the 550i without too many issues. Autosure did ask for proof for service history to make sure I was sticking to my service requirements. Anyway, Sunday morning I went to hop in my car and go for a drive. After parking up at the supermarket for about a half hour, I got back in and the ol' iDrive came up with a low coolant message again. Luckily I lived a 5min drive away so quickly shot home and let it cool down. After an hour or so I opened the expansion tank to find it really low - almost empty (noting that it was filled up when I had the tank replaced). I didn't have any coolant on me, so just topped it up with a bit of demineralized water and left it overnight. This morning when i went down to the garage I found that the car had leaked coolant all over the floor (hadn't done that in the last few days). Threw a bit more demineralized water into it and drove to BM Workshop (another 5 min drive from me). They checked it out today and informed me that it had a leaking heater tap assembly and is covered under Autosure as well. Forgive me for not knowing as I have bugger all knowledge of cars/engines etc, but what is the function of a heater tap? How do they work?
  12. howd you get on with this?
  13. So just updating this - took it into BM Workshop this morning (read about them on the forums). Found the expansion tank was leaking. Booked in for next week to get sorted, and is hopefully covered under Autosure's MBI (apparently they need to send an inspector out to have a look and judge whether its covered or not). I do have to say - the people at BM Workshop have been really helpful and pleasant to deal with. Will definitely be going back there to carry out any other work on the car.
  14. aw man definitely sounds like a big job for the dealer! BMW dealers would never use this right? Their mandate is to fix it with OEM parts?
  15. Managed to speak to my service dealer and they reckon it would be covered but just want to verify that's the problem. Hopefully it's all good. I was thinking about that, but did notice that my coolant tank was rather low when the message did show up.
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