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yep no towing, more often than not i have the kids in the car with me, so steady away
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Mine was done at some point between 120k and 150k miles though (receipt doesnt have miles on it doh), but as its now on 235k ...I’m now thinking I may just leave it, especially now your thinking the same! It’s not like I hammer it about either, so it’s got a pretty easy life ( for now ) I’ll do a bit more digging around I think.
Mines had a hard life being used for a lot of towing (across Europe and UK), along with being mapped the entire time
Have you checked the temps yet ?Removed the phone cradle today to make more room in the storage compartment, my mrs is taking the car to work tomorrow for the 1st time, she has only driven it on an a road with me in for about 2 miles, not sure who’s more nervous me or her, She’s avoided using it since the mini sold, as it’s huge in comparison and an auto, but it will be her daily driver soon enough, so she had better get used to it ( hence me delaying the wheel refurb )
Cars awesome, especially on the motorway, such a big cruiser, enjoying the luxury drive still.
thats good regarding the hidden menu, harper motorsports is well regarded on bmw5 forum, the guys username is mashed potatoes, not sure if hes on any bmw forums you use? but if remaps are mentioned, hes the guy to see apparently, seems to lnow his stuff, plus there only an hour away, not doubting bwchiptune, but there 3.5 hours away, i can just about manage escaping from house for 5 minutes never mind a day lol.Yeah, the hidden menu stays on until you turn the car off iirc.
Re: the other stuff, genuinely, i would advise using BWChiptune (they can map remotedly on a dyno), yes, it may cost a bit more than elsewhere, but they do it properly. So many people just dump a load of fuel in and it smokes like a chimney, or they dont turn the EGR off properly, so it smokes on idle etc. You'll get circa 365bhp from them with the DPF on, or 375bhp with it off. DPF off does smell, so its not something id advise unless its knackered personally.
Most cars I have driven with oil temp guage always run between 89-105Just landed back from a 40 minute drive, 90% motorway rest A roads.
Starting temp - 65
10 minutes later averaging about 50mph - 75
Next 25 minutes or so I’m sat at 70mph, temp goes as follows
So peaked at 80, then slowly tailed off
Sat at 50mph next - 72
Then 30mph - 70, finished on 67.
Just had a quick browse, hadnt heard of him before, but looks like he knows his onions.thats good regarding the hidden menu, harper motorsports is well regarded on bmw5 forum, the guys username is mashed potatoes, not sure if hes on any bmw forums you use?
It will help if nothing else, also read of other issues occurring due to broken stats.Sorting it will save ya the cost in diesel ??
Just had a quick browse, hadnt heard of him before, but looks like he knows his onions.
Your thermostats are definitely broken
You'll probably also find your gearbox heat exchanger thermostat is showing its age too,... I first changed the stats at around 90k, back up to 90-92C all the time. Then after about 30k I started to see a slight drop, only 5-10C or so. Unfortunately, you cannot replace the heat exchanger thermostat, its a full swap out job on the exchanger (££££).
The other way around this is to use an inline VAG thermostat in the return line from the exchanger (£20), which brought my temps back up to 90-92C, and in turn made the box much smoother, as it was probably now running at the correct temperature instead of cool without a working thermostat!
Around 180k I noticed a decrease in MPG again, and the temp was back down to high 70s/low 80s. Around 100k is a good life for them so decided to do both thermostats again, back up to 90-92C no issues. After around a month I started to get a low coolant level warning every couple of days, which turned out to be the waterpump.
It had a good innings being the original on 180k+, so I had to strip the main thermostat off again to change out the waterpump. I would recommend doing this at the same time as the main thermostat, two birds one stone and all that. It has been fine ever since, 90-92C all the time and I would imagine for a good while to come.
I've now replaced it with an LCI F11 535D.... let the fun continue