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  2. ATOHT

    E28 Front Spring Struts 1986 with ABS

    He did but sold last week. Sent from my BND-L21 using Tapatalk
  3. Lennox

    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    See this is my issue, run flats are flawed and make you think you are better with them. I have had multiple punctures, blow outs etc (BMWs, Mercs, Volvo) with run flats and in that bubble I agree they could be perceived as great, but I have nowhere never that same hassle with a non run flat tyres. Once you remove them, I'm my experience, the hassles dissappear. Runflats due to their construction (ridge with no give) cause the blowouts in the first place, are more susceptible to punctures and destroy wheels. (ever seen an E61 alloy on a balancing machine? 50 pence pieces are rounder) I'm saying this from having has circa half a dozen different cars with Runflats, I've done the miles on both sets and it's blindingly obvious to me that in there quest to deliver a safer tyre to mitigate against one risk, (fluke punctures) they have introduced an whole set of other issues and risks. One step forward three steps back. Sent from my SM-N9600 using Tapatalk
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  5. alandavidhenry

    NBT Firmware Update

    I have updated the navigation to the 2019 NEXT maps but as my car hasn't had any firmware updates on it since it was produced (2013) the navigation system is stuck in a rebooting loop. Apparently an update to the lastest firmware will sort this out. I have a cable and E-Sys and the PSdZData on my laptop but I will need a power supply (the cheapest I've seen is £120) and I would probably only use it the once to do this update. Is there anyone in the Hampshire area who does firmware updates? I'm happy to pay some money for the update but I suspect BMW would charge more than the cost of buying a power supply.
  6. Johnny Grabble

    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    Agree with @535i Andrew. Everyone have a different opinion. Done well over 150,000 miles in F10s on 17" and 18" wheels. Run flats are not as bad as they used to be, especially when on 17" or 18" rims. The M Sport boys on 19"s and 20"s don't like them. And when you do get a flat (always in the middle of the night in the p***ing rain in the middle of nowhere), they are good value...and save on boot space. The dB rating can only be used as a guide, it's external noise that's measured. In my (runflat only) experience, Dunlops are quiet and good in the wet, Bridgestones are horribly noisy, PIrellis are OK. I am a frequent traveller to Germany and had a blowout on a rear runflat at more than130 mph on the A67 between Lorsch and Viernheim and lived to tell the tale....slowed down and drove on. It was exciting but not disastrous. I am a convert...
  7. Hudds.taz

    Sunroof slide opening

    Stop it
  8. Yesterday
  9. duncan-uk

    E28 Front Spring Struts 1986 with ABS

    E28 bits - cheap https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=2409&share_tid=136079&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforum%2Ebmw5%2Eco%2Euk%2Findex%2Ephp%3F%2Ftopic%2F136079-E28-bits---cheap&share_type=t Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. duncan-uk

    E28 Front Spring Struts 1986 with ABS

    Has sir Anthony not just listed some? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Vee

    Buying an e39 M5.

    I saw it in my crystal ball But it's a safe bet given how much people are prepared to pay for 1990's RS Cosworths these days, or the hallowed E30 M3.
  12. duncan-uk

    So e39 has taken a swipe.

    No question (without going in to details) he was well in the wrong before leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging details. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. rgt1973

    Dtc and brake warning lights.

    He's happy to sort it out in fairness to him. Only reason I ask about the battery is I know it needed jumping when I went to view it. No lights at the time. Lights go out when you restart and come on again. It's not been used for a little while. It's booked in for next week and he's giving me a courtesy car. Sent from my SM-T365 using Tapatalk
  14. Mobileman

    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    How do you find ride with 20’s on f11 and I take it non RF ? Personally I’ve always taken RF’s off all my BMW’s but getting older these days and my backside sits in seat large part of the day don’t want lower so 20’s look better way to do something with those huge arches !
  15. As title, both front struts needed as mine have both rusted around the cups. I know it's a bit of a long shot but have to be rust free. Left 31 31 222 61 66 Right 31 31 222 61 67 You never know.... Cheers Chris Sent from my BND-L21 using Tapatalk
  16. DarkHorse

    Dtc and brake warning lights.

    Hi and welcome :), Take it back to him to sort out the warning lights and be careful stopping in the rain etc. Briefly speaking, the clock will reset if the car detects abnormal discharge and systems will be shut down to try to preserve power. Note that a new battery requires coding if you get it changed (registration coding only if like for like type and capacity). If you can, get a list of stored error codes, which should give you a heads up into what else you might be dealing with . Edit: Your other post mentions a warrantee, make sure it's worth the paper it's written on, small print, time limits and claim limitations are often a *itch. Any nonsence, get your cash back before you get tangled up.
  17. Neil Madrat

    Spotted 528 touring m6 today

    Spotted this blue 528 touring today on M6 north in fair condition Fella said he had it for 14 years . And spotted a silver e39 saloon going other way on M6 at same time
  18. Good find and great buy, I can sense that the tide is slowly turning back to petrol hence why I won't be getting rid of mine too soon. I've had mine for 6 years now (2nd owner) all it's had so far is a failed NOX sensor other than that just general servicing items etc. My oil consumption surprisingly is very good, approx 1 litre every 6-7k miles using Castrol C3 LL04 5w-30 I've just past 60k miles so next up on the list is a gearbox oil / filter change, so looking for some recommendation around my neck of the woods who knows how to service ZF boxes properly.
  19. Chubby56

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Changed gearbox oil Replaced under engine trays both mid and front sections as my old ones are somewhere on the M5 Cleaned the K&M Airfilter - What a B*#@h to get out Replaced Mass Air flow meter - Even bigger B8#@h Also been running DPFcleaner additive which has vastly improved the performance, now I'm reaching speeds of 120mph ..oops I meant 70mph than the usual sluggish flat out speed of 80 mph at 3500rpm But still whilst pulling away I have to give her extra throttle and she is still lethargic whilst moving from a stand still...why?
  20. DarkHorse

    Which e60/e61

    Petrol post March 2007 build date is normally an N53 (engine type on door pillar sticker? Build date under bonnet). Lol, yep does also have the potential to cost. Sure is quite a tricky car to buy wisely with age. 6k seems sensible for 2008/9 100k with history. A little Brexit squeeze might help move the price, hard to say. After might see prices initialy inflate... if ever...
  21. d_a_n1979

    Which e60/e61

    Hang fire & get a 530i or 540i E39 touring
  22. boiliebasher

    So e39 has taken a swipe.

    At the end of the day, despite the fact we are all car enthusiasts, it's just a bit of metal with a wheel on each corner. The main thing is your family are ok and that they are safe and unharmed. Can't believe someone would just do a runner when there are women and children in the car..... There are some dickheads out there but sometimes people freak out and panic in situations like that. I know it's no excuse what so ever but it just makes me think the other driver had something to hide?!
  23. d_a_n1979

    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    Nope, not this time... I don’t believe we’ll get any further cold weather, so happy to take them off now... Reading the likes of the Netweather forums, they’re all writing this winter off too... Its been 15.5°C here today! Like me you I don’t really do the miles, but I’ll take advantage of the dry weather & get them swapped over
  24. Cribert

    Which e60/e61

    So the n53 is the 525i and 530i?!
  25. duncan-uk

    So e39 has taken a swipe.

    Thanks for support it’s not the end of the world I know and everyone ok but a RPITA [emoji35] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. duncan-uk

    So e39 has taken a swipe.

    All in hand but not the point of my post [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. sjak92

    Goodbye my friend.

    Well there you go. You’ve even found the case (I always wonder how many different ways are there to spell the party names!) in terms of police case there have been several for rear end shunts were the shunter is not at fault but there is a different risk assessment when it comes to blue lights tbh. the Olloquiegui case matches with the OP perfectly. Lane, speed, sudden stop. Might even go as far and say you have a claim for professional negligence if that wasn’t quoted in a defence or preferably a counterclaim
  28. sjak92

    Sunroof slide opening

    Damn I though we had another rejection coming!
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    • He did but sold last week.

      Sent from my BND-L21 using Tapatalk

    • See this is my issue, run flats are flawed and make you think you are better with them. I have had multiple punctures, blow outs etc (BMWs, Mercs, Volvo) with run flats and in that bubble I agree they could be perceived as great, but I have nowhere never that same hassle with a non run flat tyres.

      Once you remove them, I'm my experience, the hassles dissappear. Runflats due to their construction (ridge with no give) cause the blowouts in the first place, are more susceptible to punctures and destroy wheels. (ever seen an E61 alloy on a balancing machine? 50 pence pieces are rounder)

      I'm saying this from having has circa half a dozen different cars with Runflats, I've done the miles on both sets and it's blindingly obvious to me that in there quest to deliver a safer tyre to mitigate against one risk, (fluke punctures) they have introduced an whole set of other issues and risks. One step forward three steps back.

      Sent from my SM-N9600 using Tapatalk

    • I have updated the navigation to the 2019 NEXT maps but as my car hasn't had any firmware updates on it since it was produced (2013) the navigation system is stuck in a rebooting loop. Apparently an update to the lastest firmware will sort this out.   I have a cable and E-Sys and the PSdZData on my laptop but I will need a power supply (the cheapest I've seen is £120) and I would probably only use it the once to do this update. Is there anyone in the Hampshire area who does firmware updates? I'm happy to pay some money for the update but I suspect BMW would charge more than the cost of buying a power supply.
    • Agree with @535i Andrew.  Everyone have a different opinion.  Done well over 150,000 miles in F10s on 17" and 18" wheels.  Run flats are not as bad as they used to be, especially when on 17" or 18" rims.  The M Sport boys on 19"s  and 20"s don't like them.  And when you do get a flat (always in the middle of the night in the p***ing rain in the middle of nowhere), they are good value...and save on boot space.   The dB rating can only be used as a guide, it's external noise that's measured.   In my (runflat only) experience, Dunlops are quiet and good in the wet, Bridgestones are horribly noisy, PIrellis are OK. I am a frequent traveller to Germany and had  a blowout on a rear runflat at more than130 mph on the A67 between Lorsch and Viernheim and lived to tell the tale....slowed down and drove on.  It was exciting but not disastrous.  I am a convert...


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