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    HI, not quite new!

    nice looking E61 you have there and a rare combo of engine/gearbox/spec!
  2. I use grosvenor in Caversham and have recently had a service done there too, they actually told me certain things I had asked to be replaced didnt need doing and were very honest. They cleaned it really well and charged a great deal less than main dealers. They had a very long chat with me when I dropped the car off about my F11 & E39 and seem really interested in what they do. Highly recommended
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    Clutch and dmf

    My 525d (3.0) had a DMF and clutch at BMW due to juddering, all sorted under warranty - I was told the job would have been over £3000 if I was paying?! Seems madness
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    F11 Speaker Upgrade

    A simple bass blocker will suffice to add in before the mids in the door, I did this and can be had for about 5 quid, it stops them distorting at higher volumes
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    poor fuel economy

    Ah yes, I see your point. Maybe worth another attempt! I had this done on my car a few months back and made a big difference.. http://www.enginecarbonclean.com/
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    poor fuel economy

    yes, 38 mpg on a run is terrible for a 520d, my 3.0d can quite comfortably get 50mpg on a run. Id get a specialist to take a look if you aren't handy with codes/spanners
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    Front discs and pads

    Can I have a price for front discs and pads + sensor for my F11 525d (3.0) please - chassis no c598820 - i believe there are a couple of disc sizes available for the 3 litre cars?
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    Front discs and pads

    Can I re-check the prices and go ahead with this please, they lasted much longer than expected!
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Mine say 1400 Miles, they are the original discs and pads with 72k miles! They said 3000 miles to go 17k miles ago!
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    F10 door corrosion

    Ive given in trying to sort mine, 2 of my doors are affected but I have been told the car has had paintwork - there is no way the chap using the paint depth tool was using it correctly as he was trying to do it one handed and really rushed it, he said in person the car definitely hadn't had any paintwork in its life but then the claim was rejected? I am very fussy about bodywork and see it has not been painted. I am at the stage where I cannot be bothered to pursue it, with the war on diesel only getting worse the car must be worth next to nothing and I can only imagine them making a bad job of it too. Shame on you BMW, other than the rear air suspension and the clearly problematic corroding doors the car feels well made and properly engineered, it is a shame BMW won't acknowledge they messed up and will rectify all affected cars. my car has full BMW history and 70k miles.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    The kit is impressive, it comes with plugs that go straight into the BMW loom so no chopping wires, the tweeters clip into the BMW sails and the crossover fits onto the door car with no clearance issues.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I didn’t want to spend a fortune and so looked for a kit that is designed to work with the standard amp. I also added some bass blockers to the mids as they are on the same channel as the subs so distort at too lower volume. It really does sound alright now! the kit I ordered....https://www.audiodesign.de/mbquart/english/quartmobil-qm100c-bmw-2-way-component-system.html amazon have it for £130
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    upgraded the base sound system - crossovers installed, new mids and tweeters from MB Quart - the difference is huge!
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    Bmw f10/11 audio options.

    I added tweeters to my f11 and bass blockers to the front mids as they can’t handle it, it sounds so much better as the subs can deal with the lows without distorting the mids... it genuinely sounds decent now (for the price of the door sails as I had the tweeters)
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    Coming Soon for E39 owners

    looks great mate
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    The new motor.

    My wife got a tiguan 3 years ago and has done 60k Miles in that time, other than a little sunroof leak it’s only had rear pads and 2 tyres, much better than any car I’ve owned on that front
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    Diesel - full tank range thread

    My mapped 3.0 525d gets a minimum of 650 miles from a full tank, on a run I can get over 700
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    Need some urgent advice - F10 rear suspension

    I agree with you to an extent, the lack of space for a spare is shocking! I just carry around the foam and a pump but I am tempted to get a space saver for longer journeys
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    Window Tints

    I had my windows tinted today, just the rears to keep things legal, I asked for as close to factory levels as possible
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    Need some urgent advice - F10 rear suspension

    I changed to non run flats when on my 18"s and there was a noticeable difference
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    Need some urgent advice - F10 rear suspension

    Surely it’s worth fixing?! I’m sure it’s nothing major. I remember my parents buying a brand new e46 and e39 when I was at school and they both visited the dealer a few times with issues, I don’t think older BMW’s are without their issues. I think you need a 90s petrol Honda! You probably don’t even need to service it!
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    Top Gear

    I think it’s quite good but have to fast forward through the bits Rory does on his own... I’m not really interested in his opinion and his shouting and screaming is so pointless
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    Shocked at trade in value of F11

    I was given a 330d F30 as a loaner while my car was having some work done, whilst it drove very nicely the interior feels like a big jump down in quality from the F11
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    F10 door corrosion

    I visited BMW over 3 months ago to report mine, was told it will be sent to BMW for approval... chased them yesterday and fobbed off
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    Considering F10 M-Sport...

    my 3.0 525d felt quite weak and definitely needed a bit more go from a re-map, its still not 'fast' but it is much more enjoyable to drive
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