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Matthew Ashton last won the day on April 25

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    2010 F11 530d SE; 2014 F45 218i

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  1. Matthew Ashton

    Rattling Door Glass

    The 5GT has frameless door windows so quite different from the F10/F11. I've never noticed any rattle from my F11.
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    Coolant Change - every 4 years?

    According to BMW this is a longlife coolant and doesn't require regular servicing. @bmwmike has mentioned he has identified the formula and it isn't particularly special.
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    bmw 5 series m sport f10 juddering

    No, all F11s get a square set up from factory and in 19" trim that is 245/40R19 98Y - MSport, Luxury, and SE.
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    Window Tints

    From the B Pillar backwards, fill your boots when it comes to tinting. From the B Pillar forward any tint that allows less than 70% of visible light through is illegal (Windscreen 75%).
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    You are right, for my car at 8 years old and the bumper not in a terrible condition I will probably keep the cash in my pocket.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I too could do with a full bumper respray to get rid of the stone chips and failed Chipsaway attempt. I like to idea of some hardened coating to put on once painted. Remember to allow some weeks for the paint to fully harden before coating it.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Chipex will only help if there is a chip in the paintwork that can be filled. I tried to cover up where the paint was rubbed away where a Chipsaway genius was too vigorous with his machine polisher only to fail miserably.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Hi Andrew, as @sshooie says, just get some touch up paint and do this yourself. They are very small chips and you will probably do a far better job than chips away. My experience with them isn't a good one and personally wouldn't use them again. I had a rash scratch on the front bumper. The colour match wasn't perfect and his blending solution interacted with the non-resprayed area causing the paint to discolour. I called him back and he tried polishing the discolouration and in one area just next to the fog light managed to go through to the black plastic. He offered to take my car to a body shop and get it fixed, I declined his kind offer and told him to go away after refunding my money! When I asked him about doing the job, knowing the colour of my car he said it would be perfect. Once I had to call him back to fix his screw up he said, Silver is very difficult to match you know! I'd rather him have left the car as it was as the scratch was visible but you had to look really carefully for it. Rant over. For this type of chip I use https://www.chipex.co.uk/shop/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwuYTYBRDsARIsAJnrUXD6FLGkhdzpPzdaTk0_fJAZtH0aScJSd-z5o4vFwogcLDjtQBra2CwaAmFjEALw_wcB The colour match is perfect. You just need patience when applying. I had a stone chip right above the windscreen and just layered the paint on over a couple of weekends and even though you can see the repair it is so much better than the chip it is covering.
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    520d gearbox ratles under load

    I've just re-read your previous post about engine rattle and you say it only happens once the gear box is in gear. Firstly, if the dealer did actually change the timing chain they would have had to decouple the gearbox from the engine to remove the engine from the car so they would have replaced the clutch at the same time. This could be the Dual Mass Flywheel rattling but, and assuming they did actually change the timing chain, they would have had to remove the DMF from the engine to get at it so it should have been checked. If you hear the rattle, then depress the clutch pedal, does the rattle stop?
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    We all have windows so still interested . How far did you go with the tint and how much did it cost you?
  11. Matthew Ashton

    ISTA and DPF Regen History - SOLVED

    That bad Dave? I've never noticed it with mine at all...
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    ISTA and DPF Regen History - SOLVED

    PM sent
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    New car time - decisions decisions

    No, it is the emissions test cheat. Their software detects the turn of the steering wheel beyond 15 degrees which equates to actual driving in which case the defeat software is disabled. If the steering wheel isn't turned then they assume the car is on an emissions test bed and the defeat software comes into play.
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    New car time - decisions decisions

    You'll be fine though, according to that news article it only affect A7s between 2010 and 2013 AND even if it did affect you, all you have to do is make sure you never turn the steering wheel more than 15 degrees while driving
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    Smoke in cabin and yellow engine warning light

    Replace the EGR valve. The coolant leak, if this is where the problem lies, will come from the EGR cooler which is purchased as a unit along with the EGR valve itself.