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Rosiebs_Dad last won the day on June 10 2013

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About Rosiebs_Dad

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    Cleckheaton, W Yorks
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    IT Professional

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    E39 530d SE Touring, F11 525d Touring

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  1. Rosiebs_Dad

    16" turbines fit over 530 brakes?

    Pretty sure I had 16" Turbines on my E39 530D...... Not read full thread (in case someone else has already answered......)
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    Why did I go back to a BMW?

    Had an F11 525D for 2.5 years, not a squeak wrong with it. Now onto a G31 530D, wonderful drive but I already have the feeling it may be a "Friday afternoon build" - just something about it not 100%, and that's with it only 6 weeks old. Time will tell no doubt, but while the going's good and the warranty is there, I'm a happy bunny. S Oh, and +1 for using a multi storey for going shopping this time of year
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    EGR Thermostat

    I had an EGR bypass (not fully blanked), and the car ran at about 75deg when the main thermostat failed.... swapped that our, all was fine afterwards. Total aside - Hi Clavurion, good to see you are still around and active on the forum S
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    TV guide....

    It's a bit like satnav Vs old fashioned road atlas. It's a lot easier to view a long route on an old fashioned (preferably large) atlas, especially if looking for a diversion (I don't always follow a suggested diversion, 'cos everyone else will be as well!) Similarly with hard copy TVGuides, much easier to get a full day view across all mainstream channels. My Mrs is the TV watcher, uses a highlighter pen to pick out the week's viewing while having Sunday breakfast. Far quicker than doing it on the TV where you only see about 4hrs at a time across maybe 8 channels. But I just use Good Beer Guide
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    Winters on - i think I’ll need them soon!

    Last time I had to to replace key it was less than £10 from dealer. Can be a pain to get them delivered if you're not lucky enough to have yours in stock. (There's about 50 of them, got a number code. It you can find it on yours, worth ringing up first).
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    Passenger mirror not tilting

    Hmm, interesting thread. I've just picked up a new G31 and have exactly the same symptoms. I thought it might be disabled as I have the reversing camera as well, but this thread suggests not. Just spoken to BMW Customer complaints, they neither confirmed nor denied the situation. It has been officially logged with them but predictably they've referred me back to the dealer. I'm in a slightly different situation to most other people in so far as I didn't actually spec out the vehicle myself, it was available on their stock list and if I was OK with the spec I could take immediate delivery. So I don't think I'll get any pennies back, but I will follow up on the retrofit as I find it's a really useful function, especially when maneuvering the caravan. (Had it on my previous F11). S
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    Hard wiring dashcam, F31

    So, quick update. There appears to be 3 fuse boxes/panels in total, one in the boot (offside), the front offside and another one front nearside. The one on drivers side is accessed via the trim panel above the pedals, two plastic twist clips either end, easy to locate. Only need to pull down the outer right part of the trim to get required access to (most) fuses. Fuse F50 is your friend, ignition-switched accessory circuit. There's a couple of potential earthing points, not completed install yet as can't find the damn cable I took out the other car last week. Will try to get some pics when I do the I properly.
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    Hard wiring dashcam, F31

    Looking to hard wire my dashcam in my new F31. I noticed in another unrelated post someone mentioned "drivers side fusebox"..... I've not looked for it yet, so a) does it exist? where is it? (OK, name probably gives me a clue!) c) is there a suggested ignition-switched fuse to piggy-back off? Used the cig lighter fuse in my previous F11 I'm going to have a poke around shortly anyway, but if anyone can save me a bit of time would've appreciated. S
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    TPM - standard or optional?

    Just for the record, definitely comes with TPM and power tailgate
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    TPM - standard or optional?

    As per title, is the Tyre Pressure Monitoring system (TPM) fitted as standard? I have a brochure (dated August 2017) which contradicts itself. The grid/table that shows all the options (with the solid dot representing standard and the hollow dot representing optional with the associated cost) shows TPM as optional across the entire range, but in the cost column it is labelled "std". (Other zero-cost options such as debadging are shown as £0 ). I suspect it is a misprint in the brochure, as I thought all new vehicles were legally required to have TPM these days. The option code doesn't show on the build sheet, but there again neither does the power tailgate option which I know for a fact is standard on the Touring......or is it ?! Any comments? S
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    Anyone got or looking to get the 525D M sport

    Just going back to "is there a 525D" comments, I was told the 525D wasn't available "yet", beginning to think that was the dealer wanting to move the 530D he had on the books - but I'm not complaining Collecting 4th Nov all being well. S
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    Job advice

    I'd still be inclined to try the HR director directly, just in case - as Dan says above (and he probably knows better than me, based on his occupation!!) might be dead and done, but what's the worst that can happen if you do call? Purely out of interest, would be interested to know who (or what kind of) org you were going to see. I know a Staffs-based org who are expanding in Scotland, might be same one - PM me if more appropriate. S
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    Lights on always? How to

    iirc, the switch is the same across the model range but the feature isn't necessarily enabled on all cars. S
  14. Rosiebs_Dad

    What I did WITH my E39 today

    Oooh, nice Looks like many a happy hour to be spent in the man cave !!!
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    Anyone got or looking to get the 525D M sport

    I had an E39 530D and got the 320D as well for business use. E39 was the workhorse, towing the caravan and trailer. Eventually (and somewhat sadly) I sold the E39 and swapped the 320D in a the same time for the 525D to become the single car. (As you can probably gather, the 320D wasn't quite up for the towing job, lacking in weight and pulling power.) Love the 525D with the extra 30-odd horses and more torque, but always craved another 6-pot. Apparently there is talk of a 525D in the G3x series, but at the moment can only get 520D or 530D (both available with xDrive as well). Read a review recently about a journalist's road trip from Spain back to the UK, allegedly the 20" wheels provide phenomenal grip, but you feel every piece of grit on the road - not ideal for the crappy, pot-hole riddled roads in the UK these days. Will let you know how it goes once I pick it up in about three weeks time. S
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