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    F10 2011 520d Manual

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  1. Johnjonjo

    Enginw oil suggestions for 520d manual

    Funny man, not!
  2. Johnjonjo

    Enginw oil suggestions for 520d manual

    I thought those intervals are fine but I now change oil and filter every 10k
  3. Johnjonjo

    Enginw oil suggestions for 520d manual

    That does make sense as it's only a small percentage and those that do shout out that they have the problem tend to be very vocal so as to give a false impression. I have been naughty in the past and not changed the oil and filter for 2 years but have only done about 4000 miles in that time. I wonder if that is ok as I'm not sure if the oil deteriorates with time ?
  4. Johnjonjo

    Enginw oil suggestions for 520d manual

    Bmw said it is shell brand LL04 low ash specification so the eurocatpaets options sounds about right
  5. Johnjonjo

    Enginw oil suggestions for 520d manual

    Must say mustang do look amazing. Imagine parking at work car park lol
  6. Johnjonjo

    Enginw oil suggestions for 520d manual

    Bmw were also saying that it has to be a low ash and sulphur specification
  7. Johnjonjo

    Enginw oil suggestions for 520d manual

    I agree with what you say. Plan to keep it for about another year
  8. Johnjonjo

    Enginw oil suggestions for 520d manual

    Mortgage, wife, kids etc
  9. Johnjonjo

    Enginw oil suggestions for 520d manual

    No typo, 2000 miles per year as got tranfered for work far away and now its very close to home
  10. Johnjonjo

    Enginw oil suggestions for 520d manual

    Much difference between branded and own brand? I'm worried as Mathew Ashton points out I have the N47 engine so need to be careful with timing chain issues.
  11. Hi all My car is due an oil service. My mate has a garage so he can do it for me so just need to know oil recommendations. Bmw want £80 just for the oil 0w 30w LL04 specification which is manufactured by shell. How often do you change your oil and filter? I try to at least once every 2 years as I only do about 2000 miles a year. My car has done about 92000 miles now and is a 2011 520d manual. Many thanks in advance
  12. Did anyone watch this programme? I was in tears, those poor people. The worst thing about it is the government didnt help them on top of it all autherised the cladding and didn't listen to the complaints of residents about serious service issues e.g. power surges, no sprinklers etc. Makes me so angry that people are treated like this in a country with the world's fifth largest economy. This so easily could have been avoided if the government did it's job properly
  13. Johnjonjo

    Rear spring broken

    About 5 years ago had an E60 which I had also bought from blackhorse before I bought the updated F10. The E60 had exactly the same warranty s i jave now and the high pressure fuel pump failed and diesel was leaking into engine oil which if left could potentially impair the lubrication of the engine and so lead lead to alsorts of issues. Took the car into BMW, they diagnosed the issue and phoned warranty company along with the £1300 repair cost and the warranty company sent round an assessor the next day who autherised the claim including an oil and filter change as oil had become contaminated. It was the year that part of London was flooded and replacement pump had to come from main BMW warehouse in London so took a few days longer than usual. In the meantime I was give a brand new mini courtesy car. Bmw had the car for 5 days. With this experience I deffinately wanted the warranty with my F10.
  14. Johnjonjo

    Rear spring broken

    I bought my car from blackhorse and warranty was part of the deal. One year warranty included in car price and choice to extend on a year by year fixed price basis if I payed for the second years upfront at point of sale. If i sold the car then I could claim half of the £350 I paid for the second year back but I knew I'd keep the car for a few years so I signed up to it. Must have been some kind of deal blackhorse had with the warranty company. There is zero excess on the policy and max that can be claimed for is the value of the car, if repair is dearer then I have to cover the difference.
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