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Everything posted by jake13

  1. jake13

    Local councils - absolute jobsworths

    You should see the way they patch up potholes, like a tartan quilt.
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    Is it worth it?

    Got carried away, it was just a minor crack on the bumper...... After a week without a car, my neighbour kindly lend me use his 2009 E60 530d (pictures will follow) as a daily drive.
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    Is it worth it?

    Was it worth it? Not even 8 weeks and some cunt has scraped the rear n/s rear quarter and wheel. Either they tried to double park (most likely) or do a three-point turn.......I give up.
  4. The anxiety of waiting, I understand your pain. When I got my tailgate painted under warranty, they valeted the car inside and out.
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    545i playing up !

    Check ignition coil.
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    What price for next service?

    Inclusive of VAT.
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    Rose Joint.

    You need this tool found on eBay....
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    Headlight adjustment problem.

    Take it to a MOT place and have the lights manually adjusted to spec. Adjustment screw primarily for vertical adjustment Adjustment screw primarily for lateral adjustment
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    Insurance on 520d

    What is your mitigating reason? Did you buy the car for yourself or Mum? We live in a transactional society, once your Mum pays you off for the car then you can change the Registered Keeper. Wait 20 years; own a house, have kids and change your gender. NCB is a scam, they only consider 9 years and disregard the rest.
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    Insurance on 520d

    Then.......Mum should be the main driver (policy holder).
  11. jake13

    545i playing up !

    It looks like a supply issue. You have an IBS fault and the voltage dropped to 9.5v. Is the battery going flat? I would check the alternator/voltage regulator and fully charge the battery.
  12. NewTIS......... https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e39-530i-tou/components-connectors/components/a-control-units-unified-parts-groups/control-units-assemblies/a8680-fuse-carrier-engine-electronics/jp2cu80 Disconnect the heated oxygen sensors and replace the fuse. Does it blow?
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    F11 dented from large hail stones

    Coat the whole car in Polyurea.
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    What price for next service?

    Oil service only for your car is £243. Oil service with micro filter is £393.80 which includes £19.80 for 'standard scope' "The standard scope is a necessary requirement carried out at every workshop visit. Your BMW Technician will interrogate your BMW’s computer for error messages and reset completed service indicators" I doubt very much they ever read the fault codes.
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    What price for next service?

    Ok, I found another way. Clear cookies in your browser and put the wrong reg & mileage. It will say it can't find the vehicle and will give you option to manually select the vehicle.
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    What price for next service?

    How much labour if you supply oil & oil filter? I was quoted £67.50 for the E61 and I know the guy for over 4 years. I always get him to knock few quid off the listed price.
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    What price for next service?

    For example, you should get like this....
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    What price for next service?

    You should get a page with service icons and prices.
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    Road noise

    Road surface is one of the major factor in noise contribution. https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/1.3273080
  20. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e39-535i-lim/repair-manuals/51-body-equipment/51-42-rear-door-trim-panel-with-armrests/BkbA2dh
  21. Please upload a picture with glass info, next to the tax disc.
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    What price for next service?

    Quite opposite down here. Too damn hot to work on the car for the past 5 weeks. They all consult https://www.bmw-service.co.uk/value_service (link provided by JG). You can book the service online and designate the BMW garage you want the service to be carried out. For example, if you book online and the price is £200 and choose to carryout with Williams. However, Williams quoted you £300 then it will be the online price you will be paying not whatever Williams quoted you.
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    Track Rod End

    A worn inner tie rod will display play when rocking the wheel at 12 and 6 o'clock position. Sometimes it's difficult to remove the locknut from the outer tie-rod (ball joint end) and chopping off the nut/stud with angle grinder makes life very easy. I used a big adjustable spanner when I removed the inner tie rod nut. To avoid damaging the rack you need to loosen / tighten in the retracted position (rod inside the rack).
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    Importing mobile numbers to iDrive

    I have the same problem and worked perfectly with the old Windows 7.8 phone. Some of the contacts are 'missing' with the Android 6.0.1. phone.