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  1. jake13

    Run flat repair

    The side wall is much stiffer on the RF tyre and technically you can drive and have it repaired providing it's not the sidewall. From experience, if you drive RF tyre with no air and have it repaired you will get leak around the bead and rim. However, with regular driving it will eventually seal itself. I would also carry a compressor so you can top up the air if the need arises.
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    Fuel filter intervals?

    19,000 x 3 = 57,000 miles
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    Surging issues - 550i

    Check accelarator pedal and reset adaptation if possible.
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    Bmw e60 535d m sport

    Unless I'm mistaken, Pre-LCi vehicle will need M5 paddle shift steering wheel and they're not cheap. I've seen this setup on a E61 550i with a SMG gearbox.
  5. This seems to be a fitting issue. The caliper piston needs to be retracted FULLY when installing new pads. The guide bolts need to be smooth and free of crud, you're not suppose to grease them. All surfaces need to cleaned and strategically greased and don't forget to install the spring. Removing and installing/renewing brake pads on both front disc brakes When installing the wheel, all five wheel bolts should be able to tighten evenly by hand. This implies that the wheel is centred on to the hub. The wheel bolts should be torqued on the ground (loaded).
  6. I had a similar problem with the front N/S door, it wouldn't open from inside and outside. I thumped the area around the 'arbag' tag with side of my fist, which seems to have done the trick. It happened twice and haven't had any issues so far. I tried to 'correct' the outer handle on the rear N/S door. However, I accidentally pushed the lock further and door handle clip/hook would not slot in to the lock. I had to remove the door card and membrane. There is a hole below area of bowden cable where you can disengage the lock using a long screwdriver which will avoid removing the membrane. Refitting the handle was tricky, however I realised that I had to push on to the lock from the inside with the screwdriver whilst tightening T20 screw from the side. Overview of front door locks Removing and installing/replacing door lock in left or right front door 51 21 170Removing and installing or replacing outer door handle from left or right front door Special tools required: 51 2 220 Note: If replacing version with Comfort Access/CA: In order to avoid Comfort Access malfunction, use only original BMW paints on the outer door handle with electrically non-conducting primer. New part* (from 09/2005) is provided with electrically non-conducting primer. * Sourcing reference: BMW Parts Department Removal: Note: Installation is described separately from removal. 2-door models: Remove cover (1). Only remove cover (2) to release the outer door handle cover. 4-door models: Remove cover (1). Only remove cover (2) to release the outer door handle cover. Note: Protect bore (1) against scratching (risk of corrosion). Important! If the screw is correctly tightened, the lock mechanism can spring back and the sound insulation must then be removed. Pull outer door handle (2) outward until screw (3) is accessible through bore hole (1) and hold outer door handle (2) in this position. Using special tool 51 2 220 , tighten screw (3) counterclockwise to secure outer door handle (2). Tightening torque 51 21 5AZ. First pull off outer door handle (1) in area (A) from rear lock actuation (2). Then pull outer door handle (1) in area (B) off of front lock actuation (3) in direction of arrow. Installation: The following parts on outer door handle (4) must not be damaged or missing: 1 Rear fixture 2 Front fixture 3 Felt strip (no longer needed if present during reinstallation/replacement) Stop pad (1) must be fitted. Correctly insert outer door handle (4) with bore hole (3) into fixture (2). Correctley engage fixture (5) of outer door handle (4) into lock actuation (6). Note: Protect bore (1) against paintwork damage (risk of corrosion). Important! If the screw is correctly tightened, the lock mechanism can spring back and the sound insulation must then be removed. Hold outer door handle (2) and use special tool 51 2 220 to tighten screw (3) clockwise. Tightening torque 51 21 5AZ. Carry out function check only with door open.
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    F10 door corrosion

    Check the paint match when it's dry.
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    Fuel Gauge

    Run instrument cluster test (K1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXdENMSR8G8
  9. What's the difference in driving experience between sport and M sport suspension car? I couldn't find any info on coil springs other than the front anti-roll bar for M sport and Sport is 25.6mm and 25.5mm respectively? The rear anti-roll bar for M sport and sport is 16mm and 13.5mm respectively. As for ride height (E61) on 18" wheels 617mm (standard?) & 602mm (low-slung sport suspension <- S226A?).
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    F10 door corrosion

    Are you at liberty to say which branch?
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    Brake disc wear

    Too cheesy
  12. You don't need planning permission as long as it's not attached to a building. However, how would your envious neighbour react if you refuse him ramp time? The ramp will give you the opportunity to expand your channel since there is very little out there on the F series.
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    Brake disc wear

    They're stupid price, so I didn't bother replacing them. I think mine is original and over 13 years old, but doesn't rattle. The trick is not to bend the legs when putting it back on the caliper.
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    Brake disc wear

    When you replace your discs, tidy up the calipers especially the spring clip. Spray can is PITA with all the masking. However, I used this rated at 800c and does not burn when you use a heat gun to dry. VHT paint
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    Soldering Iron advice

    You need to roughen (key) the area so the solder can stick. Plumbers solder has a higher melting point and with any soldering iron you have to make sure the tip is properly tinned.
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    530D - Buyers Regret

    Who said anything about status? We are talking about overtaking at will without being stuck behind lorries and cars.
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    530D - Buyers Regret

    I'm suprised that no one has stated the obvious. Driving on a single carriageway A road with queue of lorries and cars. I know which car I would be in. End of discussion.
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    F10 door corrosion

    Depending on the size of Dealership, sometimes the Accident Repair Centre (Bodyshop) is located separately. I only have experience with Oldbury. You will need your V5 (logbook) and Service book. I would also print off the TSB from page 1 (see MH's post) and take it with you to ensure they are not 'ignorant' of the problem. You could try the following: Sytner Dealer
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    F10 door corrosion

    I would write google feedback to compare and contrast the above points regarding both franchises. Once people realise how crap Sopel are and with the poor ratings and bad publicity only then they will listen.
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    F10 door corrosion

    Like @KN54ALE you need to vote with your feet. You need to make sacrifice with your time and make effort to go somewhere else. I travelled 100 miles to a Sytner Bodyshop and my car was 11 years old at the time. From what I've heard it's best to avoid small franchises regarding warranty bodywork.
  21. Oil service is every two years regardless of mileage, it should have had one done last year. Using a similar car, 2015 with 17,000 miles (https://www.bmw-service.co.uk): Oil service only : £218 Oil service + Microfilter (Inspection I): £240 " + air & fuel filter (Inspection II): £519 Brake fluid: £69 Vehicle check: £79 MOT: £54 IMO your car requires oil service, brake fluid service and MOT. Upload pictures of your service items from your i-drive.
  22. Because you need to overhaul the valve body as mentioned by @535i Andrew
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    530D - Buyers Regret

    As you state, you can't beat the experience!
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    Servicing advice

    Depending on the Dealer, you can get 0% finance on service cost (£250 and above) for 6mths/12mths.