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  1. I've seen these threads all over other forums and I thought why not start one here? It'll be interesting to see what you guys get up to with your bimmers! Might give me some ideas on what to do too as mine is still completely stock. Let's go!
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    Real world mpg and range

    I have no doubt in the capabilities of modern turbo 4 bangers , but the fact remains that a larger engine is going to produce more torque allowing for more effortless power delivery. And if going for petrol due to low miles the added fuel costs of the 6cyl will be negligible.
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    Faulty Sunroof

    Well done to you, @Xtrail. You have proven many of us wrong! @sjak92 you were saying...?
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    Real world mpg and range

    Can't imagine a 4 cylinder petrol would suit the 5 very well - it's a bus after all! It will constantly need to be revved to get anywhere, therefore leading to higher fuel consumption respectively. What it needs is plenty of low down torque, something even the 4 pot diesels deliver quite well. If going for petrol due to mileage, I'd definitely be considering the 6 cylinder 540i as fuel economy is likely to be near enough identical to that of the 520i as it needn't work so hard to build momentum. In theory anyway...
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    Smoke from engine and yellow engine dash light

    Could be a cracked manifold or something. I'm not all that mechanically minded sorry! Try posting this in the F10 area - you'll get better coverage from other N57 30d drivers who may have experienced similar symptoms.
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    Smoke from engine and yellow engine dash light

    Sounds like a dud MAF sensor judging by the codes. Could also be caused by heavy city driving leading to a large build up of particulates and the exhaust never getting hot enough to initiate an active regen. When was the last time you took it for a spirited motorway blast? To encourage regen you'll need to drive at speeds of over 60mph for at least 30 mins.
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    Remanufactured Turbo Vs New (F10/F11)

    Have owned 3 diesel cars and not one has ever required a turbo replacement. Currently own a 2006 Toyota Verso which has required no work whatsoever in all the 200k miles it’s covered. However, should the turbo ever require replacement I’d easily go OEM, simply for the peace of mind it offers. No point tearing the engine apart only to find the refurbished turbo blows up a week later! Just my opinion...
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    New car time - decisions decisions

    I'd rather a 640d over an A7 personally, not least due to the twin turbo engine. Driven a 335d with the same unit and suffice to say it does not hang around! Good luck with the search.
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    The new motor.

    Quite the looker - usually not too fond of so called 'SUVs' myself, but VW have done a nice job here. The side profile is very X5-esque IMO, which is no bad thing. Lets hope it gives you many trouble-free miles. Enjoy it!
  10. Goes well and adds to the aggressive stance of the car IMO. Especially helped by having those twin tailpipes on either side. If only they gave them to the 530d's...
  11. Gave it a much needed wash, but in doing so I noticed a missing OSF center cap. Hmmm...
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    Check out the spec on this F11!

    Absolutely loaded vehicle - makes mine seem poverty spec! Never seen those style headlights on an F10 before either.
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    Will there be a 518d?

    How much more economical can a 4 pot diesel be in a tank such as the X5 or a bus like the 7er compared with an unstressed 6 pot? The 4 pot will be working twice as hard to make equivalent progress leading to both higher fuel consumption and higher emissions! And really, who wants to be able to hear the rattling 4 banger in what is supposed to be a luxurious, quiet and comfortable mode of transport?
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    Will there be a 518d?

    You say that, but they have just released a 7 series with a 2.0 4 pot Diesel engine!
  15. My journeys are often no longer than 20-25 mins and I haven't experienced any DPF issues from this. However I do tend to give it a good motorway blast every few hundred miles or so to try and encourage a DPF regen.
  16. Left the F10 where it belongs when it snows - parked up in my driveway. Used my Toyota Verso workhorse instead, which handled brilliantly, not least helped by having a third pedal to play with.
  17. Not a fan of the headlight washers purely because they drink washer fluid like there’s no tomorrow!
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    Hellowwww :D

    Congratulations on the purchase! The F10 really is a great car, glad to hear you're enjoying it. Hope it serves you well for many miles to come.
  19. Whilst everyone's been maxing out miles per gallon, I've been out exploiting smiles per gallon and consequently lighting up the rears every so often! I do find it strange just how relaxed the traction control system behaves in these cars, not that I'm complaining!
  20. Now I don't feel so bad for neglecting my car
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    Hellowwww :D

    The manual doesn't feel great IMO so I would avoid it. The 8-speed auto is great however and is pretty responsive, so would probably go with that. The autos also tend to have higher resale values over the manual so there's that to consider as well. 520d's are known for snapping timing chains, so would listen out for that before purchasing. Can be a hefty bill to pick up otherwise. If your budget can stretch to it, I'd highly recommend going for a 530d and above as they have stronger engines with greater pulling power and return respectable fuel economy figures too, considering the size of the car. All in all, you'll be pleased with whichever variant you go for so long as you do your research beforehand. Happy car buying!
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    Hellowwww :D

    Buy on condition, not mileage.
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    3.0 petrol oil consumption

    Or whether the car starts in first or second...
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    520i SE or 520d SE? (G30 or G31)

    I usually go for the high octane stuff, in particular Shell V power. Never had an issue with it. I tend to avoid supermarket fuels as I’ve only had problems with them. Just my experience though... others seem to have no problems regardless of fuel type...
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