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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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    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Lovely motor you have there Matthew. Is it petrol or diesel and how many cylinders does it boast?
  3. Noticed the tyres are wearing a bit thin so thought what better time to look into non-rfts. Looking forward to seeing how they compare.
  4. Own a 2010 530d N57 - its 8th birthday is next week and has done 132k. It's mechanically sound and has required nothing but routine servicing and a set of 6 glow plugs since I gained ownership of it 3 years back. I reckon as long as these cars are taken care of they'll take care of you. DPF/Turbo is all original so hope to see many more trouble-free miles with this car. *touches wood*
  5. Hi all, Have had this warning pop up on startup for the past year now and was wondering if there was a way to remove/reset it? The engine starts fine and all electrics are functional so I'm assuming the battery is holding charge, yet the warning continues to display. I have had a mechanic attempt to reset it with his non-BMW specific diagnostic tool but to no avail. What can I do to resolve this? Any advice is appreciated.
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    'Replace Battery' warning

    Finally (over a year later!) got round to giving the battery a good charge/recondition with the CTEK MXS charger. Despite this the car is still adamant that I should replace the battery. Apparently the only way to remove this message is to register the battery with software, however this should only be done on a brand new battery. Looks like I'll keep on ignoring this error message for the duration of F10 ownership.
  7. Invested in a CTEK MXS battery charger in the hope of clearing the "Replace battery" warning I've been seeing over the past year.
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    Picked up my 520d Luxury

    Welcome along! It has to be said that is one very highly specced F10, must be an absolute pleasure to drive. The forum is a great place for answering any queries, lots of helpful chaps on hand. Hope the car serves you well for many miles to come.
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    BMW EGR "Technical Campaign"

    Does anyone know if the 245PS N57 is affected by the EGR cooler failures? I can't say I've noticed any symptoms in the 3 years I've owned my 2010 model.
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    Self ignition

    Glad to hear no one was hurt, however the owner must be pretty shaken up. Very disconcerting.
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    Thoughts on the F01 7'er

    AFAIK the N57 (as found in the F01) doesn't appear to face the same swirl flaps troubles as the M57 following a new design, but intake manifolds are prone to excessive carbon build up - more of an issue on vehicles that have endured multiple short journeys. Other than that these motors are generally quite robust.
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    DPF Regen every 300 miles

    A high mileage DPF will likely be filled with ash so the real capacity falls - could be the cause for more frequent regens.
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    First world F10-series problems

    Its thirst for washer fluid - the headlight washers do not help in this regard!
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    First world F10-series problems

    Lack of folding rear seats as standard No lumbar support as standard
  15. Agreed, just enquired on the cost of new plugs and it came in to ~£300 so not the end of the world. The F10 has been faultless otherwise in the time I've owned it. The G30's seem to be carrying quite a premium over F10's atm which is a shame as would love to properly experience a petrol BMW before they're legalised off the roads. Perhaps its time to jump in to an F10 M5!
  16. Oh I wish! Recently had the house renovated otherwise an M5 would already be sitting in the driveway! Wouldn't want one without a warraty mind, but they are tempting at £29k for 40k miles on AUC. Not sure the other half would approve however.
  17. In fairness I've not yet shopped around regarding the glow plugs but a quick google search suggests it should be in the region of £300 all in, which is less than I expected. However I was less impressed when looking at tyres where the cheapest I found were £143 per corner; may consider non RFTs / part-worns if these prices are anything to go by.
  18. I know that both Birmingham and Southampton have recently proposed low emission zones similar to that in London so its only time till every other town follows suit. If I were to get rid of the car now I'd hope there wouldn't be as hard a hit in depreciation as there would be if I sold it in say 2-3 years time when these ULEZ's become increasingly commonplace. I suspect big diesel's won't be all that attractive by then...
  19. Thanks chaps, however am now debating whether to get rid of it or not what with the recent ULEZ proposals and 2040 diesel ban. As this is a 2010 model it only adheres to the Euro 5 regs so would be subject to charges within these zones. It also needs a bit spent on it, including 6 glow plugs and controller, tyres all around and an oil service. Just thinking what my options are ATM and whether its worth spending a bit and keeping it a bit longer, or if I'd be better off trading it in for something newer/cleaner.
  20. Gave it a wash a couple of days ago - love Deep Sea Blue when clean, but doesn't work so well during the colder months IMO... (excuse the iPhone picture quality)
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    In response to the vid - all I have to say is holy f**k! Would give M5's a real hard run for their money thats for sure! Wow.
  22. A "one off" SL350 AMG... Any takers? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mercedes-Benz-sl350-2004-awesome-jaw-dropping-looks/123188260476?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2F0%2F0%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123188260476%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ts%3D025ea6511640a8878b71adf2fff8d7e0&ul_noapp=true&clk_rvr_id=1568349215438&afsrc=1&rmvSB=true
  23. @535i Andrew I don't think its anything to worry about - My brother in law has a 335i which I believe has the same N55 motor as the F10. Even after sustained motorway speeds the temp needle did not exceed the temperature shown above. Must simply be a characteristic of the engine.
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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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    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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