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About Bamforma

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    BMW F11 525d SE
  1. Hi, Hoping to seek some advice from you friendly people :-) I have a F11 3.0 525d to change the brakes. I need to replace the front discs and pads, rear pads inc. sensors and a brake fluid change. I have been quoted £720 from the main dealer on the older car parts prices using genuine parts. A nearby BMW specialist has quoted virtually the same so is a no brainer there. I have taken it to an independent garage near my work who has quoted me £420 for the same work but using Delphi front discs and Brembo front/rear pads. My question is, is this a good set up? I have to admit I have never heard of Delphi discs and looking at their prices online do seem rather cheap compared to Brembo discs etc, are they up to the job and do they last? Pretty sure my car is on the original ones so looking for longevity as I intend to keep the car for some years yet. Is it best to bite the bullet and use genuine parts? The dealer quoted me £500 just for the parts. Advice will be most welcome as I don't really know which way to turn. TIA
  2. Hi, Really hoping that people can help me quite quick as in a bit of a pickle. I have a F11 and ti has just come up on the onboard compute to replace my battery at my earliest convenience! Now, how long will it last? I have put a trickle charger on the battery and reconditioned it but the warning is still there. The battery fitted currently is a genuine BMW battery but looks like it may have been replaced by the first owner since it has a BMW approved parts sticker on it. The battery has on the side the part no. 61 21 6 924 023 but a sticker on the top says 61 21 6 919 343? The battery is rated at 90Ah and 900A crank. Is this correct for my 3.0l 525d? What alternatives do I have? Lastly does the battery need coding for an F11, I believe the E60 did but read somewhere the F11 does not? Many thanks in advance, Mark
  3. The zircon had stopped blowing cold a matter of weeks before but had taken it to ATS to be re-gassed and cleaned. It did smell a hell of a lot fresher and was ice cold, faultless service and a fraction of the price that BMW wanted. Seems all of the gas had probably escaped through the condenser issue so a little miffed but hey ho, at least it was fixed. The battery warning hasn't appeared since but I have only drove it this afternoon and had not appeared for a few days. I had read that it can be caused by the electronic handbrake, how true this is I have no idea. I am just dubious about a battery and drivetrain warning having anything to do with a exhaust sensor. I know cars are too clever for their own good sometimes but doesn't compute in my non car mechanic head I have looked at the warranty and it is quite expensive compared to say warranty direct, but, the old adage, you get what you pay for eh?
  4. Hi all, Just got my car back from some work done under warranty, my used car warranty expires on Saturday and seriously wondering whether to extend it or not, though the quote is scandalous!! The car was displaying two errors, first "drivetrain problem" came and went, then two days later "Battery discharge when stationary" came and went. Dealer said the problem was the exhaust back pressure sensor?! The engine does seem a little smoother afterwards but that could simply be phycological. Does this make any sense to anybody else as I am debating whether to extend the warranty if an expensive "drivetrain" issue is lurking around the corner :-/
  5. We have a F11 525D late 2010, non stop/start and the 3.0L engine. This QE was done FOC when in for a warranty issue. The car was displaying two errors, first "drivetrain problem" came and went, then two days later "Battery discharge when stationary" came and went. Dealer said the problem was the exhaust back pressure sensor?! The engine does seem a little smoother but that could be phycological. Does this make any sense to anybody else as I am debating whether to extend the warranty if an expensive "drivetrain" issue is lurking around the corner :-/
  6. Bamforma

    Upgrade to msport steering wheel

    Thanks for the help there, so should not be an issue using an LCI M sport steering wheel in a non LCI car? I was at a BMW dealer on Saturday and the parts guy was adamant that it could not be done and was basically being as unhelpful as possible, seems that they are like this when asking about retrofits???
  7. Bamforma

    Upgrade to msport steering wheel

    Hi, Thanks for the reply. I have a LCI steering wheel (bought maybe prematurely lol) that already has the airbag fitted so I would not need the airbag on the SE steering wheel I have. The only thing that is different that could cause issues is that the new steering wheel has Active Cruise Control ACC buttons that I do not need. So hopefully this would not confuse the car? Thanks, Mark
  8. Bamforma

    Upgrade to msport steering wheel

    Hi, I am a new member and looking for some help. Will the LCI M Sport steering wheel fit a 2010 F11 with an old SE steering wheel? It has the air bag so theoretically it should be a swap? Would it need coding? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Mark
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