Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


About GeeJayJoe

  • Rank


  • Garage
    bmw 525d

Recent Profile Visitors

518 profile views
  1. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I have just discovered a feature on my f11 that is totally new to me. If you hold the unlock button on the key fob for several seconds, it will open all the windows at once. Maybe you all knew this before but not me. Now I have to think of a reason for actually using this.
  2. If both sides go down together, then it would seem to suggest that the pump or valve is leeking.
  3. Issue with a brakes F11 2012

    It really sounds like the vacuum servo assist is not functioning. If you allow a car to run down a hill with out the engine on, and then brake.... it will feel as you described. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Got rid of the Runflats

    I just swapped my fronts for standard tyres, not the rears, and it is so much more stable on undulating roads. I would not recommend doing the rears first. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 2016 518d auto Goes Into Limp Mode

    Hi I did the same yesterday at the traffic lights. Turn the wheel and no power with a message on the screen saying “ lim” This is not limp mode but limit mode. I accidentally pressed the limit button at 20 mph! Sounds like your case too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Engine Fault Reduced Powrr

    Similar problems have been on here before and the 2 most common causes were 1. a build up of water by the engine ecu caused by leaves blocking the drain holes. 2. the battery beginning to fail. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Onboard computer problems

    I think the best way to do it is to disconnect a terminal on the battery and let everything discharge for a few minutes before reconnecting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. F11 2011 handbook query

    The handbook is actually on the I drive screen which is accessed when the engine is off. You can spend hours reading through it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Windscreen Rainwater Drainage

    No water marks at all. Only found by removing the inside door panel and pouring water on the above glass and watch the drips come through between the plastic sheet and the door frame. I added some roofing bitumen to the seal and this cured it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Windscreen Rainwater Drainage

    I went through all the above procedures to cure the problem of water behind the passenger seat only to find that the water was coming in past the seal inside the rear door. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Burning smell From F11 530D

    Sort = soot Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Burning smell From F11 530D

    During a regen the orange triangle lights up and the blue "efficiency dynamics " Happens every 1000 miles or so. It is activated when there are about 20 gms of sort in the system Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Active pedestrian protection

    I have this on my 525. There is a sensor at the front of the car that detects if you are colliding with a pedestrian. If so it will release the bonnets three connections and allow it to slide toward the windscreen when the person hits it. Quite bazaar It would need to be reset at a dealership Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I have a 3l 525d and I use it mainly for short journeys , less than 2 miles. The mpg is about 24. I did a journey of 8 miles and in that time it did a complete regen. Checked it with Carley. So regen is not a problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Am I the only one? Gearbox behavior F11

    I had the same problem with my last BMW engined rover and it turned out to be the MAF losing it's sensitivity. This did not show up with a fault code. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk