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    2016 F10 520d Luxury

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  1. Had mine sorted today to coincide with first MOT, brake fluid service and end of warranty check. Fortunately they had the parts in stock, so a new EGR Cooler fitted. Glad I only had a day with a loan car, not ten weeks with a hire car! Incidentally the loan car was a 320i GT- seemed fairly low spec - no heated seats, no electric handbrake, no autohold. Not that quiet either and lacking the torque of a diesel (even a 520). Glad to get my F10 back at the end of the day.
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    drivetrain error

    Drivetrain error message showed whilst on longer journeys. Stopping, switching on and off had everything back to normal, but then came back after a few weeks. Then - typically when about 100 miles from home - it wouldn't go away and I had to return home at a leisurely pace. Fortunately BMW assist meant that the car was collected next day and I was left with a new Enterprise hire car for a couple of days.
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    drivetrain error

    I had the drivetrain error message too. It popped up and then disappeared a couple of times over a period of several months before finally going into "limp home" mode. Diagnosed as EGR valve - sorted and been fine ever since.
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    Bmw f10 2014 error code 290900

    I rang to book mine in for the EGR cooler recall - fully booked until mid February 2019! I might carry a fire extinguisher while I wait.
  5. Got my recall notice today for my 2016 F10 520d. They are working through the 1.6m vehicles!
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    Self ignition

    Yes - he was fine thankfully. Thanks for finding the old E60 post. I'll still be a bit nervous driving mine home tonight in the current heat! It makes a change from worrying when to put winter tyres on.
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    Self ignition

    Just had a worrying email from a friend with a 65 plate 520d F10. He accelerated off a roundabout yesterday evening, reached about 50 mph, the power dipped, then smoke poured out from under the bonnet. Couldn't cope with the current heatwave perhaps? Any other reported issues we should look out for? He is now looking at an E Class M-B.
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    A tale of woe about my F10's tail

    Sorry to hear the tale of woe, but glad you are getting the car sorted - just hope your back is OK. People aren't as easy to fix.
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    First world F10-series problems

    You are not alone! I find myself always untwisting the passenger seat belt after a passenger has got out, just so the belt lies flat. Also stops it looking horribly twisted against the base of the seat.
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    ConnectedDrive

    Yes - hard drive does give Album Art.
  11. I've had another look at this, but my goodness it does make the car very unresponsive. Also quite annoying that it keeps displaying the picture of a foot on the gas pedal telling me to ease off - even when my foot is not even on the throttle. Coasting can be satisfying if you are in the mood for it.
  12. Agreed - this morning there were so many front wheel drive cars losing traction and sliding sideways on minor slopes even in "flat" Norfolk. Felt very secure on my Michelin Alpin A4 winter tyres. Quite impressed with the DTC as well, as this is the first serious snow with an auto gearbox.
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    BMW 520d B47 Engine Fuel Consumption

    Had a decent run yesterday and ended up at 63.3. This was in Comfort +, not Eco-Pro, so I wasn't going for any eco record. Perhaps the B47 is getting run in now.
  14. Smart looking boat - you did a good job. Hope the beanie isn't needed in Crete!
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