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535i Andrew

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535i Andrew last won the day on October 19

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About 535i Andrew

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  • Birthday 07/28/1978

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    Scotland
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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. 535i Andrew

    Shaken not stirred.

    I'll fess up. Mine was fully warmed up having just done 14 miles in slow traffic and has just had air filter and oil service, when I filmed mine. Your engine bay is much cleaner though.
  2. I look at it as I've spent plenty and been quoted even more for fixing autoboxes when they've disintegrated when coupled to a stock engine, despite them being serviced by a transmission specialist. Yeah so like I would want to stress them up more.....
  3. 535i Andrew

    Bzzz sound instead of ptew ptew turbo whistle

    Do you mean The noise of the turbo waste gate after you lift off following plenty of throttle?
  4. 535i Andrew

    Next job...

    Except you swear in different places!
  5. 535i Andrew

    Headlight dance?

    Light switch set to adaptive. On indicator stalk, lower button on the end, switches on high beam assist. The two functions switched on together make for great night time driving.
  6. 535i Andrew

    Headlight dance?

    Adaptive means the clever bit to make the lights do their dance. On mine I turn the light switch to the 11 o'clock position to switch on the adaptive function. This automatically switches from side lights to dipped headlights as the ambient outside light gets darker. It also allows the headlights to turn their beam to point in the direction of travel. As you turn the steering wheel the beam is moved to point the way the car is travelling. Also when the indicator is switched on an additional 'cornering' light is illuminated. This is the light either side of the kidney grill. Normal headlight is the bulb next to the indicator. On cars with Xenons there is only one bulb 'on' when you change between dipped and full headlights, a mask moves to reveal more of the bulb to give the full headlights. In halogens switching on full headlights switched on the lights either side of the kidney grill. Park up the car against a wall and turn the steering wheel and you will see the beams move and the turning light come on but I don't think one of the cornering lights comes on when steering when stationary to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers.
  7. 535i Andrew

    Headlight dance?

    You need the sensor that detects on coming lights and rear tail lights which is located under the rear view mirror. There is no doubt a 'module' needed and coding to make it all work. Probaly quite expensive to do it.
  8. 535i Andrew

    Headlight dance?

    Gotcha, so the newer ones have Xenons but not necessarily adaptive Xenons unless that option box is ticked, then a further option needs ticked for high beam assist? Didn't appreciate that. Thanks. Mine has "visibility pack" which gives S522 Xenons, S524 Adaptive headlights, S5AC high beam assist and S502 headlight cleaning.
  9. 535i Andrew

    No gauges....

    My E39 did this once. Drove it home 6 miles with no speedo, had to guess the speed from other vehicles as its not like I could judge it from the tacho either as that didn't work. Went out to the car a few hours later and it worked and worked everytime since. Never did figure out why but other info I read all pointed to the ignition switch. I just put it down the E39 electrical gremlins. Both front wheel sensors, battery, no dash dials, wipers failing which was quite scary the twice it happened, but like a true electrical fault, cured itself by switching off and back on.
  10. Remember last year Westminster wanted to ban sales of cars with proper engines by 2040? Well the numpties have now changed their minds to match the numpties that run the Scottish government, by wanting this to happen by 2032. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45899580 Again same old questions, where us the electricity going to come from? There is no capacity in the national grid for more load to charge our cars from. There is no sign of more nuclear power stations being built to supply base load electricity when it doesn't rain or isn't windy. And more worryingly as the government extorts a fortune from us drivers via Vehicle Excise Duty (which lets face it, is a tax!) and fuel duty (tax!) where is this cash cow going to go, the government will be loosing out on a fortune? Battery tax? What we need is for Cruella to step out of her armour plated 5.0i V8 Jaaaaagggg and into a horrid milk float, like an Auris and watch her sweat when she can't be whisked away by a snorting V8 when an emergency situation arises as it will run out off charge after the first tyre squealing evasive J turn.
  11. 535i Andrew

    Headlight dance?

    Don't buy an F10 without adaptive Xenons. I think late models it was standard right enough.
  12. 535i Andrew

    Headlight dance?

    Yeah but having bright lights is quite handy, you know for seeing things in the dark, like deer who like me live out in the dark sticks!
  13. 535i Andrew

    German Engineering

    Yup. Replaced a wishbone like the top one on my Senator. Pig of a job to get the arm inserted into the front cross member. Replaced most of the "German" arms on my E60. Much easier to line up all the bits.
  14. 535i Andrew

    Shaken not stirred.

    Like the good Scottish car that it is, it can clearly hold its drink! Apologies for the dreadful sound quality, iphone video not great and then the fan kicks in towards the end.
  15. 535i Andrew

    F11 rear suspension airbag repkacement

    For clarity, I'm referring to BMW AUC warranty. Sorry , I see you already said that, hence edit! Should have gone to spec savers......
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