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535i Andrew last won the day on April 18

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About 535i Andrew

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  • Birthday 07/28/1978

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    Renfrewshire, Scotland
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    Civil Engineer


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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. Wheel cleaner

    I use Billberry diluted down but for a proper deep clean it needs to be used neat. Bilt Hamber gets sprayed on straight from the bottle. Before Bilt Hamber doing its thing. After.
  2. B47 f10 2014 fuel economy

    Simple physics, more weight, more energy required to lug it about. BMW have been rumbled recently about their emissions on the G30 on the 4 pot Diesel. Not good.
  3. B47 f10 2014 fuel economy

    Yeah but the is far far heavier than your previous E60. My F10 max loaded is over 2300kg. I don't think my E60 fully loaded weighed anywhere near that, and I've got a smaller/lighter engine now. But the main bonus of the B47 over your 2009 E60 520d is that the valvetrain drive doesn't have components made from cheese. I would rather put more fuel in it than worry about a four figure repair bill to sort out the dodgy valvetrain drive.
  4. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    The outside face mibbies but those who (have OCD) like a clean barrel, the spokes are too big to get my hands in between the wheel and brakes to clean the barrel as can be seen below, I can only get in to get to a small part of the barrel the slightly cleaner bit you can see near the valve stem. Quite corroded. Not helped by being titchy 17" something has been trapped between the brake disc or suspension ball joint and the rim and has scored a couple of them. 18" would offer that bit more clearance and still give a decent choice of winter tyres. And proof that you can repair rfts, here is the obvious plug on one of my winters. In the centre of the picture you can clearly see a plug right in the middle of the tyre where interestingly there is no wwww pattern.
  5. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    For even more candles or cos you like eating cake?
  6. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    So should we have sung you happy birthday yesterday? Did your cake look like this then?
  7. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Called Local tyre fitter who are happy to consider repairing it if no damage to sidewalls which they are happy to think won't be the case as it wasn't driven on whilst flat, but they would check it out. Sounds hopeful.
  8. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    You are old, by your own omission you are 50 after all. The 351s are actually easier to clean as they are powder coated with many many layers of wax and sealant over them so the dirt almost just hoses off them.
  9. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Going for the hybrid SE/MSport look.
  10. E39 540i Sport - Delivery at Last!

    You bammy jugger! I always wanted a 540. It's the best name for a 5 Series that just rolls of the tongue when you answer someone back when they ask, "what are you driving", whilst you know it's got a great big V8 under the bonnet. Its a great two fingered salute to the ecomentalists.
  11. Wing Mirror Tilt On Reverse

    And only if you have certain options, like fully electric seats or folding mirrors. I have neither and I miss the tilting mirror which I had on my E60.
  12. Advice on buying, please

    This! Go and drive a 520d by all means but don't buy it until you have driven a 530d.
  13. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Cheers, I know I won't have damaged the sidewall as the system didn't even detect it. Checked the pressure and it's lost 0.1 of a bar. My understanding is that You cant repair runflat if they have been driven whilst flat. Running on flat damages the sidewalls which then obviously ruins the tyre. I've bit done that in my case.
  14. Advice on buying, please

    Water leak thread below which can affect all models. The 520d with N47 engine suffers from a rattly timing chain. It's the same chain as in the miles better 530d but it has different tensionsers/guides/sprockets which can make it noisey in service on the 4 pot. It's an engine out job to fix. I wouldn't touch a 520d not just for the timing chain issue but the engine is very agricultural compared to the 6 pot Diesels. All models suffer form air con condenser failure. F11 models can suffer from leaky air springs at the rear. The F10 saloon can suffer from broken rear coil springs too, but not as common. Don't buy the first F10/11 that you see, there are hundreds out there to choose from.
  15. Replacing a wing mirror LED indicator

    Newtis is your friend for this sort of thing. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/ Punch in your last 7 digits of your chassis number.