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About 535i Andrew

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  • Birthday 07/28/1978

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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. 535i Andrew

    Winter tyres yes or no?

    I was a winter tyre skeptic, until I drove my dads F10 with winters. My F10 came with a set of winter wheels and I've managed to get out my street in 6" of snow which had my E60 with summers struggling in only 3" of snow. Go down to 17" rims and you will get a bigger choice of tyres and they will be cheaper. A decent engined E60 may not be able to fit 16" rims over the front brakes.
  2. The ECU needs replaced? I can't link that with the hydro lock of the engine or the fuel everywhere. He has disconnected something on the fuel pump side of things and it's leaked fuel internally. That's a lot of Diesel in the sump given less than half of that quantity is sump oil.
  3. 535i Andrew

    Mercedes E63s

    Nah in the early 1990s the fast van of choice was the Astra max Diesel! Apologies for the dodgy footage!
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    545i playing up !

    Yup, I had to go out and buy a 3/8" ratchet to use with my torx socket. I had previously managed to get away with using my 1/2" drive ratchet plus adapter but there is no room in the N62 bay to do that. The F10 is a charm too. Torx bits, torx sockets, hex bits and splined bits are all needed.
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    Mercedes E63s

    Indeed Sir. The full amount of bhp is used from the minute you start the engine to the minute you switch it off.
  6. I think so, you are right, for strut removal it says to remove wishbone yet is clearly shows pics with it in situ but just disconnected from the steering knuckle. It will be one of those things that yes you can do it without removing but it will be easier if it is removed. The nuts and bolts are all quite big and there should be plenty of room to swing a breaker bar around under the wheel arch. Looking forward to a full write up with loads of pics.
  7. Yes upper wishbone to steering knuckle ball joint need to be separated but you don't physically remove the upper wishbone arm from the car to withdraw the strut.
  8. No https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/repair-manuals/31-front-axle-front-suspension/31-31-spring-struts/1LHsblhj Put your car into TIS to make sure as the above link is for an F10.
  9. 535i Andrew

    545i playing up !

    +1 But yes you are doing very short journeys, shorter than mine. That won't be good. I did about 6k a year in my E60. But having just got mine back after a 6 week break, the sound of a decent engine that can pull sweetly and smoothly is thoroughly enjoyable and is a must for engaging driving.
  10. 535i Andrew

    Towbar as protection?

    Bit of a thread revival so apologies for that but I think it's worthy of an update. I've just got mine back from the bodyshop after being rear ended on my 3AC towbar. I got a brand new towbar fitted as the engineer wasn't prepared to say it was safe after taking a knock. He also said it probably saved the rest of the car from further damage. Chassis rails were fine as was the boot floor. Which can't be said for the car that hit me. Serves them right.
  11. 535i Andrew

    545i playing up !

    Now that ties in, I didn't know that. One of the MOT exams I put mine thru the tech mentioned that when I asked about the oily smell in the workshop when mine was running. Still it blew well below max levels on the emission test for the next couple of MOTs. Wasn't an issue for me but I don't think the engine would do that mileage again before serious intervention.
  12. 535i Andrew

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I hate Ikea trips, unless it's first thing in the morning it's ridiculously busy and I hate having to walk around the store in the way Ikea want you too and not just go straight to the isle and shelf for what you need. Not to mention their titchy sized car parking spaces. You would think that being Swedish they would be used to big Volvos and size the spaces accordingly.
  13. 535i Andrew

    Offside Exhaust tip F10 535i

    Hi, Hoping you can help. I have just had the nearside exhaust tail pipe replaced due to accident damage. It now shows how scruffy the offside one is. I'm not sure which part number it will be, either Part 10 or 11, but I'm not 100% sure of the choice. It's obviously a replacement and I think its the black chrome one, so think its part #11 in the link below. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FR72-EUR-01-2013-F10-BMW-535i&diagId=18_0861 Chassis DZ32829. Can I have a price for UK postage please? Thanks
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    545i playing up !

    Its the same one BMW will sell you, just without the BMW badge and the extra cost of course!
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