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535i Andrew

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

    Winters were fitted back in November, went in for a brake fluid service in December and winter tyre tread depths given. It was in on Friday for its MOT and the same tyres were measured and three tyres had more tread depth than they did the previous month. One tyre was the same depth. I think it's Either that or Dunlop Winter 3Ds regenerate!
  2. CABIN FILTER

    A massive saving of £76.99! Thanks for the link.
  3. The grand tour

    I thought Friday's episode Jaaaaags was hysterical! My mate, has just ordered a XE, so I sent him this picture taken from Friday's episode to show him what life will be like owning a Jaaaaaag.
  4. Wheal Bearing - Does Brand matter?

    FAG. I fitted a FAG front bearing to my E60. I bought it from Dingbro for £88. The same FAG bearing in a BMW cardboard box was £238! The original that I removed had the same FAG markings.
  5. CABIN FILTER

    We are all here to help each other! Torx Screwdriver bit. https://www.drapertools.com/product/66429/T15-1-4inch-Hex-Draper-TX-STAR-Insert-Bit-25mm-Long-x-2 Goes in a bit holder that you fit onto your ratchet from your socket set, as Matthew said there isn't room to wield a screwdriver. You can buy them in sets too.
  6. Helping a colleague out. His son has a bought a used via AUC 116D and is trying to find out if it has service inclusive or not. I have the reg number and thus the chassis number but the VIN decoding sites don't advise on service inclusive packs. I know mine has service inclusive but it doesn't show up on the VIN decoder sites. Does any one know of another way to find out other than phoning BMW customer services?
  7. Interesting about your idle speeds, mine would idle cold at 750rpm for only really a few seconds, possibly 30 max then very quickly drop to 500rpm and stay at 500rpm each and every time it idled. My F10 idles much higher on initial start (1500k) up then drops in stages to 650rpm I think. It's very different to my E60 as it was bang on 500 each and every time.
  8. Corrosion area's E60

    Lol sorry , it still hurts me that it had to go.
  9. Spotted! My Old Girl For Sale

    Yes, undoing what he has done, bolting on all the bits he removed to take it back to what it should be like because
  10. Help to identify Service Inclusive

    Speaking to my colleague it's very clear his son bought the car "because it was a BMW" in other words it had the badge he wanted but didn't stop to think that the car might actually cost him money to you know service it and put tyres on it. Sounds like he got a fright when I sent on the link to the servicing costs page. Wants the flash car* but can't really afford it. *well it's an MSport, nowt else really flash about it.
  11. Upcoming Service

    As severy second service will include pollen and engine air filters. Then chuck in a fuel filter for the Diesel engines and spark plugs for the petrol engines. That's why they are pricier.
  12. CABIN FILTER

    No just a Torx screwdriver bit! It's a dark tool. Check out Realoem for your part numbers. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FR72-EUR-01-2013-F10-BMW-535i&diagId=02_0080 Part 4 is your cabin filter. Eurocar parts is also your friend for bits too as it's a good source of reference before tracking them down cheaper online. You can always try Cotswold's if you want genuine.
  13. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    So when I sat down in front of the service advisor at the dealer last night the first thing I asked was how the headlights were adjusted as it had failed its MOT. She looked like a rabbit in headlights. The guy sat next to her who served me in the morning said they would have reset them using ISTA. They have done a few apparently. Next question. Can you confirm the 13 pin towbar socket was checked as part of the MOT? She looked like a rabbit in headlights again. She went and checked and came back and told me that if it is part of the MOT test then it will have been done. Yeah right. I wasn't issued with the fail certificate, but I was given my tyre tread depths which appear to have grown deeper since it was last at the dealers a month ago for its brake fluid change. Hmmmm. Still I only parted with £34 at a BMW dealer and they made a good job of washing it.
  14. F10 Reverse light and/or Foglight warning

    I remember you doing that. Did you fit ballast resistors or were they plug and play lights? Presumably the touring has the reverse and fog on the tailgate too?
  15. Hi, I'm New x 2.

    Ooooh a proper BMW. Where's the pictures?
  16. Help to identify Service Inclusive

    That's terrific, thanks for that. I have used that before but I don't recall it showing me that mine has service inclusive. But it did this time. The 1er in question doesn't have it but it does have an engine with a timing chain made of cheese so my advice was to get shot of it.
  17. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Yup, you will be dead right. I asked my local indy years ago if he checked my E60 which had a removable towbar when in for its MOT His response was "didn't know you had one fitted" after glancing at my cars rear bumper! Becasue he couldn't see it, he wasn't aware my car had one.
  18. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    If your 'neck' is in the receiver they should check its security but if the 'neck' is in the boot I doubt they would insert it to test it. My dad doesn't carry his 'neck' around, he keeps it in his caravan. As you said earlier, its not hugely clear is it. However the towbar wiring is quite clear. Link to towbar wiring check. http://www.ukmot.com/manual/1.9/Electrical-Wiring-and-Battery#MOT A 13 pin electrical socket is to be tested.
  19. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    The implication is that they should test it, even to the point of fitting the removable neck into the receiver. Paragraph 5 of the method of inspection in the link below relates to swivelling towbars which mine is. http://www.ukmot.com/manual/6.6/Towbars#MOT But on my dads F10 with the same bar as yours Matthew, the towbar is invisible when stood looking at it and depending on how observant the tech is when they are underneath it, they might not even notice the receiver!
  20. F10 Reverse light and/or Foglight warning

    Get them to check it out esp if still under warranty when it goes in. As the two bulbs you are having intermittent faults with are int he same bulb holder its got to be a loose connection somewhere, I would think. What are the side light like in that cluster?
  21. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Corrected for you @sshooie
  22. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Excuse me, mine isn't inflicted with those dodgy airbags!
  23. New Grill Fitted

    Wel, you see, l I saw them on a tit silver F30 driven by a respectable looking middle aged man and thought perhaps they didn't look too bad . The silver just looks a bit flat as do most of the BMWs colours tbh and a splash of colour might just do something . Until I then received from the slow boat from China. They are in the same place as the ///M valve covers I bought the previous time I mixed beer, whisky and ebay.
  24. New Grill Fitted

    I'm considering a grill mod on mine too. After another drunken session on ebay I bought some light blue, dark blue red M slashes for not a lot of cash. Still haven't fitted them as I was then sober when they arrived. But I like the chrome and black though. Trying to picture than on my Tit silver car. It certainly works well on the OPs dark car.
  25. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Thanks Matthew. I was on the other phone when the dealer called me. The voicemail just said it was ready for colelction and no mention of anything else. I will ask how they adjusted the headlight aim. I might also ask them how they tested my towbar too and watch them squirm!
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