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535i Andrew

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  1. 535i Andrew

    E60 Petrol engine buying advice

    Good luck with car. Please tell us you didn't pay the screen price......
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I use Carlack 68 nano care on the barrels of my alloys. The dirt is really easily cleaned off as the Carlack 68 stuff sets really hard and provides a real barrier for the dirt.
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    F10 LCI front heated seats being binned

    Just repost in wanted section and perhaps a mod will then lock this thread.....
  4. 535i Andrew

    Remap or not?

    Thats what I'm thinking too. Increased emissions would be a fail. Hopefully will pick up all the illegally removed DPFs too.
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    F10 LCI front heated seats being binned

    Stick this in the wanted section. Get the necessary part numbers from Realoem and enter them regularly into eBay.
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    No more Manual BMW - Well 3 Series that is!

    ^ Yeah I saw that one as well. So what happens when I have a trailer load of cr@p I want to take to the tip? Will the taxi have a towbar on it?
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    Don't play with your phone while driving, please.

    F£@k off. Car is still in the dealer sorting out my towbar issue so slumming it on the bus!
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    Retrofit split/folding rear seat F10

    I've used it in mine more times than I have needed to use nav! It's the first BMW I have had that has this option. Unusally the release for the seats is in the boot, mounted under the parcel shelf.
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    Don't play with your phone while driving, please.

    Came into work on the bus and from my seat I could observe a worrying number of drivers texting while driving and one van driver was even reading the paper when in stop start traffic. Fit a bus out with camera's looking into cars and you would catch plenty of people driving dangerously.
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    Retrofit split/folding rear seat F10

    You would also need to make sure that you had the right body panel (trunk partition) for folding down rear seats as Realoem list two, one with a hole and one without. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FR72-EUR-01-2013-F10-BMW-535i&diagId=41_1863 That would certainly rule it out if you didn't have the right one. The seat frames are all different too. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=FR72-EUR-01-2013-F10-BMW-535i&mg=52
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    No more Manual BMW - Well 3 Series that is!

    They work best in a car which needs driven like you stole it, Golf R for example which is proper frighteningly quick. Been a passenger in one, white knuckle ride that was. I've driven a tamed version of a DSG box in a Passat, not as slick as a proper waftomatic autobox and defo not a manual. And of course I drive my 8 speed auto probably about have the time using the paddles in manual mode, which is enjoyable and gives a feeling of I'm in control thanks very much.
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    Don't play with your phone while driving, please.

    Who was also speeding, drunk, not wearing a seatbelt and driving with a dodgy tyre. Great combination.
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    No more Manual BMW - Well 3 Series that is!

    Sadly as we go to the electric cars, the need for manual boxes will disappear completely. A leccie motor generates a huge amount of torque the moment it starts to turn even at a low rpm it doesn't need gears. ICE need gears to keep them at their optimum power/torque/efficiency. Again that's why Diesel engines that have been strangled for emissions need many many gears (8 speed auto in F10) to get it to give the performance we* want from a car. Hybrids need special transmissions again to mate the combined ICE and leccie motor outputs together and they are truly dreadful! Anyone* who has had the misfortune to drive a CVT hybrid Lexus will know what I mean. It's a horrible thing to be in and listen too. But if you are a Daily Mail reader^ you will love it, and you can tell your neighbours that you are saving the planet. * Petrol head enthusiast! ^ someone who knows squat about cars.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    My dealer has raised a PUMA case with BMW, so I'm guessing that they are totally stuck as to what's wrong with my towbar. Same technician who worked on it last week is "not happy with it so has raised a PUMA with BMW" apparently. Looks like it isn't the battery..........
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    Nice BMW themed desk clock

    C'mon then lets see some pics of it. My wife wouldn't allow such things in the house.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I'm convinced it's to keep techs in work over quiet periods....
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Let me guess, under warranty? My dealer replaced a towbar in a few hours, bodyshop took 4 days.......
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    Where has my iDrive service record gone?

    Yeah I'm sure my dad lost some of his 'service' icons. Sounds similar. Mine got a software update last week. Made a big difference to the car. Engine is different (much better, it starts at a lower rpm now), shift points of the 'box is different. Just feels fresher.
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    Where has my iDrive service record gone?

    My dads F10 did something similar. Dealer did a software reset and all was well again. Been discussed on here a few times.
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    Shaken not stirred.

    You can link a video from the tube of you.....
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Groundhog Day.......... Dealers computer flashed up red this morning warning that this was a "recurring visit"!
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    No more Manual BMW - Well 3 Series that is!

    Yup, and they are Daily Mail readers who buy awful cars such as the Nissan Joke.
  23. 535i Andrew

    No more Manual BMW - Well 3 Series that is!

    There is your issue....nothing printed in the Daily Whail or by anyone who writes for them can be taken seriously
  24. 535i Andrew

    Folding Mirrors

    Likewise, I look for the flashing red LED on the rear view mirror as confirmation that it's locked.
  25. 535i Andrew

    Shaken not stirred.

    I'll need to try it, it's just been serviced too lol!
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