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  1. Heavy rain, Water leak

    Hell yeah! It's even better when it's the Guiness version of Brown sauce! But haven't seen that for a few years now.
  2. Heavy rain, Water leak

    Mmmmmm fried eggs sannies with brown sauce. I'm hungry.
  3. Resetting oil service - Kuga

    Thanks to Arnold Clark living up to their usual sloppy standards of workmanship and poor quality control procedures, I had to reset the oil service warning in my wife's Ford Kuga Mk2. To do this. Get in the car, shut all doors switch ignition on, press brake and throttle pedal at the same time and hold for 20 seconds while the dash tells you that it is going thru a reset procedure. take both feet off both pedals, job done. Why can't the BMW be as easy as this?
  4. Whats the worst car you have seen all WEEK!!!

    Oh dear god no! If you are cruel to a dog, you get quite rightly banned from ever owning another dog. We need the same law when it comes to cars.
  5. F10 535i front brakes

    Hi Can you list individually a price for the following please? 34112449268 Value line set of front brake pads and wear sensor x 1 34116786819 Clip brake pad retention spring x 2 34116785669 Left brake disc x 1 34116785670 Right brake disc x 1 They are the side specific 348 x 36 discs. Shipped to a PA6 postcode for chassis DZ32829 Thanks Andrew
  6. Been dismissed at Work

    Good stuff.
  7. Delivery mile G31's - 30% off!!

    Could you take the finance to get a great deal then on second day of owning it, phone up to pay off the finance? ive always bought outright.
  8. E61 Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement?

    There are some good videos on the tube of you for this. Remove the driveshaft from the diff to give the shaft room to move inwards when trying to free it from the hub.
  9. Heavy rain, Water leak

    Don't suppose you took a picture from within the footwell showing the reverse of the grommet? Just curious to see what it looks like from t'other side.
  10. F10 535i front brakes

    Thank you very much. Andrew
  11. E60 550i What to look for

    See my post in the thread below from 11th March for E60 V8 issues. Hopefully that's what you found too. Rare rare car with enough poke to scare supercar drivers. With a 0-60 time around 5.5 secs, there isn't much out there that can better that.
  12. Heavy rain, Water leak

    And here we all are thinking what a nice helpful chap Matthew is. Who else on here has taken the yellow grommet out to check it? I like what @Blakusdad has done with the sealant but obviously needs to take the grommet out to do this.
  13. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    The B47 has a timing chain that so far is proving to be much more reliable in service than the one in the N47.
  14. Steering fuse 5amp blows every couple of weeks

    The wiring diagrams here https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/ are your friend. Punch in the last 7 digits of your chassis number and follow the links for wiring diagrams. It will give you fuse location, wiring colours etc. A short fault in the wiring should be easy enough to trace. Hopefully it's that and not a component failure.
  15. Almost there in choosing a 5 series

    Must just be me, but I didn't have much choice and I'm not hugely fussy. My E60 stopped working and I needed a replacement fast. Search AUC website for 5 Series in Petrol flavour and I had a choice of two, one from a cowboy of a dealer and t'other was the one I bought. The fact that it had DAB, split folding rear seats, 3AC towbar, set of winter tyres, 2 years service pack left, sports flappy auto were all a bonus. I bought mine without seeing it.
  16. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Sure is for pads and wear sensor. Requested price from Cotswolds for discs too for which I am prepared to As its the thicker discs which are side specific, not the milk bottle tops you get on the 530ds. My dealer is the same. "A petrol BMW", sharp intake of breath, "we don't get many of them in here Sir"....... Vehicle Check service is pretty much an MOT test plus engine checks but they can charge at their full hours labour rate and not the knock down MOT rate.
  17. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Don't worry, all avenues will be explored. I got genuine rear pads and sensor for my E60 as part of a value line kit for £50 from my local dealer. Are value line parts available yet for the F10,now the G30 is established? I've got plenty of time to decide after doing my homework. I'm more concerned about the fact that yesterday the front pads were more than 11,000 miles to go as that was the limit imposed by the next oil change, to suddenly needing doing in 2,300 miles. Its as if the sensor wire has just gone to the next wear stage.
  18. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Started mine up this morning and the distance to service was now saying 2,300 miles, yesterday it was happily at 11,000 miles to go. Front brake pads now 2,300 miles to go. Better start saving as I think the discs need doing too as I could feel a lip on the discs right enough when I washed it at the weekend. 45,900 miles on the clock. OEM pads I think but do I go for genuine discs (I've had issues going non genuine in the past) or wait until there is another Flash50 at ECP and go for Brembo or ATE discs? At that distance to go for service I've got a good few months before I'll need to swap them out. I'll have a good look at them when I swap the winters for summers in the next few days.
  19. Almost there in choosing a 5 series

    Thats a good point. I've used nav a grand total of 3 times in over two years of my F10 ownership. Do I need pronav for that? Not really. My wife's car has a reversing camera which is useful to check that you have got the car fully in the white lines of a space, but when I reverse it into our driveway, first thing I do is turn around to look out the rear window. Although it would be great for reversing mine onto the trailer. You just adapt to what options you have in that car. Engine, transmission, interior colour and trim are probably the most important factors for essential everyday stuff. Don't reject a number of cars just because they don't have a certain option combination that you are particularly after as it may still be a cracking car even if it still has 5 out of the 6 options etc you particularly want.
  20. New car time - decisions decisions

    I thought you were only 46 or something.....oh dear, you are indeed approaching Jaaaaaagg ownership age. You had better add an appropriate Jaaaaagg to that list then.
  21. Buying a F11 535d

    My 53 plate was standard SE suspension so not mine, my 04 plate had Sports Settings suspension. Ignore @sshooie, he is just trying to bait me, lol. The servicing on the F10 will be comparable with the E60 so no difference there, but an F10 in 35d flavour will mean you get to pass more Shell stations without having to stop, but it won't give you the V8 bellow when you press the loud pedal. But you don't buy a decent BMW and worry about how many miles to the gallon you get, its more about smiles to the gallon.
  22. Window Tints

    @sshooie and @Matthew Ashton What feature is it that you have that gives you the black section/trim to the lower part of your wing mirrors? First glance it looks like the facelifted mirrors with the side repeater built in, but its clear both your cars are pre facelift and the side repeaters are wing mounted like mine. The Touring really suits the light silver colour.
  23. Almost there in choosing a 5 series

    Good man, you know it makes sense.
  24. New car time - decisions decisions

    I don't think @sshooie is old enough to drive a Jaaaaagg.
  25. 520D Msport F11 Auto Gearbox

    Yup, same box in Jaaaaggs and same issue with the clutches in the 6HP box. Not unheard of with Jaaaaggs especially the more torquey ones blowing ZF 6HP boxes.