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535i Andrew last won the day on September 7

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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. 535i Andrew

    F11 N57 Intake Manifold Cleaning

    Thanks Matthew, gotcha now. I can picture how that works now. It was the three connection points on it that puzzled me initially.
  2. 535i Andrew

    F11 N57 Intake Manifold Cleaning

    For those uneducated in the finer details of an N57 engine, what are these parts? I understand the rest of the parts, what and why they work but not this bit.
  3. 535i Andrew

    F11 N57 Intake Manifold Cleaning

    Terrific write up. Curious to know why you needed to do that job, were you getting any symptoms or as I suspect just doing some good preventative maintenance? Looks like you had a helper too. I still have to rely on my dad for spanner jobs. So you haven't said how well the car now goes!
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    Parts - buy cheap buy twice !

    Agree but how did you know the engine didn't get hot, the E60 has not temp gauge. Most important dial to inform the driver and it ain't there! The E39 was inflicted with the plastic impeller which used to shear off and and sending the temp sky high. I replaced the rear anti roll bar links on my E39 with cheap none genuine ones. They lasted 1 year and 14,000 miles before wearing out again. Will not be doing that again!
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    Disc thickness

    It's not really considering that you will get 70,000 miles out of a set of discs if driven reasonably so that wear is fine, in terms of the wallet department! The newer discs are allowed to wear more according to TIS, there is no min thickness stamped on my F10 discs, but similar conflicting information in TIS relating to mine. I'm allowed 2.4mm wear but that does not tie in with what is printed further down the table. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/repair-manuals/34-brakes/34-11-front-wheel-brakes/2SxSu3Jg Put two washers between the vernier gauge, zero it, place washer each side of disc so that it clears the lip of the disc then measure thickness of disc plus two washers but you are now only measuring thickness of the disc. So I've worn mine down by 1.5mm, but they don't look in good nick so I'll replace with the pads as they are down to 1,600 miles to go.
  6. 535i Andrew

    N??JAT Black F10 LCi MSport on 351s

    Another member of the twin single tails (wheelbarrow style) club, but pity it was a diesel. Black F10 535d spotted today 17:40 coming off the A737 turning towards Johnstone.
  7. 535i Andrew

    It happens to all 5 series eventually !

    That needs uploading to Barry Boys. And then every other F10 owners puts theirs up for sale if that is the kinda shit folk are putting on them now.
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    A tale of woe about my F10's tail

    When I collected it tonight from the bodyshop, I was there when they phoned the dealer and confirmed that its now up to BMW to replace due to faulty part under part warranty and that there will be no cost to me. Other than the train fare it will cost me to get to work from the dealer that morning. So another two weeks to be told, yes its broken and I can't use it in the meantime.
  9. 535i Andrew

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

    Does Diesel age in the way petrol does?
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    Disc thickness

    Yeah the discs reach their minimum thickness before the pads reach their minimum thickness.
  11. 535i Andrew

    Disc thickness

    My E60 was which is 30mm thick new and my recollection from seeing it stamped on the disc min thickness was 28.4mm, you are allowed to wear down 1.6mm. But I had worn mine down to 28.1mm by the time I swapped them out. They wore more than the pads did! 535d has 36mm thick discs so min thickness should be 34.4mm However this does not tie in with TIS for mmy E60 but TIS is also showing incorrectly that my E60 discs were not 348 dia but only 332mm which is wrong so I don't trust TIS. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e60-545i-lim_200405/repair-manuals/34-brakes/2SpJ35Ts
  12. 535i Andrew

    A tale of woe about my F10's tail

    You know, that thought did cross my mind. I'm going to buy a Eurosquillions ticket for tomorrow night, my lucks got to change at some point.
  13. 535i Andrew

    A tale of woe about my F10's tail

    Tail gets longer. Heard from the bodyshop. They think the towbar itself is at fault rather than any programming issue/module related problem. I told them that on 24th Aug, but hey ho, what do I know. They have done as much testing as they can on the part. It needs to go to BMW (my local dealer and same dealer who supplied the part) for them to confirm that the towbar is indeed faulty who can then take up the issue with the BMW parts supply chain/system. I stated that I already had a slot booked with the BMW dealer on 1st October. The bodyshop will speak with the BMW dealer to give them the full story. So I will take it in for them to confirm that it needs a new towbar, then have to take it back in again for the new one to get fitted. Hopefully I can get the oil service done at the same time as getting the towbar re-fitted, saves a trip atleast.
  14. 535i Andrew

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

    Dropped it back off at the bodyshop who fitted the replacement towbar, to get them to get the replacement towbar to work!
  15. 535i Andrew

    2004 E61 545i 6 speed £2,500

    The 545i saloon anyway had unique rear suspension, different from the 530i and from the 550i. Made getting my rear spring a dealer only job to be sure it was correct.