535i Andrew

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535i Andrew last won the day on June 15

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About 535i Andrew

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  • Birthday 07/28/1978

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    Renfrewshire, Scotland
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    Civil Engineer


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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. Another of my childhood favorites has sadly died. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40335213 Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub.....
  2. I saw 26 deg on the wifes Kuga in Aviemore yesterday which is scorchio for this far north.
  3. Get yourself booked in, some places might have a waiting list....especially if you are looking at leaving the car for a day.
  4. You are right. It's horses for courses. I will have lost that on my F10 which I bought after my E60's E clutch failed. I had other issues that would have needing sorted but with it being my daily driver and lack of spare time due to family commitments, I listened to my head and the wife (but don't tell her that) and the E60 went for the F10.
  5. If it's a front bearing, you can tell on cornering. If it's a nearside bearing noise gets worse on right hand corners and less on left hand bends as the bearing is loaded and unloaded. Mine was quite obvious to feel and here when I had stripped the brakes a few months earlier. Not quite so easy to tell on a rear bearing.
  6. ^Exactly, so if the box comes out, refurb the whole lot, which costs nearly as much as the trade in value of the older ones.
  7. There is also HBR in Dumbarton. They did the wheels of a colleagues fathers Discovery. He was pleased with the result but I wasn't convinced when I spoke to them.... They are the right side of Glasgow for me, not sure about yourself.
  8. Oh and finishing wise, I use a sealant, rather than a wax. I wanted the silver paint to sparkle so the best finish after polishing was to use a sealant, rather than a wax. Waxes are better for a 'wet look' which works well on white, black or dark colours. Yours might suit a wet look on the darker paint colour to my silver cars. But its down to personal preference what you use.
  9. If you click the link in my earlier post, I think I list what I used. Pics of my last E60 being shined up http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=83682 My gear came from Clean your Car. Polished Bliss is good for reading up on how to do stuff. I also watched loads of videos on youtube with Porter Cable machines in the days before you could by 230V dual action machine polishers. Sadly with the litt'un now on the scene, spending all day washing, drying, claying, polishing and sealing cars is long gone.
  10. Machine buffer? I've used Menzerna polish with great success on my BMWs and the wife's black Focus with my Megs dual action machine polisher. The Volkswagen paint should be atleast of medium to hard so ideal for machine polishing.
  11. Nice enough E39 520i spotted parked outside my office on St Vincient Street Glasgow, 9:45 16 th June.
  12. That's a good thing. Keep that up. I bet if its had that amount of oil changes with that mileage, the engine will still sound nice and smooth.
  13. If you can get the VIn and run it thru https://www.bmwvin.com/ It will list all the options including high beam assist. The adds describing cars these days tend to be very poor not to mention written in poor English and tend to only state the obvious like electric windows and mirrors......not useful stuff like the options.