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535i Andrew

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About 535i Andrew

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  • Birthday 07/28/1978

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    Scotland
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    Civil Engineer

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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. 535i Andrew

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

    Yeah the Senator had the same range as the Mini, just a tank twice the size. Fuel is for burning not carting around for 700 miles.
  2. Now we know motorcyclists aren't the sharpest tools in the box and this guy definitely doesn't fire on all 6! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-nottinghamshire-44898534/biker-jailed-after-filming-himself-riding-at-189mph
  3. 535i Andrew

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

    Dont worry we won't hear your moaning over the grumbly diesel.
  4. 535i Andrew

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

    Glad you got it sorted. You can get much twistyer engines than yours so I don't believe it's down to your driving style. Could be a part with an inherent flaw in it. It would be interesting to see if BMW are interested but I doubt it.
  5. 535i Andrew

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

    Lol. You can get north of 42mpg from an N55. It's very boring though
  6. 535i Andrew

    Engine warning light

    Sorry, I had read your first post as in you had just collected the car from the dealer after buying it. Hopefully a code is still logged even though the light is now out. The wiring for the comfort access system I doubt will be related to the engine light.
  7. 535i Andrew

    Weird Smell....

    Change them every second year. There was a good diy thread on here just very recently on how to change them. You will know if they were done as part of the service as they cost a good few quid when BMW fit them!
  8. 535i Andrew

    F11 jacking up vehicle

    Don't let him fool you Mike, that's his pals garage! Serious garage envy there. Thats a posh jack you've got @Matthew Ashton. A common or garden one like this https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/ctj2l-2-tonne-long-diy-trolley-jack/ may struggle as it's not as low or as long as the one you've got. My jack is similar to Matthews and it's surprising how little movement of the lever you need to lift the car, i.e. it will work in a restricted space where you can't get a good full length swing on the handle. My plaster board walls are dot n dabbed, total nightmare to fix anything too!
  9. 535i Andrew

    Genuine E46 parts - worth selling?

    Thanks lads, I'll let him know.
  10. 535i Andrew

    F11 winter tyres

    Winter tyres - yes. I was a doubter of winter tyres, until I drove my dads F10 with winters (Conti Winter Contacts in 18") on it down the M74 in standing water back in December 2013. It just ploughed thru it where my E60 at the time would have the steering wheel shaking in my hands with its summers. My mum has a 320i Xdrive with a set of winters and we were able to overtake wheel spinning front wheel drive cars with not a hint of wheel spin. Bridgestone Blizzaks. I have a set of 17" rims (style 327) shod with Dunlop Sport 3D winters (rft) for my F10. They just dug into the snow the beast from the East gave us in March and I was able to easily drive out of my street up a hill that previously took me half a dozen attempts in the E60 with its summer tyres in shallower depth snow. No issues in my F10 this winter when shod with its winter tyres. Proper winter tyres have the 3 peak mountain/snowflake symbol and M+S markings. This means they have low temp characteristics as well as a mud and snow tread pattern. These tyres have the wwwww groves cut into the tread blocks. M+S tyres do not have the wwwww groves cut into the tread blocks. Nokian winter tyres get a good write up as do the Dunlop 4D tyres and so do the Michelin cross climates. But the cross climates are not full winter tyres but M+S tyres. You might struggle to get the same load on winters as summers. My winter tyres are 97H but my summers are 98Y. No adverse affects that I've noticed. Its a small trade off for the extra grip they give you. You won't want 19" winters the tyre choice is poor. If you go down to 18" or 17" the availability of winter tyres greatly increases. Don't fit ditch finders, spend money and get a set of OEM tyres. rft or non rft. Well that 's a massive debate, but one I don't recall specifically aimed at winters. Mine are rft and I have no issues with that.
  11. 535i Andrew

    Engine warning light

    Could be anything but if it's just been bought from a BMW dealer, get on the phone to BMW assist who will come out and deal with it and provide a replacement car.
  12. Neighbour of mine has found a set of genuine front discs and pads from his E46 323i that he had ten years ago. Still in BMW boxes. He recently moved in and is sifting thru all the junk he has and came across these. Will he get anything on the bay for selling these? Will anyone want genuine ten year old brakes?
  13. 535i Andrew

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

    It must have boiled inside to create steam to blow the lid off like that. Either that or your mate doesn't know what a ring pull is for.
  14. 535i Andrew

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

    This! don't fancy that clean up
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