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535i Andrew last won the day on May 14

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About 535i Andrew

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  • Birthday 07/28/1978

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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?

    Thanks @sshooie. I haven't had to do any touch up to cars since days of Mini ownership. It went when I had nothing to put paint on to anymore.....
  2. 535i Andrew

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

    Like a chips away type repair @sshooie? Car is mint otherwise.
  3. 535i Andrew

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

    Am I correct in thinking that stone chips are not covered?
  4. 535i Andrew

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

    Some pics. Its on what I would call the tumblehome of the lower door so I would have thought it would have been protected by the protruding side skirt. And Ignore the tar spots...it needs a good wipe down of the paintwork followed by a clay bar session.
  5. 535i Andrew

    Resetting brake service when not required.

    Cheers pal.
  6. 535i Andrew

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

    Thanks lads. TBH I'm not holding my breath. It's low enough not to be too obvious so a chips away effort may be o.k. If BMW let me down. I'll get a photo and share.
  7. 535i Andrew

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

    Washed it this morning. For the first tine this year I think, I had time to use the two bucket method. I previously just washed it with a power washer and snow foam then power wash the snow foam off for a contactless wash. But that shows as it's got some stubborn deposits that now need a more intensive clean and I discovered two pin head bits of rust on the lower art of the rear drivers door I wonder if that's covered by the anti corrosion warranty?
  8. 535i Andrew

    Resetting brake service when not required.

    Yes sorry, resetting dash indicator. Is that possible when technically it's not required. My confusing reference of idrive, was made in relation to it being shown in the idrive as service required. As in it lists the miles/time to go etc till next service. its not about uploading service history to idrive.
  9. 535i Andrew

    520d gearbox ratles under load

    If they did split the engine from the box to do the chain it is possible that something has not gone back quite right. Could be something as simple as the exhaust heat shield rattling with the engine. My E60's heat shield rattled slightly when giving it the beans as the engine moved on its mounts. A manual box with your mileage shouldn't give any issues. Matthew raises a good point about the rattle when you depress the clutch. Its either clutch but again shouldn't be on your mileage or the chains weren't fixed. It needs a proper check from a trusted tech. Was it a BMW AUC car?
  10. So my F10 is currently munching thru it's front discs and pads. Thanks to a white van man blocking a Mini yesterday I had to call upon them slightly more than I would have liked too, the remaining miles has now dropped to 2000 miles. This is not a question about how to actually reset the service icon. I know reset is only possible after a new wear sensor is fitted. As the icon is still 'green' and I fit new pads, discs, sensor etc, now, can I reset the icon with it still being 'green'? Which in theory means service isn't required, will it let me reset it when it isn't required? Thanks
  11. 535i Andrew

    V8 exhaust

    I left mine stock, the engine makes a subtle German noise. It ain't no Chevy V8 burble that's for sure. When you do give it the beans, mine had a bypass valve in the back box to limit it to only one tail pipe. Above 4k rpms it opens and the snarl happens. Its been designed to scare Porsche drivers. If they hear you coming they can get ready to fight. Sneak up on them, then open the taps and unleash the V8, bye bye Mr Porker. I toyed with the idea of a performance air filter to get more of an induction roar. I still miss the sound of my 545i.
  12. 535i Andrew

    What about F30 335d xdrive?

    I would have one. If I did the mileage to warrant the Diesel. Put winters on it to keep going in the snow. Whats not to like it would be a very capable car.
  13. 535i Andrew

    Refurbished 24 year old wheels

    Looks very nice Mark. To me those wheels are very similar to the Senator wheels, just nailed to a car with a better badge, better build quality, better engines..... BBS alloys aren't they?
  14. Another silent recall Roll of eyes.....
  15. 535i Andrew

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

    So what's the other forum like then? Do they complain that the new 4 cylinder Diesel engine isn't as economical as expected? Do they complain that their aircon isn't as cold as it should be? Do they complain that the estates have saggy rear suspension? Do they complain about having wet carpets? Do they complain about a rattle from the top/rear of the engine?