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535i Andrew

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  1. Any fly fishermen out there

    As a teenager I used to go fly fishing for trout with late grandfather. Since I inherited my grandfathers tackle, I haven't been able to bring myself to use it as I only ever used it when I was fishing with him and it wouldn't quite be the same. I am a member of my local angling club and have used a spinner set up. It's still set up in my garage as the river I fish on is fifty paces from my back door.
  2. TV guide....

    Bah humbug yah scrooge. Its tradition to buy one! But at this time of year only. Means you can see what crap is on the tv in three weeks time so you can plan alternative activities like going to the pub with your mates. Inbuilt tv guides only go a week out.
  3. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    It was £5 and I know it's done. Will buy another battery or two, for the other key and to keep one as a spare.
  4. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    They charge like a wounded bull!
  5. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Dealer, just off phone, "One advisory Sir..... Your key fob needs a new battery, the tech advises he struggled to open the car" "Oh o.k. give us a new one then." I've never had an issue, nor a warning on the dash, but it means the wife doesn't get stranded if it fails to open when she is out in it with the littl'un. That's grief I could do without! I'll change the one in the spare key which hasn't been used since Feb 2016 when I bought the car. CR2045 me thinks.
  6. ....using code FLASH50. Ends midnight tonight.
  7. Best cheap anti theft solution?

    Agree I used to use a stop lock steering wheel bar thingie on the Mini and Senator, but it dug into the leather on the E39 steering wheel and pressed on the horn button so it got forgotten about.
  8. Euro Car Parts 50% off brake parts...

    Eh? They must have sold out to end it early. I checked and of course it's up to 50% off and mine were only 17% cheaper.
  9. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Drove it to the dealer this morning. Purchased 5L of BMW screenwash, £18, neat its good down to -63! Should be ok given recent weather. Handed the keys over to a very smiley service advisor, who confirmed that my second brake fluid change is covered by the first owners purchased maintenance pack. She confirmed that there would be a £0.00 bill.
  10. BMW Bavarian motor woe

    I think Dave summed it up pretty well. Sounds like a world of trouble messing with the finance company.
  11. 535D What Additives

    +1 Additives are to be found in shops next to the snake oil.
  12. YR??FYD E60 545i MSport

    Spotted 12:45 today parked outside 150 St Vincent Street Glasgow. Looked like it had recently refurbed MV2 alloys. Black with boot lid spoiler It was away 30 mins later but there was a very fresh looking patch of oil where it had been. First decent E60 spot since this one.
  13. KDS / Alignment question

    Pressures for the rear are a bit high at 35psi, but not by much. It could be something amiss in the suspension components, these would all be checked during the wheel alignment process. I got the wheel alignment done by the AUC dealer as part of the deal. Get the investigation done which should be covered by warranty. If anything is found to be worn it will be replaced and if a wheel alignment is needed as part of this work, it should also be covered. What mileage is on your car? 70k miles and beyond, I would expect to see components start to wear out. They certainly did on my E60. £149 for KDS is cheap by the way.
  14. Hello All

    Hello. I know another Tommy B, but he is no stranger to BMWs...and he is also in Scotland. Ask away in the F10 section for "known faults".
  15. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Lol yeah, back to short journeys and letting it idle in the driveway to thaw out. Still its about 4 mpg better than the E60 would manage on similar at same time of year. Filled up yesterday and with more short journeys it's about 22.something this morning.
  16. Can’t find my spacers

    ^oooft that's close!
  17. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Used mine to runaround getting things done this morning. The winter tyres were very sure footed. No issues at -6.5 again. Spotted an F07 down on its offside rear air bag.
  18. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Assuming it's different because yours is a facelift model. I've also just got basic dials, perhaps you have an optional upgrade to the dials?
  19. RIP Cheggers!

    The man who I grew up watching on the telebox, has died aged just 60. Keith Chegwin. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42313706
  20. The grand tour

    I liked it but couldn't be @rsed with the "celebs" in the car. The Hof is some washed up yank who talks to hamburgers while drunk and who was the other bloke anyway? Hardly celebrities, there are more well known folk currently in the jungle. The leccie car was worrying as looking the torque distribution graphic on its screen it was shown that there was only torque going to the front wheels at certain time. I mean who wants a car with torque only going to the front wheels.
  21. Studs for winter on front wheels for e39 530d?

    You need all four tyres to have the same level of grip otherwise, you will spear off backwards thru the first hedge or smash head on into the first brick wall you come too.
  22. Best cheap anti theft solution?

    Don't take it to Douglas Park in Glasgow. Or hardwire an old iPhone into the boot which you can easily track.
  23. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    11 below! It was a positively tropical -6.5 where I was today. B&M screenwash was working no problem. It froze in the wife's Kuga but all was well in mine. No sign of snow my way. The littl'un is a massive Frozen fan so wants to build an Olaf snowman. But no chance.
  24. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    No idea what you boys are on about with all this snow and slush talk, just a sharp frost my way, not a sign of any snow. Still have yet to test my winters out in anything other that a wee bit of slush.....
  25. ....this bloke. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-42271150