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535i Andrew

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  1. No, you are right, be worried. The engine line up is indeed pants. Although there will be the same mix of current gen 5 er 520d and 530d compared to F10 generation so you will still get a 6 pot diesel, but only in single turbo form, no 535d in G30 flavour ,which is a pity But on a positive note there are plenty of G30/1 540i's out there though more than 1400 MSports on the road, compared to a few hundred F10/1 535i M Sports
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    PHEV not being used as intended!

    If you park in Glasgow at a charging point, you now quite rightly need to pay to park in that space. The cost to pay to park for the length of time needed to charge your milk float up from a public charging point would cost the equivalent to fuel a V8. Needless to say the majority of public charge points in Glasgow city centre are now empty.
  3. How I laughed when I read this. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46152853 Why am I not surprised!
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    Car theft trends

    Well you apply torque to bolts and....nuts.....that would make them think again.
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    Transmission Oil/Filter change. Help Please.

    ^you will probably find the council doesn't even know........
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    Transmission Oil/Filter change. Help Please.

    I know, you have teased me with that before! I have two issues with that. 1. The authorities at home would never go for that and 2. I would need to rebuild my garage to get enough height to lift the car. But...........
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    Transmission Oil/Filter change. Help Please.

    To replace the clutches requires the box to come out from the car and stripped down to get to the friction discs that wear on them. That sounds very cheap for what is essentially a rebuild. Who did that for you? Saying that transmission specialists can really vary in prices. I was quoted between £2k and £3k for a 6HP full rebuild from three specialists.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    You do know there is a small panel at the back of the glove box to allow you to get to the fuses so you don't need to take all that appart...... Granted what you've done will make the job much easier.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Interesting statement. What size of wheels are you running? Thanks to the previous owner of mine being a tight git just before he traded it, I've got non runflat cheap as chips budgets on the rear and Michelin rfts up front as my summer 19" set up and I can't tell the difference from the 18" Conti winter tyres (rft) all round now.
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    Transmission Oil/Filter change. Help Please.

    @Caerfryn, you will still need a pump to get the fluid in the box and means of measuring the gearbox temp too, if you use your mates put. Certainly sounds better than up on axle stands.
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    Transmission Oil/Filter change. Help Please.

    Shakes head in disbelief......
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    Transmission Oil/Filter change. Help Please.

    Just to check, sorry but do you mean € Euros or £ Pounds from Mackie's? If pounds that's a feckin rip off as it's not like it's more difficult to service the 8HP over the 6HP.........it's just an oil and filter change at the end of the day. Perhaps a litre or two more oil at say worse case £20 per litre. let's not kid ourselves on it's anything involving serious amounts of spanner wielding or taking measurements and adjusting things. I'm not knocking their ability but that's quite a price increase over the same service on a 6HP box albiet from 2.5 years ago...... Yeah it's enough to put you off, living in fear of the orange or red cog of death on the idrive screen.
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    Transmission Oil/Filter change. Help Please.

    Absolutely understand as a preventative measure, but £550 I think is steep. I serviced my E60 at much the same mileage as my F10 is at now, sub 50k. I've used Mackies Transmissions in Glasgow before and they are a ZF agent, give them a ring on 0141 778 4545 for a comparison quote. Big debates about getting this work done on line. If they flush or not etc. Enough to make your head spin.
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    Don't compare a beautiful car to that shit heap of a bridge. They forgot to design in a lubrication system to a pin joint in it and it broke just before Christmas one year and cause misery for thousands. The proper bridge over the Forth, the Forth Bridge, is just like the E39, a thing of great beauty and an Engineering marvel and needs to be kept for posterity.
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    Servicing advice

    Yeah I did that too and was observed by the dealers staff doing just that on my E39. They still said they topped it up, after they used 50ml of it to check the thing worked! Fook off! It really boiled my piss. That was the same dealer as my last post.
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    Goodbye F10...

    I'm similar which is in theory within range of driving on a runflat. Gets you home, you then pop on an axle set of your other set of wheels while you get your flat tyre replaced. You are Still mobile but relies on you having the space to store the other set of wheels and the ability to change a wheel.
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    Transmission Oil/Filter change. Help Please.

    That sounds very expensive for a service. There will be cheaper out there. I would have thought £400 max. I paid that for my E60 service but that also included a new electrical connector sleeve. For DIY you need to get the car up in the air, level and be under it with the engine running to pump in and measure temps of the fluid. I don't fancy doing that on axle stands on my driveway. The jury is out on if servicing a transmission is a good thing or not. A Transmission specialist will always tell you to get it serviced. If I were to get mine serviced it would be at a ZF agent who would use the correct oil i.e. ZF oil.
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    F11 load capacity & leaving it in

    The only thing that might get a bit of damage is squashing of any trim or carpets locally to where the boxes are locally in contact with the car. You should be o.k.
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    F10 530d, Good or Bad

    They all drive well and with only those other requirements you will have plenty to choose from so you can afford to be fussy. Good luck with your search.
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    Goodbye F10...

    Likewise. Not much in it between 19" and 18". Big difference between 19" and 17" though. Are both your 19" and 18" rfts @Boba? I think there is a pressure given on the door slam for 20" which implies it's an option....checked on Realoem, yes style 281 and style 434 are 20". Bit gangsta though.
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    Servicing advice

    ^Likewise, that was my first service I've paid for in my car. The fact that you can get quotes online from BMW themselves should limit the opportunity for them to charge you for stuff you don't need. Going from the E39 to E60 with its CBS, meant I didn't get phone calls from the dealer saying I need new front brakes as the CBS on the idrive says otherwise. I got really annoyed with a dealer on my E39. In for a service and got told I needed new front discs and pads. I declined their offer and bought them myself, I had seen they were getting worm but still o.k. The parts were in the boot when it went back to the same dealer 9-10,000 miles later for another service. On collecting the car I asked about the condition of the front brakes and was told they were fine. I then asked why at the last service I was told I need new ones. The service manager looked very sheepish and mumbled something about that's just mechanics opinions. That dealer then went on to be bought by Douglas Park and the servicing quality really declined after that.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Three screws to remove trim above passenger footwell. Then it's another screw to undo the pollen filter cover I think and it's just a case of removing old and replacing with new noting which way the air flow goes.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    ^Very good @IINexusII I was at a four year olds birthday party. That was lots of fun......
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    Servicing advice

    So where is my car then? I know it's not that common but surely even BMW must acknowledge it's existence? Lol. Thats a big price difference for four spark plugs and another air filter between a 528i and a 550i service....as everything is the same on a 550i as a 528i.....
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    Servicing advice

    Apologies, yes it was with microfilter for that price. Thanks for that tip. I hadn't quite decided on filling out the service book. I haven't for when I replaced the air filter, but wrote on the invoice the date and mileage when fitted.
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