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535i Andrew

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  1. 535i Andrew

    One of eleven...

    That is what I liked about my V8. A Sheep in wolves clothing that can scare the unaware Porsche driver. I miss the noise it made. Don't miss the oil leaks.
  2. 535i Andrew

    Hello

    Oooohh we like spiders. Need more info in the car though, here is hoping it's a 550i
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    Left my E60 for the night to test this....

    A three year old F10 535i with two years service inclusive left to run and a set of winter wheels and still have £7k change!
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    F10 drivers seat height adjustment fuse?

    I meant newtis, my bad. I have TIS for my E60 which is very similar but not as good as newtis. I linked it in my first post. I have a single turbo in my engine, N55, the older generation of 335i cars are twin turbo jobs. All BMWs can be expensive if they go wrong, it doesn't stand for Big Money Worries for no reason.
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    Locking nut will not budge

    Let us know how you get on. There are plenty of videos on YouTube to show you how to do it. If it was back in the 1990s you could always just park it up in parts of Glasgow or Paisley and the locals would have the wheels off sharpish! You wouldn't get your wheels back but you would probably have some bricks instead.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I think my dads 530d sits just below the 100 deg marker too, like mine it's always stays on the cool side. Needle never gets to the vertical.
  7. 535i Andrew

    F10 drivers seat height adjustment fuse?

    The fuse numbers are the same on a TIS as they are in your fuse box. A man after my own heart, you and I are going to get on.
  8. 535i Andrew

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Thats a good shout. I've still got loads of non BMW screenwash to use up. That might be a better use for it. That and plenty of hot water, perhaps? Or just take the panel off every year........
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    No the other "T" word that sparked off a massive debate on here that ended up talking about 2CVs with massive reduction gearboxes ..... The 3.0d will keep going all day with effortless cruising, loads of shove for overtaking. I wouldn't be able to do anything in the 530d that I couldn't do in mine. Apart from having to drive it for 30 miles at motorway speeds every so often. The petrol engine is crisper and just a bit more zingy and engaging to drive with, and while the 3.0d is leagues above the 2.0d in terms of noise, smoothness and refinement, it's just doesn't have the same satisfying snarling growl when giving it plenty as my N55 gives on full chat. I don't do the mileage to warranty the oil burner but to quote Richard Hammond after he reviewed the F10 M5, "save yourself a wad of cash and buy the 530d it's all the 5 Series you'll ever need."
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    Brake Pads replacement

    It's M cars, not MSport trim level cars that have more onerous disc replacement requirements. I have always done discs and pads together on my cars, they have both been as worn as each other. Its only three more bolts to take a disc off after changing pads. You only really pay the price of the disc as it's only another 5-10 mins to change a disc.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Well I am. It took me a while to notice changing between my car and my dad's that the temp scale on the 3.0d was lower than mine.
  12. 535i Andrew

    F10 drivers seat height adjustment fuse?

    Newtis is your friend for this sort of thing. Here is an overview of my seat wiring diagram. Its clickable so you can trace all the fuses and modules etc. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/wiring-functional-info/functional-wiring-diagrams/03-body/sports-seat-driver/H2dZgHjf Use the first link and enter your chassis number to get your wiring diagram. A petrol F10 an fine rare beastie. You need to get some pics of that up on here.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Mine takes an age to get to temp, 10 miles or so at 60 mph to get up to temp but unless its really hot outside or I'm loaded up, the needle doesn't get much past the first marker line, the one halfway between 70 deg and 120 deg so around the 90-100 deg I guess. But once its up to temp the needle doesn't move. Well that's not true, I physically watched it drop when stuck in a queue with stop start, having stopped the engine. I rarely call upon all 300+ horses though. Mibbies you've just got a heavier right foot than me Mike?
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    No. The only thing we did was file out the bolt hole on my dads cover that we struggled to line up. You could see that the bolt had marked the cover implying that the cover was not perpendicular to the bolt. We will remove both in a years time to check.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    It terms of this job, it was probably in better condition than mine which I reckon is due to the fact it spent its first year of life in more exotic climates such as Guildford. But it is relentless in driving thanks to the "T" word which we won't mention, I think the 530d has slightly heavier steering, mine is way too light. My dad has pro nav, a rear boot lid spoiler, full electric seats and privacy glass none of which I have and of course wish mine had. I have the 3AC towbar which my dad is insanely jealous off (we retro fitted a detachable Westfalia to his) and split folding rear seats which I have used far more often than I have needed nav or fully electric seats. Its horses for courses, but I know with a wry smile that mine is better cos, its far rarer.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    So today I tackled the yellow grommet on my car and my dads 530d. Tackled my dads first. What horrors lurks beneath? Yup, pretty grim and evidence of a tide mark. Build up behind cover All cleaned up. It took three attempts to get all four bolts lined up on re-assembly the one that goes in at an angle into the inner wing was quite tricky to line up. Mine up next. It was this bolt that we struggled with on reassembly on my dads car. Yup, I reckon I could start a garden centre with all the compost and seeds that I found in there. Much the same amount of muck as under my dads cover. Cleaned up Might went back together without any issues.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Sep 2012 F10 530d cover. My dads car. Revealed. Yup, pretty grim and evidence of a tide mark. Build up behind cover It took three attempts to get all four bolts lined up on re-assembly the one that goes in at an angle into the inner wing was quite tricky to line up. My Jan 2013 535i And no surprises.... A lot of muck and again a tidemark Much the same amount of muck as under my dads cover. Cleaned up Tools that we used. The 3/8" ratchet was just a bit big to move around but I found it worked well with the universal joint to get to the initial loosen on the bolt shown above with the smaller ratchet in it. The Torx screwdriver was only really useful for getting the lower bolt on the bulkhead. Torx size is T30 Both cars are over 5 years old. My dads car spent to the first year of its life as a BMW GB car so presumably down south somewhere. Mine has spent its first three years in Aberdeen. Neither have been garaged. Neither of them had wet carpets. We will repeat in a years time or so.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Agree If you tow within the manufacturers stated limits and tow sensibly, you shouldn't need any mods to cooling systems, suspension or transmissions.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Thats good to know, thanks. I was thinking it might have something to do with the towbar option on mine. Supposedly I have an uprated cooling system on mine to cope with the strains of towing.
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    Brake Pads replacement

    No, the parts will be genuine. OE quality means something very different.
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    Left my E60 for the night to test this....

    So how much better is the E60 then?
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    Brake Pads replacement

    Thats very reasonable. There is a bit of a faff in dealing with winding back the electric parking brake, plenty of videos on YouTube but there must be a way of doing it via ISTA. The car would then self wind in the parking brake mechanism instead of you manually winding it back with a Torx bit. My rear pads were replaced by the selling dealer just before I bought it. They don't last long around 30k miles. The rear pads are used by the cruise control function to brake the car.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Yeah oil temp, mine never quite gets to vertical which is 120. It always sits just on the cooler side of it. No matter how enthusiastically it's driven....... My E39 temp gauge (water) always went straight to vertical slap the middle of the scale , on the E39s the minute it went slightly to the hotter side of vertical, it was time to switch off and pray. The M52 lumps do not like getting hot. Don't trust that newfangled technology.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Its been 23deg and all day sunshine where I am, it's the first time on restarting it I've heard the electric fan kick in to help cool things down. I was keeping an eye on the temp gauge today, I had an extra load of kiln dried logs (100kg worth) in the boot while climbing the Clune Brae in Port Glasgow. Its the the highest I've seen the temp gauge go since ahem, cough the time I test drive it before I bought it. Temp Needle was nearly vertical. No issues, but I've got the large cooling fan thanks to the towbar option.
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