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  1. First one E39, 523i SE. Bought in 2004 and had it for three years. Nice, but not quick enough. It still looked like this under bonnet when I got rid of it with 90k on the clock Still going strong somewhere in Fife I believe. Replaced with something a bit quicker, but it didn't last long. It ran for a few years after it was recovered but it's baked bean cans now. Replaced with one which had a few more toys and less miles. Did 75,000 miles in this E60 over nearly 8 years. Still miss the V8 bellow. Current barge.
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    Parking car for 3 weeks. Any precautions?

    Yes, you are right, its to limit no load on the engine at high rpms. Local garage told me it can damage valve gear (drive/train/rockers/followers etc) revving with no real load on the engine components. My E60 would only rev to 5000 rpm in P or N. I have done the same test in my F10 but I can't recall what the rev limit was.
  3. How did you get on, have you had it fitted yet? Our washing machine is like Triggers Broom.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Your grommet cleaned up well, mine didn't. Can't think why it would the panel would stick like that though.
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    Parking car for 3 weeks. Any precautions?

    Yes, to keep the load off the 'box.
  6. How I laughed when I read this. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46152853 Why am I not surprised!
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    Timing Chain Problem???

    From what I can hear via crappy iPad speaker, it could be the chain. Its not as rattly as others I've heard. Get it to a specialist who can confirm. The rattle can affect N47s despite them being serviced on the button every time. Halving the oil servicing interval is what you want to try and prevent it.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Out with the trailer today and when I unlocked the car I noticed a trailer indicator bulb was out. Sure enough the new trailer module picked it up. Not much I could do, only 5 mins from home, really annoying as the car then indicates at an increased rate to warn you. But atleast I know all is well with the new trailer module.
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    Mrs May's Mercedes experience

    Echo that, this threads intention was to mock Mercedes.........
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    Mrs May's Mercedes experience

    They used the wrong German car. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/46525689/brexit-theresa-may-gets-stuck-in-car-ahead-of-angela-merkel-meeting Probably best if they had just left her on the car.
  11. Now that's interesting, faults with the rear brake. Try with the cruise on set at say 70mph, then using only the cruise control, drop the speed quickly to say 60 or lower if conditions allow. Cruise only uses rear brakes to slow, see if the vibration happens when doing this. Sports mode dials down the intrusive traction control. Would be interesting to see what you experience in sports + mode.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Take it you did it yourself @bmwmike? If so what did you use to undo the oil filter cover?
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    Run flat repair

    Same rules apply to non rft as rft as to where the puncture is in the tyre cross section. But, the rft tyre must not have been run on flat. This what destroys the structure of the tyre. It gets you home or somewhere safe that's it's job. I picked up a puncture in a virtually new rft. I drove it home 4 miles and put my winters back on. Local tyre fitter was prepared to fix it provided it hadn't been run on flat. Which he proved as the tyre wasn't full of crumbs when they took it off. £12 later and I'm sorted.
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    Mrs May's Mercedes experience

    Yup 760Li next, you can pick them up at 9 months old for way less than 50% of list price new.
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    F07 nearside airbag deflated,

    Result, you are getting your EGR checked while its in, saves another trip.
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    drivetrain error

    It could be anything. It needs its codes reading, A fault like that should have logged something.
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    Diesel 11p a litre more than petrol

    Thats so us Jocks can extract every last penny from you lot from Ingurland, before you return home!
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    F10 535d

    There are very very rare incidents of timing chain issues with the N57, but nothing compared to the N47 pitfalls.
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    Unstable when driving over the slightest bump

    You would feel slop in the rack by turning the wheel before the rack moves. What exactly have you replaced in the front suspension? There is a traction arm, a control arm (these are the two lower arms) track rod end, track rod (with inner joint), drop link, roll bar bush, shocker, spring and top mount. I would be tempted to swap your wheels and tyres with that of another E60 to rule out your wheels.
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    E61 525d ‘04 Gearbox not going into P easily

    You are welcome, glad it worked.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    That is a high level. its good that you have now done it, should help keep yours dry for a while yet. Do you live near me, rains plenty were I am, lol.
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    Realistic F10 long term ownership costs?

    No, same thing accessed via passenger footwell.
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    Just a Festive Thank You

    Ar$e that's really poor. Could have been a small delivery lorry something like a 7.5 tonne box van, high enough up at the back end but small enough to get into residential streets. A mates car was damaged like that from a something similar.
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    F10 535d

    Nothing particularly relevant to the big Diesel over the normal F10 weak points. Regular oil changes will be the best thing to look for to keep both the turbos sweet. The 530d is impressive enough, the 535d must be in a different league again. Go for it.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    I'm assuming that picture is the reverse of the yellow "peril" grommet from inside the passenger footwell? Is that an M5 you are working on?