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    F11 535i M Sport

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  1. Caesar

    F10 2015 Auto hold function

    Works well but brake lights remain on which can be a pain for the driver stopped behind you. I can see the safety advantage when stopped around a blind bend t where the driver behind you will see your brake lights as they drive around the corner.
  2. Caesar

    Anybody carry a spare wheel?

    Andrew, Carlton, Really appreciate your help.
  3. Caesar

    Anybody carry a spare wheel?

    Thanks Andrew. So the E60 space saver will be OK used on the F11 if driven cautiously?
  4. Caesar

    Anybody carry a spare wheel?

    Thanks for the advice Carlton; much appreciated.
  5. Caesar

    Rear shock replacement

    With the rear wheel off, I noticed the protective boot at the top of the shock was disintegrating - well the foam bit was. The video posted by Alexak makes it look easy to replace. Any advice on which make to go for. SACHS, Monroe (which seem to have a different colour bump stop insert which may be a more robust material?) or does it not matter with a component like this? Thanks!
  6. Caesar

    Anybody carry a spare wheel?

    Having been prompted by a fellow member, I decided to try fitting my E61 space saver (BMW) to the F11. I have had it in the boot for a while with the spacer and longer bolts but not tested it. Firstly, the wheel brace that comes with the wheel was useless as there wasn't enough leverage. The scissor jack was fine and fitted the jacking point perfectly. Secondly, I found the bolts I'd been sent with the spacer were the wrong size. Looking back through the thread Matthew has specified M14x1.25. Not sure what I have but I need to swap them. Thirdly, I see a number of members have said the E61 space saver should be ok, but I'd welcome confirmation. I have 19'' wheels with 245/40/R19 tyres. The spare is 135/80/R17. The size on the door sticker states 135/90/R17.When I position them side by side the spare is smaller in diameter probably by an inch. Do you think the space saver appropriate for my car? Thanks!
  7. Caesar

    Farewell and thanks

    Sadly, as average speeds continue to fall there will be less and less opportunities to appreciate larger engines. They'll become an indulgence and a niche market. Eventually, it will be uneconomical for manufacturers to offer anything other than one or two small engines with different mapping (we're almost there).
  8. Caesar

    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    Lol! Guess you're saving up for an appropriately sized roof box...
  9. Caesar

    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    My CVT experience was like driving a manual car with a worn out clutch. Noisy and not very relaxing. Probably worked well in the Daff 33 variomatic...
  10. Caesar

    Tyres and Non Runflat

    I have the spare wheel kit from my E61 with a spacer following recommendations on this forum
  11. Caesar

    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    What on earth is a "mother in law hatch" ? Does mine have one I wonder?
  12. Caesar

    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    Surprised vdc is on your not bothered list. One of the options my car doesn't have and always thought would be good to have. Is it overated?
  13. Caesar

    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    Nice looking car. If its been owned by a caravanner, it will have been cleaned and polished every weekend no doubt. I like the interior wood and leather combo. Reversing camera - hardly use it but the front wheel arch cameras really useful in a car with such a long nose. Pro nav - nice but could live without. Wheels - I'm on 19" non rft and find them OK. Tow bar - don't have one which makes towing my trailer a little awkward! Mileage would be important to me + a decent warranty.
  14. Thought power assistance was electrical?
  15. Caesar

    F07 buying advice

    Traffic works really well for me. Its diverted me away from long tailbacks a number of times with the sat nav programmed.