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  1. Front Brake Disc Diameter

    Great replies guys. I had an idea it would be the 324 mm Dia. And to double check I will measure circumference and divide by 3.14. You learn something new every day LOL.
  2. Fan/Heater problem

    I solved it Guys. It was in the IDrive. The centre vent setting was set at hot. So I re set it for cold and it now works a treat. thanks for every ones help. Much appreciated.
  3. 2008 BMW 5 Series 520d 177BHP 2L. Hi I have to replace front brake pads on my car. The guy in the parts shop asked me the diameter of the Brake Discs. I did not have a clue. I looked into it and it seems the standard size for my car is 324mm in Diameter. My car has not been altered in any way so would that be the discs that have been fitted. It is hard to measure the disc because of the shaft going through the middle of it. Thanks Guys.
  4. Fan/Heater problem

    Is the heater adjuster in IDrive not just for the centre vent??? The fan I have the problem with is the fan that blows up the way to demist the windscreen. It is that fan that I can't get to blow cold air.
  5. Run Flat Tyres to Ordinary Tyres

    Will get them changed today. It is a bit sore on the back right enough. Hoping for a smoother ride. Thanks for the advice Guys
  6. Fan/Heater problem

    2008 BMW 5 series 520d 177bhp 2L Hi I have a problem with the heater/fan inside the car. There is plenty of heat from the fan and the lower is very strong..The problem I have is when I turn the heater down to cold, it still blows "warm" air from the blowers. So when the car is warm there is no way of getting the fan to blow cold air. Is there any way I can adjust the heater so when the dial is turned down to cold, it is cold air that will come out. As a side issue my Air Conditioning system is needing topped up with gas. Would that have anything to do with the cold air problem from the heater.? Thanks Guys
  7. 2008 BMW 5 Series 520d 177BHP 2L Tyres fitted at the moment are:- Run Flats 225/50/17" Hi I am wanting to fit ordinary tyres onto my car. I bought the car in the summer and it had the four Run Flats fitted. Will the alloy wheel that the Run Flats are on be compatible with ordinary tyres. Are the alloy wheels standard? Or will the wheel be specially made to take Run Flats. And do you recommend me changing the Run Flats for ordinary tyres? Looking for a BIT OF guidance here. Thanks Guys
  8. Problems with first start in morning

    Thanks for all replies Guys
  9. Problems with first start in morning

    Would a test show up a faulty controller???
  10. Problems with first start in morning

    Steve-Savalas If the engine pre-heats when you unlock the doors, then why am I getting the "Engine Pre-Heating Please Wait" message when I go to start the car Steve??? Am I starting the engine too quickly??? should I give it a minute after I enter the car in the morning???
  11. Problems with first start in morning

    Thanks for replies Still a bit unclear with your replies. Do I push the key in and get the ignition lights on and then press start button WITHOUT depressing the clutch. Would this pre heat the glow plugs. Then depress the clutch and start as normal.???
  12. BMW 2008 520d 2L 177BHP Hi Looking for help and advice with a start problem I have. On the first start in the morning I found that the car almost hesitated to start. It felt like the Starter motor was jamming for about two seconds, then it would suddenly kick into life. After that in all other starts during the day were OK. It was just that very first start. I don't know if it was a starter problem or a glow plug problem. Then yesterday I noticed a message on the central information screen at the bottom telling me "Engine Pre-Heating Please Wait" I have never noticed this before. Am I meant to press ignition button sort of half way until the glow plugs heat up and tyen start engine or what??? Would be very grateful for any information and advice on this. Thanks
  13. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    The Situation Thanks for all your help. When you take on these tasks you think know one will understand what I am talking about, but you came to my rescue. Cheers matey Des
  14. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    Ok The Situation And finally if you have a few minutes, regarding the dipped beam headlight bulbs. Can you recommend a decent bulb I can fit to give out a bit more beam???
  15. Angel eyes bulb replacement

    To replace the whole headlight unit for a newer design