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    550i M Sport f10

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  1. Reliability

    Was purchased / part financed in JC Bmw aberdeen - they have done the discs but it’s now in DP BMW in hillington... Is this the one you mean Andrew..:-(
  2. Reliability

    550i M sport 2012. Bought approved with 12 month warranty & care.Owned for 2 months & 7 days. Been into the stealership 3 times and still there now. First fault on motorway and all systems shutdown. Allsorts of drivetrain, brakes, transmission faults flagged up. Dealer couldn’t replicate fault so reset. Then when putting winters on noticed suspension boots split, when braking vibration issues. Warped front disc. Both fronts replaced. Then accelerating off roundabout and boing! Drivetrain error. Car shutdown some cylinders and was vibrating all over the shop. Assist came and checked and told me to drive to dealers. Now in had 3 injectors replaced and now waiting on a high pressure fuel pump being fitted. Currently driving a ‘courtesy’ Mini Cooper convertible. Mentioned to dealer about USA recall care bulletin on N63 engine and all 550’s having lots of parts checked and changed including engine parts I’ve just mentioned. Got a smirk and fobbed off. What’s goin on with BMW.? Not a happy Chappy as I was loving the car.
  3. Shock absorber boot

    Putting my winter wheels on yesterday I noticed the drivers side front shocker dust boot is split in half. Also the rears don’t have any boots at all. Is this normal on the rear? I have only had the car a month and have full Bmw warranty, would this be covered?
  4. Advice on winter wheels

    I’ve purchased the wheels I have on the thread - when I went on the Bmw website and picked the same alloys, put in my VIN, says they won’t fit!!! Haven’t tried on the car yet - but I put the VIN in first it brought up 5 sets of winter wheels but says only 1 naff set of 18” wheels fit! What’s goin on??
  5. Not a great start

    Had my 550i F10 for a month now - away for work for 3 weeks of that so really only drove it for 4 days. On driving back from Aberdeen got to about 10 miles from Glasgow when all hell broke loose! All the screens etc went off, the hud started showing transmission fault, brake system fault, steering fault - main screen told me to contact assist and get to dealer immediately! Took to Douglas park Bmw in Hillington, got a frosty reception as 17:30 on a Friday but assist sorted a enterprise hire 320 xdrive for the weekend. Had a call today to say they can’t ‘replicate’ the fault and will look again tomorrow. Anyone had this fault or dealings with Douglas park Hillington Bmw???
  6. Advice on winter wheels

    What months do you use? November to April?
  7. Advice on winter wheels

    Ended up getting a set of these...pick them up next week. on Dunlop Winter Sport 3D Tyres - 245/45/18. Anybody got these tyres on? Any good ?
  8. Would these fit?

    They are on gumtree in aberdeen £200 a corner.
  9. Deposit on engine...

    Hi, looking at a photo of my engine, (cant physically see as away working!) I noticed a strange substance next to the oil filler cap. Has anyone got a clue.? I’ll be driving straight back to the dealership when I get back from work in 2 weeks!
  10. Would these fit?

    I thought the aspect ratio (sidewall)was given as a percentage of the width, hence dividing by 100 then multiply by ratio, but I think I might avoid. Cracking price too with virtually brand new sottozero’s.
  11. Would these fit?

    I thought that might be the case... is this correct ? originals 275/100x35=96.25 new 255/100x40=102
  12. Would these fit?

    Guys, would these fit a 550i f10? 255/40/19 m wheels ( see pics) think they are off an m5? With almost new winter tyres.
  13. Advice on winter wheels

    Guys, would these fit? 255/40/19 m wheels ( see pics) think they are off an m5? With almostnew winter tyres.
  14. Advice on winter wheels

    Can’t check till I get home, will have to give it the full once over!
  15. Advice on winter wheels

    Thanks for the info lads. Mucho appreciated.. I’ll be definitely getting a set when I return from work as the alloys were just refurbished by BMW before I took the car as they were scuffed a bit. Will find out the engine designation when I get back as reading american forums some horror stories and major recalls were done I believe. I asked in the dealership about this but got the usual ‘it will definitely have been done’ if it was required line