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    2013 BMW F11 525d

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  1. BFleming

    523i cutting out when hot...?

    I'm with @nashdm2, you need to get those codes read. Where abouts are you, as I'm sure someone nearby would help if they could.
  2. Sorry to hear that; tough station for sure, and I hope you're managing ok. On the dashcam & reversing cam be mindful of your DAB reception afterwards; if it's noticeably worse than before it'll be one of those thing. If you don;t have DAB... carry on!
  3. BFleming

    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    Winter tyres are near useless below 4mm. Softer compound sure, so in dry you'll be fine. But in snow/wet you don't have enough voids to displace the snow/water. Also depending on where you drive them (Germany for example) there's a 4mm legal tread depth for winters. But seeing as the worst of the winter is behind us in Blighty, go for summers on the 18's now, then worry about the winters again in Autumn. I have some Nankang tyres on my car currently, 245/45-18 all round, and I find them great. Again, too early to tell about tyre wear as they've only been on a few months.
  4. I'd be interested to hear about the results / your experiences. I had mine done last year, and it's great that it's now all done via the ODB port, leaving the sealed ECU where it is. No more of that risky drilling or splitting (and often breaking) the ECU. My 525d was 218bhp, so it's now a little more
  5. BFleming

    Eibach spring kits

    When I did my lowering & needed to take the front struts out, I too marked one of the strut top threads and corresponding points on the strut tower with tipp-ex. I then photograph where the spring is sitting both top & bottom within the strut, and put everything back exactly as I found it.
  6. Wait until you've got a mouthful of tea before reading this... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £295. Two hundred and ninety five quid. I don't have comfort opening/closing, that's just a regular F11 key with the dual boot release buttons.
  7. BFleming

    My GT 530D 2012

    That was it, the E93. Awesome looking car. On the F07, when it comes time for lowering, the rear is done with a laptop for the air springs; the fronts are conventional springs, so Eibach/H&R depending on the drop you want. The quad exhaust sounds ace. Not for me though
  8. BFleming

    My GT 530D 2012

    Did you have an Individual Blue E93 a while back? I remember seeing a similar plate on E90post. Anyhow, this F07 looks amazing. Really sinister in all-black, but amazing. Did you lower the rear too? Could go another little bit lower I reckon.
  9. BFleming

    Xenon head light has gone pink (2015 F11)

    The new BMW price for the D1S bulb is something like £225 There are definitely better deals to be had! Part number 63217217509 for information. Adaptive (cornering) headlights and regular Xenon headlights are 2 different things - you don't definitely have Adaptive lights if you have Xenons.
  10. Mated my new spare key to the car this morning. The process (as explained to me by the BMW parts guy) was as follows: Unlock the car with the old key Sit in the car, and hold the new key against the key symbol on the steering column (under the wiper stalk) for 10 seconds Start the car And it worked! The new key now locks/unlocks the car, and starts it too.
  11. I have 2 trains of thought here. One is that the car was laid up for 10 days waiting on parts, so they disconnected it to save the battery. The second and probably more realistic is that they didn't want to be filmed either working on the car or driving it. Which is fair enough under Data Protection rules.
  12. Friday: I went back to Specialist Cars & ordered a spare key - I only got one with the car. Saturday: Went for a decent drive following its return from the EGR recall - and enjoyed every minute of it. Noticed though that my dashcam had been unplugged - presumably by the garage - so that got plugged back in. The key arrived on Saturday at the dealer too - impressive next day service. My other half has the car today as she has a fair bit of driving to do, and it's such a nice car for the job. So I'm in the 1 series - which is a hoot!
  13. BFleming

    Lowering an F11

    I'm not sure I agree with the generality of that statement. You can lower it moderately without any issues - like the 20mm I did. There's no compromised ride whatsoever. If you carry out extreme lowering, i.e. springs with a massive drop (or lower on the airbags massively), then I agree - it's the same on any car - you run out of travel on the shocks, and are siting on the bump stops.
  14. BFleming

    F10 525d brake pads and discs

    Just don't ever buy Eicher stuff... it's horrendous.