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Cadwell Parker last won the day on February 18

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    S W Scotland
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    Motorbikes, Cars, Music, food,
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    HGV Driver


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    F11 530d, Kawasaki ZZR 1400, HondaCivic 2.2 CDTi, VW Passat 1.9 TDi estate 1999,

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  1. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Hardknott is quite an experience. Now is probably a good time of year to do it while it's not rammed with tourists. Nice photos. The car looks happy up there
  2. Cadwell Parker

    Goodbye my friend.

    That sounds like an awful experience for all concerned. Glad to hear you and your family were relatively unscathed. Lets all be careful out there.
  3. Cadwell Parker

    Dash drains?

    Assuming you're talking about a right hand drive car the yellow grommet is on the passenger side and it's that side which collects water.
  4. Cadwell Parker

    Loose pipe in F11 engine compartment

    The car was at the dealers this morning. They confirmed our suspicions and reconnected the vac pipe to the engine mount. The car feels happier now with less vibes and more smoothness all's well
  5. Cadwell Parker

    What do you all get on full tank?

    Just refilled my tank for the first time after a week of F11 530d ownership. After filling it at the garage next to the dealers and resetting the tripmeter I've covered 545 miles and put in 58.75l with the computer predicting 84 miles worth left in the tank.
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    Loose pipe in F11 engine compartment

    I didn't know either. From what I understand the engine mounts operate a variable damping system using engine vacuum to control them. They run harder when the car is travelling faster *>60mph?). Not sure if it's just the diesel cars that have it. I need to look into it a bit more and find out how the system works. I'd never heard of variable engine mounts before.
  7. Cadwell Parker

    Loose pipe in F11 engine compartment

    I spoke to the dealer today and arranged to take it in first thing on Monday morning. Fingers crossed it'll get sorted without too much hassle.
  8. Cadwell Parker

    Loose pipe in F11 engine compartment

    Indeed. I'm less than a week into ownership and with limited experience of other similar vehicles I've little to judge this one by but the more I drive it the more I'm noticing a level of occasional low frequency vibration and roughness over some bumps one would not expect from a car of this pedigree. Presumably those more used to these cars would expect them to be totally smooth and free of any vibration at all. I absolutely love the car. Every time I drive it it puts a smile on my face but the vibration is becoming more and more noticeable so I'll be giving rhe dealer a call tomorrow.
  9. Cadwell Parker

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    It looks #5 on this Realoem page... https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=5K12-EUR-06-2014-F11N-BMW-530d&diagId=51_7865
  10. Cadwell Parker

    Loose pipe in F11 engine compartment

    That'd be great thanks. If you can manage to get a photo of the underside of the engine mounting without too much difficulty that'd be even better. From looking at the diagram on Realoem it looks like it's the vacuum pipe. Will the car be ok to drive like that or am I risking damaging the mounts or other parts connected to the vacuum system?
  11. Cadwell Parker

    Loose pipe in F11 engine compartment

    Yes, warranted for 3 months from indy dealer. I'll get a better look in the morning when the light's better.
  12. Cadwell Parker

    Loose pipe in F11 engine compartment

    Looks like the black one is supposed to be connected to the underside of the engine mounting. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=5K12-EUR-06-2014-F11N-BMW-530d&mg=22#05 Not sure whether I'll be able to reach down the there to feel where it needs to go it or whether I'll need to get under the car and pull the undertray off to get at it. It looks like the pipe might just be an interference push fitting job but looking at my photo it's going to difficult to get a hand into position to even feel where it needs to be. I'm stuck at work now so can't get a look at the car til later.
  13. Cadwell Parker

    Loose pipe in F11 engine compartment

    Variable engine mounts? I had no idea. I've not looked at Realoem up to now. It looks like an excellent resource. The VIN search function is especially nice. I used that to find the right diagram for my car, a 530d. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
  14. I noticed this the other day while doing the yellow grommet job. Circled in red, looking down into the space at the back of the engine compartment, low down in front of the yellow grommet area, just behind the suspension arm and next to the bottom of the engine. Not sure whether it's meant to be like this or not. Perhaps its just a breather pipe and nothing to worry about. Anyone know what this is?
  15. Cadwell Parker

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Very helpful. Cheers