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PJAY

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    West Oxfordshire
  • Interests
    Photography, Playing bass
  • Occupation
    retired

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    '08 520D SE TOURING
  1. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    Thanks DH To re-state, the wiper stalk does not move forward towards bonnet. I tried, honest. I pushed as hard as i dared, but stopped before i snapped the stalk. It only springs towards the driver and back. It will not go the other way. My bottle is in the middle just behind the removable long plastic panel. The front washer / wipers work fine. Just odd that i got a low washer bottle level warning, and it only topped up with less than half a litre. Very odd. I expected to get a few litres in at least I've been through all the pockets and trays and the boot, under the first and second tray too. There's only the breakdown warning triangle in there. Perhaps i could just buy one. I should add that the section for wipers in the handbook has pictures that dont match mine.
  2. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    Got the handbook and a few things have revealed themselves. Some things are not obvious when the switches just have a picture, but the handbook was very useful. Right now, there is no rear wiper activitaion. It's not on the front wiper / washer stalk. According to the handbook and folk here, the wiper stalk should be pushed to towards the bonnet. Mine doesnt do this. It's already as far as it can go. It only pulls towards the driver ( and springs back ) or up and down. The washer bottle warning light came on, so i checked the book, and the touring takes 5 litres. I got less than half a litre of washer fluid in the bottle. How come ? I'm assuming there's not a separate washer bottle for the rear wiper ? Couldnt find the locking wheel nut tool, so i guess thats missing
  3. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    Can i just ask .. all the manuals i'm looking at for sale, are left hand drive. Did BMW not print any manuals in right hand drive for us pesky brits ?
  4. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    Thanks dj. Its all helping. Still reading the link ..
  5. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    Oh yes, the digital clock reads - - - - so no time in the car. Also, as i filled up before i left derby, the remaining mileage counter said 250. After the 125 mile journey, it was reading 239.
  6. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    Tried the wiper stalk in all positions, and still doesnt activate the rear , sat nav could be on all the time. Funny, dealer gave me 2 discs. I'm assuming the CD has to be in the sat nav for the sat nav to work ? there was also another disc called BMW business 2017. No idea I'l have a rummage for that locking tool. I've also used the Nav ok, coming back home from north of Derby, but always seems to be on. To not have it on, i have to turn I-drive to Info or something else
  7. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    Yeah sort of, but mostly dumb stuff, i'm sad to mention. Cant find rear wiper switch, cant turn off sat nav when not needed, cant find locking wheel nut tool, ...just silly stuff i guess. Some of the buttons just have unfathomable letters on. There;s no point just pressing buttons just to see what they do in case i change something without knowing. AS an SE model, i expected to see electric retractable mirrors, and i'm sure i read that an SE would have them, but i dont see a switch for such, and so on Manual would be useful
  8. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    No worries DH - just reading dj's link right now
  9. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    Thanks dj. Would that manual be fine for a facelift ?
  10. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    Thanks ..Tried there a few days ago DH. I posted in the thread, but no reply. As far as i can see, the only 5 series listed are 528i , 535i, 550i, 528xi, 535xi.
  11. PJAY

    Owners handbook

    Is the owners handbook for an '08 520d SE Touring model specific, or does one handbook cover a few models ? I need one, but not sure what to look for. I've checked the usual auction places and whatnot, but would rather check first with those in the know
  12. PJAY

    BMW Documentation

    Couldn't find the owners manual for E61 2008 520D SE Auto touring ..is it in there but i missed it somehow ?
  13. PJAY

    160 bhp / 177 bhp

    Noted, thanks dj
  14. PJAY

    160 bhp / 177 bhp

    Thanks Andrew - will do.
  15. PJAY

    Evening from the Costa Del Cotswolds

    Thanks chap - and already got some help. Marvellous !
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