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17 minutes ago, Matthew Ashton said:

 

Yep, had one of those in the toolbox for 15 years. Works reasonably well. 

 

I'm trying to think if I bought it to do my E39 brakes in 2006 or my E60 brakes in 2011, either way I figured the rubber must have deteriorated by now and a new one cost £3.48! 

 

I also have a vacuum one that runs off my compressor but I have yet to use it.

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3 minutes ago, bmwmike said:

Exact one I've got. Tbh it's one job I delegate to a trusted indy for a complete flush though, I've never got the pedal as good with a bleed kit as they get it.

 

Never had an issue on a BMW brake fluid change. I once got a spongey brake pedal on my wife's Focus after I opened the bleed screw when retracting the piston so the displaced fluid went out the nipple and not back up the line, and then didn't bleed them afterwards. Won't do that again, always bleed the calipers after opening the nipple.

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5 minutes ago, RightHandGoose said:

Just to clarify, Autodoc sell BMW Factory parts including pads and discs. Textar and Jurid not to mention some Pierburg and Lemforder too. But Andrew's price is not bad at all... 

 

Helped by being a loyal customer and my dad being in the day before to buy another set of winter wheels from them....

 

Build a relationship up with the guys over the years and they are quite happy to do a deal. I went to buy genuine wiper blades for my E60 as the Bosch ones wouldn't fit. He called them up and said they are £44. He then said there is no way I'm charging you that and I got them for the same price as the Bosch ones, £27 I think.

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Dropped mine off at the dealer to get them to look at the towbar fault. Their service manager told me that he had already seen the car!

 

Turns out the bodyshop took it to this dealer last time but failed to tell me that. Certainly explains why the bodyshop put six miles on it......

 

I told them as a gesture of goodwill the bodyshop might want to pick up the bill for the oil service.

 

Yeah right! 

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Mine has been dropped off to a local BMW Specialist this morning to try and sort the issue I've got with the Comfort Access.

I suspect its a single handle that is shorting. Every time I go near it with the remote fob on me, it unlocks itself!

Its tricky to lock and when I start it, I normally have to hold the remote against the sensor in the steering column.

 

I also get the Battery discharge when stationary warning when I've left it over night and come back to it in the morning!


Hopefully just a faulty handle, and they should just be able to disable the 'comfort access sensors' in the faulty handle to save me having to pay £400 for a new one!


Fingers crossed!

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Mine is now currently getting an oil service and micro filter change done at the dealer while they wait for a new towbar module to be delivered.

 

It has several fault codes within the towbar module, which was newly fitted with the towbar.   That's their starting point.  If that's not working then it won't operate the towbar properly.

 

Once the new module has been fitted, they will need to check the towbar for correct operation. 

 

New module that was fitted with the towbar in July/Aug as it has a 2018 date.

 

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Latest from the dealer. 

 

The new module has not cured the fault, they will need to strip it down to have a look.

 

I did try and tell them that it appeared to be a mechanical issue with the towbar, but who am I to tell them that....

 

But yes I do understand that there is a procedure to check thru, easy stuff first, then the harder stuff.

 

Unlikely to get the car back tonight.  I can cope with that.

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No.  The last loaner I had from them was a gutless 316i with no fuel in it.  Today its more hassle to go back to the dealer to get a car than it is just to jump on the train to get home.

 

I'll need a car for Thursday night though.

 

 

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4 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

Mine is now currently getting an oil service and micro filter change done at the dealer while they wait for a new towbar module to be delivered.

 

It has several fault codes within the towbar module, which was newly fitted with the towbar.   That's their starting point.  If that's not working then it won't operate the towbar properly.

 

Once the new module has been fitted, they will need to check the towbar for correct operation. 

 

New module that was fitted with the towbar in July/Aug as it has a 2018 date.

 

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I've seen fleabay counterfieters do better labels than that.

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23 minutes ago, jake13 said:

 

I've seen fleabay counterfieters do better labels than that.

 

As supplied by a BMW dealer mate, ;)

 

And then replaced today....by a BMW dealer ;)

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38 minutes ago, bmwf113.0d said:

What a palava, hope you get it sorted soon

 

Cheers, yeah you couldn't make this stuff up, but atleast I know it will get fixed at no cost to me.

 

But to find out that the bodyshop actually took it to them is real boot in the stones.

 

I'll write to them to see what they say and point out to them that I've yet to review their work on the big bad internet for everyone to read.....

 

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I know, I know, but I'm trying to put a positive on things here purely for my sanity....

 

The bodyshop is a 15 min walk from my office so that's o.k.

 

My car was due an oil service this month, so that's been done today. But yes no doubt it will need to go back to get hopefully a new towbar which is what I suspected it needed, back in August.

 

I will point out all of that to them and see what happens. Oh wait what's that flying past my window....

 

And the most gauling thing is the $hit heap of a car that hit me, in which it suffered a broken radiator, broken headlight, broken bumper which bent up their bonnet, has been re-taxed since the accident. It was worth £500 (WBAC) on a good day before the accident.

 

And breathe......

 

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Just off the phone to the dealer.

 

A new towbar has been fitted. That will be the third one on the car in as many months. 

 

Pity, as that's what I worked out it needed back in August, but what do I know....

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It had an oil and micro filter service, I wanted a new air filter so I bought a new engine air filter from the dealer today.

 

£27, for the air filter will fit it this weekend.

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Car is in having a regular service plus a few issues addressed

 

The weeping rear diff is fixed, was quite major it seems, new iDrive head unit going in to rectify rebooting.  Rear anti roll bar rust being ground off and repainted. 

 

BMW AUC warranty to the rescue!

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1 hour ago, Dakota said:

Rear anti roll bar rust being ground off and repainted. 

 

BMW AUC warranty to the rescue!

 

That's just to keep techs busy in the workshop with the warranty company picking up the tab.

 

My dad got rusty front brake splasher shields replaced on his F10 under warranty.  Keeps techs in work......

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Collected the car from the dealer. New headunit and rear diff seal on the driveshaft side. Rust on anti roll bar removed and painted. The dealer was great, everything made very easy, no hassle at all. This was a €2000 repair, on top of the €1500 repainted doors only a few months into ownership, all covered by warranty, which is worth its weight in gold. 

 

Lovely to have the car back though, super cruise home in near silence.

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Are you familiar with the transmission unlock procedure?

 

Cars before March 2010

 

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/repair-manuals/24-automatic-transmission/24-00-automatic-transmission/Q3wQvMC

 

Which is what you need your handle for but......

 

Cars from March 2010, its crawl underneath .......

 

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/repair-manuals/24-automatic-transmission/24-00-automatic-transmission/1Ma7AVpq

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Ah explains why my handle is missing.

 

I think that procedure is up there with "fill for life" philosophy. Sure we'll never need it. Surprised they bothered putting drain plugs in.

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