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Changed the front anti roll bar links due to knocking noises over rough surfaces, ended up breaking 2 of my T40 sockets trying to undo them. They're not torqued that high so was surprising. had to use vice grips on the boot side which was not recommended but got away without damaging the new ones

 

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48 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

Hi @IINexusII, what mileage is on yours?

 

I snapped a Torx T40 bit doing my E60 lower arms, feel your pain.

 

Vice grips, the tool of a pikey but can save your bacon if it's on a scrap part. 

 

I'm on 76k now. Its a Cat D car and has had a tie rod end in the past and a wheel bearing in September , wont be surprised if some bits wear out earlier than others.

 

Used Lemforder links, which was exactly the same brand that came off. The knocking is cured but I've also got this annoying creaking when going over bumps. Exactly like the video below but not as loud. The author mentions in the comments he cured it by lubricating the sway bar link. Ive just replaced that but could it be the rubber mounting? on RealOEM it doesn't look to be available separately, only as part of the whole bar.

 

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=5C32-EUR-05-2014-F10N-BMW-520d&diagId=31_0827

 

Ill try to shoot some white grease the next time i can. any other suggestions?

 

 

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1 hour ago, IINexusII said:

Changed the front anti roll bar links due to knocking noises over rough surfaces, ended up breaking 2 of my T40 sockets trying to undo them. They're not torqued that high so was surprising. had to use vice grips on the boot side which was not recommended but got away without damaging the new ones

 

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Cheapo's don't have enough vanadium (Cr-V). Buy impact specific which are made from chrome-molybdenum and are more robust. Stick with BetaTools, DraperExpert, Facom, Kennedy, Snap-On, Wera etc and you can't go wrong.

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1 hour ago, jake13 said:

 

Cheapo's don't have enough vanadium (Cr-V). Buy impact specific which are made from chrome-molybdenum and are more robust. Stick with BetaTools, DraperExpert, Facom, Kennedy, Snap-On, Wera etc and you can't go wrong.

 

Yep ive had these for awhile. AmPro and the other one aern't that good but i didn't expect them to fail for this type of job. oh well

 

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Used mine for work last night. Set off in 2" of snow at -1.5 deg C at 11:30pm roads were not ploughed nor gritted.  Grim.

 

The winter tyres did their job well with little loss of traction under acceleration or braking. I was able to reverse my car up hill without any loss of traction but the lad who works for me was spinning up the wheels of his hire car!  Got completely frozen and covered in snow on my shift in Bishopton tunnel and really glad of the heated seat on the way home.

 

Learned that the high beam assist is useless in the snow as the headlights reflect back off the snow and switches itself off.

 

Topped the screen wash up and had a check of the infamous cover over the yellow grommet. I poured water down the grills and it came out from under the cover (ran clear) and the drain into the wheel arch. 

 

 

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Removed the redundant center console snap-in adapter bin, fitted a second-hand non-phone prep bin and a micro usb charger connected to the old snap-in adapter wiring.

Also replaced the broken rear vents!

 

Next job, fitting a tracker.

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16 minutes ago, stchris356 said:

Removed the redundant center console snap-in adapter bin, fitted a second-hand non-phone prep bin and a micro usb charger connected to the old snap-in adapter wiring.

Also replaced the broken rear vents!

 

Next job, fitting a tracker.

 

My rear vents are broken too. Did you buy new ones or used? I got a price from cotswold a while back but never got round to ordering. I think they were cheaper than I expected iirc.

 

Do they just pull out?

 

Got a pic of what you did to the console ?  I find it a bit small and have that snap in thing which is useless as far as I can tell. 

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4 minutes ago, bmwmike said:

 

My rear vents are broken too. Did you buy new ones or used? I got a price from cotswold a while back but never got round to ordering. I think they were cheaper than I expected iirc.

 

Do they just pull out?

 

Got a pic of what you did to the console ?  I find it a bit small and have that snap in thing which is useless as far as I can tell. 

I got a complete secondhand console off e-bay for £45 just for the rear vents and as it happened it was a non phone prep one so I swapped the bins out.

When you unplug the large connector for the adapter there are only two pins in it, a live and earth for the adapter to charge the phone, bought one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DDC-12V-To-5V-Converter-Module-3A-15W-Micro-USB-For-Mobile-Phone-Charger/292442752734?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

 and run the lead through one of the holes under the base mat in the bin.

 

As for the rear vents, no tools are requied to replace them, the whole unit just pulls off the end of the console.

I'll try and get some pictutres together later this week.

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New MOT this morning with an advisory for a rear tyre which I knew about but had no time to change. The headlight pattern was superb with the LED's which are a huge improvement over the old halogens. No glare and a perfect cut off.

 

Was having a good poke around underneath the car. Tester seemed suspicious that the rear shocks which shat-on-her were supposed to have changed last year looked a bit tatty with surface rust but new stickers. Who knows, wouldn't put anything past those chancers.

 

Next step cancel the mondial warranty and not go near a BMW dealer again except for test drives and freebies.

 

ETA picked up a set of new plugs for bargin price of 6 quid each and a flexible socket so will change the plugs for the fun of it. 50k so seems rude not to.

 

 

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6 hours ago, bmwmike said:

BMW dealer ......and freebies.

 

Now that is words I would not expect to see in the same sentence.

 

So hands up who has had a freebie from a dealer?

 

I've had change from £1.00 but nothing free from a dealer!

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46 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

Now that is words I would not expect to see in the same sentence.

 

So hands up who has had a freebie from a dealer?

 

I've had change from £1.00 but nothing free from a dealer!

 

During my first service, two screws were missing in the engine bay (nothing to do with them), they replaced them for free.

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4 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

Now that is words I would not expect to see in the same sentence.

 

So hands up who has had a freebie from a dealer?

 

I've had change from £1.00 but nothing free from a dealer!

 

E46 boot floor.

F10 corrosion.. soon... hopefully. 

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12 hours ago, bmwmike said:

 

E46 boot floor.

F10 corrosion.. soon... hopefully. 

 

They are both warranty. 

 

I'm meaning giving you something for free, you know out the goodness of their own heart and pocket, not a warranty companies pocket.:D

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2 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

They are both warranty. 

 

I'm meaning giving you something for free, you know out the goodness of their own heart and pocket, not a warranty companies pocket.:D

 

Jeez  :D

 

OK then.. when I took my car in for warranty work I took the two kids who helped themselves to the cakes and had a coffee. 

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On 2/15/2018 at 7:50 PM, 535i Andrew said:

So hands up who has had a freebie from a dealer?

 

 

Got 2 nice keyrings. Admittedly, had to buy a whole F11 to get them. They were boxed ...

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Bit of a late report, but after the interim oil and filter change a couple of weeks back I asked@Mashed Potatoes to apply his magic touch to the 530d earlier this week and its now a fair bit faster... ;)

 

Waiting for warmer weather to get the rear 275 staggered setup back with Pilot Sports putting the power down to really make the most of it as I'm finding the Michelin cross climates very smooth but a tad squirmy under load. 

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