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  2. F1-11

    What do you like about you 5 series.

    2015 LCI 520d F11 Touring 1. love the Adaptive LED headlights. Watching the beam change shape to avoid oncoming cars is like some endlessly entertaining witchcraft 2. like others have said, I love the effortless ability to be simultaneously well made, handsome, large and handsomely good looking (even though the M sport looks better than the Lux) and soak up everything that a family of four + 2 dogs can throw at it. 3. The infotainment still feels very modern and is light years ahead of the poor system I had in my 2015 C Class and even the CarPlay equipped Outlander I had before the 5. 4. As others have mentioned, I like the set and forget climate control. It never seems to go crazy like some systems do. 5. Lastly I like the fact that the Connect Drive features still make it feel quite new - the weather app permanently occupies the extended screen! As an aside, I have the comfort seats on mine but can’t help but feel I’m not making the most of the range of adjustments because whilst they are undoubtedly comfortable, they don’t feel *that* special to me. I must be missing something because everyone seems to say how good they are?
  3. paulhunter-e28

    Gunson easy bleed

    Got the brand new oem main dealer brake lines looking good and correct All I have to do is bend them to shape with the pipe benders hope I dont mess up seems a case of knowing where to make the bend down the line maybe mark with tip ex measuring bends on old pipe Getting the feel of my pipe benders on old pipe Also a less bent shiny adjuster rod nice Ready to rebuild and finally bleed brakes take 2 with servicable braking system.
  4. bm0p700f

    MPG?

    Well perhaps I'm wrong on this.
  5. bmwf113.0d

    any firmware update at service?

    Yes, I'm pretty certain there's no coasting in comfort.
  6. duncan-uk

    Show us pics of your none 5 BMW

    Loving that Dave!
  7. Taxboy

    B Pillar Exterior Plastic Cover

    Thanks for that Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
  8. Taxboy

    B Pillar Exterior Plastic Cover

    Thanks for that Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
  9. cal368

    Price please

    Could you please quote for the following part please? 34336797650 E65 master cylinder Cheers, Paul.
  10. Steve van hool

    Bmw car mag, E39 topics

    Just a heads up on the October edition of Bmwcar magazine, featuring quite a few E39 topics, namely an Alpina version of the E39, A 528i car featured in the staff cars section, and a workshop guide to changing the E39 shock absorbers. As I say just a heads up.
  11. 535i Andrew

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

    Just ordered some LL04 for the upcoming oil change from Amazon.. Same Castrol stuff as I used last year only cheaper this year. So no effects from Brexit/Covid/Suez crisis on oil prices then
  12. robolots

    E61 rear number plate screws/bolt size??

    Does anyone know the part number or where to get the rubber insert that fits in the tailgate (the bit that the self tappers go into?) Thanks Rob C
  13. hippie dave

    Show us pics of your none 5 BMW

    1982 R100 Cafe Racer, the "Tangerine Dream" !!
  14. Thanks for coming back and closing this one out.
  15. cotswoldbmwmini

    B Pillar Exterior Plastic Cover

    Good afternoon, The total cost for the requested part will be £66.40 including postage and VAT. The above price is valid for 7 days from today. All prices quoted are for Genuine BMW / MINI Parts, include discount for enquiring online, VAT and mainland UK postage. YOUR CUSTOMER ORDER REFERENCE NUMBER IS – P19644 Payment Options: For orders between £250 and £3000 we are able to offer 0% finance over 4 to 6 months. To find out more information on our finance offer please email us directly on partscheltenham@cotswoldgroup.com with your reference number and preferred payment plan. For orders under £250.00 Payment by card - Please call 01242 335365 with your card details and customer reference number, please note the delivery address must be the same as the address the card is registered at. Payment by PayPal – Please send the payment to partscheltenham@cotswoldgroup.com Quoting your customer reference and your delivery address. For orders over £250.00 we will only accept bank transfer. Cotswold Motor Group Ltd Bank: Barclays, One Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham B4 6GB Bank Account: 40292230 Sort Code: 20-07-71 Please include your customer reference in the notes section but please call or email us with your delivery address. PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION OR CHASSIS NUMBER TO SECURE YOUR 2 YEAR MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR ACCESSORIES BROCHURES Many thanks Joe
  16. There won't be description in any manual about it. Proper backflush means removing each radiator, heather matrix etc ( at least disconnect) and flush water through it reversed to usual flow. If there's no fluid mixing (oil in coolant), and it's not been driven on only tap water for long time, there's shouldn't be anything to flush, just draining/refiling coolant should be enough. Back flush usually is used when something is clogged up, but you will never get everything out from radiator core, so better to replace if flow is seriously restricted. If you want just to flush system, then fill it with water and drain couple times and it should be enough.
  17. Ray112

    E39 Touring air suspension (again)

    I went for maxpeedingrods bags. These ones mate. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Left-Suspension-Bellows-Air-Ride-Spring-Bag-For-BMW-E39-Touring-37121094613-/362696617255?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 This specific is for SE touring left side. Don't know if they have different part for sport model or not. Quality vise they feel good, handling the same as before with original bags, no air leaks. Other side bag is from the same same seller is on car for good 9 months, around 15k done and it's faultless. It's very easy to replace them, so even if they fail after some time, it's not a big deal.
  18. Boba

    any firmware update at service?

    The alternative (which I usually use) is to use the Limit in ECO PRO and just keep your foot firmly on the throttle. It still coasts at the limit and as far as I can see only drops maybe 1-2mph at most below the set limit at an incline before it drops a gear. The disadvantage is that it doesn’t prevent overspeeding on downhills but the corresponding advantage is that it doesn’t wear the rear brakes out on minor overspeeding either.
  19. Sir Anthony Regents-Park

    MPG?

    The standard BMW map is very conservative for two main reasons, these being warranty and emissions. To that end, the ignition timing isn't as advanced as it could be and the fuelling isn't as generous as it could be. This is down to making the catalytic converter work as good as it can - both a leaner mixture and slightly retarded timing make the exhaust gasses hotter. Manufacturers like BMW started this around 1987 with the E32 and facelift E30 with Motronic 1.3, both cars being catalyst prepared with the Lambda sensor plug in place on the engine loom regardless of whether the car actually had one. The first GB spec BMW's to have one was the 1990 24v M50 E34 followed by the 1991 E36. Old emissions tests consisted of a car on a rolling road in a cell, started from cold and driven for a set distance and the collected exhaust gasses being measured. The cold start element meant a bit of 'Peter paying Paul' which is why they run pretty lean when hot. Remapping a car like this E34 is just giving the engine what it really needs for maximum efficiency. Bizarrely, remapped cars are often more economical because they aren't working as hard. A 525i is better on fuel than a 520i for example. *A properly maintained BMW engine with 100'000 miles is probably just as powerful as a new one.
  20. Coaster

    any firmware update at service?

    yes, this is my main reason for avoiding ECO pro which is disappointing because it seems to be the only way to access coasting other than manually selecting Neutral. Am I right in think there is no coasting in Comfort Mode?
  21. It’s a Cob

    E61 LEVEL CONTROL FAILURE (TEMPREMENTAL) + FAULT CODES

    Hi yeah sometimes was fine sometimes it wouldn’t even pump up just constant compressor running used to all sorts of strange things but a tap on the relay and everything used to jump into life so I changed it and been fine since might not be that but for what it cost worth looking at
  22. mystic_525_tds

    E61 LEVEL CONTROL FAILURE (TEMPREMENTAL) + FAULT CODES

    Thanks for your reply. At least it proves all the major components are working. I will just have to see if it returns but i will know not to panic if it does. CHEERS Thanks for your reply and i will take on board your suggestions. I dont want to sound unappreciative of your advice but i dont intend to rush into replacing parts that could be fine. The compressor and relay was replaced 2 years ago. The fact its working again suggests all the major components are fine. Envycustompaint has been experiencing this for many years and puts it down to electrical gremlins. If my problem persists i may need to investigate further but it may well be a one off or it might happen very rarely that its not a big worry. I like some proof before i go spending money on parts and at the moment i have no reason to replace the compressor, airsprings or pipework. I think its worth having a look at the air intake pipe to make sure its not deteriorating. Thanks Hi thanks for your reply. Was your issue temperamental too? I had it out and took the cover off the relay and it looks fine. If you found it fixed your temperamental problem i may replace is as its a cheap enough part and easy to do.
  23. sharkfan

    Simply BMW at Beaulieu - 19th September 2021

    Is that you in the shorts walking away then?
  24. Is it not just as simple as engine block plugs out and hosepipe into the rad etc?
  25. Touchwood, my car is running perfectly after new front disc/pads, 4 new tyres and hunter alignment. Following issues are no longer present - Brake judder when first pressing the brake pedal under 30mph i had a drone noise which was coming from the front Vibration / not smooth driving at around 80mhp also gone. Hope it last given my recent luck.
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    • 2015 LCI 520d F11 Touring   1. love the Adaptive LED headlights. Watching the beam change shape to avoid oncoming cars is like some endlessly entertaining witchcraft   2. like others have said, I love the effortless ability to be simultaneously well made, handsome, large and handsomely good looking (even though the M sport looks better than the Lux) and soak up everything that a family of four + 2 dogs can throw at it.   3. The infotainment still feels very modern and is light years ahead of the poor system I had in my 2015 C Class and even the CarPlay equipped Outlander I had before the 5.   4. As others have mentioned, I like the set and forget climate control. It never seems to go crazy like some systems do.   5. Lastly I like the fact that the Connect Drive features still make it feel quite new - the weather app permanently occupies the extended screen!   As an aside, I have the comfort seats on mine but can’t help but feel I’m not making the most of the range of adjustments because whilst they are undoubtedly comfortable, they don’t feel *that* special to me. I must be missing something because everyone seems to say how good they are?
    • Got the brand new oem main dealer brake lines looking good and correct   All I have to do is bend them to shape with the pipe benders hope I dont mess up seems a case of knowing where to make the bend down the line maybe mark with tip ex measuring bends on old pipe     Getting the feel of my pipe benders on old pipe      Also a less bent shiny adjuster rod nice Ready to rebuild and finally bleed brakes take 2 with servicable braking system.
    • Well perhaps I'm wrong on this. 
    • Yes, I'm pretty certain there's no coasting in comfort. 


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