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  2. MParallel

    Folding mirrors stopped folding all of a sudden.

    Yeah really weird. Might try a new door module as that makes the most sense in this mystery. INPA registers the press of the button, but not sure this means the actual fold command is being successfully send. Maybe I can log something with NavCoder, unless this only logs ibus.
  3. 535i Andrew

    Bolt Size question

    I always thought same, that LIM did not brake but just yesterday a large drop in speed using the LIM function did appear to slow the car more than I was expecting. Perhaps I was going up a grade. I'll need to check when I go that way next.
  4. I was on my way home last night and then all of a sudden as I got 5 miles from home the coolant light had come on, Since owning my 530d i have never topped up the coolant. topped it up and got it home, I luckily enough had to take it to the dealers this morning anyway so i thought i'd better find out what the issue is before i drop my car off for its service. opened the bonnet and coolant was everywhere at the bottom of the engine etc smell was strong, first i thought it was the EGR cooler but i already had mine done, then i ran the engine and found it to be the return pipe which goes into the return hose, see pics and videos. it looks like you have to take off manifolds/ alternator etc to get to this plastic pipe which is bolted onto the engine block, so got it to the dealer and they said they would take a look they confirmed it was the issue and now replaced it all, i was abit pissed that the plastic has failed but i suppose parts are going to need replacing now on my F11 as im up to 175k now VIDEO0696.mp4
  5. And all that crud ends down behind the wing. Worth opening the lower rear part of the wheel housing covers to to clean them and prevent corrosion. Just a few 8 mm screws and 3 clips per side. Those clips are easily removed by pushing the center tap thru the rivet with a small nail.
  6. DarkHorse

    2009 530i M Sport Touring for sale

    Yeah not bad condition apart from the price. Clean piano black and light cream interior, except it looks like a gorilla with long finger nails has been regularly jabbing at that start stop button.
  7. Tuvoc

    Help with fault codes - Auto box issue

    At 215k miles, any car you buy is a big risk, no matter what it is. And the box is a ZF box, used by several manufacturers.
  8. sharkfan

    Door wont open

    I had this with a rear door - I manged to get the door card off without damage. A squirt of WD40 got the solenoid that operates the lever working again but don't just leave wd40 on it as it dries to nothing - get some 3-in-one oil on there to actually lubricate it. For a front door, I would take the opposite door card off to accurately find the solenoid, then take some measurements as to where it is and then try and put/drop/squirt some lubricant in on the inside of the window on the stuck side. This is what I did with my E38 - then as soon as you get the door open, whip the door card off and lube up, or change, the solenoid. HTH
  9. I arsed around with my filter housings to get the whole lip (sides as well) of the filter housing under and behind the windscreen cowl part. I managed it with the O/S but only the inner and lower edges with the N/S; the outer edge just would not behind the windscreen cowl bit - I think because it has been misaligned so long the plastic of the windscren bit has bent too far back. Anyhow, while I was in an arsing about mood I cleaned out the filter assembly including the little duct with the flap that slots into a rubber grommet in the inner wing; then I looked into, and stuck my finger into, the inner wing rubber grommets... Both pretty blocked with one decidedly damp. I extracted the grommets to clean them - hoping that, 1. They wouldn't break, and 2. I could re-install them without too much of a saga. They didn't break, they were completely clogged, they do go back in quite easily - they are definitely worth cleaning out.
  10. Nsa

    White alpine g31

    Hi all my name is Nuno i have a BMW G31 White Alpine M, hope you like it thx
  11. sharkfan

    SuperDave RIP

    If you're having a glass of wine/beer/other beverages are available tonight then please raise a glass to SuperDave, Dave Andrews for it was his funeral today. Unfortunately I was unable to attend but I passed in mine and the forums condolences to his widow. RIP SuperDave, cheers to a life well lived.
  12. jag530isport

    Rear Doorcards Tops Swap Over

    Nice one mate thanks Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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  14. Busterbvi

    these chinese radios on ebay

    The DAB antenna was installed as per the manufacturer's instructions. The general rule with antennas is the higher, the better.
  15. Boba

    New G31 owner - first impressions

    I disagree. It makes a noticeable difference when I use ECO PRO on my motorway run to the golf course. I generally pooter along at 60-65-ish in the morning traffic and the car spends lots of time freewheeling. Several mpg difference over Comfort on the same run when it would otherwise have been engine braking.
  16. Matthew Ashton

    Bolt Size question

    Andrew, LIM is just a limiter and doesn’t brake the car to reduce speed to a newly set lower limit. Braking only happens with cruise control.
  17. Marco Lourenço

    E39 528i Manual hiccups / stutters

    Oh and btw , the car just had a service last week , all filters replaced
  18. Marco Lourenço

    E39 528i Manual hiccups / stutters

    Thanks everyone for advice and sorry for late reply. Think I found the problem ( let's hope ) . I live in Portugal and knowledge about this cars isn't great over here.. luckily found a British bmw technician living here now and he said it's much probably the fuel pump that's on it's way ( once it only does it when warm ) and when I took the fuel pump relay off it looks pretty burned. Yep check all hoses and boots everything fine no cracks ( they look pretty new ) and yes the camshaft sensor was a genuine BMW part . Cars going to the garage on Monday and I will keep you posted just hope it's ready for next weekend, Portugal WRC round coming up and can't miss it! One again , thanks a lot for the feedback
  19. bigrigbri

    What are you doing now?

    Making some Pratt and Whitney titanium gas turbine impeller rotors on a large vertical borer at work on nights.
  20. sjak92

    New G31 owner - first impressions

    Thats absolutely not true. On the motorway eco pro will make the biggest difference as it will coast every time you lift off from throttle or on every possible decline on cruise control
  21. edd_jedi

    OEM Alpine iPod Interface Kit

    Sorted the charging issue, BMW did indeed update the cable for later iPhones so I picked up the newer type from eBay. It is still an old style 30 pin cable so needs a lightning adapter, but it now charges both my old iPod and iPhone XS. The part number for the updated cable is 65 11 2 154 179, or you can tell visually because it is a lot larger (left one in this photo.)
  22. jake13

    Ceramic Car Polish

    Usually £300 for two coats including the wheels. A few times I have accidentally went over the bumper with a steel brush when cleaning the tail pipes. It didn't make a mark. However, it won't protect against stone chips and heavy pressure contact. If you can afford it then paint potection film is the answer.
  23. 535i Andrew

    Bolt Size question

    @Boba is spot on, car squats on its backside when you drop down quickly on the cruise. Try it out, need an empty road so you can get the best feel for it without risk from the tailgater behind you. I can't think the last time I used cruise. I use LIM instead. Speed limits are just that, not a target!
  24. nashdm2

    Bolt Size question

    never taken that much notice to be honest........
  25. Boba

    Bolt Size question

    You can feel it from the way the car sits when much cruise braking is needed.
  26. I'm not very tech savvy but is it possible to play a podcast through the car''s audio system please. This is for a 2013 f10 520dSE and android phone Any advice appreciated
  27. stevecvo

    Ceramic Car Polish

    I don't think I would pay for the professional treatments but I did use a DIY kit on my wife's cossetted black E88 with great success. The one I used was CarPro Cquartz 3.0 UK 50ml Paint Protection Kit CQUK with 100ml reload. at a cost of about £55. The finish was really good and I have kept it topped up with the recommended Reload instant conditioning spray. After about a year the shine is still brilliant but the car does live in the garage. There was enough in the kit to do my E39 as well but I have never got round to doing it, although I do use the conditioning spray on it. I never put either car through a wash system with brushes but do use a jet wash.
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    • Yeah really weird. Might try a new door module as that makes the most sense in this mystery.   INPA registers the press of the button, but not sure this means the actual fold command is being successfully send.   Maybe I can log something with NavCoder, unless this only logs ibus.
    • I always thought same, that LIM did not brake but just yesterday a large drop in speed using the LIM function did appear to slow the car more than I was expecting. Perhaps I was going up a grade. I'll need to check when I go that way next.
    • I was on my way home last night and then all of a sudden as I got 5 miles from home the coolant light had come on,  Since owning my 530d i have never topped up the coolant. topped it up and got it home, I luckily enough had to take it to the dealers this morning anyway so i thought i'd better find out what the issue is before i drop my car off for its service.  opened the bonnet and coolant was everywhere at the bottom of the engine etc smell was strong, first i thought it was the EGR cooler but i already had mine done, then i ran the engine and found it to be the return pipe which goes into the return hose, see pics and videos.    it looks like you have to take off manifolds/ alternator etc to get to this plastic pipe which is bolted onto the engine block, so got it to the dealer and they said they would take a look they confirmed it was the issue and now replaced it all,  i was abit pissed that the plastic has failed but i suppose parts are going to need replacing now on my F11 as im up to 175k now          VIDEO0696.mp4
    • And all that crud ends down behind the wing. Worth opening the lower rear part of the wheel housing covers to to clean them and prevent corrosion. Just a few 8 mm screws and 3 clips per side. Those clips are easily removed by pushing the center tap thru the rivet with a small nail.
    • Yeah not bad condition apart from the price.
      Clean piano black and light cream interior, except it looks like a gorilla with long finger nails has been regularly jabbing at that start stop button.


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