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  2. Hi Andrew, thanks for a good news. The car was ready last night but I couldn't pick her up and I am working today, so the earliest I will see her is after work, I can't wait! I hope the job they did is a good one! I will let you know how it goes. Thanks
  3. Today
  4. Biotoxic

    auto box

    Not enough oil pressure going to the mehatronics. Kind of a fail safe.. Bridge seal has a crack and needs to be changed.
  5. V8Warrior

    E39 M5

    Some old knacker...
  6. Cadwell Parker

    Air con condenser - recall or contribution?

    I'd be interested to see what you did with the mesh. I've been thinking of doing something similar. My condenser is ok just now, infact I understand it was replaced inder warranty prior to my ownership and it looks to be in pretty good condition so I'd like to keep it that way. Did you fix the mesh behind the front grille or to the condenser itself?
  7. Sukkafatwun

    Swivelling Towbar Problem

    Hi all, Apologies if this solution has alrdy been provided. I just bought an e91 with the same towbar (broken - flashing red light) i managed to get it out in about 15 minutes - tested and fully working with no faults on dash etc. I took the assembly off the towbar and it appears the electric motor simply lifts a retaining pin (similar to aerospace quick release pin such as avibank) . If you remove the module from the towbar and strap it somewhere close by (i used metal cable ties) - provided you leave the module's harness connected you can just manually pull out the locking pin and pull the towbar out - it will reengage the pin in final position and its fully and safely locked. As you've removed the motor module there's no way it can unlock itself its completely safe. Can easily be returned to stored positon by repeating the process... Easy fix if you don't mind popping under to open/close the towbar lock :)
  8. Yesterday
  9. Yeah that's the one. I've brought the control box (£120), original loom with fittings (£93) the only thing I need is the camera, tailgate button and possibly the control module bracket. For general information for those with TV module already installed - I've finally figured out the instructions on newtis.info, subsection "... with TV function" - that an amplifier is installed if you have the TV module option. I've finally figured out that the amplifier bracket is under the plastic cover under the TV module and that the camera control module is meant to be mounted on a bracket that fits on the amplifier bracket - wasn't clear from newtis! I've also figured out that the video switch mounts on the TV module bracket. The below pic is from newtis.info - the box numbered "2" is the amplifier module, and the camera control module is the box next to the circle with "2" in it - the one with 5 plugs. My car has the amplifier and amplifier bracket, but is missing the camera control module bracket. You can see the fan in both pictures above/below - the above picture has the bracket for the camera module, but the below picture is missing the bracket. Part number 65159174270. I wonder if the camera control module can fit directly on the TV module bracket, but I'm not able to figure this out easily, if the video switch mounting holes are the same distance as the camera module mounting holes. I've decided to buy the bracket anyway - I like a job properly done! Also I've figured out that the module next to the TV module in a previous picture I posted, that's the combox.
  10. AnotherMissedApex

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Hi Have just finished my dinner at midnight after trying for 2.5 hours to take off the acoustic plate by the yellow grommet this evening. We've an F11 528i with the N53 engine. We found the rear passenger side footwell soaking after one of the twins got soggy legs trying to retrieve a cuddly toy from the floor last week - cuddly toy was machine washable . I say 'trying' as I thought I could do this after starting at 8.30pm on practically the longest day on the first clear night in ages. @bmwmike, did you say you had an N53 and the access was easy? I was going in from the top and contorted by arms enough to get the 3 lower Torq screws off. Even after bending the plate no water even tricklet through! The 4th screw just wouldn't budge and I thought I'd better not knurr it at this late in the evening. @535i Andrew, did you say you'd taken the bottom screw off and bent the plate slightly and the water came out? No such luck for me. I don't think I've got the door card issue as it seemed dry but will double check. Otherwise I'll be booking it in to the BMW specialist to tackle it from underneath. I haven't got access to a pit and haven't got ramps (perhaps I should). . I don't normally wield the spanners but was spurred on with all the others comments showing it was easy enough and doable in an hour or so - sounds like 520d s are easier! Will let you know how I get on. Frustrating as I thought I'd got the newly acquired car all sorted after replacing all the injectors following the 'drivetrain warning' error. Never mind! Thanks even so to all the great posts and pictures etc on this thread.
  11. Sandip

    Who is that man with the camera ?

    You can tag em, @Andy B @tusker @JAM172 to try and bring em back
  12. duncan-uk

    Who is that man with the camera ?

    There are longer members than me Steve who still pop in. Sadly we lost Dave but some of the old guard are still here. The great thing about the forum is I'm still in touch with some of them outside the forum. Made some good friends here. Long may that continue. As an example the storage drawers for the kids toys under my sofa were hand crafted by Raymond as special commission as I couldn't find anything to suit. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. TRSVC = Top Rear Side View Camera. I'm pretty sure it's called the same even if it's just got a single camera connection, they're all the same size so same mounting pattern.
  14. Steve van hool

    Who is that man with the camera ?

    Yes, it is a shame that some of these early members/pioneers no longer post on the forum, I just hope they are still of sound health, and remain interested in the forum, and bmw related stuff. You have been around for a while now Duncan, long may it continue. You are probably due a long service medal.
  15. Hi, Im new to this forum and i looking for your help. I have a problem with my f11 for a while now and cant find a way to fix it. The gap between the offside rear wheel and the wheel arch is much bigger then the nearside. I got ista+ 2 weeks ago and tried to do the ride height calibration, which value should be around 630mm on both side is 630 on the nearside so all good but its 660mm offside and even after doing the calibration twice with ista still wont change anything. I also got warning on the dash randomly about chassis problem and go to the dealer to get checked but it's not on all the time. Also the car randomly blows the 30amp fuse of the air pump. Once I change the fuse the pump works again as normal and no warning for a while, then another day I get the warning and the fuse is ok so have no idea whats wrong. Fault code in ista also doesnt help much, no leaks, sensor linkage moving, pump working. I was thinking about the sensors on the 2 side of the axle but when i did the height calibration they gave the proper reading so they obviously tell the ecu that the car is running at 660mm which is way too high, and still no sign of dropping the height. Any help or idea appreciated
  16. So my accounts are pretty simple. I sell my skills, get paid and incur some modest expenses. An excel spreadsheet covers it. However I need to digitise apparently to make life easier for the shower of shite government we have.... I don't fancy paying £18/month or so but maybe have no option but what are people using? Don't want to waste my earning time learning to be an accountant! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  17. Found this sturdy metal piece underneath my car, approx under the radiator area. Im guessing its not from my car right?! Can someone confirm please? No visible markings, the hole in the centre has a screw/bolt thread. Im guessing it's either from the Westfield car parked next to mine or fallen from scaffold works going on 10-15m away. Either way it's worrying how it made its way underneath my car?!
  18. Brilliant, thank you! I presume the camera control module has the same mounting holes as the TRSVC module (I presume TRSVC = all-around vision)? Best price I could find on ebay.de so far is £88 for brand new handle & camera. Cheers!
  19. I replaced with an original part initially which failed after 12 months. Went fo a Nissens after that. 11 months on so can't judge just yet... I did fit some mesh screening to protect it from large stones too. Tie will tell if this combination works!
  20. Spreadly

    E61 - Four wheel alignment.

    I'd say that's bullshit. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  21. Yip they are in south street on the left hand side if you are heading west bound on south st.
  22. bmwmike

    Wheel bolt problem

    Got my new set from mcguard. Outstanding customer service! I noticed removing the old bolts (to return) that one of them was on the way out also. The way to tell, is the gap either side of the slip ring should be fairly small. One of mine was a couple of mm and I think may be that is a sign when they are on the way out. In which case, should be easy to use a vice and squeeze them back together.
  23. Thanks, understood. I guess the replacement product has not been redesigned as I have read of some people having two replacements?
  24. nashdm2

    Wheel bolt problem

    Thanks Andrew. I am sure that somebody on here purchased a really good quality aftermarket product?
  25. 535i Andrew

    E61 - Four wheel alignment.

    If you look at your wheel rim you will see 5 small holes along side the bolt holes. Decent wheel alignment tools are a push fit into these small 5 holes so the wheel alignment can be carried out regardless of tyre wear or size etc. The pins of the alignment tool are pushed fully thru the rim onto the hub mating face so the kit knows where the hub is and does all its measurements based on that, rather than a bit of kit hung over the tyres which may or may not be worn. Get the alignment done then replace the tyres. A full four wheel alignment starts by setting up the rears to the thrust axis of the car then setting the front wheels to the rear. They won't do it if there is wear in a suspension bush or joint as the new geometry can't be kept if you like. Its all done via cam headed eccentric bolt heads and washers. Clever stuff but simple.
  26. 535i Andrew

    auto box

    Needs its codes read, preferably at a transmission specialist. Anything else is guess work until codes are pulled from the memory.
  27. Regarding F10 vs F11 cable length, I managed to make the cable loom I bought from Emtronika work in my F11 but it was right down to the last mm, there was no slack! The camera cable however was fine. Looking at your pictures you don't have a video switch and yes, the bracket you have fitted is for the TRSVC module. Have a look on ebay.de for cheaper OEM cameras, mine was £57 including the handle all brand new.
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    • Hi Andrew, thanks for a good news. The car was ready last night but I couldn't pick her up and I am working today, so the earliest I will see her is after work, I can't wait! I hope the job they did is a good one! I will let you know how it goes. Thanks  
    • Not enough oil pressure going to the mehatronics. Kind of a fail safe.. Bridge seal has a crack and needs to be changed. 
    • Some old knacker...  
    • I'd be interested to see what you did with the mesh. I've been thinking of doing something similar. My condenser is ok just now, infact I understand it was replaced inder warranty prior to my ownership and it looks to be in pretty good condition so I'd like to keep it that way.  Did you fix the mesh behind the front grille or to the condenser itself?
    • Hi all,   Apologies if this solution has alrdy been provided.    I just bought an e91 with the same towbar (broken - flashing red light) i managed to get it out in about 15 minutes - tested and fully working with no faults on dash etc.    I took the assembly off the towbar and it appears the electric motor simply lifts a retaining pin (similar to aerospace quick release pin such as avibank) . If you remove the module from the towbar and strap it somewhere close by (i used metal cable ties) - provided you leave the module's harness connected you can just manually pull out the locking pin and pull the towbar out - it will reengage the pin in final position and its fully and safely locked.    As you've removed the motor module there's no way it can unlock itself its completely safe. Can easily be returned to stored positon by repeating the process...    Easy fix if you don't mind popping under to open/close the towbar lock :)


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