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  1. 3 points
    Hello to everyone! I'm a happy new owner of a late 2013 LCI F11 535d, with 230.000km. I’ve just had it for a couple of day and having driven it much, but so far so good. I think I’ve uploaded the images properly, this is the list of options: Editions And Packages S337 M Sports Package S704 M Sports Suspension S710 M Leather Steering Wheel S715 M Aerodynamics Package S7A2 Innovation Pack II S7RS Package Comfort S7XP Navigation Package Connected Drive Comfort And Interior Equipment S402 Panorama Glass Roof S423 Floor Mats Velours S428 Warning Triangle And First Aid Kit S430 Interior/Outside Mirror With Auto Dip S431 Interior Mirror With Automatic-Dip S481 Sports Seat S488 Lumbar Support, Driver And Passenger S494 Seat Heating Driver/Passenger S4EF Int. Trim Finishers,Alum.embossed Fabric S4U2 Driving Experience Switch Incl. ECO PRO S4UR Ambient Interior Light Multimedia S609 Navigation System Professional S610 Head-Up Display S654 DAB Tuner S676 HiFi Speaker System S698 Area-Code 2 For DVD S6AC Intelligent Emergency Call S6AE Teleservices S6AK Connected Drive Services S6AM Real-Time Traffic Information S6AN Concierge Services S6AP Remote Services S6NR Apps S6NS Comfort Telephony W/ Enhanced Smartphone S6WA Instrument Panel With Extended Scope Driver Assistance And Lightning S502 Headlight Cleaning System S508 Park Distance Control (PDC) S534 Automatic Air Conditioning S548 Kilometre Speedo S552 Adaptive LED Headlight S575 Additional 12V Sockets S5A1 LED Fog Lights S5AC High-Beam Assistant S5AS Driving Assistant Wheels And Drive S230 Extra Package, EU-Speciifc S248 Steering Wheel Heater S258 Tyres With Runhat Properties S2NB BMW LA Wheel, M Double Spoke 351 S2TB Sport Automatic Gearbox Environment And Safety S320 Deleted, Model Lettering S322 Comfort Access S323 Soft-Close-Automatic Doors S3AG Reversing Camera S3MC Indiv.roofrailing,Mirror-Fin.Shadow Line S801 National Version Germany S851 Language Version German S879 On-Board Literature, German S8KA Oil Service Interval 24 Mths / 30,000 Km S8TF Active Pedestrian Protection S8TH Road Sign Detection S8V1 Information Plate Individual Equipment S760 High Gloss Shadow Line S761 Individual Sunshade Glazing S775 Headlining Anthracite Other Equipment S1CA Selection Of COP-Relevant Vehicles S1CB CO2 Equipment S1CC Auto Start/Stop Function S1CD Brake Energy Regeneration S9AA Outer Skin Protection SA105 105 Ah AGM Battery
  2. 3 points
    As we live next to a farm the roads are covered in mud and cow muck in the winter months so it's time to give the E34 a break. I gave the underside and the wheel arches a thorough jet washing first and then a quick blast down the A30 to dry things off.
  3. 3 points
    USTBUTLER

    1994 BMW E34 540I/6 - BK35093

    Don't want to hijack dads blog but the more you look at that photo the better it gets should be an update tomorrow
  4. 2 points
    bmwmike

    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    Guilty In fairness, apparently according to bimmerprofs its good to work them hard because of the variable oil pressure and it stops everything clogging up.
  5. 2 points
    F10er

    Timing chain 2012 F11 520D

    I have seen that @marko530d, its a shame the guy doesn't do anymore videos as it was great content that car. In his case the head needed to come off as the chain was either jumped or broken and he had damaged valves.
  6. 2 points
    F10er

    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    I read a few times on your posts which is why I wanted to test it, i watched some videos proving 0w30 is much better but the temperatures they tested over -30 I dont think we get anymore than -5 here in Yorkshire. Even then its once in a blue moon, there are under tray covers and some felt type cover around bmw sumps which i think for insulation so that would help. As for the freezer if she didn't want oil her freezer she shouldn't of put it in my workshop having said that i don't think i would of get away with putting in to the one in kitchen
  7. 2 points
    F10er

    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    I was sad enough to put bmw 0w30 and 5w30 in to the freezer and test the flow by tipping the bottle upside down after i took it out. The difference at -15 degrees was so neglectable. My N57 seems to warming up quickly and running a bit warmer than the B47 in the F10 I had so I think 5w30 would be better. I ended up ordering below proper bmw stuff for not so much: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254838690315?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2648 They were doing an offer so i paid £89.99 this would give me 3 services at £30 + filter. Its better if you have 2 liter engine as this would do you for 4 services. I also found some genuine filters for £8.5 each. Here are some genuine bmw filters £8 from Belgium if anyone wants them these are good for N47 and N57s i believe but do your own checks https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154709868023
  8. 2 points
    Cadwell Parker

    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    I used this in our cars last year https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mannol-7715-Long-Life-5w-30-Fully-Synthetic-Engine-Oil-20L-C3-504-507-SN-229-51-/323984330920?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 I got it from a different seller for nearly £10 less but it's the same oil, LL04 spec. My F11 had two oil changes from it. Mrs CPs F20 is still running on it. Both cars have been ok using it. In my view as long as it's the correct spec it'll be fine.
  9. 2 points
    I'm still on my near 9 year old original battery. I do regularly charge it with a Ctek MXS 5.0 charger and this keeps it healthy. My stop start still works indicating that the battery (and other systems) is still healthy.
  10. 2 points
    Matthew Ashton

    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    BMW's standard that I've had across all services over my last 10 years of ownership had been 0w30 but for UK temperatures 5w30 is perfectly acceptable.
  11. 2 points
    d_a_n1979

    F10 525d new battery registering

    Yes; 019 is large, the 020 even bigger The 105aH battery won't physically fit in the space for the battery in my F01; I ended up sending it back unfortunately due to that. I'll fit an 95aH battery when I come to sort it out; for now the battery seems to be doing fine now I'm using the car more
  12. 2 points
    535i Andrew

    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    I only used Castrol until my last oil service. If you trust the brand and it meets the BMW spec of LL04, use it and don't overthink it. So I put my money where my mouth is and I changed my oil last month using febi longlifeplus 5W-30 which meets LL04 spec but more importantly is of one of the correct grades and meets ACEA C3 and API SN. 1,283 miles since it was last changed. Although it will be coming out in the spring along with the coolant when I attempt an oil cooler gasket sweat fix.
  13. 2 points
    Yup, I was right, the domed shape is just pushed onto the balljoint and there are tiny splines on both the balljoint. I was able to pull it off using a bearing puller. I'm in the process of filling/grinding out the metal on the arm holding in the balljoint to try and see what goes on it there, I think there might be a plastic bearing in there from what I can see.
  14. 2 points
    USTBUTLER

    BMW E34 540i/6 - BK35096

    PLANS & FUTURE Well I can’t see myself selling VAK I’ve waited for many years and I don’t think I will ever move her on I’m sure we are VAKs forever home… I’m enjoying the way she drives at the moment she’s very light on her wheels for a four door saloon car ( I Know These Are Small Compared To Today’s Modern Saloons But They Are Still Rather Big ). So performance wise I’m very happy.. I’d like to get the last pieces of the old exhaust done in stainless steel so the whole system is light and future proofed.. The main annoyance is the lack of chin VAK has at the moment I’m not sure if I’m going to track down and modify an ALPINA bumper or follow the crowd and stick a sports bumper on.. I feel like a modified ALPINA item will give VAK a better chin… Another exterior annoyance is the M5 clear rear lights I feel like they clash with the “Dark Vader" look so I’ll be looking to change these for ones with smoked indicators ( The Ones You Could Find On eBay Years Ago But Cant Now ) interior wise VAKs a nice place to be I just want to explore how everything has been put together I can’t see the back seats going in anytime soon or the bucket seats coming out ( When The Seats Do Become Tired I’m Going To Get Them Retrimed To Match The Door Cards ) I’m sure as I’m exploring I’ll change things along the way but at the moment I’m enjoying the rawness of VAK and the whole event that driving her is.. ( She’s A Right Hoot To Drive ) I’m going to commit to updating the blog at least once a month or as changes happen. -
  15. 2 points
    d_a_n1979

    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    Why have issues with the brand just because it's not 'Shell' or 'Fuchs' or similar... The oil meets the necessary BMW specs and requirements; it wouldn't be made or sold if it didn't do the job... Brand snobbery costs your pocket more than anything else IMO Mannol, like TripleQX and like a lot of other oils, will be absolutely fine, as long as the necessary BMW specs are met @0011718 - so go for it The key with any of these engines IMO is more regular oil changes; I change mine twice a year (I use TripleQX 5W30 or 5W40 and Mann filters); doing it twice a year is cheaper than one full tank of VPower fuel!
  16. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    Timing chain 2012 F11 520D

    Absolutely, I wish he hadn't glossed over the exhaust and prop removal as I need to do that, but proves you can do anything on your driveway with a bit of patience and ingenuity and the right tools and an understanding other half........ The later is the most difficult if you ask me.
  17. 1 point
    I went through this recently on my n53 (albeit later version in an f10). AFAIK there is no separate breather, its all in the valve cover. I chiselled off my oil separator and replaced it with a new membrane and aluminium cap. It has worked perfectly since. What exactly is wrong with yours? Screaming like a belt slipping or smoke? Also try realoem.com
  18. 1 point
    andy007

    Front brake squeak

    Fixed it, it was the pads after all that, two different sets, cheap them brembo, the ones that worked perfect are ATE, can't believe it was just that after all that work ffs.
  19. 1 point
    Yuri84

    Just bought myself a 535d!

    Hi. That is CIC head unit and it is most you would get in a e60/61.
  20. 1 point
    d_a_n1979

    F10 525d new battery registering

    Exactly what I've been doing Andrew Doesn't get used most weekends as it's washed & then parked up by the garage, so it goes onto the trickle charge. Keeps it healthy and peace of mind too
  21. 1 point
    Captain Beaky

    ball park figure

    I was quoted £800 for leather including the materials so depends on whether you are suppling the material, but I would budget at least £200 a seat less the material its a lot of work
  22. 1 point
    ss

    5w30 or 5w40 n47

    having looked at that oil -it says it meets bmw LLO4 specs and 0W 40 viscosity is also ok as well but it is the brand i have an issue with- ,i would rather go for the shell one-that is just my opinion
  23. 1 point
    AOCAL

    F10 - Heater Blower

    Thanks for all the help with this all, I got some tools out, lifted the bonnet to start taking some covers off, it was cold and started raining so I immediately got beaten, came inside and ordered a 2019 330i M Sport instead which arrived yesterday. All heaters working
  24. 1 point
    jicaino

    Steering wheel fitting?

    Any E39 built past 3/99 has dual stage. That's a january/99 steering wheel there (there's the date code on the inside, SM099 means week 0 1999) and it has the earlier slip ring on the steering wheel arrangement. In order to check if yours it's dual stage take a look at your wiper/turn signal/column adjustment stalks. If they're all plastic ending in a swivel like ball at the base of the column, it's a dual stage. If the stalk's body ends up about half an inch shy of the column and a thin round black metal looking tube enters into the column cover cutout, thru a rubberized dust cover flap, it's a single stage. Or more concisely and easy: the steering column stalk. If it looks like a giraffe's earlobe and sags down towards the floor of the car, it's a single stage. If it's perpendicular to the column trim base line, it's a dual stage.
  25. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    F10 - Heater Blower

    Some links for you to digest @AOCAL over a cup of tea. Some good info buried away in all these threads. Probably the either the motor or regulator (resister that controls the fan speed) has worn/burnt out. including @marko530d's write up on how he replaced it.


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