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    Reigate, Surrey
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    2010 F11 520d SE

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  1. A Chinese Webasto clone - who fancies integrating this to their Bimmer?
  2. gbshahaq

    520d, 528, 530d honest appraisal

    I bought a 2010 520d in 2016, had less than 30k miles on it. It's now on 75k, and engine has given me zero problems. I try to get the oil change done at 8-10k intervals - the mandated changes are too infrequent for my liking. Re the engine recall, I specifically checked a couple of times with my local dealer, and it's NOT on the list.
  3. Car was not changing up/down as expected, very noticeable on steep declines, with engine revs to 3.5k. Gearbox and MAF all checked out as ok, no faults. Garage recommended full ECU and gearbox software update - so got that done a few days ago at BMW. Much better than before - got it in before price hike from BMW too. Double result!
  4. gbshahaq

    Only in 'Murica...

    ... I hope
  5. gbshahaq

    Pointless BMW accessory of the week

    Fine - keep it in the boot, but you don't need a sodding rack. Just a couple of tie downs. I genuinely don't see the point - wheels have to come off and get stored behind front seats, parcel shelf has to come out. And 300 quid poorer
  6. Just came across this beauty. Only £314. I'll take 3 https://www.bowkerlifestyle.co.uk/bmw/bmw-items-for-your-car/bike-holder-for-interior#fo_c=1531&fo_k=8a4cf13069e3d83b86d442e4cad60d2d&fo_s=gplauk
  7. gbshahaq

    What are you currently drinking...?

    I'm a rum man, and currently have 4 on the go: Ron Zacapa - my go-to premium sipping rum. Price varies ridiculously though - i usually buy at the Denmark airport on a business trip when on offer. Usually pay 300 DKK (£35) for a litre - then see it at Heathrow for £70 for a bottle!! Ron Centenario 20 - found this in a posh off-licence in France. A fabulous tasting rum (shop gave me a few samples) - really mellow, buttery and slightly sweet. Uber-smooth. Also the most i've ever spent on booze - paid 70 EUR! Ron Cartavio XO - this was a gift from my Danish colleagues. Hands down, the finest rum i've ever had. Never seen it before but this one is just exceptional. and um.... my UK colleagues bought me some Morgan Spiced for my birthday. One for cocktails for the wife
  8. I had my rear pads done at Vines BMW - 179 which i thought was pretty reasonable. On top of that, they gave the car a software update, and re-registered it for service reminders.
  9. Hardest part for me was making up the loom, and finding the right connectors. If piper's sorting you for that, then it's just seats out, carpets up, bottom half of centre console out, then a bit of fiddling about. I followed this thread, and got nice toasty bum going in time for winter. Do it!
  10. Good luck getting this sorted - I really miss the Webasto from my 530d. Mine had never worked when i got it - reported a short circuit, so got a replacement from eBay and had an Indy fit it ( not too handy with spanners myself). Also lost my nerve with NCS, but finally got DIS up and running and coded the independent heating there. Took about 30 mins, and after that used MID to set the timer to wake up to a defrosted car Made me look forward to icy mornings
  11. gbshahaq

    Nothing to see here

    Oh lordy - i loved looking at pics of that car. This really should not be broken - hope someone comes in to save her... GLWTS!
  12. gbshahaq

    F11 hatch will not close!

    Diagnosed as open circuít on the lock motor. Lock motor replaced, with a little discount. Vines (Redhill) don't seem to as much as a rip-off dealer as Coopers (Thames Ditton) - my only previous encounter with BMW servicing. All sorted now
  13. gbshahaq

    F11 hatch will not close!

    Thanks. I did try that and could see the catch vibrating. Could also manipulate the catch ok. Popped to the local dealer as I'm in a pickle. Mech said it was the main catch that's broken. On order but won't be here before Wednesday. Left it with BMW as it's not secure or watertight at my house Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Just went to the car, unlocked, popped the hatch and now it won't close. The latch just seems not to engage.... Cannot really leave the car like this Any ideas there people? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. gbshahaq

    DAB retro fit

    I looked at that - but ouch on price! Looking forward to seeing if it delivers on the promise - definitely sold as the only truly OEM integration alternative. Fingers crossed for you!