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  1. scz4

    Diesel Fuel Filter Change

    Good job! How much is the filter? Are they never changed as per BMW servicing schedule?
  2. Thanks, with a sunroof? How long does it take to fit each bike carrier?
  3. It was my old F11 I used to have a towbar on, but still have the carrier which I used on my X5. As above, sick of spending money on fitting a towbar and not getting anything at the other end. Oh and the roof bars seem to fit the G31 too
  4. Thanks Andy, just the information I'm after. Sounds quite intrusive then. Towbar would be better then, but sick of spending £600+ on each car and not getting anything back when you come to sell it. Have you ever run it without the bike carriers and just the bars? How is it then? Interesting you have the bike racks facing backwards, is that to reduce the noise by any chance? I had to do that on my 1 series many years ago.
  5. I already have the carrier, although it's pretty old. That does look simple when you look at it like that, more the electrics that would worry me, no problem removing the bumper etc. Were the holes already there to secure the towbar? Is that a swan neck removeable?
  6. Morning all, Contemplating fitting roof bars to my F11 to carry my bike, but worried about the wind buffering and whistling when the roof is open. I normally have the sunroof in the tilt position 80% of the time. Anyone got experience of this setup with a sunroof? I used to have a towbar on my old F11, but install prices have gone crazy, now £650 and can't really remove and sell it when selling on the car unlike roof bars. Can anyone recommend low profile bars? G
  7. Evening all, Trying to pre-empt any damage to my rear bumper on my F11 530d. I had a black plastic trim on my old F11, but never liked the look of it, but was useful for hiding previous damage. I'm thinking of going for a clear film, but trying to decide whether to go for a genuine trim (approx £50) or ebay special (approx £14)? If the latter, any recommendations on a supplier? My thinking with the eBay one is it may not be as thick, but I an replace it 4x for the same price, also means I won't cry if I screw up applying it lol. G
  8. Sold. Good to meet you Paul.
  9. Evening all, Time for a garage clear-out. All prices exclude P&P, can be collected from Aberdeenshire, or any set shipped for £6.50 (excluding insurance). Only Bimecc spacers come with extended wheel bolts, couple of sets available at the bottom. All pictures below in order of listings: Spacers: 1) H&R 107525 - Grey - Total track width increase 10mm, 5mm per spacer. £20 2) H&R B2075725 Black - Total Track increase 20mm, 10mm per spacer. Boxed £50 3) H&R 2075725 - Grey - Total Track increase 20mm, 10mm per spacer. £45 4) H&R B2475740 - Black - Total track increase 24mm, 12mm per spacer £55 5) H&R 2475725 - Grey - Total track increase 24mm, 12mm per spacer. Boxed. Been sprayed black, look good once on the car. £50 6) Bimecc - Black total track increase 30mm, 15mm per spacer. Just 4 months old, comes with extended bolts £50 Extended Wheel Bolts: 20x M14 x 1.25 Extended wheels bolts, including 4x locking wheel bolt (42mm of thread) £25 (all modern BMW's) 20x M12 x 1.25 Extended Wheel bolts (36mm of thread) £20
  10. @Phil_530d They're 408M's, 19" M5 winter wheels. They're made by BBS and superlight too, saved 4KG per corner. No need for spacers either, perfect offsets.
  11. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183717911880 Came in about 1 week, not the 6 weeks it mentions. You can also get it painted for another £25. Looking at the reviews the paint quality seems to be good, but i wanted my local guy to do it, plus wanted it bonded on. It came with double sided sticky tape which I don't think would survive over 20mph lol.
  12. Fitted my rear spoiler. Really improves the rear profile.
  13. Genuine set of 351M 19" alloys from a my 530d M Sport Touring, so non staggered. 8.5"x19J all round, ET33. Car is a Feb 2017, so wheels are only 4 years old and two of them were refurbished when I bought the car in Jan. Not cracked or buckled. Good condition, no kerb marks other than on one of the wheels where the paint has started to flake every so slightly. Come with Goodyear Runflat tyres, 245 40 19. Tyre depths are 6.7mm, 6.4mm, 5.0mm & 3.9mm. Collection preferred, (Aberdeenshire) but would consider packaging for buyer to arrange their own courier. £750.
  14. scz4

    530d F11 ReMap

    How about a Superchips Bluefin device to save you travelling? Can remove the map when you come to sell, or servicing work etc. I've not remapped my 5 series, but used it on other BMW's and a couple of Ford's https://www.mybluefin.co.uk/SearchResults/BMW/5-Series/Diesel/530d-M-Sport-2993cc-258bhp/2016/VRM
  15. scz4

    BMW AUC Brake Disc Tolerances

    Good suggestion on the washer to avoid the lip!! Will try that tomorrow with my calipers. Although if my pads don't need changing I don't really have an argument to make with them