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About Matthew Ashton

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    2017 G32 640i GT xDrive, 2014 F45 218i

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  1. Matthew Ashton

    Creaking Rear

    BMW used the silicone remover on my G32 sunroof seal to stop the slight creak there too. That was over a year ago and no reoccurrence of the creak but I still use Autoglym shampoo though.
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    Rear pad service soon warning

    Difficult to say why Dave, but I'd suggest sensor.
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    Rear pad service soon warning

    Or the sensor is faulty. For the sensor I always use genuine BMW parts to avoid any issues.
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    F10 535i Misfire fix - Spark plug issue.

    Good diagnostic post Andrew. But more importantly, congratulations on the pending addition to your family!
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    On the Footwell Module (FRM) there are 2 larger plugs to the rear - (Note: you aren't connecting these wires to the ZGW (Central Gateway) - That is where you connecting the twisted Green and Orange/Green K-CAN wires) The top plug is A58*3B The lower plug is A58*2B The Terminal-15 (ignition) wire is on A58*3B - wire colour: Green with White stripe. Pin: 12 = Connect the ORANGE Westfalia wire here. The Brake light wire is on A58*2B - wire colour: (for right brake light): Green with Grey stripe. Pin: 9 / wire colour: (for left brake light): Green with Blue stripe. Pin: 43 - Choose either and connect the BLACK/YELLOW Westfalia wire here. I'll PM you the documents rather than here as they have your VIN on display.
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    PM me your full VIN number and I'll get the details from ISTA for you.
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    One thing to note, I remember having this conundrum when doing mine until I double checked against the wiring diagram in ISTA and deduced that the picture you show above is for a left hand drive car and the connections are upside down on right hand drive cars so when i looked at the correct plug, being the bottom plug in your picture, I found the wire to tap into.
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    Tyre sizes...

    The rear rim is wider than the front (9j vs 8.5j) and while the 245/40R19 will fit on the rear rim it isn't recommended and goes against manufacturer specification so your insurance company will need to know as it is a modification.
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    You shouldn’t have to programme anything with the Westfalia wiring kit. I fitted the same to my car and had no issues with parking sensors and reverse camera that showed the tow bar sign when the bike carrier was attached.
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    Correct Engine Oil Level !

    500ml 1 litre from min to max. Add oil in smaller increments checking regularly so you don’t overfill.
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    Correct Engine Oil Level !

    Cold engine is when all oil is in the sump so it’ll give a clear reading.
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    BMW TIS website shutdown

    I doubt another similar site will be made available. The only options are to pay BMW for a subscription or find yourself a copy of ISTA.
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    Correct Engine Oil Level !

    No, it should be at the max mark.
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    Nice surprise

    How old is the car? If coming to the end of its warranty, let BMW give it a once over - their end of warranty check - all it costs you is the petrol/diesel to take the car there and if BMW find anything they'll fix it. MOT you'll need to pay for of course.
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    Nice surprise

    https://www.bmw.co.uk/en/topics/owners/service-workshop/servicing/service-online-booking.html Put in your car details and select the dealer and over on the right side it will give your vehicle details and tell you if there's a service pack.