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    F10 520D

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  1. I'll check in the morning the iDrive if it's front or rear pads on mine, but the distance remaining has went from 2100 miles in March 2020 around the time I got the brake fluid service done to 2500 miles when I got the oil service done at the end of last month. Independent garage reckoned I had plenty of life left on them depending on if my mileage picks up.
  2. Called the garage this morning and was able to get car taken today. After inspection only drivers rear coil spring needs replaced. £225+Vat. Also decided to get oil service that is due next month done at same time. £115+Vat. The oil service is up in price a bit since last time I got it done.
  3. Took the car to the local tyre place this morning to get a new tyre fitted (drivers rear was down near limits). They've told me that the right rear spring is cracked. Looks like I have a visit to the garage this week then.
  4. Changed the dipped beam bulb on the passenger side and lost one of the screws for the access hatch when I dropped it. Still cheaper than giving Halfords £8 to change a bulb. Couldn't believe the amount of folk who were getting Halfords to fit things like windscreen wipers and roof rack top boxes etc.
  5. Got the MOT done. Pass with no advisories.
  6. Got the brake fluid service done on Wednesday. MOT due end MAR. Likely to get a couple of advisories - rear drivers side tyre at 2.5mm and a carry over from last year of a small crack in the plastic undertray. The garage said nothing to worry about. Car has only done 56k miles since I got it new in 2012.
  7. McG

    F10 Bottom Covers

    Hi, Could I have a quote please for 1 X 51757312829 Bottom Cover Left 1 X 51757312830 Bottom Cover Right Regards, Mark
  8. Got the hose caught on a piece of loose trim under the front bumper while washing it and ended up with the loose trim trailing on the deck but attached to the car. Temp repair done till I can get a replacement piece. Edit: After looking on real OEM it looks like it might have been the underside of the driver's side front air duct that had a damaged loose section that was then further damaged by the hose.
  9. Bought and Installed a Nextbase Dash Cam. Used the excellent how to guide on the forum to hard wire it - even managed to piggyback it onto fuse 54. Only problem I have is the trim piece housing the passenger air bag switch is not fully clicking into place and sitting flush at the bottom. Any tricks for refitting that piece?
  10. Before and After pics. Don't have any of the piece removed. I originally tried to glue it back in place as it was loose, then I managed to tear it trying to do that.
  11. Thanks to Bigcarman79's suggestion this turned out to be quite an easy fix. The spacer has a clip on each narrow edge holding it in place. Unclipped one side and was then able to remove the spacer. All the damaged foil was removed using a scalpel. Replacement foil was £3 aluminium foil out of Screwfix. Both sides were refoiled and then a third piece of foil placed across the top. A bic pen lid was used to burnish the foil into place. Finish is passable. Only on really close inspection is it noticeable.
  12. Got myself Bimmercode and a Veepeak adapter. Will need to spend a bit of time looking at the various coding options but have added a few easy options to get started. Mirror close when locking using remote Digital MPH readout Digital TPMS readout to the iDrive display I think my car may have the FTM sensors as get double dashes for T & P, including after putting air in the tyres and resetting the system.
  13. Thanks. I'll look at getting some foil tape in the first instance.
  14. I have managed to tear the foil trim on the spacer between the parking brake button and the auto hold button while cleaning the interior and replacing a cracked parking brake button. Does anyone know if you can buy the foil trim for this piece anywhere or is able to suggest a good alternative?
  15. McG

    Style 328 wheels

    Thanks for the pic. Yeah that's the same wheels as I have, only mine are 18". Think I will go with the darker colour when I get them done.