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    F10 520d M Sport

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    Anyone know what the interval for changing these is? Trying to establish if mine needs doing .
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    Removing superglue spots?

    Various products like this about although not sure how to check if they will affect paint. Perhaps try one out on a tucked away area e.g. in the engine bay somewhere. https://www.toolstation.com/superglue/p81913?store=FS&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=googleshoppingfeed&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhdTqBRDNARIsABsOl9-ZgY8Hu5TfuvrcMwegb0ve6jArbFqtJkzG1fnEGfjoQtVOkRX1iPgaAvnWEALw_wcB
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    Brake warning light F11

    I used to do pads and discs way back but don't have a jack (or the kit to release the electronic handbrake for rears) so would have to factor that in to the cost. For the mileage we do I don't think it's worth it. I'd also only use OEM quality parts and discs alone are over £100 a pair so not sure it's that comparable.
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    Brake warning light F11

    If pads and sensors the dealer (Stephen James Bexley) would have charged £235 to do the fronts. Rears would have been about £180.
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    Brake warning light F11

    Car went into dealer today + faulty sensor diagnosed. Another 10k on the pads apparently. Sensor changed for £58.
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    Brake warning light F11

    Thanks chaps - will ask the garage to have a look to see what is actually happening.
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    Brake warning light F11

    I had the same message then checked pads on the idrive. Fronts saying 10k and rears 30k+. Confused + really don't know if anything needs changing and, if so, what. Almost every brake warning I've ever had with idrive has been spurious
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    What do you have as security?

    Lots of vehicle thefts in our area. Police advice has been to fit a stoplock if you are worried + seem to have provided an adequate deterrent. There are a few different models and variants too to fit different wheel / airbag arrangements. At £30 a pop, a stoplock has to be about the best value as well.
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    Fast opening bootlid on saloon

    Did this today. Was a bit harder than it looked in the video mainly as the carpet is actually pretty stiff. Bought both springs but only needed to change RHS one with damper so the other one will be going back. Took about 30mins and glad I DIY’d given Indy quoted £220 to change.
  11. A productive hour this morning. - steering wheel de-shined - parking brake switch swapped (old one cracked) - boot spring with damper changed so boot opens slowly again. Local indy quoted £220 for boot spring swap. OEM part cost £37 and took 30mins to swap. Winning
  12. So, I got the car back Saturday after 4 days in the garage. Driver's seat had been out, sub removed and checked as well as the instrument cluster being removed and checked + carpets up (I thought rain may have passed through this from the windscreen to the footwell). All was reported as fine and had been helped by me keeping on top of the water with a wet and dry vac + having rear carpet up to regularly dry with a cloth. Hope it stays this way!!
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    Fast opening bootlid on saloon

    Yes, that's what the dealer quoted.
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    Fast opening bootlid on saloon

    Spring with damper is £45 and other one is £21. Sounds better than the £220 the indy wanted to supply and fit. Ordered both today and will fit damped one first to see if that resolves + return the other if not needed.
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    Fast opening bootlid on saloon

    Anyone know if just the RHS damped spring be changed to remedy or do both need changing?