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Oilburner last won the day on December 20 2020

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    Going on runs etc with our Mini Cooper, Flying Radio Control Qaudcopter with go pro camera fitted.


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    BMW 520d F11 Luxury 2014

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  1. Oilburner

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    @535iAndrew Looks like you are going to be busy with those shiny bits. You made me laugh with your trailer loaded up I thought you had been sweeping your chimney and you had a load of soot in there, knowing you burn lots of logs.
  2. Oilburner

    F11 water ingress - No, not the usual

    That's a shame it did not show any ingress of water, I would agree with the garage its running down the wiring from somewhere and that was the most likely place, very puzzling where it could be coming from. Keeps us informed when you manage to trace the water ingress, good luck hope you find it soon. PS- As this is quite old topic now you may have managed to find the leak, but I only just saw your notification today when I just signed in.
  3. Oilburner

    SOS call system failure

    Looks like SOS call system failure can be coded out, on youtube I found there are several different ways of doing it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGx7SI2Coaw
  4. Oilburner

    N47 timing chain cost replacement

    Surprising what you can find when have a lot of time on your hands.
  5. Oilburner

    N47 timing chain cost replacement

    Whilst in this video it shows a BMW Series 120d N47 engine timing chain replacement, at different parts of video they show old parts and new parts, it was interesting to note the old timing chain compared to the new chain had not stretched that much, but the chain tensioner comparison there was huge difference.
  6. Oilburner

    N47 timing chain cost replacement

    I don't know if this is any help is any help to you, the guy shows in the video how to determine if the timing chain is slack in a BMW N47 engine using a PicoScope 2204, the video makes interesting viewing how to determine if the chain is slack, especially if the chain noise is still not obvious.
  7. Oilburner

    N47 timing chain cost replacement

    That's a lot cheaper than £1400 for the BMW mini N47 engine timing chain issue replacement, I just hope my wife's mini cooper d 1.6 with the BMW N47 engine apparently they can go in as little as 60k, this is not good having two vehicles that can suffer the same timing chain premature failure, hopefully as I have always changed the engine oil on both vehicles at 10k or less, hopefully these failures won't occur to me and as current miles for F11 is only 30k and mini is just 50K. After doing a more in depth search this is not just diesel engines that are effected with timing chain premature wear, also I noted they are mostly BMW & VAG german engines. Interesting in the bmw mini N47 engine it shows the chain tensioner had snapped in half as well as chain has stretched and jump a tooth, and consequently moved the timing by one tooth they were very luck it was caught in time, most certainly a few more miles the engine would have been a wrecked requiring a complete rebuild. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l61_q06J4DA
  8. Oilburner

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Bonus you are going to get double the heat out of that load of beech wood !
  9. I did just that last year on my F11 with my bmw Foxwell NT510 rewind the calipers back for new rear pads, so I would imagine all latter models of the bmw Foxwell scanners should do the same.
  10. Oilburner

    Battery charging

    I was told the recon setting on charger is for flooded cell battery and not AGM or Gel batteries, this was the answer I got from customer support CTEK themselves. If you do require a new battery I have had good prices from Tayna, with a quick delivery they do offer from £20 to fit locally if you are unable to fit the battery yourself, worth checking out I used them last year for a Bosch AGM battery with 5 years warranty. https://www.tayna.co.uk/BMW-5_Series-Car-Battery
  11. Whilst it was not the the F10 shown the negative post is in place it is in similar place.
  12. At 1:22 on the video he points to the Negative terminal.
  13. Here you go look for a plain metal post just under the bonnet drivers side towards the front, if your ctek charger has a agm battery setting and your vehicles has a agm battery fitted select that setting to charge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI4qO8D4KMc
  14. Oilburner

    Bluetooth diagnostics

    I had for several years the Foxwell NT510 Multi System Scanner which has now been replaced with NT530, I have also got Blue Tooth Vgate dongle with the Bimmer Tool on my phone, they are both excellent tools whilst the Foxwell can do a bit more I have found the bimmer tool is quick and easy getting information on the DPF soot levels etc, where the Foxwell has to go through lots of menus to get access.
  15. Oilburner

    Genuine bmw screen wash

    Was that this Prestone Ultra Performance Summer Screen Wash they were discounting, does seem there are a few different types of Prestone screen wash some of them don't get very good write-ups, but the Prestone max-visibilty screen wash gets top marks and is the one to buy. Morrisons only show this one and is no longer available now. https://groceries.morrisons.com/products/prestone-ultra-performance-summer-screen-wash-455954011?from=shop