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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

    Castrol and LL04 approval ?

    In my 2014 520d F11 that is the correct grade oil 0-30 LL04 although in stating that using 5-30 LL04 there would be negible difference,I know lotsof people with mini coopers etc say their engine is quieter using 5-30 LL04, personaly I still use 0-30 LL04 castrol edge in both F11 520d and our mini cooper d which both recommend this oil in the service book.
  2. Oilburner

    Dashcam connection to fuse

    I installed the Thinkware F770 Dual camera system nearly two years ago you could possibly use the same route I took with the wiring and connections etc, if you type in the search bar " Thinkware F770 " you will found my installation article I done at the time this may help you get your second camera installed and how my system works for parking.
  3. Oilburner

    Tow bar and electrics

    P F Jones also supplied my towbar they were the best price on Westfalia towbar and they arranged a local mobile towbar fitter to fit it at my home, they gave a excellent service to ordering to fitting, normaly I had always fitted my own towbars on previous vehicles but as my F11 was only a few days old I decided to let someone else fit it.
  4. Oilburner

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

    Also a bit late posting but gave my F11 a good waxing with Collinite 467s Super Doublecoat have used many times before over the years with excellent results, last year I tried Soft99 Fusso Coat 12 Months Wax Light wax, but I found its no where near as durable as Collinite is and the silver metalic paint really pops, also found it excellent on our chilli red mini cooper.
  5. I'm very pleased with the Michelin primacy non runflats done over 9000 miles on them no sign of wear yet, unlike the original tyres Brigestone runflat tyres the rears were worn out about 11000 miles, and because only two have been replaced on the rear, I moved the michelin primacy to the front and swapped the front bridgestone runflats to the rear and hopefully they get worn out that much quicker, then I will replace those with michelin primacy non runflats as well, for those that are concerned about mixing runflats with non runflats on different axles, I can say I have not seen any handling difference at all in wet or dry conditions, and the Michelin primacy were originally fitted on the rear for about 3500 miles untill I swapped the round, so back or front did not make any real difference, apart from when I initially changed the Michelins to the front I thought there was a slight under steer, which after driving for a few miles I did not notice any more, I put this down to when the runflats were on the front they were far more rigid with no give in the sidewalls, and my steering input after a few miles driving obviously compensated for this.
  6. Super quick turn round today at the dealers after dropping vehicle off about 2 hours later they called and said my EGR cooler was good and no further action required, they told me only about 25% were good so I was lucky, he also said the EGR cooler problem was not just the series 5 model !
  7. Just got my red BMW recall letter today and have booked in for 11th April, they say they need it for the day and they will supply a loan car so hopefully I get my car back at the end of the day, I'm not expecting them to change anything as I have not had any coolant loss, smell of fumes in the car, or power loss, but this may be due to the low mileage as its only done just 20,000 mls, so not sure if this fault would have shown itself yet !
  8. Oilburner

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

    I would check your car for any damage tyre, wheel, suspension and wheel alignment, if find any damage I suggest you go back and take a photo and measure the depth of the pot hole, because you will need this if claiming for damage.
  9. Oilburner

    DPF Regen question

    I must admit that I have never known any difference in sound or performance or fuell consumption when my F11 is doing a DPF regeneration, the ony time I know a DPF regen has occurred if I connect my Foxwell scanner to the OBD2 port, and get the scanner to read the last time a regen took place which states how many miles ago this happened.
  10. Oilburner

    F10 530D Diagnostic tool?

    I have the Foxwell NT510 BMW/Mini/Rolls Royce scanner and found it very good it paid for itself on first use in anger, which was on my wife’s mini cooper d 1.6 it identified two faulty glow plugs, and faulty control unit, the only problem I have noticed sometimes it does not automatically read the vin number on the mini, and you have to input the number in manually, but strangely it reads my F11 vin number automatically every time, for the first 1 ½ years you get free updates for any newer model BMW/Mini’s also it updates added new features across the range, after 1 ½ years has expired the scanner still works the same but will no longer received updates for newer models etc, but you can pay £60 to receive further updates, you are also able to purchase for £60 downloadable access to different makes of vehicle ie Ford, or Vauxhall, etc, which makes this a cost effective scanner for those with different makes of vehicle in the family.
  11. And my own vehicle is now being recalled, I have been checking quite often since this fault was first reported but my chassis number was out side of the recall, so I guess BMW are doing them in batches or their is more vehicles with this defect ! Check if BMW 520 . has outstanding recalls Outstanding recall found There's an outstanding manufacturer's safety recall on BMW 520 . The vehicle has been recalled since at least 21 December 2018. Contact a BMW dealership to arrange for repairs.
  12. Oilburner

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Borescope just been delivered just before it got dark I took a couple of images of the bonnet drain area, I did find due to a very limited access which makes it difficult to move the camera round much, I think the image I was looking at is the edge of the drain maybe someone that’s investigated further could confirm, the drain area appears to be clear from what I can see. Also I was hoping the camera would pass through the plastic mesh grating of the two central drain points that goes down to the yellow grommet area, which would mean a quick periodic check for debris build up, which would avoid removing the acoustic plate unnecessary, but due to the waterproof lens cap which screws on the end of the lens to make it waterproof, it’s too tight and will not pass through the mesh, which leaves me with four possible options. 1, Remove the waterproof lens cap it may then just go through, but should the camera ever be dipped into any water that may accumulate there, it would possible ruin the camera. 2, Remove the plastic cover which has the mesh grating built in, then just poke the camera down with the waterproof lens cap fitted down through the drain until it reaches the yellow grommet area. 3, Slightly enlarge one of the mesh openings on both drain points, to allow camera down with waterproof lens cap fitted. 4, Forget about using the camera down the two drains to access the yellow grommet area, and just poke up with getting sore arms whilst removing the acoustic plate periodically to check for debris.
  13. Oilburner

    Updating Nav Software and get...

    I am assuming you formatted the usb memory stick to FAT32 before copying update to the memory stick, I just the other day updated my own with a usb memory stick in the armrest, to BMW Road Map Europe NEXT 2019.1. The update on my memory stick looked like this photo, and had a file size of 32.9GB.
  14. I have to agree as this is my first BMW and I will probally not be getting another, although this is not just BMW its been all German cars I've owned over the past 20 years they have all had problems regarding water, suspension, and engine, and the problems have mostly been caused by a poor product design, which should have been rectified before going into production or at least soon after, you should not expect any of these sorts of problems especially from a higher end car manufacturer.