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About oldtechnoman

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    f11 soon to be 530D GT Msport

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  1. oldtechnoman

    just found leaks from front of car

    After reading a bit more about the EGR recall and glycol leaking from the car, could the problem i had been EGR related,tim
  2. Just received my letter from BMW today, i had my EGR checked in december at williams liverpool when i had my rear suspension air cushion changed, and was told they would contact me when parts are in stock, my car is running ok and have not lost any coolant.tim
  3. oldtechnoman

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

    I thought the F07 came with reversing camera as standard, mine has reversing and surround view cameras and would not be with out them,parking is a doddle as i can see the parking bay white lines on the screen
  4. oldtechnoman

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    just confirmed what i thought, but with the amount of rain we had last night i was a bit concerned, but when a checked the inner wing spaces they were all dry,had to keep going back to my mates PC to check pictures on this thread, he was quite impressed how informative it was.so after having car 3 years an having no problems at all in the space of just over a month i have had the rear air cushion and the yellow gromit problems,i wonder whats next.
  5. oldtechnoman

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Took my car to my mates in Bury and mentioned the water getting into car problem, he suggested checking if we could do anything. had no camera with me so could not take any pictures of job done, removed 4 bolts out of plate, removed plate and found aload of leaves and rubbish under yellow gromit,cleaned around gromit and used airline to blow up hole to inner wing, that blew more rubbish out.then removed a part of rubber seal from bottom of plate and used demel to deepen the drainage channel,reassembled all ok. The one question i have is drying the carpets, have used towels and fan heater and i seem to get carpets quite dry, but the following day they seem to be wet again, i have not lifted carpets to can not check for water lying under carpets, have others found this a problem getting carpets completly dry. Tim
  6. oldtechnoman

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    just want to check is it best to buy a new yellow gromit when attempting to do this job as dont want to find after stripping down gromit needs replacing. tim
  7. oldtechnoman

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    went to car this afternoon and the back nearside window was steamed up, checked rear passenger carpet and it was damp.the car is parked on a flat driveway not to sure how water gets from engine bay to back of car if fault is yellow bung. is this the sort of job a garage can do(are they likley to have seen this problem before)or is this usually a do it yourself job, although i dont feel up to doing job myself. and why as this such a common problem the mondail warranty does not cover it.tim
  8. oldtechnoman

    Help c/heating controler packed up.

    Thanks for all the replies, i had read that the salus rf units were not very good but when there is no heating at all over the weekend i had to do something.tim
  9. oldtechnoman

    Help c/heating controler packed up.

    Emergency over checked pcb in receiver unit and found 220uf 50v cap read o/c on my esr meter. replaced cap and all working ok now,tim
  10. I have a worcester greenstar 24i junior that is controlled by a Salus st620rf digital thermostat that i fitted a few years ago when the original rf thermostat failed. the hot water is working fine when tap is turned on. but the controller is not turning boiler on. the red and blue lights are not lit. question is there away of wiring receiver to turn boiler on. There does no seem to be any st620rf for sale now only the st620rfWBC that fits into the blanking plate in front of boiler, what is involved in fitting one of these.thanks tim
  11. oldtechnoman

    F07 buying advice

    i have the 2012 NBT sat nav and postcode entry is a doddle.tim
  12. oldtechnoman

    F07 buying advice

    i must admit mine has been very good, picks up the 50mph signs on motorway very quickly and picks all the local 20mph zones that have just been installed,i think the camera is just by rear view mirror.tim
  13. oldtechnoman

    F07 buying advice

    Having owed a 520d f11 for 2 years and have now had the 530d F07 for 3years the F07 is the best car i have ever had, the extra height of the seats make it a lot easier to get in and out off, i have the surround view on mine and use it all the time as when parking in car parks you can see the white parking bay lines, love the sunroof as it makes the car so light inside, the one extra i use all the time is the road speed indicator in the dash so i am always aware of the road speed.tim
  14. oldtechnoman

    F07 nearside airbag deflated,

    Collected car thursday morning and was glad to get into the comfort of the F07 again after using the 320d,tim
  15. my december 2012 530d GT F07 went in on monday for air cushion replacement( Mondail warranty job) and was told they would be doing Egr check, collected car thursday and told that egr check was ok but they would arrange car to have it changed in the new year when they have one in stock,tim