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bmwmike last won the day on January 16

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  1. bmwmike

    Drivetrain, drive moderately, update

    Ooh didn't realise any were owned by bmw directly tbh! How do you find out and or is that the only one?
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    Drivetrain, drive moderately, update

    It's not a major manufacturer acting like that though is it? It's a franchise operating under license (presumably ) to display the bmw logo. All work done at lowest cost probably by the apprentice.
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    Limited slip diff or open diff

    Open diff from factory
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    Changed f10 530D gearbox oil

    Doesn't look too bad a job at all. A few years younger me would try that on axle stands. Not sure I'm of a mindset to do that any more though..
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    Rear Diff fluid oil change video

    Why don't they just chuck 0.8 in and be done with it . I get there may be a little oil left in but provided most of its out its not going to cause problems.
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    Changed f10 530D gearbox oil

    What did the magnets look like out of interest,much on them?
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    Changed f10 530D gearbox oil

    Nice work and gosh that's cheap. Any chance this could be done on axle stands?
  8. Nice. It's probably the same as the ctek inside too. They all use commodity Chinese made guts as far as I can tell. Nothing special about the ctek inside. There is a youtube channel where they pull them apart to see.
  9. 8k mile oil change and cabin filters. Easy job all done in an hour and half. I do like the f10 for ease of servicing. Exactly 6 litres out so 6 litres went in. Idrive happy.
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    Display gone funny?

    Either way it's goosed, the cold has just made it worse. Is probably an easy ish repair and I've done similar with other non car LCD displays. It does smack of poor quality or maybe just a one off and stuff happens. Not heard of this before or elsewhere mind.
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    2010 523i f10 service questions

    1. Is fill for life so doesn't need changing. The electric coolant pumps usually need doing before 100k so the coolant can be done then. Would not bother before then. 2. Is electric steering. 3. Yep. 4. Yes if auto. Google zf8 oil change. 5. Google realoem and newtis 6. New one on me! Silicon spray or talc perhaps... Cheers.
  12. 2012 67k 6 injectors, two front wishbones, two rear shocks, one rear spring, and three doors painted due oooh ooh to rust. And rear pads. I don't think the wishbones needed doing tbh but that's a different story. Rest of brakes original. Not too bad. I feel there is expense on the near horizon..
  13. Cars today use a lot more aaaaamps than cars with dynamo charging systems lol Agree whatever floats your boat Also depends on how long you want to keep the car. My 3.0 petrol does 90% short trips - 2 miles each way if that. No way is the battery getting maintained off the alternator alone
  14. Whilst that is mostly true, short journeys do not fully replenish what car zaps from the battery. Alternators do not charge batteries they really only top them up after all the vehicular electronics and consumption are catered for. Eventually the battery gets flatter and flatter with capacity reducing until you can't start the car. Cold weather will place extra drain too. Charging periodically doesn't do any harm and as Andrew says is good preventative. I charge mine once per month or so.