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bmwmike last won the day on January 16 2019

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  1. bmwmike

    F10 door corrosion

    @Oilburner my bet is BMW UK havent even been contacted. I would try another dealer, but also ask exactly what BMW said, and where the requirement for service history is tied to corrosion warranty in T&Cs of warranty. Hint - Its not, as far as I could tell, because there really arent any. I had a dealer try that and i nipped it in the bud by asking about t&c's and then said ive never had a body check carried out as part of a service at BMW so there is never any evidence anyway. It makes no difference what oil the engine had, nor if it went near a bmw dealer or not. That all said, bmw dealers can be right twunts so if you play them at their own game and win, you'll probably end up with a half arsed job. Said it before and ill say it again - BMW dealers are the worst aspect of bmw ownership. Good luck, persistence is key, which is further evidence that they aint what they used to be.
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    F10 door corrosion

    Dick Lovett in Bristol sent me videos through the process, including in the spray booth, which was nice. I kept the videos so any future owner will have them too, along with the other history. I thought their vids were a nice touch.
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    F10 door corrosion

    The entire side of mine including fuel filler cap, front and rear wing was painted as two doors had it bad, and on the side with one door showing corrosion they painted the full door and blended across the wing and other door.
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    F10 door corrosion

    Yeah unfortunately it did, even got as bad as the paint actually coming off as a flake and exposing bare aluminium on the edge of the door.
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    F10 door corrosion

    If the dealer is saying the paint thickness is "borderline" they are talking out of their asses. The factory thickness is max 100um and any non factory paint will be 250-350um. There is no borderline. BMW dealers are particularly good liars. I have it on good authority they get trained in how to lie during their induction training.
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    F10 door corrosion

    All at some stage id imagine. Iirc its a reaction between steel frame of the door and the aluminium edge. Or maybe not enough primer and paint on that edge, which is what the bodyshop told me. Many folks probably dont care enough or dont notice. Eventually the paint will come off in flakes.
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    F10 door corrosion

    Not sure they did fix it - havent there been reports of g30 doing the same or am i imagining that?
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    F10 door corrosion

    Sounds like the experience I had with Sytner. Eventually got it done via a different franchise. Good luck and dont accept their lies and avoidance tactics!
  9. bmwmike

    Steering feel

    I moved from an e46 to a f10 530i about six years ago. Had the e46 5 years, did my own tracking, rebuilt sudpension, handled great. Still got the 530i btw. The steering feel thing keeps getting banded about but personally I cant see it. I did at first, sort of, but that was not "feel" per se but just that the f10 is over assisted for my taste and certainly lighter than the e46 hydraulic steering. It also quite a slow rack. I dont see the lack of feel though, the wheels go exactly where i point, and the car is far more capable than it might at first be given credit for imo. They can follow a tight line, and can be made to step out on demand. Aka can be fun when needed. I feel road imperfections too, and if the tyre pressures are not spot on or the treads are worn it even tramlines like a e46 too. Happy with mine anyway, nearly 6 years in. Can you explain what you mean by lack of feel?
  10. Finally got to the bottom of this. Its the tyre pressure monitoring system. Resetting it (non pressure sensor in valve type) has the same effect as turning off the DTC.
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    F10 Angel eyes

    would love to see a photo of the board. Its probably possible to do something but at high level of fudge factor and effort. I put HID in mine i think at your recommendation and they are great. Cant tell they are fitted either as i mounted the boxes etc top of the wings under the plastic covers.
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    F11 rear bumper removal to fix faulty PDC

    iirc some 8mm or 10mm bolts underneath and it came off
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    F11 rear bumper removal to fix faulty PDC

    Not sure if msport or not but on mine (msport bumper) iirc taking the lower defuser panel off would give access to the sensors - probably easier than taking the whole thing off i'd have thought, depending on which sensor etc. I had mine off for a different reason but pretty sure i could see the back of the sensors
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    Vibration when accelerating

    prop center bearing or rubber joint, or both
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    peeling leather

    Same here, beyond useless. They deliberately outsource these sorts of issues to the dealer network to sort out. Only time i ever got anywhere in bending a dealer to do what I wanted, was when I was able to use BMW TIS documentation to coerce the insured warranty into pressuring the dealer, and I used safety/risk to do it (suspension components). BMW dealers, IME, suck.