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F10 530d last won the day on June 24 2018

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    2010 F10 530d

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  1. Changed the engine oil + filter with Castrol Edge 0w30 and installed a new Varta G14 AGM battery as the original one was struggling to hold charge. Also noticed the rear drivers side spring has snapped at the bottom so will need to get that booked in. Then it needs a good wash and I might even stick a private reg on.
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    Replace DPF in BMW service option

    60 reg 530d Engine Oil Service - £129 Engine oil service + microfilter - £271.56 Engine oil service and all filters - £428.20 DPF - £1395.36
  3. Ive not been very active on the forum for a while, but that's only because I've had nothing to report! The 530d is performing as well as the day I bought it (touches wood). An oil change is due soon but otherwise it's required nothing but consumables in the 3.5 years and 20k miles I've had the pleasure of owning it. The odo now shows 134k miles... and long may it continue!
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    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Lovely motor you have there Matthew. Is it petrol or diesel and how many cylinders does it boast?
  5. Noticed the tyres are wearing a bit thin so thought what better time to look into non-rfts. Looking forward to seeing how they compare.
  6. Own a 2010 530d N57 - its 8th birthday is next week and has done 132k. It's mechanically sound and has required nothing but routine servicing and a set of 6 glow plugs since I gained ownership of it 3 years back. I reckon as long as these cars are taken care of they'll take care of you. DPF/Turbo is all original so hope to see many more trouble-free miles with this car. *touches wood*
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    'Replace Battery' warning

    Finally (over a year later!) got round to giving the battery a good charge/recondition with the CTEK MXS charger. Despite this the car is still adamant that I should replace the battery. Apparently the only way to remove this message is to register the battery with software, however this should only be done on a brand new battery. Looks like I'll keep on ignoring this error message for the duration of F10 ownership.
  8. Invested in a CTEK MXS battery charger in the hope of clearing the "Replace battery" warning I've been seeing over the past year.
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    Picked up my 520d Luxury

    Welcome along! It has to be said that is one very highly specced F10, must be an absolute pleasure to drive. The forum is a great place for answering any queries, lots of helpful chaps on hand. Hope the car serves you well for many miles to come.
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    BMW EGR "Technical Campaign"

    Does anyone know if the 245PS N57 is affected by the EGR cooler failures? I can't say I've noticed any symptoms in the 3 years I've owned my 2010 model.
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    Self ignition

    Glad to hear no one was hurt, however the owner must be pretty shaken up. Very disconcerting.
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    Thoughts on the F01 7'er

    AFAIK the N57 (as found in the F01) doesn't appear to face the same swirl flaps troubles as the M57 following a new design, but intake manifolds are prone to excessive carbon build up - more of an issue on vehicles that have endured multiple short journeys. Other than that these motors are generally quite robust.
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    DPF Regen every 300 miles

    A high mileage DPF will likely be filled with ash so the real capacity falls - could be the cause for more frequent regens.
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    First world F10-series problems

    Its thirst for washer fluid - the headlight washers do not help in this regard!