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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. F10 530d

    Blower motor or resistor?

    Iirc I ordered the blower motor direct from Hella on their ebay shop and the resistor from autodoc. However this was back in 2019 ... wish I could be of more help!
  2. F10 530d

    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    My October 2010 build has no release in the car either. Beggars belief what BMW were thinking honestly.
  3. F10 530d

    Blower motor or resistor?

    I had an electrical burning smell coming through the air vents and soon after the fan cut out completely. This turned out to be a faulty blower motor. Ended up replacing both the blower motor (£68) and resistor module (£30) for peace of mind.
  4. Noticed a burning smell coming through the air vents while driving. Switched car off and on and noticed there was no air coming out of the vents. Turns out the blower motor had burned out, assuming due to age (car is 10 years old now). BMW quoted £260+vat for blower motor unit. Ended up going with new Hella blower motor (£68) plus new resistor module for good measure (£30). Local indi fitted the parts and all is well again.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. F10 530d

    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Lovely motor you have there Matthew. Is it petrol or diesel and how many cylinders does it boast?
  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.
  9. F10 530d

    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.
  10. F10 530d

    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.
  11. F10 530d

    Self ignition

    Glad to hear no one was hurt, however the owner must be pretty shaken up. Very disconcerting.
  12. F10 530d

    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.
  13. F10 530d

    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.
  14. F10 530d

    First world F10-series problems

    Its thirst for washer fluid - the headlight washers do not help in this regard!
  15. F10 530d

    First world F10-series problems

    Lack of folding rear seats as standard No lumbar support as standard

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