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jannism last won the day on December 22 2019

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    F11 535d M Sport

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  1. jannism

    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    I replaced the runflats on my F11 with Goodyear Eagle F1s last April. I've done roughly 15k on them since, including a return trip to the south of France where I used the recommended pressures for a full load (2.7bar on the rears) and then neglected to revert to lower pressures since, when it's mainly just been me in the car. This has resulted in the tread of the central band of the rear tyres going to 3mm while the tread on the fronts remains a healthy 6mm. Obviously, the rears are expected to wear faster, especially given my occasionally heavy right foot but I'm still a bit disappointed, both in myself, for not reducing the pressures when required, and in the Goodyears for not lasting as long as I expected.
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    Changed jobs

    Stick in Sport and go the long way?
  3. Most (all?) modern cars do this.
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    Which Oil

    I bought a couple of these for my last service: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B011KRAGH8/ref=pe_3187911_189395841_TE_dp_1
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    Rain and light sensor issue 520D F10

    My experience suggests the rain-sensors (at least on F-series BMWs) are pretty woeful. I even took my last car back to the dealer to get them checked mere weeks after it came from the factory, believing there must be a fault with them - there wasn't. It's an oft-discussed topic on which this may at least shed some light: https://auto.howstuffworks.com/wiper4.htm As far as your lights go, I believe the DRLs on LCI cars behave as you'd expect which is in stark contrast to pre-LCI models which behave as you describe. I don't recall the actual details, sorry. edit See also here (not least because of the video of possibly the most beautiful car ever made): https://thebmwstore.ca/blog/how-rain-sensing-wipers-work
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    orgasmic shake

    Can’t pretend I’m not disappointed by The contents of this post.
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    Info Screen & Auto Wipers

    I once had my screen go blank after driving a bit too quickly through a puddle and made the assumption that it was probably something to do with wiring. Never happened again. I also had my wipers recalibrated under warranty when I complained about their performance. I’m convinced they performed better on a couple of occasions afterwards and then returned to form. Now on my 3rd F-series and conclude the auto wipers are indeed, toilet.
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    2011 F11 side indicators not working

    I recently replaced the ones on my pre LCI and I wish I'd seen the diagram above first! You absolutely will need a plastic tool and make sure you prise out the front section first as it has a metal covered clip. After that just take it nice and slow and it should pop out. Could just be a loose wire/dirty connection. NB I didn't do the above and cracked the plastic fascia rendering a perfectly serviceable unit worthless to sell on (I replaced them with gloss black units to match the rest of the shadowline trim).
  9. I've just reversed into a sodding post, cracked a reflector on my rear bumper and given the bumper a tiny, new vertical crease. It was one of those posts with absolutely nothing attached to it.
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    Which black front grilles?

    Snap. FWIW mine were £25 from Ebay. Just seen them for £19.99. A few years ago I shopped around tirelessly for double slat gloss black ones with a chrome surround and paid about £100. Complete waste of money. If you have shadowline trim the gloss black grilles are a perfect complement.
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    Pretty hot new members!!!

    Yep. @Amanda282 is among their number. Raise the shields.
  12. You can work out where the clips are from the ones you're going to put in (obviously). I went the route of unscrewing the whole front unit and reaching down behind the grilles. Scratched my forearms a bit. It genuinely helps if you've been out for a drive and warmed everything up first.
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    Old Member - New Car

    It certainly is an LCI. Visual giveaways are: as previously stated the indicator repeaters in the wing mirrors. 10 slats in the grille.
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    Vibration through car at 65-75mph?

    Have a look for bubbles on all the tyres. Even the smallest one can feel like the wheels are about to come off.
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    Jacking both rear wheels/end F11

    I didn’t trust that central rear point either but I only needed to do one side at a time so I just used the front jacking point and an axle stand on the rear one. Do you absolutely need to have both wheels in the air at the same time?