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    F11 535d M Sport

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  1. If the bars are for a roofbox, you'll be partially guided by where you can place them in relation to the clamps by the box itself - most recommend a 20/60/20 load split. If the box interferes with the tailgate you can set the tailgate lift height in iDrive.
  2. Non-branded sensors need to be coded to the car using software specific to whatever brand you're using. During the summer I couldn't find any BMW ones that didn't cost an arm and a leg so I bought a set of Autel ones from ebay and got my local garage to do the honours. It actually ended up taking about an hour but thankfully it only set me back another 30-odd quid so came in at around £100 all-in. I had been hoping to get them done at the local tyre place for free but weirdly, Autel was almost the only brand for which their machine didn't have the software.
  3. Pics pics pics! I am running a completely standard (M Sport) setup. Bought the car with 18s, replaced Contis with Goodyear non-runflats then upgraded to 19s with Goodyear runflats, Done some light cosmetics, replaced a blown rear airbag. That's it. Oh, and an Android head unit. Anyone wanna buy an NBT?
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    2014 F10 interior lighting

    They can be faint so they may already be illuminated - have you tried increasing the brightness with the little wheel by the headlamp switch? Also, do you have the option for them in iDrive?
  5. Nice wheels! They look similar to mine - what colour are they? I'm interested in achieving a slightly lower look for mine without actually lowering it and I can do subtlety. Any chance you could post a of the whole car so I can see if it's something I might do too?
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    What am I missing

    The main physical aspect of Eco pro mode is in encouraging one to moderate one's driving style and thus leading one to the benefits of the improved economy enjoyed therein. For me, it just makes the car feel like a big, sluggish, unwieldy lump and is almost impossible to get on with unless your main reason for driving involves slowing down other road users and not particularly caring whether you get where you're going or not.
  7. Mate, I feel your pain. I returned from France to find my front right scraped all the way around (although I have no recollection of doing this). I'd had them stripped down, powder-coated and lacquered like brand spanking new only weeks before.
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    Lock button rattle

    Have you tried screwing it tight? They can come loose, I'm not being rude.
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    High Miler F11... risky purchase?

    I thought the same when I got my current F11 as the gap was massive and not quite even but it's never been repaired. The plastic "bolts" that hold the top of the bumper in place allow for a fair bit of movement and given the engine's been replaced it's obviously been removed at least once. I've undone that part several times just changing the front grille - achieving the desired gap is child's play. Also it may just have been leaned on. That bonnet never shuts first time if you're too soft with it.
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    Sterling Grey E39 530 Sport Touring

    Excellent stuff. Great-looking motor.
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    Clunk from front passenger's side.

    Have you ruled out the infamous passenger's seatbelt on the b-pillar clunk?
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    Wing moulding removal

    IIRC you need to go around the rim with a spudger tool to loosen any adhesive and then approach from the front and gently push in the metal "spring" whilst teasing it towards you. Once you've unclipped that you can prise the unit out and forwards to release the tail end. As you can see from the photos, I wasn't so careful and snapped off quite a bit of plastic, rendering them useless for resale which is why I still have them and was able to take these somewhat niche photographs Tail left, front right in this pic. The front "spring" is on the left in this picture with the tail end the double plastic part on the right.
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    F11 Roof Bars

    To be honest, my initial reason behind the positioning had quite a lot to do with being able to see through the sunroof that I had got it straight! FWIW the F10 has fixed points in its sunken rails for positioning the feet. I think I had the same roofbox as yours on my F10s (I borrowed it from a friend) - is it the 460l? I prefer the grab claws that one came with as they making fitting a breeze.
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    F11 Roof Bars

    De-chromed for contrast. Interested to know where the sweet spot is for mounting as I've mounted mine quite far back. Thankfully, the F11 has a natty little function for setting the opening height of the tailgate which I found invaluable in this instance - full-height knocks the box so I set mine two notches down as I wanted it quite far back and not overhanging the windscreen (don't ask me why).
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    Petrol or Diesel ?

    I like to think there's added peace of mind from buying off a fellow forum user. If I had the cash spare I'd have it myself. Nice little collection of grey 6pot tourings would be just the ticket. Wang an e61 M5 in there to link the two.