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535i Andrew last won the day on April 15

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About 535i Andrew

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  • Birthday 07/28/1978

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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. 535i Andrew


    I had to get mine reprogrammed by BMW under warranty on my 2nd E60 so they came on. Prev owner might have coded them to be off. Unlikely to be both failed.
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    E39 Calypso red towing, Erskine

    Spotted a mint facelift E39 in Calypso Red towing a caravan at Centreholm roundabout in Erskine on the A726 at1:30 today. Very tidy car and it glided round the roundabout with the caravan behind. I was at my natural habitat with. 25.something average mpg car, the adjacent Shell petrol station!
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    Noob with vibration issues - help!

    Yes, Consumers rights Act 2015, car not fit for purpose. If you put it to them in writing quoting legislation, in my experience they get nervous, buckle and pay for the car to get repaired.
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    Need new rear tyres totally confused now

    I bought the wife Goodyear Eagle Assymetric tyres for her Kuga as they had the best wet braking score. They are nearly worn out after 10k miles. I think the driver has a lot to do with that. But the grip has been terrific.
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    Need new rear tyres totally confused now

    I wrestled with that one too as they are pricey. But choose the tyre based on what's important to you. Fuel economy, wet braking, noise levels or price. I see Kumho tyres on lots of BMWs, must say something.
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    Had augument with supermarket bollard

    How could it have tripped me up? I was in the car reversing, the bollard deliberately made contact with my rear bumper! I was gutted as I had only had the car a few weeks!
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    Need new rear tyres totally confused now

    You are comparing different quality of tyres there. The Michelins are "premium tyres", the others are "quality tyres". The pilot sport tyres are very good. Mostly fitted to M models. Yes I'm a tyre snob.
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    Noob with vibration issues - help!

    No he needs to diagnose the fault for you! He has just fobbed you off. Any form of warranty on the car?
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    Central Heating Boiler question !

    + 1 on that. I wish I had fitted one years before. I was able to fill my system with the Fernox using the bowl of the housing after draining it down and unscrewing the magnet. It's just like a BMW oil filter, lol.
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    Alloy wheel refurb

    Sounds about right. £50 to do a crap job. Also depends on the size of the wheel, some charge more for bigger wheels. Get some pics up once the are done. Also it's a good opportunity to fit new tyres if you need.
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    Wheel bearing tool

    Got a pic or link to the spring compressors you bought? I know what you mean about the fear. I've done two springs using the screw type but made sure I was positioned parallel to the Spring rather than have the top mount end pointing at me!
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    Alloy wheel refurb

    ^Good choice.
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    Had augument with supermarket bollard

    Your rear wing will be steel and the door is ally. Steel is used in the rear sections to help balance out the cars weight. You want to take it to a decent bodyshop to get a proper job. Your car looks in good condition judging by the shine in the pictures. Don't skimp on it, go thru insurance if necessary. But yes these bollards are pesky, I had a traffic cone throw itself against my E60s rear bumper when I was reversing.
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    Central Heating Boiler question !

    Or just drain it down, leave drain open and open fill point/tank valve and let it flush. Fill system and add in 500ml of Fernox F3 and run for a few weeks. Drain down again and flush with drain point open. Fill system and add in 500 ml of Fernox F1 and leave alone. My system was pretty clean after I replaced all the radiators one by one. System water was the colour of very weak tea With a new boiler fitted 14 months ago, water comes out the radiators virtually clear. I'm currently running dose of Fernox F3 after having just drained it down to remove a radiator to decorate.
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    Wheel bearing tool

    A bearing driving kit can be had for £30. https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/17-piece-bearing-race-and-seal-driver-kit/ Depends, do you fancy the DIY and have the tool for the next time? Or for £50 it's sorted. Make sure you get the right size of bearing driving tool and drive it on the race that is making contact. I.e the outer race if driving into a hub or the inner race if driving onto a shaft. Folk get these @rse for t!t and end up needing a new bearing in 20,000 miles time as they have damaged the bearing installing it incorrectly.