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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. In a nutshell, yes. Sorry I couldn’t resist.
  2. Walnut blasting. Quite common to need that done on any high mileage direct injection engine the days. The recirculating emmisions equipment fitted to the modern car make this problem worse as there are more nasties caught from the engine and fed back into the engine for it to be burnt off and thus reduce tailpipe nasties and keep the lentil munchers happy. Specialist will remove inlet manifold, make sure both inlet valves are shut and then use a special adapter to blast in walnut shells to remove the coal. It also has a vacuum nozzel so it can suck out the spent walnut shells and all the crap that's in there.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    When I was working on my car today I met a huge fan of mine!
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    Brake discs minimum thickness bmw health check

    +1, that's why when comparing the price I could get for genuine against aftermarket, for me it was a no brainer to go genuine.
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    530D N57 ticking noise on shutdown

    Continental are a good OEM supplier for BMW, waterpumps, belts, you name it, it can be made by them for BMW. I'd fit Continental stuff to the engine without hesitation. It just a pity Continental tyres aren't as good as they used to be IMHO.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Lol, I stream it via Bluetooth, original owner ticked that on the option form, but for some reason every so often it decides to disconnect itself and it takes me forever to work out what bits in the iDrive to twiddle to make it work again......
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Nope. What you see in the above picture was £144.42 delivered, one arm before any ECP discount is £178! I've read about the Autodoc problems, so far I've only ordered relatively few items from Autodoc and I've double checked the part numbers to make sure its the correct bits and I've only ever ordered things like Lemforder and Febi bits where you can cross reference the right parts and be reasonably confident that its the right bit that you will get. I copy and paste the part number from realoem into Autodoc when searching so there is little chance for an error creeping in on my part. I'm prepared to gamble on Autodoc and so far have not had a problem with them.
  8. Nice work. I used the same thinking as this guy as you 've seen in my other post. To use marking that are already there to get it to go back in near enough on the right alignment. I've only done 1,200 miles since I changed mine having lined it up by eye and there has been no uneven tyre wear so far.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Got my arms and new bolts from Autodoc today. Took ten days from ordering which I think is much the same as my previous Autodoc orders. No issues with Autodoc. The arms are huge when handling them in the kitchen away from the car, just need to get myself a pair of bearings. I'll fit the new belt and tensioner first though.
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    Brake discs minimum thickness bmw health check

    That Autodoc price isn't the sharpest, as my genuine 348x36 discs were that price albeit two years ago.
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    Brake discs minimum thickness bmw health check

    The thicker discs have a different caliper and different caliper cradle from the 30 mm discs so you need to know for sure which discs you have before pressing the order button.
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    Brake discs minimum thickness bmw health check

    Yup, some of the guys on here have the thicker discs on 525d (6 pot version) and the 530d. My dads 530d was 30 thick discs. Another way to confirm what discs it should have is to pull the cap off the caliper guide screw. If a 7mm Allen key fits you have 30mm discs, if its too loose and a 9mm Allen key fits, you should have 36mm thick discs. If you had 36mm thick discs new and the tech has measured them to 27.3mm then I stand by my statement of you If the tech is right with 27.3mm I would be fairly certain your discs were only 30mm thick when new as you'd be near enough into the fins of a 36mm disc if you wore it down that much. I only get to drive it for 8 miles a week to Tesco so I've got to get the most out of it.
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    Brake discs minimum thickness bmw health check

    Are you sure about that? For a 530d they would either be 30mm or 36mm thick. If the Tech is correct, then I would have assumed you had 30mm thick discs going from the figures he was quoting. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=XA52-EUR-09-2012-F10-BMW-530d&diagId=34_1823 I've only ever used genuine discs (partly to ensure the correct two piece type and they actually weren't that much more than aftermarket ones), pick a decent brand (ATE, Jurid, Brembo, etc etc ) and you won't go wrong with brakes assuming they are fitted correctly (as in things are cleaned and lubricated in the right places) and you don't drive it like you stole it initially.
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    Weird Towbar Electrics problem

    Have you checked your 13 pin to 7 pin adapter? Check that with a multi meter for continuity and then plug that into the 13 pin socket on the car and use the multi meter to check for voltages on the output side of the 13 pin to 7 pin adapter. My first reaction was the same as @dj1233, but that would only apply to a ground on the carrier, but we know that works. There are no left and right earth wires within the 13 pin socket. I would double check all the connections too and give everything a right good wiggle especially as you have an extra set of connections with using the adapter. Once you've ruled out that, its not un heard of for modules to fail, the equivalent aftermarket towbar module in my E60 packed in by stopping working occasionally on the tail lamp circuits then one of the indicator circuits packed in. The (cheap) electronics had started breaking down, replaced it and all was well.
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    Car jumps out of reverse.

    Misting on BMW diffs is quite common. By its very nature a oil even a leak from a small source can look far worse than it actually is. Clean it up with some brake cleaner and keep an eye on it. Have you changed the diff oil? The driveshafts would need to come out and they are pressed into the diff rather than bolted to a flange and looks a bit of a pig of a job as you need to move suspension components out the way to give you enough room to pull the shaft something like 50mm out the diff.