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535i Andrew last won the day on November 28

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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

    Foxwell NT530

    Yes I did, it should come thru with the order confirmation. It’s a Chinese site but there is a button/tab to click to specify the language you want to use on the website. It even picked up when the Royal Mail got hold of it.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Snow foam Lance was freshly topped up with what was left in the bottom of the snow foam container so it’s the heavier concentrated dregs that were used today.
  3. 535i Andrew

    Wheel change help

    They are the wrong tyre sizes if you drop down to 18” rims. You would need to double check but you would need to add 5 to the profile size to maintain the correct rolling radius. 245/50 front and 275/45 rear if you want to run an F07 on 18” rims. Also worth a check but I’m not sure you get a staggered set up on 18” rims for the F07.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Washed it. One for all you snow foam lovers out there. Despite removing the drivers side wiper blade to wipe it clean, it’s still leaving a couple of arc lines on the screen. New blades I think.
  5. 535i Andrew

    Digital dashboards!

    I guess a fully digital dash is far cheaper now to make than one with needles that move. More accurate perhaps too and it can display graphics too so lots of information can be displayed to the driver easily that you didn’t get on older cars. My 1990 Senator has a digital dash which was hated by the press back in the day. I quite liked it.
  6. 535i Andrew

    Foxwell NT530

    Hell yes! After completing her letter to Santa, the littl’un then announced she would like a racing car set, which wasn’t on Santa’s radar. So I dug mine out from when I was a kid to see what she made of it. I reckon that’s what honed my rear wheel driving skills, you can get the tail right out on the Scalextric cars! The Foxwell is my Christmas present
  7. 535i Andrew

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    @raj2002 Probably best to start a new thread for that as it’s not related to the yellow grommet I doubt. More likely due to blocked sunroof drains or faulty tailgate seal.
  8. 535i Andrew

    Foxwell NT530

    Yes thanks @Oilburner for all your advice. It was very much appreciated, Others have said the same, takes a bit of finding what you need, but it’s there. I can’t figure out the difference between the 510/520/530 either. Must be internal updates. Still got to register it etc. I’ve a Scalectrix set to set up this afternoon so not sure when I’ll get round to it.
  9. 535i Andrew

    Real men

    Agree, more blown 4 pots nowadays it’s a real shame. My wife’s Ford has ~170bhp, years ago you needed a 6 cylinder 2.8/2.9 Cologne engine to get anywhere near that. Now it’s a blown 4 pot of only 1.5 litres. Only one current 5 Series has a petrol 6 pot. The BMW usp is disappearing from our roads.
  10. 535i Andrew

    Foxwell NT530

    Ordered it on 28/11 and I got it on the 5/12 or 6/12 as the neighbours took in a parcel both days, so a week which you can’t complain at. I believe it’s £60 for another manufacturer downloaded. I might get Ford put in but I need to double check it’s Europe Ford and not ‘American Fords
  11. 535i Andrew

    Real men

    Yes it must have, although I doubt the morning after was as good fun. Nah a V8 trumps a six pot purely based on the noise a V8 makes on full chat . Plus the off beat idle of V8 is cool which gives rise to the characteristic V8 burble. Although thanks to the ecomentalists the only sound will be the soulless hum from an electric motor in the future.
  12. 535i Andrew

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    @Cerberus63 If you read this thread in full you will see the background to the yellow grommet and how the area here drains. this post is very good explaining the water paths. Water will run out from under the cover over the yellow grommet provided there is no muck in there to block it. If you stop the debris, leaves etc making their way in there water will flow out. If it blocks it finds the path of least resistance which is thru the grommet if it’s deteriorated. The scuttle drains can be cleaned out by accessing them via the wheel arches without having to remove the heater etc. Nearside Offside
  13. 535i Andrew

    Foxwell NT530

    It arrived either yesterday or today at my neighbours house so it sailed thru customs. This is what I got via airmail from China. Quick start guide, scanner to car cable, USB cable, scanner and a storage bag. I’ve now got to make a Foxwell ID, register the scanner, download the software and then probably update it, but as it’s Friday night and therefore beer and pizza time it will need to wait.
  14. 535i Andrew

    Real men

    Real engine, well that would need to be a petrol V8 obviously.
  15. 535i Andrew

    Aux battery charging with smart alternators

    That not strictly true as the caravan battery is charged from pin 9 which is the permanent live feed and is the one that supplies the 12V charge to the caravan battery and is always 'on' and supplying voltage to the caravan regardless of what the alternator is doing. Its the supply to pin 10 which according to the article is affected by smart charging systems. If there is an issue supplying pin 10 then the habitation relay will not allow the caravan to connect to the supply to pin 9. Pin 10 is the supply for the fridge which allows you to cool beers while towing, that's the important bit But a caravan battery will not charge when being towed with only pin 9 live (the permanent live*) as the habitation relay in a caravan will only charge the battery from the pin 9 supply when it also receives a supply from pin 10 which is only live when the engine is running but pin 10 is not used as such to supply the caravan battery with 12V. That way the caravan knows its hooked up to a car and the engine is running so the pin 9 supply to charge the caravan battery can be guaranteed and the caravan won't drain the car battery via pin 9. *Pin 9 is only live (on the 3AC towbar) for 10-15mins or so after wakening up the car and will shut down again if the car goes to sleep and there is no pin 10 supply nor its corresponding earth via pin 11, so you can't charge the caravan battery anyway when towing.