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About 535i Andrew

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  • Birthday 28/07/1978

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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. 535i Andrew

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    ^Lol^ I'm now thinking I will not see these tyres as quite a few places are showing out of stock (inc Camskill) and once place now wants £500 for each tyre which is way more than what I paid for the two. I'll get my spring fixed first. Parts will be at my local dealer tomorrow morning. Dealer says towbar option does not change the spec of the spring, contrary to the onboard handbook.
  2. 535i Andrew

    Part Query 71606875018

    Thanks this post has been really useful Read this post, linked earlier I think. There is a Realoem link to part #6, 61131376204 which can be bought in various sizes depending on the cable size or with a flying lead already attached. I bought the bare pins and will solder them rather than crimp. Towbar wiring should be 2.5mm2 cable for pins 10 and 11. Ideally bigger if you have a decent sized fridge in your caravan. I also bought some earth connections in that link.
  3. 535i Andrew

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Lol yes perhaps poorer quality metal used in the spring in a penny pinching moment to cut costs or just plenty of potholes. I've hit a few recently. Or did the previous owner rag the rear suspension with him having ordered the towbar from new? Its meant to be upgraded as part of the 3AC option according to the onboard handbook but I've found no other reference to this.
  4. 535i Andrew

    Part Query 71606875018

    That's great thanks. I've got the right pins then. Hallelujah. Did you need a tool to get them out? I've seen on TIS BMW say to use a tool to press down the barbs and it comes out the rear, i.e. pull the wire. Sorry I possibly have misunderstood how you got the wires out. Did they come out the holder from the front, so you had to pull the wire thru the holder? As promised the list of socket part numbers from the notes I've made trawling the internet and looking at pictures of these things on ebay when they come up for sale at massive prices. 71606781860 Original part fitted to my car “VW pins” 71606875018 Currently fitted to my car and newer BMWs like your and my dads X3. All pins present but not wired up from rear. Socket splits in two with an internal pin and socket arrangement using 2.5mm dia pins. “BMW pins” 71600442362 Older part with no connectors (bare ends to wires from socket) to motor unit if bought as repair socket. Uses VW style pins 71606875018 Sold as “Repair kit for power socket” for my car and current models. Westfalia told me to buy this in an effort to obtain the necessary fully functioning socket but it isn't. 71602166456 Twin electrics for caravans BMW part that converts original socket to full 13 pin. I can't figure out what this kit contains in the way of pins and it is listed as being suitable for my car when new, when it was fitted with part 71606781860 with the VW style pins. So won't be any use for our cars.
  5. 535i Andrew

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    They will be getting a call if Amazon don't deliver. But I've got other things to worry about now. One of which is Oh bother. Went with an almighty bang this morning when just moving over the drop nose kerb of my driveway. Nearside rear coil spring. Offside broke at 38,000 miles after 3.75 years replaced under AUC warranty. Car now has 50,000 miles and is just over 6 years old.
  6. 535i Andrew

    Part Query 71606875018

    Yes dad's is fully populated and lists as same part number as mine. List is in a notebook at work, tomorrow.
  7. 535i Andrew

    Part Query 71606875018

    Meant to add, I've checked newtis for my dad's G01, it shows pin 10 being wired like your screen grab. I'll check it out too with a meter and advise. No pin 11 though.
  8. 535i Andrew

    Part Query 71606875018

    Gotcha. Thanks, that's similar to how the one I now have behaves, you can push the "wired end" into the main body without taking it apart. I have a list of all the different part numbers of these sockets that one is very different from the two I've seen. I wonder which one that is. It obviously wasn't fully wired up which is presumably why you got the Westfalia look fitted. Tell me, if you pull on one of the wires, will it come out with whatever it's crimped too? I don't think you will be able too as it has barb type one way clip. This should be to hold it in place so that when you push the assembly onto the pin part in the front face of the socket it doesn't fall out. I say this in hope as this is what I've just bought! In the middle of the pic below.
  9. 535i Andrew

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    From Michelin, via Amazon and at quite a price saving, as much as £50 each so I can cope with them being a bit late. Temperature here was only 2.5 deg C this morning so winter tyres are still very much staying on.
  10. 535i Andrew

    B47 f10 2014 fuel economy

    or as illustrated in two pics. And But you would be burst after a long motorway cruise in the 1 Series, if you fitted in it, no room for anyone with legs in the back seats, you want to put golf clubs or a pram in the boot but can't, you would have to wear a hoodie, but mostly because you aren't 22 and your daddy didn't buy it for you and so the 520d is purchased. Still the £100 price saving a month would go towards the inevitable higher fuel costs esp if used on a school run where the mid 20 mpg (realistic) would be offset, assuming you got your kids in it in the first place. Owners of the pocket rocket 1 Series report high 30s mpg average as there isn't the weight to lug about. Have to say The B47 in my dad's G01 is very quiet in the cabin, I'm impressed with it for noise levels in the cabin having driven both M47 and N47 E60s. Your signature is quite telling. Do you think it would have been sensible if yours worked properly?
  11. 535i Andrew

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Lol. Thats quite polite compared as to what I was calling them. Amazon quite apologetic about it all.
  12. 535i Andrew

    535D newbie

    Lol, I stuck the go faster stripes on mine just to poke fun at all the drivers of 316ds that you see them on. Every year or 10k miles, change the contents of the sump, and you'll be rightly. There are are plenty of threads about the thermostat set up on these beasts, have a read of these. This keeps the engine temp up so it can do a DPF regen properly avoiding those issues. Get reading on here, loads of helpful folk on here, far more knowledgeable than me on the diesels.
  13. 535i Andrew

    535D newbie

    That looks a tidy car. Lovin the go faster grill stripes. That adds more bhp you know. Make sure you change the oil regularly with LL04 oil to keep the turbo bearings sweet. Welcome aboard and enjoy the beast.
  14. 535i Andrew

    Code reader recommendations

    @Vee, have you decided what you are going to go for? Apologies for the highjack, but I found this thread quite useful in doing research into similar plus I contacted a few helpful people too. Thanks all. The C110 won't work for me on the newer F10 I don't believe, but I did come across the Foxwell NT520. Wondering if you or others have considered that one? Using an illegal version of software doesn't sit well with me nor do I have the time needed to get it to download or work properly so Carly or a dedicated scan tool is my preference. Thoughts guys?
  15. 535i Andrew

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Was meant to get two new tyres delivered today but let down by DPD.
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