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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

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

    Drove it 8 miles there and back to the local Tesco. It's weekly drive completed. Groundhog day.
  2. 535i Andrew

    Washer jet adjustment

    You can't adjust the nozel spray pattern, but you might be able to wiggle the whole unit from under the bonnet.
  3. 535i Andrew

    Whats The Best Nylon Impact Wheel Sockets

    Pull apart for the Halfords box, it looks like identical design to large drill bit boxes I've used. Top should slide over the bottom part, it's got little ridges to overcome.
  4. 535i Andrew

    E60 545I Red Gear Syncro warning ?!?!?

    It wants a proper diagnostic read. A decent machine will pull fault codes which can then be checked against transmission fault codes. 4F85 is the dreaded E clutch fault code. Cure as mentioned earlier is to refurbish the box which can vary from just under £2k to over £3k.
  5. 535i Andrew

    Westfalia towing electrics install on E60 LCI

    Hi going on the loom I fitted to an F10 which is the same kit to that you would fit to an E60.... From the Westfalia loom: The orange/green twisted pair are the canbus connection. From the Westfalia loom: The black/yellow wire is an additional safety connection to the rear centre brake light. It will work without this connection. In the event of a failure of the canbus, you can still show a trailer brake light even if all other lights have failed due to loss of the canbus connection. From the Westfalia loom: The orange wire on the F10 kit was used to take an 'ignition on' feed from a module in the drivers footwell, but we binned that idea and fitted a proper caravan/split charge relay in the boot instead from the battery.
  6. 535i Andrew

    F10 oil temp lead very slow

    Depending on which mode your driving in, ECOslow, Comfort, Sport etc will also have an effect on engine temp. On my N55 in ECOslow mode the engine runs at 108deg C but in Sport mode the mapping changes to allow it to run cooler at 90deg C to get more performance out of it.
  7. 535i Andrew

    545i Coilover help?!!!

    No UK version of the E60 with the N54 - 535i. Assuming you are in the UK. From my E60 days sourcing springs for mine I found the 545i suspension unique as its heavier than the 6 pot cars so gets slightly beefier springs and shocks than the 6 pot cars. 550i stuff will be o.k.
  8. 535i Andrew

    E60 545I Red Gear Syncro warning ?!?!?

    What was the problem with the box? Mine roasted its E-clutch.
  9. 535i Andrew

    F10 oil temp lead very slow

    Temp gauge should stay more or less in the same position once hot. I watched mine drop slightly when stuck in traffic and the stop start, stopped the engine. I knew my thermostat had failed in my E39 when the (water) temp gauge waved at me depending on how fast I went.
  10. 535i Andrew

    BMW 645i V8 Auto.

    The N62 valve stem oil seal issue shown on this Alpina B7.
  11. 535i Andrew

    Speeding :(

    Clearly not!
  12. 535i Andrew

    Speeding :(

    Ssshhhh you're not meant to let on, but my arse did nearly fall out my trousers as I'd thought for a moment my reg had been cloned!
  13. 535i Andrew

    Speeding :(

    So in other works you have received NIP's before then?
  14. 535i Andrew

    2015 - F10 530D

    The 530d has the 8HP70Z box which is rated at 700Nm input torque. No clutch and flywheel per say in an auto its a drive plate that the converter bolts too. I'd be more concerned about any vibrations to the engine that the remap may do. A few members on here had complained of rough running following remaps which disappeared when the remap was removed. Make sure you get an agreement with the supplier that if there is any resulting issues, they can reset it back to what it should be. Personally I would go out and buy a 535d instead.
  15. 535i Andrew

    BMW 645i V8 Auto.

    So that's got no better then? In 2006 I drove a late E39 530d with that option and it made the steering devoid of feel. All it did as far as I could tell was made the power steering too light. Climbed back into my E39 523i and I knew exactly where and what each front wheel was doing.
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