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  1. 535i Andrew

    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    I hope you put the pollen filters in the right way round. Good to see you getting stuck in on this one. Keep us updated on this one, my money is on a dodgy 02 sensor.
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    Drive train vibration cont.. FINALLY FIXED

    I’ve read that failing torque converter can give an impression of running over a cattle grid which doesn’t sound dissimilar to your description.
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    Washer jets gone weedy

    I wanted to check my filters. I got as far as removing the indicator, the bottle bolts and the feed pipe but I couldn’t get the bottle out. It was free from all its fixings but I hadn’t removed any hoses from the pumps as I couldn’t get easy access to it and I didn’t want to break anything. The mantra from working on Vauxhall’s then kicked in, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. So I gave up. To those who have removed the washer bottle, any tips?
  4. Whilst I was in there I should have thought to peel up the carpet to look at the rear of the yellow grommet which is on my “to do list”. The lower dash panel needs to come out to get to the carpet I think. Along with some door cill trim perhaps. Oh well it’s another excuse to break open the tool box.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    No nothing like that. Only thing I can think of is that when unplugging whatever was last plugged in, it perhaps caused a short. I’m sure I’ve had that before on another car. Stumped really as to why it blew.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    How did you take the prop in and out? Any pics?
  7. It was the Master Tech at my local dealer who fitted them. He was the one tasked with sorting out my towbar issues and seeing as how it needed an oil and pollen filter service, he did that too in-between towbar fettling.
  8. Lol, I'm lazy, why read when you can look at a picture.
  9. Picture from TIS (below) is quite clear IMO that the arrow points to the rear of the car. Remember, TIS shows a left hooker, but the filter housing is handed so the air flow is still the same direction. TIS is also translated from German so it can be a bit clunky when translated for us Brits. I went on the picture rather than the words in TIS so I can see why you would think the arrow points in the direction of car travel. Picture says a thousand words and all that....... Picture above, the left hand side is the rear of the car (where the net is on the transmission tunnel) and the right hand side of the picture shows the bulkhead with the carpet following the bulkhead upwards.
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    Oil/burn smell after oil service

    Now you have spotted it, clean it up best you can then drive it again and see if more oil appears.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Replaced fuse F54 for the front cigarette lighter/12V sockets. No way was that going to happen thru the hole in the glove box, couldn't even see the piggin' fuse from that angle. I therefore took the dash panel off from underneath. So while with my arse sat on the ground outside the car, I lay backwards with my back on the door cill to get my head in the footwell to see what I was doing I could get to the 2nd from top 20 amp blade fuse. I used the red fuse tool from the rear fuse box to remove it and re-install the new one. Replacement fuse went in with the 20 the right way up. No idea why it blew, I don't use the sockets. And while I was in there I had a poke about the micro filters as I've never changed them myself on the F10. More body contortions to get the four screws out. Filter arrows point to the rear of the car.
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    BANG! Front suspension may have let go?!?!?

    I've had a spring break on my Senator, E39, 2nd E60 and the F10. I only had my 1st E60 for 5 months so it wasn't long enough for a spring to break! I heard it break on the Senator and the F10. Senator was like a gun going off while sat in Stirling Services.
  13. Yeah it will be air flow not car flow
  14. Well I’m sitting outside having fixed Fuse F54 (who the fork at BMW designed that fuse box, a gynaecologist?) so I thought I would pull apart the pollen filter housing. On turning the filter around to see any other markings, and the arrows point rearwards into the car. These were fitted by BMW. Which match the picture in my TIS link.
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    535d vs M5

    unlikely the sprag wheel for the parking lock will have taken the brunt but it had a spring in it so it in theory can operate a bit like a ratchet. Similar if you were to try and engage P when driving. It’s had a load transferred thru it’s chassis and then suspension arms to wheels that have a high resistance to rotation as they are ‘locked’ to some extent. Oooooohhhhh that’s ok...... it’s different but importantly rear wheel drive. Awwww
  16. My TIS link above ^^^ shows you.
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    Oil/burn smell after oil service

    I would say that's the colour of new oil, they've spilt oil as they have filled it up. That might be your turbo heat shield too Although not having a dipstick to check myself but I would assume oil that had come out the engine via a leak would be darker even though it was relatively new. Could be wrong on how soon petrols discolour oil. Diesels, its within a few miles. Have you checked the oil level?
  18. Assuming they were put in the correct orientation previously!
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    Budget dual action polisher

    Looks o.k. does that. I think a dedicated DA machine would be better though. I've barely used mine since I became a dad, long gone are the days when you can spend 12+ hours detailing a car.......
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    BANG! Front suspension may have let go?!?!?

    SGS stuff is good. No worries there. 4 tonnes will piss an E60. My only experience in springs resulted in me going to BMW for genuine as the E60 was fairly unique with its engine size and SE sports settings suspension combinations and similar with my F10 as I have 'uprated rear suspension' with the factory fit towbar. They are all reputable makes you've listed so it will come down to what brand you trust the most etc.
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    535d vs M5

    Insurance companies usually go on the 2/3rds rule. If cost of repairs < 2/3rds current value of car = repair. From what I can see it needs a new tailgate, bumper (and what ever underneath) exhaust, rear wing (possibly), rear wing light cluster, tailgate light cluster, paint and a good check of the underside as its been shunted forward with the rear wheels locked. Its really sh!t as the 535d is the innocent party in all of this. We need to wait and see. Saving grace is though they are tough old barges.
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    BANG! Front suspension may have let go?!?!?

    That's a fresh break as there is no rust on it. Yes easy DIY if you know what you are doing and own the right spanners and have a set of spring compressors. If you remove the caliper , the drop link and the track rod end from the hub it might be possible to swing the strut from out of the car and access the top mount without touching the lower arms at the subframe. My guide was for doing the arms rather than the spring as such so there might be an easier way of doing the spring. What mileage is on the car as it might be worth while considering new shocks and top mounts etc. Yes it adds up but saves taking the whole lot apart again. I needed a new jack to get under my E60 SE with sports settings suspension . I think I drove it on to a plank to get a bit more height to change the spring as she was sitting a few mm lower. As long as the car is secure and preferably level, working under axle stands assuming you know their history. i.e. you bought them from reputable supplier and not a used pair from a flea market is o.k. Owning a pair of axle stands is essential with E60 ownership!
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I first encountered it when I was manoeuvring my dads fairly new (at the time) F10, near to where I had left the wheelie bin so I thought I would be extra careful reversing his pride and joy by leaning out of the opened drivers door when I was reversing so as to avoid said bin. Car was having none of it, but I thought I had hit the bin as it stopped so suddenly. I got busted when he then took it for a service and the key print out data was full of the warnings!
  24. I've not done it myself on the F10 but I don't see a reason as to why you need to disconnect the battery. Perhaps its to prevent accidental activation of the A/C which TIS says to prevent from being switched on with the filters removed. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/repair-manuals/64-heating-air-conditioning/64-31-microfilter/1LfjIG2k
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Its quite unnerving when it does that as it can make a strange noise too.