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535i Andrew last won the day on September 17

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  • Birthday 07/28/1978

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    F10 535i MSport Auto

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  1. 535i Andrew

    Holding ball joints

    I've seen the Wera stuff. Pricey but obviously good quality. Re-reading your first post. These were not nyloc nuts then? Nylocs were fitted to the earlier E60's replacement nuts for mine were all metal nuts with three or four tangs at the top which do the same job as the nylon in a nyloc nut. I think the newer E60's had these all metal nuts from the off. What age was the car you were working on? I've snapped Halfords and Draper torx bits now. The Draper one gave out counter holding the roll bar link nut on my F10. Halfords one was a victim of a nyloc on the lower front arms on my E60. But yes the sense of relief when its sorted is great, well done.
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    How to turn off passenger airbag

    Only thing is that when your son isn't in the passenger seat and you have a full size person in the front you want it to work.
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    ZF 6hp26 oil change

    A Transmission Specialist told me that these autoboxes should not give any issues in cars that tow provided you tow within the cars limits and tow sensibly.
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    Newbie F11 528i M Sport Owner

    Lovely car Nick. I don't think I've seen a 528i in wagon form. Petrol F11's are proper rare beasties. Buy TPMS sensors and fit them to the 18" rims and when it comes to initialize the tyre pressures it should work o.k. Make sure the 19" wheels are away out of range.
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    ZF 6hp26 oil change

    @Keliuss I would be tempted to leave it at that mileage.
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    Tow bar problem

    Could be an error in the hall sensor inside the mechanism. If it doesn't think the towbar is all the way out it will retract it
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    Tow bar problem

    When you do this, does it feel solid when its fully out? Is your car under any form of warranty?
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    Tow bar problem

    E60 thread which has some tips etc and a chap who can supply replacement gears.
  9. 535i Andrew

    Tow bar problem

    It could be a worn/damaged gear in the mechanism or another mechanical fault in the mechanism. Try pressing and holding down the button and see what that does. That overrides the current limit to the mechanism to allow it to overcome any resistance. There red is a thread in the E60 section which offers advice. I’ll link it to here.
  10. 535i Andrew

    Brake prices - why so varied?

    No. Just no.
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    Potential F11 buyer- Winter tyres

    They are the same style 327 that I got with mine shod with the same Dunlops. 17" tyres, nice and forgiving on the potholes in winter. Not the best looking wheel IMO at 17" but I wasn't too fussy as they were essentially thrown in the deal for free. I've seen two other F10's since with them on so not very common compared to 351s!
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    Exhaust Note from 535i

    I can honestly say I don't notice its lack of grunt compared to the E60 it replaced. Its more nimble which I suppose must make up for it. You would want a newer B58 engine for more grunt. You wouldn't want the F10 550i. Too much of a liability.
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    BMW 535D F10 brake discs Warped

    No you could get your wheels painted or powder coated in any colour you like as long as the surface where it touched the hub is bare alloy and free from paint or powder coating.
  14. 535i Andrew

    BMW 535D F10 brake discs Warped

    Found this thread with a few linked in with similar symptoms to you.
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    BMW 535D F10 brake discs Warped

    The issue that @Cadwell Parker mentions is.... If wheels have been incorrectly powder coated or painted with coating on the rear of the alloy on the surface where it contacts the hub, this should be bare alloy to allow heat to dissipate from the discs in to the alloy wheel. Yes folk bang on that the discs are vented and there is air ducts channeling air to the discs to keep them cool when the car is moving. But what they fail to understand is that when you park up with hot discs, there is now no air flow. You still have hit discs which need to cool. The powder coating then partially insulates the hub from the alloy keeping the heat in the disc which then reacts with the friction material of the pads against it and slightly changes the surface of the disc which then gives the sensation of warped discs. BMW say this surface must be 100% clean.