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535i Andrew last won the day on February 25

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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?

    Thanks. A Colleague swears by Ryobi, but their impact wrench (for working on the car and the main driver for going over to cordless from air) is a bit limp wristed compared to others and I'm using that as the marker for which manufacturer to go on rightly or wrongly.
  2. 535i Andrew

    System voltage readings.

    Should be o.k. It's a 5 Series, there will be something else along soon for you to worry about.
  3. 535i Andrew

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

    Tell me, corded or cordless? I'm wrestling with man maths at the moment about going over to cordless tools. One battery, one charger and many many bare tools. But which brand......it's enough to drive you to drink. Oh wait.... Was that a Dewalt drill I spied in one of your wheel pics?
  4. 535i Andrew

    System voltage readings.

    A healthy AGM should put out more than 12V, something like 12.6V after a full charge. This will drop as it sits not being used to around 12.4V/12.5V. There will be another slight voltage drop with the ignition on as it's being used powering up modules etc. If the stop start kicks in, that's one sign that the battery is still perfectly healthy and no need to worry. I charge my battery with a Ctek charger every couple of months just to help keep it healthy/don't want to pay £250+ for a new one when the last BMW battery I bought was only £55!
  5. 535i Andrew

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

    lol I just used my sanding block as it is stiff and flat with 120, 240, and a polish with 600 grit.
  6. 535i Andrew

    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    I was slightly off on my figures, coolant temperature on mine is as follows all deg C. 108 Ecoslow mode 104 Comfort 95 Sport 90 Sport + ECU alters the map for when the main thermostat (coolant not oil) opens presumably as simply when you change the driving mode switch. From the technical manual I have on the N55, the water temps quoted elsewhere are roughly 30 deg C lower than the oil temps. Diesels will be similar in the change due to the driving modes, the engine will take longer heating up when running in Eco mode as it isn't worked as hard.
  7. 535i Andrew

    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    Um good question will need to check, engines that run cooler can make more power, hence the temp reduction for the more performance orientated driving mode. Off to check my technical book on N55s.
  8. 535i Andrew

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

    I was impressed by your careful masking up of the hub mating face @nick_mcuk. This needs to be spotlessly clean as in free from corrosion, paint or powder coating. It's just a pity that some wheel refurbish experts don't know this......
  9. 535i Andrew

    Bmw e28 progress pics

    Your wish is my command. In projects now with a link back to where you had posted it so others can still find it. Good work by the way.
  10. 535i Andrew

    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    Ha ha. OR the accountant had fooked off to another company for a massive hike in wages after the initial cost savings, impressing his new employer with how much cash he had saved before the calamity was realised. Meanwhile the Engineer being a cautious fellow who was thinking that this company pension is really quite good and isn't worth risking a move for, is left to literally pick up the pieces and there is no accountant to blame as they have moved on and the Engineer gets the blame. Yes sports auto gives you the paddles. When it's next cold, try it in a different mode, like Ecoslow mode. This changes the engine map and also alters the temp the engine runs at. Eco runs at 104 deg C on mine while Sports mode runs at 98 deg C. I'm not 100% convinced you have a gearbox issue though esp with that possibly dodgy 02 sensor you have.
  11. 535i Andrew

    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    Any fault codes Mike? Gear changes will will always be slightly harsher when cold as the engine changes up higher up the rev range to help get the engine temperature up quicker. I can't think if mine is any different when cold, certainly up shifts higher up the rev range for the 1-2 shift and 2-3 shift after that I haven't noticed a change. But I've got the sports auto which will have a different map though.
  12. 535i Andrew

    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    Accountants! As an Engineer you design in for such things, so things can be fixed easily and safely. Along comes an accountant to the design review meetings and has a flaky that an Engineer wants to do things properly and decides that they need to save 10p per car so tells the Engineer to move the timing chains to the rear of the engine between the block and the flywheel and while you are at it Mr Engineer make the guides out of cheaper plastic to save another 3p per car and remove a machining process from the camshaft drive gear to save another 5p per car, the accountant goes away happy from another successful Engineer bashing session happy that he can tell his boss that he's saved some money to justify his salary. The result as we know was not a good one.
  13. 535i Andrew

    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    We are BMW, we know best! Our cars will not break down, there is no need to easily shift into neutral. Double check on yours would be my advice as it's so close to the cut off point. You never know.....
  14. 535i Andrew

    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    Jury is still out on that one......
  15. 535i Andrew

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

    +1 on that! A "man in a van" does tart ups on alloys for the main dealers. My local dealer advised their man in a van doesn't even take the tyre off the rim, just breaks the front bead if damaged on the edge. In other words gives a quick blast with the lacquer gun, trapping in the dirt and leaving clean finger prints. As per the dealer that sold me mine. My automotive OCD did not like that.