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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

    N47 oil leak.

    If its anything like the N62, it could be the timing chain cover. rocker cover gasket. Or its the head gasket.
  2. 535i Andrew

    Fast opening bootlid on saloon

    The right hand spring contains the damper which is what slows the opening of the boot, part #7 I've not had the LH trim off in my boot to double check but looking at Realoem the implication is that there is a spring (and damper) to control the opening and one to control the closing of the boot lid. So you should only need one replacing to slow the boot closing.
  3. 535i Andrew

    Another newbie

    Pics or you are telling fibs! Welcome along it sounds a lovely car. We like pics of nice cars on here. I did the water pump, stat and stat housing on my E39. Get a water pump holding tool so you can undo the LH thread on the viscous fan.
  4. 535i Andrew

    E39 Touring V reg Glasgow

    Hopefully spending their money! Although if it's the right car people will travel to buy it. My 2nd E60 had a Yorkshire registration, bought from Derby and spent 8 years of its life around Glasgow.
  5. 535i Andrew

    Part Query 71606875018

    Didn't want to pull my dads apart either, TIS implies it's in the offside inner rear wing, just forward of the towbar button. My experience is that TIS isn't hugely accurate in module location but near enough.... Trim off and follow the wiring. It's a massive size of loom going to the towbar, you won't be able to miss it.
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    Part Query 71606875018

    If there is a pin output on the module you should be able to trawl Realoem to find a compatible pin/socket to retro fit into the connector. Tis should give you the pinout info of the connector. Pin 1 on the module (A36) is the one you identified as being 12V to pin 10, which is connected via connector A255*1B Details of connector A255*1B but you will need to guess which one of these connectors fits! There is this peculiar reference to an alternator cable referencing Pin 10 but we know there is no cable going to pin 10! Nothing in Realoem that matches this in the vicinity of the towbar. I can't see anything obvious that looks like a power feed going to the trailer socket. Needs careful study, I sat and worked out/cross referenced it all on my F10 trailer module. The G01 appears to only have one single box of wizardry to control the operation of the swivel towbar and the trailer lights. My F10 has two boxes, one to control the towbar and another to control the trailer lights.
  7. 535i Andrew

    Torque wrenches, what are we all using?

    I don't know that make I'll need to investigate. Thanks. My dad has saved the day as he found a torque wrench that he bought a from Halfords nearly 20 years ago, never used it and it goes 60-330Nm and is about 600mm long so should do the trick. He however can't find the 36" long 1/2" drive breaker bar I gave him for Christmas that I want to use to undo the lower bolt!
  8. 535i Andrew

    Insurance Bull****

    Lol yeah so you were just exploring the limits of grip too then? Traction and stability can all be switched off, for sideways fun. I think I need to ditch the Admiral multi car policy we have as I suspect it's not value for money anymore.
  9. 535i Andrew

    What year did the 535d begin with DAB?

    At a guess when the LCi model was launched, sometime in 2013.
  10. 535i Andrew

    Insurance Bull****

    I had a car stolen and renewed with the same company without issue. Will your original company not give you a competitive quote on the 1 Series? They will see it as it's far easier to stuff a rear wheel drive car thru a hedge backwards than front wheel drive car. Yes they are bast.....s. When I hit 25 my insurance dropped but I was already driving a rear wheel drive car by that age.
  11. 535i Andrew

    Part Query 71606875018

    @dandle, checked my dad's 2018 G01. Permanent live to pin 9 all o.k. Switched the engine on and checked for pin 10 voltage. Nothing doing. That ties in with the G01 having the same socket with the same part number as my car and the title of this thread. This contradicts the info from the circuit diagrams in TIS. There is no ignition switched live as I suspected in these newer cars. Therefore the cardinal sin of having warm beer still exists! My quest for cold beer, continues.
  12. 535i Andrew

    Engine camshaft sensor

    @andycstokes, in this video you can here the chain slapping against the guides due to the slack. It then shows you what it should sound like. Whilst this video is of an N57 engine, it explains some of the reasons as to why they fail and what causes it. Lack of regular oil changes and failed DPF regens when the oil is diluted with Diesel, which doesn't have the same lubrication properties as LL04. It's really rare for N57 engines to suffer form it, in comparison to the N47s.
  13. 535i Andrew

    Rear F11 suspension lower that expected.

    Must be a tiny leak somewhere in the air spring or the air lines. Its not right, it shouldn't do that. Wheel/body colour combo does look good though.
  14. 535i Andrew

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

    Is there a car in that picture?
  15. 535i Andrew

    F07 thermostat change

    Great write up. Sharing the knowledge, that's what these forums are all about. Its very satisfying doing the work yourself and got yourself out a spot, great engineering skills, and having the tools to fix it too. How did you get on refilling the coolant, just poured in via expansion tank? TIS implies that you need to put it in by using a vacuum and all sorts of complicated gear. I don't like working on bolts that are threaded into aluminium always makes me nervous when its a captive bolt threaded into aluminium. Some bolts are aluminum too, which means storing them in your magnetic tray, pointless!
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