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  1. .....thus missing the point and removing the 1 Series USP. Why would you buy it other than for the badge? The only reason you bought a 1 Series was because it was rear wheel drive and the Golf isn't Although some 1 Series drivers think its front wheel drive already New FAAR platform can only support 4 pot engines so the M135i is now a blown 2.0 4 pot. At least it will be 4 wheel drive. https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/news/167825/all-new-bmw-1-series-will-go-on-sale-by-the-end-of-2019
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    New 2019 1 Series will be wrong wheel drive...

    Could you imagine 335bhp from your 140i going thru only the wrong wheels? Nope nor can I. That's why it's been watered down in attempt to gain the snowflake millennials market (that buy A3s) that have been put off buying BMWs because they have heard that they are rubbish in the snow. Ruined.
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    E28 in Mission Impossible - Fallout

    If only it didn't have Tom Cruise in it.
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    New brake disc centers - Paint, seal or leave

    Leave as realistically what can you put on them and what you do put on them must not go onto the friction surface nor the surface the alloy bolts too.
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    Quiet Tyres?

    All the tyre websites give a dB rating for tyres. The lower the figure the quieter the tyre. Sub 68dB is quiet for a tyre.
  6. There are two on the panel itself but you need to take one out of the trim against the transmission tunnel. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/repair-manuals/64-heating-air-conditioning/64-31-microfilter/2SkcazBa Above link is for a left hooker so ours are handed. I thought it was 4 screws but TIS only lists 3, but that's not to say TIS is correct as I've found a few anomalies on it.
  7. Welcome aboard @tals, no such thing as a dense question. Some answers given on here, well that's a different story. I would say your diagram and picture match in your post above so you can identify either fuse 31 or 54. If you take the side panel off (the one with the airbag switch which just pops off, don't disconnect the switch wiring though) and the panel on the underside (above a passengers toes basically) you should have easy access to all the fuses. As you have found F54 is tricky to access which is why F31 has been used. Front fuse box layout from TIS https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/1VnYbR4p3t Clickable wiring diagram from TIS showing all circuits from the fuse box. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/wiring-functional-info/functional-wiring-diagrams/09-vehicle-electrical-system/front-fuse-relay-module/1VnXAXsN4e Fuse 31 is controlled by the car access system so is live when the car is awake. Car goes to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity, but wll wake up when it detects the driver doing something like opening a door. Fuse 54 provides power to the front 12V socket and is only live when there is what BMW refer to as "driver present" I.e. car unlocked and awake. Either is fine to connect to.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Yes it does. Open your bonnet and look down the nearsde chassis rail, where the chassis rail meets the bulkhead you will see a cover heled on with four screws, remove this cover and you will see the yellow grommet. Read this thread from the start. I too was initially confused by where it was but on reading this thread and looking under my bonnet it's dead easy to see. Plenty of room on N55 engines cars to do this job. The N47 is tighter access going on the one I have looked at.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Definitely worth removing the wheel arch liners. I had a small reservoir in under the heater blower which was caused by the blocked drain. Still need to do the offside. Life has been getting in the way.
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    Knocking from front suspension or steering

    @BenSP, what car is yours?
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    520d will have smaller diameter and thinner discs than a 530d, so should be cheaper.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Lol, I would love to do that job on a ramp, it would be so much easier and quicker I reckon. You could swing a breaker bar or torque wrench so much more easily.
  13. In our part of the world, choices are limited. There used to be a nice old bloke out near Crosshouse that did autoboxes. He serviced my Senator, but he's long retired. Mackies are ZF agents and very good but they do appear to be pricey when compared to others the boys down south have used.
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    Castrol and LL04 approval ?

    The only dipstick in my car is between the seat and steering wheel.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Labour in a workshop on a ramp, allow an hour an axle. Depends on the Labour rate how much. £50 inc vat an hour for an Indy?
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    Help with fault codes - Auto box issue

    Similar to me then. Went into limp mode, then was o.k. for a few weeks, got the box serviced, then happened again. I got rid of it at less than half the mileage yours is at as the repair to refurb the box (cure for clutch failure) was the trade in value of the car.
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    E60 warning lights issue

    If you do charge the battery in the car, use the under bonnet connections so as to ensure the IBS is in the charging circuit. If you connect a charger directly to the battery posts the IBS is not in the charge circuit therefore cannot tell the car that it has a fully charged up battery, similar to if you don't register a new battery to the car.
  18. ^Interesting. It was Mackie's that told me that my sleeve needed doing. Like you I didn't know about the bridge seals at the time. But changing them on mine would have been shutting the stable door after the horse had bolted. Mackies will do your bridge seals if you ask them. It puts the price up to around £600! I know of one forum member who asked Mackies to do his.
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    Corrosion on F11 doors

    Absolutely, and you are right to explore. As dandle suggests its more to do with poor design and manufacturing than being washed on a weekend I think. I've taken off the coating on my BMW roundels on my E60 with overzealous pressure washing but there was damage to it first.
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    Removing handbrake "auto-release" feature

    Tried it going faster between 15-20 mph, pulled switch as I would normally, nothing happened except the red warning message and bong, tried again immediately, red warning message and bong, but for the duration of the red message it did brake the car quite firmly only on the rear wheels but I didn't come to a complete stop though and it released itself. As above extract says to hold switch is where I was going wrong, but as I tried it twice in quick succession perhaps it thought it was an emergency situation?
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    Bolt Size question

    No it was just a hill, same journey this morning. No braking from LIM.
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    Bolt Size question

    I always thought same, that LIM did not brake but just yesterday a large drop in speed using the LIM function did appear to slow the car more than I was expecting. Perhaps I was going up a grade. I'll need to check when I go that way next.
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    Bolt Size question

    @Boba is spot on, car squats on its backside when you drop down quickly on the cruise. Try it out, need an empty road so you can get the best feel for it without risk from the tailgater behind you. I can't think the last time I used cruise. I use LIM instead. Speed limits are just that, not a target!
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    Bolt Size question

    Not so sure Dave, rear F10 pads are known to wear out every 30k. The cruise control uses only the rear brakes to slow. LIM function may also use rear brakes if you use it to drop quite a speed. Not 100% sure though. My my rear discs are beginning to look thin at 50k. My rear pads were changed before I bought it at 34k and my dad had sub 30k when his 530d got them changed. We don't drive hard on them either.
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    Corrosion on F11 doors

    Yes, I use a power washer but I don't think that's the issue here.
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