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  1. 535i Andrew

    Which gearbox will I have in my 525d 2011

    Away, its relevant info and helpful in a broader sense to the gearboxes. I found it useful. As I'm sure others will. Thank you.
  2. 535i Andrew

    Which gearbox will I have in my 525d 2011

    Lol, but we are talking about the ruthlessly efficient Germans, they won't over egg anything. The response to that would be..... Nein, Der N55 leistet 306 PS, das sind nicht 310 PS In my best skool boy German
  3. 535i Andrew

    Which gearbox will I have in my 525d 2011

    Adequate in other words. Thanks, don't know why I can never remember......
  4. 535i Andrew

    Which gearbox will I have in my 525d 2011

    Hmmmm Its just over 300 horses, I can never remember if its 302 or 306 bhp. One might be the bhp and one might be the PS figure. Its 10% down on both power and torque from the E60 it replaced but that hasn't blunted the 0-60 time of 5.8s, ironically its probably due to the 8 speeds that help it beat the E60 sprint time. Engine can remain on the sweet spot better for any given road speed. In other words its still plenty quick enough for me and can see off the hot hatches or make them sweat when they try it on.
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    Which gearbox will I have in my 525d 2011

    Mine is a bit limp wristed in the twist dept with only 400Nm, You get that from a 520d. Before you do any form of re-maps, satisfy yourself that the car runs perfectly before hand as there have been a few issues on here recently with owners of 'mapped' cars complaining of rough running/vibrations following a remap and it went on removing the remap.
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    Which gearbox will I have in my 525d 2011

    Realoem will tell you Mark. It says mine is the 45Hp. All that really means is the bigger the number the less likely it is to burn out (based on the flaky 6HP boxes inflicted on the E60s) as the bigger the number the greater the input torque.
  7. 535i Andrew

    Who's on Instagram

    ^My point is made.
  8. 535i Andrew

    Who's on Instagram

    Lol, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, messenger, the book of many faces, here. That's already 5 places where I get insults from on a daily basis, I don't need another.
  9. 535i Andrew

    Coronavirus/Covid19

    Keep up the good work tho @740mick, the country needs its food supplies. I appreciate everyone that is currently helping the sick and those involved in the food supply and associated logistics industry at the moment. Keeping the country safe and fed is top priority at the moment. I applaud you all. What I'm doing at work at the moment really isn't important, which doesn't sit well with me given what some folks are having to do but I'm lucky enough to be able to work at home.
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    F07 Tension Strut

    Places like Machine Mart and B&Q are open, although I've heard thru a colleague someone wasn't allowed to buy laminate flooring (to lay while self isolating) from B&Q as it was deemed a non essential product. Not sure if that applies to Birmingham screwdrivers tho. Its a pity though, a precision Engineered car like yours shouldn't need the requirement for a hammer in the tool box, weird size Allen keys yes, but a great big dirty hammer, no.
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    Is this a viable space saver?

    Yes it was a perfectly sensible question. Given you've obviously had it for a while and not needed the space, I'd be tempted to wait till we get back to normal and try and punt it on eBay. Folk are always looking for space savers, pity it's not the right size for your current car or an E60 as they need 17" too, well the bigger braked version need 17" to clear the calipers. My local tip won't accept wheels with tyres on it. Took a damaged E60 rim and tyre to a local garage who scrapped/disposed of it for me.
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    Sold my F11 (guess the new car competition)

    Typical Audi driver, parked over the lines and into the next bay.
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    Coronavirus/Covid19

    Yes, we are doing that going out for a walk with the littlun on her scooter. Folk are very good and stick to the edges of the paths when passing each other and almost to the point where little eye contact is made to avoid the need to stop and make conversation. Folk are clearly going out for fresh air and exercise which is allowed, but round our way atleast is been quite nice weather after so much rain in Feb and March.
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    Coronavirus/Covid19

    Folk are still buying and selling cars. Including some on here. A car that is full of someone else's bugs. That sounds a really clever thing to do. Besides what part of an essential journey is that, to go and collect a new car. Stay at home. Muppets. We had four cars parked up near us yesterday, non locals obviously, park up to walk their dogs by the river. Stay at home. Muppets. I think the tight Lycra must strangle the blood from getting to their brains.
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    Is this a viable space saver?

    For F10/11 it needs to be a 135/90 tyre on 17" with sufficient bolt holes for M14 bolts, older cars had only M12 bolts
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    Is this a viable space saver?

    At 16" it won't fit any F10/11.
  17. 535i Andrew

    New BMW logo

    Yes all good now thanks. It was proper grim for best part of two weeks.
  18. 535i Andrew

    Well the super charged-ness has gone and the....

    #where's the electricity coming from?
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    Trolley Jack

    What @Keliuss said esp re getting under the car unless on axle stands. I used to drive my E60 (lowered on sports settings suspension ) onto ramps to get enough height to get my older 2tonne trolley jack in to lift the front axle on its centre jack point. I now have a 1800 kg aluminium racing jack which has a much lower profile to get under the low F10. It's fine for lifting the heavier F10 as I'm only ever lift half of it anyway. Get yourself a machined down hockey puck to sit in the cill jacking point. I use a plain hockey puck on other cars and the centre jacking point. SGS Engineering do a fanatastic range of trolley jacks. https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/trolley-jacks#
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    E61 Wheel and tyre size problems

    @Glos Lar is correct. LCi E61 were only ever supplied with a square set up. 245 wide tyres on 8J rims. If it was specced with 19" spiders they were still 245 wide tyres but on an 8.5J rim all round. Assuming that the correct tyre width is fitted to the correct rim and not 275 wide tyres on a 8J rim. Quite common in subsequent ownerships to then fit staggered set up with 9J rims and 275 tyres at the rear but spacers will be required to stop the rubbing. Same on F11, supplied with square wheel set up (four "front" rims) on 18" and 19" rim size.
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    Government Extension to MOT Test/Renewal

    In a similar note, our boiler was due a service in March, part of the deal with the warranty on it is that it needs to be serviced to maintain the warranty. The guy who installed it also services it, he emailed to say he isn't going to service it (lockdown) and they have heard from the manufacturer that they will still honour the warranty despite it in theory missing a service when it's due. But I have something in writing to cover me. Garages are allowed to stay open, presumably to only do essentially repairs such as punctures and breakdowns for key workers. But They won't want to risk their staff getting into customers cars which could have anything all over the insides of them.
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    Coronavirus/Covid19

    Thoughts go out to all who have lost loved ones during this horrible time. Stay positive @Lennox and indoors.
  23. 535i Andrew

    Sold my F11 (guess the new car competition)

    It was a tongue in cheek comment. Good luck with the Audi.
  24. 535i Andrew

    Sold my F11 (guess the new car competition)

    Don't be daft he said I was going to say a G30 540iXDrive, but the above rules that out. You need to tell us Dave.
  25. 535i Andrew

    F07 Tension Strut

    Yes 9mm Allen key is very rare to get in any set. I had to order a Britool one and got a Draper set with one in it a set back up in case I snapped or twisted it. I snapped the Torx bit counter holding the ball joint shanks as the nut locked up on the thread, but by that point the tapers were already free and spinning just from undoing the nut. The newer balljoint nuts are now free from nylocs so less likely to sieze up on the rusted thread. Keep us posted on how you get on. Good luck.
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