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  1. 535i Andrew

    Was this you?

    I can’t repeat what us Weegies call folk from Edinburgh on this forum.
  2. 535i Andrew

    New tyres advice please - front only.

    Staggered 18" setup on the F10 does indeed run 245/45 profiles on the front and 275/40 profile's on the rear. F10 with 19" staggered set up is 245/40 and 275/35. F11 from the factory on 18" rims are all square with 245/45 on all four. F11 from the factory on 19" rims are all square with 245/40 on all four. Messing with the rolling radii of tyres can result in issues with all systems that use the wheel sensors as inputs. Buy whatever tyres you want that are within your budget and meet your criteria for what's important to you in tyres. Like wet braking, noise, traction, price, rim protector, rft or non rft etc etc. You will get all that info from various tyre vendors websites.
  3. Well then, why are you looking at a BMW and not a Toyota? Oh wait, style, comfort, driving dynamics of a near 50-50 weight distribution chassis which can only be got from a rear wheel drive car. That's why we drive 5 Series.
  4. Have you got some fancy optional extras in your car that necessitates the bigger battery? Let us know how you get on.
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    Oil/burn smell after oil service

    Yes, don't let them fob you off. They had the car, you got it back, it wasn't right, they need to fix it.
  6. 535i Andrew

    318d to 535d wise move?

    Showing your age a bit with that statement.....
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    Or Trump, or what gear your auto F10/11 pulls away in, or fuel additives, or screenwash, or "performance" fuels. So much passion.....
  8. 535i Andrew

    High mileage 525d 3.0d advice

    Good, cos it's a known weak point with comfort access handles causing all sorts of electrical faults as they fail due to water ingress. We had similar issues on the wife's Kuga. Hey if I can manage it, anyone can.
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    Oil/burn smell after oil service

    I don't think petrol injectors have leak off return pipes. Well my N55 doesn't or not that I can see but as we all know, it's an N20 the OP has.
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    High mileage 525d 3.0d advice

    I'm not 100% sure as the wave the foot might be part of the comfort access package which I can't recall if that was on your options list. Wife's Kuga has comfort access (keyless entry) and a power tailgate. Kick your foot between the tail pipes and it powers open and will power shut too with a kick.
  11. And there won't be until you get the codes read. But be warned fault codes are not necessarily infallible as something like an air leak could give similar symptoms but not log a fault code directly. Which is why it needs taken or rather recovered (as you say it's dangerous to drive), to a trusted garage who can read fault codes and has a good understanding of how such engines work and why they don't and not somewhere who just relies on "what the laptop says".
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    High mileage 525d 3.0d advice

    Get your first F10 how to do post up? Yes it was in the list of options you posted. Not that common on the saloons I don't think.
  13. Paddle shifters is standard on the sports autobox. Great bit of kit, I use the paddles all the time. I would say over and above what you've already said make sure it has adaptive Xenon headlights, but I think LCi you get Xenons as standard and Pro nav to give the widescreen.
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    Oil/burn smell after oil service

    No he doesn't, I was talking complete bollox as he has an N20. I read it he had a 530i not a 520i. D'oh. My bad, sorry. Should have gone to spec savers. N20, has the oil filler cap at the front and side of the cylinder head so could be near part of the hot exhaust manifold. Certainly nearer than on an N53. You are dead right Mike, you don't want oil down in the spark plug tubes.
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    Oil/burn smell after oil service

    If it still smells after a day or too, go straight back, do not pass go and stamp your feet and make a fuss in the dealership. They shouldn't have been sloppy and spilt oil in the first place. On the N53 the filter and filler cap are right on top of the engine, the filter being next to the cold inlet manifold and the filler cap is in the centre of the head so far enough away from the hot exhaust manifold. Sounds like the must have really sloshed oil about to get it on the exhaust.
  16. That's a decent enough budget which will get you a tidy F11. Get the newest, lowest mileage biggest engined car you can find in your budget, that's my advice. F11 530d MSport is what you want. Reliable engine, provided it has been looked after as in atleast been serviced in accordance with BMW spec. Look after it by pouring in copious amounts of LL04 every year or 10k, clean out the scuttle drains and yellow grommet plenum and budget for replacing rear air springs and you'll be fine. If you can get a 535d Touring, obviously get that one.
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    High mileage 525d 3.0d advice

    Don't use that shower of sh...Use postimage.org instead. Its free and easy to use. With a warm engine.... https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/repair-manuals/51-body-equipment/51-11-front-bumper/B9Y2SeWk Pull up and out. Caveat, I've not done it myself.
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    High mileage 525d 3.0d advice

    C'mon then @marko530d, get some pics up of your new beastie. Pics or you're fibbing. Them's the rules on here.
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    No, unless its been watered down to "only" -15deg C and its in a slightly different container. It's approved by VW so can't be bad. Protection down to -15 deg C is all you'll ever really need in the UK. If the screen wash (whatever the brand) has decent detergents and chemicals in it, it will prevent the gunk from forming in the first place which is what clogs the filters as mould can grow. If mould cannot grow then the chances of blockages drop off.
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    Fuel filter intervals?

    Mahle, Mann, Hengst, 3M are all brands of air, pollen and oil filters I've pulled out of BMWs over the years which have been genuine BMW parts with the roundels and/or BMW printed on them. I haven't seen any Bosch ones yet, the only Bosch stuff I've seen on cars in electrical stuff, spark plugs and various other components starters, alternators modules/sensors etc and wiper blades. Its always been good quality. From what I've read in the motoring press, is to trust the brand. Bosch have a decent enough reputation.
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    318d to 535d wise move?

    The touring version of the 5 Series has always been a fine looking machine and in 535d guise, a real unicorn. As said above the air suspension can be fixed relatively cheaply infact "someone" on here did a very good DIY write up. Or if that's too much of a faff, buy a saloon and fit a towbar so you can haul a trailer full of stuff. But be prepared to fix the rear coil springs on a saloon too
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    318d to 535d wise move?

    It will if you buy a touring. It’s the rear air springs in all estate/touring/wagon versions of the 5 Series, the F11, that may/will fail at some point.
  23. 535i Andrew

    Too much oil

    Good luck with that!
  24. 535i Andrew

    530d air filter change

    I wasn't aware of that, so checked, under £130 its £8.45 p and p. Ask Cotswolds?