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    G30 petrol or diesel

    Sadly as a weirdo who needs their car to tow, that rules out a 530e. BMW (a live chat genius) advised that it is not possible to fit a towbar due to the position of the battery. Having fitted a few towbars on BMWs as they fit externally under the bumper on existing bumper fittings I don't see why thats the reason. The Lexus 300h I had as a loner last summer couldn't tow either. Pity.
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    Dodgy Ebay advert?

    If you smell a rat walk away. As others have said you've not lost anything. I can see the attraction, Petrol, sports auto (a rare combo!) and has spiders.
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    Scratches on Interior plastics...

    I've found that some of the trim scratches really easily. My handbrake lever/switch was badly scratched to the point that the black paint was removed and the boot release switch was scratched. I've bought replacements from eBay and fitted them. It's worth looking on eBay for replacements or remove them and get them wrapped? I've not had any experience polishing out scratched plastics other than headlight restoration. Use the scratches as a negotiation tactic to drop the price, assuming you could live with the scratch if the price was right perhaps? Long nails and jewellery are to blame I suspect with poorer quality trim.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    good info. @BFleming, thanks. My fan is the 600 W standard one. The 850 W is on the 535ds, but not the tourings. Its bizarre that the heavier load lugging estates have the smaller fan. There is a thread on fan size from a few years ago. General consensus is as long as it's 600 W you are good for towing. The Westfalia towbar fitting instructions state 600W fan minimum. 530d are both 600 W from the off. The 520d is a 400W fan. Specifying sports auto may increase the fan size on the N47, I can't recall now. It's the quirks on the option sheet that can alter these sorts of things which may bring added benefits. I went to the dealer for the spring as I wanted to be sure it was right for the towbar but they don't differentiate. A rear spring was painful to source for my E60 as it was sports settings suspension, not SE and not Msports......but local dealer gave me a nice discount. Anyhoo by the time I got home these were waiting Delivered by Parcel Force. Amazon haven't a clue what's going on as my order page still says they are "Sorry" and are working with the courier (DPD) and are awaiting tracking information from the courier, DPD. No explanation but I don't care. Bizarre, no idea what happened, why the courier appears to have changed, but I have my tyres. Just need to get my spring fixed.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    ^Lol^ I'm now thinking I will not see these tyres as quite a few places are showing out of stock (inc Camskill) and once place now wants £500 for each tyre which is way more than what I paid for the two. I'll get my spring fixed first. Parts will be at my local dealer tomorrow morning. Dealer says towbar option does not change the spec of the spring, contrary to the onboard handbook.
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    Fuel Filler cap

    Hi Looking for part #17 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FR72-EUR-01-2013-F10-BMW-535i&diagId=16_0773 The fuel Filler cap for chassis DZ32829 posted to a PA6 postcode please. Thanks
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    Part Query 71606875018

    Thanks this post has been really useful Read this post, linked earlier I think. There is a Realoem link to part #6, 61131376204 which can be bought in various sizes depending on the cable size or with a flying lead already attached. I bought the bare pins and will solder them rather than crimp. Towbar wiring should be 2.5mm2 cable for pins 10 and 11. Ideally bigger if you have a decent sized fridge in your caravan. I also bought some earth connections in that link.
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    Part Query 71606875018

    Hi, I have towbar 3AC on my F10. Not all the pins in the socket are present thus I do not have an ignition switched supply into the socket to allow me to charge a caravan battery when towing. I have been advised by Westfalia that the replacement socket 71 60 6 875 018 will have all the pins wired. Can you confirm if this is the case? Can you confirm what is included with part 71 60 6 875 018? If you have one in stock can you photograph the contents please? Can you advise cost of part 71 60 6 875 018 please? Thanks Andrew
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Lol yes perhaps poorer quality metal used in the spring in a penny pinching moment to cut costs or just plenty of potholes. I've hit a few recently. Or did the previous owner rag the rear suspension with him having ordered the towbar from new? Its meant to be upgraded as part of the 3AC option according to the onboard handbook but I've found no other reference to this.
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    Part Query 71606875018

    That's great thanks. I've got the right pins then. Hallelujah. Did you need a tool to get them out? I've seen on TIS BMW say to use a tool to press down the barbs and it comes out the rear, i.e. pull the wire. Sorry I possibly have misunderstood how you got the wires out. Did they come out the holder from the front, so you had to pull the wire thru the holder? As promised the list of socket part numbers from the notes I've made trawling the internet and looking at pictures of these things on ebay when they come up for sale at massive prices. 71606781860 Original part fitted to my car “VW pins” 71606875018 Currently fitted to my car and newer BMWs like your and my dads X3. All pins present but not wired up from rear. Socket splits in two with an internal pin and socket arrangement using 2.5mm dia pins. “BMW pins” 71600442362 Older part with no connectors (bare ends to wires from socket) to motor unit if bought as repair socket. Uses VW style pins 71606875018 Sold as “Repair kit for power socket” for my car and current models. Westfalia told me to buy this in an effort to obtain the necessary fully functioning socket but it isn't. 71602166456 Twin electrics for caravans BMW part that converts original socket to full 13 pin. I can't figure out what this kit contains in the way of pins and it is listed as being suitable for my car when new, when it was fitted with part 71606781860 with the VW style pins. So won't be any use for our cars.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    They will be getting a call if Amazon don't deliver. But I've got other things to worry about now. One of which is Oh bother. Went with an almighty bang this morning when just moving over the drop nose kerb of my driveway. Nearside rear coil spring. Offside broke at 38,000 miles after 3.75 years replaced under AUC warranty. Car now has 50,000 miles and is just over 6 years old.
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    Part Query 71606875018

    Yes dad's is fully populated and lists as same part number as mine. List is in a notebook at work, tomorrow.
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    Part Query 71606875018

    Meant to add, I've checked newtis for my dad's G01, it shows pin 10 being wired like your screen grab. I'll check it out too with a meter and advise. No pin 11 though.
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    Part Query 71606875018

    Gotcha. Thanks, that's similar to how the one I now have behaves, you can push the "wired end" into the main body without taking it apart. I have a list of all the different part numbers of these sockets that one is very different from the two I've seen. I wonder which one that is. It obviously wasn't fully wired up which is presumably why you got the Westfalia look fitted. Tell me, if you pull on one of the wires, will it come out with whatever it's crimped too? I don't think you will be able too as it has barb type one way clip. This should be to hold it in place so that when you push the assembly onto the pin part in the front face of the socket it doesn't fall out. I say this in hope as this is what I've just bought! In the middle of the pic below.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    From Michelin, via Amazon and at quite a price saving, as much as £50 each so I can cope with them being a bit late. Temperature here was only 2.5 deg C this morning so winter tyres are still very much staying on.
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    B47 f10 2014 fuel economy

    or as illustrated in two pics. And But you would be burst after a long motorway cruise in the 1 Series, if you fitted in it, no room for anyone with legs in the back seats, you want to put golf clubs or a pram in the boot but can't, you would have to wear a hoodie, but mostly because you aren't 22 and your daddy didn't buy it for you and so the 520d is purchased. Still the £100 price saving a month would go towards the inevitable higher fuel costs esp if used on a school run where the mid 20 mpg (realistic) would be offset, assuming you got your kids in it in the first place. Owners of the pocket rocket 1 Series report high 30s mpg average as there isn't the weight to lug about. Have to say The B47 in my dad's G01 is very quiet in the cabin, I'm impressed with it for noise levels in the cabin having driven both M47 and N47 E60s. Your signature is quite telling. Do you think it would have been sensible if yours worked properly?
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Lol. Thats quite polite compared as to what I was calling them. Amazon quite apologetic about it all.
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    535D newbie

    Lol, I stuck the go faster stripes on mine just to poke fun at all the drivers of 316ds that you see them on. Every year or 10k miles, change the contents of the sump, and you'll be rightly. There are are plenty of threads about the thermostat set up on these beasts, have a read of these. This keeps the engine temp up so it can do a DPF regen properly avoiding those issues. Get reading on here, loads of helpful folk on here, far more knowledgeable than me on the diesels.
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    535D newbie

    That looks a tidy car. Lovin the go faster grill stripes. That adds more bhp you know. Make sure you change the oil regularly with LL04 oil to keep the turbo bearings sweet. Welcome aboard and enjoy the beast.
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    Code reader recommendations

    @Vee, have you decided what you are going to go for? Apologies for the highjack, but I found this thread quite useful in doing research into similar plus I contacted a few helpful people too. Thanks all. The C110 won't work for me on the newer F10 I don't believe, but I did come across the Foxwell NT520. Wondering if you or others have considered that one? Using an illegal version of software doesn't sit well with me nor do I have the time needed to get it to download or work properly so Carly or a dedicated scan tool is my preference. Thoughts guys?
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Was meant to get two new tyres delivered today but let down by DPD.
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    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Lol all more than adequate for most needs.
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    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Its easy. Fill up, reset your trip and join motorway within 400m and stick to the speed limit for the next 43 miles with no traffic. It's a test VW would be proud of.
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    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Corrected your post for you Matthew. I challenge you to beat this! You have a more modern engine with fewer miles under its belt, a higher boost turbo.
  25. I would double check that a car serviced late is still covered by the service pack. There may may be a wriggle get out clause if it's not been serviced when it should (first oil change due at 10,000 miles before it was changed). The newer cars have less than 5 years/50000 miles as their service pack so check that too. I would be surprised if a 15 plate stil had that level of cover and it hadn't been reduced to four years. There are a huge number of BMWs out there waiting on the EGR recall. The service packs are worth their weight in gold as a second hand purchase. I got £500+ worth of servicing done on mine courtesy of the first owners service pack.
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