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    535i Andrew got a reaction from Caesar in Noise from back of engine   
    Most garages take engine out as its deemed easier. Customer than pays more but only a mechanic is needed and not a gynaecologist.
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from bmwmike in Looking to buy F10 Petrol   
    this! Because hybrids are just wrong, nowt to do with boot space.  Although the BMW ones have a proper gearbox in them unlike the rest of the ghastly lot.
     
    And you can’t tow with them either.  
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    535i Andrew reacted to bmwmike in Looking to buy F10 Petrol   
    I wouldnt touch the hybrids with a bargepole personally, and the boot space is smaller. They probably made sense as company cars but less so as a second hand purchase imo.
     
     
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from Caesar in Looking to buy F10 Petrol   
    The 6 pot petrol engines are reliable enough in the F10 range. V8 is to be avoided, issues with timing chains etc. They are easy to maintain, just keep changing the oil every year or 10k miles. I change my oil and air filters once a year.
     
    The (minor) pitfalls are with the rest of the car, (air con condenser, door corrosion, springs breaking, yellow grommet leaks) assuming you can find a petrol F10. That’s the hard bit.
     
    After a recent service mine is super smooth and quiet. The noisiest part on mine is the rumble from the rft winter tyres. 
     
    Mine doesn’t have pro nav but has split rear seats, adaptive Xenons and a towbar which I use plenty, options/specifications  is very subjective so do your own homework on what’s important to you.
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What are the best tires in terms of life?   
    You might be better to buy tyres on wet braking characteristics than wear rate. It’s a little bit more important IMO. 
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    535i Andrew reacted to nick_mcuk in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    Its for race or rally cars so the driver knows when the wheels are straight....cant see why you would need that on an F10/11 though  
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What are the best tires in terms of life?   
    You might be better to buy tyres on wet braking characteristics than wear rate. It’s a little bit more important IMO. 
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What are the best tires in terms of life?   
    You might be better to buy tyres on wet braking characteristics than wear rate. It’s a little bit more important IMO. 
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What are the best tires in terms of life?   
    You might be better to buy tyres on wet braking characteristics than wear rate. It’s a little bit more important IMO. 
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from Vlady in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    You know I can ban you for using language like that 
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from BFleming in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    Most stressful day for me is MOT day.
     
    I’ve dropped car off for it’s ticket walked 10 mins to the train and then once on the train to work I’ve sat and hit refresh on the MOT.gov site till I get the page where the expiry date has moved on a year. 
     
    January for me for the F10. Be lucky if it’s done 2,000 miles between tickets I would think. 
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from Vlady in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    Fitted my winter wheels this morning. The summers have only done 584 miles this “summer”. 

    Drove it round to my friend who wanted me to free up a grease nipple on his 1971 Scimitar GTE SE5a 3.0. 
     

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    535i Andrew got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in What are the best tires in terms of life?   
    You might be better to buy tyres on wet braking characteristics than wear rate. It’s a little bit more important IMO. 
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from Vlady in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    You know I can ban you for using language like that 
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    535i Andrew reacted to Vlady in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    I remember I used to be like that! lol!
    I had an MOT last week, not a single nerve! The car 8 years old and 51k miles.
    Gents, get yourself a Lexus!
     
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    535i Andrew reacted to sjj84 in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    I'm glad I'm not the only one that does that!
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from Vlady in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    Fitted my winter wheels this morning. The summers have only done 584 miles this “summer”. 

    Drove it round to my friend who wanted me to free up a grease nipple on his 1971 Scimitar GTE SE5a 3.0. 
     

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    535i Andrew got a reaction from Beemerbill8 in Door handle LED covers - how to remove and replace ?   
    ^makes sense as everything on the door is accessed via the door card. Explains why it's an LED light as its a right royal pain in the sit down bits to get too.
     
    You might be able to spray something like IPA in there to get at the green stuff.
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    535i Andrew reacted to sjj84 in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    Mot and service for me today. 82k miles now, passed with no advisories.
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    535i Andrew reacted to F10er in Brembo Discs   
    Last time i did my rear discs and pads genuine ones came cheaper than the Brembos. I dont buy anything without shopping around and it was £188 for rear discs and pads and sensor from Harry Fairbairn Giffnock . It would worth to ask them aswell.  
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from Vlady in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    Fitted my winter wheels this morning. The summers have only done 584 miles this “summer”. 

    Drove it round to my friend who wanted me to free up a grease nipple on his 1971 Scimitar GTE SE5a 3.0. 
     

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    535i Andrew got a reaction from Vlady in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    Fitted my winter wheels this morning. The summers have only done 584 miles this “summer”. 

    Drove it round to my friend who wanted me to free up a grease nipple on his 1971 Scimitar GTE SE5a 3.0. 
     

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    535i Andrew got a reaction from Vlady in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    Completed the major service (oil, oil filter, air filter, micro filters, spark plugs) and cured a misfire!  More on the plugs and misfire later.
     

     
    Oil (Castrol Edge 5W- 30 M bought from Amazon) and filter with air filter was changed after a year and ~2,600 miles.  Keeping the turbo bearings sweet and internals as clean as I can.
     

     
    Also changed the oil sump plug, the sump plug access hatch securing bolt and its retaining nut which was a plastic one to replace the metal ones which just rust...
     

     
    While the oil was dripping out the sump I changed the micro filters
     
     
    Oil was changed just like a year ago
     
     
    except this time I reset the oil service indicator using the method as described in this post......
     
     
    ....having selecting the idrive to show the service icon, it would not reset until I called this up on the idrive.
     

    Air filter was changed as before
     
     
    Spark plugs were a bit more involved....
     

     
    ...and gave rise to a small set back but that's sorted for now after a bit of diagnostics and I'll cover that in another post.
     
    Its now currently plugged into its Ctek charger.
     
    Next job winter wheels, before I run out of time this year.
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    535i Andrew got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Brembo Discs   
    Cheek I don’t drink that much....that often....
     
    I’m doing a sober October I’ll have you know 
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    535i Andrew reacted to Caesar in F10 535i Spark Plug service DIY   
    Comprehensive write up and photos; thanks Andrew!
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