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HandyAndy_UK last won the day on November 26

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    2014 Ex Kent RPU 530d 3.0 Auto F11 Touring

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  1. HandyAndy_UK

    Rubber mats

    The OE cabin mats really are good quality... thick and chunky. When I got the F11 Kent Police had left them fitted. I just replaced the front pair and 3 years later they're still looking good.
  2. HandyAndy_UK

    Rubber mats

    My big problem with a trunk liner is that being an ex-police vehicle it has two batteries... all the boot liners I've seen are for single battery. I ended up getting a cheapo off ebay and trimming one corner.
  3. HandyAndy_UK

    Rubber mats

    The OE one seems to be part no. : 51472154481 Googling will find you plenty of suppliers and links to loads of non-OE options.
  4. HandyAndy_UK

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    That's about all you can see of the new kit. Having checked back to NutJob's video on YouTube when he replaced a cracked pipe on his, I'm not seeing much external difference. I'd have to assume then, the redesign is either internal or matspec.
  5. HandyAndy_UK

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    You should have had the recall letter by now if yours will be replaced. Check on BMW UK site for outstanding recalls. It may well show as 'outstanding safety recall, code: 0011420500'
  6. HandyAndy_UK

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    To be honest I didn't pay my attention to the visible exterior of the old one. When I collected the car last night, I took a look in case of obvious problems and could clearly see a shiny new assembly. I'll post a pic when I get a chance so others can compare.
  7. HandyAndy_UK

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    The original recall was on a set batch.... that then expanded but also included 'check and replace if necessary' on an even larger series of part numbers. Following this the supplier redesigned the cooler and then came the 'replace all' recall which mine has just had done.
  8. HandyAndy_UK

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Got the F11 back with a clean and shiny bit on the front of the engine... I'm assuming this is the new design of egr cooler. All seemed ok on the trip back, but I think I'll be checking levels for the next couple of weekends just to be sure. Found a new '210 kmh Max' sticker on the windscreen corner too, so I'll be getting back on to BMW to check nothing else got done that I didn't ask for, only the egr cooler recall.
  9. HandyAndy_UK

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Put the F11 in to my local BMW filiale for the AGR kuhler recall (or EGR cooler if you really need it translated). Got a quite nice brand new 318i to play with until tomorrow. Glad to say it's not as small as the 118d I got for the first recall, but I'm not so sure I like the way BMW design is going.... very 'electronic', with everything button controlled, the Start/Stop button moved down beside the transmission selector, which itself is about half the size of my F11's. For a standard 318i the ride is rather 'solid'... I'll but that down to everything being new, including the runflats. Nice as it is, I'll be very happy to get my 530d back. (Oh, and the steering wheel is on the wrong side too !)
  10. HandyAndy_UK

    F07 Side/daytime lights fault

    The TMS module is item 1 in this diagram: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=XC02-EUR-03-2013-F07-BMW-520d&diagId=63_1181 Assuming you have xenon/hid lights, the halos are lit by the led units at item 4 in this diagram: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=XC02-EUR-03-2013-F07-BMW-520d&diagId=63_1187
  11. HandyAndy_UK

    F07 Side/daytime lights fault

    Welcome. Good chance it's the TMS module. The module is located on the underside of the headlamp unit and is accessed from the rear of the unit. Personally, I'd have the nosecone off and dismount the whole headlamp unit and it makes things massively easier, but many will suggest going in via the trapdoor in each front wheel arch liner. The TMS unit you need will be specific to the type of headlamp unit you have... halogen, HID, LED, adaptive, basic, etc. From BMW, I hope you're feeling rich ! Other sources, if priced around £30-40 they'll be Chinese copies, but you might get lucky on an auction site. A straight same-for-same swap shouldn't need coding, but if you pull out the dead one and it's noticeably corroded, you might want to find out where the water got in before throwing money at a new TMS every so often. Use RealOEM.com to find the correct module part number for your original build, then source wherever works for you. Of course, depending on when you got the GT and from whom, it could be someone else's problem.... but on a 7 year old car, it's had a good innings.
  12. HandyAndy_UK

    Help Fitting Rear Strut Assembly F10

    Sounds like a fun way to be glad we of the touring fraternity have lovely, easy air springs
  13. HandyAndy_UK

    Help Fitting Rear Strut Assembly F10

    You could always put an axle stand under the new strut, with a wood block or similar to protect the lower end, then lower the car. The strut then being compressed by the weight of the car. Failing that, pop down to Screwfix and pick up a pair of spring compressors and do it that way.
  14. HandyAndy_UK

    Stuck Bonnet & Pedestrian Protection System

    If the PPS had discharged then you're going to need some new bits.... bare minimum will be the two pyrotechnic units that sit by each bonnet hinge. First of all though would be getting your codes read to try and ascertain the reason for the system firing. There's no point fitting new pyro's only for whatever fault to fire the system again. Coding it out I don't believe if a possibility and given it's a safety system, would most likely invalidate your insurance. Other than the wiring and control unit, you're looking at the from bumper sensor strip, 2 accelerometers, two hinge pyro units and the 2 PPS specific bonnet locks to comprise the system. Codes first, to help find the fault, then replace whatever faulty unit, replace the pyro units and reset the system.
  15. HandyAndy_UK

    f10 530d service reset questions

    It shouldn't really matter as the vehicle inspection date can be changed and the oil should adapt and alter the remaining km/miles anyway.