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HandyAndy_UK last won the day on September 6 2016

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    2014 Ex Kent RPU 530d 3.0 Auto F11 Touring

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  1. HandyAndy_UK

    Air filter - cabin filter purchase

    I like to stick with Mahle too. Activated charcoal, pair is generally around 18 euro and plain filters around 25 euro. Baffling really, but best advice would be as @Cadwell Parker said, go with activated charcoal. And pay attention to the airflow indicator markings....
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    Size of nut on F11 air spring pipe fitting

    @Cadwell Parker I did indeed cut back the airline before fitting the new black cover, nut and olive. Luckily I have a razor blade in my toolbox so it was a clean, straight cut and only a couple of mm behind the existing olive position. I made no changes to the ride height as the sensor setup had not been changed, just the airsprings. Subsequently the ride height as been fine.
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    Old Member - New Car

    I'm only guessing but possibly a cost thing... a simple lamp is way cheaper than an entire LED module
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    Size of nut on F11 air spring pipe fitting

    I covered this very point when I did mine a couple if months back. Despite Arnott/Aerosus guides I found you need to remove the new nut and tap out the tiny olive inside. Then pass the airline through the black cover, slide on the nut, fit the olive to the end of the airline before putting it all back together... being sure to tighten, but not overtighten the nut.
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    Old Member - New Car

    That's what I would expect... pre LCi front indicators were led units. They changed to a standard orange bulb on LCi models... of the type you can see on @entdgc picture.
  6. HandyAndy_UK

    Old Member - New Car

    Front indicators are NOT LED .... Side repeaters are in the door mirrors... I'd say LCi just based on that, but just do a VIN decode if you're not certain...
  7. HandyAndy_UK

    Washer Reservoir Leak

    Pop off the rear section of the front right wheel arch liner. That will give you access to the tank. Investigate and take it from there.
  8. HandyAndy_UK

    Headlight condensation

    It's amazing just how many condensation reports are for the left headlamp
  9. HandyAndy_UK

    Silver PY24W bulbs?

    Wasn't exactly a difficult hunt... https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/philips-silver-vision-py21w-bulbs-twin-box-48177516S?type=shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7q7bzZyF5QIVB7LtCh2CtQ1AEAQYASABEgKQBPD_BwE
  10. HandyAndy_UK

    Headlight Module PN Problem

    I found the same with mine, hence searching the parts diagrams for the correct item and number, then shopping with that correct number. Fingers crossed the one you picked is correct for your headlamp type.
  11. HandyAndy_UK

    Headlight Module PN Problem

    I'd suggest using RealOEM.com to find the correct current part number for the module for your particular vehicle. Armed with that you can search bmw tms and that part number on certain auction sites to find uk suppliers of an appropriate module for a price you're ok with. I did that when replacing my N/S headlamp and tms module last year... ended up paying about £90 delivered (next day couriered) for a brand new module that worked perfectly straight off and has been faultless since.
  12. HandyAndy_UK

    German speeding ticket

    Speeding fines over here aren't generally that high unless the offence was seriously dangerous. However, I'd be off to your local police station for their advice - if the index plate shown is indeed not identical to yours, I'd be seriously tempted to ignore it pending police advice. Requesting all that information sounds more like an attempt at identity theft to be fair. You can also find details online for the German ministry of justice and probably for the polizei headquarters for whichever state has supposedly issued this ticket.
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    Broken undertray.

    They come in bags of 10.... get a couple of bags, they're used alles uber der platz'.
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    Potential F11 buyer- Winter tyres

    Although I'm only back in Norfolk a couple of weeks a year, the CrossClimate+ I have on are great all the time, whether on yucky British roads or bouncing off the top end on an autobahn in the middle of summer. They also provide the legally required 3PMSF marked winter coverage for Germany. They've been wonderful in light/moderate snow, rain to all degrees and bone dry/sunbaked. One set of non-runflats for all year. No mess, no fuss. The only problem they have left me with is now having a spare set of 236s I'll not need after the next tyre change. Got the originals refurbed in BSE so they'll be getting the next set of CrossClimates (might be a while - put 15,000km on this set so far and there's loads of meat left!) after which I'll be getting shot of the unnecessary 2nd set of 236s. Another advantage to running the CC+.
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    Air dryer rebuilt

    Interesting and useful writeup. Will be most helpful should anyone else want to give it a go.