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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. One thing to check with this message is that both front and rear level sensors are connected and moving properly. You'll need to get a look underneath to check... I forget what the layout is exactly but it's something like front right and rear left suspension arms, one sensor front and rear. It does however slightly worry me though is the double messages for the light faults... that gets me thinking of water ingress to the controller cards on the underside of each headlamp unit. Annoyingly, that requires whipping off the nosecone to have the headlamp units out to enable checking. Always possible though that you've just dislodged the moving parts inside the headlamps units while changing those bulbs...
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    Body control module

    I'm guessing it's like a crash sensor only more expensive ? ... of course now I'd be wondering if the car's been through an event that triggered the crash sensor... what else might have been damaged?
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    Aftermarket headlights

    I ended up getting the correct Hella unit when a replaced my left standard headlight. I ran with a spare left adaptive one for a short time while I waited, but the Hella unit was the perfect replacement. Yes, the price isn't nice, but it's not like you change them every day...
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    Bmw newbie

    Welcome to the madness. If you want to know how 'as built' your F10 is, just google 'BMW VIN Decode' and put the chassis number into whichever site you choose. That will give you a rundown of your vehicle and it's equipment as it left the factory, including the true build date.
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    F11 dropped

    I'm with @Matthew Ashton on this one. I don't know the output pressure of a good compressor, but if you can cap it so easily it sounds like it's in need of repair. I think there's a repair/service kit, but if not a compressor replacement will probably sort the problem for you. Edit: 37206875176 might be the repair part you're after.
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    F11 dropped

    You probably already have, but I'd be checking all the airline connections... making sure nothing has popped out, off, split or is otherwise amiss. After that checking the compressor for decent output and while under the car, checking both level sensors are good. The fact the compressor runs, makes me think the sensors are probably good and connected, but either the compressor output is bad or a line is disconnected. There's also the solenoid valve to check while you're under there.
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    Anyone else got a 528i F11?

    Fit and code X6 took me about 40mins on the E61, constantly back and forth to instructions. 2 hours for and experienced mech is dragging it out a bit IMHO...
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    Spot the difference

    Ahhhhhh.... Got it now
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    Spot the difference

    Problem is I'm only seeing one picture and in that the handles are chrome
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    Tyre repair kit.

    Compressor+gunk videos are numerous on YouTube. You'll get a far better answer from them, I suspect.
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    Tyre repair kit.

    The 'proper' mobility kit is a compressor with replaceable gunge bottle (the gunge does have a shelf life), in a BMW marked zip case, with a pair of gloves, instruction book and a pressure gauge. I use mine all the time on air only, mainly for bike tyres and colleagues cars. I wouldn't be without it, even just for the peace of mind. Of course you could just get a can of tyreweld or similar...
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    Removing handbrake "auto-release" feature

    If ye give her any more power Cap'n, she's gonnae blow!'
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Well on samstag really... finally got into the hobbywerkstatt to put the missing seals on my left halos. Combined it with an oil & filter change, air filter change and swapping the standard xenon lamps to Osram nightbreaker laser. So far I can say they seem good, but once I do a run in full darkness I'll be able to tell better. Was going to to a fuel filter change at the same time but I'm short an appropriately small jubilee clip to replace the crimp clip on the output end. Capped it all off by the first wash the car's had since about Feb. Been paranoid about the risk of getting water into the new headlamp unit and buggering up the new control module. Damn it looks better, clean!
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    Body control module

    You could do a lot worse than getting shot of this troublesome money pit and pick up an ex-police vehicle. Good, solid vehicle with no doubt of anexcellent service history. Very few bells and whistles go go wrong and a way lower pricetag for not that old a vehicle. Worth considering.
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    Air con condenser - recall or contribution?

    Having had all these bolts out during my front end repairs, you'll find there is blue Loctite on the threads. It's probably only 242 or similar, so a little gentle heat should do the trick.