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  1. sams255

    N47 timing chain cost replacement

    I know someone who used them for a rebuild N57 and they give longer warranty like 2 years but you have to let them do the oil change. etc Dal jones they are in dartford
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    Genuine bmw screen wash

    i just buy one of these and it sees me and the rest of my families car out. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIPLE-QX-ALL-SEASONS-Screen-Wash-25-LTR-Concentrated-screen-wash/262483412895
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    Thinking about ditching Run Flats

    As I still have meat on 2 of the 4 tyres it's possible to change one axel.with non run flats ? Would it affect suspension?
  4. How many people on here have got rid of run flats ?, I feel that I'm forever changing tyres/ they wear down faster and I'm careful drive and also when I work on sites etc if I get a screw in them etc they are un repairable and need replacing.
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    f11 530D Coolant change

    Got it on a ramp to do the job. But saw a pink patch a mate of mine said the radiator looks like its leaking and I shouldn't change the coolant otherwise it could just come pissing out. The coolant level hasnt gone down and it isn't wet it's just a pink patch. so am I looking at a new radiator ? That's on the right hand side btw
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    f11 530D Coolant change

    Halfrauds also do a coolant change for 40 pounds. Couldn't find a drain bolt either so will have to look into it which hose will need taking off
  7. sams255

    f11 530D Coolant change

    Anyone done the procedure at home ? Or is it best for a specialist to do and just supply to fluid and de-ionised water. Saw the fluid cheap on autodoc. https://m.autodoc.co.uk/febi-bilstein/1879937
  8. Was checking the coolant and noticed that it was pink. Isn't BMW supposed to have blue G48 ?
  9. Got a message on the cluster that I have an Estimated 2k left until rear pads need replacing. Does a warning message come up when the sensor hits the discs if so how long of a count down /mm left
  10. The BMW tis website has now been shut down. I was just taking a look see and it turns out that BMW AG may have complained etc. Anyone know if they have set up another site under a different name
  11. sams255

    Good Oil Offer on

    The shipment i got had a production date of 2019. I also called castrol technical who said to me if its sealed it will have a shelf life of 5 years if opened you have a year to use it. But of course even if you get oil from anywhere it isn't going to be straight out of the refinery.
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    High Miler F11... risky purchase?

    If they can prove it all with the paperwork and you can call the garage who did the repair and see their reviews online etc. Then it is a serious contender. I would still keep changing gearbox oil every 40k and try to do oil changes at least at 7-10k.
  13. sams255

    N57 timing chain....my experience

    I was told by some engine builders that ideally oil change should be done between 6-7k and disconnect the start stop thing. For those doing oil changes at home it's not problem. Buy a 20litre drum of castrol ll04 off eBay and off you go.
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    High Miler F11... risky purchase?

    So the doner engine only had 6k on it ? They didn't really say why it was replaced. But if it's a dealer type place I'm sure they will give you some warranty. The price is affordable for the car. I suppose at that mileage it would be best to ask what else has been changed or suspension parts, etc. Gearbox as well. If it hasn't had regular oil changes I guess that would be the next thing to go
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    Good Oil Offer on

    LL04 Castrol 20 Litres https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Castrol-GTX-Fully-Synthetic-5W30-Engine-Oil-20-Litres/264332398189
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