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  1. 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.
  2. sams255

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. sams255

    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
  6. sams255

    Drivetrain Error & Water in boot

    You need to use ISTA D and find out what codes you have. Sometimes obd code readers are not as accurate
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    Egr and intake manifold

    I was told to stay away from carbon cleaning guys, i hear locally that these guys are really good https://www.terraclean.co.uk/ Find a guy local to you and look at his reviews etc
  8. On Turbo Replacement i have heard of quiet a few people using Universal Turbos on the south coast and having their own re-manufactured. Apparently they were also used by wheeler dealers
  9. Had this for a few days, what do you guys think it could be ? Do I need to connect it to ista to recalibrate it or something. Sensor was replaced not long ago maybe over a year or so
  10. sams255

    Bmw Oil - Ebay

    For that price you might as well get a service done at the dealer
  11. sams255

    Bmw Oil - Ebay

    quiet a few people just purchased this, I did also. LL04 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Castrol-GTX-Fully-Synthetic-5W30-Engine-Oil-20-Litres/264332398189
  12. sams255

    F11 Retrofit reversing camera

    There's a guy I'm west London who does it for around 400 genuine parts, fitting/coding etc. My cousin got it done by him and I used him for a few things as well
  13. sams255

    Opinions on 520 d engine oil

    what was the issue you had ?
  14. sams255

    Opinions on 520 d engine oil

    i purchased this which is LL04 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Castrol-GTX-Fully-Synthetic-5W30-Engine-Oil-20-Litres/264332398189
  15. sams255

    Indy Southampton recommendations

    I used Bartley BMW a few times, they are all the way in Totton. There is another specialist in Hedge end but they were only like a few pounds difference with regards to servicing compared to the main dealer and they hardly pick up the phone.