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  1. sams255

    Highest mileage vehicle

    Peter there was no need to Sub the gearbox oil change out, i'm just average ok on diy stuff. But you seem to have the skill to do it especially if you changed your own DPF etc. it is an easy job took me around an hour and but i used a friends ramp. I just watched a few videos on youtube and it was actually very simple.
  2. sams255

    Gearbox low speed jolt 1 to 2

    If you are able to get access to a ramp and are some what capable then it is very easy to service it yourself. I had a similar situation to yours and just doing a drain and refill of around 6 litres did the trick. see my post from December
  3. sams255

    Dab radio retrofit

    I had the CIC unit (small screen one) and there was a guy in london that did the retrofit and i had NBT fitted with DAB, he was way cheaper and better than the other people who gave me quotes. send me a private message if you want his details, no hard in getting a quote
  4. sams255

    Highest mileage vehicle

    I think also if you have never had it changed ever and you got a car on 150k there is a risk there could be some damage if you do change it.
  5. sams255

    Highest mileage vehicle

    my 530D F11 -181,000 miles, Did the starter motor and one rear air bag & compressor. Regular servicing every 10k and regular Gearbox oil & Diff oil changes.
  6. sams255

    N57 suspect oil leak

    If you do start getting oil low warning lights etc. it would be a good idea to wipe it all and put dye colour in it and use a uv light to locate it. On the other hand it could be just water maybe ? if your drains are blocked ?
  7. After how many miles should the auxiliary/ drive belt be replaced? has anyone done it themselves?
  8. sams255

    Ista options

    where could i get a copy of ista ?
  9. Wife wants to get a series 2 active tourer 2015-2017 (used) it has a b47 engine 2.0 litre which is the same as the 520. I cant really find the correct forum for this question. Anyone had any issues with this engine ? does this have the ad blue in it ? have they fixed the timing chain issue ?
  10. sams255

    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    Run Flat or regular ? I had a blow out on the M3 near basingstoke with Good year excellence got home after 25miles and Tyre was shredded. I had the Tyre cover with RAC so they arranged a replacement.i'm allowed 5 tyres a year with my break down policy
  11. sams255

    Which Oil

    Harry Fairbairn Glasgow BMW sell on ebay 12 litres for 100 pounds you could have paid 8.33 per bottle and got a BMW receipt. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-BMW-Engine-Oil-0W30-Fully-synthetic-LL04-12-X-1-Litre-Containers/254425832504?hash=item3b3cf61c38:g:JggAAOSwjDZYlK00
  12. sams255

    Which Oil

    Buy this, you will get around 3 services out of it and its LL04 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Castrol-GTX-Fully-Synthetic-5W30-Engine-Oil-20-Litres-BMW-Longlife-LL-04/264332398189
  13. Go for the 530D ?? N57/B57 engine
  14. sams255

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Should I have put silicone sealant on mine before I installed it ? I just silicone greased it up and put it in.
  15. sams255

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    I got my seal from the dealers today they had a few in stock. I pulled the old one from the engine bay using the draper hooks that I had got from toolstation earlier on last year. New one went on easily. Took around 10 mins including fitting on the insulation cover