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    Rear Air Suspension

    I have a 2013 F11, first the nearside went at approx 60k miles, the offside then went approx 2k miles later. Both leaky air springs. I got to mine early before the leak did any harm to the compressor. (The compressor has to work harder with leaky bags and can burn out). It's strange that both sides on your have gone at the same time, so could be compressor related? I'm sure others will have their own experiences to share. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Performance exhaust

    I aaz thinking the same recently, wondered too if one would a midly sporty sound? Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Steering wheel retrim

    Looks great they did mine last year too. High recommend. For other benefit of others, you can place your order, they then trim a donor wheel to your specification. Once ready, you arrange to go to their premises at which point they fit the donor wheel whilst you wait and they take your old wheel to use for the next customer. Alternatively they do a mail order service. The other added benefit is (I understand) they trim over the top of the existing leather which means your new wheel is slightly thicker than before. It feels like very good quality leather and better than the original. Overall, yes it feels like you're driving a new car (ish [emoji6]) Here are some pics of mine. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Alloy wheel protector

    That's just the adhesive residue and remains of the foam. To remove, just ordinary white spsit will do it. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    N47 engine issues

    Is the damage to the bumper, headlight and door mirror somehow related to your engine issue? Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    N47 engine issues

    I've often found with any complaint that some 'comments' on the company Twitter page or Facebook page can often focus the mind. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  7. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?url=https://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/threads/bmw-f11-5-series-rubber-boot-mat-protector.576461/&share_tid=576461&share_fid=3643&share_type=t&link_source=app BMW F11 5 SERIES RUBBER BOOT MAT / PROTECTOR Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Car power?

    Mine is a 520d F11 auto, 2013 so probably the same engine. When I test drove it, I was very close to saying thanks but no thanks due to it feeling slower than expected. Note I was coming form a 2010 520d F10 manual. I stopped at the side of the road and floored it hard, drove it more aggressively and hey presto it picked up its heels quite impressively and showed what it could do. It's no 530d sadly, but give it a good hard prod (safely and within the law) and it'll go quite well. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Key Fob Question

    Yes. Each key stores different profiles. I had the same, I used the spare key for the same reason recently and all of a sudden all my presets had changed etc. Its done purposely so that two drivers who use the car regularly can have access to their own favourites available when they drive the vehicle. It's one of those clever functions/settings that if you've never driven a bmw, you'll never know about. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Brake Caliper Paint

    Cheers, all three look good. I like the look of the gloss black, but also like the graphite and grey. The grey is quite tempting... Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Brake Caliper Paint

    Hi, cleaning My F11 today, I wondered what it take to paint the brake calipers? My car is an MSport with 19" wheels so the calipers are very visible. Has anyone here painted theirs? If so what paint did you use, (i.e. special caliper paint or high temperature paint?) What colour did you use? I'm thinking blue or gloss black? Did you paint both the caliper and the carrier? I've seen posts over the years where people have suffered subsequent problems with brake discs warping as a result of the paint failing to let the heat dissipate? Any other issues? Advice appreciated please? Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    What do you like about you 5 series.

    6. Power fold mirrors 7. Programmbale audio buttons 8..Professional Nav Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    F10 / F11 Maps Update

    Mine is the Professional system on a 2013 LCI Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Unusual air suspension symptoms

    My passenger side was sitting a bit low back in December and dropped pretty much every time it was left sitting. Then at the beginning of Feb, the drivers side suddenly dropped during the day whilst from home when left sitting. The drop was far more significant, but only happened three times and never overnight or at home. Both were fortunately replaced under warranty. In regard to the drivers side I was told exactly what someone else has said. That there was a leak but when settling, it was only on those two occasions where the leak was exposed and let out air. At other times the bag had probably settled onto top of itself, sealing the leak. I was also told that the nearside often goes first, due to that side of the car suffering greater wear through going over drains etc. The offside then follows a little while later. Not sure how true that is. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Alloy refurb- What colour with Space Grey?

    I've been thinking the same on my Space Grey F11. Not sure I like black, so an anthracite colour would be good. What about the same colour as used in the rear diffuser? I think it's called 'Dark Shadow'. Like you I'd like to see any photos that other might have done. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk