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  1. As an interested 520d owner with a recent similar error message, what did the garage diagnose? Cheers Sent from my SM-G977B using Tapatalk
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    I've bought a Veepeak ODB2 device and have downloaded both Bimmercode and Bimmerlink. If purchasing the full app for Bimmerlink, does it also activate full access to Bimmercode? Or is there another App that will provide access to both coding and diagnostics for one price? Sent from my SM-G977B using Tapatalk
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    What do people think about the relatively cheap ODB2 Code readers available on Amazon and eBay? Are they any good, Is their use likely to cause any problems? Sent from my SM-G977B using Tapatalk
  4. Hi all, you can probably guess where this is going. I've noticed recently that when cold my engine sounds a bit more noisy/gruff than usual at standstill. What's more, the noise reduces when I shift into neutral from drive. It could be the cold water of course, but paranoia creeps in, could it be the timing chain? Thoughts welcomed please. Thank you. Sent from my SM-G977B using Tapatalk
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    Air suspension

    Me too, I had both mine go seperately at 6-7 yrs, loss of air was irregular on both occasions. No real pattern to it, the car would drop one day, not the next, then not at all for a few day's, then a few days on the trot! The garage said they had perished whilst the leak was minor, it might just happen to leak more on some occasions than others. Importantly by catching it early it prevents the compressor from over heating and burning itself out. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    ConnectedDrive Renewal

    What does the £99 option offer that the £49 RTTI option doesn't? Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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    Rear Air Suspension

    Where are you based? I can recommend a very good independent bmw specialist in Leatherhead, Surrey. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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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
  14. 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