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Cadwell Parker last won the day on February 18

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    Motorbikes, Cars, Music, food,
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    HGV Driver


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    F11 530d, Kawasaki ZZR 1400, F20 120d Sport, VW Passat 1.9 TDi estate 1999,

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  1. Cadwell Parker

    Size of nut on F11 air spring pipe fitting

    I think so yes. 10mm will be fine and save me visiting Screwfix for a bit longer. That is the fitting you unscrew from the old airspring and remove from the airline as in these images from Arnotts installation instructions...? @Munzy123 The job looks relatively easy. Just one part is confusing me... What did you do with regard to connectiong the airline to the new spring? Arnott say not to remove the fitting from the new spring and just push the airline in until it's 'fully seated' and that removing the fitting may void the warranty. I've seen at least one thread on here where someone had trouble getting a good seal until they removed the fitting from the spring, fitting it onto the airline with the collet and then screwing the fitting back into the connection on the spring witg tge airline attached. Which approach did you take?
  2. Cadwell Parker

    LL04 for £3 per litre.

  3. I ordered a new Arnott air spring for my car today. It's started sitting down occasionally at one corner depending on where it's parked and will predictably do it if I park in a certain spot at work or facing a certain way outside our house. I'm presuming it's the air spring starting to go. If not I'm sure it won't be long before it does as it's an original BMW one with 74500 miles on it. The opposing one was replaced a while ago so I'm just going to change it and see what happens. Can anyone tell me the size of the nut on the fitting securing the pipe to the air inlet on the spring? I'm going to hazard a guess at 8mm. I've read a few threads and seen videos on how to change the spring but don't recall any mention of the size of the nut. I'd like to make sure I have everything to hand before starting. If it's smaller than 8mm I can feel a trip to Screwfix coming on. I guess a small adjustable spanner would do the job...?
  4. Cadwell Parker

    LL04 for £3 per litre.

    Thats pretty good. Did you still get the free screenwash thrown in?
  5. Cadwell Parker

    Monitoring the DPF

    I have ista on a laptop which I plug into the car eveey other week or so. That's enough for me to keep an eye on what my DPF is up to. I've been aware of a regen happening occasionally, usually from the change in how the car sounds or the smell and gentle ticking sound from underneath as the heat dissipates if you pull up midway through a cycle. Yes, the exhaust tips do get very hot, that's a giveaway.
  6. Cadwell Parker

    LL04 for £3 per litre.

    Yes, I got some of that earlier in the year. There were one or two issues with the sale but they were to do with the ebay system not the oil or the seller. The seller was very helpful and easy to deal with. Castrol and Fuchs certainly sound better than Tescos but as long as it's LL04 it's fine with me. I still have enough Castrol left for a couple of changes but the Tesco stuff will be good to have in reserve.
  7. Cadwell Parker

    LL04 for £3 per litre.

    Ok, probably not to everyones taste I know but I was in our local Tescos earlier and noticed they're selling own brand LL04 oil at £6 for a 2 litre bottle. Some will baulk at the idea of using Tesco oil but since I'm doing 10000 oil changes and seem to be averaging 2000 miles every month I'm guessing it won't do any harm. I bought 8 litres to keep in reserve. If nothing else I'll use it in Mrs CPs F20
  8. Cadwell Parker

    F10-upgrading subwoofers

    Was having a look at these last night... https://www.carfeature.de/en/hifi-navigation/amplifier/...-all-amplifier/13367/match-pp41-dsp-4-channel-amplifier https://www.carfeature.de/en/hifi-navigation/amplifier/...-all-amplifier/13373/match-pp52-dsp-5-ch-amplifier I think these are the right ones. DSP not DAP?
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    I was talling to a mechanic who works at a well regarded independent BMW/Mini specialist garage recently. I mentioned my car had an issue with the false high oil level warning on the i drive which had been cured by fitting a new sensor. He said he's seen a few similar cases, most of which have been cured with a software update. Only a few needed the sensor replacing. It was really just a passing comment at the time and I didn't ask any more but reading this reminded me and now I wish I'd got some more details.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Show us if you can...?
  11. Cadwell Parker

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Afaik it's all F10/F11 cars which can potentially be affected. I don't think BMW ever officially admitted there was an issue so as far as they were concerned there was nothing to fix
  12. Cadwell Parker

    Jacking Pads

    Not that I've noticed no, although I have Brembo discs and pads on my car now so maybe not a fair comparison with the OEM stuff. Having said that I don't remember there being an excess of dust before the change to Brembo. I'm not generally hard on brakes either, rather anticipate, position and carry speed through corners as much as possible but mostly I'm just trundling ro work and back.
  13. Cadwell Parker

    Jacking Pads

    I bought these a while ago... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F191549549403 They work well for me but it might depend on the shape of your jack/stands.
  14. Do you get a light on the dash to indicate when the glowplugs are working? Perhaps it's the same as the DPF regen light and BMW say you don't need to know so there's no light to tell you. I've been starting my car with low temperature outside, like +3 degrees but never seen a glowplug light.
  15. Cadwell Parker

    Reputable recon companies

    That's a dire situation to land in How long had you had the car when it broke down? If I understand correctly you can reject a car up to 6 months into ownership if it develops a fault. It's up to the dealer to prove the fault wasn't there when you bought it. I guess if you've done a lot miles in it already they'd say that was proof enough. Whereabouts in the country are you?