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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

    F11 air suspension warning message

    Ah yes, that's a good price @percha. Nice find
  2. Cadwell Parker

    F11 air suspension warning message

    Mine came from https://www.usedcarparts.co.uk/ Don't be fooled by the 'used car parts' red herring. They supply new parts as well and when I bought mine last year they were Arnott dealers, although they seem to keep it quiet on their website and even some of the staff didn't seem to know but they gave me the best price I found anywhere, £175 iirc. That was with me collecting in person mind you. Going by your user name that won't be an option for you so the postage might make it a less attractive option for you but might be worth bearing in mind. I was glad to be able to get it from somewhere local to me for such a reasonable price knowing I'd be able to take it back easily in the event of any problems.
  3. Cadwell Parker

    F11 air suspension warning message

    I'd bet on the bags needing replaced considering the age of the car. When I changed mine (see thread referenced above) the bag looked ok until it was off the car. Only then could I see the perished/porous rubber.
  4. Cadwell Parker

    Coolant level

    Sounds like quite a bit to have to add. How long has it been since you checked it? Do you notice any smell of coolant? Is there a EGR recall notice outstanding on the car?
  5. Cadwell Parker

    TPS and DSC Error stops gear selection.

    That's it yes. I changed my battery earlier in the year and the terminal was easy to remove. Once I'd loosened the clamp sufficiently it just lifted of without any effort at all. I think they like put out those warnings to avoid people levering off the terminal with a screwdriver and damaging the battery post or IBS in the process.
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    TPS and DSC Error stops gear selection.

    You'll find your trip meter and mpg readings will reset to zero as well so keep a note of them if you don't want to lose them. When removing the negative cable be careful not to pull on or otherwise put any force on the IBS unit. Apparently it's easy to damage. See notes on these pages; https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f11-530d-tou_201406/repair-manuals/61-general-vehicle-electrical-system/61-20-battery/1LyvW9MF https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f11-530d-tou_201406/repair-manuals/61-general-vehicle-electrical-system/61-20-battery/1LqtiBBl https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f11-530d-tou_201406/repair-manuals/61-general-vehicle-electrical-system/61-20-battery/1L0XOA03
  7. Cadwell Parker

    TPS and DSC Error stops gear selection.

  8. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    15 or so bags. I'm sure some of them were closer to 30kg. I could certainly feel the difference, especially when cornering. I should probably have blown the tyres up a bit. The car felt a lot more sprightly after unloading.
  9. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Lol I might today. I have just loaded it up with some waste engine oil and a load of bags of soil we dug out of an old raised bed in the garden. I'm going to take it all to the household waste site on my way to work. Not sure how much it all weighs but the car was sitting down quite a bit. I took some video of it liftingup again but it's too big for Postimage. Will be an interesting drive to the dump.
  10. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Never trust anything you get back from, VOSA, DVLA or any government related organisation to be correct. Make sure you double check everything. I had an experience a few years ago which although not quite the same thing as Oilburners MOT issue would have cost me dearly if I hadn't noticed soon enough. After moving house and having my address changed on my licence I noticed the new licence they had sent back didn't include my HGV entitlement. They allow you a 2 week window to notify them of any errors or omissions such as this and they will correct them. After that it's up to you to prove you had the entitlement. I've had an HGV licence for nearly 30 years but my pass certificate is long lost in the mists of time. If I hadn't noticed their mistake in time I'd have had to retake all the tests to get my entitlement back.
  11. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    There's only just enough clearance under my car to slide the jack in but because the jacking point is so far back there's not much room to pump the handle. I had some old planks lying around which I cut up into different lengths and screwed together into a rough ramp shape. I just drive the car up onto them to make a bit more clearance. It's easier and quicker than jacking up each corner.
  12. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Happy birthday Good choice of jack you made there. I bought one just the same last year along with a pair of SGS stands. Top quality and worth every penny. I'm sure mine have paid for themselves by now. I'd be interested to know how you get on lifting your car from the central jacking point at the front. I've found it helps to have something under the front wheels to provide a little more clearance.
  13. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I suppose while they are the owners of the car they're entitled to stick on whatever they like but it'd polite if they could ask if we mind advertising their business for free or would prefer to have our windows left clear and unobscured. They could easily remove any unwanted stickers before handing over the car. If I buy another similarly adorned car from a dealer might ask them to do so. I still have the dealers number plates on the car, complete with their logo emblazoned on the border. I can't get rid of them without spending my own money and as they don't obscure my view when driving I think I can live with them for a bit longer.
  14. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    After a year and a half if ownership I have finally got rid of the annoying Indy dealer sticker which had been placed at the bottom of the rear window. I'd previously been dubious of attempting to remove it being wary of damaging the heating elements on the surface of the glass so just lived with it . Today I noticed the sticker peeling slightly at one corner and having been warmed by the sun all day the glue was nice and soft so I started to gently peeled it back trying to be as careful as possible. At first it looked as though the glue was going to come off with the sticker but in the end I was left with a lot left on the glass. Not quite what I was hoping to achieve so I set about it with a cloth and some panel wipe. After 10 mins of wiping and careful scraping I'm left with a nice clear rear window at last. I don't understand why they'd even put a sticker there in the first place. It was right in the middle of one of the parts of the window I look at most through the rear view mirror when driving. Not the most involved of jobs but still quite satisfying.
  15. Cadwell Parker

    F11 overview

    I guess it's all quite subjective. I was just going by my experience of the 19'' RFT equipped M-Sport car I test drove compared to the VDC car I bought and considering the OPs comments re suspension. A decent test drive in various cars might be advisable before making any commitment .