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Cadwell Parker last won the day on February 3

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    S W Scotland
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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

    How Long glowplugs run when starting car

    Interesting reading there, thanks for the link. I see there's a lot more to glow plugs than there used to be.
  2. Cadwell Parker

    How Long glowplugs run when starting car

    When it's cold enough I see a message on the dash saying "preheating please wait" after I turn on the ignition. This disappears after a few seconds and I can then start the engine. I presumed the glowplugs would then switch off as they're no longer needed once the engine's running. Regarding how long they should operate, it depends how cold it is but afaik they should definitely not be operating long after start up and certainly not as long as you're describing.
  3. Cadwell Parker

    DIY F11 air spring replacement

    Excellent. Always a good feeling to get that. Now you have some breathing space to do the springs in your own time, something it seems as lot of folk are going to have plenty of in the coming weeks.
  4. Cadwell Parker

    DIY F11 air spring replacement

    Definitely worth a try at that price I reckon especially if the ride feels just the same. Hope they last a while for you. I had one split as well. It was replaced at the same time as the rear shock. There's a split in one of my fronts as well but that's a bit more involved so it'll have to wait til the spring or shock need replacing.
  5. Cadwell Parker

    DIY F11 air spring replacement

    Fingers crossed for the MOT so you can do the springs at your own pace. If you need to do them sharpish to get the car through a retest you could probably do the pair in an hour and a half or less as long as you have a decent jack.
  6. Cadwell Parker

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

    Taking advantage of the improved weather situation round here this afternoon and a couple of days off work I gave it the first proper two bucket wash of the year and a bit of a spring clean inside. Looks so much better after a proper wash rather than just a snow foam and blast with the pressure washer Following on from my previous post re condensation inside the rear door frame I made a point of checking for any further water ingress after I'd finished washing but found nothing. The car was sloping in the opposite direction this time though so that might have an effect. I'll keep an eye on it.
  7. Cadwell Parker

    DIY F11 air spring replacement

    Hey, glad to hear you got sorted and I was able to help. Was that £35.99 for the pair? Put an Ebay link up if you can and let us know how you get on with them and how they last. My Arnotts should be good for a few miles yet but if the more affordable ones last a while and feel ok to drive on they'd certainly be worth considering next time I get that sinking feeling.
  8. Cadwell Parker

    DIY F11 air spring replacement

    Hi @percha My car is an F11 530d M-Sport, 2014 lci, 258bhp. I think yours will be pre lci but the springs are just the same afaik. As it happens I still have the box my spring came in. Looks like you have the right number there... My n/s spring got changed at 64360 miles but had been leaking for few miles prior to that. Let me know if you need any more info/advice. Happy to help if I can.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Today I learned how to remove the door card from the rear door so I could check the vapour barrier. I've been seeing a slight amount of condensation on the ///M trim panel so wanted to find the source. After pouring a couple of jugs of water down the outside of the window the vapour barrier seems ok. There's no obvious sign of it leaking and it feels like it has a firm seal all the way round. At the front bottom corner of the door and inner seal there were some dribbles of water but I can't see where from. I'll have to investigate further but for now have just put the door card back on. At least I've learned something about the car today even if I haven't found the leak.
  10. Cadwell Parker

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

    Best wishes to you and your family. Hope you'll be back out in the car soon.
  11. Cadwell Parker

    What do you like about you 5 series.

    F11 LCI 530d Effortless overtaking Variable Damping Control General quality of the interior Big solid car which seems to get lighter when you decide to hurl it at corners on open mountain roads Loading up the back with heavy things knowing the air suspension will adjust accordingly Electric tailgate (Never knew I needed one til I bought this car) ZF8HP gearbox (Never knew I needed one til I bought this car) Set and forget HVAC system - It just keeps things nice and comfortable. I never need to touch it It smells nice inside Mrs CP has these on her F20. I quite like the F20, not as much as I like mine but I'm rather envious of her headlights and it's really the only thing I'd really like to have added to my car... Maybe comfort seats, adaptive drive... No I'm happy the way it is
  12. Cadwell Parker

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

    Excellent choice. I've done 12k on my Crossclimates now. Love them
  13. Cadwell Parker

    Alloy refurb- What colour with Space Grey?

    Definite attitude Work well with the other black bits.
  14. Cadwell Parker

    RWD driving style

    Exciting times indeed. At the risk of further hijacking Bezs thread, Blackcircles have those at a good price at the moment. Sounds like you might need them more urgently than they'd cater for though. Hope you'll let us know how you get on with them.
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    RWD driving style

    I'd be interested to know that as well. I'm also dithering over what to put on my summer wheels. I'm caught between Dunlop Sportmaxx RT 2 or Goodyear Assymetric 5.