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  1. Bigcarman79

    Roof bars/racks

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113665707992 Not sure about the mounts. The pic shows some with the roof bars but maybe best asking the seller.
  2. Bigcarman79

    Roof bars/racks

    Genuine BMW roof bars are great quality and (supprisingly) competitively priced. Mine cost £135 for the f11.
  3. Bigcarman79

    Idiot's guide to DPF!

    I wouldnt bother with the Terraclean option. There are companies that clean out DPF's but it needs to come off the car to do it. They use some pretty harsh chemicals to do it so im told. Its still alot cheaper than a genuine DPF though.
  4. Bigcarman79

    Easiest way to fit DAB

    Kufatec do a system that requires no coding and acts like a factory fit system. Its not cheap though (about £300). I have looked into it but have'nt taken the plunge yet.
  5. Bigcarman79

    520D F10 with strange noise

    I get an odd rattling type sound and certain rpm (also a 520d) but im certain its the exhaust or heat shield. I intend to get it on a ramp to find out soon. Im sure its not the timing chain. Mines on 143k though. Aslo the baffles in my rear silencer are shot and loose, they also cause some resenance at low rpm and when starting. Could be something similar on yours?!
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Not done today but on Friday. I had my car detailed by a pro (or at least someone who does it for a living).. The difference is huge, now mine looks as good as sll the rest of the beemers around here.....paint-wise i mean.
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    The Halos on your car should be the side lights. You can programme them to be daytime running lights by coding them with software (as i have with mine). What happens when you put your light switch to the side light setting?
  8. Bigcarman79

    5w40 ll04 castrol

    You can get the 5w 30 from the same seller for an extra few quid as well. Item: 392132640393
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    Part Number for DPF

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    Part Number for DPF

    Sorry it doesnt say that, it was my interpretation of the fault code and blurted it out here. Here's what it said:
  11. Bigcarman79

    Part Number for DPF

    I had a Terraclean done last month and the results are marginal imo. Ive seen about a 2mpg difference, no power gains or better throttle response. They do a specific DPF Terraclean so intend to enquire about it. Im also going to do a forced regen to 1/ make sure it does regen and 2/measure the soot mass etc afterwards. If all fails it looks like a new dpf soon
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    Part Number for DPF

    Mine is also reading "nearing end of life". Although when looking at the live readings on "soot mass" and comparing it with recommended replacement figures i'd say it has a good while left in it yet. Im considering a DPF terraclean. Its got to be worth a punt for about a hundred quid.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Yes. Warnings on dash so i charged it off the car, wouldnt charge above 12.4v, changed it before it let me down.
  14. Bigcarman79

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

    Replaced car battery and registered it. All good apart from Carly did an update to the adaptor and now it fails to code.
  15. Did you ever get to the bottom of this? Im showing the same fault on carly. Did you know which plug it was or did you just replace the lot?