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

    I Checked the antifreeze strength in Bmw and the wife's Aygo over the weekend and the readings were -18 and -12. Do you think that is ok for a car down sarf? The colour of the antifreeze in the BMW was blue and in the Aygo was purple so I don't know what to put in them to strengthen it up should it need it. The Aygo is not really a problem as I could just dump it and start again but I dont want to mess with the main car, 'if it aint broke dont fix it' comes to mind. What do you think.
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    A letter from a client

    Dear Chris, I hope you can help me. The other day, I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching TV. My car started stalling and then it broke down about a mile down the road and I had to walk back to get my husband's help. When I got home, I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbour's daughter! I am 32, my husband is 34, and the neighbour's daughter is 19. We have been married for ten years.. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they had been having an affair for the past six months. He won't go to counselling and I'm afraid I am a wreck and need advice urgently. Can you please help? Sincerely, Sheila Dear Sheila: A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors. I hope this helps, Chris
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    F10 Tax difference £30, £130 and £145

    Ha! It was a brilliant car/load lugger/bus and I would never put it down, but it was boring and I needed something with a bit of oomph to tow the caravan, although it towed it ok but needed more power when joining motorways. To be truthful I was just gagging for another car, you know how it is.
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    F10 Tax difference £30, £130 and £145

    My one was a diesel.
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    F10 Tax difference £30, £130 and £145

    That does sound odd to pay £20. Mine is £164 a year for a 530 258hp, I couldn't believe it, my Galaxy was £220, go figure. They must make it up as they go along.
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    Buying used F11. Where to start?

    Have you thought of test driving a similar car near to the roads you want to drive on and then give it some stick to come to a better conclusion on the whole bottoming out thing.
  7. When I had mine done I was due to go away with the caravan so I insisted that if they hadn't fixed it by then that they would have to loan me a car capable of towing a ton and a half of van on the back. They gave me a new 320d manual in the meantime for a week but managed to rush in the part so that I could go on my holidays. Coopers Chelmsford were pretty good to be fair and covered all bases to keep me sweet.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I backed into a post a couple of days after I got the car in B&Q. On my old car when its a continuous sound you still had plenty of room before you hit anything. I had the red line when parking this one gave a check and the car behind was way off. But there was a post between us and I hit it. But B&Q dont just put posts in their car parks they put them at 45 degrees and now I have a small wedge in my bumper just where the towing hook goes. Im leaving it like it for the time being as a reminder of my stupidity.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Funny enough I did hoover out the leaves yesterday, and you are right it did get a bit clogged up at times but it did manage to do the job. There was a heck of a lot of leaves down there, I didn't realise it was so deep.
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    Buying used F11. Where to start?

    I would cast your eyes over the Autotrader ads and get a feel for what you can get for your money. In my case I had a budget so I got the best that I could within that budget. Its has a reasonable spec which is enough for me as lane departure, one touch entry etc would be a waste for me, its all down to ..your.. wish list. One thing I wished I had gone for is HUD which I think is brilliant. I got the least amount of mileage that I could to kind of future proof myself. There are a lot of high milers out there and they still want big money for them but I found mine with 50000 on the clock so just run in . The 530d is a great car and I don't think you will go far wrong, but what about a 535d a little less to the gallon but wow!
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    The BMW5 random picture thread

    The first picture is my previous bitch and the others my current boy. German engineering at its finest, but like BMW's he needs fettling every now and then. Parts are expensive and you cant fit them yourself
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    The BMW5 random picture thread

    My other passion and the need for a touring.
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    Dull and Duller

    On my tailgate fob button a short press opens the glass and a long press the tailgate. I think that these fobs can be very different.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Funny enough I did this yesterday, and you are right it did get a bit clogged up at times but it did manage to do the job. There was a heck of a lot of leaves down there, I didn't realise it was so deep.
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    Electric cars

    Yes Daily Mail is where it falls down but if it’s true that’s some new invention.
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