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    F10 530d MSport. Previously E90 335i MSport and before that E46 330i SE

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  1. Phil_530d

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

    Cleaned oily/sooty deposits from MAP sensor on the N57 intake manifold and flushed with electrical contact cleaner. The aperture was 50% blocked by the gunk. Occasional lumpy gear changes and hesitancy on hard acceleration now disappeared! Can't believe how a simple maintenance job that cost £0 has improved the driveabilty so much...
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    @scz4 what wheels are those ? I like ... 19s? Spoiler looks great too BTW
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Finally installed the gloss black M5 style grilles I bought over the winter to replace the OEM chrome versions. Managed to remove the chrome ones without snapping any of the tabs so I can reinstall if I get fed up with the gloss black
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    Sat Nav question

    Professional sat nav (wide-screen) in a 2011 F10 updated a few years ago to 2018 maps by USB. I chose to pay for the official BMW version from the dealer to avoid all this issues with other 'sources' - they even installed the update for me! Updated via the armrest USB as the glovebox port in my F10 does not work (for either the map update nor a media file etc) for some reason.
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    Alloy wheel cleaning

    +1 Bilt Hamber AutoWheel
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    Bluetooth phone book contacts

    I had this. It turned out that the I drive does not like non-standard characters in the names in your address book (emojis for example). I removed all these in the names in my address book, un paired and then re paired the phone to the car and the I drive showed all the names as normal. It worked for me anyway. Phone was a Samsung Galaxy S7 if that is relevant.
  7. Has anyone had this before? Was it an easy fix (new mirror glass or similar)?
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    Pre LCI halogen headlights

    My 2011 530d has adaptive xenons and whilst in all honesty I was not specifically seeking a car with these when I bought it, I am so glad it has them as they are fantastic headlights. So if there is a way of 'economically' retrofitting these I would recommend.
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    Brembo Discs

    ECP was £215 for a pair of Brembo front discs when I did my 530d back in June. Just keep you eye out for the discounts on ECP and CP4L - the un discounted list price is always eye watering...
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Offside front and rear doors repainted in the process of a warranty repair (bubbling at the leading edge of the doors by the window) plus refurb of both front 351M alloys
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    F10 door corrosion

    Yes I have. The warranty repairs to the corrosion/bubbling on the offside front and rear doors was approved and the car went into the bodyshop on Tuesday (29 Sep). I am also getting the two front 351Ms refurbished at the same time. I had issues with the dealer losing the photos and paint depth measurements (which were taken in early August) and only got an answer out of the dealer after sending a complaint email to BMW UK. Hopefully I get the car back soon as the Mini Countryman courtesy car is a bit of a different drive to the 530d...
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    EGR - clean or replace

    Mine is a 2011 F10 (N57). I had small amounts of coolant loss (but loss nevertheless) and eventually an egr related fault code was triggered. The egr cooler was replaced under a recall last month and it has stopped the coolant loss. As in your case, there was no evidence of coolant loss but I guess it just gets lost somewhere... If you have a look at the video by Nut Job linked elsewhere on this thread it shows cracks in the corrugated pipes on the side of the egr cooler but I am not sure if they are for exhaust gasses or coolant. I am sure someone on here would be able to confirm...
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    F10 LCI Vibrations at 70mph

    Glad its sorted. Amazing how a minor tyre abnormality can cause an issue like that
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I changed mine after getting fed up of putting lots of washer fluid in my F10 every week. I just thought it was the headlight washers that used lots of it. There was no evidence of fluid leakage on the drive but there was evidence on the underside of the bonnet and the area around the filler neck that fluid was coming out. I eventually read a post on one of the forums that the filler cap can fail to seal and when I inspected the cap on mine it was indeed distorted and the rubber on the underside did look cracked. Anyway I changed it about two weeks ago and hey presto its solved the excessive consumption. Now I am putting in 200ml per week instead of 2 litres! Issue resolved for £11.