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Ordered a new pair of suspension airbags. Past few days the 11 has been losing a bit on the rear left... quick check and I felt a definite although slight leak at the metal/rubber junction, which also felt scrubbed and worn.

Best to do both in one go and as they're only about 160 each direct from Aerosus (free 48 UPS into the bargain), the smart move is change both in one go. Guess what I'll be doing next weekend....

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On 8/8/2019 at 10:45 AM, Y15HAL said:

 

Assume -35mm all round? Or just front?  Just springs?

 

How do you find the ride now compared to before?

 

Just springs up front. Unsure on rear I just fiddled with it til it looked about even. Rear does bottom out on occasion but I’ve hard worse cars. Fronts are as before really.

 

Today’s task will be cleaning up and painting silver the calipers I picked up from eBay.de from a 760i. Foot for scale on the 374mm discs. 

 

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Rear discs and pads all done today, those discs were almost welded on took a few blows of rubber mallet and load of wd40 and bit of cursing. The pads seemed like worn slightly uneven inner were more worn. One could argue the discs could of been serviceable but she is my daily driver and they were on there for 65k. 

 

New genuine pads, discs and sensor all came in at £194 from Harry Fairbairn! They have got an ebay store. I like shopping around and these came cheaper than euro car parts brembos with discount code and did not include the sensor!

I am not associated with the above dealer nor advertising for them only shared as it was I think is a good deal.

Oh and bought pair of new wipers too as the old ones were smearing a bit now.

 

I have isata d so putting calipers in to workshop mode wasnt an issue. Tis did help a lot and if anybody carries it out this and needs any tip I am happy to provide. I was going to prepare a full on tutorial as I dont think it was shared but this was my first time and sure it was messy.

 

Roll on Thursday to find out whats going to happen with steering rack.

 

 

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After noticing the cracks developing in the sidewalls of my front tyres I decided it was time for a change. Shame really as the tyres still had useable tread left and they are only just over 2 years old.

 

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I decided to shell out for a full set of Michelin Crossclimate+ for £598 fitted through Blackcircles. I'm currently waiting at Autotech in Port Glasgow while they fit the tyres and do the alignment. 

 

Looking forward to driving back down the road later. I'll report back on the new tyres. They're not cheap but I'm sure they'll be quite an improvement.

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That's a good price for the Cross Climates.

 

Strange cracking patterns on those tyres. I've not seen that before. Usually it's finer cracks on the shoulders and tread as the rubber ages.  But I wouldn't expect that on a tyre at only two years old of that quality. 

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1 hour ago, 535i Andrew said:

That's a good price for the Cross Climates

 

The full price was £638. There was a £40 discount for buying 4. I'm having to shell out for alignment adjustment as well after getting caught out with a horrible pothole a few weeks ago :(

 

1 hour ago, 535i Andrew said:

Strange cracking patterns on those tyres.

 

That's what I thought.  It's as though the rubber was moulded onto the carcass in two halves which have begun to separate. I thought it was strange it was just the fronts. Perhaps the extra weight on the front of the car pushed them over the edge before the rears went the same way.

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2 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

You must rate the guys in Autotech as its a fair drive for you. 

 

Let us know what you think of the Micky cross climates.

 

They have a good reputation and seem to know what they're doing with alignment. I could have gone to ATS nearer home but didn't fancy trusting my new tyres with their unknown aligment skills. Autotec have all the Hunter kit so it's worth the trip up for me.

 

Initial impressions of the Michelins is very favourable but will know better once they've been run in a bit more. Just had a quiet run back down the M74 to get to work for now but the car feels lovely, very positive response to driver input, solidly planted and seems to have less rolling resistance. The alignment was quite a long way out after the pothole episode mind you so it's hard to know how much of the improvement to attribute to the tyres alone.

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10 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

How much for a full four wheel alignment from them if you don't mind me asking?

 

Don't mind at all :)

 

Here's todays invoice

 

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Looks like they charge once for the test itself plus a separate charge for each adjustment as required.

 

If you go for the full Hunter Road Force balancing and 4 wheel alignment you'd be looking at more. Mine was over £200 earlier this year

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That's handy for you. Just give them a ring before you go to be sure they can fit the car in. Let us know what you get done and how the car feels afterwards.

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2 hours ago, mitchgixer6 said:

Looking for a new indy

 

I've been to Deutschtek near Kelvin Grove park a couple of times and been quite happy. Not necessarily  the cheapest but are friendly and knowledgeable and seem to do a proper job of things. 

 

My research has also come up with Westcoast Motorwurks in Hillington who while I've not used them myself seem to have a good reputation. 

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20 hours ago, Cadwell Parker said:

That's handy for you. Just give them a ring before you go to be sure they can fit the car in. Let us know what you get done and how the car feels afterwards.

 

Yeah will do, I'll drive down for a visit first to ask lots of awkward questions.  ;)

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Fitted new cabin filters following the recent onset of quite a noticeable smell from the air vents shortly after starting the car. The job itself was pretty easy, the hardest part being the removal of the trim panel on the side of the transmission tunnel. @Matthew Ashtons post on the subject was helpful in conjunction with newtis but the trim on my car was fixed in a way I'd not seen mentioned anywhere so it took a while to work out. I took some photos and will post them up when I get round to uploading them. 

 

The smell in the car has all but disappeared but I'm awaiting the arrival of a Bilt Hamber air con bomb to fully freshen up the interior.

 

The old filters had apparently been in the car for 16000 miles so I don't think they were too overdue for a change but there does seem to be quite a difference to the atmosphere inside the car. 

 

I had a price for new filters from Cotswolds but Opie Oils price was significantly more affordable for Mahle filters. The old ones were also Mahle items with added BMW badging and different numbers but as far as I could see were identical to the new ones from Opie.

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@Cadwell Parker Have you just recently switched back on the aircon? 

 

Infrequent use of the air con can cause mould to build up on the evaporator matrix and cause a smell.

 

After mine was parked up for over a week when on holiday there was a small whiff from the system which cleared in moments afterwards.

 

17 hours ago, Munzy123 said:

Following - want to get a full 4 wheel alignment done but want to go somewhere that can be trusted to do it right :)

 

Where abouts are you in Gods own country? 

 

There is Autotec in Port Glasgow that was used recently just a few posts back in this thread.

 

There is Owen Ferry in Paisley.

 

I've not used either of them but they are local to me.

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If looking for 4 wheel alignment in Glasgow, there is also M. B. Jarvie over in Kinning Park who have a brand new Hunter set up.

 

I’ve been using Jarvie’s for years and thoroughly recommend them. In fact my Dad used them for years too and I even bought my first car from them 25 years ago.

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Well after work I headed off to the hobbywerkstatt to replace my airsprings and do a fuel filter change.

The fuel filter was simple enough... there's many a video on YouTube to train on.

The airspring change was due to the left one recently deflating numerous times, so rather than just the failing one I changed out both in one go.

Despite Aerosus' video showing how to fit them, I rapidly found that's most likely for the very latest model, not the 'current stock' I got and so as the both deflated within a km, once I got home (that was an experience!) I managed to get my jack under by parking over a drain dip, removed and fully refitted both airsprings. This time I went back to basic plumbing, took out the new fitting, fitted the nut and olive to the airline and then back into the unit before remounting.

All this done, the car was back up to running height within about 20secs of starting and after low and high speed runs, I'm happy all is sehr gut once more.

 

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@535i Andrew I'm in East Kilbride so any where within 100 miles really, willing to travel to get the right place.

 

I'm torn between going to somewhere that specialises in BMW or one on the recommendations on here - thinking being that familiarity with Bimmers will result in a better job?

 

I've used MTek before and had a good experience and see they do 4 wheel alignment but no mention of the Hunter System specifically.

 

@Big A I like hearing about years of good experience.

 

I wish I wasn't such a picky 'git...!

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