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13 minutes ago, apples12 said:

Have you a step by step for the brake service? 

Wondering if I should DIY or give it in to shitner

 

I dont im afraid but its very easy if you have a pressure bleeder, to give you a rough idea:

 

Siphon out master cylinder with clean syringe.

Top up master cylinder.

Connect pressure bleeder.

Pour 1 litre of new fluid into bleeder and pump up to 20psi.

Go round each bleed nipple and tap off 200ml or so.

Job done. You can cycle the ABS pump too, i did last year but not this year.

Keep everything utterly clean.

 

Enjoy ever so slightly firmer pedal and clean fluid.

 

@535i Andrew may have a proper write up iirc.

 

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6 minutes ago, bmwmike said:

 

I dont im afraid but its very easy if you have a pressure bleeder, to give you a rough idea:

 

Siphon out master cylinder with clean syringe.

Top up master cylinder.

Connect pressure bleeder.

Pour 1 litre of new fluid into bleeder and pump up to 20psi.

Go round each bleed nipple and tap off 200ml or so.

Job done. You can cycle the ABS pump too, i did last year but not this year.

Keep everything utterly clean.

 

Enjoy ever so slightly firmer pedal and clean fluid.

 

@535i Andrew may have a proper write up iirc.

 

Is that really it?

The hardest bit sounds like it's gna be getting access to the bleed nipples..

 

Think I'll treat myself to a sealey bleeder! 

Thank you

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2 hours ago, apples12 said:

Is that really it?

The hardest bit sounds like it's gna be getting access to the bleed nipples..

 

Think I'll treat myself to a sealey bleeder! 

Thank you

 

Knew Andrew must have done a guide...

 

 

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19 hours ago, apples12 said:

Is that really it?

 

 

No its not that hard.

 

Traditional method using a 2nd person pumping the pedal.  I've never had an issue with flipping seals doing it this way on many cars but the purists tut at it.....

 

 

....so I bought a pressure bleed kit and adapted it to work off my compressor.  I've used this method to bleed clutches too, just not on a BMW.  Which if yours is a manual you should bleed the clutch hydraulics too.

 

 

 

And remember to reset the service icon.

 

 

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Completed the front speaker install, sound is improved as I am getting a better range of tones from speakers that are designed for the purpose.

It might do for now, the headunit is so weak that I have to have the volume bar just over halfway in order to get a decent soundstage.

 

Will consider a Vibe Poweramp to drive the speakers a bit harder. Will see if I can install it in the centre speaker area as I don't want to use up glovebox space and wish to keep the install as discrete as possible. Has anyone tried mounting it there? 

 

I was planning on installing a 12.3" Android system - not sure how to wire the amp and the Android unit to the headunit - any ideas?

 

 

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13 hours ago, fifika4074 said:

I was planning on installing a 12.3" Android system - not sure how to wire the amp and the Android unit to the headunit - any ideas?

 

 

 

Mosconi Quadlock – 2 Channel Plug & Play Cable Harness 5m (teamspb.co.uk)

 

Use this to tap into the connection to the headunit.

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On 17/08/2021 at 16:18, bmwmike said:

 but you really can't beat the pressure method - easier, cleaner, and less waste i find.  Pays for itself over a few changes i think.

 

 

Its definitely easier using the pressure method, but not sure about less waste as you need a minimum amount in the pressure bleeder to avoid pushing air into the system.

 

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And of course once brake fluid has been opened and sloshed around between different containers, it really needs using in a car's sealed system or binning rather than keeping for next time.

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MOT passed 8:30 yesterday morning, 57204 miles and no issues at all, big green tick.  New front brake discs and matching pads to solve the brake judder when braking from 40mph and above fitted in the afternoon.

 

Borg and Beck is the brand.  My chappie fitted them on my drive at home, £299 all in.  The old pads had loads of meat left on them but 'Pagit' are actually the worst of the worst apprently.  It stops wonderfully smooth now.

 

8k left on the rears according to iDrive then 'ill be swapping them out too

 

I can recommend my chap if anybody needs him in Kent

 

 

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5 hours ago, DarenF said:

 

The old pads had loads of meat left on them but 'Pagit' are actually the worst of the worst apprently.  It stops wonderfully smooth now.

 

 

Pagid is a reputable product manufactured by TMD friction that owns numerous other brands. I've used these pads successfully on numerous cars and have never had an issue. "worst of the worst" is just one person's opinion and one I'd never put my trust in. You'll find just as many people slagging off Borg and Beck or any other of the myriad of brake component manufacturers. All it takes is one negative experience which often has nothing to do with the part but fitting/environmental or other factor.

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On 8/2/2021 at 9:16 PM, fifika4074 said:

wanted to change the vanity mirror lights, can someone please confirm the bulb size/type I need? I can't make out the writing on the bulb, too small for my eyes!

See pic

 

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I'm a bit late I know but just found the BMW official eBay shop and your bulb i think...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-T5-12V-2-3W-Bulb-E92-E93-F01-F02-F03-F07-F10-F11-63217169186-/194195138914?hash=item2d36eea962

 

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12 hours ago, Matthew Ashton said:

 

 

 

Pagid is a reputable product manufactured by TMD friction that owns numerous other brands. I've used these pads successfully on numerous cars and have never had an issue. "worst of the worst" is just one person's opinion and one I'd never put my trust in. You'll find just as many people slagging off Borg and Beck or any other of the myriad of brake component manufacturers. All it takes is one negative experience which often has nothing to do with the part but fitting/environmental or other factor.


I couldn’t agree more with Matthew’s comment here, as with everything, you speak as you find and opinions often differ.

Personally, I’ve used Pagid pads and discs for many years on my own and customer’s cars without issue. I believe they have always been a good all round value for money brand…… but that’s just my opinion…… :rolleyes:

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Took the car to the local tyre place this morning to get a new tyre fitted (drivers rear was down near limits). They've told me that the right rear spring is cracked. 

 

Looks like I have a visit to the garage this week then. 

 

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Dropped her off for diff leak sorted.

 

Dwmotorworks Newcastle bmw specialist.

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7 hours ago, Rolo said:


I couldn’t agree more with Matthew’s comment here, as with everything, you speak as you find and opinions often differ.

Personally, I’ve used Pagid pads and discs for many years on my own and customer’s cars without issue. I believe they have always been a good all round value for money brand…… but that’s just my opinion…… :rolleyes:

Yeah a have and still use pagid.

 

 

Currently have them on our A4 b8.5 used them for years never had an issue.

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Carried out an oil and filter change, very satisfying. 
Used the extraction method (£12 electric pump from eBay) and by the look of the two 5ltr bottles I got the vast majority of the 7 litres out. 
So quick and easy not having to jack the car up and get underneath her. 

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6 minutes ago, Munzy123 said:

Carried out an oil and filter change, very satisfying. 
Used the extraction method (£12 electric pump from eBay) and by the look of the two 5ltr bottles I got the vast majority of the 7 litres out. 
So quick and easy not having to jack the car up and get underneath her. 

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Great idea.

 

Did the crocodile clips stretch to the boot battery to did you have a separate power source?

 

Going to do an oil change on my E46 but the battery is in the boot and the leads don’t look like they will stretch?

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14 minutes ago, Junglie said:

Great idea.

 

Did the crocodile clips stretch to the boot battery to did you have a separate power source?

 

Going to do an oil change on my E46 but the battery is in the boot and the leads don’t look like they will stretch?


There are battery posts under the bonnet on the F11 and I’m sure on all BMWs? 
Just attached the crocodile clips to those and worked a treat.

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On 22/08/2021 at 11:26, McG said:

Took the car to the local tyre place this morning to get a new tyre fitted (drivers rear was down near limits). They've told me that the right rear spring is cracked. 

 

Looks like I have a visit to the garage this week then. 

 

 

Called the garage this morning and was able to get car taken today. 

 

After inspection only drivers rear coil spring needs replaced. £225+Vat. 

 

Also decided to get oil service that is due next month done at same time.  £115+Vat. 

 

The oil service is up in price a bit since last time I got it done. 

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Got a ping from the IDrive driving home locally yesterday, rear right tyre low. Got home and checked pressure half of what it should be, and saw a screw in tread, just been to my local tyre place and not only screw but started delaminating on inside edge as my other rear did that was changed last year, hey ho no quick fix this time. Blackcircles £216 for a new one (Goodyear Excellence) booked in for later this week! 

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47 minutes ago, McG said:

 

Called the garage this morning and was able to get car taken today. 

 

After inspection only drivers rear coil spring needs replaced. £225+Vat. 

 

Also decided to get oil service that is due next month done at same time.  £115+Vat. 

 

The oil service is up in price a bit since last time I got it done. 

You can get service done at bmw for £129  not much more.

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On 8/22/2021 at 5:27 AM, DarenF said:

 

I'm a bit late I know but just found the BMW official eBay shop and your bulb i think...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-T5-12V-2-3W-Bulb-E92-E93-F01-F02-F03-F07-F10-F11-63217169186-/194195138914?hash=item2d36eea962

 

 

Cheers buddy, I bought the T5 LEDs off ebay, came from China - £4.29 for 8, nice and bright with a pure white light, link below

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293499383875

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On 8/10/2021 at 5:34 PM, Skynet5 said:

I'll email autoglass.

 

It's obviously a weather seal that act as a barrier to the seal that the windscreen is stuck to.

 It still makes contact to the roof, but the leading edge doesn't sit tight against the roof.

 

Its more cosmetic I would say, but water has a way.

 

Update: further research suggests this isnt integral to the windscreen installation and it to stop debris building up in the groove. I've gently pushed one side in a bit and fixed it, the other side isn't moving though. I wonder if it is even new. Doesn't look to be.

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So they inspected today. Not much resistance, none actually. They are replacing it tomorrow.

 

Mental that such a small thing can happen but actually warrant a completely new screen being fitted.

 

I think the guy will be sure to put the windshield rubber on nice and straight and not leave too much overhang.

 

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Fixed. Much better. Just pulled it and refitted.

 

Guy didn't turn the caps on the lower windshield cowl, took me awhile to realise why it seemed loose. Had to finish the job with my 5mm hex. Lol

 

 

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Loaded up the 5er for a 7 night stay at the caravan 3 case's 3 bags 1 pram 1 scooter 2 balls 3 folding chair's a pepper pig tent and a host of other things..

 

2 childern & 1 wife ( unfortunately :D) and were off ...

 

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Fluids checked and topped up , all tyre pressure's increased slightly the 163k N57 f10 is ready. 

 

 

 

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