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  2. I have a set of plush car mats for an F12/F13. They are cream/sand colour with blue leather piping. They were for a 640D, but I only had the car for a few months and changed to a Black M6 so I no longer need them. They are brand new. They are available for free, but would either need to be collected personally (Leicester, UK) or arrange for a courier to collect. I do have a photo but cant seem to add it in here.
  3. Morning Josh Welcome to the Forum If nothing has changed BMW AUC cars always came with a 12month comprehensive BMW Warranty which should give some comfort, there should also be the opportunity to extend it if you wish, maybe see if you can squeeze the sales manager to extend it Read through the 1 and 2 series posts not just this site to find an indication of recurring faults Then if all is good ENJOY your new to you Beemer Dave
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  5. Hi everyone 😬, will be purchasing a used BMW with in the next couple of weeks and want help making a decision. ideally I want something reliable as I’m in the process of buying a house and won’t have lots to spend afterwards. I'm looking for ether a 1 series or 2 series with a max budget of £15k, what engine would you guys recommend and what sort of mileage are those engines good for ? Have mainly been looking at the diesels but not a massive fan of 3 cylinders engines 116d/216d etc Also is BMW approved used what it’s cracked up to be ? ( this is the only place I’m looking atm ) Also the only extra that I want is the Harmen Kardon audio upgrade, haven’t experienced it but is it a big upgrade over the standard sound system ? really appreciate any help on the subject. I thought the best place to ask would be here 🙂 thanks in advanced 👍🏼
  6. I also have the 2025 X5 XDrive 40i with the factory towing package. You state that you can use a weight distribution/sway control hitch. However, my dealer is still saying that it should not be used because of the potential damage to the unibody. Can you please let me know where you received this information. I really want to use the WD hitch, but want to make absolutely sure that it is not something BMW recommends against. Thank you.
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  8. Thanks for your reply Dave, I’ll give the garage a call as they haven’t stated if it’s in the subframe or body. That should help me make up my mind. The car has sentimental value as it belonged to my late parents, but can’t let heart rule head 😔
  9. Morning Michelle Welcome to the Forum It would depend on whether the rust is in the sub frame or the body if it is in the cars body shell it will take a lot of work and once the rot is there it is difficult to stop. If it is the subframe that can be replaced 15 hours labour at (a guess here) say £80 ph is £1200 + parts + Vat so I suppose you have to measure that against cost of a replacement and how much you love the car Hope this helps Dave
  10. Morning Nadeem If you used your Vin number and www.realoem to find the part numbers that will be how a BMW Dealer would use it to find correct parts for your chassis. So it raises a question is the diff you have taken off original or is an incorrect replacement ? Is it the correct ratio. Jack up the car make a chalk mark on a tyre get under and do the same on the prop UJ get a helper to turn the wheel 2 1/2 times you should see 1 rotation on the prop UJ (as you have the Diff is off the car rotate either the input or a drive shaft flange and count the revolutions) I have just checked realoem and the part numbers I get for a BMW 3.0d F10 Diff are 33107630816 (new Diff) and 33107630817 (Refurbished) I searched realoem again for BMW 3.0d LCI F10 Diff and the part numbers I get are 33107630821 (2.56-1 ratio) or 33107630816 and 33107630817 (2.47-1 ratio) So I am at a loss where you have looked for part numbers as realoem doesn't recognise any of the part numbers you posted I hope this helps Dave
  11. Hi, car has failed mot today on nearside and outside rear outer suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded. Have been quoted 10-15 hours labour 😣 Does this sound right? Have owned the car since 2004/2005 - is it worth saving? Thanks
  12. Dave, thanks for getting back to me. This is where the confusion comes in, the actual diff came off the car was: 7573821. The ones that are specified on the website are 7578152 and 7584457. So which one was was it? 😭
  13. Hi Nadeem Welcome to the Forum The F19 and F11 models share the same ratio Diff 2.47-1 check www.realoem.com put the last 7 digits of your Vin into the search box it will bring up your model. Then look at the Rear Axel section you should be able to get the correct Part Number once you have the part number you can use it to search for a replacement If you double click the part number in realoem you will get a list of any alternatives and models it was used in Hope this helps Dave
  14. Hey everyone, I'm new to this, but I'm facing a bit of a problem with my BMW f10 530d. The rear differential is making a whining noise, and I initially thought it was due to my wife and kids. The current differential on the car is labelled as 7573821, and I'm having trouble finding a replacement for it. I found a 7574457 differential, assuming it would fit my car since it's the same year, but I'm unsure about it. On the website, it mentioned having either a 7578512 or 7573821 differential, and I'm confused about the two different part numbers as none match the one mentioned on the official BMW website. I would appreciate any help or advice from someone who has experienced similar issues or knows if the purchased differential will be compatible with my car. Thanks in advance. Best regards, Nadeem https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=FW52-EUR-06-2010-F10-BMW-530d&diagId=33_1592
  15. Glad that sorted the issue....cheap fix and worth carrying a spare as I seem to recall they are the same both sides?
  16. My much loved 2006 E61 97509 mile mot Feb 25 real good condition fantastic drive everything works with no issues only reason for sale is company car currently on private plate T7 WRU that willl come off. Open to sensible offers
  17. yes - changed out both cam sensors - exhaust side one had engine oil inside- and all been well since
  18. Someone posted this up on facebook, but was for the newer cars , F10 I think. I asked the vendor if he could do our tach and sent him a pic and a few weeks later he just shot me a message and we have one for E90 https://www.etsy.com/listing/1747272297/bmw-desk-clock-bmw-accessories-sticker?click_key=c18e8d8ccca89179783869bf2d18d601e287c32b%3A1747272297&click_sum=e97c78b2&ref=shop_home_active_10&frs=1&crt=1 Nice cool little desk clock, wanted to post it up in case others wanted one, if he is out as he only made 3, just message him and he will do more.
  19. Someone posted this up on facebook, but was for the newer cars , F10 I think. I asked the vendor if he could do our tach and sent him a pic and a few weeks later he just shot me a message and we have one for E60 https://www.etsy.com/listing/1747272297/bmw-desk-clock-bmw-accessories-sticker?click_key=c18e8d8ccca89179783869bf2d18d601e287c32b%3A1747272297&click_sum=e97c78b2&ref=shop_home_active_10&frs=1&crt=1 Nice cool little desk clock, wanted to post it up in case others wanted one, if he is out as he only made 3, just message him and he will do more.
  20. Someone posted this up on facebook and I really love the idea. I want to share with you guys, maybe it will be interesting to. I have E60 M5 clock and i'm really happy with it. If he is out as he only made 3, just message him and he will do more. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeamByB?ref=search_shop_redirect
  21. Is this collective complaint ongoing, I've just bought a bmw 2 series gran tourer auto 69 reg at 35k miles a week ago. Once we got it home and started using it we noticed a jerk in gear shift from 3 to 4. Got it checked and they said the gearbox was gone and its a known BMW fault. Going to try and get a refund but just in case they deny, we will want to complain
  22. Morning Stu Mole grips on the cable end has always worked for me Just asked an ex BMW Tech he says same part just the lever and mount are handed Dave
  23. Hi Dave, thanks as always! its definitely the unit that has failed. I broke the cable stop part off trying to frantically open the bonnet.. I’ll also replace the cable as that has seen better days. I’ll give quarry a try, no seller online seems to understand left and right? It can’t be the same part as it must fit mirror image. I don’t get on with my local dealership after they found my car had been written off and dodgy repaired and told me it was worthless…. They sold me it a month before (that’s another story) and gave it a 100,000 point check or something! anyways… I’ll be sorting it myself….. now to open the bonnet again!!
  24. Hi just thought I'd update my listing all my problems listed in this and in the pictures was due to an intermittent alternator regulator issue (over voltage) Cheers
  25. Morning Stu First is the mechanism actually broken or just the cable, I have seen quite a few and it normally its the cable not the mechanism. You should be ok changing just the cable I would think It seems looking at ISTA that the part is the same the lever and trim are different (opposite hand) All you have to do is stand on your head in the footwell to check 😂 If your still unsure ask someone like Quarry if they have the parts (I am sure they will) or even a BMW Dealer if your local one is friendly Dave
  26. This bit! …. Basically, this bolts to the footwell and the lever attaches to the cam. Pulling the lever (cam will go clockwise if it’s on the left) will pull the cable and release the bonnet. if I mount it on the right hand footwell, I would have to push the lever in, not pull it… or there must be a mirror image part for Uk spec?
  27. Hi Dave… basically when the expansion tank blew last week, I pulled the lever in the footwell a little too well! 😂…. What has broken is the cable end stop on the mounting plate in the footwell… the white plastic thing. I will have to replace the inner and outer cable too, but that’s an easy bit. the websites all show the part with the lever on the right of it, pulling the cable clockwise to open. The Uk version needs to go anticlockwise as it’s on the right hand side. hopefully it makes sense now.
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