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I have actually had a BMW Dealer Service Manager try to tell me running a "Diagnostic Programme that was not "BMW Licenced" could damage my car" and BMW would be within their rights to cancel Warranty and refuse assistance !! 😁 Guess he never needed my custom anyway 🤣
I remember when onboard diagnostics began in the late 80's early 90's to many Manufacturers and Dealers/Specialists saw it as an opportunity to keep total control of their product. They also saw an opportunity to convince many car owners that under the bonnet there is a "box of Bats" and if you touch it yourself they will escape and your car will never go again 🤣 That education program has been so successful that there are thousands out there who don't know the bonnet actually opens and seem to think it's Dealer only access 🤣😂 It Grates with some of them that they are not the only one with a key to the "Bat Box" forgetting sometimes that they have a "Business" to run that survives on "Customers" and "Good Will" he will need you long before you need him.
Remember the Fault Warning can often be a symptom not the cause so if you are showing an injector fault check the injector loom,plugs connectors and earth points as well as the injector its self. With the Bro Inlaw's car it was definitely running rough no clever diagnostics needed.
🤣 if we’re talking butchered car/electrics/suspension/interiors then my car is the car for you🤣
As Dave said I’d also go with coil overs. If your not wanting to spend north of 1k you can buy a decent set of new coil overs from prosport (on mine) or stance plus. There is probably a few more too. I don’t mind the ride so much but it can be pretty savage depending on the roads. Soon find out what’s loose on the car lol. Speed bumps are a no no. No matter what size they are, however mine are set way too low from the previous owner and not one corner is the same 🤣
Am I correct in thinking the F10 has 8 gears? That’s a lot of paddling lol.
Deffo slip Ring and wiring needed. I briefly read into adding it to mine as a future project. Don’t think there’s is any coding needed. I think they will override the shifter controls? I decided against it for now, purely for the fact there is so much torque from these engines and the box will kick down 1 or 2 gears anyway depending how far you press the accelerator down, there’s always the little bit extra when the pedal feels like it’s on the floor but it’s not. For me, seems more like a gimmick 🤷♂️
This was probably the best guide I came across
Apologies if I’m not meant to post another forum 🙈
Thanks as always for the reply and sensible advice my X5 is running fine and there do not appear to be any issues with the engine it is just the warning message on the dash which has come up, so the Computer Diagnostic is showing an engine fault so not sure the BMW specialist (Not Main Dealer) Got a Little Arsey when I said I could runda diagnostic on her to see what it returns someone would have thought I had kicked his dog! So reconditioned or second had parts are out there, so I may look into a diesel specialist and see what the score is! Jim
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The only dumb question is the one you don't ask, terrific motor by the way.
Several ways of lowering depends on your budget, (1) lowering springs check the Internet (2) Adjustable spring/shock set (3) Butcher approach cut the springs
(1) OK but it is what it is once done if your not happy the only way to change is more springs?
(2) Adjustable spring/shock set would allow you to get the stance you want Would be my route
(3) Repaired 2 cars that have been butchered so NO just NO
M sport wheel check the internet I have read of folks doing this from Memory you will need the slip ring and a loom extension. Not sure on the coding
My brother Inlaw has run a few of these in Touring flavour he has had them ECU tuned and in practical terms like my X5 (manual and sport) once the initial rush has passed manual selection is rarely used they have so much grunt that if you tread on it's tail it just Goes
Kenny will be along he is rapidly becoming the world authority on the 535d 😂
Is the car running the correct oil ? Is the oil level correct ? If yes is the answer to both questions it could be a sticking pressure relief valve in the pump there is another in the oil filter cap or a dodgy oil pressure sensor. The fact it seems related to motorway driving and then slowing down sounds like low oil level.
I would first flush the engine to clean any crud from the system refill to the correct level with the correct oil plus new filter and oil filter housing cap. Changing the pressure relief valve in the pump is a sump off job so fingers crossed not that one.
There were some absolutely superb BMWs in the arena....especially some of the older more obscure models you just don't see around nowadays.
Good to see your Z4 there (next to my Z3), shame I didn't get to meet you in person
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These are pretty tough engines so unusual damage
Take a look at www.realoem.com it's a BMW online parts list put the last 7 digits of your Vin into the search box it will call up your model. Then in the engine section open the Cylinder Head section double click the part number and it will bring up a list of alternate part numbers and the Models they were used in.
These engines were used in several models from the E46 to the Z4
Good luck with the rebuild
Okay so I have recently bought a 2011 bmw f10 535d
love the car albeit i perhaps should have held out for an msport.
However the car is immaculate and low mileage so getting rid isn’t on my radar.
my plans - lowering the front suspension only.
im Un happy with the ride height at the front.
also looking to add an msport steering wheel with flappy paddles .
I assume this would need coding ?