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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 03-09-2017, 03:57 PM
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Where is the ac drain on the f10?

Do I need to get the car on ramps to get to it?
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:26 AM
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:41 AM
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BMW tech here,,,,yes it's under the car above the transmission,,,,my blog page Bmwtechnician . com
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:45 AM
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Thanks!! Is it towards the front or the left or right wheel well?
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:48 AM
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If you're asking about the highs and low pressure plugs those are in the engine bay. You should see one of them but the 2nd is under the right air box tube on the 550
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:38 PM
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No, I wanna clean the evap coils with klima... wanna get to the condensation drain
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:38 PM
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BMW tech here,,,,it's sits just above the transmission,,,,inside the transmission tunnel area,,,,you will not be able to clean the coils from the drain area,,,,you will have to find a different way around this,,,,,my blog page Bmwtechnician . com
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:16 AM
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How can i can I clean the coils then?

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Old 03-14-2017, 11:40 PM
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BMW tech here,,,there is no easy access to the a/c coils like on older cars,,,,,sorry
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:05 AM
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So how do you access the evap coils to clean them? I feel like this a mystery you're walking me through --- do I have to drill a hole?

Can I get to them if I remove the microfilters and snake a tube into those filter slots towards the transmission tunnel???

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Old 03-16-2017, 12:53 AM
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BMW tech here,,,,if you remove the micro filter you might get alittle closer if you snake a tube down there,,,,good luck
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:42 AM
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Thanks --- how would a BMW technician clean the evap coils? How does the dealer do it?
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:23 PM
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BMW tech here,,,,we run a vapor mist inside the car,,,,which gets sucked up inside the recirculated vents
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:07 AM
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What type of vapor mist ... thanks!!
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:14 PM
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BMW tech here,,,it something that is supplied from BMW ,,,,,it's a BMW brand used for BMW techs
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:22 PM
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There was a post on here before about using an ozone generator. It basically kills anything organic, so if that's what you're trying to do, it may be the best bet.
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:19 PM
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There was a post on here before about using an ozone generator. It basically kills anything organic, so if that's what you're trying to do, it may be the best bet.
That's what I would suggest. I bought one recently and it seems to work on home/pet odors. I think you could let it run in the car while the car and A/C is running and it should do the trick. Not that expensive either. I think I paid $60 for the ozone generator I bought. Many to choose from on Amazon and eBay. All look similar.
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