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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-19-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By Breach
Hey, guys. Help wanted, as suspension is not my...

Hey, guys. Help wanted, as suspension is not my forte. For some time now, I have been having this creaking sound in the front wheel wells which only happens when I'm applying the brakes and turning...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-16-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Breach
So you tried the emergency release (the one in...

So you tried the emergency release (the one in the boot) and it didn't work? Tried pushing / pulling the button for 5 secs?

In Ista there is away to retract it if the actuator is working....
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-16-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By Breach
I don't have a driveway. If and when particularly...

I don't have a driveway. If and when particularly grimy I take it for a pressure wash. Otherwise, it's 1 gallon of distilled water, Optimum No Rinse and a bunch of micro fiber towels. Said "no" to...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-14-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By Breach
You need to post actual codes, you know... This...

You need to post actual codes, you know... This only shows that you have faults logged in some of the ECUs.
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-14-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Breach
LOL!! This was fun to read. No need to look...

LOL!! This was fun to read.

No need to look it up - the P/N is in the photos - it's the PDC (Park Distance Control) gong.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-14-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Breach
1. From what I can see, for all intents and...

1. From what I can see, for all intents and purposes OSP = SAF-XO - same viscosity (75W-90), same current P/N and same uses in TIS.

2. From my limited research on gear oils...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-13-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Breach
I've seen all your videos, I think (keep them...

I've seen all your videos, I think (keep them coming!). If you go with OEM oil, it's actually quite easy - just check in ETK for your VIN. Now, finding a compatible after-market oil is a bit of a...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-13-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By Breach
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Forum: General BMW Questions 10-13-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By Breach
Yeah, all their techs have passes the formal...

Yeah, all their techs have passes the formal training/certification process. Does them make them care? Right. In fact the ISTA instructions don't even call for closing the oil cap, so you can say...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-11-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Breach
Do check at what amp-hours this battery is rated....

Do check at what amp-hours this battery is rated. From what I can see it's in the 90-95 Ah range. So, if your OEM one was 105 Ah you need to have someone first do a conversion in ISTA or use e-Sys...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-11-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Breach
Well, I guess I'm lucky to drive a pre 07/2011...

Well, I guess I'm lucky to drive a pre 07/2011 RWD - at least it's easy for me ;-) Otherwise, G1 *is* Castrol BOT 448 (http://nfuzedenergy.co.za/img/pds/40.pdf), and it seems there are a few G1-G3...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 10-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Breach
IHKA 801222 - missing DDE/DME release - potential solution

I'm posting this to save other folks from wasting time. For couple of years now my car has been constantly logging this error in the IHKA ECU:

801222 - Air conditioning compressor: switch off due...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-11-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Breach
Also confirmed by Castrol UK: "So the SAF-XO...

Also confirmed by Castrol UK:

"So the SAF-XO has now been renamed Castrol Syntrax Long-life 75W-90 so that's what we would suggest"

And some trivia from their engineers on why the spec...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-10-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Breach
So as I thought. Thanks guys!

So as I thought. Thanks guys!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-10-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Breach
Rear differential oil and type?

I was about to change my rear differential's oil, but then became a bit confused. Mine is a HAG 205AL one.

1. Is this an open differential or electronically limited slip one (it's the latter...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-25-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Breach
Yuck. Looks like it messed things up rather well...

Yuck. Looks like it messed things up rather well too. Good for you it didn't destroy the alternator/belt in the process .
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-25-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Breach
Hmmm, could be that the CBS estimate is in fact...

Hmmm, could be that the CBS estimate is in fact correct... But it doesn't make much sense as the rears don't get such high estimates. Also, normally, most of the stopping power is at the front brake...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-24-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Breach
CBS front brakes estimate keeps increasing?

I've been having this issue ever since the car was new (2011 F10, latest istep). Basically, the estimated life of the front brake pads keep increasing instead of decreasing -) Happens only for the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-24-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Breach
Interesting. You should still be able to open the...

Interesting. You should still be able to open the car with the key, open the bonnet, hook up a battery charger (may need a supply with 20-30A+ I guess?), which should at least let you open the trunk...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-21-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By Breach
Crankshaft venting oil into airbox?

Was doing some maintenance today (520d, N47) and noticed something odd. There was oil residue on the connection of the engine venting hose - the one coming from the crankshaft and going into the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-20-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,985
Posted By Breach
My (ECE F10) has a label specifying values for...

My (ECE F10) has a label specifying values for both low load and high load (depending on tyres/axle). Is it different with US cars? The pressure difference is something like 0.2-0.5 bars. I keep...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-19-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Breach
Find a shop experienced in servicing/repairing ZF...

Find a shop experienced in servicing/repairing ZF transmissions. I'm afraid you're looking towards spending some $$$ - you'd be lucky if it's just the mechanotronic. I think you're beyond an ATF...
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-18-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Breach
Per VIN it should be part number 51 12 2 158 793...

Per VIN it should be part number 51 12 2 158 793 (see below). But the OEM one comes in black and looks different - this looks like an aftermarket one.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-18-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Breach
Thanks. Yes, I'll likely do that - not afraid,...

Thanks. Yes, I'll likely do that - not afraid, but a hassle and time-consuming with all the million different screws and all... :-)

I checked yesterday, and at least with the M bumper it didn't...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-18-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By Breach
Could be so many things ;-) First task is to try...

Could be so many things ;-) First task is to try to locate where it comes from - front/back? Wheel-wells? Underneath? Engine bay? It helps to have someone listening from the outside.
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