Doesn't time fly.
Hard to believe it was 5-years ago today I was picking up the F11 535i, on the way back home from Wiltshire. Doesn't feel like that time at all, more like 3-years.
Must say something about the car as well, as there is no feeling it has been about too long, or it ought to be moved on. Have the same feelings driving it today, as I did the first week of ownership. At present any change would need to be to something similar, (G31) or there is no point at all in even considering another car. Needs could change in the future, but at present best to stay with what I enjoy every drive.
Not much to add to my F11 535i Review; "Into its 7th Year", topic. Other than the mileage has rolled over 43,000 and the outstanding warranty work has been completed. Satnav maps up to date and ConnectedDrive paid for another year. Total costs of ownership over the 5-years work out at about 106ppm, held up by low annual mileage.
I've had one more overnight suspension drop (just...
Finally got round to posting a bit of a DIY about my audio install. This applies to a 2015 535d GT (F07), but the same speakers are used in the F10 and F11.
I started with the base system with no tweeters and 6" underseat subs. The principle is to take the high level outputs from the stock head unit (4 channels) and feed them to the Mosconi amp. I purchased all the audio bits from www.teamspb.co.uk , they also supplied a loom and quad loom adapter which is required if your have Nav and blue tooth etc, but I did not use either of these as I did not fancy taking the head unit out and running the (massive) loom from front to back. Instead I spliced into the speaker cables underneath the seats. All the BMW bits came from Ed at Cotswolds (thanks Ed)
The kit lists is as follows:
BMW tweeter grils (front door mirror sails) Part no.51337197859 & 60
BMW tweeter grills (rear door) part no. 51427216480 depending on colour
10x door card...