Hello! New F11 B5 Owner

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Re: Hello! New F11 B5 Owner

Post by Gee.Singh » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:27 pm

Hi Paul
I have a B5 biturbo saloon already in Sytner Coventry with the same problem
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Re: Hello! New F11 B5 Owner

Post by ScooBeeFive » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:40 pm

Gee.Singh wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:27 pm
Hi Paul
I have a B5 biturbo saloon already in Sytner Coventry with the same problem
Regards
Gee
That's interesting Gee, thanks for the info. Just dropped you a PM....
Paul

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Re: Hello! New F11 B5 Owner

Post by ScooBeeFive » Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:17 pm

190Colditz wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:58 am
Rear air suspension units. Wears out at 100k km on all F11s
They decided to go a bit earlier on mine! I was driving home from a week in London at the weekend when I got a warning light on the dash followed by a serious lack of rear suspension. The near side rear air bag had failed. It's been into my local BMW dealer in Shrewsbury today for a replacement.

I've continued with the extended warranty so that covered the failed unit. However, I wanted both swapped so had to pay for the off side unit.

Service was good from the dealer, all done in a day and no complications. It was dark and very wet when I collected it so I didn't get chance to check it over - fingers crossed...... Felt great on the drive home though.
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Re: Hello! New F11 B5 Owner

Post by ScooBeeFive » Sat May 21, 2022 10:14 pm

I finally got around to buying a space saver for the B5. It was always going to be a bit of a gamble finding one that fits, but I ordered one for an F01 7 Series as the B5 runs the front brakes from one of these. Had a test fit today and it’s spot on!
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Re: Hello! New F11 B5 Owner

Post by Marc 76 » Sun May 22, 2022 9:49 pm

This is great to know Paul, thanks for posting!
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Re: Hello! New F11 B5 Owner

Post by Frosty » Mon May 23, 2022 9:00 am

Where do you store it Paul?
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Re: Hello! New F11 B5 Owner

Post by ScooBeeFive » Mon May 23, 2022 9:30 pm

I'll dig the part number out if you are interested in buying one. I ordered and collected through my local BMW dealer.

For storage, I've ordered a spare wheel bag that should be the right size for the space saver - fingers crossed as it hasn't arrived yet. I'm aiming to tie it down in the back corner of the boot with a strap through the wheel connecting to one of the tie down points. I've previously used a strap over the top of the wheel but you lose so much extra luggage space. This way it should still stay put in the event of an accident - I'll post a pic when it's sorted.

I really wish there was a space under the boot floor for a space saver - I'm sure you could modify it to fit but I don't really want to hack it around.
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Re: Hello! New F11 B5 Owner

Post by ScooBeeFive » Fri May 27, 2022 10:08 pm

As promised, a picture of it in situ and the part number (ignore the sealant above it).

It’s secured with a strap around the wheel and down to the tie down point in the corner. I had to cut a small slit in the bag to pass the strap through. I’ve packed a few other things in too which is why it looks big - jack, compressor, Disk Lock etc.
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