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  2. I remember that happening. ..kick back was lethal
  3. Lol.. my Stihl is very easy to start. .. it was the McCullough that was a pig...
  4. Thanks! Shell VP it is. I'll report back on my findings....
  5. It's Doc. I upgraded from Mr T. Thanks for your input: I', actually on 110k miles, so I think a few tanks of Shell VP are in order.
  6. Ignoring your diesel-phobic diatribe (), many thanks for the top tip yet again!
  7. My mate also recommends Shell VP. Thanks for your help.
  8. Nice and very different. GLWTS.
  9. £140! And it depended on who drove! The wife could empty the full tank in less than 100 miles! the day after we got it we went to Glasgow in it (we live in the north west so just "up the m6!") i drove there and done it in less than 1/2 a tank an the wife drove back and nedded to fill up in Carlisle and then again when we got home! Just to add it was a 100ltr tank at 140.9ltr but you didn't need a calculator to work that out!
  10. Got the seats, the suspension and brakes were sold to help pay for the upgrades.
  11. How much was a full tank of the super in your cayenne, and how long would it last approximately? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. Not in southport Chris!
  13. I do love the shape/style of the E34. Hope you make good progress with it [emoji106][emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Also just to add, being a 2.0d I doubt it will make much difference on which fuel you use (as long as its diesel of cause! ) where as when we where running our cayenne turbo and ran a tank of 95ron through it it felt like it was going to jump out the engine bay and seize! We ONLY ran 98 or higher in that apart from the 2 times the petrol station ran out of super....
  15. I usually use a 50/50 mix of Shell Regular and Shell V-Power and avoid supermarket fuel whenever possible. Have used Sainsbury's fuel in the past on my Toyota 2.2 diesel (albeit with over 200k on the clock) which resulted in very poor cold starts and a cloud of black smoke on heavy acceleration. Switched to Shell and the car ran perfectly. Have never had a problem with any car when run on Shell fuel. That's my own personal experiences anyway.
  16. Maybe so, comes down to personal preference and opinions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. There could be a number of reasons for that. Using supermarket fuel is highly likely not one of them. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  18. Honestly, it doesn't make a difference, nor does it make a difference where you fill up, be it at a supermarket or BP. In the UK the regulations governing petrol and diesel are so strict that they have to meet certain standards. Sure you may notice a difference using premium petrol, but it isn't going to improve your engine's lifespan. Save your money and stuck with standard fuel. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  19. Thanks all for the informative replies. Unfortunately did not get the chance to carry out some of the suggestions from this thread today but will do when time allows. Am hoping that disconnecting the battery will clear the code by letting the computers reset? If not I will try the CTEK mentioned previously which should hopefully fully charge the battery. I also now remember that the car was standing for a month or so earlier this year with no charger connected to it which could explain the error? I get the feeling that the car may not be charging the battery to its full capacity so as to prevent damaging it as it may have lost too much charge? Will keep the thread updated.
  20. You get more mpg out of V power - maybe not enough for the premium you pay but personally the car idles and picks up better so am happy to pay the extra on the 520d. No issues here on 54000 miles and 7 years of no supermarket fuel. The 328i gets premium fuel but only because it sits idle for long periods of time otherwise as a petrol car it would have anything
  21. I am a believer in winter tyres, and got some 17's 225's run-flats P7's for my wife X1 X drive. She know her route to work, and never lost traction, during the winter. When I drove it, they were not as sharp into corners until about 2 mile had passed under the wheels. I only felt any tram lining when the tyres were warming on the front inside edge but twice a year I got the wheels aligned. I have just come to BMW from a Merc and I was well impressed with my Nokian Weatherproof. I have yet to try these on my G31.
  22. Car For Sale on Auto Trader I just found a great car on Auto Trader. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201707147385735?atmobcid=soc3 Rarer than sunshine in Britain
  23. Yup Needs an in depth deep clean inside, dechromed, detailed, 18" Style 32s and dropped on BC coilovers.... It'd be a great car then... Smooth, wafty and handles like it's on rails
  24. Yo Doc T! Is that like Mr T? Or ice T? at the min I'm running a 320d with approx. 191k on it (57 plate auto) we run it on tesco's fuel, and it chucks out a plume of Black Death under acceleration, but clears rather quickly, we do run a few tanks of V power diesel or the BP stuff through it from time to time and when it's ran on that there's not as much Black Death coming from the zorst! but I doubt your car has anywhere near the same miles and as such maybe run it on normal for a bit then if you keep it for many many miles then change to "super" its still an evil liquid no matter if you pay 115.9p a ltr or 124.9p a ltr....
  25. I've long considered a spare but cost and space keep putting me off also, there's not a lot of ground clearance around the jacking points on the F10 (M Sport), I wonder how easy it is to position a jack with completely flat tyres?
  26. Years ago, DIEsel engines could run on any old crap as they weren't very sophisticated (judging by the people who used to buy them) but nowadays with their all singing all dancing mega high pressure direct injection fuel systems you want to be putting fuel in that doesn't have twigs in it so avoid anywhere that sells potatoes, bread and milk off the same acces road and put decent stuff in it.
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