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  2. Been offered new alloys

    Brand new wheels with part worn tyres? Does not compute (skim read the post tho)
  3. Yesterday
  4. 530d MSport XDrive Spec

    Sounds nice, the only thing I'd consider is adaptive cruise control which is just a fantastic thing. I'm not a fan of sun protection glass, but it's very popular. Shame you can't get merino, went for ivory nappa in mine, it looked a bit white on the configurator but I was nicely surprised when I saw it in the showroom. Feels quite luxurious compared to dakota, having said that the comfort seats in dakota look much better.
  5. Interior Colour Choice

    And based on all of above, cognac is love/hate, black is boring, ivory is hard to maintain. Midnight Blue is different, does not stain and easy to keep clean. I did not like it at all when ordering but its grown on me massively. Wouldn't pick anything different now tbh
  6. I use the ECP Triple QX stuff https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-accessories/engine-oils-and-car-fluids/antifreeze-and-screenwash/concentrate-screenwash/?542771151&0&cc5_701&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgs7RBRDoARIsANOo-HjxMBOaMdOfhhFjEIDzmftEgG51TiYJSijzcieXYGPAlg4cjZx81qAaApGpEALw_wcB Usually comes round on offer every now and again and you can get 4x 5L for £10 delivered.
  7. Been offered new alloys

    Are they 18" wheels from an F10? If they are, get the right sized tyres - detailed in a previous thread this week - and you are away with no issues. As your friend wants to give you wheel spacers I can only assume they aren't. I wouldn't put wheels on my car that weren't sized for it in the first place. Others will chime in shout me down I'm sure but why risk something as critical as the wheels and tyres on your car?
  8. Cleaning leather

    Thread revival Batman! Gliptone Leather Cleaner or the Intensive Cleaner.
  9. Best interior glass cleaner?

    Depending on how dirty or soiled - AG Glass Polish followed up by AG Fast Glass. Outside of screen and side windows are covered in Aquapel so generally only use the Fast Glass.
  10. V8 curiosity

    Bit obsessed with BMW v8s... I’ve had an e39 540, e63 645ci, e60 545i and now have an e70 4.8i x5. Can’t fault any of them.
  11. Headlights problem

    "Speaks a different language". Agreed - I err on the side of vague metaphor, in a bid to disguise my lack of actual, technical knowledge. Some call this bovine effluent, but I call it 'the way of the moistened tongue'.
  12. Headlights problem

    Hi. Not an expert - but perhaps the control unit for the lights is overridden by some kind of software? Matthew Ashton is the Daddy - he will sort this out. If in doubt, however, why not try removing/replacing one blub at a time? Sorry to give you hope! Just spitballing here.
  13. Fitted F10 Spoiler Lip

    Are you adding MORE bling? Did the grille porn set you off? And...has your car got 6 cylinders?
  14. I like that a lot.
  15. Wet Look Wax

    Zymol is a good call ... but if you want something cheaper but still amazing for a really wet glossy look... pick up P222 wax it’s about £30 and is a brilliant wax for show finish, it’s also one of the easiest waxes to use, finish is 10/10 but it won’t last as long as the Zymol or even AG HD wax ... but looks stunning.
  16. Cleaning leather

    A good alround leather clean is Auto Glym leather cleaner ... use with a brush and let dry naturally no fuss...it’s also brilliant on your leather sofa at home, but for them days your really doing a good deep clean... pick up Zymol leather cleaner and finish with Zaino Z10 Leather in a bottle.. smells amazing and leaves leather feeling like new.
  17. Best interior glass cleaner?

    I’ve spend years researching this, as a Vaper for 6 plus years am always cleaning my windows 2/3 times a week and I’ve used everyone of the ones above plus a shed load more, for inside of the wind screen it Auto Glym glass polish, for everything else it’s 3M foam glass cleaner ... esp if you have tints 3M is hard to get and cost about £10 when anywhere has any in stock ... it sells out that fast, it’s also the glass cleaner recommended by Paul Dalton ... yes that’s the same guy that charges £500 for a wash and dry.
  18. Been offered new alloys

    It shouldn't do as long as the rolling radius is the same?
  19. E39 wheels on an F11?

    Thanks guys for all the replies - clears things up for me nicely, cheers!
  20. Been offered new alloys

    Hi Everyone, My mate has offered to sell me a set of brand new 18inch alloys ( with part worn tyres) on them and also a set of wheel spacers, i have standard 17s on my car just now ... does anyone know if changing would cause any issues. Cheers Tommy
  21. Variable Dampers

    That would suggest that it's not working then. The last car I had with three discrete settings was a Nissan GTR and the difference between the three suspension modes was huge. Here's a relevant video:
  22. Variable Dampers

    Gar was this something that a sales man told you? I only ask because it sounds like something a sales man might say if you question the perceived lack of difference between modes. I have had similar tales told to me in the past so i am simply cynical these days.
  23. So here's my spec, ordered today, but obviously can be adjusted for a short while. This car is being specced for lots of long business drives and European family trips, so is heavily geared towards comfort and luxury. I like driving my own car, so have no options that assist the car to do the driving. I really wanted to get Merino Tartufo/Black full leather, but it wouldn't be delivered until June, as compared to early Feb without Individual leather. I tried dropping to Nappa, but don't like the colours (White/Black/Mocha). It's really annoying the selection in Nappa is so small, the same applies for exterior colours, there's just so little variety, almost all are silver/grey/black (I've just had too many black/grey BMWs before). So anyway, after that introduction, I'd welcome your thoughts: Drivetrain BMW 530d xDrive M Sport Saloon Mediterranean Blue 19" M Double-spoke style 664M alloy wheels Electronic Damper Control (EDC) Interior Cognac Dakota Leather Instrument panel, leather Headlining, Anthracite Alcantara BMW Individual Piano Black, High-gloss interior trim with Pearl Grey Chrome finisher. Comfort seats, front Ceramic finish for controls Steering wheel heating Seat heating, front and rear Split-folding rear seats Sun protection glass Technology Visibility package Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging Head-up Display Loudspeaker system – Harman Kardon Exterior Mirrors - folding with anti-dazzle Reversing Assist camera
  24. Newbie

    Hello mate from another newbie
  25. Variable Dampers

    I hear you GAR, but in my case I was comparing the switch between "Sport" (with Sport dampers enabled) and "Comfort"/"Eco" (with Comfort dampers enabled). And there's no difference in suspension between the two.. at least, nothing I can feel. (Of course, roads don't offer the same bumps over and over again all in a row very often, so it's not easy to be 100% certain).
  26. @MissCazmataz If he wouldn’t have done that to me he was out of order.

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    • Brand new wheels with part worn tyres? Does not compute (skim read the post tho)
    • Sounds nice, the only thing I'd consider is adaptive cruise control which is just a fantastic thing. I'm not a fan of sun protection glass, but it's very popular.   Shame you can't get merino, went for ivory nappa in mine, it looked a bit white on the configurator but I was nicely surprised when I saw it in the showroom. Feels quite luxurious compared to dakota, having said that the comfort seats in dakota look much better.
    • And based on all of above, cognac is love/hate, black is boring, ivory is hard to maintain. Midnight Blue is different, does not stain and easy to keep clean.    I did not like it at all when ordering but its grown on me massively. Wouldn't pick anything different now tbh
    •   I use the ECP Triple QX stuff https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-accessories/engine-oils-and-car-fluids/antifreeze-and-screenwash/concentrate-screenwash/?542771151&0&cc5_701&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgs7RBRDoARIsANOo-HjxMBOaMdOfhhFjEIDzmftEgG51TiYJSijzcieXYGPAlg4cjZx81qAaApGpEALw_wcB   Usually comes round on offer every now and again and you can get 4x 5L for £10 delivered.    
    • Are they 18" wheels from an F10? If they are, get the right sized tyres - detailed in a previous thread this week - and you are away with no issues. As your friend wants to give you wheel spacers I can only assume they aren't. I wouldn't put wheels on my car that weren't sized for it in the first place. Others will chime in shout me down I'm sure but why risk something as critical as the wheels and tyres on your car?    


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