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  1. 4 points
    SuperDave

    Middle 'headlights' do what?

    Ideal spot for some sort of 007 inspired gadgetry for traffic jams i think.
  2. 3 points
    micmatt313

    525ix refreshed

    Perfect timing with the new tyres
  3. 3 points
    Matthew Ashton

    Middle 'headlights' do what?

    Or to hide 100 million candle power search beams to blast the fools driving in front with their fog lights on when there's no fog!
  4. 3 points
    amauvis

    How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    19 years and 4 months. I win (probably) Edit: 166K, by me, from new.
  5. 3 points
    FIBAMAN

    How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    11 Years, 245000 on clock, 185000 by me.
  6. 3 points
    d_a_n1979

    Fitting LED day time lights

    OR swap your headlights for facelift Halo headlights, have them switched on and keep it looking like a normal BMW and not some chavved up 'I've added DRL's car
  7. 2 points
    Hantsxlg

    Interior Colour Choice

    Med blue and dark burled wood..
  8. 2 points
    Hantsxlg

    Interior Colour Choice

    i've ordered it on mine. Should be delivered any day now. On line comments seem to be that it is a bit of a marmite colour, but that everyone who ordered it really liked it after living with it for a day or two. I have a Porsche Boxster with the 'beige' full leather and I really like that so Cognac should suit me. Personally I dislike all black interiors. Too dull and depressing on a cold wet morning commute to work...
  9. 2 points
    sjak92

    BMW Bavarian motor woe

    Speaking as a lawyer who deals with things like this. Cancelling the finance is the stupidest thing you could do. Finance company is not at fault for selling you a lemon, they will sue you for beach of contract. What you want to do is REJECT the vehicle, with the dealer and the finance company simultaneously. You hand the car back and finance is settled. Stopping payments puts you at a breach and is an attempt to hide your head in the sand. Go go speak to a professional so that you don’t ruin you credit history and so that you don’t get a bailiff on your back side.
  10. 2 points
    The Livster

    Interior Colour Choice

    Sophisto and Ivory
  11. 2 points
    mobilejo

    Interior Colour Choice

    I haven't seen white on white on the G30, but saw it on an X6 and it was really off-putting. I never thought that interior/exterior colours needed to be co-ordinated until I approached this car and saw the white seats through the windows while still being able to see the white paint. Then I was like "damn, that looks really odd". So I don't know why it matters so much, but it does. I have alpine white with black leather and piano black. If you don't like dark interiors then its not for you but I have always liked dark colours inside with a sunroof for more natural light, with a light exterior. I love it, the glossy finish of the piano black breaks up the matte texture of the leather so even though its one colour, there is still a definite contrast. It also makes the black plastic around the stereo look intentional too
  12. 2 points
    vanhool

    Best cheap anti theft solution?

    I once went to view an Opel Manta for sale in Liverpool years ago, no owner but the car was open so gave it a look over, before jumping into the driving seat, I removed a small cushion, on turning it over found it was just a cloth covered piece of plywood with about 20 one inch nails sticking out of it, coverd by the cloth. I guess he didn't like car thrives. P.S. I bought the car it served me well, and enjoyed driving it for 2 years.
  13. 2 points
    Johnny Grabble

    G30 in the Snow

    Been everywhere today in a rwd 535d F 10 on winter tyres. No problems even when 4wd SUVs (including the wife's 4wd Kuga on all season tyres) were struggling. I lived in Germany for a number of years where they have proper winters and i learned a lot about winter driving. Tyres, not number of driven wheels, make all the difference. You may not like it but that's how it is. Let the torrent of abuse from the sceptics commence....
  14. 2 points
    NWJW

    Some tw*t has nicked me car....

    Years ago I may have been in the company of a 'lady' that I shouldn't have been in the company of, I may have had to make an exit out of the upstairs bedroom window, onto the extension roof and down onto the ground before running a mile or so wearing very little to get to my house. Of course, when I get home I reach into my pocket for my keys to find that I have no pockets and definitely no keys so proceed to crawl bare arsed through the kitchen window. She then gives me my keys (and clothes) back the day after whilst laughing a lot....
  15. 2 points
    jake13

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    That's how I did it . The problem with having diagnostic scanners is that you become a psychotic, obsessed zero fault goal seeker.
  16. 2 points
    Vlady

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Picked up the car, glow plug controller was changed, faulty codes were cleared, took the car for a short run and read codes again, this time no faults came up, so all happy chappy! The car was cold when I started it and the engine worked nice and smooth but will keep my eye on it. tomorrow should be quite cold! Jake13, you are right, mechanic said he managed to change the controller without removing the manifold!
  17. 2 points
    inkiboo

    Choosing an E60 M5

    Personally, I wouldn’t get an E60 M5 without a warranty. The bills they can throw up are utterly massive. Facelifts are better but as always, buy on condition and proof of servicing rather than miles. I’d rather a well sorted, higher mileage car than a low mileage one with a less careful owner.
  18. 2 points
    jake13

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    You can replace glow plug controller without removing the manifold, sometimes the toughest part is getting the big plug off. I have a magnet nut driver set which stops fastners falling off, magnetic socket inserts are also very useful to have.
  19. 2 points
    Retset

    What are you listening to?

    I've had Rammstein's Du Hast stuck in my head for ages now. Something very catchy in the mix of heavy industrial metal riffs mixed with Kraftwerk style electronica. Also, Sonne and other Rammstein songs often get unavoidably stuck in my poor ageing brain ...
  20. 2 points
    Matthew Ashton

    Reliability

    Yes, I was thinking about this a little more and I also suggest looking to BMW to take the car back and returning your hard earned cash. And then get behind the wheel of something with a longer history of reliability.
  21. 2 points
    740mick

    How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    Around 4yrs and 40,000 miles,our 530i sport has been a brilliant car to own.
  22. 2 points
    Clavurion

    How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    A bit over 11 years, 300 tkm. On our local Finnish BMW club magazine there was an article of 523i -96 which the owner bought new and still drives. Over 500 tkm on the clock and every maintenance archived. That's a real endurance test.
  23. 2 points
    stevecvo

    How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    From new -16 years and 7 months - 216000 miles
  24. 2 points
    bmwmike

    BMW Bavarian motor woe

    I'm impressed that he managed to type that all out on a mobile phone. Good luck OP.
  25. 1 point
    Monkeyfinger

    Interior Colour Choice

    The white picks up from jeans very easily... however, it cleans off easily and it makes me clean and treat the leather on a regular basis. That is a good thing, and there is no permanent marking so far.
  26. 1 point
    Phill20d

    Dirty Snowman

    He is really going at it
  27. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    535D What Additives

    +1 Additives are to be found in shops next to the snake oil.
  28. 1 point
    bmwmike

    KDS / Alignment question

    I paid for a KDS on my f10 two years ago and it cost £99 under some sort of value deal. I recently had x2 KDS done under warranty as part of other work that was done. Doubt you could get one done under warranty unless done as part of another fix. Personally I'd avoid a KDS freebie / warranty as they'll do it as quickly as possible and get it wrong. Hence x2. My first KDS (paid) was spot on.
  29. 1 point
    sjak92

    Interior Colour Choice

    I have a white G30 with Midnight Blue. Give it some consideration. I really like it and it break the interior up real nice. white on white is very pimp haha
  30. 1 point
    Monkeyfinger

    Interior Colour Choice

    Bluestone and ivory leather...
  31. 1 point
    Blobby

    What's being worked on today?

    Parts for most manufacturers. Get me the right rear springs for my daughters Yaris would you... I really don't want to ask Toyota
  32. 1 point
    farzad

    G30 in the Snow

    Unfortunately my 530e has been fine both on snow yesterday and ice today. I was hoping to miss work but the damn car performed well on the 60 mile round journey on both days.....
  33. 1 point
    I'm drug free man.. Unless you count Cholesterol a drug in which case I'm as high as a kite
  34. 1 point
    Thanks grizzle that more seems like the answer...the car was scanned this morning and according to this scan the car is equipped with adaptive lights....will try what you said. Thanks. Having a starter issue now lol. As soon as its rectified i will return to this post.
  35. 1 point
    bee

    Integral Active Steering alignment for 535d

    In the day I had an alignment carried out on an MR2 by a Toyota dealer. I complained of poor handling afterwards and suffered adverse tyre wear. I took it back to the dealer who admitted that at the recent calibration of their machine by the manufacturer, they had discovered it was out a lot. So admitting they were at fault I had two new tyres out of them and the cost of the alignment refunded (in form of a service/parts voucher), as well as a correct alignment once the machine was fixed. I would definitely go back if they have not carried out the alignment properly and claim any damages such as tyre wear.
  36. 1 point
    ttrw2

    Recommend a commuter car

    OK update, he looked at a Honda Accord but too big for his uses (commuting from central london to centre of oxford and cambridge). That red Volvo V50 seems favourite at mo. Second place is an Octavia he's seen (thanks Greig!) 20+ year old Beemers are not on the shortlist!!
  37. 1 point
    inkiboo

    Choosing an E60 M5

    To add, if the car has full BMWSH and is below 100k, you can add the BMW warranty.
  38. 1 point
    Left the F10 where it belongs when it snows - parked up in my driveway. Used my Toyota Verso workhorse instead, which handled brilliantly, not least helped by having a third pedal to play with.
  39. 1 point
    CHANGED LIGHT BULB.
  40. 1 point
    supertramp101

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    spotted over ip6 this summer
  41. 1 point
    Semkehead

    M535I Project

    Just some more images before the resto. The front arches were sound except the part of the inner wings that support the bumper brackets A replacement bonnet was sourced, rust free, 2x new wings, new front apron, battery plate and C-3PO plate in preparation. After some research i found ClassicBahnstormers from this forum. After a friendly and more importantly non-condescending talk on the phone Stephen reassured me such a resto would not be a problem. Having extensive E28 knowledge knew i had found a company that would treat my car the way i would like it. Needless to say i am very pleased with the progress so far!!
  42. 1 point
    These cars are amazing..mine went toe to toe with a rs4 and surprised a c63.
  43. 1 point
    Hi, You might have placed the antenna near some wiring that's creating the noise/interference. You could try re-situating the current low quality booster to see if the noise reduces or goes away. If not, get a higher quality booster unit and see if that performs better. Alternatively, look at perhaps getting a Digital Radio solution and add that to your oem head unit/setup. Cheers, Dennis!
  44. 1 point
    d_a_n1979

    Red Halo's

    Yup... Anything other than white/OEM low-glow just looks chavtastic IMO That's my opinion
  45. 1 point
    Yokozuna

    Some tw*t has nicked me car....

    She found it! unscathed and all the credit cards that where on show and the iPad that was on show are all still there!!!! And they have stuck 3 £130 parking tickets on it just for good measure so all in all probably the best out come thanks all for you advice and support and at least now the baby gets her favorite dummy back....
  46. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    Reliability

    As long as the insurance paid out before it was found!
  47. 1 point
    Retset

    Reliability

    All that down time after 2 months ownership. Not good. I would find out your legal rights, either from a free legal helpline you probably have included with something or Citizen's Advice. It might be an option to reject it and start again. In your position. it's what I would want to do if it was possible. Even if it means being stuck with a 535i next. (joke, Andrew ) If it's not legally possible, I would be pushing as high up the management chain as I could at your stealer for resolution/refund/exchange depending on what you want most. My 325i started giving problems at 10 years old. All to do with injectors/sensors/ECU/pumps etc. It had thousands of pounds worth done on it (extended warranty thank fook) and then the problem surfaced again. I know how annoying it is keep taking them to dealers and feel your pain. The recurrence of the rough running and orange light (even though it only lasted 5 miles) was the final straw. I wanted more space, xenons and a good sound system so chopped it in for my F11.
  48. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    Reliability

    Don't worry Matthew, I've edited your post to make it more helpful! The AUC warranty is great, perseverance is needed to get the issues sorted. The minute it faults, get on to BMW emergency assist and let them deal with it. This puts you higher up the queue in the workshop for getting things fixed. Make yourself a pain in the dealers side until its resolved to your satisfaction. Stamp your feet and make a noise. Sorry, like Matthew said, it's not much help but you have the warranty on your side at present. Although which dealer are you dealing with? There are two in the Glasgow area and one I wouldn't trust with a Mars bar let alone a V8.
  49. 1 point
    Matthew Ashton

    service the car

    We are saying that as the owner, building up a compendium of invoices and receipts that you provide when selling the car is much more convincing than an electronic readout from the iDrive. In the time I've had my car I've had worksheets and invoices for every piece of work, warranty and maintenance, whether under a service plan or where I've paid from my dealer for the car. Had the same when I sold my 16 year old Vectra that I'd owned since new. People love a pile of invoices (so long as they are for the car!).
  50. 1 point
    Del Boy

    Condensation on Headlights

    Are the caps on the rear of the lights on properly? In the wheel arch there's a little flap which needs unscrewing, in there you can see the back of the headlight, and the covering cap.
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