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  1. Ive got that lock.... Doesnt sound like its much use!
  2. Im going to assume hes pulled off a couple of hoses in trial and error (vacuum hose and fuel supply) in the engine bay while trying to bleed the filter after changing it and has perhaps then temporarily managed to connect the fuel line to a vac hose somehow in a rush. Sounds a bit far fetched and incredibly stupid but i cant see how else youd get that much diesel in the sump either. Garage then restarted to idle and moved out of garage slowly at low revs and just about got away with it except that diesel had started sloshing everywhere... Maybe bmw can read the electronic dipstick to see if it registered the level going high which it ought to have with that much diesel and oil in the engine. I'd have thought the injector failure occurred as part of the hydrolocking (as the car would not have moved if the cylinder itself was already full of fuel) and the ecu obviously worked prior to that or you wouldn't have been able to drive out so failed when the engine went pop. I'd be politely but very firmly informing garage by recorded letter (&email for speed) that you are seeking urgent independent inspection and given the likely cost of repair so far request a written description of what the difficulties were during the fuel filter change, what procedure they followed and why there was diesel in the engine bay on picking up, noting all the comments made verbally to you by the owner and that they have already opted not to offer to repair or investigate it themselves (if that's the case, if you have to take it legal you'll fare much better if you've given them a chance to fix it/resolve and they declined) Home insurance is a good shout with legal cover if you have it, trading standards can be quite good too. Personally I'd probably be hiring a sensible car for a few days if possible so you don't rush into paying too much for a premature fix until its clearer what's happened- if it comes to a legal claim you have a responsibility to keep costs down as far as practical but if the report points to the garage being at fault you should be able to claim the hire car back while yours is being fixed as part of your costs if you need a car for work etc.
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    What price for next service?

    Personally I don't expect an engine that's been run on fully synthetic oil to need a flush but I definitely think sucking it out via the dipstick is a poor substitute to draining. So they weren't bothered when you mentioned BMW were offering to charge you £40 or so more?Slightly confused! I'd still use Newhall over HJ or Williams.
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    Drivetrain Fault

    Oh brilliant.
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    Approved Used Warranty about to expire

    Definitely a good idea, peace of mind for a private buyer.
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    "Chugging" at low throttle

    How are your coolant levels?
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    Mercedes E63s

    Yeah, there was a lad on a motorbike with L-plates round here who used his throttle in a similar fashion but usually on the wrong side of the street or corner to boot. That all ended after six months or so- it didnt take much to figure out why a Transit with a stoved in front had been abandoned nearby. I think he can walk again now, luckily he didn't hurt anyone else.
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    Mercedes E63s

    Absolutely. There are at least a few advantages to living up north with some quiet dual carriageways within a short distance.
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    Mercedes E63s

    Hmmm, i resemble that remark! I imagine its a little bit addictive, cant beat a nice v8 burble.
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    Looks like I will be selling the 5 :o

    And there was me thinking you parked airplanes without any issue! Sorry to hear that Jon, the Golf at least has a more limited range of alloy wheels.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Magic eraser-d my steering wheel. Back to a decent non shiny matt leather, great!
  12. SuperDave

    Mercedes E63s

    Trouble is, everytime i hear that amg engine, i want one!
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    What price for next service?

    2014, its definitely no longer std practise to issue them with new cars, dealer seemed suprised i wanted to order one and it will be impossible to get a stamp for the mysterious vehicle inspection that is logged electronically as taking place after i bought the car but in Germany! Ive got a print of all services from bmw anyway which provides a nice summary in any case but i think I'll be saving my cash and doing diy&receipts from no on. Its quicker than going to/from the dealer and less agro. My coffee is better too.
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    Carly - free full version

    Ive now had a crack at ISTA/Rheingold with an enet cable on the f10 and been very impressed. Total cost £12 for the cable and used my Win10 laptop with usb network adaptor running a virtual windows 7 machine for the software.
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    What price for next service?

    I have no book, did you order yours as an extra?
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