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  1. SuperDave

    Is It Just Me?

    The e39 took a couple of minutes to swap the two wires round, a few people on here did it for just that reason. Doubt its so quite so easy on the G!
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    ISTA and DPF Regen History - SOLVED

    Soot is whats burned off with each regen cycle, ash is the underlying "build up" that will eventually kill a dpf assuming its regen operates as it goes. Ive seen another post where a 35d needed a new dpf at 57g of ash. Your next regen should start with mid-high twenties soot.
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    New car time - decisions decisions

    You dont see that many A7s around Chester, I'm keeping an eye out.
  4. I'd go with collant leak into egr valve given the frequency these same to fail.
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    M5 CTG number plate price drop

    Did my eyes deceive me or did this plate pass me on the a55 sunday afternoon?
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    I'll keep an eye out on the 483.
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    BMW Electrical Recall

    I thought it was to connect the indicators....
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Just to point out, access is much easier from the top if you have the 3 litre diesel.
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    New 520D - max £40k

    High beam assist out for me. On other cars for me its more of a hindrance than a help and with xenons probably even worse - mine used to turn down late and annoy other drivers or reflect off road signs and turn themselves down, and that was just with halogens! I'd prefer factory tinted glass but a decent tint place i used did a really good job aftermarket with no complaints from me plus you can always choose a slightly darker tint for the rear screen if you prefer. Saving on road tax will pay for it in one year. Id be looking at a way to add the advanced audio or HK if possible, and folding rear seats adds a massive practicality boost i couldn't do without.
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    Spotify Issue

    If mine works its within 5-10secs, i get the "addition apps" item followed by Spotify logo in the menu. If it doesn't work it just tries to reload apps all journey in the background. Often seeems to be if there's an update for the iPhone or Spotify app it wont connect until you've actioned it. Sound quality with the HK when connected via usb is awesome though. Recently enabled video in motion and the audio on some DVDs is pretty good too. Makes waiting around for small people a much better experience!
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    A few quid more than a decent indy but cheaper than Halliwell Jones who wanted £99! Just check your locking wheel nut, thats another £20 to replace, mine disappeared while at the local $tealer but realised months later- quite tricky to argue.
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    Spotify Issue

    I meant with Android! Iphone 5 onward should be fine with any BMW Apps enabled car, although mine still likes to refuse to connect some dsys. Others its fine.
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    Spotify Issue

    Afraid buying an iphone is your only choice. Android Spotify simply doesnt work unless you have a more recent version of BMW Apps, models since 2016 seem to be better (with Android)
  14. SuperDave

    F11 auto transmission fluid change done.

    Ha ha, I'd love to have the strength to diy this but current medical issues won't allow. I definitely have an MEng, have had hands very dirty (more tea, vicar?) but have too much of an incline on the drive and peeps walking past with dogs off their leads, always a good combination with trays of transmission fluid! Good to see someone happy to attempt at home and be confident enough - just hope the oil spec is definitely ok. Got me thinking about getting a quote from a place nearby that has an excellent rep anyway.
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    Garage turning off gps tracking

    Yes, but they could easily have said go and drive this for 15 mins and see if the boot opens to one of the service monkeys, and he probably would have done, quite happily.
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    Garage turning off gps tracking

    Funnily enough, our bodyshop was part of a vauxhall dealer too.
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    Garage turning off gps tracking

    I remember seeing the wifes e39 pelting down the motorway one morning while allegedly being repaired by our "approved" local dealer. Final straw in me pulling the car out and ultimately forcing them to pay for the repairs to be redone by Williams in liverpool. Be checking the mileage increase shown.
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    Warning, B&Q

    Walked into B&Q the other day and I was approached by a man in an orange and black uniform. He asked me if wanted decking. Luckily I got the first punch in and that was that. I was fortunate but you others may want to be on your guard. Enjoy the sun.
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    Windscreen Wipers

    As long as youre not parked on a hill, bizarrely.
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    Need a ticket...

    Brother in law seeking similar! Stupid prices so far.
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    Buying part worn tyres

    Unless I was 100% sure on the supplier and couldn't afford new, then maybe. I have bought them a couple of times but always inspected them myself for obvious defects. The second hand car argument is a bit of a moot point really, most of us would take make and outward condition of the tyres into account buying a used car. Personally ive replaced tyres almost immediately if im unsure of them. Moreso because if the owner has skimped on tyres then what else has been economised...
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    Erratic RTTI

    Given its a paid for service for me, I'm definitely keen for a free extension to compensate. Mind you, its not a TSB level of cock-up...
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    Update on Michelin Cross Climate Plus

    Yes, they are wearing really well and seemingly self sealing to boot! Yes a tad squidy under extreme loads when warm but for the assured grip in all conditions, comfort and low noise they're fantastic.
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    Harman Kardon - EQ tips?

    I'd say 50hrs is a decent amount of run in time, similar to any reasonable hifi speaker. You will get an improvement over this time. The HK "sub" woofers are really only 8" mid bass units that utilise the space in the underbody and door sill to create a decent volume enclosure. They don't shift massive amounts of air and have a chunky plastic cover which won't help either - that said they're still a great option that avoids the use of a separate larger sub enclosure with the obvious tradeoffs. Other 8" drivers like the SWS Earthquakes will develop a little more bass but not sure the cost would be worthwhile.
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    Update on Michelin Cross Climate Plus

    Found some interesting additions in one crossclimate today - one screw and one steel shard. Assume both have penetrated as ive lost 2-3psi per month, but interesting its not been worse, i guess the rubber compound is sealing the holes quite well. Anyway now back on the 275 width Michelin super sports rears, much improved levels of grip for our "summer"....