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Everything posted by SuperDave

  1. Playing Spotify from Adroid phone.

    Do you mean to use the Spotify app via iDrive for album art, play lists etc..? it simply won't work for Android unless you have a 2017 7series and a few other brand new models as i understand it. I bought an iphone simply to allow me to do this, great support from Bmw and Spotify for Android, not.
  2. F10 520d Exhaust fumes in cabin

    This is classic early stage failure. If you stick your nose next to the EGR on the next cold start you'll get a decent lungfull of exhaust, that should confirm its the same fault!
  3. G30 in the Snow

    Likewise in the 530d, not even full winters (crossclimates) and she ploughed on like a trooper, much to the surprise of a few drivers who expected otherwise i think.
  4. This months stupid award goes to....

    $500k a year in advertising revenue against their "entertaining" content. Something is broken.
  5. Frozen washer jets?

    Ah, i remember when there were two reservoirs - one for regular and one for intensive! What a waste of time that was
  6. This months stupid award goes to....

    Its an odd defense. Generous to call it that really. "West Midlands Fire Service said it would not charge the £650 deployment fee as his life was in genuine danger." I think it might still be, to be honest.
  7. Help/ Advice please - winter wheels

    They're going to be too small. Black sticker on your door frame has the standard sizes.
  8. Problems with New 530e M-Sport

    Their social media team love to jump in but are as much use as a chocolate teapot in most instances. I was told Android apps like Spotify would run just fine with pre2017 idrive. They do if you gave an iPhone, lol.
  9. This months stupid award goes to....

    Its not like the emergency services have enough to deal with. Should be charged similar as the police can with wasting everyones time!
  10. Middle 'headlights' do what?

    Ai, in the top 3 with middle laners.
  11. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Got new locking wheel nut. Local dealer did not have full master set. Spent an hour there. Local indy had full set. Five minutes there and they offered to short term loan it to me if needed.
  12. Middle 'headlights' do what?

    Ideal spot for some sort of 007 inspired gadgetry for traffic jams i think.
  13. my g31 order

    Youll find a similar lsck of knowledge in their techs i would imagine.
  14. G30 540i Xdrive Headlights

    Form over function, how very Italian of the Germans!
  15. RED X?

    The same. There will always be someone or two people who will be genuine in their enthusiasm for a product and possess some skills at selling, as a result sell it more widely than it might otherwise deserve.
  16. Michelin Cross Climate Plus fitted today.

    Yep snow forecast here too so got the rear pair of 275 pilots off in favour of 245 crossclimates - ive run crossclimates all year on the front. Wife and i can have a proper test as shes now in a real 4x4 with summer tyres. Johnny i think you'll find them good up to a point. There's no denying they do lose traction with a lot of torque easily enough but if you drive progressively on them they reward with so much better grip in the cold/wet. My pilot sports with 6mm had started losing traction on damp cold roads with even the mildest provocation so im glad to be off them.
  17. Variable Dampers

    On the F10 the sport VDC setting was never as firm as the m-sport factory springs.
  18. service the car

    I did manage to get a summary print out of every event held on the bmw servers for my car from the local dealer while paying for a service. One of the services took place in Germany after I took ownership.... Its certainly not an infallible system!
  19. Moving away from the 1er

    Sad day to see off the old 1er. Not looking back though - new Tiguan is settling in well, Android auto, i need in my f10 now, just brilliant! Overall I reckon my wife will use 10% of the available tech in the vw. Its got a bit likely MS Word really...
  20. Moving away from the 1er

    We've had to accept that as much fun as it was our high mile 118d is now far too small for the family so has been chopped in for a new Tiguan! Bit of a change but there is a lot BMW could learn from the brilliant Apple/Android integration, decent stock audio and dare I say it.... more competent dealers.
  21. Leakage AGR cooler

    Warranty and dealer!
  22. Leakage AGR cooler

    I was told the total cost to change mine was around £1k by the dealer. Mine leaked exhaust fumes externally rather than water getting in. Car is a little more responsive since then.
  23. F10 520d Exhaust fumes in cabin

    Almost certainly your EGR cooler unfortunately, mine was intermittent until it got cold recently and then was terrible. Sniff the front left corner of the engine on cold start, like inhaling exhaust fumes direct. Dont think its a complete coolant drain job but dealer didn't quite complete the bleed cycle fully. Sorted with a bit of driving and my sloping front drive. Good luck!
  24. Some tw*t has nicked me car....

    Bad luck fella, london doesn't seem to be too friendly to visitors. Must try that with virgin, claim daylight robbery each time I pay for one of their tickets, get a crime ref no and travel every second journey free.