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  1. F10 Wind Noise

    I pulled the panels off my E91 when I uprated the risible standard stereo. All went backs together with no creaks or rattles. At least, I think so ... couldn't hear over the music
  2. Bought 5L of genuine BMW screenwash, since reading the posts on here about other brands. Anyway, I've run out of screenwash so even the Panda will be getting BMW stuff ...
  3. Selling old car magazines

    This! In fact, last time I just gave away a huge amount to somebody from, this forum. I forget who (sorry) but I remember his 5er on my drive, pointing skyward with all the mags in the boot! He gave me £20 anyway which was appreciated.
  4. The grand tour

    My main objection to most recent episode was that it was almost all on the Jag stuff. Not enough variety. Still, I laugh at the schoolboy humour stuff. My Dad has a Jag and is not a crook so I don't think I'll mention the episode to him ...
  5. Fecking Ryanair

    Having carry on luggage removed from you, at the plane or gate and put in the hold is standard practice with all airlines, not just low cost. Sometimes it's necessary. However, deciding to add €11 per person per bag, knowing people were hoping to keep the bags close (cameras etc.) and it not being part of the original purchase is taking a whole barrel of piss. I have always detested Ryanair and their policies.
  6. F10 Wind Noise

    I'm pleased with my HK. It's not as good as I expected but it's good enough for me to enjoy listening to music. Pity it took 5,000 miles till I found settings I liked!
  7. New Grill Fitted

    I agree. Much better now. On my old E39 540i, I wanted the facelift style but the all chrome seemed a bit chrome, despite being correct for the V8. So I went for the 6 cylinder style of chrome outers and black slats and thought they looked very nice. I'm loosely considering the same for my F11.
  8. On the Jag, you get an orange warning first which means go and drive for a bit to regen the DPF. If you didn't see it, ignore it or whatever, it goes red. This is supposedly only sortable for about £2K at a dealer who replaces the DPF. Absolutely criminal! I think it cost about £150 at a reputable local garage to pop it out and clean it.
  9. PUBG

    Anybody else addicted? Been playing it most evenings for months now. Only one solo chicken dinner (in duos but my mate's internet went near the start of the round). Usually play duos or squads with a reasonable smatterings of chicken, interspersed with huge amounts of epic fails.
  10. F10 Wind Noise

    I agree there is a lot of tyre noise and very little of anything else. I have fixed the tyre noise in the same way Dave has
  11. I do 95% long trips so don't mind the devil's juice but wouldn't consider one if I did many short journeys. My Dad has an XF Sportbrake 3.0D and doesn't do many long trips. Recently it threw up the red DPF warning which means game over, go to stealer and spend £1800. WTF? Anyway, his trusted local garage was able to clean the DPF for under a tenth of that.... He'll get petrol for his next car!
  12. Too good to be put only in the M5 section ..
  13. I am currently using the EE Apple Music 6 month free subscription and have become addicted! Apart from an occasional hiccup with track names, it works well, albeit I had to back up my itunes library before I started as it DRMs everything! When the sub runs out, I think I will get the family version of Apple Music or Spotify Premium. Which do people find works best in the F10/F11? (Pro Nav, NBT). I use an iPhone 8. Any other (non car) related opinions between the two also gratefully received.
  14. So some nitrile gloves and long sleeves for this one then! Should reduce the bad language quotient a little!