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    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    I bought a set of wheels and Dunlop 3d winter tyres last year for my f11. Didn't particularly need them last winter, but as I'd only bought the car that year and intend to keep it for a good while I decided I'm better off getting them at the beginning of my ownership rather than wait for a bad winter. On the way to work one day a 1 series got stuck in front of me and a couple of blokes had to give it a push, they kindly waited to help me but it wasn't need as I drove straight through without even slip of the wheel.
  2. Have a look on the tyre pressure data inside one of the door shuts, it'll tell you the recommended size for winters on there. I use 245/45/18 on mine.
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    Sat nav maps

    Is it possible to update the maps on these hard disc based systems? If so where's the best place to buy? Mine is a 2013 pre lci car with pro nav, but I find it is struggling with a lot of postcodes that it really shouldn't.
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    Sat nav maps

    Which nav would I have in a 2013? Think buying it from bmw sounds the best option, £70ish for 2 years doesn't sound bad value either surprisingly.
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    front brake pad service indicator

    Bmw charge £199 for pads, sensor and fitting for a comparison.
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    520d tyres

    The bolts are a different size, they're m12 on the z4.
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    520d tyres

    That's good then, thought I'd mention it as hate for you to find out when you actually needed it.
  8. Is that usual mileage for you, or an unusual period? I did that mileage in 3 days last week! Managed 49.6mpg on one 150 mile journey, not bad for what must be close on to 2 tonnes loaded up with apparently child essentials!
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    520d tyres

    Have you actually tried fitting it to your 5 series? I only ask as the wheel bolts on the 5 are a larger diameter to those on the z4.
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    F10 door corrosion

    Had some paintwork done on my z4 coupe a couple of years ago, it was 10 years old at the time, never any issue with then doing it under warranty, however it did take the best part of a year for them to actually get the paperwork accepted. They even phoned me after doing the work asking for some details as bmw were being funny about paying them.
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    Pad Life

    Mine had pads front and rear at 36600 miles according to the paperwork I have. It's now done 62k and idrive reckons the fronts have 60 to go and the rears 49!
  12. I fitted non runflats to my z4 whilst it was still under auc warranty and it is still covered by the extended warranty. Never even been mentioned by the dealers.
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    F11 centre console ashtray

    Hi, can I have a price for the f11 ash tray, the smaller one by the idrive controller. I believe the part number to be 51169206347. Am I right in thinking that it comes as a complete unit with lid, but without the wooden trim?
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    F11 centre console ashtray

    Done
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    F11 centre console ashtray

    I used the number posted above, it was definitely the parts department. I'll try again later, is there a name I can ask for?
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    F11 centre console ashtray

    Phoned on Monday to pay, reference number meant nothing to the bloke that answered. Still waiting for a call back from somebody that might know.
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    What price for next service?

    It's the extra 'standard service scope' that really grates with me, granted it's only £20, but that's to check the fault codes and update the idrive, something which should be done anyway. That and the vehicle check service which is another £70, mines in for it's big service in October, everything should be checked then anyway, but still have to have the vehicle check plus the standard service scope. Going to be over £600 for that lot, considering using a specialist but there are none close by.
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    What price for next service?

    5 years and 60k miles when it was done. Think it had been leaking a while as I'd had a bit of coolant loss.
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    What price for next service?

    I didn't get on with one of the service advisors at Ashford many years ago, which was why I started to use Canterbury, then she turned up there too!
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    What price for next service?

    Ah ha, I had my egr cooler replaced a couple of months ago too!
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    What price for next service?

    Ah I'm the other way round, prefer Canterbury. Seems to depend vastly on which service adviser you get, some are great others really aren't.
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    What price for next service?

    Am I right in thinking you are in Kent? Which dealership do you use?
  23. Only fitted bars and cycle carriers to mine, easily a one man job. Depends how heavy the box is really I guess, once the bars are in place it should be easy enough to rest the box on them before moving into correct position.
  24. Anybody used this company before? Looking at getting some wheels refurbed, wondered if they were any good or not. Website says they do a proper tyres off, paint stripped refurb rather than a cheap and nasty blow over.
  25. Did you get as far as a price for the actual bulb? Eye watering I expect. I replaced them on my z4 a year or so ago after one did exactly as you describe, turned purpley pink in colour. As for the diagnostic fee, I once phoned to book my m3 in for a rear spring replacement, the advisor on the phone said I'd have to pay a diagnostic charge and when questioned why, very sarcastically said 'well what makes you think it needs changing'. When I responded that I had half of it in my hand his attitude suddenly changed and there was no fee!
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