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  1. I take it nobody has any fitted to sports seats? :-/
  2. Was wondering if anybody knows where i could get a decent set of seat covers for my leather seats as everywhere I've looked state that they are not suitable for sports seats/leather etc?
  3. Reposted here as not had many views in the 7 section Admin, feel free to remove my duplicate post from the 7 section if necessary http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4456992/Shocking-moment-car-hackers-steal-60-000-BMW.html
  4. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4456992/Shocking-moment-car-hackers-steal-60-000-BMW.html
  5. So, I've had the car around 4 weeks now and when i bought it the oil level on the dipstick and the idrive were fine (dipstick was at max) but last week the idrive started to show the level as high whereas on the dipstick it had not moved. Anyway i decided to leave it as after speaking to my usual (ex BMW) indy he said they're known to have the sensors to start playing up. But as ever me being me i decided to ring the warranty company up as i have 3 months of platinum cover with the RAC and they said they'd cover the replacement of the sensor so I contacted a different BM specialist (as my normal guy is not VAT registered) and explained the issue...Now, here's the twist, he said that apparently, BMW had made the dipsticks too long and that it affected a number of other model (GT) ranges as well and all that is needed is a bit of oil drained...He advised that if the sensor was playing up then there would be an error logged, which makes sense but ISTA does not show any errors. Anyway, i decided to suck out some oil via the dipstick tube and got the level down to the minimum on the dipstick and guess what the Idrive turned back to green (after driving a couple of miles) with the level showing at the max on the screen. I've decided to push on with the sensor replacement under warranty but logic tells me to believe what the dipstick is showing...I've googled around and cannot find a single story about dipstick defects affecting BMW's. Would be interested to hear from people who may have had a similar issue?
  6. It's the infamous scuttle drain issue that I'm talking about here. Just wondering if the F01 7 series suffers from the same issue?
  7. So, coming from the 5 series which has the well known issue of the drainage hole becoming blocked just underneath where the brake servo is located, I decided to take a look at the 7 series but there was no way in hell i could get my hand down the side to have a feel around. I shone a torch light down there but could not see any drainage points so not sure if the 7 even has them??
  8. Oil change done and the car feels a little smoother now. There were no issues to start with and overall I'm very happy with the service provided by Auto Transmissions. Sump was upgraded to the metal one too.
  9. Did it on mine last week. It was mapped out by Enda.
  10. If they can fit me on Thursday 20th then that will be a bonus as heading up to Manchester in the evening. Here's hoping... Thanks again Pidgeonpost
  11. Yeah did do that and there was one in Leicester so I looked at their reviews which were mostly good but there were a few bad experiences in there too. VMTP reviews are all good plus they respond to them...The guys in Preston are a good shout though and something I will think about. The trek up is gonna be the issue though. If they can get me in one day next week i might consider them...
  12. VMTP Midlands will be the place to go by the looks of it http://vmtp-midlands.co.uk/
  13. Anybody know of or can recommend a good gearbox specialist that uses zf kit as I'd like to get my auto box serviced purely as preventative measure. I'm based in Coventry so around the Midlands area ideally.
  14. A BIG thanks to Enda from 'End Tuning' once again...EGR coded out and the adaptation reset has eliminated the infamous lurch too
  15. What are peoples thoughts on getting the EGR mapped out on the N57 engines...I did it on my E60 M57 engine which is still running strong on 154k miles. My new 7 has 57k on the clock but have since read about higher cylinder temps and this worried me slightly. I say slightly because i still feel that stopping gunk building up in the engine still carries a stronger reason for doing it (tomorrow) but would be interested to hear people/experts thoughts nonetheless?