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    F01 740d M Sport

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  1. +1 for Automatic Transmissions in Preston
  2. Big White is the best wax imo, lasts for months. Google it
  3. Got my driver's side one out going in via the wheel arch and it looks exactly the same as yours. The passenger however seems to be slightly different in design and I wasn't sure where to yank it out from tbh lol so I left it. The water on that side does flow freely though so I know it's not blocked.
  4. I've pulled out the driver's side drainage grommet from underneath. Had to remove the driver's side wheel arch fender to get to it though but the water now flows freely when poured down the windscreen.
  5. Completely agree as I siphoned out just under a quart and now the sensor says all ok and the level on the dipstick is a smidgen under the max mark so I'm happy.
  6. Never used these but look ok: http://www.carmats4u.com/tailored-car-mats/bmw-car-mats.html
  7. Does anyone know if the 7 series F01 is affected by this issue? I only ask because I seem to get a build up of water on my driver's side but I'm buggered if I can see the gromet. I've only had the car a couple of month's.
  8. I take it nobody has any fitted to sports seats? :-/
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4456992/Shocking-moment-car-hackers-steal-60-000-BMW.html
  12. 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?
  13. 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?
  14. 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??
  15. 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.