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  1. Taxboy

    F10 Grating Noise

    Do you recommend the tracking is done by the tyre fitting company or do I need to find someone with more specialist equipment
  2. Taxboy

    F10 Grating Noise

    It was tyres according to the dealership see my earlier post above. I've still got a bit of tread left so will find out for certain when I replace them next month. You should be able to get a free safety check so if yours is tyres it shouldn't cost anything to have it confirmed by the dealer
  3. Taxboy

    Wheel cleaner

    Another Bilt Hamber user here. I try and keep my wheels sealed so that car shampoo works for the majority of the time. Its also not good to keep using harsh chemicals if you want to keep your alloys in good condition for as long as possible
  4. Taxboy

    F10 Grating Noise

    The dealership advised it was tyres only and I don't suppose they would have passed up the opportunity to flog me a couple of alloys given the chance !! As per my earlier post the best way I can describe the noise is similar to a buckled cycle wheel which rubs against the brake blocks at the point it rubs against them as the wheel rotates
  5. Taxboy

    F10 Grating Noise

    Just to update this thread in case it helps anyone else. Car went into the dealers today and the rubbing noise is because both front tyres have gone out of shape. Even better the diagnosis fell under the fre safety check. Don't know if this is a run flat issue or I've just been unlucky possibly with a pothole
  6. Taxboy

    F10 Grating Noise

    0 Thanks for that I've had a feel around although I've got no means of taking the wheels off. I did notice that the front discs have a bit of lip on their outer edge so might be connected to that. The in car computer says I've got 2500 to 3000 miles left on the pads
  7. Taxboy

    F10 Grating Noise

    Thnaks for that - Ive got it booked in just rying to prepare myself for the size of the bill !!
  8. Taxboy

    F10 Grating Noise

    It's a quiet rubbing noise that I can only hear at low speed it repeats as you drive off the only way I can describe it as similar to brake blocks rubbing on a warped bicycle wheel in that you here a grating / rubbing noise only as the wheel turns at a particular point rather than being continuous. It happens driving with both the steering turned and with the wheels in a straight ahead position. I haven't tried turning the a/c off - mine always is on !
  9. Taxboy

    F10 Grating Noise

    As far as I know they are but might be warped disc rubbing against the pad ? The sensor light hasn't come on an I don't get any noise when braking
  10. Taxboy

    F10 Grating Noise

    Thanks for that I guess that may explain the road noise., hopefully Michelin don't fall into the category of ditch finders !! However still trying to track down the rubbing noise which seems to be rotation related ie something is rubbing at a certain point in the wheels rotation
  11. Taxboy

    F10 Grating Noise

    My 63 plate 520D auto saloon has developed a grating noise that I can only hear at low speed. I know it's motion related in a similar way to she you get a stone in the tread. The noise goes away above 20 mph but that may be because the engine an road noise masks it out. The car drives OK tyre pressures are fine. The only thing I've noticed recently is a thrumming tyre noise on smooth road surfaces, which goes away as the type of road changes. I've iniatilly put this down to the tread depth wearing on the tyres but may be related ?? Car has done 70k. Any ideas what this might be please
  12. Taxboy

    Best spray on easy wipe off polish

    Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer normally on offer from Euro Car Parts for about £8. Lasts about 6 weeks but very easy to use and the water beading is immense Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
  13. Taxboy

    Changing From Run Flat Tires to Normal

    Best to be on the safe side [emoji106] Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk
  14. Taxboy

    Changing From Run Flat Tires to Normal

    Ever been asked the question has the vehicle been altered from the manufacturer specification ?? Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk
  15. Taxboy

    Imported m5

    Me too. Back in those days you could have issues if it was imported from outside the EU e.g. Cyprus as it was difficult to get a certificate of conformity. However on a pre owned vehicle shouldn't make any difference Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk
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