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  1. Steveo1

    Car insurance

    Hi All. Just a quick one. Having a chat at work about car insurance and the topic of the value of the car your going to insure. I say the value of the car your going to insure is the amount you paid for the car when you bought it. My boss says it’s what the value of the car is when your insurance is due for renewal, so every year you need to get a new value for you car when your insurance is due. It has come about as the Machinist where I work has just renewed her insurance and she paid £5500 for the car 2 years ago, as its now not valued at that she is insuring it with a value of £4000. I know they I’ll only give you the book price if it’s written off but I’ve always insured for the value I paid for the car. Hope this makes sense. Can anyone confirm which of us is right. Cheers Steven.
  2. To be honest if my car goes in for any sort of work wether it’s a service or bodyshop first thing I say is “DO NOT VALET THE CAR” get some strange looks but got a lovely big scratch on the Sat Nav screen the first time BMW valeted my first F11 so after that only I clean my car.
  3. Glad to see it’s back in its stable Andrew and your happy with the repairs. Shame me about the should care taken on the inside but at least a good clean should sort them out.
  4. Hi All got in the car over the weekend to find the image of the car that comes up in the centre of the of the dash between the speedo and rev counter had turned orange when it is normally silver. It it happens every time you start the engine. It Turns back to silver when a passenger opens the door (see images). Any advice would be gratefully received. Cheers Steven.
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    Anyone else had this?

    Thanks for the replies it’s having a service at the end of the month. Thought it might be something like the sevice but thanks again.
  6. Steveo1

    New 540 ordered...

    Lovely looking motor. You'll have to give us your thoughts when you've run it in on how it compares to your F11. I for one will be interested as a 540 Touring is likely to be my next motor especially if I can get a 24% discount.
  7. As the title says how long before the good discounts start to show for the G31. I got 23% off my current F11 but at the minute can only find discounts of around 16%, only ask out of curiosity as my current PCP doesn't end for another 2 years but I like to be prepared. Cheers in advance
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    How long before good discounts?

    No only used Coast2coast as that was the site I used on my last car like I said only looking out of curiosity
  9. Gave the old girl a wash today and removed all the old wax build up around the window seals etc.
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    Anyone with Nappa

    Hi All Just wondered if anyone out there has Nappa in their G30/G31 and if so hows it holding up. Never really fancied it in a car before just stuck with the standard leather but do like the look of the Nappa with extra stitching in the G30/G31. Cheers Steven
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    F11 Brake disc scoring

    Thanks for the replies, off work for a few days next week so will be putting some miles on the car so I see how they look after that.
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    F11 Brake disc scoring

    Reading this thread with interest as a while ago I noticed some light scoring on my discs didn’t worry me that much as all my previous F11 have shown the same scoring. Over the the weekend I cleaned the car and noticed the scoring was a lot more pronounced and when I ran my finger nail over them you can feel a definite difference from the rest of the disc. I also noticed I have what appears to be the outline of the brake pads on the disc as if it has bitten onto the the disc and left an imprint in the disc. The cars has only done just over 3500 miles from new and just wondering if it needs to go into the dealer or leave it till it goes in for it’s first service in August. Cant say I’ve noticed and loss of braking performance or and wobble when braking, just looking for opinions. Cheers in advance Steven.
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    New car time - decisions decisions

    Voted for 535 touring. On my 3rd touring and my 2nd 535i started thinking of changing but when I look nothing grabs me like the 535 touring perfect blend of space and performance.
  14. What wrap are you thinking of?
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    Just a guess could it be down to the spec of the car, some options maybe in short supply.
  16. Snow foam followed by Swissvax car bath then Auto finesse Oblitarate then Auto Finesse Iron out (was surprised how much purple streaking occurred as the car has done very little milage)then washed again then dried with towels. Once fully dry I went over the full car with Swissvax Regular Cleaner Fluid then 2 coats of Swissvax Shield wax. The wheels got the same treatment all by hand not a machine polisher in site. May seem a little over the top but I enjoy doing it and the car is parked outdoors all year round. As happen to sshooie's neighbour an hour after finishing it it started raining and has not yet stopped.
  17. Gave it it"s 6 month deep clean. Took just under 10 hours to do the exterior will do the interior tomorrow. Now having a well deserved rest.
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    Bye bye F11, hello G32

    Nice looking motor much better than the 5GT. How do you find it compared to your F11 eg build quality and interior materials ?
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    De-laminating trim

    Thanks for the reply I will give the dealer a ring tomorrow see what they say. I thought it was a film at first but when you get your nail behind it's like a really thin hard plastic.
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    De-laminating trim

    Hi All Cleaned the interior of the car today and noticed that some of the trim around on the aircon control unit appears to be de-laminating. I noticed it some time ago but was only a tiny bit in the corner of the unit but it appears to be spreading (see pic below). You can actually get your nail behind the lifted area which is what makes me think it’s de-laminating. The car had just turn 17 months old and I have owned it from And the unit has only ever been cleaned with a dry micro fibre or Swissvax interior detailed. Just wondered if anyone else has had this issue and if it was covered by the warranty. Would you guys try getting it changed under warranty or just live with it. I ask as I know I can be a bit picky when it comes to my car.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    Nice spec there backtobeemer. Have to to agree with you about the 4 zone aircon and heated rear seats I have them in my F11 and if you carry rear passengers on a regular basis as I do they are a must. I have HUD only used it a couple of times don’t think I’ll spec it next time. To me the main option you’ve pick is the 3L petrol engine it’s a peach hope you enjoy it as much as I’m enjoying my 3L F11.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    How did you find the Xdrive system? Hope me you can make your mind up on your options.
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    How Long

    Hi All Not sure if this is the right section but as seen as this is the latest 5 series section thought you guys would be the best to ask. Had a call from the My Dealer to saying the usual stuff "they got to sell 30 cars this month and as a loyal customer with a car under 2 years old would I be interested in changing". Didn't bother as due to me being on 4 year PCP and have only had the car 18 months and covered just over 3000 miles. Got me thinking though how long before your PCP is due do you guys start looking at new cars? Cheers Steven
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    F11 Insurance

    Hi All Car is up for renewal in a couple of months and I like to start looking early as you can save online quotes in case the premium has gone up between now and the renewal date. Has something happened in the insurance world as when I have just got a quote from my current provider my insurance has double. My circumstances haven't changed I have made no claims so what is going on . Cheers Steven
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    Thanks for the Pics. Have to say the design interior and exterior is starting to grow on me.