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Chris Margetts

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    G31 540i xdrive

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  1. Chris Margetts

    Winter Tyres - PDC Failure

    Well I can confirm you can just fit the new wheels and the car will pick up the sensors... My particular problem was that they forgot to put the sensors in the wheels when they refurbed the alloys They took them back, stuck in the valves and chucked them on the car, everything perfect. Phew.
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    Winter Tyres - PDC Failure

    Hi. Yep did all that. Thinking one or more sensors are broken....
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    Winter Tyres - PDC Failure

    Hi, Hoping for knowledge on here before I have to go to the Dealer. Had some 2nd hand 19s 664Ms that were in pretty bad nick, allegedly the tyre pressure sensor was working when they were took off a G30. Got the wheels refurbed and then winter tyres put on them (run flat pirellis). Stuck them on the car today, on resetting the tyre settings it got to 19% and then paused for a good 10 mins and then threw up a PDC failure. I'm guessing the sensors in the wheels are either faulty, broken or whatever - they've been refurbed and new tyres so could have happened anywhere. OR I have to do something else to tell the car I have a new set of wheels? The wheels haven't probably been used in about 4 months against a car... (been sitting in my garage whilst I saved up the cash for the tyres and refurb). Read a few posts indicating that the system is self learning and should just detect the car - is this right? Do the wheels have to be coded to the car? Thanks (and apologies if answer elsewhere I did look...) Chris.
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    Which Dashcam do you use?

    yeh pretty good. Both channels go to the same image file which took me a while to figure out. Dealer never gave me the manual but I found it on the web. Ah sure as you know, BMW knows how to charge!
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    Which Dashcam do you use?

    I've the BMW Advanced eye 2. Works well enough and looks OEM. Pricey however - I think mine was 450 fully fitted. You get front and back to a 32gb card. Has parking modes and crash sensors probably like all of them.
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    Specification Advice

    I have poplar wood and it goes well with dark car and ivory seats. Random shot included.
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    Real world mpg and range

    I get 30.5 in 540 g31 on 20s. Do eco pro most of the time and generally stick to 60-80 regardless of road hardly do any town driving if none at all. Was hoping for mid 30s but only have 3k on it so may improve. 90 euros to fill up at the mo. Ow!
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    Joining the G31 Crowd

    yeh agree.. its all about risk. Travel 100 miles to work, would rather be equiped in winter tyres in terrible weather than not. Misses chuggs around town barely getting above 40 in any weather, so we don't bother with winters in her car.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    Mine gets the full works every 3 weeksish. Snow foam, 2BW, the lot. Wax every 6 months or so (although I tried Auto Finesse Power shell with my rotary and it seems to be going okay so far). I would love to do more but life gets in the way. I would much prefer for it to stay dirty than let someone hand wash it with water they have used for 30 other cars - ala most of the car washes round my way. Inside gets done weekly in both cars.
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    Connected Drive update

    Quite - used it once since I got the new car just to see what I could do... since then nada.
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    Off work, sponge out!

    Looking good
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    Which Wheels Will Fit For Winter?

    Yep... must have done some miles also as they are shod with 'Winrun' non run flat tyres... Sounds like a quality brand to me
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    Which Wheels Will Fit For Winter?

    I have the 540 xdrive and figured may as well get winters again. Had them with my 530d and if nothing else they save your main alloys from the worst of winter. I can concur its quite satisfying steaming past people with the winters on. Managed to get some 664m's - they are knackered and unfortunately staggered but they will have to do cos they were relatively cheap. Get them quickly refurbed in gloss black and then save my pennies for the rear tyres...!
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    Comfort seat question

    100% agree with this. The nappa is so smooth, including on the door and centre arm rest. Comfort seats + nappa defo on my list again on any new motor.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    31.6... jeez i barely see 30 and the car is in eco pro most of the time...