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Chris Margetts

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    G31 540i xdrive

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  1. Chris Margetts

    Specification Advice

    I have poplar wood and it goes well with dark car and ivory seats. Random shot included.
  2. Chris Margetts

    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!
  3. Chris Margetts

    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.
  4. Chris Margetts

    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.
  5. Chris Margetts

    Connected Drive update

    Quite - used it once since I got the new car just to see what I could do... since then nada.
  6. Chris Margetts

    Off work, sponge out!

    Looking good
  7. Chris Margetts

    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
  8. Chris Margetts

    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...!
  9. Chris Margetts

    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.
  10. Chris Margetts

    Time to Change the Company Car

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

    Free 351M Wheel (okay 30 quid)

    Gone! Thanks to everyone that PM'd
  12. Chris Margetts

    Comfort seat question

    Yeh and if you can, for me add the nappa too. It really does make a difference. So glad i did. Comfort plus nappa is my best option.
  13. Chris Margetts

    Free 351M Wheel (okay 30 quid)

    Sorry forgot to say its a front wheel for both F10 and F11. Rear wheel for F11 (aka the 245 size). Its not the wider rim for the rear of a F10. Needs a good home.
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    Free 351M Wheel (okay 30 quid)

    Hi, No I'm not crazy. I don't have my F11 anymore so this is kicking around the garage which I need to clear. I have a box and to ship it to someone in the UK it'll be about 30 quid. So in essence the wheel will cost you 30 quid... It was a spare wheel that I ended up not using, it looks like it takes a lot of weights and the finish isn't great so you'd need to refurb it I'd say. Lepsons do a great refurb + straighten for about 100 quid so I recommend you do that. I've used them before and they do a great service and the wheels come back mint. Its not cracked or welded in anyway. First one to direct message me gets it... (I think that works) Thanks.
  15. Chris Margetts

    Pick 5 options only!!

    Too right I've had 5 series's for last 10 yearsn.. no way its an old mans car. Merc and Jag both have a whiff of old fart about them.