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  1. +1 on getting the screen and blades as clean as possible. I find the Autoglym glass polish good if the screen is really dirty, but a bit messy due to the powdery residue. I use it occasionally, and their Fastglass cleaner between times. I bought some Autoglym concentrated screenwash when Halfords had it on offer. Works OK and 500ml will dilute 8:1 so 4.5 litres for £2.95 ( http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=255225&productId=1110035&storeId=10001 ). It protects to -45C too - but only if you use it neat! [emoji6] Someone on here helpfully suggested using a clay bar on the screen. I was doubtful but gave it a try and was amazed how much stuff it picked up off a very recently cleaned screen. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  2. Now the weather is cooler, hoovered thoroughly, Autoglym interior shampoo, followed by Gliptone Intensive Leather Cleaner then Gliptone Leather conditioner. The leatherwork on the driver's seat was grubby but not filthy so I'm a bit disappointed with the finished result. I'd used the Autoglym leather stuff 2 years ago and had expected great things after reports on Gliptone but I can't see there's much to choose between them in my case. May be something I have to accept with cream upholstery. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  3. I did already... Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  4. 7.8mpg??? That'll stop the M5 owners complaining!
  5. Where was that 49.5 reading from?? Doesn't sound like it's in Blighty! Still piggin' hot with me. It dropped half a click while I was trying to get the phone to focus - and the sunroof has been on tilt all day.
  6. There's a lot of confusion about the conditions required for a DPF regeneration to occur, the functioning or otherwise of glowplugs being one of the points often discussed. Here's yet another source of information amuse and confuse. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk DDE7_Regeneration.pdf
  7. Welcome back! I'm fairly new to BMW cars, and run an E60 diesel. I'm happy with it if nervous about the possibility of future running costs, but some petrol models aren't without their problems. To a degree it's 'horses for courses' in the diesel v petrol argument, but stand by to receive a wide range of opinions and advice from others more knowledgeable than me! [emoji6] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  8. There were a couple of posts on here recently that suggest the mechatronics unit is coded to the car, but have a rummage on the forum for more info. [emoji106] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  9. Another attempt. Used drag-n-drop and 'choose files' this time... 2011_BMW_Flyer_Battery_AGM.pdf 2011_BMW_Flyer_Battery_AGM.pdf
  10. Doesn't want to play via Tapatalk...will try PC later. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  11. A bit of bumf here about AGM batteries... 2011_BMW_Flyer_Battery_AGM.pdf Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  12. Car's been parked in full sun for 2 days - scorchio! Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  13. The original AGM battery on my 07 525d died 2 years ago. No stop/start on this car. The replacement was about £175 from Cotswold BMW. Guess it may be dearer now their shiny new premises are open! Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  14. This in the Forest of Dean People's Republic. Was 36.5 when I switched on. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  15. Only time I've had creaking during low speed manoeuvring the PAS fluid was a bit low. No symptoms at the moment. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk