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  1. 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
  2. I did already... Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  3. 7.8mpg??? That'll stop the M5 owners complaining!
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Another attempt. Used drag-n-drop and 'choose files' this time... 2011_BMW_Flyer_Battery_AGM.pdf 2011_BMW_Flyer_Battery_AGM.pdf
  9. Doesn't want to play via Tapatalk...will try PC later. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  10. A bit of bumf here about AGM batteries... 2011_BMW_Flyer_Battery_AGM.pdf Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  11. Car's been parked in full sun for 2 days - scorchio! Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. "Also I hear the brace strut bolts are elastic type for one use and replace (Torx-bolt with washer ASA M8X25), can I still get away with giving mine a tweak up if required?" Interesting you should mention this. When I removed and replaced the brace I reused the bolts as I didn't find out about the single use business until later. Haven't renewed them yet, maybe I should? [emoji53] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  16. That's a bad start to your holiday! Here's another one. Ex-colleague decides they've had enough of family camping so advertises large frame tent for sale. Phone rings. 'Hi, your tent still for sale? If so I'll have it'. She: 'Errr...yes still for sale but hubby at work - needs him to help me put it up. Can you come this evening'? He: 'No time. Just got our tent down from loft and it's been chewed by rats or mice. We're on ferry this evening. I'll come and collect it straight away'. He arrives hot, sweaty, couple of grizzly kids, pays cash and races off. Hubby arrives home. She: 'Good news! I've sold the tent'. Much rejoicing. Later that evening hubby returns from garage. He: 'Hey, you know you sold the tent'? She: 'Yep'. He: 'Well the poles are still in the garage'. Can you imagine the conversation on the campsite? Enjoy your holiday! Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  17. Quite a transformation. The interior trim and mods look great! Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  18. The A8 is a pretty impressive bit of kit, and if the forums are as helpful as this one you should be able to get plenty of pointers and with luck fix the faults. Could be the best way forward if the seller is such bad news. Let us know how it goes. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  19. Could be just fair wear and tear at that mileage perhaps. Even so if the oil and filter changes have been adhered to I'd expect the 6 cylinder engine to be good for a few miles yet. Perhaps change the oil and ensure genuine filter first just to ensure correct grade, then change the pressure switch if it's still flickering? Or do it t'other way round of course. [emoji1] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  20. You don't mention your mileage, but it's not too unusual in a high mileage engine for the oil pressure light to flicker at tickover when warm, particularly in hot weather. I've known people switch to a slightly thicker oil because of this. If you're use the recommended oil, the level is correct, and you've got no ominous knockings or rumblings hopefully you'll have many more miles in it. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  21. The keyless entry, keyless start, and folding mirror are things which a half-decent dealer should have checked the function of and possibly rectified depending on the cost of the faulty components and the price differential he has to play with. The mileage issue is sloppy but would be fairly inconsequential if everything else was up to snuff. The water leaking into the car would make it a non-starter for me unless the cause was pretty obvious and easily rectified. There's no knowing how long it's been leaking and whether there may be damage as a result (e.g. like the E61 water problems. Leaks can be like a running sore. I guess you could give the seller the opportunity to fix things as it may be difficult shifting it with the faults if a potential buyer also spots them. Good luck. Hope you can come to a satisfactory conclusion. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  22. ^ As Lennox says. Isn't the pain and expense of putting this through the courts going to be worse than just accepting the car as is and trading it in for something better which you can check over yourself? Just saying... Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  23. Always liked the look of the TT. Had wild imaginings of buying one from a friend who was thinking of selling. It had a number of electrical problems that no-one seemed able to diagnose and fix so she traded it in. Wouldn't put me off if I had the loot. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  24. Ah, point taken, but you did seem to imply that decent motors are only made outside France. You're dead right about the networks for non-French cars being poor over there though. Our Saab 9000 split the radiator top hose just as we arrived at our holiday accommodation in southern Brittany. The agent in Quimper or maybe Concarneau hadn't got hold of a replacement by the time we left France a couple of weeks later. Luckily for us the husband at the bnb we were staying was an ex-Peugeot mechanic and rose to the challenge of knitting me a temporary replacement from his assortment of spares. Hillman Imps and their variants - the memories come flooding back! Failed water pump=blown head gasket and warped cylinder head...[emoji47] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  25. Sacre bleu mon ami! Don't be too hard on Frogmobiles! We run an 11-year-old Berlingo as a runabout - a diesel to boot! I know it doesn't stand comparison with a 'quality' marque in areas such as 0-60, roadholding, equipment etc., but it hasn't a speck of rust, and is hugely practical for shifting stuff without jeopardising the BMW's upholstery. It has cost us peanuts for anything other than routine maintenance in the 6 years we've owned it and has carted us around the UK and France several times. It was visiting sunny Scotland just last month on an 1100 mile round trip. Didn't miss a beat as I expected. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk