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bmwmike last won the day on September 20

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  1. bmwmike

    EPB Workshop mode

    EPB FTW I think they are great too. Wouldn't have cables again.
  2. Those ARB really are puny aren't they ! I'd be amazed if they do anything about that corrosion but do let us know.
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    Idrive time different to dash time

    Worst "I've got a better watch than you" thread ever. Car been sat? I'd say low power than a software update required..
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    F11 N57 Intake Manifold Cleaning

    Edit.. was looking at wrong pic. Nice write up!
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    old problem has returned :(

    What did you do with the old unit out of interest? I'd be interested to take a look and see if I can figure out a repair
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    F10 door corrosion

    +4 but make sure you record a bad review on Google etc for them highlighting how a 7 year old BMW 5 series is rusting already and they didn't want to help regardless of the 12 year warranty. AND request a formal complaint against them via BMW UK or BMW corporate. I did both. I'll be getting my corrosion done privately at some point or I'll leave it if I'm changing car. I've cancelled mondial warranty too* for similar reasons - great warranty but pointless if the faux posh little grunts at the dealer argue every point, lie, and cut corners. * Balls of steal, me, I've got an n53.
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    F10 door corrosion

    Very poor indeed. I do think it's 95% down to the dealers (rather rhan BMW themselves) and essentially pot luck. Is a far cry from when I took a 9yr old 109k mile e46 that I had only just bought to a dealer and they inspected, photographed and documented a 22mm crack in the floor which then got approved by BMW for a new boot floor, courtesy car, and then a whole year later they contacted me for a follow up inspection to check it again and this time inject foam. That level of service is one of the main reasons I didn't even look at any other brands when I got the f10. A 9yr old car well outside of its body warranty. That dealer is now a long way away but perhaps I should give them a go sometime.
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    F10 door corrosion

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    F10 door corrosion

    My *honest* opinion is that these certain dealers are on the take with both BMW UK warranty claims and the Allianz Mondial warranty. By which I mean that they are charging customers for hire cars and anything they can claim as "betterment" (chrome strips broke sir) as well as cutting corners on certain claims "no need to replace both shocks sir" yet claiming for both sides off warranty. Fraud, basically. My opinion of certain bmw dealers is probably clear from my other posts, it's about as low as you can get. Experience with vauxhall for wife's car has, by comparison, been uncompromising and professional at all stages.
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    SAAB 9-3 AERO

    The saab has aged as well if not better than the pre LCI e90 IMO
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    Exhaust tip replacement

    Never! Red hot or go home
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    Exhaust tip replacement

    Brute strength Maybe yours are rusted on Or I'm telling lies, but im pretty sure they jus pull off. Perhaps some wd40 or penetrating fluid and let them soak a bit..
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    Exhaust tip replacement

    Twist and pull IIRC. That's how I got mine off anyway
  14. bmwmike

    ACS conversion

    +1 get an m5 instead IMO
  15. bmwmike

    F10 door corrosion

    Its not been painted. I got approval in the end but CBA going through the hassle. Fuck it. ETA simply don't have the time to go begging to bmw to sort it.