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jannism last won the day on November 19 2015

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  1. bmw 5 series m sport f10 juddering

    Yes, I was wondering the same. As Matthew says, should be 245/40 on the front and if those are 351m the rears should be 275/35.
  2. Auto wipers

    I took it in and explained the situation with the wipers - a very familiar story. After discussing them for a bit the service receptionist made a note to get them looked at. Apparently, it's a very common complaint and whatever it is that they've done seems to have worked. My only gripe is that they seem to have topped up my screenwash with water. Nothing spraying out of the left side for about 100 miles this morning until the ambient temperature warmed up. That's never happened before. Besides, the temperature didn't even go below -3 so plain water really has to be the culprit. Cheeky sods. The X3 was nice and irritatingly, the family preferred the ride. I personally couldn't live without the extra two cylinders though. Also happy to admit that, despite thoroughly enjoying all the bells and whistles of BMW's latest lovely interiors, getting back behind the wheel of my 5 was the best part of the day.
  3. Auto wipers

    Going in for its second service tomorrow so I'll ask if anything's up. Going to test drive a new X3 while it's in (easier than trying to book a courtesy car).
  4. Ambient Lighting

    Have you tried changing the colour? I don't know how many you get on the GT but as standard on my 2015 530d I have a choice of two: "classic" which is white and pretty dim and a reddish colour (can't remember what BMW have chosen to call it) which, while not particularly bright, is much more agreeable and falls neatly into the definition of ambient.
  5. Auto wipers

    Alas, it is now the opposite for me.
  6. Auto wipers

    Yes, obviously, I've tried adjusting the control on the stalk. I've never had a problem with auto-wipers on any of my other cars, and come to think if it, I didn't have it with my previous f10 but having read a fair amount on other BMW forums I thought perhaps it was a "thing". I'm getting to the point where I might replace the wiper blades to see if that helps. Maybe mine are leaving the sort of greasy smears that I can't see but the infra red can.
  7. Auto wipers

    Is there a magical cure for the abject awfulness of the auto wipers on f10s? I sort of understand how they work - "The sensor projects infrared light into the windshield at a 45-degree angle. If the glass is dry, most of this light is reflected back into the sensor by the front of the windshield. If water droplets are on the glass, they reflect the light in different directions -- the wetter the glass, the less light makes it back into the sensor." - but I'll be buggered if I can find any meaning from this in everyday use. It's crapping it down: nothing It's barely spitting: FULL-ON MENTAL GABBA HOUSE RAVE IN WINDSHIELD WIPER LAND Anyone else?
  8. Navigation activation code required

    Just email the dealer
  9. Check out the spec on this F11!

    Now if I could just find a similar one to swap my f10 530d for I would happily desist my near constant search for the next best thing for about 3 more years... F10 is *almost* the perfect car. It's just that my dogs disagree (they're not allowed in it).
  10. I'd like to do this but I've read that electric memory seats are a pre-requisite (which I didn't spec and REALLY wish I had) - is that the case? Have you documented the process anywhere? Great choice of leather colour, btw.
  11. Currently knocking on the door of 700 miles to a tank. Just averaged 48.7mpg on my journey from the shire to London. This engine is outrageous!
  12. Brake pad warning

    Thanks. Like I said my eyesight’s not so good at that range so I could have been looking at a shadow instead. I would expect to be getting the warning at something closer to 2mm I think.
  13. Brake pad warning

    My Brake pad warning light came on at the weekend, advising me to drive more cautiously and seek immediate professional assistance, etc. I've got a service due so I booked it in for the service and to have the brakes "looked at" at the same time. Earliest I could get is this coming Thursday at my local franchise dealers so my question is this: Am I ok to make a round trip journey of ~250 miles between now and then if I drive sensibly without damaging the discs? I've done 30k miles since new (almost exactly two years) and for about 20 of those 24 months it's fair to say that I've not been light-footed with either pedal. I've just had a look at the pads and from what I can see the rears have oodles left and the fronts have at least 6/7mm if not even more (I need new glasses). I'd like to think that the warning would give one plenty of time to book a service and carry on with life in between for a reasonable period but I really have no idea so I'm after some reassurance (please!) Cheers, etc.
  14. Typical. The day after I write that and it’s warmth and sunshine in Somerset.
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