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jannism last won the day on November 19 2015

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  1. F10 530d Owner - Remap Question

    This is why I always book Le Shuttle as an overheight vehicle. That way they put you in the coaches with a wider track.
  2. F10 530d Owner - Remap Question

    FWIW, I once got over 700 miles from a tank in my 530d. I drove it like a nun on qualudes. They weren't the most thrilling journeys I've taken. These days I get between 540 - 600 miles with a mixture of 3-4 long motorway runs which include about 10 miles in London traffic each way and country road/village journeys. I drive much more calmly these days but never shy away from flooring it when required (or desired). It's a mind-bogglingly brilliant engine.
  3. New car time - decisions decisions

    When I got my first F10, I remember saying to anyone that cared to listen that I couldn't see myself driving anything else ever again and whilst I see other cars that take my fancy I keep coming back to this point. For the money, I can't seem to find anything that has the same combination of quality, comfort and driver engagement.
  4. New car time - decisions decisions

    FWIW I have exactly the same decision to make in October. I still have tunnel vision for a used 535d Touring.
  5. I used the LIM quite a lot during the roadworks on the M3 when they had the 50mph average speed limit for precisely the reasons Matthew states. Constantly having to adjust the (standard) CC was a great workout for my left thumb but not much else but just resting my foot knowing that I wouldn't go over ~55 was better than the alternative. As it happens, I find I'm using CC more and more these days but would definitely prefer it if it was adaptive, too.
  6. 5 series launch control cheat

    I have launch control. I've used it once just to see what the fuss is about. Silly. Attached is what the manual says about it.
  7. Bye bye F11, hello G32

    I must admit I'm still not completely sold on the look but I reckon I could possibly forgive it that once I'd spent a few minutes living with it. Seems to me it's a fantastic car.
  8. Request for Harmon Kardon owners

    It's the HK system. Sometimes I do have it extremely bass-heavy but the vibrations I get remind me of the kind of systems I and my friends used to build years ago in a much more Heath-Robinson style. Not what I expect from a nearly £50k motor.
  9. Request for Harmon Kardon owners

    I've not yet had a chance to do this particular test but my rear parcel shelf (are we still calling it that?) often rattles and vibrates to various banging, bassy music. In fact, it often sounds like it's coming from the structure beneath it behind the back seats. Very annoying.
  10. Capacity of F10 boot

    That figure is correct.
  11. Roof box recommendations

    I got a set of basic F10 bars from the above mentioned website and occasionally borrow my mate's huge Thule box. Can highly recommend Thule as the fixings are a doddle and very secure. I found the locking mechanism to be perfectly adequate. You can hire roofboxes for pretty reasonable sums if you don't think you'll get your money's worth from a new one. Otherwise, as Superdave says, look for one secondhand. There's not a great deal to them IMO. As with most things, you can specify all sorts of bells and whistles and spend a king's ransom. I'm often guilty of forking out for the latest and greatest of all sorts of things but having chosen the budget route in this instance, I don't regret my decision one bit. YMMV
  12. I had a Twin Air Fiat 500. It was awesome. I traded in my E39 525d for it and then traded the Fiat for my first F10. No idea why I'm even telling you this. As you were.
  13. 530d - XDrive or RWD?

    ooh lala!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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