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  1. Thanks for this info. I will have them looked at asap and get them changed.
  2. rasg

    Anybody carry a spare wheel?

    The supplied wheel brace is hopeless and the jack will do the job but I have a long bar and also one of the those cross shaped wheel braces with a piece of tube if I am struggling to remove a bolt. The last space saver I bought was for an E61 but mine came with the correct spacer for the F11 and the right length bolts. I also have 19s and have never had a problem and I've had to use mine a couple of times. I do remember mine being the same diameter as my 19s though. Yours doesn't sound right to me if the diameter is different.
  3. I had my F11 MOTd today. Two advisories. One runflat tyre on the front is wearing unevenly and a Track rod end ball joint dust cover is damaged but is preventing the ingress of dirt. Sounds alright to me as the winters will go on in the next few days.
  4. I had Slime and a couple of other tins of Goo in my car and none of them can plug anything other than a small hole. All of my punctures have had big chunks out of them or the steel side walls just cut the tyres to shreds. If you have a run flat that you've been driving on for any length of time you will simply need a new tyre. When the pair of runflats on the front of mine need replacing they will be swapped for conventional tyres. I swapped the fronts a while back.
  5. A spacesaver is so much better in the long run. I've now had six or seven punctures over my E61 and F11 and I simply got bored of having to be trailered back for distant places for something as simple as a puncture.
  6. Blackvue are very good. Mine lasted about five years before it finally died. The cheaper models are so much better than they were and I bought a good quality camera for less than £100.
  7. I bought a few Duracells from Amazon a while back and they don't last longer than three months on the F11. Not the first time I've bought the button batteries from Amazon and had the same problem.
  8. My F11 doesn't but I wish it did. My original dashcam was plugged in the rear seat ciggy lighter socket. When the new one was wired I added a double USB in the front ciggy socket. Handy for charging ecigs etc.
  9. I already have. I thought that a ban was given if you are doing double the speed limit or over 100 mph. Must be a more enlightened police area... A pal of mine was caught doing 60 in a 30 at 4.00 am quite a few years ago and received a 6 week ban. No points and no fine.
  10. I thought it was a 100 mph. I set it at 90 which means I am driving at around 86/87 mph real speed. I just use the up and down function of the cruise control to speed up or slow down.
  11. I had to change my rear pads at just over 70K and the fronts at 73K. LIM is set to warn me if I drive into instant ban territory, set at 90mph. I use cruise control a lot and do a lot of motorway driving.
  12. Was the old one easy to get out? I have a coin (I think) that prevents the door at the top fully opening.
  13. No! This time it was the n/s rear. The stuck locking nuts were on the front. Maybe but it worked six times before. And it's working fine now.
  14. Maybe it was unlucky puncture number 7... The TPW always worked before and it worked when the space saver was on. Just not with the real, non run flat tyre on the back of the car. Really bugged me as it was a small screw through the middle of the tyre. An easy fix that I could have done myself if I'd known I had the problem.
  15. Thanks for this. The drop on the near side was pointed out to me by a customer but the space saver was on the car at the time. And it was 100 mm. Not 10 mm! When the car had a new tyre put on all is back to normal. Thanks for the info.