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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Puncture number 7 this morning on the M25 heading around to Egham. This time not a run flat gone but one of the Dunlop SPO1s. The tyre pressure warning failed on me and naturally trashed the tyre. After a lot of faffing around with wheel nuts that were too tight I managed to get the spacesaver on and get going again before BMW sent the breakdown truck. It was only when I got to my destination and I was parked on a very flat and level drive (mine isn't) that I noticed that the front n/s was about 4 inches lower that the o/s. Any ideas on what it could be please? It should be under warranty and both rear airsprings were replaced back in January. She's done around 75,000 miles.
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    Drivng in France

    They have just started this month. Currently the following cities and more being added between now and 2020. Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Lille, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Chambery, Marseille Loads of places sell them but the only place you can legitimately buy them is here: https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande They post them from France and they can take up to ten days. About £4 with postage. Fines between £59 and £117 for not having one. More info here: https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/law-change-for-uk-drivers-in-french-cities/ And here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/travel/2017/03/driving-to-france-check-now-if-you-need-a-new-emissions-sticker-to-avoid-a-possible-100-fine
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    Drivng in France

    Ok. 40 Km per hour. Better? That is only 25 mph.
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    Drivng in France

    And if you are caught driving more than 40K over the limit they can impound your car...
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    Drivng in France

    Thanks for the info. You should carry two hi viz vests, breathalyser, warning triangle, first aid kit, spare bulbs, GB sticker (so the police know who to stop...), headlight thing. If you are driving in many of the big cities also a Crit’Air clean air sticker on your windscreen.
  9. I have a 2012 F11 2 ltr MSport and we are thinking of a trip to France. In my browsing I thought I'd found that there was an option to change the LED lights to drive on the opposite side of the road yet there is no option in my Vehicle settings. Can anybody help please? TIA.
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    Locking nut will not budge

    I was looking at the spline type on eBay. Any better?
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    Locking nut will not budge

    A friend with the right tools managed to get it off. He ground 2-3 mm off the outside of the flange of the wheel nut socket that allowed it to go that much further into the locking wheel nut. After that it came straight out without slipping. No damage and the socket can still be used.
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    Locking nut will not budge

    Thanks for all the information. Appreciated.
  13. Hi. I still have the winter wheels on my F11 as I cannot get one of the locking nuts to budge. The old locking nut key was a bit mangled so I bought a new one (£27!) but even the new one is slipping out. I read a suggestion elsewhere that I should remove the other three wheel nuts and take a slow drive around a deserted car park. Anybody else have any better ideas please? TIA.
  14. It is a big step up. MY E61 was a manual but all the goodies on my ex dem F11 was a huge bonus.
  15. Yes it does if you consider that your £250 each summer tyres have a three or four month holiday in the worst of the weather. And you stop quicker and it's much safer too. And you get to drive your car safer if it does snow. But not at BMW prices!