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  1. huggy

    TFT screen clean

    It was a computer screen cleaner... I guess it had IPA or something in it and it took some rubbing
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    I have some knowledge in the testing of potential fuel systems but very sketchy and nothing even in the pipeline yet ... nothing to beat the 2040 deadline for stopping selling new fossil fuelled cars anyway, but hydrogen is SO clean, cleaner than electricity generation and we would need to build many power stations to charge a country full of electric cars.... who knows maybe hydrogen could lead to us all generating our own electricity locally instead of thousands of miles of transmission lines........... Unless doc Brown sorts his fusion reactor out sometime soon
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    Real world mpg and range

    Being given 2 litre versions of my 3 litre A6 over the years and now having 2 litre version of my 530 I wouldn't like to go back to a 2 litre car, the 3 litre is just effortless and glides along, it coasts for further and is smoother.... 6 cylinders always smoother than 4 surely
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    no it makes sense if you can do a lot of sub 30-40 mile trips, Pottering around locally I would have a leaf or something, saying that I don't use the wife's mini.... I am not convinced electric or hybrid are the answer, some of our sales reps have the 530e and its nowhere near as good as standard car on long journey as its just a 2 litre engine dragging a load of batteires around the country... a lot of sales and hype for governments and manufacturers to comply with current thinking but ultimately hydrogen will be the only answer, just a question of when
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    G31 Dash Cam Install (in less than an hour)

    Something I have thought about so thank you for write up. also, can people recommend which dash cam they have and why its good ?
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    Is It Just Me?

    Thats what I always thought and used to love it when driving a BMW compared to my 2014 A6 which was grandad style gear selector
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    Real world mpg and range

    With a 530D X-Drive MSport when i travel 15 miles to and from work I get low to mid 40's, long good A roads and motorway journey around 50 if I am not having too much fun but long journey for work when driving casual and on motorway it is easy to get mid 50's - 2 weeks ago on a 3 day trip from Lancaster to Newcastle to Northampton to Oxford (Cowley) to Croydon to Lancaster I averaged 65.2 on the Croydon to Lancaster trip and 62.2 overall from this journey.... admittedly the right time of day coasting through long 50mph section of M6 does help.... but 800 mile range is amazing from a 3 litre diesel
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Not sure I could live with that range, I recently did a journey from Lancaster - Newcastle - Northampton - Oxford - Croydon and back to Lancaster without refueling until I got back after nearly 800 miles 530D X-Drive MSport - 65.2 average on final day Croydon and Lancs and 62.2 is average for whole journey.
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    TFT screen clean

    I am always afraid to use anything, i sued some cleaner on an audi sat nav screen years ago and it took the reflective coating off in a patch, which then took me hours to get all of it off - - surprising as it only took a second to get the patch !! so I always use a good quality microfibre cloth and just breathe on the cloth and use that - and always tell BMW service not to clean car as it always gets smears on it..... I never touch the touchscreen either - EVER - as some passengers will contest too when pointing and asking what is that....
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    Rattles and annoying noises

    I have given it some of late and it does turn in remarkably well, very agile too,,,,,, and yrs much more fun than A6 - mostly because this accelerates far quicker than my 3 litre D A6 did ........ such fun
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    530d - XDrive or RWD?

    Yep, Germans have to have winter tyres form November to March but its often well below 7 deg which is not so often here, I had them on my A6 Quattro but didnt like the "creeping" effect when turning as the tread moves to release snow
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    530d - XDrive or RWD?

    M Sport
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    Rattles and annoying noises

    I just felt the Quattro was more stable, more connected to the road... X Drive just seems twitchy in comparison, I remember my first experience of Quattro stability hitting a deep patch of water on M62 on one side of car and it never even twitched the steering... Glad I have X drive BUT I have noticed leaving work and pulling out from junction in wet up hill the X drive will let a wheel go and spin a little before taking control whereas Quattro just never let a wheel spin AT ALL
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    Rattles and annoying noises

    Glad you seem to have got things sorted, mine is quiet(ish) now but do feel for a performance car the body flexes a lot more than my A6 Quattro did..... and in this weather I think Quattro is better than X drive
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    530d - XDrive or RWD?

    Since I got my 530D XDrive in March 2017 I have done 16,000 miles and average for whole time is 45 mpg - it suffers if I do daily commute of 10-12 miles averaging probably mid to high 30's into work and mid 40's coming home ( no i don't drive faster into work ) but on along journey I get mid 50's but if M6 is not too jammed and do 50 along entire road work stretch this can be as high as 60, and I wont say publicly what I do when its low MPG when on decent windy roads
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