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  1. Dropping run flats on my old F10 was a terrible terrible mistake, car handled like shit and I actually put a decent tyre on it
  2. Yes it will and it will release the hand brake in both normal handbrake engaged and auto hold
  3. Why not press auto hold and then just leave it on? Will pull the handbrake when you park car and will disengage as soon as it goes into drive or reverse.
  4. That is the exact reason i had in mind! Much easier and cheaper to do anything with brakes than a damage gearbox
  5. You will get that very same corrosion after washing the car. It will be long gone by the time you leave the car park. I would never leave the car only in Park. The handbrake is there for a reason
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    Faulty infotainment system

    Mine had the same thing. Started with a flickering screen, ended on a new head unit and screen under warranty.
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    Which Dashcam do you use?

    I have one of these albeit it has now been replaced with a newer model. Cost me around £70 last year and its been faultless tbh. I have a 32gb card in there and hard wired using a next base kit so all in was around £100. The image quality is very good from front camera, number plates easily readable, rear camera less so as its only 720p but still ok. Night picture quality also good. Only issue i had is the sticky pads that go on the windows are white and therefore visible but that's a tiny issue. https://www.amazon.ca/Recorder-Recording-Detection-G-Sensor-External/product-reviews/B01N4EAPOQ/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1 Knock on wood I've not had to use it yet, but I have had some close calls. I have also recorded two accidents which i did witness, one of which was a hit and run. I caught the plate and gave the footage to the poor lady, so it has paid itself off with a good deed many times over.
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    Too many thieves about !!

    Thats very strange and I’m not sure if it’s rather genious or stupid haha
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    Which Dashcam do you use?

    Wow what a rip off. What’s the video/audio quality like?
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    Too many thieves about !!

    Double click usually throughout the motor industry disables the interior motion sensor (when leaving something that can move in the car) so alarm won’t trip all the time
  11. Why would you leave the handbrake off? Also, impossible to not leave in P, car will not shut down and lock otherwise
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    DAB Radio problems.

    A) you should have stuck with Audi it seems B ) BMW also has that, you just need to turn it on in the radio settings
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    DAB Radio problems.

    older BMW's used to have this antenna amplifier in the C pillar which could be "turned up" that helped with reception back in the day. Not sure what the setup is currently however. If it drops out all the time I would take it in for an investigation. Problem is, if your dealer is in an exceptional spot where it works perfect, they will struggle to replicate the issue
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    Condensation in Icon headlights

    Ive had nothing so far tbh, but having said that I have had one lamp replaced due to the angel eyes failure. Will be on the lookout but nothing a couple of seconds with a hair dryer wont fix. Also, if you park your car front towards a wall or in sunlight during the day you shouldn't really have any issues even in the cold.
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    DAB Radio problems.

    Have you got anything plugged into the cigarette lighter? Phone chargers and dash cams especially wreak havoc with DAB reception
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    The 7 Series then...

    So, BMW were kind enough to give me a car for a day or so (after a tweet that my mother in law is flying into the UK and that I will have to ferry her around the UK). They decided that it would be nice for me to do that in ultimate comfort to ease the pain and provided with a 740d xDrive which had pretty much every option ticked and came to around £98k as follows: M Sports package incl. Design Pure Excellence package (extended wood inside, alcantara headliner, footrest in back) M Sport brakes Comfort access Soft-Close-Automatic doors Reversing camera BMW Display key Glass roof, electrical Sun protection glazing Comfort seat with memory Warmth Comfort Package (heated armrests and steering wheel!) Individual rear-reading light Massage function in rear Massage function, driver / fr. passenger High-beam assistant Driving Assistant Laserlights Surround View Park Assistant Remote control parking (completely sold on it tbh!) TV function Head-up display Harman/Kardon Surround Sound system The short story is I really want one! Haha. The refinement on the motorway as amazing, blasting up the M1 at "around" 70mph felt so so effortless. The spec is overkill I must say but a normal 730d with everything from that list except the rear seat entertainment and Icon LED's instead of Laserlights (not a big difference at all in performance), essentially the perfect spec that I want comes in at £82k quick chat with the dealer and that went straight down to £54k at 0% APR. That's very much 530d money and considering the discount available why isn't there more of these on the road? Really made me think tbh Some pictures below
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    Wiper Speed

    We'll be rejecting cars over poor wiper performance soon... looking at you Mr X because i know you're lurking somewhere on here
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    Wiper Speed

    such first world problems....
  19. Interesting post here, have a couple of questions; So your gearbox is pushing 770 nm more or less, you not worried about extra pressure on it? 8 speed ZF's seem to have a cap of around 700nm Millage will have nothing to do with key fob battery, its effectively the amount of times you will press the remote. Also, long press for boot or to open/close windows will use more juice than just opening or closing the car with a short press. But at such a low cost, nothing to complain about surely? E39 and E6x cars (both the lozenge key and then the newer start/stop button cars) all charged the key fob whilst it was in the ignition. Only E6x cars with comfort access where they key never went into the steering column did require replacement batteries. Very cool idea. I remember my dads E39 also had a little rechargeable flashlight in the glove box although the light that that thing gave out was abysmal
  20. If you said it was more akin to a howling noise i'd tell you to ditch the car and set on fire! My old F1- had an un-diagnosed noise when driving too, became so unbearable that I rejected it in the end!
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    Icon lights not happy in cold weather?

    Have you got the standard LED's or Icon's? Normal LED's seem to have a reputation for being rather shite hence I always recommend the Lightning Pack as the ICON's are miles and miles ahead
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    Rattles and annoying noises

    There was a software update for that - had mine fixed in like 2/3 hours. Not come back since
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    Rattles and annoying noises

    Mine is a June 17 Build and no real issues I must say, anything that has happened was remedied quickly under warranty. One thing that is annoying me however is the dipping mirror that BMW coded refuses to raise back up 90% of the time recently.
  24. Test drove all of the above today, including a long run in the B5. It is by far, the most complete car I have ever driven especially as an estate. I really cannot say more, it is simply exquisite. Really good offers on them too now, but an M5 would be cheaper to purchase but nowhere near as special or practical. X5 and 8 series make the current 5, 6 and 7 series feel like a generation behind. 8 is lovely but not really something I’m in the market for. The X5 however, will be a strong contender for me next to the 7 LCI in around 12 months time.
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    Icon lights not happy in cold weather?

    The whole point is LED’s is that they don’t get warm at all (compared to halogen or xenon bulbs) record a video of it happening and take to dealer
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