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  1. RobM

    Anyone else had this?

    It's orange as it's a warning. Just like the open door is orange when the rest of the car is silver.
  2. It's a real shame they don't appear to offer these in 275 width. It rules it out for anybody with the staggered wheel setup.
  3. RobM

    F10 DAB issues.

    The DAB aerial in the F10 is a lot weaker than most other cars I've owned, but if you're having regular dropouts I'd bet you it's something you have plugged into one of the electrical / cig sockets. I've had USB phone chargers that totally ruin DAB signal, and the moment they're unplugged the signal stabilises. If you have a dash cam, satnav or anything similar plugged into the front or the rear sockets, try removing it for a while and see what happens.
  4. I leave the lights permanently on Auto and the Angel Eyes are on all the time, with the dipped beam turning on only when the light level drops. When this happens, the dash displays a logo showing the lights are on and the Angel Eyes dim (or, they were, but I coded them to be 100% all the time).
  5. RobM

    Phone mounts.

    I use a Brodit cradle with a Brodit ProClip. Not cheap, but very solid and very safe. The ProClip screws into the dash by removing the climate panel, so it's incredibly secure and it sits at a nice height; out of eyesight, yet within reach and easy to see. You have a choice of cradles, but I went for an adjustable one (so it works with and without cases) with a Lightning passthrough port. I then use an iPhone cable, routed along the side of the armrest, into the glovebox where my USB port is (it would be easier if it was in the glovebox). This means I pop the phone in the cradle and it starts charging and is available as an external device to play music through.
  6. Nope, just means you haven't found the damage / change / missing thing yet.
  7. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    A direct replacement, so Falken FK510 again. Part of the warranty claim process insists on replacing them with as close to equivalent as possible.
  8. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    Update... Replacement tyres were fitted today, after the garage clarified the warranty process. I've only had one quick drive since but it feels immediately better, back to before this saga began. I need to cover more miles before I'll be entirely satisfied though. Now I've just got to hope Falken find a problem and I get my money back!
  9. Mine are increasing - for the rear's, I was at 3400 when I bought the car just over a year ago and I'm up to 4100 now. I think they must be repairing themselves.
  10. The first time I got caught speeding went along these lines too! I was behind other cars who were also speeding, but being at the back meant I was the first car the Police caught up with (it was one Police car aiming the gun, another heading off to chase people down). The morale of the story... always overtake.
  11. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    If replacement tyres don't make a positive difference, it'll be in for diagnostics at my local Indi, so I'll keep this post updated.
  12. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    Generally speaking, I agree 100%. But, I go through a set of tyres a year on the rear and my driving is 90% motorway (which makes this vibration all the more annoying) and the Falken tyres have served me really well. They are quiet, last well and the wet braking is superb, so given the price, I've been more than happy. Previously, I've stuck with Goodyear EfficientGrip Sport or Michelin PS4's.
  13. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    I'm near Southampton, so about as far from you as I could get! Thank you for the offer, I appreciate it. I am thinking along similar lines though... not necessarily new wheels, but new tyres. This mornings drive wasn't fun, so I'm going to try and raise a warranty claim for the tyres. The more I think about it, the more I convince myself it must be tyres. It was fine before the new tyres, the wheels are the same and four garages have tried to balance them (inc. the Hunter balancing) and it's still bad. The chain of garages who supplied them are good to deal with so hopefully they'll support me.
  14. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    I'll give my local indi a shout in the week, armed with that diagram. Really useful, thank you very much.
  15. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    It all seems fine, pressures are good and before the change of tyres it drove really well. It's why I ended up sinking so much time in repeated wheel balances. In fact, aside from a fairly small speed window, it drives great.
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