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  1. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    I'll give my local indi a shout in the week, armed with that diagram. Really useful, thank you very much.
  2. 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.
  3. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    Is it safe to assume a decent BMW indi will understand a request to check it out? I have one locally who are very good for routine maintenance, but I've not tested them with a troubleshooting challenge yet.
  4. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    Falken FK510 runflats. I've used FK453 for a while and they've proven great; a set of rears lasted me 24k miles, but Falken have now replaced them with the FK510.
  5. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    They did indeed re-check afterwards. I took it for a good drive and then they repeated the process on all four wheels. I hope it does settle after more miles. I'm using run flats still, which are of course stiffer, so maybe they'll settle with time. Possibly wishful thinking. I think I'm just going to live with it for a while and see what happens. It's due another service and new brake fluid later this year, so I'll get it checked then if needs be.
  6. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    It's a lot better. Before, between 65-80mph it was bad enough to make you feel quite unsettled. With the sunvisor down, for example, it would flap around like nobodies business. After Hunter, there's a small speed window where it's quite noticeable, but I can adjust my speed around it much easier. There's still something not quite right, but the mechanic who used the Hunter is adamant it's not balancing now.
  7. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    No not many at all, they've been stripped off and replaced each time I've had them balanced recently. I've got staggered 18" wheels.
  8. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    It's a staggered setup so sadly not an option.
  9. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    The car went in for a Hunter balance today, with mixed results. It's better, a lot better, but there's still a definite vibration at a specific speed that wasn't there before. The garage double-checked for me after I took it away for a drive, but they're adamant it's fine. So what now? They say check bushes etc, which is plausible but doesn't explain the link to it beginning only after new tyres. The tyres could be at fault, but I'd expect the Hunter to find that. What else could it be?
  10. RobM

    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    I have seen figures of £500-700 quoted for DMS. I paid around £600 if I recall correctly. Worth dropping in for a chat if you can, to rule it out if nothing else.
  11. RobM

    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    If you can stretch your budget a bit further, DMS in Southampton are superb and their service and after-sales promises justify the extra cost (IMO, of course). My 520d made 238bhp and just over 350lbft torque and regularly returns over 50MPG on a motorway cruise. It drives superbly too, around town and on faster roads. If you get in touch and have an honest conversation about price, saying you've been told they are willing to do a deal and that you've been recommended to them by a fellow BMW driver, I'm sure you'll bring their list price down (which is eye-watering!). What you get for it, in addition to the rolling road test, is superb after sales support just in case its needed. That peace of mind and the confidence I felt when I went into to talk to them beforehand felt worth it to me, but it's a very personal judgement of value. I rely on my car for a lengthy commute, so I went for it and love it.
  12. RobM

    connecting iphone

    I suspect your two settings combined will give you music streaming. On the phone, you're telling it to use the streaming protocols with your car. On the car, you're saying the same in reverse. It won't work unless both are enabled, so you're probably onto a winner here! From memory, again depending on your cars options, you have three Bluetooth connection options: Phone, Phone 2 and Audio/Music.
  13. RobM

    connecting iphone

    Then you don't have EBT. It can be coded to add the option (you have the right hardware already), so have a search through the forum for it and you'll find the right guides for using e-sys.
  14. RobM

    connecting iphone

    The option you need is the same for both Android and iPhone, so if it works (or doesn't) for one it'll be the same on the other. That said, if you're sure you have the BT streaming option (you should with a 14-plate), make sure you have Phone and Audio selected in the phone setup. I forget the exact menu structure, but in Settings, find Connections, then Bluetooth, select the phone and you should have tick-box options to select how you want to connect. Make sure the audio option is selected and then try again. If it works, in Media, you'll see your phone listed as an External Device.
  15. RobM

    Wheel Balancing

    Of course, will do. If it works I'm going to make this part of my tyre changing process each time. I already take the car for a full alignment check every year as I'm sure the cost is outweighed by longer tyre life and a better drive. I'm more than happy to add this fancy balancing idea to the list of things to do if it helps!
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