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  1. Booked it back in with the dealer (via lease company) as the parcel cover is starting to creak again. It was done under warranty before but I suspect nothing was actually done!
  2. Yeah had to do the volume right up on the L1 but just can't fathom it out on this XA2. Try again tomorrow.
  3. I'm trying it all over again! Worked just fine on the Sony Xperia L1. Changed to Xperia XA2 - doesn't work. Nothing, no sound, nothing. Running Androind 8 Oreo Only want to listen to podcasts.
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    R60 parts price

    Hi Can you give me a price for these please: 63139802570 - White lamp (right) 63139802569 - White lamp (left) Not sure if I'll need a S785A bulbs to go in them? Thanks.
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    Detailing advice - claybar?

    I'd go one step further @535i Andrew considering the OP is new to claying, and purchase a Farecla G3 Clay Mitt from Halfords. It'll be slightly easier to get to grips with than a traditional clay bar setup and good for the first timer IMO. But i guess it's personal preference at the end of the day.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    Bonnet bra fella! No more stone chips......................
  7. That's the way, but I'm already entitled to a reasonably well specified 5 Series / A6 et al.
  8. I'm keen on an electric car - had a test drive in a Tesla Model 3 a couple of weeks back, but I'd be opting out of a full maintained and fuelled company car scheme and taking the allowance. As much as I can see the benefits, I just can't get the numbers to stack up in my favour!
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    It's a great product. For many a year, I jumped on every bandwagon there was going with detailing. I tried hundreds of products but got to the point where I generally didn't have the time and wanted a product I could just wipe on, then walk away. I started with Optimum OptiSeal but quickly moved to GTechniq when they were launched. It really is that simple.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    GTechniq C2v3 as it's known. Yes use it all the time along with the majority of their products. Great stuff - you'll get at least 6-9 months durability off it without any form of prep. Clean the car, apply and it bonds.
  11. Went OK - two fitters required on it, took about an hour. Have to remove all the scuttle panel and wipers to replace. It started off as a chip but then in the winter a piece of ice was trapped between wiper and screen resulting in a crack. The crack and the chip then joined up and the overall crack has been getting longer ever since! Can't wash the car for 5 days but it's pissed it down today! Fully cleaned the screen last night and applied Aquapel on the screen.
  12. Had a new windscreen fitted yesterday.
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    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    Very nice - is your roof wrapped?
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    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    Jeez - 2 pages and 12 hours and that's just Back2Beemer arguing with himself !!!!! Anyone want to detail a car!?
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    TFT screen clean

    Glass cleaner works a treat on my black trim and screen.
  16. I've only got BBQ flavour Pringles in the cupboard - s'that ok? Still work yeah?
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    Safari park in Holland VS French people

    Could have ended very very differently.
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    New 520D - max £40k

    It's your money spend it on what matters to you, not us lot!!! Seriously, if it was my money - I'd be ditching the wood and high beam assist (agree it's just waste) - then add in a decent sound system. What do you need fog lights for in this country, don't have severe fog that warrants it!
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    The option lists on german manufacturers is immense. Contrast this to Lexus (company are considering adding to our CC list) - just two options on the IS model. Two.
  20. Looks a fair comparison that. I know my 520d is running at approximately 40mpg on the OBC but with a probable 10% overread on that it's more than likely closer to Retset's figures of 45mpg.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    You can get dedicated bug removers - something else to add to the detailing arsenal. As long as the car is well protected - sealant, wax, LSP etc then they should just come off easily with the jet wash. I sometimes leave a wet soapy microfibre over the front of the car before i wash it, tends to loosen them up a bit.
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    Any British Leyland fans here?

    I remember my Dad having a Morris Ital which was converted to run on LPG - this was back in late 1970s / early 1980s! I think it could only run on LPG but couldn't be sure. There was only 1 place in Leicester which he could fill up at (LFE Services) so it was a family trip out at the weekend to fill it up! Progress eh.
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    Garage turning off gps tracking

    Appears to be working ok in Connected Drive for me.