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  1. goram

    A tale of woe about my F10's tail

    Sorry to hear this mate. Dunno what’s worse, the shunt or the ShLt they’ve given you to rock around in. Once you’re baby is back, your bond will soon be restored I’m sure.
  2. Apologies if this has already been asked, but I couldn't find a thread. Now the weather has got really hot Mrs Goram has decided that the clan should be out on our bikes. So , can anyone recommend a rack for two adult mountain bikes and two kiddies bikes? We aren't a family of Wiggins so I don't need the most expensive but at the same time I don't want to damage the battleship or drop a bike off inadvertently. Cheers folks.
  3. goram

    F11 Bike Rack Recommendations

    No tow bar sadly. My two boys bikes don't fit in the boot as we found out today, plus my black lab sits in there too. The tow bar and Thule combo Matthew posted looks decent but I was hoping for a cheaper option as we aren't going to be out that often. There's some racks which fit on the back for 3 bikes for about £30 but that seems too cheap to be true / safe?
  4. goram

    First world F10-series problems

    No advance button on the wheel to select the next track on the jukebox.
  5. goram

    F10 new ownership thoughts

    Is there truly much difference to the economy if you disable the stop start? It is a little jerky to say the least. Mrs Goram puts it down to inept driving by me, but compared to the stop start in my 335i it feels agricultural in the 535d.
  6. goram

    Best courtesy car ever!

    Hmmm. Stop it. Had a 335i before, and I do miss that engine, pace and noise. Now, where's that lottery ticket....
  7. goram

    Best courtesy car ever!

    Interested in the G31 as a future replacement too. Would be interested to see how the performance compares to my 535d!
  8. goram

    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    Not yet. Had a long chat though when the battleship was in for a service. Although they say it is not detectable by BMW I don't want to risk the warranty. The gains are "considerable" apparently, but I think we all know that! They certainly love their Bob Marleys there.
  9. goram

    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    Grosvenor quoted £450 for a custom remap on my 535d.
  10. goram

    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    Have a chat with Grosvenor in Reading.
  11. goram


    Never mind all that (which does sound great fun by the way), does it really still attract the odd Shaz and Tracy?!
  12. Gave the old boy a right old caning on a 450 mile round trip from Berks to Cheshire and back. Even managed some fun on a couple of twisties as the shat Nav redirected. Never fails to amaze me that for a battleship that feels a bit floppy under 5 tenths, when you REALLY push on, it really comes alive and handles extremely well. Like a big hot hatch. Almost. All whilst being cosseted by lovely camp oyster leather! Marvellous!
  13. goram

    Fuel system cleaner

    Thanks mate!
  14. I'm on the countdown for a new set of front and rear pads. My local indie Grosvenor are quoting £400 an axle. Is that about right?
  15. goram

    Fuel system cleaner

    Marquis, do you have the Newbury guys details - I'm Reading based and me leather needs looking at!
  16. Is there a way of unlocking the DVD player when the car is in motion? Just curious of course....
  17. goram

    Brake Pads replacement

    Cheers guys, much obliged!
  18. goram


    How very random! Awesome mate!
  19. My father in law took a dump at Barons Cambridge a few weeks ago, and the place got evacuated shortly after as the fire alarm went off. We are ALL still paying for that!
  20. goram

    New car time - decisions decisions

    The HK in my F11 is pretty damn decent IMO!
  21. Anyone changed their exhaust in the hunt for a slightly sportier note and rumble? I've seen some you tube vids, but would appreciate any real life advice regarding options!
  22. goram

    Exhaust Options - F11 535d

    Believe me after 20 years in the industry I am very familiar with policy wordings. How they get interpreted and implemented are very different at claim time.
  23. goram

    Exhaust Options - F11 535d

    And, moreover the dpf's remove some pretty nasty toxins that otherwise the atmosphere and us would digest.
  24. goram

    Exhaust Options - F11 535d

    It's not as simple as that. An insurer wouldn't pay for an undeclared mod - for instance if you changed your wheels and didn't tell them, they wouldn't pay should those wheels get nicked. If there's an injury involved, they are required by law to deal with the third party injury regardless. if your undeclared dpf-less car got nicked and recovered, and the adjuster spotted that the dpf was removed, they would still pay as the cause of the claim was nothing to do with the fact the dpf was missing. I'm more nervous about MOT time. I had the dpf removed on my last but one car, and the power turned up as far as it could go, and at full tilt it smoked like a para. It got through the MOT just, and only because it was a "friendly" MOT station. I think it's all a lot tighter now?