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  1. BRB

    530D - Buyers Regret

    Sunny Norfolk. Typo. 540ix. I'll edit.
  2. BRB

    530D - Buyers Regret

    I had extended (two day) test drives in both a 530dx and a 540ix. These were back-to-back, so I had a good comparison. The 540 was fantastic. Smooth, quiet, very quick. The only blight was an average mpg of around 25. I do 30k miles, so mpg is a big factor. The 530 was not as quick, and not as involving. It didn't have the same grin factor. mpg was about 40. The only positive was that it didn't cog swap so regularly - rather it rode the torque. This made motorways more relaxed. Horses for courses.
  3. BRB

    530D - Buyers Regret

    I came from an F10 520d to a G31 530d Xdrive (via an F31 335d Xdrive). I do a mix of journeys including longer trips most weeks. The F10 would return about 45mpg across the board. I could get over 50mpg without issue on a longer trip. The G31 returns 40mpg across the board. I get over 45mpg without issue on a longer trip. As a trailer tow'r and someone who prefers a little extra performance I am more than happy. There is an extra cost, but it (fortunately) doesn't worry me. Converserly, I'm sure a G31 520d would have been a fantastic car for me. But I would likely have felt a little regret at times. But very few times. MPG is an interesting thing. My dad will travel at 65mph on a 120 mile journey to improve mpg. I just want to shoot him if I travel with him. I often deal with it by driving myself....
  4. OK, so the grommit should be under the panel in the middle of this picture. From what I read, in the F10/11 water gets behind this panel from the skuttle. I'd like to see where water can get here from. One guy on the F10 page has cut a hole in the panel to allow water to come directly out and down the front. My view is that it's the most pragmatic solution. Sealing the grommit relies on the sealant. Allowing the water out stops any issue...
  5. Here's what I've found. It took me 3 minutes, which makes me think I'm missing the point... There is a panel in the rear n/s corner of the engine bay. It has a grill in the top. It is removed easily with a locking mechanism which requires a quarter turn to release. Removing the panel allows access to a well with a rubber boot in the bulkhead. It also allows you to see the ducting which takes water from the scuttle through to behind the wheelarch liner. There is also a large drain point with a green mesh insert. This also appear to drain into the void behind the wheelarch cover. Is this the offending area?
  6. BRB

    Winter Wheels Today

    Goodyear UG 8 Performance 245/45R18 100 V RUN ON FLAT XL, MFS, MOE £145 each.
  7. BRB

    Winter Wheels Today

    What restrictions are there if you have M Sport brakes?
  8. BRB

    Winter Wheels Today

    Yup. The system sensed a change and told me that it had detected a tyre change.
  9. BRB

    A G31 day

    This morning I ordered snow chains ready for two winter trips to the Alps. I hope I won't need them, but travel without them isn't an option. This afternoon the wagon was cleaned ready for a change of wheels (to 18" winters) tomorrow. The detailer got a good shot of the finished works....
  10. BRB

    A G31 day

    I think they come on the 530e? Though mine came from a 520d but the guy changed to 19s. I really like them on the wagon. They look very good. I'd never really thought about it, but I think you're right. Maybe it's the colour combination, but black would appear to be the right choice....
  11. BRB

    Winter Wheels Today

    Agreed. I'm pleasantly surprised.
  12. BRB

    A G31 day

    Spot the difference.
  13. BRB

    Winter Wheels Today

    Done here too.
  14. BRB

    Winter Wheels Today

    I need to put mine on soon. Have you got a before and an after photo?
  15. BRB

    What ya like?

    I really hope not. I'd be in line for one and losing money again. I really hope so. I'd be in line for one and happy to have a little more power.
  16. HK would be on my list. Nice spec. Just have to wait now...
  17. Good work. What spec did you go for after everything?
  18. BRB

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    You'd make a great people manager. He wasn't sacked, we forced him to leave. There were no comments as far as I can see. Just a suggestion that this should be looked at like a project and that a different approach may be necessary. Seb has tried to get this moving and should be thanked. However, the 'leader' is asked a question and fails to respond. I've said before, but a picture of tumbleweed seems like a pretty un-confrontational way to deal with this. See point three, above. Also, see earlier comments. Decency is not a one way thing. I think you need to be more pragmatic. The response was not to start hurling abuse for the lack of reply. Neither was the lack of reply greeted by Taz with calls for Seb to leave the group. To be clear, this isn't about Seb. It's about an over-reaction to a picture of some tumbleweed. It's about two members of the group bullying by suggesting Taz leaves. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a sensitive flower who believes that someone has been wounded. But I do think that there are two sides to this.
  19. BRB

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    He waited five days for a response before posting that. @sjak92 I've said before, I have no issue with you. My gripe is with the two who are calling for Taz to be banned. It's farcical...
  20. BRB

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    Have you actually read Taz's post? He's offered a helpful suggestion and been positive about it. He's certainly not spoiled it...
  21. BRB

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    This wasn't a dig at you @sjak92 I was careful to say that I'm sure that your lack of response wasn't disrespectful. However, two people have suggested that @taz101 should leave the group because he posted a picture of some tumbleweed in response to a lack of reply. I'm just redressing the balance.
  22. BRB

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    Looks like a pretty un-confrontational way to say he didn't get a response. If I were making a suggestion to ease the burden on the OP, I'd be hoping for a reply. I think the lack of response could also be construed as dis-respectful, though I'm sure it wasn't/isn't.
  23. BRB

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    Nope. Same in all modes.
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