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    Car detailing Southampton

    Anyone have any recommendations for detailing/paint correction etc services in the Southampton area? Although the car is only low mileage, the paint has some blemishes and flat areas that don't respond to my normal polishing efforts. I noticed that when I recently polished the car, there are tiny areas that hold the dried polish leaving white spots which must be small pits in the paint. I suppose then that the paint needs a good machine polish and specialist coating to keep it in good nick! I don't trust my own skills, so I'm looking for recommendations rather than relying on advertising hype.... I suppose also that this is relatively expensive so it needs to be worth it!!
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    Car detailing Southampton

    Not sure I can afford to lose a whole day!!! I had a go with a machine, and it was evident to me very early on that I don't have a clue how that process works. There are so many products about and they all claim to be the best thing since sliced bread, so it's all a bit of a minefield. Do oyu have any recommendations? Dave
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    EPB Workshop mode

    I've been looking at Youtube videos replacing the rear brake pads with EPB equipped cars. The videos all show the disassembly of the actuator unit to manually screw the plunger back in. I've just bought an Autel Diaglink unit from Ebay (£70 best offer accepted) and this connects to the car and using the EPB tools menu, it retracts the electric plunger allowing the pads to easlily be changed, and then returns the unit to the service position afterwards, all without any risk of damaging the actuator unit. I haven't been able to find too much info on the process on the forum hence my post. I'm sure it can also be done with E-Sys or Ista, but for those that struggle with those tools, this is a great alternative.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Definitely not whilst at sea!! That would mean putting the sails up and doing a "proper job"...........
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    In my boat, I use a diesel additive that combats "Diesel bug" Apparently the diesel bug causes clumping in the fuel which in turn does the injectors no good at all. I think it's made by Wynns. Obviously in a boat the fuel stays in the tanks for much longer periods than in a car-well my car at least!!
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    Cleaning beige seatbelts

    Someone is going to ask, so why not me to be the first? What's a magic eraser sponge????
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    SRS fault displayed

    I was fitting a dash cam trying to power it with a piggy back fuse from the glovebox fuse board (2014 F10 520D) During the process I removed a fuse that I later found out was part of the SRS sustem. I must have powered the ignition to test the camera without the fuse reconnected. Anyway. I couldn't get the piggy back to work, so I just wired it to the under dash power supply. Now I have a warning on the dash that the passeneger seat belt system is faulty, but there's no code stored. How do I clear the fault as the fuse is fine? Dave
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    SRS fault displayed

    All sorted now, thanks to Matthew.
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    SRS fault displayed

    Dave I have a cable I bought off ebay to use with one of the super duper software packages available (free) but for some reason the licences no longer work -or something like that- so I've never connected it. I have bimmer code and I used OBD Auto doctor (Android) to lokk for the error code. How do I P.M????? Aplogies, but I'm very senior......... Dave
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    terminology

    I've noticed lots of abbreviations and acronyms being used to describe models and variations. i.e icl. auc etc. Is there a definitive list somewhere that daciphers these terms for a BWM newbie?
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    terminology

    Heh Heh Heh.
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    F11 Speaker Upgrade

    Thanks. I'd rather go that route than Ebay....
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    F11 Speaker Upgrade

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    F11 Speaker Upgrade

    I have an F10 without mirror mounted tweeters, and I've been following this thread as I would also like to improve the sound from the stereo. Does anyone know the part numbers for the mirror rear covers that have the tweeter mounts moulded in as that looks to be the simplest way of upgrading with the Focal kit? I take it that these covers would only be available from BMW....
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    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    Has anyone used the services of BM conversions, Wessex Tuning, Ozmo motorsport or any of the other advertised remap suppliers in and around Hampshire? I have a 2014 520D with the N47T engine and 37K miles. The general price around this area seems to be in the region of £400, but that seems to be for a generic map producing a claimed 220 bhp with an extra 15% increase in torque. Obviously Mr Mashed Potatoes in Chester offers a great service with what appears to be much more than a generic map at a great price, but a 7 hour round trip is the only downside from Hampshire to Chester. I'm struggling to find any online recommendations, so if anyone has any experience or recommendations for this area, that would be most appreciated.
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    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    Thanks to everyone that replied and gave advice. I would happily have travelled to Chester for the re-map, but it's a long round trip, so ultimately it made sense to find a local source and to say I'm happy is an understatement.
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    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    Sport mode actually does something now!!! I've reverted to normal driving in comfort mode and only using sport when the occasion demands it...... I just cannot believe how much more responsive and pleasurable to drive the car is following the re-map. I was advised to take it easy until the computer has settled in with the new map, so obviously that's what I'm doing at the mo. I wonder if BMW will notice when it goes in for service?
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    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    Well, I finally decided on Ozmo Motorsport at Dorchester. The car is transformed. This is how it should have been from the factory! Not sure if I'm allowed to make a recommendation, but Craig is a top bloke and knows his stuff. Full fault diagnosis befoe installing a brilliant re-map. The car is far more responsive and mid range acceleration is vastly improved. Low end torque is noticably improved as well. Overall the car runs smoother, ticks over better, and responds to the throttle far quicker than before. Hopefully, the fuel consuption will also be improved (As long as the throttle isn't pressed too hard!)
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    Traction Control

    Can anyone answer the following. I normally drive in sport mode as the car then responds more as it should rather than being strangled. If I part turn the traction control off, we get traction mode (or similar) on the dash. If I turn the tracton conttrol fully off, what mode am I using? It appears that sport is turned off, as if I press the sport button, sport comes up on the dash, and the traction control appears to be back on......
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    Traction Control

    No Sport+ on mine. I thought it was going back to comfort. Strange bit of programming though....
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    Traction Control

    Agreed I'm still finding out about the various bits and pieces in the cars electronics as Beemers are new to me. Shame I can't get e0sys to work, although there's every chence I could really cause myself some problems!! I have a feeling it's going to be re-mapped very shortly which should sort out any performsnce issues. As it's only got 37K miles and is 4 years old, I suspect it's been driven gently. Time to change all that soon..........
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    DIY Service

    Hi I notice your car is a 2010 model, and in another post you said it was in for repair due to rusty doors ( i noticed the rather lush courtesy car!) Is that normal for BMW to honour the anti corosion warranty for so many years, or is that a aprt of the warranty you have?
  23. Mark I've taken a couple of photos fo the ECU in situ. Are you able to determine which type it is from those? Dave
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    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    goram Did you have the remap done, and what was the outcome?
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    Re-map in or near Hampshire

    Thanks for the replies. There are 2 new names there I haven't come across until now.
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