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What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

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22 minutes ago, gbshahaq said:

Car was not changing up/down as expected, very noticeable on steep declines, with engine revs to 3.5k.

Much better than before - got it in before price hike from BMW too. Double result!

 

Do they all not hold onto the gear for longer on declines?

 

Mine certainly does, thought it was normal.

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I cleaned under the bonnet! Although I like to details my car, I believe bonnets are there to hide the oily bits and don't normally bother. But now I'm going to sell it so thought I would. Came up pretty well for 10 minutes work with APC, rag, brush and a leaf blower to dry it.

 

As an aside, I am getting rather addicted to the whole concept of leaf blowers to dry cars. If the car has plenty of wax/sealant/ceramic, the water whooshes off and no issues later with water dribbling out of mirrors, lights etc. Obviously a towel is still needed for door shuts. Also the inlet for the leaf blower must not get near the ground :o

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19 hours ago, Matthew Ashton said:

Filled my F11 up with Diesel yesterday and realised it is 3,5 months since its last fill and 457 miles in that time! 31st May to 16th September.

Is that usual mileage for you, or an unusual period?

I did that mileage in 3 days last week! Managed 49.6mpg on one 150 mile journey, not bad for what must be close on to 2 tonnes loaded up with apparently child essentials!

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22 hours ago, Matthew Ashton said:

 

It does over time 6 - 12 months is safe but not in 3.5 months.

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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Definitely not whilst at sea!!

That would mean putting the sails up and doing a "proper job"...........

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