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45 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

Exactly.

 

So is having four wheel drive and winters worth it?

 

Not if like your gaffer and the road you are on is blocked by HGVs who have come to grief, no amount of winter tyres or 4x4 capability will help you out if you physically can't go anywhere.

 

But it will give piece of mind. And I accept that.

4x4 appeals to me for everyday sure footedness winter tyres less so, I had some brand new wheels and tyres and never used them.

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1 hour ago, sshooie said:

4x4 appeals to me for everyday sure footedness winter tyres less so, I had some brand new wheels and tyres and never used them.

 

I remember you selling them as they are the same set up that I have.  Until this winter I never drove a car with winters in snow, but the water shedding abilities of winter tyres can be advantageous at this time of year.  I live in a particularly wet part of the world so find them useful but the best thing about them is they are far more forgiving in the potholed roads out my way with their 17" rims instead of my billiard table liking 19" rims.

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Left it in the driveway again and went out in my mums F30. 

 

Nah not for me, no Xenons, no high beam assist, no flappy paddles on the steering wheel, no heated seats, no internal boot release, no option to combine/match each side of the heater controls, no speed limit function.  I use these lots in my F10.

 

But it does have pro nav, which I didn't need but mostly Xdrive which was reassuring in today's weather and winter tyres.

 

I'll stick to my F10, if I ever went to a three it would need to have loads of toys as I'm clearly spoilt in my F10!

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Rarely use paddles, speed limiter, tailgate opening angle setting or self parking.

HUD is the best option that I originally thought to be a complete gimmick.

First car with heated seats and they've become an absolute basic necessity now and I forget how convenient the  auto dimming mirror  is, until I drive a car without it.

Self driving BMWs will become a welcome convenience once I become a dotard (in the next year or so). 

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Being an ex-plod car my F11 is lacking in toys to start with... part of why I went for it. 

No leather - hot in summer, cold in winter... never liked it.

No nav - rarely used it in the E61.

Flat beam xenons - a must as I drive a lot over here and don't want to be messing about changing beam benders etc each time I cross La Manche.

Flappy paddles - use them quite a lot as these Germans seem to think driving is a competition... useful to be able to make quick gear selections.

Auto dimming RVM - I'm working on retrofitting that. Mostly waiting for better weather.

Power tailgate - surprised it was OEM on a Police vehicle, but once you get used to it, it's quite useful. Had to hunt out the angle setting though.

 

Self driving? Hell no! I like being able to enjoy driving the car right throughout it's performance range over here!

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Drove up a snow covered hill that nobody else had driven on with little issue and down snow and slush covered back roads with ease.

 

Absolutely amazed at how well winter tyres work in relatively thick snow on an automatic RWD car. Can’t recommend Dunlop Wintersport 3DS enough!

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I moved mine today (was blocked in on my driveway) in three inches of snow, I could feel the rears spin ever so slightly but thanks to the 

 

5 hours ago, Big A said:

Dunlop Wintersport 3DS

 

on mine it kept going. Similar snow depths in the street which is on a slight incline in previous years would have had me slithering and spinning in the non winter tyred E60.

 

Certainly an advantage to having them in these rare days where there is actually snow on the ground.

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This was the conditions that the Dunlop Wintersports contended with, with no issues at all.

 

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And back home home safe and sound.

 

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Filled up with some VPower and topped up the screenwash in preparation for being out tomorrow for some site visits for work.

 

Read thru the 15 pages of this thread

 

and @Matthew Ashton very informative thread again

 

and then looked at the access in my engine bay for hopefully doing the task this weekend.

 

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It looks quite straight forward from the top down.  I found the four bolts and what looks like on my acoustic panel a 5th  bolt hole but reading back others have this too without a bolt in it so that's ok.  Some small trace of staining on the bulkhead below the panel so I wonder what lurks beneath!

 

This forum and its members have put a terrific amount of info up here regarding this which makes it so much easier to understand in advance of getting the spanners, well Torx bits, out this weekend.

 

I thank you all.

 

 

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22 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

 in preparation for being out tomorrow for some site visits for work.

 

Drove best part of 70 faultless miles in it today, the only thing I noticed was the rear suspension dropped 20mm with this lot in the boot.

 

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Mair wid!

 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, sshooie said:

Good job you have decent tyres... 

 

Yup, the Dunlop Winter Sport3Ds were needed today as the site I was on was really muddy.;)

 

The "decent" tyres are in the garage for their winter hibernation.:D

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47 minutes ago, SuperDave said:

Nice interim oil and filter change (8k miles) using the bargain 5w-30 ll04 Castrol C3 at £4 for 2L that i cleared from Tescos shelves before Christmas!  

 

Out of interest do you then mark this up in your service book?

 

And I take it you do not reset anything on your idrive?

 

I kept meaning to do an interim on mine last October......

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Don't have a servicebook, although  i might be able to use Carly to add a service record in iDrive but i dont as I'll get another change when its due its official service. Adding an oil change in idrive would just push it back. 

 

What i do is to markup the receipt for the filter etc with the mileage and date and keep it in the file for the car along with the other paperwork. Will just  highlight this to any future private  buyer. 

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13 minutes ago, SuperDave said:

What i do is to markup the receipt for the filter etc with the mileage and date and keep it in the file for the car along with the other paperwork. Will just  highlight this to any future private  buyer. 

 

Yeah that's all I would do, but when my last E60 was handed over with a huge wad of receipts, I doubt they made it to the next owner, somehow....

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20 minutes ago, Big A said:

Had gearbox service and software update.

 

Interesting, where did you get that done and if you don't mind, how much?

 

Have you noticed a difference in how the 'box performs?

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