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    BMW app sending nav directions to car

    Don't think I have ever set up a driver profile!!
  3. q96169we

    Petrol or diesel

    8 miles commute is enough to heat up the engine at least for B47. Both my F10 and G31 can fully heat up within 5 miles of A-road even in winter with temp below zero. The G31 can heat up even faster than the F10. My daily commute is 10 miles each way with 5 miles A road and 5 miles city road. About the DPF Regen, nowadays, the car has active regen mode which, in contrast to the passive regen, will actively adjust the fuel injection timing so that the exhaust temp will be raised to the regen temp even the car is doing city run. About the fuel economy, I previously owned a F33 428i with the higher output N20 engine. The average fuel consumption for my daily commute was about 10L/100km or about 27 uk mpg. For my F10 or G31 both with B47 engine, I can manage less than 6L/100km which is about 47-50 uk mpg for my daily commute. I can't comment about the latest petrol engine though.
  4. The Situation

    CarPlay MMI Prime Retrofit for BMW

    @adams @rasg So reading your questions and experiences, I recently had the Andream CarPlay box fitted. It does play sound via Aux and tbh the sound quality is not bad at all. It has an equaliser function so you can personalise the sound. It only auto connects if both Wi-fi and Bluetooth is on. The controller knob can be used like a joystick also to navigate the apps. It has the option to screen mirror your phone via airplay. Not had any complaints on the hands free issue.
  5. q96169we

    Some annoying teething problems

    Does your car have the MHT? With the MHT, the brake feels worse than without MHT.
  6. At the right price of course it's good
  7. Piper

    E39 M5 on Collecting Cars.

    Wow, stunned. Didn't know that.
  8. Piper

    E39 M5 on Collecting Cars.

    Yes, buying a classic BMW will (or has?) become the preserve of the rich.
  9. q96169we

    First service cost

    Next time when I see the person who lives at the same development as mine but further down the road, I will rush out to say hi and let the kids and dogs play together. He works for my local BMW dealer.
  10. q96169we

    Grrr!!!!

    Mine was the worst so far. My wife parked within a space, hadn't blocked anyone's way. Then went for a dinner and this was what happened to the car after we came back. NCP's CCTV didn't cover this corner. Ended up paying the repair bill myself.
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  12. Hi, I replaced a faulty brake sensor on the rear of my 520d, I reset the dash warning and got a mileage of 3100 before I needed to change them ? Over the months that mileage has gone up to 5000 then all of a sudden 40 miles to service the pads, the pads have tons of life left , why has the sensor gone again? It was fitted correctly, also when I had the brakes replaced at a garage I don’t think they used ista to put the rears into service mode, if that’s correct , do you have to use ista when doing the rears? Would that have caused the problem? Don’t want to get a third sensor so might just do the hack on YouTube where the wire is cut , then split then wired together etc so it thinks it’s got a return supply and check the brakes periodically
  13. Carrman2018

    BMW app sending nav directions to car

    Just looked on my car - and this doesn’t seem to work. If you’re not logged in though it might be worth a try.... Still can’t help with the Singing though!!
  14. Carrman2018

    BMW app sending nav directions to car

    Don’t know if this helps: No guarantee that It’s correct - but I’ve never had a problem in sending addresses to my car (I suppose that I would have signed in (somewhere) at initial set up). Sorry noticed that you wanted to SING in the car.......?!
  15. Biotoxic

    Auto box holding 5th gear

    It's normal. My cruise control won't engage the 6th if I am under 55mph, If I stay at 60 with a cruise control enabled and by accelerating to let's say 70, foot of the gas pedal only then it engage the 6th while driving 60mph, if I do lower speed it goes to 5th on it's own.
  16. Stressed

    BMW app sending nav directions to car

    Been trying to send address to my 2020 car today via the new my Bmw app and the car keeps telling me I need to sign into contacted drive, but there's no option to sing in on the car? Am I missing something?
  17. Hi! Can you please explain, how xHp stage 3 preserves the gearbox To clarify it: I rebuilt&upgraded my gearbox. Before I installed Stage 3 on it I drove the car so the adaptions have time to "settle in" After I established a base adaption values I did a stage 3 on it. Have a read trough the xHP FAQ https://rbttuning.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/RBTTUNING/pages/1114186/xHP+Flashtool+-+FAQ/ scroll down to "How about reliability, will I shorten the life of my transmission using xHP?" It clarifies any questions about it.
  18. Good shout indeed, as there was a VO missmatch . I managed to follow the steps but had trouble with the profile selection, different spellings and couldn't drive any of them as required. Eventually got the "Expertenmodus (Werkseinstellung)" profile to perform the jobs. Confirmed with a read back .TRC file form the LMA and all the options are now set the same as the options in the source .MAN file. The differences were a couple of options that exist only in the new module (as it was newly flashed last week in WinKFP) that are not present in the old 2008 settings file read from the original failing LMA module. Job done! I hope all that time with the ignition on hasn't stressed anything else on the old car. ISTA-D reported that the battery (AGM new last October) dropped from 80% to 55% from todays 1 hour session alone. On charge again. I suppose I could have left the engine idling with the alternator taking the load but depending on the wind direction, my neighbours might not have been too happy, especially for the amount of time I was messing about last week.
  19. gstewart79

    530e Digital Dash Completely Blank

    Has anyone came across an answer to this problem? I have the issue of the digital cockpit not coming on when it is warm (which also stops the indicators working). The car is a 67 plate so will be out of warranty I assume.
  20. 535i Andrew

    BMW 530D 65 PLATE 3.5K OPTIONAL EXTRAS -

    Please do not cross post. See this post instead.
  21. ben_pf

    M5 front spoiler availability

    That's brilliant Mick, thanks for detailing that all out. I'll get onto the dealers tomorrow and order it up. Much happier at getting the proper one that the replicas
  22. I am still using a Brodit mount that is fine with my iPhone 12 Pro Max but I want something magnetic so I can use the Magsafe mount on the back of the phone. The latest phone mounts all seem to use the vents to fix into and the one I bought from Amazon broke a couple of the vanes so it went back. I can see I will be creating my own from the Brodit mount as it's fixes so well and doesn't shake about. I use the iPhone and Google Maps for most of the navigation when I a delivering locally as it is far more accurate and is updated with new addresses very regularly.
  23. Boba

    BMW app sending nav directions to car

    Yes of course it is . Luckily the software in the car’s various ECUs is tested reasonably well .
  24. Ocallen

    E39 door drainage holes.

    Thank you for the advice. As always, taken onboard and used.
  25. dirtydirtydiesel

    Auto box holding 5th gear

    Mine does this & differs from day to day on the same journey. It's my biggest gripe about this car, one day it shifts great perfect timing another day is holding onto it's gears before shifting. No fluctuations or i-drive warning & yes the gearbox was serviced with all new seals ect & the correct zf long life 6 oil. But as dj says even when good mine won't shift to 6th until 65mph, on a hissy fit day it'll hold on till 80mph. T.BH I just drive it for now & change manually when it's really bad, I know that in the not to distant future it'll probably be getting a full overhaul.
  26. WillJohns

    pictures

    For sale, 2006 e60 525i Quite a rare bird this. Dark blue with biscuit hide and manual shift. I bought it in October 2018 when it had had 2 owners and done 60k. It has been perfectly maintained and recently had new tyres. The car now has 93k, it has been perfect while I have had it and I am honestly gutted to have to sell it as it is easily the best car I have owned, but a company pick up (of all things) means I just don't need it anymore. Being petrol means it is ulez compatible. I will consider px for a big sports/tourer motorbike if you have one you don't want. £3000
  27. Ordnator

    E28 clutch master

    If you change to an auto gearbox then this problem can go away Enjoy your weekend and stay safe, Mick
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    • Don't think I have ever set up a driver profile!!  
    • 8 miles commute is enough to heat up the engine at least for B47. Both my F10 and G31 can fully heat up within 5 miles of A-road even in winter with temp below zero. The G31 can heat up even faster than the F10. My daily commute is 10 miles each way with 5 miles A road and 5 miles city road. About the DPF Regen, nowadays, the car has active regen mode which, in contrast to the passive regen, will actively adjust the fuel injection timing so that the exhaust temp will be raised to the regen temp even the car is doing city run.  About the fuel economy, I previously owned a F33 428i with the higher output N20 engine. The average fuel consumption for my daily commute was about 10L/100km or about 27 uk mpg. For my F10 or G31 both with B47 engine, I can manage less than 6L/100km which is about 47-50 uk mpg for my daily commute. I can't comment about the latest petrol engine though.
    • @adams @rasg So reading your questions and experiences, I recently had the Andream CarPlay box fitted. It does play sound via Aux and tbh the sound quality is not bad at all. It has an equaliser function so you can personalise the sound.   It only auto connects if both Wi-fi and Bluetooth is on.   The controller knob can be used like a joystick also to navigate the apps.   It has the option to screen mirror your phone via airplay.   Not had any complaints on the hands free issue.
    • Does your car have the MHT? With the MHT, the brake feels worse than without MHT.


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