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  2. marko530d

    High mileage 525d 3.0d advice

    I am over the moon with the car for the money it's been looked after very well indeed with plenty of options.
  3. 535i Andrew

    Was this you?

    Wasn’t what I had in mind but I like your thinking.
  4. Greenfingers

    High mileage 525d 3.0d advice

    I think you got a great car for small money. Higher mileage is no problem if well cared for. People tend to look for low mileage cars, thinking they will be in better condition, but that depends on so many things. Recently, I went to see a 535d GT with just 48,000 miles and FSH. I was expecting an immaculate car, but it had been driven around London for most of it's life and evidently abused and neglected far more more than my current 115,000 miler. CAPS valuations and so on are commonly used to determine resale value, but they don't take actual condition use into account. The wife's 65 plate 320d with masses of extras in superb condition and full dealer service history came for a steal, because it had 130k miles on the clock. It's a fab car, for a fraction of what you would expect to pay.
  5. b.m.w

    Latest dig dash format

    BTW: car delivered, it has the latest dash and all the BMW connected services. Ive only had a it a few days and have yet to really understand all the settings - but im v happy with it!! I'm going to look into coding to see what other options are available. Only have one shot as the rain hasn't stopped.
  6. Caesar

    Screenwash

    Works well in a Panda!
  7. Spreadly

    Rise up and join the revolution...

    You lot are just taking the p#ss now [emoji23] Seriously, put a couple of squirts of washing up liquid in a bucket of warm water, and wash your car. It'll clean it nicely. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  8. d_a_n1979

    E38 4 Pot Brake Adapters

    Think he's after the 728i Brembo calipers; all the others were single large pot calipers, weren't they?
  9. Today
  10. oldjohnny

    Rise up and join the revolution...

    Wire brush and Dettol for me and the car!
  11. marko530d

    High mileage 525d 3.0d advice

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283479028488
  12. Spreadly

    High mileage 525d 3.0d advice

    I read this and actually thought you were taking about your wife. [emoji23] Just clocked you mean the car. [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  13. McBeemer

    New tyres advice please - front only.

    Some good discount deals on www.blackcircles.com so don't rule out premium brands.
  14. Paddy O'Furniture

    Rise up and join the revolution...

    You’re free to use what you like, but I certainly won’t be using Fairy or Flash on my car, I always use Brillo Pads, they’re awesome, give them a try.
  15. percha

    High mileage 525d 3.0d advice

    Can you post up the link for the grill @marko530d ?
  16. Steve van hool

    Insurance (Again!)

    I think Insurance companies work on the basis that most folk are just too busy with their every day lives, work, family etc, to be arsed looking up online or telephoning for a cheaper quote, to save say £50, but 15 minutes spent online or on the phone saving £50 is the equivalent of an hourly rate of £200 per hour, so definitely worth doing, sometimes a much bigger saving is realised, the biggest culprit is having automatic renewal on your policy, get some online quotes say 3 weeks before your renewal, then you know where you are when your renewal quote comes through, you can then use the cheaper online quotes as leverage to get your renewal lowered, as I did.
  17. Ray112

    M54b30 ticking noise when idling.

    Alternator or power steering pump maybe.
  18. Lennox

    Was this you?

    Cute, Unique, Nice, Talented, Social [emoji6] Sent from my SM-N9600 using Tapatalk
  19. Steve van hool

    Was this you?

  20. 535i Andrew

    Was this you?

    I can’t repeat what us Weegies call folk from Edinburgh on this forum.
  21. Maybe it's the MSport plus that come with. Pro Nav as standard? Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  22. Against rip off car cleaning products, that are simply unnecessary. The other day I cleaned my car with Fairy washing up liquid, and it came up a treat. I've even heard of people using Flash all purpose cleaner. Take a visit to Halfords and you'll see shelves of highly overpriced cleaning products for car body work and wheels. All unnecessary. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  23. That's all really helpful, thanks. I'm still a bit confused about what comes as standard, as I have seen plenty of facelift M Sports with only business navigation and without paddleshifts, so it doesn't seem those are standard extras.
  24. I'm now in a 520d MSport plus, LCI. There are benefits to getting the MSport. I believe the Pro Nav and heated seats are standard. Must haves in my book. I had a 2.0d se manual F10 before. The auto transforms the car and is another must. Paddles are also great to have on the occasions thst you want to enjoy your driving a bit more. Swift progress can be made with careful gear changes without caning it! The MSport plus also gives you 19" wheels (the ride comfort is perfectly fine by the way) and privacy glass. Another key requirement for me is the power folding mirrors, useful when parking on street. As others have said, look out for rear air spring failures. Mine have both just been replaced under a non bmw warranty. Cost was £335 per side at an independent. If you go for a 2.0d try and go for a post 2014 190bhp model (B47 engine) which is slightly more powerful and doesn't suffer from the timing chain issue that earlier 2.0d (N47 engine) models suffered from. It'll also be an Euro 6 model, so more resilient to any future government tax inplications. Mine (N47T engine) might still be prone to the timing chain failure and is a nagging worry, but I'm hoping they sorted the problem by this late spec engine. It is however a rare Euro 6 model which should make it more saleable. Despite all of this, if I bought again I'd love the 3.0d engine. I had a 3.0d E91 3 series auto touring a few years back, not only was it very quick, it was so smooth, and it didn't even have the 8 speed g/box. The combination of the 6 cylinder engine and the 8 speed box in the F10/11 must be sublime. Good luck. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  25. guysat

    New tyres advice please - front only.

    Just fitted Goodyear Asymmetric 3's and very happy with them. Quiet and grippy in wet (None run flats)
  26. marko530d

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

    Called into bmw to get some new rubber grommets for my engine cover as 1 is split and picked up some expensive screen was while a was there.
  27. Spreadly

    Diesel vs Vegetable Oil

    Should've used Crisp n dry. [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    • I am over the moon with the car for the money it's been looked after very well indeed with plenty of options.
    • Wasn’t what I had in mind but I like your thinking. 
    • I think you got a great car for small money.   Higher mileage is no problem if well cared for. People tend to look for low mileage cars, thinking they will be in better condition, but that depends on so many things. Recently, I went to see a 535d GT with just 48,000 miles and FSH. I was expecting an immaculate car, but it had been driven around London for most of it's life and evidently abused and neglected far more more than my current 115,000 miler.   CAPS valuations and so on are commonly used to determine resale value, but they don't take actual condition use into account.   The wife's 65 plate 320d with masses of extras in superb condition and full dealer service history came for a steal, because it had 130k miles on the clock.  It's a fab car, for a fraction of what you would expect to pay.
    • BTW: car delivered, it has the latest dash and all the BMW connected services. Ive only had a it a few days and have yet to really understand all the settings - but im v happy with it!! I'm going to look into coding to see what other options are available. 

      Only have one shot as the rain hasn't stopped.
    • Works well in a Panda! 


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