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Posts posted by sanjx

  1. On 05/08/2021 at 18:27, Matthew Ashton said:


    When I rented storage for an office move a couple of years ago there was a specific clause in the contract prohibiting the storage of Tyres in the lock-up.

    Maybe it relates to inflated tyre, deflated maybe acceptable?

  2. Is renting some space at one of these storage places an option? You can get ventilated storage with insurance for not alot. Plus you'll be able to access whenever required and use any additional space to stash other car parts you may want to hide from the mrs!

  3. try the bmw-service website, i've found it alot cheaper than "in-store" prices. For comparison, my 750i brakes (front pads and discs) are about £750 on the website but well over £1k in-store. The online price is actually cheaper than buying the parts alone! (when I need them though, they'll probably have gone up)

  4. Have you tried vcheck? Even buying from main dealer, I always use vcheck as it shows up stuff HPI doesnt 


    The date on the bonnet could be anything, maybe it was taken off to be repainted under paint warranty or to fix chips etc..also the struts - aren't they on a life expiry thing when you have to replace them after every so many years? Not that most people do so it would be strange considering it hasn't been in the dealers. Could be anything, if it looks presentable and IF it's been repaired then provided it's to a high standard then it's ok? Scrap yards tend to write as someone else has said but they tend to put the model number and chassis code, the date seems strange. Someones made the effort to put it away from the main panel but easy to find. Maybe the bonnet was taken off for something and the 9 denotes it's part number 9 which they removed from this car so they could sequence putting it back. Some smaller garages number parts to remember the order in which removed. 

  5. Rediagnose. If you can hea the fuel pump on ignotion then it could be something else. Is the car still original or have you coded new keys or remap etc...which could have upset the DME?

    Is there any other errors? Try unplugging the DME and re-plugging it ensuring a good connection. Also check the earth point. It sounds moe CANBUs disabled than a physical fault and could be anything from a fuse or lose wire to a failed module  or water ingress. 


    Also just to check - the cam chain hasn't snapped has it? (everytime I see/hear 20d engine, it's first thing goes through my mind)

  6. The F01 was very good, really enjoyed it. Comfy and balance of speed and economy. The 740D my freind had and it was similiar to the 730D but slightly quicker. I would go 730d over 740d to be fair



  7. Thanks Steve. it is quite impressive from what I remember, haven't driven her for 6 weeks due a broken ankle and won't be for a while yet either! San Marino Blue with alot of extras and features. Would love to see the G11 parked up against the E32 or even E38!

  8. I only use the app, not used the website to control the car to be fair. Even then, anyone could download the app quickly and log in for you. If you were at work for example then perhaps a colleague. Can always change the password if it's someone you don't trust once your home - in such an event, get in the car and turn off GPS tracking so they don't know where you live via iDrive

  9. Also depends on the warranty and if it's the manufacture backed first 3 year or the subsequent insurance backed AUC or extended warranty I think. BMW may track manufacture claims to trend any common issues but insurance backed may just go to underwriters and not actually cross the desk of BMW themselves?

  10. Sold my old 7 recently for over a decent sum. Bank transfer done on mobile app. I made it clear, till it arrives in my bank, the car isn't leaving which can take 2 hours. ID of sender so I could check the account name matched when money arrived and transfer done in front of me whilst at my house so I knew it wasn't being done on some dodgy device. Done this a few times now and it's worked well. Just keep your wits about you and don't let the keys out of sight nor the paperwork until you've cleared funds.