Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


About bmwtransit

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location


  • Garage
    Current : G30 520d

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. bmwtransit

    Bloody nice courtesy car!!

    I was loaned an X2 last week from BMW. It has to be the worst BMW i've ever driven. A hard and very noisy ride, especially on the motorway and the interior was just so cheap and plastic. Dreadful car.
  2. bmwtransit

    Alexa on a 2019 530e

    Ah right! I never knew I had music included with Prime. I set it all up ages ago then messed about with it but when it started playing music I turned it off thinking I'd just bought an album I use my son's Spotify but it's a pain in the arse searching with the i-drive. I'll give it a go as the voice command would be a god send. Cheers mate!
  3. bmwtransit

    Alexa on a 2019 530e

    Can someone enlighten me to what exactly the Alexa app does?
  4. bmwtransit

    General (private) fleet advice required

    Trade the Golf for a manual Golf?
  5. bmwtransit

    It's Gone

    I didn't know this could be done. Were you at the 51% point on your PCP where you could VT or have you done this sooner?
  6. bmwtransit

    Gearbox oil change on 180k x5

    I had the oil changed on an E53 under warranty around 100k as it was suffering with the lurch issue and it solved the problem. I wouldn't have it changed unless you're having issues that are causing concern. There's tonnes of write ups on X5 forums regarding this and the general consensus is to leave well alone until you suspect there's something wrong.
  7. bmwtransit


    Thanks, Redex do 10L for £10. I'll go with that when the time comes. Is that because it's corrosive or because it stinks ?
  8. bmwtransit


    This may come across as a silly question, but I've never had a BMW before where I have to put Adblue in. When the time comes, is it just a case of filling it up to the brim or is it a set amount that has to go in? Also is there any specific spec that I should use?
  9. bmwtransit

    Oil service/oil service & microfilter

    Yes, it's the first service and it's under manufacturer's warranty. I know I could go elsewhere and as long as genuine parts are used it wouldn't void the warranty, but for me I'd rather pay the extra and go to the dealers. Should anything go bang then the excuse or argument isn't there for them to try wriggle out of paying out. With my older cars in the past it has been indy all the way.
  10. bmwtransit

    Oil service/oil service & microfilter

    You're not kidding! It's a huge jump. I've read that other people have managed to haggle but I've not really got anything to throw at them. Just got to take it on the chin I suppose. Thankfully this will be the most expensive service item it will need before it goes back.
  11. bmwtransit

    Brown Cars

  12. My 2019 520D is flashing up for an oil service in the next 900 miles. I've been shopping around all the local dealers and it's only a couple of quid difference. £200 for oil and £351 for oil and microfilter at my usual dealer. Which one do I actually need? The car's at 12,242 miles at the minute. I've no doubt whatsoever if I asked BMW they'd advise on the dearer one so I was wondering which service any of you guys had carried out at this stage. I'm presuming this is it's first service?
  13. bmwtransit

    2020-2 maps now available on Download Manager

    Hmm... I've only really nipped to the shops and back since seeing the update notification. Wishful thinking, but I wonder if it'll update on a long(ish) drive. Do you know if these are delivered through phone data or is there an in built SIM?
  14. bmwtransit

    2020-2 maps now available on Download Manager

    I have a 2019 model and a message popped up saying map update available. I went into the i-drive settings and highlighted the available update "BMW GB,IE 2020-1" but it didn't do anything. What am I doing wrong? You guys are mentioning USB sticks. How does all this work? Sorry for the daft questions, only I'm new to this kind of thing. Give me a TomTom any day
  15. bmwtransit

    BMW insured warranty

    Personally, for the sake of an extra £7 a month on the comprehensive choice I'd take out the emergency cover. On my X3 I had a quote from BMW and also enquired with the dealership (Lloyds,Colne) who did an identical cover which was significantly cheaper but any work had to be carried out at their dealership which wouldn't have been a problem but I don't know how that would work out if I had issues on a road trip far away. I didn't have to take any in the end as I part ex'd it for my current 520d before it expired.

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.