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  1. UltimateWarrior

    Third Party Warranty

    Certainly in the past I’ve always preferred to back my own DIY abilities, but our last 5 series was effectively written off due to a transmission fault, so it’s just for peace of mind on the potential bigger bills. At £600 for three years, I would be very tempted, but I do appreciate that it’s only when you come to make a claim that you find out how worthwhile the cover is!
  2. UltimateWarrior

    Third Party Warranty

    Hard to argue at that price! I will give them a shot. Thanks. have you had to make a claim yet?
  3. UltimateWarrior

    Third Party Warranty

    Can anyone recommend a third party warranty company. I looked into BMW cover and they wanted something like £1500 a year. Motor Easy and Warranty Direct are closer to £600. Does anyone have any experience in the matter? Obviously I don’t want to pay up for a warranty only to find that I’m not covered when things go wrong! I’m only really after insurance for big bills (turbo / transmission) etc. so happy to get a warranty with moderate excess (e.g. £200). Cheers!
  4. Booked my car into Dick Lovett Bristol. They said they would need the car for 2 days!! I did challenge this (the recall notice letter suggests 2 hours), but they confirmed that 2 days was correct. No availability until December as I had the temerity to insist on a loan car while mine was in...
  5. Likewise. Does anyone know - is this EGR valve or EGR cooler, or both? Thanks!
  6. UltimateWarrior

    Automatic Transmission Misbehaving

    I’ve been quoted £380 + vat for the fluid change and flush. They call it a 100% change. Is that fair?
  7. UltimateWarrior

    Automatic Transmission Misbehaving

    Thanks Andrew! I did check the codes with BimmerLink, but nothing showing. Presumably low transmission fluid level in itself would not trigger anything? if only these boxes had a dipstick, like the good old days...!
  8. UltimateWarrior

    Automatic Transmission Misbehaving

    Thanks for the input. It does feel like it could be a software issue. I say that as the oft quoted ’throttle adaptation reset trick’ does seem to help initially. After a week it wears off. I intend to get it booked in for an ATF change and SW update / reset. I’m just curious to see whether others have had similar experiences. After hearing how amazing the ZF8 gearbox is supposed to be, I must admit I’ve been disappointed to date, but this is only based on a sample of one box, which could be due some TLC...
  9. I bought my 2015 F11 with about 90k miles on the clock a few months ago. Since then be added perhaps another 5k. It’s never had an ATF service, so my plan was to get that done ASAP. However, I’ve been putting it off as the transmission has been behaving a little odd of late, and I don’t want to drop £3-400 on a fluid change if sth more sinister is at play. Symptoms: First shift from 1 to 2 is very jerky. Doesn’t seem to be affected by throttle position. And it is only this first shift where it noticeably thumps between gears. The remainder of the journey will be thump free. It also seems very difficult to drive the car smoothly at low speed. Coasting to a stop you can often feel the car bucking ever so slightly as the box drops though the gears. This is at speeds < 20mph. Pick up the transmission after coming to a stop can also be a bit slow, which has been a bit dangerous on occasion, say when you’re trying to slit into moving traffic on a roundabout. Anyway, if anyone has experience with the ZF8 and can shed any light I the above, I’d be most grateful!
  10. UltimateWarrior

    Sat Nav / Map Update

    So would the above maps work for me, or do I need a bespoke map tailored to my car / Vin? Sorry for all the questions! I had assumed there was a single process for all F10/11 cars, but clearly not! thanks for your patience!
  11. UltimateWarrior

    Sat Nav / Map Update

    The above applies to me. Grizzle has kindly pointed me in the direction of the map files. Presumably I still need to acquire a lifetime FSC code? Do I need to specifically look for codes that apply to the “Route” maps? Or can I use this this one?
  12. UltimateWarrior

    Sat Nav / Map Update

    Thanks for confirming. I’ll attempt the eBay route.
  13. UltimateWarrior

    F11 rear air springs

    How long would you say to perform this on both sides?
  14. UltimateWarrior

    Sat Nav / Map Update

    So my head unit is NBT (small screen, so not PRO), which presumably means that this method won’t work for me?
  15. UltimateWarrior

    Sat Nav / Map Update

    Wonderful, thanks!
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