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    Cleaning wheel arches

    I use a long handled washing up brush to give a good scrub when dry to get the worse off and loosen the crud. I then use an all purpose cleaner to spray and leave for a few minutes before pressure washing. Only problem is it only lasts for a few drives and you need to do it again [emoji3][emoji3] Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
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    530e Replacement Battery Cost

    Thanks for sharing that. Presumably costs may decrease over time as PHEV become more common and there is an opportunity for non OEM players to enter the market. I'm thinking in a similar way to catalytic converters Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Budget dual action polisher

    Most recommended is a DAS 6 Pro. Have a look here https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/paint-correction/polishing-machines/dual-action-polishers or here https://www.in2detailing.co.uk/products/paint-correction/polishing-machines.html?p=2 I don't know your budget but machine only is £115 or there are kits with pads / polish. Best bet is to give either of them a call and talk through your requirements. Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Current Sat Nav Map Version

    When you buy you first download an installer. In the installer there is a drop down box and choose West. It's just East is shown as the default. Like you I let mine lapse for a couple of years. The biggest difference I found other than some new roads had been included was the number of roads with traffic info if you subscribe to RTTI as well had increased. As it's an annual subscription you will get any updates for the coming year Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
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    Current Sat Nav Map Version

    I've got 2020-1. Just remember to download the West version ....... unlike me [emoji55] Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
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    Map Upgrade 2020-1 East Issues

    Just to update. Like most things it's user error [emoji3] I should have downloaded Europe West. I hadn't realised there was an alternative and that BMW defaults to German users as standard, hence Europe East. I had assumed incorrectly it would default to my vehicle's requirements Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
  7. I upgraded the map via USB from the connected drive site but lots of my map has disappeared e.g roads totally missing. Dark areas for towns but no roads at all. I rang BMW who advised to update Connected Drive in the car and wait for 24 hrs. If this doesn't solve the issue I will need to take the car in. Just wondered if anyone else had this issue as I can see I'll end up paying the dealer to fix and then arguing with BMW UK to try and get my money back Car is a 63 reg 520d SE Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
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    Current Sat Nav Map Version

    Thanks for that. Can't seem to find the download link on the ConnectedDrive site though even though my service is valid until 2020 [emoji848] Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
  9. I've currently got the 2019-1 maps for my 2013 520d with pro sat nav. I can't work out from the BMW Connected Web site if this is the current version. Can anyone confirm please Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
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    Brake prices - why so varied?

    Apparently there's a shortage of OEM brake discs for my F10 520 at the moment. My dealer cancelled the appointment yesterday as they couldn't get the parts due to a problem with the back order. Unfortunately I haven't found a suitable indy so stuck with the dealer £484 for front pads and discs Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Depreciation in 12 months.

    Are you still subject to the Porsche tax on servicing and parts compared to BMW ?
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    filler polishes.

    Looking good. Can I ask what colour that is please Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    filler polishes.

    Bit late to the thread. I'll suggest Bilt Hamber cleanser polish. Works like Autoglym i.e. is an All in One product and definitely no dusting. The current version of Autoglym has been reformulated to reduce dusting. If you are using this and still getting dust it suggests you are using too much product. Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    520 Petrol Vs Diesel

    Thanks for the input. The 530 certainly does appeal particularly with the economy. To put this in context I ran an e39 520 for 190k miles until the gearbox failed. I loved the 6 cylinder noise and smoothness but doing 20k miles per year meant diesel was the sensible way to go and don't get me wrong I still like my F10, especially the mid range torque. However I may be able to take a package from work so the mileage will be dramatically cut. I'm toying with the idea of getting something briskish (not a proper M) with reasonable running costs. However I still want a bit of refinement & comfort for longer trips so I'm not ready for a hot hatch. It seems that the 530 may well fit the bill Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
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    520 Petrol Vs Diesel

    Thanks for sharing. I fully get the M feeling more planted. When I test drove the F10 it was just the same compared to the SE. It's certainly worth putting on my test drive list Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk