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About Matthew Ashton

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    2017 G32 640i GT xDrive, 2014 F45 218i

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  1. Those are side skirts and they’re plastic. MSport just has skirts with a different shape.
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    G30 - turning it off?

    Option 1 is to set the car to Idle state.
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    G30 - turning it off?

    @sjb993, This is correct. There are 3 states, Idle, Standby and Drive Ready. Idle is when the car is switched off and to achieve this after driving you either: 1) Press and hold the volume button until the instrument cluster switches off as @jonbee says. I use this often. 2) Set the iDrive -> Vehicle Settings -> Doors/Key -> Switch off after door opening, next time you drive and then stop the car and open the door, the car will switch off. 3) Get out, close the door and lock it. Download the BMW Driver’s Guide App and get the handbook for your car. The download is semi customised to your specific specification.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Sorry , the stem debate went off piste. The Wheel electronics should not need coding to the car so long as the new wheel sensors are identical to those originally fitted. The car should automatically pick them up as the wheels start rotating.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    BMW supply one stem that fits all of their suitable wheels for your car.
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    New 520i

    @sjak92 is correct in that the new cluster and operating system is across the board in the 2nd half of 2019. But it is called: (Text taken from 3 series Touring launch docs) The BMW Operating System 7.0 display and control concept The newly designed instrument cluster/Control Display screen is designed to extend functionality while helping drivers to concentrate even more effectively on the road ahead. The BMW Live Cockpit Plus system – comprises the iDrive operating system...
  7. For the OP or anyone else considering a F10/11, the NBT headunit replaced the previous generation CIC headunit in 2012 prior to the facelift.
  8. Only on the Luxury model was large screen pro nav standard. For all other models it was the smaller Business Nav that was standard.
  9. The N47 engines can suffer from timing chain failures. If I were in your shoes I’d be looking for a B47 engined car if wanting a 2.0l diesel. Look for a car with adaptive Xenon headlights, at least the business speaker system, Pro Nav for the larger screen, split folding rear seats, 19” wheels, enhanced Bluetooth although this can be coded on a standard Bluetooth car, reverse camera or surround view. All my personal opinion of course. Then look at the sticky post in this forum for the solution to water in the rear passenger footwell - the infamous yellow grommet. Also make sure the EGR cooler has been replaced under the recall. Check the DVSA website for recalls.
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    540i Xdrive Touring

    You had to share this! . I did see 38.5mpg on the trip meter once in my 6GT after travelling at 50mph for around 30 miles on the M25. My average after 5200miles is 30.7mpg actual recorded mileage. I’m In the same boat with our 218i 3 cylinder Active Tourer doing similar mileage to the 6GT on short journeys.
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Locking wheel bolts are fine so long as they are treated to the necessary care and attention. A gun shouldn’t be used to remove them and definitely not to reinstall them. After my incident detailed in the provided link, I will be removing the locking wheel bolts replacing them with normal bolts each time the cars go anywhere near a garage. Then on return I’ll be putting the locking wheel bolts back and torqued to 140Nm.
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    F11 M sport air suspension - newbie help !

    Do you have VDC There are many posts related to this on the forum. Do you have VDC? If not then putting the car in sport mode makes no difference to the suspension set up, if you do have VDC then only the dampers are active not the airsprings. The rear airsprings are only altered by a need to adjust the ride height such as when carrying heavy loads. Have you checked the state of the airbags? Have they been replaced. This could the cause of the car dropping overnight and leaks can be masked depending on the level of ground the car is on when parked. You need to go through the process of elimination as it could be airbags. the compressor itself although you've disassembled it already, the valve block etc.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Never mentioned capillary action to the seat squab. If there is that much water it is quite possible that the forward motion could get up onto the bodywork under the seat is all I'm saying. We know it already gwts from the front of the car to the rear foot well through forward motion so this is quite plausible. All quite academic until the Op's car totally dries out after the repair.
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    off to pastures new

    @Boba is correct. On the Gxx cars the service interval clock starts from build date as I found out with my AUC G32 and not first registration date.
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    Heavy rain, Water leak

    I’d suggest this is all Yellow grommet. The sheer volume of water that’s accumulated is being forced up to the rear seat squab when driving the car forward and this too can cause the water to soak up and over the prop shaft tunnel. I wouldn’t be wasting time looking for any other ingress point until the clean out of the drain hole and sealing of the yellow grommet has been done. Then make sure the car is dry and see if any water returns.