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Matthew Ashton

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Matthew Ashton last won the day on October 13 2019

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About Matthew Ashton

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    2017 G32 640i GT xDrive, 2014 F45 218i

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    Not sure what that's got to do with screen wash but which car is set up for high octane fuel?
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    Fuel filter intervals?

    Just change it. Fuel starvation in a high pressure fuel delivery system is bad.
  4. As another has said, get the fault codes read as a starting point. If the car is that bad, have it recovered to a reputable Indi or BMW if you have the cash and get it diagnosed.
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    Professional carbon cleaning

    My original one came up like new after some messy cleaning.
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    Professional carbon cleaning

    Works just fine on diesels where it is probably more of a necessity due to the gunk build up from the EGR valve. Petrol and diesel cars have the same fundamentals when it comes to head inlet ports.
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    Silly question

    It doesn’t spin up when not in use. On my 5 series I had a DVD in there for nearly as long as I had the car and it still works perfectly. (Only left in to show off that the car played movies on the main screen, never actually watch anything on it but was cool at the time)
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    In your maths, it could only be a 100% waste if your Halfords stuff was free, which it’s not. I love the emotion over something as benign as screenwash. You have an opinion and you’re entitled to it let’s move on. My reality is that at £19 for 5l giving me 15l of screenwash that has performed perfectly with no further blocking of the filters in my cars to date is money well spent. This is the fact for a number of others on the forum who have suffered the same fate.
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    New Battery - Register if everythings the same?

    You Definitely need to register the new battery. The car has an IBS or intelligent battery sensor that over time adjusts the charging circuitry for the ageing battery. Putting a new battery in, albeit identical, you must register the new battery through ISTA to reset the charging function. You have bought a 105 ah battery. Is this identical to the one being removed? I thought the original was 90aH? If the aH rating is changing, you can set this before the registration process via ISTA. To register the battery, start ISTA: Then goto: Vehicle Management Service Functions Body Voltage Supply Battery Register Battery Exchange - and follow the instructions.
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    G30 creaking

    Car manufacturers have been doing this for years using a felt type tape to insulate offending pieces of trim. I honestly don't see it as a problem.
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    B58 High Oil Consumption

    Possibly Dave, the B58 in the 3 has "M" fettling (M340i) raising the BHP from the 5/6's 340Bhp.
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    Since my 5 Series had clogged up washer pump filters and went through the pain of dismantling and cleaning the filters on the 3 pumps on that car I have been using the BMW stuff exclusively at 1 part screenwash to 2 parts potable water from the tap (detailed on the bottle label) and had no problems since. Works for me and I buy the 5 litre containers that you find available on eBay.
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    Main Dealer Service Price

    Most if not all manufacturers do it, I remember the same form my Vauxhall ownership days. Just like airlines charging more during school holidays - Same plane, same staff. People love bashing the manufacturers and their agents but it is purely down to economics. People are more likely to service cars at dealers in the first 3 years while under warranty, and then the dealers reduce prices to entice you to remain within the network.
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    Front door frame damage

    I think this is what you're looking for: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f11-530d-tou_201007/repair-manuals/51-body-equipment/51-21-door-locks-handles-fittings-front/CMd9ReKh
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    Main Dealer Service Price

    Standard scope on the G32 is £39.60. Are you sure they're not mixing up the "Vehicle Check" which is just over £120? @535i Andrew, remember that many of these Gxx cars are still under 3 years old so don't qualify for the "Value" servicing yet that you enjoy on the F10 (cars over 4 years old).