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Matthew Ashton

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Matthew Ashton last won the day on April 19

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About Matthew Ashton

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    2017 G32 640i GT xDrive, 2014 F45 218i

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  1. Matthew Ashton

    Recommendation for any front seat covers?

    Good leather cleaner is all you need. I’ve not seen any decent seat covers and they’ve never been mentioned here as far as I can remember.
  2. Matthew Ashton

    I know (adding non-standard M badges…)

    That is just so wrong!
  3. Matthew Ashton

    I know (adding non-standard M badges…)

    They look fine as they are quite discrete. Hopefully they are aluminium as the steel ones are prone to galvanic corrosion and a real bugger to get off once the corrosion has set it (that's why since RDC tyre pressure sensors, BMW ship the cars new with grey plastic caps). Had to cut the caps off a friend's mini while I was giving it a service.
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    DIY F11 air spring replacement

    Yes, ISTA allows you to easily adjust the ride height.
  5. Matthew Ashton

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    Totally different design on the Gxx cars.
  6. Sorry, that one needs the connected drive subscription. Wait for the November Black Friday sale when BMW usually do 20% discount.
  7. Matthew Ashton

    DIY F11 air spring replacement

    I used to do this every 6 months on my old F11. It was still on the original bags when I sold it at 8 years old and 54000 miles.
  8. You only get the equaliser with the HK system. I have it in my G32 and it’s too much of a gimmick for me and I get all I need from bass and treble control.
  9. Matthew Ashton

    DIY F11 air spring replacement

    To prolong the bag’s life, you need to jack the car up, remove the wheel and give that bag a good clean with soapy water to get rid of all that grit. As the bag folds over on itself from this fully extended position, the grit acts as sandpaper and wears the rubber much quicker.
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    Interior lighting query

    They are there , just a challenge to find them.
  11. Matthew Ashton

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    After 49 pages of input, all this has been covered. I did another post a good few years ago using an inspection camera down each of the waterways from the windscreen scuttle.
  12. Congratulations on the F11. Lovely car and I really like the luxury trim. As for the Hifi sound. It is a vast improvement over standard. Standard has just 6 speakers and they are driven by the headunit. HIFi has 12 speakers and a separate 400w (or thereabouts) amp. HK has 16 speakers and a bigger amp.
  13. Matthew Ashton

    Interior lighting query

    May have changed to include a different colour option at LCI.
  14. Matthew Ashton

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Definitely looks like towbar related. I had to make this exact modification to my old F11 when I fitted its towbar.
  15. The only way to know is through proper diagnostics. Could be EGR related but that of course is merely a guess.