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Johnny Grabble last won the day on October 7 2018

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    2018 G30 530d SE

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  1. Johnny Grabble

    Screenwash.. bmw, quantum or other

    Try @cotswoldbmwmini
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    Renaming albums and tracks

    Pretty sure you can't. I prep all my music on the laptop using mp3tag, then upload it when I'm happy with it. Most of the time these days though, I simply play it from the USB stick
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    Screenwash.. bmw, quantum or other

    +1. And you can usually get it with a forum discount from some suppliers, so it doesn't work out overly expensive.
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    Tram lining on 535d GT

    Not true in my experience. They'll fit any tyre of the correct size but it can be any make, even a known ditchfinder. I bought an AUC 5 series from a BMW dealer a while back with Yokohama RFTs on the rear axle. Took it in for an oil service to the same dealer some months later and their report on tyre wear and condition said tyre type "not recognised".
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    Bosch Aerotwin Wiper blade

    Like all polishes, it contains a mild abrasive which removes all traces of crud. Returns the screen to that"as new" condition (obviously it did nothing for minor chips, etc). Bit late to get all technical but it returns the surface free energy of the glass back to what it was when it came out of the factory.
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    Bosch Aerotwin Wiper blade

    +1. Used Bosch blades on the last 4 5-series I've owned, well over 200k miles in total. 1 E60, 2 F10s, 1 G30. Never had a problem with them but always clean the screen with AG glass polish.
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    Cruise Control in Eco Pro Mode

    Mine's also a 68 and doesn't have it.
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    Bosch Aerotwin Wiper blade

    +1. Paid about £18 for a set on a popular shopping website...
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    The later ones also had a dipstick, as did all the 535ds. Far more accurate. On mine, the electronic one used to over read...
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    Cruise Control in Eco Pro Mode

    That's exactly what mine does too. Only happens when it's coasting. It's slow to switch of the coasting function and re-engage the drive, so it slows down to much then re-engages with a bit of a jerk. Doesn't happen in Comfort, Sport or Adaptive, where it's just fine.
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    First service cost

    Not for my 530d. It was £360.
  12. ...but only if it has been serviced according to BMW's requirements, i.e. at the correct mileage (or before), to OEM standards.
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    iDrive keeps rebooting every 20-30 seconds!!

    This happened to mine and I was told by the dealer a new head unit was required at ~£1500. Apparently since then, there is a software fix, but no idea how to access it.
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    520d F10 Rear suspension sitting low on offside

    F10 does not have rear air suspension. F07 & F11 do. You may have a broken spring.