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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

    Satnav rebooting after getting back to uk

    Yes. Same happened to me. Similar replacement price quoted.
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    Service Logbook

    Paper service books can be easily forged of course, and no doubt with the right kit the iDrive service record can be hacked. A thick wad of original receipts takes a bit more effort to counterfeit. Just sayin'...
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    Advise me please. 2010 F10? 520 2.0l D SE. 181

    Remember, a warranty only covers faults which develop AFTER the car has been sold. Any faults which are already present (but which you may not spot) and which show up in the first 6 months of ownership are the responsibility of the dealer to fix, if he can't prove they developed after the sale.
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    Rear Seat Bench Removal G30

    Try here: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/g30-530d-lim/repair-manuals/52-seats-motorcycle-seat/52-24-rear-seat-normal/
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    F11 Buying Advice Needed Please

    I had folding mirrors on my F10 535d LCi, along with standard seats. The N/S mirror dipped just fine when reversing.
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    Xenon head light has gone pink (2015 F11)

    Cars are built for ease (i.e. low cost) of assembly, not for ease (i.e. low cost) of repair, maintenance or ease (i.e. low cost) of recovery of materials for recycling. That way, the punter pays the manufacturer a higher price for each successive model, helping BMW stay profitable. And then the punter pays all the labour to have it repaired / maintained, keeping the dealer profitable. And the same for end of life eventually.
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    Does my car have swirl flaps ?

    AFAIK this was only an issue on M47 and M57 engines. Most recent 5-series with these was the E60/E61 which ceased production in 2009. Below from PMW Ltd who supply blanking kits:
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    I wonder how much..

    The exact car as used on the Grand Tour is currently for sale at Sytner Nottingham... Check the reg... https://www.sytner.co.uk/car-search/9297414-1134514-alpina-b5-b5-v8-[608]-bi-turbo-4dr-4wd-switch-tronic/
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    This couldn't actually happen, could it?

    The system relies upon the car being able to read road signs accurately or have up to date speed limits in the sat nav. As those who have speed recognition systems in their cars already will know, they are not reliable. Likewise, those with sat nav know what a pain it is to update and (in the case of the G30 - and my experience) over the air updates don't work either on time or even at all. Similar sentiment here. https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/askhj/answer/119620/are-we-going-to-see-mandatory-speed-limiters-fitted-to-new-cars- From what it says in the link, those lobbying for this and especially their clients are reportedly only in it for the money... However, 20 years from now when we are all being driven about in autonomous vehicles...
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    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    Agree with @535i Andrew. Everyone have a different opinion. Done well over 150,000 miles in F10s on 17" and 18" wheels. Run flats are not as bad as they used to be, especially when on 17" or 18" rims. The M Sport boys on 19"s and 20"s don't like them. And when you do get a flat (always in the middle of the night in the p***ing rain in the middle of nowhere), they are good value...and save on boot space. The dB rating can only be used as a guide, it's external noise that's measured. In my (runflat only) experience, Dunlops are quiet and good in the wet, Bridgestones are horribly noisy, PIrellis are OK. I am a frequent traveller to Germany and had a blowout on a rear runflat at more than130 mph on the A67 between Lorsch and Viernheim and lived to tell the tale....slowed down and drove on. It was exciting but not disastrous. I am a convert...
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    Temperature gauge fault

    +1. It can be accessed via the hidden menu.
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    G30 530D M Sport Intermittent Noise in Standby

    Yep, got that too, a sort of brief graunching noise.
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    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    Says a lot about how the previous owner maintained it... Shoestring...
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    20” Alloys

    Any genuine BMW 20" wheels from a 640d will fit on an F10, most likely also an F11.
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    A Few small annoyances :-

    I'd never entrust my BMW to Halfords. Pretty sure they will not be able to update the iDrive service history. Recommend you find a local Indy for servicing. MPG depends on many things, not only the journey type but how it's driven. That said, your numbers look sensible. Note that the OBC tends to be optimistic but it can be corrected via the hidden menu in the instrument cluster - plenty of YouTube videos on how to do this.