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bmwmike last won the day on January 16 2019

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  1. bmwmike

    Brembo Discs

    Ate i mention above are the 2 piece ones, same as bmw supply afaik - £90 cheaper than cotsolds.
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    F10 535i Spark Plug service DIY

    Nice writeup Andrew! The n55 is a bit of a pain for plugs compared to the n53!! Mostly due to the turbo ducting is the main difference. Doesnt look too bad a job though and your writeup will help others.
  3. bmwmike

    Brembo Discs

    Im debating whether to put new discs on the front of mine. Cotswolds wanted £300 for a pair, and ECP have ATE ones at the moment for £208 iirc, no brainer. Cotswolds always seem expensive when i get quotes.
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    F10 door corrosion

    Get your f10s in while you can before the bodyshops get busy sorting g30/31's!
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    Service soon

    front pads at under 30k miles... seems rather early!
  6. bmwmike

    Buying advice for F11

    ive a petrol six pot (nasp/n53) and it complements the 8spd auto very nicely.
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    Wheel alignment weighting.

    Sounds like you are fairly local to me. How are you going to do the gearbox service, do you have a ramp ? been tempted to do mine, but im only on 71k and its spending more time on a charger than the road at the moment!
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    Wheel alignment weighting.

    sytner penarth rd? bah i've had nothing but trouble off them!
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    Wheel alignment weighting.

    A bmw dealer? how much did they charge and how long did they have it for out of interest? All my local dealers are in my bad books for various reasons, and the latest being booked for a while you wait KDS for £99 and despite being assured it was 2hrs max when booking, when i turned up it took them 30 minutes to tell me the car was needed all day and there were no courtesy cars. I left without having it done.
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    Wheel alignment weighting.

    thats how i used to do my e46 - axle stands and string. When i sold it, tyre wear was even and it handled brilliantly. Cant do that with the f10 as its too big in my garage
  11. bmwmike

    Wheel alignment weighting.

    Ive had terrible experiences with both KDS via a dealer and with hunter via alignmycar. Takes yer chances etc.
  12. bmwmike

    Wheel alignment weighting.

    If going to a bmw authorised dealer, i'd recommend you ask if they weight the cars during the KDS (alignment). You might be disappointed. But yes, kudos to your alignment place.
  13. bmwmike

    F10 halogens

    Hi all I know this has been done in the past but i wondered what those of us living in luminosity poverty are doing these days? Ive got LED fitted to mine for the past 3 years but ive noticed this year they are not cutting it at night. I think its partially my age (haha) and also there seems to be a rise in obnoxiously bright lights on newer cars. So for those of you with halogens, what do you currently have fitted? Would have done a poll if i knew how. LED HID Halogen are fine Upgraded to xenon housings Other (what) Thanks Mike
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    Have the Stealers earned their name again?

    au contraire, sir, whilst i agree its far from free, i'd load up on it. Ive taken the kids in before now for the cakes. hehe
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    Have the Stealers earned their name again?

    As said, get a quote off the service website, ask for a like quote from another dealer, then go back and tell them to refund the difference unless they can give an explanation. Most dealers need kicking into line otherwise they take the piss. Kwik Fit, bmw, bobs backstreet cut'n'shut.. no difference.