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  1. apples12

    F10 Multi function dash

    Yes it can be taken out and coded into your m5
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    Rear diff seals - common?

    The extended BMW 'insured' warranty with 250 excess, extended continuously when the initial 3yrs ran out (I bought the car when it was 18months old) Strongly feeling I ought to cancel it now, only continued it as I have the n47 engine and wanted the reassurance the warranty was there in case it all went tits up, but now at 127k, wear and tear no longer covered so in 2 minds as to what to do... 250 excess to potentially just have the two outer seals done, nick will do the front one too and not charge very much more to do the centre propshaft bearing
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    Rear diff seals - common?

    Had confirmation it would be covered but I have the 250 excess policy, will book it into the Indy I use instead as it's not far off and he'll do all 3 seals instead of just the two
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    Rear diff seals - common?

    Is it likely to be covered by the comprehensive extended warranty? My trusty Indy has quoted £300 all in for all 3 seals, oil etc
  5. Hi all Noticed that my rear diff seals are leaking/misting, with this being my first BMW, how common is it for these to fail/wear? Also, what sort of cost am I looking at to have them replaced?just looking for a rough ballpark Anything else that should be done 'whilst in there'? Car is currently at just shy of 127k motorway miles Many thanks
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    Part Number for DPF

    Gap turbos in the Midlands have been known to this, worth giving them a call
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    Part Number for DPF

    Have you thought about just getting yours cleaned?
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    Part Number for DPF

    Ah What's your mileage?
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    Part Number for DPF

    How do you find this reading of 'end of life'? Also, what mileage are you at?
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    Gearbox service completed at Mackies Glasgow

    Spotted during one my usually interim/10k mile oil changes which i have done via removal of the sump plug...allows for a good inspection underneath with good visibility Installation or otherwise it was quibble free, gave him a call and WhatsApped over a picture, booked in within a week and all done and dusted
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    Gearbox service completed at Mackies Glasgow

    Give nick at NCB autokraft a call, he's by earlswood lakes Did mine last year and absolutely flawless, incredibly knowledgeable guy, the sump was misting oil within a year of nick fitting it and he changed it out along with new oil under warranty free of charge (was a twisted rubber seal), courtesy car provided also with enough notice
  12. Hi all I'm looking to jump ship from my f10 to a g30 or g31 530d (diesel as I do 25-30,000 miles a year) and I was curious to know what people think of the driving assistant aides on the new g series cars. Is the active cruise any good? (I used it on a Volvo I had on hire while in for the EGR recall and loved it - made the motorway commute a breeze) Does the lane keep assist actually do its job or is it too intrusive? Any other must haves? At the moment I'm looking at anything which has comfort seats, split seats if g30 but leaning towards a g31 with buggies/car seats etc, icon headlights. Not looking at an msport as I prefer the comfort over looks unless it's one which has adaptive dampers. May also consider a 6gt Any advice appreciated
  13. Had enda ward do a remap and close the EGR valve...let the fun begin!
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    Insurance Bull****

    Contact Aon motor insurance, they've been the best for me for the last 3yrs running Quoted £2200+ on my 520d with a black box and £1000+ for wife's golf Aon covered both for around £1400 this year with protected no claims for both of us. They're underwritten by aviva (I live in a stupendously high risk postcode)
  15. Insert the power wire/positive into the dark green connector you have circled on the second last picture You'll need to remove the socket from the fusebox first Now is also a good time to put in a switched live for a rear dash cam if you wanted