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    West Yorkshire


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    F11 535i M Sport

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  1. Thank you guys. I keep finding hidden depths to these cars.
  2. I have wondered if holding the car in drive with the foot or handbrake applied causes any stress. I like the auto hold but if its stationary for more than a short while, I use the handbrake and knock into neutral. Am I being over cautious?
  3. Caesar

    BMW Insured Warranty, what to do?

    Thanks Andrew but it's nowhere near the level of things you guys are dealing with! It probably was covered by warranty but I had an excess at the time and didn't think it worth claiming. I've since reduced it to nil.
  4. Drove home from work and found myself following a very nice E46 M3 convertible. It was being driven so carefully: 45 in a 60 and then 15mph over speed bumps. I suppose he could have been wearing a wig and wasn't confident it wouldn't part company with his bonce if he went any faster. Dilemma: do I squirt past him or respect my elders and tune into Magic Soul. I chose the latter. Couldn't help feeling sorry for the pedigree car being driven like a Suzuki Alto. Like harnessing a thoroughbred racing horse to a cart. I know, too judgemental...
  5. Caesar

    BMW Insured Warranty, what to do?

    JD Power 2018 doesn't fill you with confidence! https://www.buyacar.co.uk/cars/478/most-reliable-cars-rated-by-jd-power-uk
  6. Caesar

    BMW Insured Warranty, what to do?

    I have a non BMW warranty on mine with nil excess so a bit of a compromise but helps me sleep at night! Another factor to consider is how handy you are at tackling repairs yourself. I'm not going to tackle complex jobs myself so I'm more comfortable with a warranty. Plus, although I'm lucky to have a lot of options but more potential issues eg surround view, pano roof, etc.
  7. Caesar

    Corrosion on F11 doors

  8. Caesar

    Corrosion on F11 doors

    I use Lloyds in Colne and am happy with the service dept. Not had any bodywork done by them.
  9. Guys, I didn't do a write up because there's a really good you tube video showing how it's done. Try following this link. If I can do it, anyone can! I'd recommend fitting a sheet of unobtrusive mesh over the lower part to protect it from stone damage.
  10. Caesar

    Which engine to choose when buying

    .... or get a warranty.
  11. Not sure if they'll entertain you at that age but worth a try. I replaced mine with an original Hella ulit from ECP which failed after 1 year and 1 week. Needless to say, ECP couldn't care less and neither did Hella. I replaced it with a Nissens unit from Amazon (Danish). 10 months on, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Its the 2rd replacement so wasn't minded to buy any more Hella units! Relatively easy to replace. Just need to get it regassed once you've fitted the new unit.
  12. Caesar

    Tyres and Non Runflat

    Agreed. Very unlikely they'll have an issue with it. I've never had any problems with any of the insurers I've used.
  13. Caesar

    F10 misting up inside...

    Sorry you've had such issues with your car. I'm on my third condenser in 50k miles and an issue on these cars unfortunately.
  14. Caesar

    Searching for an F10

    M5 without comfort access!
  15. Mine sometimes spends a week without turning a wheel. I'll put it on charge... probably a placebo but can't do it any harm.