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  1. Spreadly

    Drivechain - Drive Moderately

    [emoji23] Yeah, I've known a few of those. You cannot get a premium car and expect to run it like a Vauxhall. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Drivechain - Drive Moderately

    Yeah I hear you. Of course I have never expected, nor would I want to service my BMW on a shoestring budget, I guess they can't all be bad. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Drivechain - Drive Moderately

    Nice [emoji1419] Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    MOT due?

    If anyone is in need of an MOT in London, I highly recommend taking your car to Pitstop MOT Centre in NW2. They only do MOTs and no repairs whatsoever, which means they have zero incentive to 'fail' your car in order to make money on any work. I have taken my car there for the past 3 years and they are quick and efficient. They also have a viewing area where you can wait whilst they carry out the MOT, which usually takes around 30-40 mins depending on how busy they are. Should your car fail for whatever reason, they'll advise you on what needs doing, then it's your responsibility to go get it done. You can then bring your car back for a re-test. Check their reviews on Google, you'll see what I mean. [emoji1417] Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Drivechain - Drive Moderately

    Personally, no. I have only ever taken my car to BMW once and that was for a service. I had a service pack from the previous owner so saved around £500 on a major service. I have read some shocking reviews on BMW service centres in London and that is what puts me off. Also, the fact that in London there are only 2 BMW service centres that are actually owned by BMW, the rest are franchises. I also know mechanics who have worked for BMW and some of the stories they have told me about what goes on doesn't leave me which much confidence. I really don't agree with BMW's franchise model and I'm sure they're not the only ones who use that model, but I think every service centre should be BMW direct. We do spend a lot on their cars afterall. Lastly, it's the cost of taking your car to BMW, as opposed to a good independent. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Noob with vibration issues - help!

    You need to take that to be inspected ASAP and whatever you do, stay off the motorway. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Drivechain - Drive Moderately

    I would not pay a penny. Stand your ground. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Drivechain - Drive Moderately

    Yeah, I hear you. I'll take it in, I just don't fully trust BMW garages. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Drivechain - Drive Moderately

    Maybe it was something settling in. I'd keep an eye on it, you may never see it again. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Drivechain - Drive Moderately

    Ring them and stand your ground. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Tinted windows

    To me this is not normal if done correctly, you should never see that, or ever get bubbles. Loads of people can apply tints, but not all of them can do it well. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Drivechain - Drive Moderately

    I am so glad I have read this. I have had the same recall and booked in for July as the parts are on back order. I have been putting this off, as sometimes taking your car in for a recall ends up causing more harm than good. Remember the VW fiasco? I would say this is too much of a coincidence. I am seriously debating whether to take mine in at all as I don't trust BMW garages.
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    How hot?

    This is normal. Any hotter than this on a short drive and I'd question why. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    How hot?

    Sorry, I have now re-read this. After a while, say 20mins, again that this depends on outside temp, mine sits exactly at 100C. If yours is over that after a very short drive, I'd look into it. As for the water, you should never have to top this up between services. Neither should you ever have to top up the oil between services, unless you drive the car hard and the oil light comes on, but again, you'd have to drive the car very hard for that to happen. Has the car had a recent service? Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    How hot?

    Yes, this is normal. How quickly depends on outside temp too. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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