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About c00lh4nd

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  • Birthday 22/10/1968

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    Technology, Reading, Computer Gaming, Driving, Off Road Cycling, Flying (PPL), Swimming (ASA Adv & RLSS Instructor)
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    Technical Director/Chief Architect


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    2015 (65) 535d Touring M Sport,

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  1. Huh, the saga continued. It satisfied I contacted Williams BMW in my local town. No automated queue, straight through to a Receptionist and on to Servicing. I made no mention of the other quote, simply asked for a quote for a Major service and MOT. Response; no such thing as a Major service. Asked about the age of the car and the last service,before instructing me to look up the service on the iDrive. The iDrive showed the need for a Brake Fluid service and nothing else. Williams confirmed that given the age and mileage no filter or oils change was needed as was done 12 months ago. Upshot. £86 for service and £54 for MoT along with an end of Warranty check! Complained to the first dealer about the quote of £724 for major service and MOT, all he could do was apologise and say it was down to them recently recruiting a number of people lately who clearly needed further training... car remains booked in at Williams thanks all all for the advice, next year I will go to a local independent specialist
  2. Thanks all, Sanjx, I did and I am really confused as it states I am not on any service plan, but then states my next service is £0. My car is stating I am due for a service.
  3. Holy oil change!! i have a near 3 year old F11 535d with 13k miles, and have just been quoted by local dealer in Wilmslow £734 for a major service and first MOT Is this standard and why so high? What other options do I have ? regards. (Not so.. ) c00lh4nd
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    Being Tailgated

    I am with you on this. I had some dick in a black Astra tailgating me @20mph, trying to do anything to get past me on the A34 whilst in traffic: he could not go anywhere we were in traffic. I got sick of his antics so when the traffic eased in front I burried my right foot In the carpet . only to get caught by a camera, doing 46 in a 40 zone. I should’ve just ignored him. He got stressed and angry, I got 3 points and £100 fine
  5. It spoils the cut of my trousers. But it keeps her in doors happy [emoji3] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    X6 scam.....

    The usual scam laws apply 1) The wording of the description is all in capitals and has errors ( PUSH START FRONT and 16 SERVICES ) 2 Services per year @ ~10k miles per year 2) No interior pictures 3) Sellers referred to in the thirt person 4) Inoccuous location. Clearly residential but very sanitised 5) Take a leaf from Wheeler Dealers - No see, no bid With these and the reluctance to meet with you, it is one to run from IMHO
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    Radio switches 1-8

    I am with Golfer1; * is for the screen off for night driving.
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    BTCC or BSB

    BTCC Every time.. Watched it today and in what sport can you see 2 multi Champions at their sport knock each other out of a race within the 1st 100m.. Epic !!
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    Audio question

    The HK system also provides digital sound processing from DTS
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    Carly adapter generation 2 problem

    I agree <again> with Sshooie :-). I experienced the update but unlike the problem you are having mine reconnected fine.. Some obvious questions 1) Have you turned your phone off and on - Some times with IOS this is needed to see Wifi components 2) Have you forced IOS to forget the Wifi
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    First Attempt at Coding - Using Carly

    I am am wondering if lane departure warning is a similar example. If you have the adaptive headlights with adaptive main beam then you have the KADAR camera. Apart from the code I am struggling to find anything else lane departure uses.. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Grand Therf Auto

    Hmm, not sure his latest interest will outlive his love for games. A slight set back, New girlfriend, lost cherry and 3 months will see him return to GTA. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    First Attempt at Coding - Using Carly

    Nash I think TopGear addressed this with their review of the last but one M5. Their message was there was simply too many options that got in the way of a pure driving experience. I am with sshooie (spookily on many things) KISS is my motto to life. Plus it is kinda naughty to think you are hacking your car (when you are not in reality). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. don't I feel the lemon... And I have a Phd too boot Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Msport model

    as my teanager would say.. Ewww, dats Ger'ay