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  1. huggy

    Help choosing a G30

    Doing a 300-400-500 mile round trip in my 530D Xdrive M sport and get 58-62 mpg compared to our sales manager in his 530e getting similar to you at 42/43mpg
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    AirCon creaks & pops

    it's the different cheap materials used and they have totally different thermal properties causing them to expand and make these horrendous creaks and cracks, for such a prestige 50 grand car it is awful. We have Vauxhall, VW, Skoda and ford cars and no other car does this, looks like we have seen the best of BMW and now its maximum profit for cheap products
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    Run flat tyre choice

    I replaced mine with what was originally supplied, Good Year Asymmetric 3, I got over 30K miles out of first set, then replaced 4 a month or two early as it was winter and got a puncture in one rear writing it off soon after
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    Tyres - Mix and Match brands?

    I swapped my original GoodYear F1 Asymetric 3 for the same model tyres in February, the first tyre replacement on the car with all 4 tyres replaced at 31,000 miles, I think I could have got another couple of months out of them but with weather as it was I decided to swap them.
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    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    so thats why the car parks at dealers are full of cars, they're broken down and waiting work... I must admit I was so looking forward to my first Beemer now 5 series had X drive but after many years of Audi a4-A6 with latest one being a 14 plate leading up to my 530 I must say audi seem to use much better materials inside at least, the cabins are silent and quality compared to BMW with its heat stress creaking of different materials not insulated, delaminated plastics and creaking door cards, after having oil overfilling error and when cold I have coolant level too low 2-3 times for no reason I now see others with new EGR and gearbox issues.
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    Which Dashcam do you use?

    Thanks, and is it a good camera ? maybe its the one for me then... who did install for you ?
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    Which Dashcam do you use?

    did you get one and install it ? I looked but put up against my windscreen I thought it was a bit big and obtrusive ?
  8. huggy

    2019-2 Maps available on Upload Manager

    My OTA update kicked in but thats all it did, it just sits there telling me the update is available but does nothing, it does not effect the operation of anything but will not upodate over last couple of weeks. Connecteddrive advice is to take it to the dealer.... so whats the point of OTA then
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    Rattles and annoying noises

    is it a rattle or a creaking sound... my idrive display was terrible and it was replaced and now silent - before it was like the display and boards and casing had delaminated like a wafer. The other one was the trip along the front doing the same, this was replaced and in doing so they found 2 bolts had not been put in to secure the dashboard.... very very sloppy, and definitely not Vorsprung Durch Tecniq
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    A little change

    Looks good, I have same looking car and thought of this but not keen because another white car i see regularly has the black side skirts and black side stripe with black boot lip spoiler and it’s nkt for me. but it would be a boring world if we all liked the same - for me i didn’t even have the boot lip spoiler on even though i have rest of M sport pack, When we got mini for wife in red with black roof i pushed her to normal alloy wheels as i don’t like black but within 6 months we were at wheel refurb place getting wheels stripped and painted black - that was definitely my fault
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    Too many thieves about !!

    didn't they offer to do this in Germany and cover 80% of the cost, replacement keys still cost owner 500 Euro though
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    530i, 540i or 530d

    I only reset my eco meter when serviced, so over last 10,000-12,000 miles I have averaged 46.8mpg with a 530D X-Drive M sport - the engine is sublime, uber economical when you want and brute force when needed Typically to and from work I get 44-48 on a long motorway journey I easily get 50-55 and if M6 is playing nicely through roadworks I can get 60-64 for complete journey, I have had 860/870 out of a tank and my aim is to get it over 900 miles. Our sales managers 530e gets nowhere near that level of economy will it make so much difference over time being diesel..... ?? not sure
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    Road noise

    I think they lost the meaning of the word premium apart from when totting up the price
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    Road noise

    Where did you get the seals ? Does it stop the squeak when door bounces on the catch ? brighter pictures of you have some please
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    What did you try before you went for a G31

    I am glad really I didn’t wait for new A6 as touchscreen only would have driven me mad too, I don’t touch my screen there is no need and touch screen means you need to oook at screen instead of road