Jump to content

sjak92

Members
  • Content count

    1,668
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    9
  • Feedback

    N/A

sjak92 last won the day on December 2 2018

sjak92 had the most liked content!

1 Follower

About sjak92

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 03/29/1992

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    London
  • Interests
    Cars, football, travelling.
  • Occupation
    Legal Professional

Garage

  • Garage
    2019 BMW X5 30d M Sport (G05)

Recent Profile Visitors

3,628 profile views
  1. sjak92

    BMW Stopping Wheel Storage

    And by scrap they mean sell on eBay as many dealership do nowadays! Haha
  2. sjak92

    BMW Stopping Wheel Storage

    Wait, so you just stored your wheels at the dealership? Didn’t even know that that was a service they offered!
  3. Bit of a legal question I see! I haven't worked in RTC's for around 4 years but back in the day, even with catastrophic accidents (loss of life) I never saw an insurer refer to tyres at all. I suppose it would be down to the police to attend a crash site, determine that tyres may have been a contributing factor and then going into investigating if the tyres were fit for purpose. Having said that, I think that police sadly does not have the time (or will) to investigate that far and a determination on fault is usually made based on a much simpler scope of facts. The insurer doesn't really want to invest resources into forensic reports, investigation etc so if tyre treat is ok (which is usually checked by police) the speed rating, brand etc won't be looked at in my opinion. In terms of tyres, my opinion is as follows. Don't save on them its the only thing that keeps you stuck the road. There is a reason why good tyres cost more and its not only the branding. Going for a premium tyre also ensures you are in spec 99% of the time. Secondly, I went from run flats to normal tyres back in my F10 days. Did my research and purchased good tyres (Kumho or Hankooks from memory) that were very well reviewed across the board. I regretted it within 20 miles. Car was quieter, better on fuel and more comftobale around town on speed humps etc. On the motorway however, it felt wobbly, uncertain and far worse in comparison to the Dunlops that came before. Always had Dunlop Sport Maxx's on cars thereafter. Even on the X5 now. tyre of choice for me.
  4. sjak92

    Carplay or iDrive USB for Spotify

    3 years since my SSD suggestion and the size and price of high speed usb flash drives has changed incredibly
  5. sjak92

    Thinking of going for a 530e from 530d

    I’m strongly considering an X5 45e as a replacement for my 30d next time round, although that has a 3.0 litre petrol and apparently does between 45 and 50 miles per charge which I think is acceptable
  6. sjak92

    Thinking of going for a 530e from 530d

    If it’s of any help, I had a 330e over the weekend. That has a 12kWh battery and my energy tariff is £0.16 per kWh so it’s less than £2.00 for a full charge. it took 5 hours to charge on a normal socket. On the Sunday I had it charged fully, I did 40 miles around town, 33 of which were in e Mode. I averaged about 75mpg. it was great around town, but woeful on a longer run. Once battery was gone, it’s struggled to do 40mpg. As a car to go around town in, it’s a winner, if that’s your commute, consider it strongly (although I suspect a 530e will be less frugal on the electrical and combustion side as it’s bigger and heavier). if you do motorway, probably a miss. I will easily achieve over 50mpg in my X5 (30d) and over 30mog around town - it is remapped however.
  7. sjak92

    Thinking of going for a 530e from 530d

    If it’s of any help, I had a 330e over the weekend. That has a 12kWh battery and my energy tariff is £0.16 per kWh so it’s less than £2.00 for a full charge. it took 5 hours to charge on a normal socket. On the Sunday I had it charged fully, I did 40 miles around town, 33 of which were in e Mode. I averaged about 75mpg. it was great around town, but woeful on a longer run. Once battery was gone, it’s struggled to do 40mpg. As a car to go around town in, it’s a winner, if that’s your commute, consider it strongly (although I suspect a 530e will be less frugal on the electrical and combustion side as it’s bigger and heavier). if you do motorway, probably a miss. I will easily achieve over 50mpg in my X5 (30d) and over 30mog around town - it is remapped however.
  8. sjak92

    Further updates to OS7 to be rolled out shortly

    thanks, any coding losses (if you had coding?)
  9. sjak92

    Further updates to OS7 to be rolled out shortly

    Bump on this?
  10. sjak92

    Further updates to OS7 to be rolled out shortly

    what new destination function? Also, did you have any coding done to car that got wiped by any chance?
  11. sjak92

    Further updates to OS7 to be rolled out shortly

    you could, but it’s a huge cost, probably disproportionate to value of car
  12. well I personally drove a December 2017 built Alpina D5 which I know was not registered until July last year! Sat on various forecourts up and down the country, lovely Alpina Blue colour and had decent spec but lacked ICON Adaptive LED’s. I even enquired about it in May/June 2018 when it was at my local Sytner dealership, was offered a free retrofit of the Icons by Alpina if I took the car over there, but there was no movement on the price in terms of discount and I just couldn’t warrant 2.5x monthly payments on my then 520d as lovely as the car was. I assume they finally discounted it when the LCI was dropping. sorry for going of topic a little bit haha
  13. sjak92

    Further updates to OS7 to be rolled out shortly

    Well actually I stand by that, or more precisely, there is no right answer? I can’t seem to find a press release from 2018, but it seems to be referenced to by various names, iDrive 7, Operating System 7 and even BMW Live Cockpit
  14. sjak92

    Further updates to OS7 to be rolled out shortly

    very fair point on the above. Since iDrive 7 I don’t think it’s called iD7 anymore, but OS like Matthew mentions. the whole hardware must be dramatically different as I’ve not sent anyone retrofit the newest iDrive to older vehicles but old E series cars running NBT or even iDrive 6 are easy to find
  15. the 520i/d never had M Performance brakes. Not in the UK anyway. If that was me, I’d be worried about the salesman’s lack of knowledge! Haha interesting comparing a 520d G30 to a E39 530i. Only about half a second in the 0-62 but I’d imagine the 520d would feel far more flexible and overall better with a far newer gearbox. I had a 520d for the best part of 2 years and it was never too slow in everyday driving. Was pleasantly surprised by how decent the new 520i is
×