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  1. Stressed

    Insurance Advice

    I had a similar issue a few years back. A woman drove into the back of my van hitting the tow bar. All she did to my van was wipe the dirt off the tow bar. 18 months later she was claiming against me saying I reversed into her with a witness. Total B********. Because she had a witness my insurance company wouldn't fight it unless I had a witness to prove my case. The insurance got a bit stroppy when I asked if they was asking me to lie and invent a witness like she had. unfortunately it makes a good argument for front and rear dash cams
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    First Service

    Another consideration is at 2 years old there's more than likely a software update for the car that will be done as part of the service. Unfortunately this can take hours. When the EGR was changed on mine under recall the software update took about 5 hours because they update the whole car not just what they fix.
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    ULEZ Now Effective

    The LEZ within the M25 has been in force for a number of years. The ULEZ is the new one in central London that is going to expand to the north and south circular in a couple of years
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    White dots on map?

    Thanks for the reply. It's not bread crumbs. Never been to the areas that I have seen these white dots!
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    White dots on map?

    Does anyone know what the white dots are on the satnav ? Can they be turned off? Thanks
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    Insurance Bull****

    Admiral multi car is a con. Cheap one year to win your business then they hike the price by £300 to £400 plus the following year. They have done this twice to me now. They play on the fact that they manage to get you to have both cars renewing on the same date. They even said on the first occasion "we are really competitive if you have young drivers on the policy", the following year when they hiked the price they stated " it's expensive because you have young drivers on the policy"
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    Insurance Bull****

    I was shopping round because Admiral multi car are more expensive for my 5 series with just me and my wife than the 1 series with me, wife and 2 under 25s I grew up on MK1 capris and spent half my time side ways! The 1 series has traction, stability ABS etc Madness
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    Insurance Bull****

    Just trying to get insurance for my wife's 1 series. We bought it last year after a scumbag stole her 1 year old fiesta. It was cheaper to insure than the fiesta because of the fiesta theft risk according to the insurance company. Now at renewal I'm told that companies will not insure her as a new customer because she has had a claim. Wasn't her fault it was stolen. They are also telling me that they don't want to insure the car with my sons on the policy because it's a rear wheel drive car and because they are under 25. Under 25 and a front wheel drive car they would insure. What a total load of Bull**** Do these companies make it up as they go along?
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    Xenon head light has gone pink (2015 F11)

    Evening Went to Motex. £70 for a pair of bulbs with the 20% 999 discount they do. Osram bulbs would have been £170 a pair. Their basic advice was don't bother with Osram the bulbs for £70 are actually made in the same place the same way the same quality but without Osram written on! As for the fitting. Took the car to my local mechanic who I've used/known for years. What a pig of a job! all under bonnet trim off, inner arch off bumper unbolted and tipped forwards and headlight out. All this just to undo the 4 torx bolts on the dust cover on the headlight unit so that you can just do a quarter turn on the bulb to change it. I'm guessing at a main dealer it would have been 1 ½ hours labour plus parts. This has got to be a deliberate design to ensure joe public can't change a belt and BMW earn more money!!!
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    530i, 540i or 530d

    I know compared to the 540 the 530 would feel slow. But compared to a 520d or your 525d (if its the 4 pot) how did the 530i feel?
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    Xenon head light has gone pink (2015 F11)

    Thanks I'll go to Motex tomorrow and buy a pair (Motex do a 20%emergency services discount!!) I think I'll get my local mechanic to get his hands dirty, It will be easier for me due to shoulder and hand issues
  12. As the title says one of my Xenon head lights has gone pink. Hasn't taken a lot to work out/ find out it's on it's way out. The questions are. 1) should the xenons be changed as a pair 2} Diy or pay the local garage that I've used and trust? 3) Am I correct thinking dipped and main beam are the same bulb? Thanks
  13. As the title says one of my Xenon head lights has gone pink. Hasn't taken a lot to work out/ find out it's on it's way out. The questions are. 1) should the xenons be changed as a pair 2} Diy or pay the local garage that I've used and trust? 3) Am I correct thinking dipped and main beam are the same bulb? Thanks
  14. Stressed

    Towbar removal

    Just a thought. Can’t you just unbolt the actual tow hook and leave the rest in place?
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    Towbar removal

    If you do take the tow bar off I might be interested in taking off your hands!!
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