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Stressed last won the day on September 13 2020

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  1. Stressed

    G30/31 Brake pedal "drops"

    The post above was November 2020. Within a week of the post the brake pedal drop was happening again. Car went in again to Sytner. Eventually Sytner said that BMW was working on another software update. I took until July for the update to arrive. They had the car for 2 weeks testing it and supposedly fixing it to BMW Germany standards! The day after collecting it the brake pedal dropped again. Totally peed off I studied the Consumer rights act, double checked with citizens advice and formally rejected the vehicle. I was offered a full refund that because of Brexit and the micro chip shortage would not be enough to buy a replacement car. Sytner challenged BMW Germany. BMW then decided to replace the brake servo and master cylinder, still calming there is not a fault with the car. I picked it up again Friday. Traveled 120 miles today. The car feels like they have upgraded the brakes. The pedal is precise, and it stops so bloody quick I'll have to adjust my braking. Considering BMW say there is no fault with the brakes and there is now such a massive difference in braking performance, I think BMW have been telling porkies!!! Can't believe BMW Germany have happily been telling Sytner to tell me the car is fine for a year only to find it has had a fault master cylinder/servo all along. Peed off is an under statement,
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    Leaving the G30 fold

    I had a G21 loan car for a week. Very nice car but as soon as I was back in my G31 I notice the difference in ride and space. I have driven a friends X3 and if felt like I was just driving a tall G31.
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    Leaving the G30 fold

    You're not really leaving. X3 is a tall G31!
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    Understeer & Tyre Size

    PS that doesn't work in the wet going into the chicane at Donnington on a bike !!!!
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    Understeer & Tyre Size

    Or fast in, shut your eye and hope for fast out!!!!!
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    Understeer & Tyre Size

    Doing track days on my motor bike I would always have to lower the tire pressures by 1/4 to a 1/3 for the track. This would ensure with the extra heat you would maintain a decent tyre footprint to give good grip. Would this same rule apply to track days in cars?
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    Any plumbers/diy people on here?

    Take the knob into a plumbers merchants with a picture of the valve. (not a diy shop like b&q) Alternatively don't bother and just use a small spanner on the valve, this would actually be easier if the valve is stiff
  8. Under the sale of goods act you are within your rights to reject the vehicle. If they informed you the car has a full service history and they have failed to provide it they have misrepresented the vehicle. Inform them in writing giving them 14 days to respond. (I would email and send by recorded delivery) If you paid for any part of the car by credit card you car covered for the whole purchase under section 75 of the consumer credit act. You often see dates painted on panels like that when they have com off another vehicle (scrap yard panel) The wiper is probably out of alignment if the car has had a new screen and the fitter didn't bolt it back on correctly. Easy fix, lift the dust cover, unbolt the wiper arm, move it and do the nut back up
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    Hand brake fails to release

    My wife 1 series TPM throws a hissy fit in hot weather. Just doing a reset seems to sort it out. I believe they are programmed to alert you if there more than a 10% change in tyre pressure. Therefore if its really hot it's not unreasonable for tyre pressures to rise 10% in the heat and set off the warning!
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    Hand brake fails to release

    Has anyone else had their auto hand brake failed to release. A couple of times since August it hasn't released first time. Last week coming out of a car park in Harrogate it stuck firmly on and another time in Richmond it refused to release. On Both occasions I was stuck at a junction unable to move the car. I had to turn the car off and back on again before I could drive. It's in with BMW now. Just wanted to know if it's my car or others have had the same problem
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    M Sport gloss black bumper trim

    I'm keeping an eye on mine. I have noticed that the same colour fade is happening on my wife's 67 plate one series. Will be challenging that on the paint warrantee !
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    BMW Sytner (Leicester)

    Personally I'd only pay the original pice and no more. They would have been making a profit on the first price and are just profiteering on the +£4k price
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    Thinking of going for a 530e from 530d

    In a 530e loan car, Romford to Heathrow and back M25. Rush hour in the morning reasonably clear road in the afternoon 120 miles with a flat battery I got about 42 mpg if that helps
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    Good places to find spare body parts?

    This thread title built up my hopes!!! I'm after a new left shoulder and a new left hip!!!
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    Thinking of going for a 530e from 530d

    Make sure you look at boot size it's ridiculously small on the 530e