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  1. Carrera77

    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    I certainly dont want micro abrasions. I have no problem using a mitt but the problem seems to be keeping it clean. I dont want to rub grime back in. With a flow through brush, light pressure in a sweeping action, and detergent help to dislodge dirt and grime and the water flushes it away Well I'll examine it under a high intensity light
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    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    @Andrew530dmsport did you buy diesel from a specific brand or was it at random. Hope they changed the fuel filters They must have replaced all 6 injectors as a set, since the car is still pretty new. Its supposed to be good practice But its too early for wear and tear. They need to supply a reason. Maybe an injector had a manufacturing defect.
  3. Carrera77

    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    dont get it. You are constantly flushing the brush which is better than wash squeeze with a cloth or pad Only just got the brush. There are lots of different attachments you can get
  4. Carrera77

    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    yeah, plus a shampoo stick that you insert in the brush. Takes about 2 sticks to do a car. Is that bad practice or what?
  5. Carrera77

    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    Sorry mine was £400 as well > I just looked at the invoice. Like I say the car looks glossy after a basic shampoo and wash and dry . I've given up anything elaborate and use the Hozelock shampoo stick and Washer Brush plus plenty of water, but it could be just the paint job
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    Wipers

    you're right . Its the death of the shopping park . or slow extinction
  7. Carrera77

    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    I got Autoglym lifeshine done by the dealer. It didn't occur to me to get it detailed - just a lack of research. They did the inside and outside, plus windows for around £300 Its hard to say whether its made a difference. The car cleans up really well with a shampoo and wash, with a nice glossy finish but the water doesnt really bead. So it could be just the factory finish. According to Autoglym it should bead for years Cleaning less in general is a good thing. Cleaning is abrasive unless you take great care. Will try ceramic next time
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    Tyres - Mix and Match brands?

    2 mm tyre depth needs changing IMO. Thats a bigger no-no then not changing in pairs. It seems the safe tyre depth is around 3 mm in the wet.
  9. Carrera77

    Wipers

    yeah I would walk into Halfords and see what they got . The one stop shop for wipers
  10. Carrera77

    Tyres - Mix and Match brands?

    As long as they have similar ratings, I dont see why not
  11. Carrera77

    Eibach Springs

    Eibach also do lowering springs for the G31, though these would be front only. For the back, with its air suspension, they say "please use the computer to lower the height" Don't know why air suspension isn't an option. Seems strange to do half the job
  12. Carrera77

    Eibach Springs

    I would contact Eibach technical support for the next step
  13. Carrera77

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    I have a 530d and it purrs to life everytime I press the start button but I feel like I am on borrowed time
  14. Carrera77

    Eibach Springs

    @sjak92 you're letting your mind wander Are the springs appropriate for your engine size - could they be designed for a heavier front? Perhaps parking on a flat piece of ground and using a spirit level might confirm the 2 finger problem . Or using one of those laser distance measuring devices.
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    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    oil overfill (if its not a faulty sensor) is a classic DPF related problem . The DPF regeneration starts to contaminate the engine oil with diesel and oil levels start rising. It depend on a number of factors - your driving style and so on. I guess if BMW sell diesels to everybody this is going to happen The T5 Volvo V90, I beleive is a high power petrol 4 pot which should be comparable to the 530i. BMW still have the best diesels , if they are having issues others will be no better
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