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About Andrew530dmsport

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  • Birthday August 12

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    Wiltshire
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    Business Development Director - Accident Management. Wishing I had a hot tub like most people have on here!

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    G30 530d M Sport Plus. Range Rover Vogue. 420d M Sport Plus Xdrive

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  1. Andrew530dmsport

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    Totally agree. I get the feeling they want to keep issues in house. It’s a shame though as the G30 530d is a lovely car. The problem is the small issues I’ve had on what is a premium brand.
  2. Andrew530dmsport

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    Anything urgent and it would be straight in as I’ve had BMWs for over 30 years and know how things can get out of hand. An issue with my 3.8 M5 springs to mind that cost me a packet many years ago. I want to see the paperwork tomorrow to see exactly what has been done as they were a bit sketchy on the phone.
  3. Andrew530dmsport

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    2 years old and 40k on the clock
  4. Andrew530dmsport

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    I was told by Emergency Services when the first overfill warning came up that it was fine to drive the car and to get it booked in as and when. In other words, no rush. It then happened again a few weeks later and then cleared within minutes so one could assume it’s just an electronic glitch. The actual breakdown didn’t occur anytime near the overfill warning, in fact I’d not had one for a while. Whenever they happened they cleared usually with an engine restart.
  5. Andrew530dmsport

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    So tomorrow my car will be returned to my address down here from Williams BMW in Liverpool. I had to see if it was ready and then let BMW Emergency Services know so they can book transport to repatriate it to the South. Had 4 different people from Williams call me to say it’s ready for me to collect? The whole service from BMW and the dealers has been nothing but shocking. The upshot is and I had to pull teeth to get this, is that it needed new injectors in it? I’m waiting to see the paperwork though on this. As the car only has top spec fuel put in it it can’t be that damaging the system. Lets see what tomorrow brings.......
  6. Andrew530dmsport

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    I have no idea but mine is a 530d. I can’t believe that everyone I’ve spoken to, recovery driver, service manager and a buddy who was ex BMW have all said there are big problems with the amount of vehicles going back. We had our 420d coupe repaired at home by BMW Emergency Services a week or so ago. EGR issue they could rectify at our address. im seeing and hearing that the overfill issue is starting to show on many of the G30’s. after about 35 years of having BMW as my private vehicle and or company car I’m starting to think of a change with all the issues with this model. Currently got a 19 plate T5 Volvo V90 and have to say it’s no a bad beast.
  7. Andrew530dmsport

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    Just called the main dealer who has my vehicle to be told it will be a minimum of two weeks before they even look at my car, never mind fix it ! BMW have some serious problems at the moment with recall vehicles. If I was buying new at this time and knew this information it would probably put me off the brand. from what I can gather, if your car hasn’t been it yet, it will only be a matter of time lol.
  8. Andrew530dmsport

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    I used Williams years ago when I lived on the Wirral and the service was good although an issue with my M5 went on for months with them putting parts in to try and fix it and me paying and paying for parts that didn’t help. Amazed though that they’d tell a customer they have huge amounts of vehicles in on recall. Not sure how long mine will take to fix as it was having a fit trying to run. They then need to get my car back to me down here in Wiltshire. My car, although two years old is mint, no damage on alloys or body. I hope it gets returned like that. so tomorrow is another day, trying to convince Enterprise to get me out of this shed and into something a little more akin to a 5 Series.
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    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    So now back in South of England having done a 4 hour trip home in an old diesel mini loan car from Enterprise on Friday night. Loan car delivered at 6pm when my car went at about 9.30am and then a 4 hour trip home to make. The Mini is a total shed. 30k very hard miles on it as every bit of plastic inside had its own rattle point at speed ! On Saturday, no call from BMW, I then had to chase Enterprise to try and get something decent. Nothing available as, and I quote’ ‘ due to the issues BMW are having with recalls, they have all our BMW fleet’. Not a good sign for BMW ? So I have a meeting on Monday with a huge Chauffeur client of mine and I’m turning up in this knackered mini, great corporate look for my company, thanks BMW. Apparently they won’t supply a non brand loan car, yet I was offered a VW Sharan, Toyota Yaris???? Absolutely no customer service from GB. So when you spend £60k on a car, don’t expect any service once they have your money. As a note to this - we run a huge fleet of E and S Class Mercedes. If one of those goes tech, Mercedes are on the ball within minutes sorting a replacement. I’ve had 30 plus years of BMW but this might be the last one. As for the guy from BMW GB who is knocking on our door trying to get us to take 5 and 7 Series on our fleet........guess what ?
  10. Andrew530dmsport

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    So to add further insult to injury, Enterprise, BMWs replacement car service have offered me a VW Sharan or a 17 plate 3 Series that they describe as being a shed ! Stuck in the North West trying to get to the South waiting for my complaint to BMW GB to be answered. Not great service on a £60k car. Main dealer told me they can’t even park cars as they have no room and have rented further parking due to all the recalls! Won’t look at my car until the end of next week at the earliest. Service is going down hill with BMW as is their reliability from what I’ve heard today. Real shame as I do love the brand but this is why we run E and S Class Mercs on our fleet as they know how to efficiently deal with any breakdowns.
  11. Andrew530dmsport

    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    No noticeable loss of power, just a general rough running, not how a six should run. Always had top spec fuel in it, serviced and generally not abused. I like to get my foot down, who doesn’t but there seem to be gremlins a foot here. Air con was up and down of its own accord also yesterday? Let’s see what Williams BMW have to report back.
  12. So today my 17 plate 530d was recovered from the side of the road. Have had the oil overfill warning a few times and then yesterday car wouldn’t start a few times. It would turn over but not fire? This morning, off to get washed but on the way it was running rough and sounded more like a tractor ( nothing against tractors, I’d love one as a toy!) . Pulled over to do the engine oil check, it reved to 1k RPM and it was like being on a boat, rocking from side to side. Immediately switched off and on the phone to BMW. Car now on it’s way to Williams in Liverpool and Enterprise delivering me a car so I can get back home to Wiltshire. Anyone else had this? I’m wondering if it’s linked to the overfill warning issue?
  13. Andrew530dmsport

    Sunroof slide opening

    Lol, just what I was thinking but alas no
  14. Andrew530dmsport

    Oil level above maximum warning

    This from another forum. Doesn’t bode well. Two days ago, I got an iDrive notification saying "Oil level above maximum". However, I didn't tip up oil or do anything to trigger it. BMW Assist ended up picking up the car as they didn't want me to drive around with it. I got my car back today. Dealer is saying it's a faulty reading from a sensor and they've cleared the fault by recoding the car. Apparently sensor itself is not faulty. Has anyone else got this fault? What caused it? Interestingly tow truck driver said, he's picked up quite a few BMWs with the same error in the last 6 months.
  15. Andrew530dmsport

    Oil level above maximum warning

    All I can report is what the main dealer quoted which was this message is now appearing more often on these vehicles. I’m going to check the oil to see what condition it’s in as if there is coolant in it, it will show. I’m also going to look for this warning on other forums and report back. The only saving grace is that they didn’t want the car immediately which if they knew of contamination I’d have thought would be the case.
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