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Boba last won the day on April 8

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About Boba

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  • Location
    The Kingdom of Fife
  • Interests
    Anything tecchy.
  • Occupation
    Long Retired :o)


  • Garage
    G31 530D xDrive M Sport

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  1. Boba

    Gesture Tailgate unreliability

    Yes indeed. I like to sit in the boot to change shoes after golf and I’ve had the boot lid come down unexpectedly a couple of times. It would be handy if it had some sort of presence sensor there.
  2. Boba

    Astounding economy!

    I’m always a bit envious of the fantastic mileages people quote though I guess that rolling at a steady speed along motorways has a bit to do with it. I do a mix of town an country driving, no long distances and in my G31 520d I averaged about 38mpg over 2 years while in the G31 530d I’m getting about 36mpg over the last 9 months. Nothing like the huge figures quoted above but I’m surprised by how little more the 530d drinks. I’m not a racing driver but I don’t hang about on the fairly unpoliced country roads either!
  3. Boba

    Gesture Tailgate unreliability

    Yes me too on both of my G31s even when the salesman couldn't do it. It's different to the older models as @GaSelle says just lift your foot in under the bumper and back smoothly, no waving around or anything.
  4. Boba

    Possible EGR issue?

    How about this one? https://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/142616-n47-engine-issues/
  5. Boba

    G31 Dash Cam Install (in less than an hour)

    Thanks for that. Sadly it’s an old Garmin 35 that I’ve had for a while and doesn’t have any of the more modern gizmos. I keep it because the video is quite decent and it’s all I need really.
  6. Boba

    G31 Dash Cam Install (in less than an hour)

    Just reawakening this with a question on which fuse to take power from. My dashcam is powered from fuse F46 like many here I think and it seems to power down between 5 and 6 minutes after locking the car. I do quite a few short journeys sometimes and the sd card gets filled with a fine static view of my opposite neighbours drive for 5 minutes every time I return. Makes it a bit of a nuisance finding things on the card. Are there any (easily accessible) fuses that power down a bit more quickly? Straightaway would be nice so it's just the driving on the card not the sitting on the drive.
  7. Boba


    Different issue but have you seen this thread? A good result under the manufacturer’s warranty.
  8. Boba

    First Service

    Check when your build date is. BMW servicing is now dated from then, not from first reg.
  9. Oh come on, it’s a 530d, unless you’re driving on a sheet of glass it’s not really much of an issue surely?
  10. Boba

    Jump starting

    I’ve never needed a jump start but I always carry heavy duty leads just in case. I’ve helped start a couple of cars for others and even jump started a small aircraft (Jodelle) once but mine has always been fine. I used to carry a tow rope too, but since towing mine wouldn’t be a good idea I don’t do that any more.
  11. Boba

    Wiper service position

    Same here. Drove me nuts continually clicking of the door locks and the mirrors going in and out every time I washed the doors.
  12. Boba

    F10 door corrosion

    I think it’ll depend if they think it’s down to an untreated stone chip which wouldn’t be a warranty job. TBH it looks like that to me. Any chance you can see if it’s come through from inside (not too likely I’d guess). Sounds like it’s had a bit of a hard life really if there’s much of that on the doors plus boot and bonnet resprays. Sure they’re not stone damage?
  13. Boba

    Wiper service position

    From my on line owner’s manual: (2019 G31 530d) Folding out the wipers 1. Switch on standby state. 2. Press wiper lever down and hold until the wipers stop in an approximately vertical position. Standby state Principle When standby state is activated, most functions can be operated while the vehicle is still at a standstill. Any desired settings can be performed. General The vehicle switches to standby state after the front doors are opened from the outside.
  14. Boba

    G30 LCI

    Pay for the best warranty you can buy and just swallow the costs?
  15. ^^^+1 Tough about the impending divorce but you’re likely better off with the car.