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TK421 last won the day on November 23 2018

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  1. TK421

    530e Digital Dash Completely Blank

    Can I ask if a battery reset resolves the problem (terminal off for a few mins then back on?) also, have you retro fitted Apple CarPlay or any other features been activated via usb or otherwise?
  2. TK421

    Best phone holder...?

    Solution is, activate CarPlay, use google maps and waze combo, job done
  3. TK421

    Tyres - Mix and Match brands?

    Time to name and shame my friend. That is awful behavior worthy of reporting to BMW UK. (That’s if it was a franchised dealer). Tell me you got this in writing? Some of These dealerships are a law unto themselves.
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    Wheel Coating

    I’ve tried loads of these sealants over the years, Chem guys, poor boys, megs, nano tech coatings etc and to be fair they’ve worked alright, but I started using collinite 845 insulator wax on the paint work (which is fantastic) then thought, what the Crp may as well try it on the alloys, and it works, it works bloody well! Plus they sparkle as well, win win! Give it a go ! I use a heavily diluted bilberry to clean of the dust, couple of squirts and they are like new again!
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    Tyres - Mix and Match brands?

    ^this. Switch them out for Michelin pilots, job done . Costco have a deal on at the moment I think? Plus keep your eye on black circles they had a mega deal on last month on Michelin’s personally i wouldn’t have different brands on the same car for any period of time. I understand if your cycling through to swap out all 4, but different companies, different compounds, plus different widths front and rear on BMW’s can and does upset the handling especially in the wet. Especially if you replace the fronts first ..
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    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    Reading through this thread makes me think it could be down to some sort of contamination in the fuel, only reason I say this is I remember some time ago a filling station in the Northwest was caught using central heating oil and selling it as diesel at the pumps (or something like that) to take out all 6 injectors, points towards issues other than mechanical failure, to my mind anyway. That 3.0d engine is one of the best there is, if not the best. I’ve had them with over 100k on the clock still running original parts etc.. not saying that injectors can’t fail, but coupled with the over filled oil issue, just think something else has happened there. good to hear you got it back in the end though and can out this behind you! regarding Enterprise, there are useless, had my G30 in for warranty work with parts on back order, they wanted to drop off a mini, a 3 series dog, the usual, quoted all the BS they quoted you. I said no, I need a like for like, and to source me a 5 series. Then contacted a department within BMW UK, escalated it through them, next day 18plate 5 series was delivered. Don't loose faith in the brand, we all made the right choice, and all manufactures have issues, I honestly think this is just bad luck. Enjoy your silky smooth 30d confident in the knowledge you are sat behind one of the best engines on the planet! (obviously if it fks up again ignore all the above and buy an audi )
  7. TK421

    530D - Buyers Regret

    530d 261bhp 540d 315bhp 540i 335bhp (340ps) hence more comparable, never mentioned anything about how many turbos they did or didn’t have?? I give up, seriously but we’ll done on your journey of discovery my my old man used to say “never argue with....” , I can’t even be arsed to finish that sentence off.
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    530D - Buyers Regret

    So with regards to the ‘why not’ statement earlier? You now see the reason why correct? unsure of how many turbos the 540i has? You have a 240i right?? I feel an apology coming on here? Come on now, you can do it
  9. TK421

    530D - Buyers Regret

    They’re All comparable because they have a steering wheel and it’s round this is actually more factual than what you typed above.
  10. TK421

    530D - Buyers Regret

    No your not, as mentioned earlier in this thread regarding countering everything that is written, You’re quoting facts with regard to disputing my previous statement about the 540d being more comparable to the 540i, not the 530d. Please now use ‘the google’ and explore the correctness of your last post and report back when you’ve realised what it is you quoted and it’s accuracy.
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    530D - Buyers Regret

    Wtf are you on about? Are you actually checking your facts before you write them down?? I’m Not even going to explain how wrong that last post is. However they do all have a BMW badge on the bonnet, so they must all be the same right?
  12. TK421

    530D - Buyers Regret

    Phew, you nearly opened up another can of worms there mate for the record we should be comparing the european 540d with the 540i I reckon, unless they do a 530i?
  13. TK421

    530D - Buyers Regret

    Are you in Europe?