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Cadwell Parker last won the day on February 18

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    S W Scotland
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    Motorbikes, Cars, Music, food,
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    HGV Driver


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    F11 530d, Kawasaki ZZR 1400, HondaCivic 2.2 CDTi, VW Passat 1.9 TDi estate 1999,

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  1. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Don't Predict Delivery
  2. Cadwell Parker

    F11 530d M Sport Touring purchase advice please

    Hey, glad to know the thread has been useful. I got some great comments on there and have found this forum a great place to be for help and advice. I actually arrived here in a similar position to you having spent a good few years driving a distant relative of your current car (Passat tdi). I eventually decided to go for the 14 plated car from the indy garage and was glad I did. I love the car and compared to my previous one it's like night and day. It's had a couple of minor issues but the dealer is going to fix those so I'm quite happy. That looks nice and has a few toys as well but I would bear glzzEs G31 comment above in mind. It's around £6000 more than the car I just bought which is admittedly a year older with almost twice the miles and fewer options but for only a few £000 more you could be looking at something much more up to date. I've not driven a G31 and while the F11 is very nice the G31 must be sublime. I was at my limit on the car I bought but if you can run to the extra cost it might be worth considering. The M-Sport car I drove on 19s wasn't as bas as I expected. I don't know if I'd have got used to the ride after a while or found it getting on my nerves. My guess is I'd have got used to it but comparing it to the VDC car on 18s it just didn't feel as refined or well controlled. I know there's the potential for greater expense and with 18s on the non VDC car might've felt almost as nice but I decided that was a chance I was willing to take for the difference in ride quality. I guess it depends what you're used to and what you want the car to do for you. It does seem a little overdue yes. Matthew Ashtons comment clarifies the official mileage it's supposed to be changed at but from looking at the service record on Autotrader photo it was a year late as well. Not sure how the condition based servicing might affect this though. If the car had not been subjected to hard use maybe it thought the oil was ok and didn't need changing? I'm not a mechanic though, just thinking out loud. I can understand your concern. This is where buying privately has the advantage. Buying from a dealer you've no chance to weigh up the use the car may have been subjected to by its previous owner. If the car has not been driven hard enough to stress it it'd most likely be ok. These engines seem quite robust by all accounts but oil is critical to any diesel engine. Might be better to hold out for a different car with a better record and save yourself the worry. It's your call but I'd be happier buying a car with that record from a private seller who I could scrutinise as closely as the car.
  3. Cadwell Parker

    N47 remap advice

    I'm with Direct Line so that'll be interesting to find out. My guess is they'll refuse to cover the remapped car and hit you with a cancellation fee
  4. Cadwell Parker

    Rumble and roar on acceleration

    The car hasn't done a huge mileage but could the remap be revealing a pre-existing issue which had not quite progressed to the point where it was noticeable? The extra power going through the drivetrain could be stressing some worn bearing/mounting/driveshaft joint just enough for you to notice it complaining. The roar is difficult to comment on without hearing it. Did the remap affect boost pressure? Is the turbo boost pipe firmly sealed?
  5. Cadwell Parker

    N47 remap advice

    Heh heh, just call me a pedant Agreed you'd be unlikely/unlucky to get caught out like that. Wouldn't be too concerned about it myself but would probably declare any remap I had done at my next renewal just to make everything right. I need to get my gearbox serviced first but will be considering a remap in a while so will bear the above recomendations for Enda in mind.
  6. Cadwell Parker

    N47 remap advice

    Are you sure about that? In the event of an unusually expensive claim for which you were being held liable I expect an insurer would be going over everything with a fine toothcomb looking for an excuse to refuse paying out. Would they not be able to access data on the ECU if they chose and compare it to that found on a standard car?
  7. Cadwell Parker

    Brake pad OEM supplier

    Galfer make top quality aftermarket discs and pads for motorbikes and are highly regarded. My previous bike came with them fitted and they were very impressive. I didn't know they made them for cars too but would not hesitate to fit them.
  8. Cadwell Parker

    just found leaks from front of car

    I have to agree with Mathew. If you had coolant leaking you would definitely smell it. It's very distinctive and you don't need much for it to be noticeable.
  9. Cadwell Parker

    Interior car mats

    I might be interested in your rubber mats if you want to get rid of them. Are they proper BMW ones? I have some velour mats if you were interested in some kind of exchange. Not sure if they're genuine but they seem to fit ok.
  10. Cadwell Parker

    battery charger/trickle charger what to buy

    Good call. Visited my local Lidl and found the last of those chargers in stock waiting for me. Thanks for the tip
  11. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Lol... Drifting is a lot more fun when you're expecting it.
  12. Cadwell Parker

    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Crikey! What brought that on? Bit icy this morning?
  13. Cadwell Parker

    Adaptive suspension vs non adaptive suspension

    I found some difference with VDC. The car I drove equipped with it felt nicer than the one without but it wasn't a startling difference. I imagine full AD would be quite something and definitely worth having if you enjoy corners.
  14. Indeed. Hopefully yours will be ok.
  15. It wasn't quite my car when the work was done. I'd had a test drive and agreed to buy the car subject to the recall work being carried out so it was the indy dealer selling the car who dealt with BMW. I understood the car was showing signs of leaking so it was always going to get changed. Yes there was a bit of a wait. I think they had to wait for the parts to arrive.