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I drove mine today too...

 

We went for lunch in central London

£90 to fill up first

£15 Congestion charge

£25 Parking for 4 hours

£55 for 3 pizzas and wine

£93 in the Italian food market

 

Francesca and my Tom both fell asleep for the journey

Had to stop in Bluewater to get forgotten bread on the way home

 

Now I'm just waiting to see if i got a ticket for something I did wrong by mistake!

 

Lovely day though.

 

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11 hours ago, duncan-uk said:

 

WWHHHHAAAAAATTT!!! You drove it? It actually runs? :P


Yes I did! :P

 

Tell me, were all of your BMWs in a driveable condition yesterday?  Hmmm?
 

And I’ll be driving it today to the shops in the snow. 

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13 hours ago, 520d Daren said:

I drove mine today too...

 

We went for lunch in central London

£90 to fill up first

£15 Congestion charge

£25 Parking for 4 hours

£55 for 3 pizzas and wine

£93 in the Italian food market

 

Francesca and my Tom both fell asleep for the journey

Had to stop in Bluewater to get forgotten bread on the way home

 

Now I'm just waiting to see if i got a ticket for something I did wrong by mistake!

 

Lovely day though.

 

Sounds like a nice day dont forget to pay the ULEZ also if applicable: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/ulez-payments

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17 minutes ago, percha said:

Sounds like a nice day dont forget to pay the ULEZ also if applicable: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/ulez-payments

 

Thankfully I'm ULEZ compliant so that saved me another £30

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Drove mine on fresh snow and slush on my 40 mile journey to work. My new Michelin Crossclimate 2s fitted recently showed themselves to be as good as expected when the going gets slippery. 

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Bought 'Connected Package M' from the Connected Drive store for my F10 535d.

 

Cost of 'Connected Package Plus' last year in the Black Friday sales was £69.30, now they've rebranded the packages it was £48.30 this year. I *think* they both have the same functionality, basically maps and RTTI AFAICS.

Edited by 97suited

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11 hours ago, 520d Daren said:

Is it because 3G is being turned off this year so they’ve lowered the price?

 

No, last year they offered a 20% discount and this year 30% and taken away individual options making the different packages so the overall price dropped. Same for cars with 4G SIMs.

Edited by Matthew Ashton

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22 hours ago, percha said:

Sounds like a nice day dont forget to pay the ULEZ also if applicable: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/ulez-payments


 

So for the uneducated jocks (that are 400+miles away) amongst us….

 

There is congestion charge and ULEZ?

 

I thought ULEZ had replaced the congestion charge for some reason, but of course that can’t be right otherwise they would have lost a load of revenue…….

 

I’ve never had my F10 south of Dumfries… :lol:

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20 minutes ago, Matthew Ashton said:

 

No, last year they offered a 20% discount and this year 30% and taken away individual options making the different packages so the overall price dropped. Same for cars with 4G SIMs.

I was given a 30% discount last year, £99 down to £69.30.

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11 hours ago, 97suited said:

I was given a 30% discount last year, £99 down to £69.30.

Do you get to install any music apps with this package?

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On 11/28/2021 at 12:24 PM, Cadwell Parker said:

Drove mine on fresh snow and slush on my 40 mile journey to work. My new Michelin Crossclimate 2s fitted recently showed themselves to be as good as expected when the going gets slippery. 

I am loving mine.  Have been quite handy the last few days in the Peak District.

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1 hour ago, Skynet5 said:

Just renewed my warranty. Went for £250 excess this time one the £100.

 

Thought I'd mix it up lol.


Warranty or do you mean the insurance?

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22 minutes ago, Skynet5 said:

The BMW insured warranty.

 

Owning a socket set and a diagnostic machine is much cheaper and more likely to fix the issue.

 

But doesn't give you the peace of mind tho, or recovery service.  I get that.

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3 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

Owning a socket set and a diagnostic machine is much cheaper and more likely to fix the issue.

 

But doesn't give you the peace of mind tho, or recovery service.  I get that.

Haha true.

 

I don't have enough experience, or personally time to afford on it. Plus it's our only car..

 

It's all peace of mind in my head. 

 

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5 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

Owning a socket set and a diagnostic machine is much cheaper and more likely to fix the issue.

 


Sadly though it gets progressively more difficult as you get older
 

5 hours ago, 535i Andrew said:

 

But doesn't give you the peace of mind tho, or recovery service.  I get that.


^^^This

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I did nothing to mine today, but it managed to shame me instead.  Its just had the lower track control arms replaced and I took it to the garage for a full alignment.  I was allowed to take a picture of the current 'settings' :oops:

 

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As the guy said when he showed me, the fronts and rears are pointing in different directions, I'm amazed it goes in a straight line.  Anyhoo, its back to the garage Thursday to unseize the rear nuts so the alignment can be done and then Monday it goes to a local indy who are going to attempt to refit my rear view mirror without me having to resort to a new windscreen through the insurance.

 

Happy times ;)

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Finally got round to replacing the oil filler neck gasket which I suspect (hope!) is causing the top end oil leak- leading to occasional bouts of smoke from oil dripping onto the exhaust.
 

The filler neck was really loose but I had to wait till I got some external torx sockets to remove/install it.

 

The old gasket had worn itself flat thanks to constant rattling from the loose filler neck. The new gasket sits proud of the neck so fingers crossed.

 

after feeling a little smug that the worrying smoke was remedied by a £5 gasket I was dismayed to find a soaking wet passenger footwell carpet… these things always seem to happen just as it’s getting dark, so will have to wait till the weekend for some free time.  Seems to be a common issue, so front end tear down to find that pesky yellow LHD steering column grommet - and clear the offending drain hose.

 

Teething troubles are quite common when picking up a used car - I’m simply finding the reasons the previous owner decided to move it on!

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