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by Alex88
Thu May 07, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

650i Since having its major engine work a couple of years ago, its been pretty much spot-on. Only issue it (rarely) gives me is a warning that the convertible roof isn’t shut when it is. Quickly resolved by a swift judo-chop to the part of the roof where the iffy sensor is located. German engineeri...
by Alex88
Mon May 04, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Technical opinions please
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Technical opinions please

Thanks all. Very useful. The car does not have Bluetooth or a Parrot etc, but it does have dealer fitted parking sensors and a dashcam. The dashcam has been plugged in 24/7, but the lead to it has a little LED light that goes off when the engine's off. So I don't *think* it's that. Good shout about ...
by Alex88
Mon May 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Technical opinions please
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Technical opinions please

Missed a word out. Edited.
by Alex88
Mon May 04, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Technical opinions please
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Technical opinions please

2007 Honda Civic 2.2 is suffering from a premature battery drain. Current battery went on about 3 months ago, and it’s now completely dead. Some googling suggests that this is a common problem and is usually caused by a circuit somewhere staying live (or something) even though it appears that electr...
by Alex88
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

Cheers Mito/SJ. I’ve found a BMW specialist near me who’ll do it for £365. That’s for the Mechantronic sleeve, trans pan, and ZF fluid. Will go with that I think. Brief fleet update: 650 is not being used much at all so it’s great to jump in it on the rare occasion the weather’s nice. Still love it,...
by Alex88
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

I think that’s the same gearbox as the 645, felt like night and day difference when I changed it last year. I joked that it I were blindfolded it would feel no different to a Rolls Royce around town to which I was told that it’s the same box :lol: Can I ask where you got it done, Mito? And how much...
by Alex88
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Insurance quotes?
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Insurance quotes?

Zonda_ wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:19 pm
Alex88 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:16 pm
What model Merc we talkin'?
C250 AMG Sport Plus, quite a name!
Not one I can help with I'm afraid :(
by Alex88
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Insurance quotes?
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Insurance quotes?

What model Merc we talkin'?
by Alex88
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Insurance quotes?
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Insurance quotes?

Feel free to drop me a PM, but bear in mind that I only do non-standard stuff. So imports, modified, performance, etc.

Cheers
by Alex88
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: McLaren sales experience
Replies: 17
Views: 841

Re: McLaren sales experience

I was going to post similar about this clip having just found it today. I mean, 40 minutes on that??? Less is more people. On the flip side, even the bits I watched seemed like pretty poor customer service by anybody's standards. And the attention to detail on that sheet the guys had to sign was la...
by Alex88
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

Thanks all. Hadn't thought of that. Will give it a few hard stops and see what we get.

Alignment ok as far as I know. Pulls straight and tyres wear evenly (I think)..
by Alex88
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

650i has had an annoying brake judder for a while now. BMW originally diagnosed it as worn bushes, which I had replaced. It’s not as bad now - only happening when braking from 70ish, whereas before it was there at almost all speeds. Apparently the discs are fine. Hope it gets through the MOT in a fe...
by Alex88
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

Nice pics, Mito. I've been meaning to do a euro road trip since I bought my 6. Would you mind posting some more info about your journey plan if you get a chance? Sure, I only booked hotels in Zurich, Verona and Luxembourg. First day I drove straight from Calais to Zurich only stopping for fuel and ...
by Alex88
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

I bought a lovely little cottage back in June, which also meant I'd no longer be walking to work. As much as I'd love to be using the 650i every day, it's far too costly, especially with the round trip being 60 miles. So I acquired a 2.2 diesel Civic (FN shape) from a family friend not long after t...
by Alex88
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

I bought a lovely little cottage back in June, which also meant I'd no longer be walking to work. As much as I'd love to be using the 650i every day, it's far too costly, especially with the round trip being 60 miles. So I acquired a 2.2 diesel Civic (FN shape) from a family friend not long after th...
by Alex88
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

Nice pics, Mito. I've been meaning to do a euro road trip since I bought my 6. Would you mind posting some more info about your journey plan if you get a chance?
by Alex88
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

Those rumours are true from what I can tell. If you do a quote on the BMW warranty site and on -/+ 60k miles, there is quite a big price difference. Mine was on about 43k at the time, now on 62k. Price has increased by about a tenner a month since inception (late 2015) but a quick check of BMW websi...
by Alex88
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

Yes, BMW one. £67 per month. Comprehensive, £250 excess with no breakdown.

Ah yes, the rubber weather strip perished.
by Alex88
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

Very very rarely, the convertible roof button will flash and the iDrive says the soft top isn’t shut, even though it is. A quick bang on the rear left of the roof frame resets the sensor! German engineering for you.. In all seriousness, it is actually a really well built car and I’m reminded of it e...
by Alex88
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 8281
Views: 301141

Re: Your fleet running reports

My 650i does 22/23 combined but will return 30/31 ish on a run. Still have it, btw. Glad I didn’t sell; it’s been running really nicely since having its valve stem seals done.