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by ellingtj
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: New Order, 40K Tax Confusion
Replies: 28
Views: 1470

Re: New Order, 40K Tax Confusion

I think your spec is fine. Living out of any cities I use my cruise every day. Front parking sensors may save your bumper from an expense comparable to the rfl as they also pick up kerbs that would catch it.
by ellingtj
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)
Topic: Active tourer lead time?
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Active tourer lead time?

Now expected August.
by ellingtj
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: BMW Led Headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: BMW Led Headlights

It's a basic fundamental of optics, passing through something as non transparent as plastic glass, along with the refractive index change, will cause the scattering that allows you to se the beam. They may look very transparent but in the optics world they aren't very.
by ellingtj
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)
Topic: Voice control
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Voice control

If it is a pre LCI tourer then it is likely to be idrive 4, the voice control on this is crap compared to 5 and 6.
by ellingtj
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)
Topic: How to spec the Active Tourer?
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: How to spec the Active Tourer?

Are you definitely set on a petrol, the diesels have got strong support, 2k on the 220dX, which is the car I have just ordered. The xdrive cost 600 more than the standard with drive the deal discount (cooper Reading supplying). With leather seats you must have seat heating otherwise resale will be c...
by ellingtj
Thu May 31, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Had an accident, need a new car, shall i go for Diesel?
Replies: 15
Views: 739

Re: Had an accident, need a new car, shall i go for Diesel?

I thought they were all turbocharged just to a different level, the 120i being the same motor in the cooper s. The 125d is the quickest of the ds but I find the 120 xdrive an intriguing variation come the lousy weather. A 330 or 335 out of the picture?
by ellingtj
Wed May 30, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Cat S M140i
Replies: 60
Views: 2954

Re: Cat S M140i

Here watch this, you'll learn what goes on behind the outer skin.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TBryZaK9Qzc
by ellingtj
Tue May 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Really stumped on this weird one
Replies: 35
Views: 2342

Re: Really stumped on this weird one

Biggest problem I have though (yes I said it :D) is I have an inherent massive phobia for mice or rats that on sight of one, I run a mile....in the opposite direction. If I do find it, I probably wouldn't be able to get rid of it if I saw it. I'll try screaming at it though. You're not alone. I'm s...
by ellingtj
Sat May 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Brace ordered
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Brace ordered

ellingtj wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 9:55 pm
BMW will fix creaking seals under warranty by using some 'ultimate driving machine ptfe tape', it works, as it was done to mine but fish me what a fishing lame design and solution.
Haha, I like what they've done with the censorship there, mutherfishers....
by ellingtj
Sat May 26, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Brace ordered
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Brace ordered

BMW will fix creaking seals under warranty by using some 'ultimate driving machine ptfe tape', it works, as it was done to mine but fish me what a fishing lame design and solution.
by ellingtj
Sat May 26, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: They do make a 2 series with SYNC on climate
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: They do make a 2 series with SYNC on climate

Who cares about the 2 series Active Tourer. It's only a 2 series by name because all the other numbers were taken. This is true and completely flies in the face of their 'even' numbers are for the sports models. Could have gone with 0 series or more controversially, 9 series. That said I have just ...
by ellingtj
Sat May 26, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)
Topic: Active tourer lead time?
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Active tourer lead time?

Checked mine today, still no move on from scheduled for production after two weeks.
by ellingtj
Sat May 26, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Sat nav map and satellite images (iDrive 6)
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Sat nav map (iDrive 6)

Map mode > Additional Information on left menu > select Satellite images. Note it's scale dependent. If you're zoomed in closer than 1 mile on the scale you will only get basic details, if you scroll out further than a mile you get satellite images. Which always seems backwards, the detail is more ...
by ellingtj
Sat May 26, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: is it just me or does this seem stupid.....
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: is it just me or does this seem stupid.....

From looking on realoem it appears that the radiator itself is different to accept the mesh/grill as it attaches at the side via some mounting points on the radiator itself. I'm still surprised it only covers the top half of it.

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