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by chirpy
Thu May 18, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)
Topic: Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Re: Fuel consumption 218i v. 220i

218i auto / 53.3 - 55.4 / 38.5
This is about right for mine. It's a little disappointing, but probably down to the weight and the 1.5 3 cylinder. If I did more long journeys it would likely be in the 40's.
by chirpy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)
Topic: Buying a new F45
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

Re: Buying a new F45

You could try asking TRL, I bought our new build F45 218i auto Luxury from him and still loving it over 2 years later.
by chirpy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: BMW OEM Options & Accessories
Topic: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 2373

Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

ragpot wrote: Hi, I have done exactly same - £65 for two years updates. Bad part was I was only offered 2016-2 maps by the PC update manager which as I understand it are early last year release. What version did you download?
The BMWUpdateManager downloaded v2017-1 for me.
by chirpy
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: BMW OEM Options & Accessories
Topic: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 2373

Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

... and now installed. Took about 30 minutes.
by chirpy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: BMW OEM Options & Accessories
Topic: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 2373

Re: BMW Connected Drive - Map Updates

Yay! Thanks for posting this dorsetred. I've just bought this for my F45 and am downloading as I type. I nearly updated at the first service but hoped this would come on Connected Drive.
by chirpy
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)
Topic: 2 Series Active Tourer Collected
Replies: 46
Views: 7244

Re: 2 Series Active Tourer Collected

It's the BMW B38 engine.
by chirpy
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Cleaning & detailing your car
Topic: Wing mirror drips.
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Wing mirror drips.

Wrap the mirrors in plastic bags until you have finished washing the car then take the bags off carefully and clean the mirrors gently without splashing the car and you won't get drips on the car afterwards.
by chirpy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Hampshire/Berkshire servicing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1080

Re: Hampshire/Berkshire servicing?

Cooper Reading have moved to new huge premises which is much easier to access. I've never had any issues with them over the years:
http://www.cooperreadingbmw.co.uk/news/ ... /new-site/
http://www.cooperreadingbmw.co.uk/conta ... on=service
by chirpy
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Battery Life?
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Battery Life?

I have one of these that I keep in the car which retains sufficient charge for months which should get you started easily if the battery has drained:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/NOCO-UltraSafe- ... ry+booster
by chirpy
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: New car question
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: New car question

I have the 218i Luxury and it's perfectly spritely enough for me and the OH. I do have the 6AT transmission though, so cannot really comment on the manual gear change. The 6AT is also surprisingly smooth and you don't often notice the gear changes unless using kickdown when it revs nice and freely w...
by chirpy
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Snapped a cover in engine bay
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Snapped a cover in engine bay

Appears to be 12908620771: http://www.etk.cc/bmw/EN/parts/info/Cover/12908620771/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Appears to be around £25 on that site (presumably +VAT). Try local dealer or try Cotswold on here: http://www.babybmw.net/viewforum.php?f=49" onclick="window.open(this.hre...
by chirpy
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Driving gloves
Replies: 43
Views: 2001

Re: Driving gloves

Surely you cannot get better than Dents :wink:
http://www.dents.co.uk/shop/mens-gloves/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by chirpy
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: F45, F46 (2014 - tbd)
Topic: F45 2 Series Active Tourer - How many?
Replies: 16
Views: 1882

Re: F45 2 Series Active Tourer - How many?

dorsetred wrote:Hi John

I know that Jonathan (Chirpy) has the 218i Luxury version but don't know of any others
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Yup, and still loving it.
by chirpy
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Adaptive Headlights on new Convertible
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Adaptive Headlights on new Convertible

In our case the lights (set in Auto) including side lights do "go around" vehicles and bends, best thing I ordered in my option list and wouldn't be without them now! So Allan, do yours do the beam split to either side of traffic you are following, and selectively dipping the other lane when you ha...
by chirpy
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: BMW Problems
Topic: Exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 1769

Re: Exhaust

Is it item 11 on here: http://www.etk.cc/bmw/EN/search/selectGroup/50145/18_0731/18307812263" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If so, just did a quick search and found this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmw-118d-120d-318d-320d-exhaust-flexi-flex-repair-dpf-cat-catalyst-stainless-/111104740...

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