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by neilmcl
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Cotswold BMW
Topic: Alloy touch up paint
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Alloy touch up paint

Is there such a thing as genuine touch-up paint for the standard 461M alloy wheels (Not Ferric Grey) on a 2016 120d MSport?
by neilmcl
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Alloy wheel paint
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Alloy wheel paint

RickN55 wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:30 pm
Would worth dropping a post on the Cotswold section with your reg etc and they'll be able to tell you if there's a touch up for them..
Good idea.
by neilmcl
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Alloy wheel paint
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Alloy wheel paint

I picked up a big chip on the face of one of my alloys the other day, just seen it now after washing the car. Do BMW supply touch up paint for alloys wheels and does anyone know what the paint code/colour would be for the standard silver 461M alloys on a 2016 120d MSport?
by neilmcl
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: EGR valve recall on all 1 series
Replies: 25
Views: 4738

Re: EGR valve recall on all 1 series

This an old thread now but my four pennyworth I have a 118D F20 early 2016. Recently I started getting "Possible Drivetrain, OK to continue." errors on the screen. As I have to get the front pads changed I phone the dealer, Sytners Solihull and he said there is a recall on the EGR which may account...
by neilmcl
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Vehicle Inspection
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Vehicle Inspection

Most BMW dealers offer a pre-MOT inspection which is supposed to check for items that may fail an MOT. The idea is you do this sometime before your first MOT and if there is anything it can still be fixed under the existing warranty. I generally swap my cars after 3 years anyway so usually don't bot...
by neilmcl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: PCP deals
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: PCP deals

PCP is not really designed for the purchase of used cars and rarely a good idea. It can work out quite expensive, especially as the APR will be much higher and you'll unlikely get much in the way of dealer/manufacturer contribution, if at all. It may even work out cheaper to actually finance a new c...
by neilmcl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Door Ding Repairs Leicester
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Door Ding Repairs Leicester

If the paint isn't damaged you may want to consider a paintless dent removal firm. I've used Dent Devils in the past who were very good but they are a franchise so it'll depend on who you get.
by neilmcl
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: 118 or 120
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: 118 or 120

You will notice the difference between the 118d and 120d. I went from a 320d E90 to a 118d E87 then a 120d F20 xDrive and the difference was night and day. I actually found my fuel economy worse on the 118d because I found I was pushing it more than I would do with the 120d.
by neilmcl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Where do you keep coins?
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Where do you keep coins?

I start of keeping coins in my front pockets but invariably they tend to fall out and down the side of the drivers seat. So now I simply reach down the side and back of the seat and there's always a few quid lying around for parking machines :wink:
by neilmcl
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: water spots
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: water spots

Koch Chemie FSE is the way to go.
by neilmcl
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Car broken into on driveway
Replies: 50
Views: 3042

Re: Car broken into on driveway

Might be a bit late now. But the BMW connected app shows the last time the car was locked. I wonder if there is someway of getting a list from BMW of all the times it was looked. it might put you mind at rest if you hadn't locked it in the first place. Only for those who have the full Remote Servic...
by neilmcl
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Car broken into on driveway
Replies: 50
Views: 3042

Re: Car broken into on driveway

Joe77 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:52 am
Is there anyway to stop the relay thing from working?

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Anything that'll create a Faraday cage that you can place your keys in.
by neilmcl
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: What is wrong with some people
Replies: 34
Views: 2640

Re: What is wrong with some people

Hopefully this is a good a place as any to ask this, saves starting a new thread anyway... What's the best course of action with this? What products/procedure will I need to tackle it? :? That picture makes it look worse than it is, but it is a bit bad :cry: https://i.imgur.com/zUeTTzc.jpg?1 You'd ...
by neilmcl
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: What is wrong with some people
Replies: 34
Views: 2640

Re: What is wrong with some people

With the help of some tar remover, polish and some elbow grease I've managed to clean it up a bit, looking better but still needs sorting.

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by neilmcl
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: What is wrong with some people
Replies: 34
Views: 2640

Re: What is wrong with some people

Anish1993 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:58 pm
I wonder if the op didnt feel the scrape happening.

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As I mentioned I wasn't in the car when it was damaged otherwise I would've done something about it.

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