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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-30-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Ian Sanford
Thanks for your help - will try one of the...

Thanks for your help - will try one of the dedicated rubber lubricants
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-29-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Ian Sanford
Creaking windows

F31 Touring - Has anyone experienced intermittent 'creaking' from the front side windows? It seems to be the glass moving against the rubber seal
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-21-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,623
Posted By Ian Sanford
I have an F31 - front screen Pilkington , side...

I have an F31 - front screen Pilkington , side windows Fuyao, rear quarters and rear screen Saint Gobain - funny thing I can see through all of them!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Ian Sanford
Maybe the exhaust has been moved.on its mounts...

Maybe the exhaust has been moved.on its mounts and is touching somewhere?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By Ian Sanford
Adaptive suspension

Have the F31 330d xDrive with the M Sport pack with 19" wheels and run flats and the adaptive suspension and am absolutely amazed how good it is in comfort mode on our terrible UK roads. Even in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By Ian Sanford
Have brushed aluminium with black gloss trim...

Have brushed aluminium with black gloss trim -looks smart. F31 estoril blue
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-12-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Ian Sanford
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-12-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Ian Sanford
330D xDrive Touring

That's a shame!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Ian Sanford
Changes should be almost imperceptible so...

Changes should be almost imperceptible so definitely take it in to be checked
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-11-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Ian Sanford
330d xDrive Touring

Just taken delivery of a F31 330d xDrive Touring in Estoril Blue with cream leather, professional multimedia, M sport plus package with adaptive M sport suspension, xenon lights - only driven 90...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-14-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Ian Sanford
Thanks for the info - car still in warranty so...

Thanks for the info - car still in warranty so dealer fitting new strap Monday
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Ian Sanford
Earthing strap

The earthing wire from the tail gate to the bodywork has snapped presumably through metal fatigue. However everything still seems to work so what is its purpose?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-26-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Ian Sanford
Had noise from cargo area over speed bumps/rough...

Had noise from cargo area over speed bumps/rough roads - greased locking mechanism and noise eliminated
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,322
Posted By Ian Sanford
Rear bumper protector

Before removing the tape from the 3M adhesive I fitted the protector in place, centred it and then marked the bumper lightly with chalk at each end. It was then easy to make sure it was centred...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-13-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,322
Posted By Ian Sanford
The protector fits right up under the rubber seal...

The protector fits right up under the rubber seal so no dust/dirt can get in underneath (see photo). I don't even find any water drips from under the protector when I wash the car. However the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-12-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,322
Posted By Ian Sanford
Rear bumper protection

Photo of bumper protector on car showing amount of 'lip'.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-11-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,322
Posted By Ian Sanford
Rear bumper protection

Affirmative that the protector wraps over the edge and covers most of the top of the bumper whereas some of the other protectors are much shorter. Perhaps the carbon black would give a contrast with...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-09-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,322
Posted By Ian Sanford
Rear bumper protection

I have fitted a 'rear guard' to the bumper of my red X3 M sport and it looks as if it was factory fitted. It is available...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-14-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By Ian Sanford
Noise from steering

Just had major service carried out at 25000 miles and minor 'play' in off side front steering/ suspension noted. Car booked in for two days on 9th October for investigation.
Will advise what outcome...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-18-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By Ian Sanford
Dings

I have used Dent Devils to remove a ding from a passenger door. As long as the paint has not been cracked they can remove small dents with specially shaped tools from inside the door. After they had...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-23-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By Ian Sanford
Great colour combination - shame you have to have...

Great colour combination - shame you have to have orange front indicator lenses. We Brits are allowed clear lenses which look much better I think.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-13-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By Ian Sanford
You local Smart repair company should be able to...

You local Smart repair company should be able to fix it invisibly.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-03-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Ian Sanford
Had to have the sport steering wheel on my brand...

Had to have the sport steering wheel on my brand new five series replaced a few years ago because the BMW badge was scratched! Part of the reason it takes so long is that the airbag has to be...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-05-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By Ian Sanford
Rear brake pads

I was charged 253.43 made up as follows:
Service-standard scope 19.17 (no idea what this is!)
Service-rear brakes 86.25
Rear brake pads 79.33
X3 rear B (presumably sensor?) 20.44
500 ml...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-31-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By Ian Sanford
Great video but the car only appears to be...

Great video but the car only appears to be lightly soiled. My car is presently plastered with mud and road salt and the wheels are covered with brake dust. I use a light pressure hose to clean off...
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