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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 03-02-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By the-pm
Won't Start

I have had a couple of starting problems recently with my 2011 730d, I unlock the car, get in to start it, put my foot on the brake pedal and if it firm (much more than usual), I then press the start...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 12-14-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,512
Posted By the-pm
You are plugging the stick into the USB port in...

You are plugging the stick into the USB port in the centre armrest? Updates from the glove box is not possible.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 11-18-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,093
Posted By the-pm
Alloy Wheel Paint Code

Does anybody know the paint code for Style 303 20 rims for a 2011 7 M Sport? I believe it has changed from the older BMWs as there metallic flake is much finer and not clearly visible to the eye. I...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 10-24-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By the-pm
What they say does sound plausible, I have not...

What they say does sound plausible, I have not had it on my 7 but did have this on my previous vehicle. The fix was to take the pads out, and apply a large amount of copper grease to the back of the...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-12-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,578
Posted By the-pm
You are crazy, I am not quite sure why you think...

You are crazy, I am not quite sure why you think an amateur (no offence) bodge will be better than a professional doing a bodge!

If you want to bodge it then fill in the scratches with some touch...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-14-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By the-pm
I am 6' 7" and find it a very...

I am 6' 7" and find it a very comfortable vehicle (best one I have had I would say). My car has the M-Sport Seats and not the Comfort ones. Having driven a vehicle with comfort seats I...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-27-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,695
Posted By the-pm
"Einszett Gummi Pflege" is the product everyone...

"Einszett Gummi Pflege" is the product everyone seems to recommend, I have not used it as I have "303 Aerospace Protectant" which is also good.

In the past I have used just silicone spray via a...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-26-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By the-pm
I think the fleck in the paint was manufactured...

I think the fleck in the paint was manufactured in Japan, not the paint as such, I expect the paint will be mixed at the time it is needed.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-20-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,811
Posted By the-pm
You can see the trim on this 2011 SWB M-Sport,...

You can see the trim on this 2011 SWB M-Sport, the car has brushed silver trim instead of wood so stands out even through the sun protection glass, it is a nice touch...
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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-02-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,741
Posted By the-pm
No problem, why do you want to know anyway,...

No problem, why do you want to know anyway, general interest or do you have an issue?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 07-02-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,741
Posted By the-pm
This bit is in the manual, it is under the...

This bit is in the manual, it is under the parking brake section and shows you how to remove the carpet, there is tool in the tool kit to do it. You can see the battery in this post...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 05-21-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,389
Posted By the-pm
Cruise Control is turned on I would guess?

Cruise Control is turned on I would guess?
Forum: The Detail Department 05-15-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By the-pm
Could I clarify this comment, I fully agree no...

Could I clarify this comment, I fully agree no matter how careful you are you will put marks in the paint but not like the radiating lines you can see in my pictures as this is from the buffing which...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-11-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By the-pm
Thanks, your suggestion that it is rotary buffer...

Thanks, your suggestion that it is rotary buffer marks could be right. The car was buffed by the main dealer as there were some marks and scratches from new (which clearly was not right). The dealer...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-10-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By the-pm
Bonnet Marks when the Sun is Shining

I wondered if one of the paint experts could advise what they think could of caused the marks on the car? The picture below (when the car is dirty but still clearly visible) shows some marks (a sort...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-01-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,638
Posted By the-pm
I would not expect you to get thick clinging foam...

I would not expect you to get thick clinging foam using just a "car shampoo" product. Most of the video's you will see use a dedicated "snow foam" and probably for...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 03-20-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,423
Posted By the-pm
You can do this, I had this problem and had to...

You can do this, I had this problem and had to ask the dealer. The option in the iDrive is not clearly labelled but it is there.

If you go into the Settings and Door Lock options, the first item...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 12-20-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,499
Posted By the-pm
I had this issue with my F01, I found them in the...

I had this issue with my F01, I found them in the glovebox and clicked them in. Not sure why they had not installed them, just forgot I expect. Worth a check though.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 12-20-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 26,352
Posted By the-pm
I am not sure it needs to be programmed as I have...

I am not sure it needs to be programmed as I have a had a few other 7s, 6s and M5 over the last 4 months and they all have this feature enabled so I expect it is enabled by default (at least in the...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 12-17-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By the-pm
FYI in the UK you get an unlimited mileage...

FYI in the UK you get an unlimited mileage warranty for 3 years http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/owner/services/new_car_warranty/0,,1312___dht-aHR0cDovL3d3dy5iYXllcmlzY2hlYm13Lm5ld2RvbG4ubmV0,00.html

I...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 12-17-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,992
Posted By the-pm
[QUOTE=chrischeung;6504976]It's not as though you...

[QUOTE=chrischeung;6504976]It's not as though you are 5K over, you're 50% out of the warranty mileage. Granted engines should last more than 50K miles and not have a bent rod, but the warranty line...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 11-30-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,745
Posted By the-pm
This should help...

This should help http://www.pct.eu.com/automotive/Fitting%20Instructions/pdf/BM9510.pdf
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 11-19-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,327
Posted By the-pm
Dim Reverse Lights

Has anyone noticed that the reversing lights on the F01 are not very bright? I have to reverse into dark street and have noticed since getting my 7 that it is much more difficult to see where the...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 10-19-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,397
Posted By the-pm
This sounds unwise... 1. Wet sanding is the...

This sounds unwise...

1. Wet sanding is the biggest hammer there is in the tool box so it will get rid of the swirls and will replace them with sanding marks.
2. To then get rid of the sanding...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 10-13-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By the-pm
Is this the part you are looking for...

Is this the part you are looking for http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=KC83&mospid=51874&btnr=18_0810&hg=18&fg=20 and...
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