Tuesday, 14 March 2017

BMW x40d mpg update 516 miles 30mpg

Trip to Scotland and back.  78 mph on cruise control.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Bmw x40d walnut interior trim TouchUp

Scratched to reveal some white which was very noticeable. This pen from aldi/lidl made a great job of covering it up for £2. !

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Bmw x40d mpg update 22.6mpg 390miles

No long journeys only school run.  That's why such poor mpg

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Bmw x5 e70 x40d wheel alignment tracking

Update.

Had both fronts replaced with the continental sport contact rft about 2 weeks ago.

Then today managed to get a day off and pop into ninemeister (a Porsche specialist with Hunter alignment close to me)

Just over an hour.  £99 and the place is lush. Full of some amazing cars.

Surprisingly no issue with the fronts.  They even put the car on ramps to check for suspension or bush issues that may not have shown up but nothing wrong! So I'm no closer to why they run out on the edge? !

Rears out so corrected.

All in I'm pleased I know it's been checked. Let's see how they wear.

Conti tyres seem really good but tbh I haven't pushed the car much yet and the steering feel in an x5 is pretty benign anyway.

Next up I have white worm and lacquer chipped wheels to sort.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Bmw x40d new front tyres 44288 miles

Front left outer edge about to go through to canvas.  Changed both fronts. With a view to getting hunter alignment done very soon.
Old tyres

Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT
275/40 R20 106W XL runflat *

New tyres
The car is an AUC so to avoid any differential warranty issues I chose to stay with run flats and star rating (the latter being the important one)
275/40R20 106W CONTINENTAL SPORT CONTACT 5 *
run flat.  Bmw star rated
Won awards : todo add link
Fitted on my drive by event Tyres (AA tyres)



http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Continental/ContiSportContact-5-SUV.htm


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Club sport edition 40 launched

http://www.car24news.com/vw-golf-gti-clubsport-edition-40-launched/