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Chrissyp83

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  1. I used winter wheel/ tyres on my 330d and the difference was night and day, as mentioned above even on days when it was just noticably colder and not necessarily ice/ snow laden. The wheels I used were 17" as opposed to the staggered 18s.
  2. So I have had a cracked fog for a while and now to add to it someone has 1/2 inched my fog light surround - Can anyone help me with the part number please? I am not sure if the fogs tie in with the slightly later fogs from the MSport bumper as some companies seem to suggest, can anyone help? either a part no. or a link to somewhere that sells them. Thanks
  3. I was yes and thank you, far more benefit noticed on the cupra with the engine carbon clean than I did on the 330d - but then the 30d did have a new inlet manifold about 6 weeks prior to the carbon clean. both cars highly serviced and dont potter around town and used shell premium fuels
  4. Just to add there isnt really ever a right or wrong answer to this - its down to what people feel best by, my father in law only uses supermarket diesel in his insignia - but he does 35-40k a year so dont think he is too bothered about cleaning agents as he does long run after long run and basically less than 10% urban driving however I feel his insignia is sluggish compared to what it used to be BUT then that might be im getting out of a 3.0 diesel and into a 2.0 diesel - I dunno??? But if you asked 100 different people about which fuel they use and why - you will probably get 100 different answers/ reasons??? I like it, i can afford to use it, I wont change, when it got up to £1.50 a litre I did then start to question its use BUT continued regardless ...
  5. We noticed far more benefit on my leon cupra (petrol) than on my 330d
  6. I only use V Power nitro diesel on every tank, the car runs well on it doesnt smoke etc ... so I wont change. Whilst there is no performance benefit you may notice your car behaves better - maybe pulls stronger when switching from supermarket fuel to v power or BP ultimate due to internal parts being cleaned. I havent had a terra clean done but I have had a carbon clean completed earlier this year, personally I do not like the terra clean process (as I have seen far more negative review than positive and no middle of the road). Carbon clean increased my mpg by a little not loads and from the videos I took that day it didnt clear that much rubbish out but compared to other BMW diesels on the day who had a carbon clean but they were running supermarket/ normal diesel exclusively whilst I run V Power - all i'll say is I had 5 black soot marks on my drive from their cars but not from mine. So ill stick with V Power diesel especially as the only give away that its a diesel is the down swept pipes and not thick plumes of black smoke on boost.
  7. Technically speaking any bump no matter how minor has to go through your insurance - well they have to be notified of anyway. Whether you choose to or not is different of course. My wife had a similar to the judge above, her car was hit from behind at a roundabout, wife was stationary car just couldnt stop in time and hit her about 10-15mph, not a lot of damage tbh but my wife offered her a written quote of £600 from local bodyshop, ultimately we went through insurance as my wife actually had a minor fracture to the top of her spine etc etc ... Obviously your situation is slightly different but if your excess is significantly less I would probably go via insurance
  8. I like Mv1's too hence my decision to refurb in audi anthracite
  9. So I had pair of new front wings, rebuilt rear wings and a blow in from each respective wing and that was £700, I subsequently had further work done but in relation to your original post that is extortionate! I wonder if it is comparable with what BMW charge, maybe go back and say £200cash bet thats sways it lol Seriously though thats a lot! too much
  10. Interesting, which tyres does he say are bad for economy? Both of them? Its the goodyears really tbh as below Michelin - C (so not too bad) Good year - E (pretty poop lol) so as a combination comfort and road noise are great but combined are not great. Im switching to Uniroyal which have rave reviews and can not see any reason not too, Michelin for the size I dont feel move water quick enough for my liking due to their width, thats why I like the uniroyal good dry grip and obviously very very good in the wet Weird. My last pair of Eagle F1's had 7k on them when I sold the wheels and they had 4mm left. That was on the rear too. Also had Eagle F1's on other cars and they've last well. EDIT sorry economy as in fuel consumption not longevity. I get 30MPG out of my clubby and thats never had anything else on it so no complaints from me. Not sure I get what you think is weird Ben? I thought it was weird because I thought you were complaining about how long the Eagle F1's lasted on your car, because they lasted ages on mine! Not at all mate if anything tey have done loadsa miles and still have 4mm on - ive done 10k on them and i estimate they have done approx 5k before me with previous owner so 15K in total, no my gripe them is the fuel rating is fairly poor so when I switch to uniroyal be interesting to see if I find the predicted 6% my mate is talking about Can't say Chrissy but I thought my fuel use while I had them was spot on. But yeah uniroyals slightly better fuel rating. Sent from my Note 4 using tapatalk I have never had uniroyals before but I have had a fair sets of michelin pilot sports but this is my first set of eagle f1s ... like many things life guess it all comes down to personal preference. And I am certainly not a brand snob either my mate just fitted maxxis victra sport vs01 to the front of the cupra and I have certainly been very impressed though again the fuel rating isnt as good as the Michelin Pilot Sport (which were also on the Leon before) and we have noticed the mpg has gone down by approx 2mpg (which equates to approx 6%) similar mpg labels to the Goodyear eagle f1
  11. Interesting, which tyres does he say are bad for economy? Both of them? Its the goodyears really tbh as below Michelin - C (so not too bad) Good year - E (pretty poop lol) so as a combination comfort and road noise are great but combined are not great. Im switching to Uniroyal which have rave reviews and can not see any reason not too, Michelin for the size I dont feel move water quick enough for my liking due to their width, thats why I like the uniroyal good dry grip and obviously very very good in the wet Weird. My last pair of Eagle F1's had 7k on them when I sold the wheels and they had 4mm left. That was on the rear too. Also had Eagle F1's on other cars and they've last well. EDIT sorry economy as in fuel consumption not longevity. I get 30MPG out of my clubby and thats never had anything else on it so no complaints from me. Not sure I get what you think is weird Ben? I thought it was weird because I thought you were complaining about how long the Eagle F1's lasted on your car, because they lasted ages on mine! Not at all mate if anything tey have done loadsa miles and still have 4mm on - ive done 10k on them and i estimate they have done approx 5k before me with previous owner so 15K in total, no my gripe them is the fuel rating is fairly poor so when I switch to uniroyal be interesting to see if I find the predicted 6% my mate is talking about
  12. Interesting, which tyres does he say are bad for economy? Both of them? Its the goodyears really tbh as below Michelin - C (so not too bad) Good year - E (pretty poop lol) so as a combination comfort and road noise are great but combined are not great. Im switching to Uniroyal which have rave reviews and can not see any reason not too, Michelin for the size I dont feel move water quick enough for my liking due to their width, thats why I like the uniroyal good dry grip and obviously very very good in the wet Weird. My last pair of Eagle F1's had 7k on them when I sold the wheels and they had 4mm left. That was on the rear too. Also had Eagle F1's on other cars and they've last well. EDIT sorry economy as in fuel consumption not longevity. I get 30MPG out of my clubby and thats never had anything else on it so no complaints from me. Not sure I get what you think is weird Ben?
  13. Interesting, which tyres does he say are bad for economy? Both of them? Its the goodyears really tbh as below Michelin - C (so not too bad) Good year - E (pretty poop lol) so as a combination comfort and road noise are great but combined are not great. Im switching to Uniroyal which have rave reviews and can not see any reason not too, Michelin for the size I dont feel move water quick enough for my liking due to their width, thats why I like the uniroyal good dry grip and obviously very very good in the wet
  14. I did like them until we had them on my wifes Ibiza Sport and my good god did they lose their shape annoyingly with 5mm of tread on the rear and 4mm on the front, replaced with Hankook Ventus V12, until that point it sounded like 4 wheel bearings had gone on her car, tyres always held pressure and the correct pressure at that, apparently they was an issue with Pirelli P Zero and my mate changed many many sets with 4-6mm remaining. Wont be using again (apparently the issue did not extend into the nero/ rosso range of which I have no experience)
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