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  1. If the vibration is in the steering wheel it is normally the front wheels needing balancing. If the car is vibrating it is usually the rears. Fronts would normally vibrate at 30mph so I would put money on it being the rears.
  2. Thanks John. I've piggy backed the tracker to a fuse in the boot as it doesn't matter where its located. The camera is currently just plugged into the 12v socket. Its a Next Base with a shock sensor which will operate on the built in battery for a bit. I would want that connected to a switched live. Cheers
  3. Hi all. I'm looking to hard wire my dash cam and my tracker into the car. I want to use a piggyback fuse on each. The dash cam needs to be live when the ignition is on only. The tracker needs to be a permanent live. Has anybody already done these and which are the best fuses to use? Many thanks
  4. After just over two years away from BMW I have decided to Part x my Mk 3.5 Focus ST for a well specced 2015 (65) F31 X Drive M Sport 320i Auto. I know its not the quickest car in the World but its about time I grew up. I don't do diesels and this petrol version was the only one with this spec I could find in the UK. What sold it to me was how good the ride is in comparison to the E92 and E93 I used to own and how smooth the 8 speed gearbox is. Looking forward to picking it up.
  5. Thanks Trevor. Could well be the case. The best voice control I have found is the Ford one.
  6. Also noticed that I can open the roof with the remote control but for some reason I cant close it with the remote. Any ideas?
  7. Is this a common issue. The voice command/control all works, its just the system on this car mis-interprets what I say nearly all the time. My previous 2008 E92 worked brilliantly therefore I am surprised this 2012 Sport Plus Edition is crap.
  8. Thanks Trevor. Will have a look through the owners manual when I get the car.
  9. Hi guys and girls. I have been away for over a year having part ex'd my old E92 for a Focus ST. It was fun and practical to own for a bit but have now ordered a 62 plate 320i E93 Sport Plus Auto from Coopers BMW in Chelmsford. I went for the 4 cylinder as having been made redundant recently I though the running costs would be better than a 6 cylinder. Also I don't like diesels and wanted a petrol version. The question I have is when putting the roof up or down, what height clearance do I need? Reason being some of the ceilings are quite low in the multistory car parks around here and also I may need to open or close it while its parked in my garage at home. Thanks
  10. Does anyone know of any short cuts for acquiring a certificate of conformity for my 1999 Z3 1.9i convertible? BMW are asking an arm and two legs for this piece of paper which is an essential requirement for change of registration from U.K. To French. Grateful for any advice. 

  11. Hi So sorry to read about your Son in Law. Life appears to be so unfair at times. From what I have read these cars do not attract great values these days and are probably one of the best value cars to buy. Late 90's versions go for anything between £1500 and £2500 depending on the mileage. What year and how many miles has it done. I would search for a similar car on Auto Trader and see what comes up. With all the work that has been done on the car it should put the value up a bit. Good luck
  12. The diesel is about 140bhp with a top speed of 129mph. Its not fast 0 to 60 but its mid range torque is pretty impressive and that's far more important. The petrol is very similar performance wise but less mid range torque and not as economical. In the autos the diesel is slightly quicker 0 to 60. The M Sport versions are more desirable but you may not like the harsh ride. If your happy with those figures then go for it.
  13. You can go to any VAT Registered Indy Garage that uses OEM parts. If you know a good Indy garage use them. Also get a quote as you may find that they aren't much cheaper. I was fortunate to have a really good Indy that I have been using for years.
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