New 640d GC owner

New 640d GC owner

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milu

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2,394 posts

269 months

Friday 21st June
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Thought I best start a different thread than the insurance one

Bought a run out 2018 Sonic blue GC
1 owner
Cream interior
Keyless
HUD
VDC
Adaptive LED lights
360 cameras
20” bi- colour wheels. ( with blisters on the diamond cut part. Need a refurb but I have an alternative set on stand by)

Seems nice so far
Need to get stuck in tomorrow to clean some parts of the leather and carpet. And of course give the exterior a good buff up

Couple of questions
The drivers seat moves a bit. I did read about this but not sure of the cause/ solution??

No powered boot lid. Not bothered but surprised. There’s a lock button on the lid. Not sure what that’s for

I’m sure I will think of something else….

rottenegg

592 posts

66 months

Friday 21st June
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Awww, everyone loves a good insurance rant.

I don't think many Bimmers got powered tailgates apart from the Tourings. Everything is an option on BMWs.

In what way is the seat moving? Wobbling laterally?

I can recommend Gliptone liquid leather if you are rather partial to the new leather smell. Keeps the leather nicely nourished as well.

milu

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2,394 posts

269 months

Saturday 22nd June
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It’s more of a click left and right as you go round corners. Apparently lubricating the bushes underneath is the cure. So I’ll give that a try.

Mirinjawbro

719 posts

67 months

Saturday 22nd June
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milu said:
Thought I best start a different thread than the insurance one

Bought a run out 2018 Sonic blue GC
1 owner
Cream interior
Keyless
HUD
VDC
Adaptive LED lights
360 cameras
20” bi- colour wheels. ( with blisters on the diamond cut part. Need a refurb but I have an alternative set on stand by)

Seems nice so far
Need to get stuck in tomorrow to clean some parts of the leather and carpet. And of course give the exterior a good buff up

Couple of questions
The drivers seat moves a bit. I did read about this but not sure of the cause/ solution??

No powered boot lid. Not bothered but surprised. There’s a lock button on the lid. Not sure what that’s for

I’m sure I will think of something else….
the only problem i have had with mine is the driver side window sometimes gets stuck half way when using it. then you have to keep pressing the button to get it down / up

average long term mpg is 38/39. around 550 miles per tank.

probably overall the best car ive owned. looking back i wish i got the 650 as my mileage isnt that high

DanL

6,336 posts

268 months

Saturday 22nd June
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The lock button on the boot will lock the car. Kind of handy if you park up, get out and grab something from the boot. Press the lock button, close the boot and the car locks itself so you can just walk off.

Sounds like a lovely car. Any pics? smile

milu

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2,394 posts

269 months

Saturday 22nd June
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Early days before bringing back to life.
Wheels are a scabby mess. But who wants full grey wheels anyway?
I have some silver ones on standby

milu

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2,394 posts

269 months

Monday 24th June
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New wheels on
Think they look better. I do prefer silver wheels. But I’m not bowled over though.
I’ll give em a few days.
Drives better though minus RF tyres


d_a_n1979

9,001 posts

75 months

Monday 24th June
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milu said:
New wheels on
Think they look better. I do prefer silver wheels. But I’m not bowled over though.
I’ll give em a few days.
Drives better though minus RF tyres

Great colour car and deffo agree, silver wheels look superb...

But not sure on those aftermarket alloys or their styling...

351Ms would suit your 6er to a tee IMO

milu

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2,394 posts

269 months

Tuesday 25th June
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I think 351 are what’s on in a 19” variety
The bi colour ones are 20”. Same style as previous years but of course not silver. So I could just get them refinished.

These wheels were bought for my Insignia touring. Hadn’t fitted them and then of course bought the 6. Just a happy accident.

I wonder if something with more metal in might be better. Like an Alpina wheel or similar

d_a_n1979

9,001 posts

75 months

Tuesday 25th June
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milu said:
I think 351 are what’s on in a 19” variety
The bi colour ones are 20”. Same style as previous years but of course not silver. So I could just get them refinished.

These wheels were bought for my Insignia touring. Hadn’t fitted them and then of course bought the 6. Just a happy accident.

I wonder if something with more metal in might be better. Like an Alpina wheel or similar
M359s could look well I reckon; here on BMAutosport: https://www.bmautosport.co.uk/new-20-veemann-vc359...

But I'm one to stick with OEM wheels where I can personally TBH; they just seem to work well...

Style 356s could work very well IMO; if you can find a set: https://www.auto-treff.com/wcf/index.php?article/3...

Or maybe Style 343s: https://www.auto-treff.com/wcf/index.php?article/3...

milu

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2,394 posts

269 months

Tuesday 25th June
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It’s interesting though. The Oem wheels. One has been replaced completely and one welded.
3 of them really rough were the diamond finish is. RF tyres don’t help with the impacts but it’s not a good reflection of quality overall regardless.

d_a_n1979

9,001 posts

75 months

Tuesday 25th June
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milu said:
It’s interesting though. The Oem wheels. One has been replaced completely and one welded.
3 of them really rough were the diamond finish is. RF tyres don’t help with the impacts but it’s not a good reflection of quality overall regardless.
Agree; binning RFTs is the best thing to do IMO; first thing I did with my F31 and I dropped down to 18s too as the rural roads that surround me turn wheels square in no time!

JW911

906 posts

198 months

Tuesday 25th June
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These are 281s (19” on non-RFT). Lovely ride.




milu

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2,394 posts

269 months

Tuesday 25th June
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They look nice. I’m definitely using VDC with 20’s on.

curvature

410 posts

77 months

Thursday 27th June
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Great cars and I really enjoyed mine for the 75k miles that I owned it but sold it in the end because of the insurance. £550 to £1350 for no reason.

It was faultless until it destroyed a big end bearing but BMW replaced the engine and turbos under warranty at 98k miles.

Mine was on 18" wheels and I kept the run-flats and had no issues.

Strangely I never had the button in the boot to lock the car.

Pyrolysis

323 posts

120 months

Saturday 29th June
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I also have quite an irritating vibration from a seat. Albeit the passenger seat when it is unoccupied. When I'm driving I can see it vibrating slightly back and forth. I'm not sure if passengers feel anything whilst it has some weight on it, I will have to ask the missus next time she is in the car. My car has the comfort seat option. I'm sure I've read something before about this issue but wondering if anyone has found a fix for it? Pics for the sake of it, Pistonheads seems to be one of the forums where its a bit picture shy.


rottenegg

592 posts

66 months

Saturday 29th June
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milu said:
It’s more of a click left and right as you go round corners. Apparently lubricating the bushes underneath is the cure. So I’ll give that a try.
Are you sure it's not just the seat frame creaking? Not sure what seats the 6 series has but my F30 330D's M sport seats have clicked/creaked round corners since it was 30K miles old. I've tuned out of it now and don't notice it anymore tbh. But if it is slack seat runner bushes, or the bushes in the hinges, I would replace them and lube em' up with plenty of decent synthetic grease.

Pyrolysis said:
I also have quite an irritating vibration from a seat. Albeit the passenger seat when it is unoccupied. When I'm driving I can see it vibrating slightly back and forth. I'm not sure if passengers feel anything whilst it has some weight on it, I will have to ask the missus next time she is in the car. My car has the comfort seat option. I'm sure I've read something before about this issue but wondering if anyone has found a fix for it? Pics for the sake of it, Pistonheads seems to be one of the forums where its a bit picture shy.

Yup, my 30d does that as well. All of my cars across different brands have had a slight seat wobble when unoccupied, so I think it's just a 'thing'. It's a tall and heavy part of the seat which is hinged, so there will always be some movement when its unloaded.

The missus doesn't notice anything in my passenger seat when her substantial mass is plonked onto it biggrin

milu

Original Poster:

2,394 posts

269 months

Saturday 29th June
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I did the lubricant thing. Just under the seat some plastic? parts. Quick spray and the clicks have gone. Got the info from a BM forum

G-wiz

2,375 posts

29 months

Sunday 30th June
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JW911 said:
These are 281s (19” on non-RFT). Lovely ride.



SE spec cars are quite a bit rarer than M Sport spec cars. Which, is why I prefer these.

milu

Original Poster:

2,394 posts

269 months

Wednesday 3rd July
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Well the silver wheels didn’t last long. Although I’m being contrary with my general dislike for bicolour diamond cut wheels,I do think these look better. Car needs to settle a bit after jacking. And a bit of sunshine wouldn’t go amiss