640i msport gran coupe

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    Hi all

    as the thread says, just picked 1 up! - 640d sale fell through.

    Spec as follows:
    B&o system
    Surround view cameras
    Soft close doors
    Electric glass sunroof
    BMW individual leather
    Frozen brilliant white colour
    Comfort seats

    very happy with it so far, but:

    1. 1 niggle I have is there is some kinda rattle or knock when braking or driving over uneven surfaces. Any ideas? Supplied with a fresh mot before picking it up so am assuming anything suspension related would have been picked up.

    I’ve notified dealer (Auc vehicle ) who says it may have a small stone or something lodged in it. Hard braking back and forth may sort it

    2. I’m also looking at dash cameras. BlackVue 900s 2ch model looks good this has a front and rear camera supplied . (With magic pro- this is a separate power supply which allows park mode to run off this than vehicle battery) anyone got any feedback on this?

    thanks all

    Jon
     
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    Sounds great
    I was looking myself..this morning
    Can w shave some pics please..?



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    D55A564C-8015-49F9-8CCA-20ADFCFEC25D.jpeg A6F79613-9AE8-4DF1-B197-75A9F0A1BDB7.jpeg 6A809AAB-CDBB-405C-AF8D-AC89AA532268.jpeg
     
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    I have the BlackVue DR750S 2 channel with B-124 power magic battery, it’s only been fitted a few weeks but it’s great so far and does not interfere with the DAB reception even though the rear camera is literally 2 inches from the DAB aerial. Not a cheap package but you get what you pay for.
    One thing to note, you cannot use any old memory card, I bought the proper BlackVue 64Gb card in the end as nothing else would work, the card was 80 quid!
     
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    Same problem with most these days. QVIA (Lukas) is another one!
     
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    Lovely looking car.
    Hope the annoying rattle is sorted, don’t want the new car feeling to be tainted by something like that.
     
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    I was waiting for this post to come up :LOL:
     
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    Hi all

    sojust thought I’d post an update. Had the car for over a week. Drives well but wondering if anyone can help on the following :

    1. the rattle / knock I mentioned. Normally when I brake or if I’m driving over uneven road surfaces. It’s not all the time , just every now and then . Done some (tried) research on the net .. some say bushes some say brake pads rattling in brackets. Is this normal? Car has been supplied with fresh MOT prior to collection so surely it would have been picked up if suspension had issues ? Don’t know if it helps, but it has integral active steering

    2. paint work feels rough in some places as if it’s been caked in tree sap or something prior to purchase . Will polishing it out with Autoglym super resin polish fix this ? Or is it going to be a permanent issue and only professional detailing can fix this?

    Other than that I’m really happy with the car.

    thanks all
     
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    Can’t really help with rattle, that’s more a hands on, though could be drop links ........

    In regards to the paint, it’s most likely environmental fallout, best cured with a clay bar or mitt prior to polishing
    You could go all out, with iron remover, and a tar removal then polish depends on the levels you want to achieve.

    Whilst I’m now reluctant to offer product choice, I’d suggest a clay (mitt or bar) at least prior to polishing SRP will be fine albeit it will fill and mask more than correct..... regardless your efforts will need sealed with a wax/sealant on top and Autoglym do some market leading products,
    Autoglym also do magma (iron remover) which should clean the paintwork well prior to polish

    Your colour, diamond white ?? Will really pop after a cleanse polish and wax. I’ll attest to the deep ness of colour.....
    Contrary to my above statement, using Sonax BSD after your effort regularly, will have you more focussed on water behaviour than the road ahead!
     
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    Agree with the above. A clay mitt will be my first port of call, usually brings out any contaminants in the paintwork, has always given a glass like feel when I’ve used one.
    A decontamination product such as AG Magma might be worth a go as well.
    Will need a good wash and then re-polishing to add the protection back to the paint.
    Have a look on YouTube, loads of how to videos on there.

    Can’t help with the rattle I’m afraid. Possibly a trip back to the dealer?
     
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    Thanks a lot for your reply

    Yes, loooks like a detail is probably the way to go.

    the rattle- looks like the dealer will have to investigate

    to be honest I’m just really annoyed the dealer has supplied it like this. They would have known the condition of the paint work when they took the car in from previous owner. I’m not expecting them to give it a fresh paint job but would have expected them to have it at a reasonable standard before applying their own vehicle protection (was part of the deal)

    As for the knocks - same again

    ofcourse none of the above was visible on viewing / test drive
     
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    The car looks fantastic. I am not usually a fan of white but that looks really good.(y)
    As for the rattle it is certainly not normal. My 6 GC has had no brake rattle in the three years I have owned it. Could it be a stone lodged behind the backing plate and the disc - although I suppose that would tend to be more of a constant screech rather than a rattle - I hope you have success at the dealer and then get down to enjoying the car. The 6 GC really is an epic car. So much so that after 3 years I am in the process of changing mine to a much newer one with even more toys :)
     
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    Before you put clay to paint be it a block, mitt, cloth or just a piece of clay it’s worth removing as much contaminant as possible.

    Take a plastic bag, put you hand in it and gently move across the paintwork after you’ve washed the car. If you feel any lumps and bumps there’s something to remove.

    Order wise you would normally go tar/glue remover then fallout remover then clay and then if you were doing any compounding/polishing that last.

    On a white car would see tar easily so may be able to skip over that but I’d still do it if it was a new car to me, might have sap or anything else on there.

    Use plenty of lube when claying and be gentle, you can marr the paint, always go for the lightest grade that effectively works.

    Enjoy the car!
     
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    The dealers don’t give a sh1t, no matter what you spend...
    We spent 50k (20k than list) on the x5 with 10 miles on it, so for all intents and purposes it was brand new..
    and it was prepared very badly..... looked like it had just come off the truck
    I went back again and it was better...
    But it needs doing by yours truly before I will really be happy with it...
    And that’s just time I haven’t got at the mo....
    In the end I went for the cheapest car with the spec I wanted in the country on the bmw website.. it happened to be Williams in Manchester.. so fairly close to me...
    I would have travelled length and breadth to get the right car...
    But clearly finishing is not their strong point...
    Would I buy again.... yes.. the deal was a piece of cake to do... I knew what I wanted and he had it.. it was done in 10 mins over the phone on the M1 heading home... but I sat back and because it was a new car I assumed it would be bang on... but it wasn’t...
    next time I will be more demanding..
    But I don’t think the staff in these dealers have the skills needed anymore... or it’s just another money saving scheme..
    ( your not included in the above Ed btw. Nothing but praise for you and your parts team at cotswold)


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    It has been explained to me that dealerships are more interested in selling finance than cars. Their knowledge of the finance product they try to sell you, far exceeds their knowledge of the cars. Allegedly, that is...
     
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    That's a great looking 6GC.

    I think these are the best looking cars BMW has made in the last 15 years and now are somewhat of a bargain. I could be seriously interested in one of these. The only thing that puts me off is the length of it.
     
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    I've recently seen two examples of how main dealer staff "look after" paintwork on new cars

    1) BMW dealership, the salesman had to stop the showroom cleaner polishing cars with her furniture polish and duster !

    2) Dacia dealer (dont ask) cars were being washed round the back by hand using just one bucket, a dirty sponge and some industrial cleaning product !

    Both times the "cleaning" was being done by a middle aged Eastern European sounding female !

    It would be interesting to know what the dealer used for there own "vehicle protection" that was applied as part of the sale
     
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    Go for it. They really are great cars. The length worried me but I find mine easier to park and position than my old E61. That said make sure you get one with a reversing camera :). Multi storey car parks are best avoided but then again they are probably best avoided in anything bigger than an original Mini.
     
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