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      12-11-2011, 06:35 AM   #243
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Could have been but very unlikely.

Will put some tape on the scuff when I get home tonight and test yOur method. That will be the only way to put my mind at rest , that there is no alignment issues.
Agreed... unlikely
Tape will tell.
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      12-11-2011, 06:42 AM   #244
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there is alot of clearance on my 1m, its definately unique to you, would have to be a steep driveway or speed hump or both combined you go over everyday to come even close
True.. I have a steep sharp exit out of my garage..

Will soon know with the tape applied to the scuffed area.
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      12-12-2011, 05:07 AM   #245
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So what the cause Joe?
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      12-12-2011, 05:15 AM   #246
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So what the cause Joe?
Not sure yet..

Did the tape test as you mentioned earlier, but haven't had a chance to really test properly.

Posted a thread on the US forum, and one guy had a similar problem running tyres in same size with winter tread.

Still 90% certain, that it has to be the tyre rubbing under full lock under certain conditions, yet to be determined..
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      12-19-2011, 01:44 AM   #247
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Booked the car in for this Thursday to have the 2K service carried out..

Why do we have the diff, gearbox and engine oil changed in Oz and yet in the US, they only change the diff and Engine oil.

Not that I am complaining, just that it seems odd on the same car, different 2K service rules apply.
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      12-19-2011, 02:10 AM   #248
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What happened with the tyre rubbing?
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      12-19-2011, 02:13 AM   #249
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Applied masking tape over the affected area for 1 week of driving, and NOTHING..the tape is still there..

Must have been damaged from PD and I haven't noticed.
In fact, that was the first time that I had actually dried the car after a wash in the daylight. I normally dry the car in the garage.
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Would a light sand, prime and touch spray do for repair or more elaborate than that? Strange defect this is.
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Would a light sand, prime and touch spray do for repair or more elaborate than that? Strange defect this is.
Probably. It's not as prominent as it looks in the pix. That's why I have not noticed before. It's banana shaped and measures about 3mm x 7mm.

Might just leave as is.
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      12-19-2011, 05:27 AM   #252
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Probably. It's not as prominent as it looks in the pix. That's why I have not noticed before. It's banana shaped and measures about 3mm x 7mm.

Might just leave as is.
It is small enough to do a quick touch job and not be noticed again except when someone goes looking for it. Give us a yell if you need extra hands
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      12-19-2011, 05:35 AM   #253
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It is small enough to do a quick touch job and not be noticed again except when someone goes looking for it. Give us a yell if you need extra hands
Thanks Donald.. I will inquire about some touch up paint on Thursday when I drop off car for the 2K service.
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Everywhere else other than North America have all three oils changed. I think NA decided not to change for cost or logistic issues, and they determined that t won't cause any issues within the warranty period.
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      12-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #255
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Everywhere else other than North America have all three oils changed. I think NA decided not to change for cost or logistic issues, and they determined that t won't cause any issues within the warranty period.
Thanks sparks. Although their bulletin states that the manuel transmission fluid should be changed on the 3rd and 6th scheduled oil service.
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      12-20-2011, 03:41 AM   #256
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Thanks sparks. Although their bulletin states that the manuel transmission fluid should be changed on the 3rd and 6th scheduled oil service.
Ahh, one of those Spanish trannys.
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Ahh, one of those Spanish trannys.
Lol. Yep. Looks that way.Damn iPhone auto correct.
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Had the 2K service carried out today.... Diff / motor / gearbox oils..NO CHARGE..
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Had the 2K service carried out today.... Diff / motor / gearbox oils..NO CHARGE..
Good stuff! So did they say it's the norm (free service) or did they not charge you because of prior history?
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Good stuff! So did they say it's the norm (free service) or did they not charge you because of prior history?
Unfortunately not the norm..

Negotiation and a good prior history deffinately helped.
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Ours was a nil cost job, we didn't even buy the car there hahahahaha
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Ours was a nil cost job, we didn't even buy the car there hahahahaha
+1, asked NorthShore BMW (not buying through them) and they said they believe it is covered by BMW AU
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+1, asked NorthShore BMW (not buying through them) and they said they believe it is covered by BMW AU
Actually it isn't Ian.

My service was billed out " Used car warranty ".

In the end, its up to the individual dealers discretion.
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Actually it isn't Ian.

My service was billed out " Used car warranty ".

In the end, its up to the individual dealers discretion.
Ok, well I will hold Northshore to their word.

EDIT: NS is BMW owned isn't it??
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