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by Kingpin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: A45 Chit Chat 
Topic: Main beam
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: Main beam

Thanks Maffa I didn't realise that! So the full beam only comes on automatically over 55 kph, and between 45-55 the dipped beam length is adjusted automatically according to how far you are behind the car in front. So presumably under 45 the dipped beam range is fixed at the minimum. It sounds an un...
by Kingpin
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: A45 Chit Chat 
Topic: Main beam
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: Main beam

So full beam doesn't come on automatically at all if you're going less than 35mph?
by Kingpin
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension or Brakes
Topic: Brake Judder again help needed!!
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Brake Judder again help needed!!

I had a judder/vibration that got worse as speed increased and traced it to a wheel going out of shape a little after hitting a pothole .
And another time when I used wheel spacers that weren't hubcentric.
by Kingpin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension or Brakes
Topic: A45 FL front rear pads
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: A45 FL front rear pads

If you don't go on track days then there is no point spending money on expensive pads in my opinion, just stick to the standard ones which are more than good enough for fast and hard driving and don't wear out very quickly either.
by Kingpin
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: A45 Chit Chat 
Topic: Anyone on high mileage?
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Anyone on high mileage?

I am on my third facelift A45. One had done 56,000 miles when I sold it, the other about 40,000 I think.
No problems related to the high mileage at all. From memory the 3rd service onwards were expensive, 800-1000.
Both were needing new discs and pads at about 40,000
by Kingpin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Problems or Questions
Topic: On screen speed and rev counter
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: On screen speed and rev counter

You can't get the speed and rev counter up on the centre screen.
If you mean the 3 dials they are the bhp and temperatures but you can only do that if you have the Comand sat nav rather than the standard one
by Kingpin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: A45 Chit Chat 
Topic: Wheel bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Wheel bolts

The wheels I've had before have always come with a set of bolts and the centre bore reducing ring if one is needed.
by Kingpin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: A45 Chit Chat 
Topic: Wheel bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Wheel bolts

M14 x 1.5
I'm not sure of the length though.
When I had aftermarket wheels on mine the bolts had to be a little longer than standard, maybe 6mm, because of the way the edge of the bolt holes were chamfered differently to the standard wheels, plus the rim material was a little thicker
by Kingpin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Problems or Questions
Topic: FL Exhaust doesn't burble on overrun or downshift?
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: FL Exhaust doesn't burble on overrun or downshift?

You won't be able to make a series of pops or crackles "at will" The extent of those noises depends on how you're driving the car over a distance. You have to be in at least Sport+ and driving fast, not just trundling along through a town and expect to be able to scare the pedestrians! You can get t...
by Kingpin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension or Brakes
Topic: Wheels....
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Wheels....

The Bola B8R come in either 42 or 45 offset so go for 42 if you want them to stick out 12mm further than standard or 45 for 9mm further than standard. I've been looking at wheels again, I find Demon Tweeks to be cheapest a lot of the time https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/bola-b8r-alloy-wheels-in-matt...