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      12-02-2010, 04:52 AM   #23
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12-14' of snow on it!!!
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Only car to drive on my street today with 12-14' of snow on it!!!
How you doing for actual ground clearance then and is the slush/snow clogging everything up? Got any pics of you driving in the deep snow?

We've around 10" now and my other halfs Series Landy is ploughing through everything as are the other proper 4x4's I've seen. Anyone who can't get about in a Land Rover or Range Rover doesn't know how to drive simple as that. There are deep frozen ruts up the hill and all along our street and the next street which goes down hill. Unless you've got the ground clearance - forget it, you 'aint getting through because ANY ordinary road car will not get out of the ruts.

In Lincolnshire, where it is VERY bad there's a guy helping hosptial staff get about by ferrying them all in his Frontera......that did surprise me tbh. Rather decent of him though imo.
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the symbol on diagram on the card should show a windscreen wash symbol on to a lights to indicate the headlight wash.....

Stupid question your car does have xenons doesn't it?
Yeah it has xenons.

I can see the symbol but it says fuse 48, which is the same fuse as the symbol for the normal windscreen wash.
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How you doing for actual ground clearance then and is the slush/snow clogging everything up? Got any pics of you driving in the deep snow?

We've around 10" now and my other halfs Series Landy is ploughing through everything as are the other proper 4x4's I've seen. Anyone who can't get about in a Land Rover or Range Rover doesn't know how to drive simple as that. There are deep frozen ruts up the hill and all along our street and the next street which goes down hill. Unless you've got the ground clearance - forget it, you 'aint getting through because ANY ordinary road car will not get out of the ruts.

In Lincolnshire, where it is VERY bad there's a guy helping hosptial staff get about by ferrying them all in his Frontera......that did surprise me tbh. Rather decent of him though imo.
It is a bit of a snow plough as car is fairly low!!!

but needs must and all that - no pics perhaps I should take some
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Yeah it has xenons.

I can see the symbol but it says fuse 48, which is the same fuse as the symbol for the normal windscreen wash.
take a pic of your fusebox and paper fuse card and post them on here
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Just got the TS830 tyres today from mytyres having read top reviews in auto express about them and a personal fan of alll conti tyres as they always seem to be the best that iv tried!
can I ask you when you placed your order and how long did it take to get them? thanks, vince
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can I ask you when you placed your order and how long did it take to get them? thanks, vince
Think it was thurs nite and got em tues although they did try deliver mon but i was out.
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any pics of the motah?
Will take some soon geez
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Yeah it has xenons.

I can see the symbol but it says fuse 48, which is the same fuse as the symbol for the normal windscreen wash.
Mine is exactly the same, i can't see any fuse 43. The card indicates that it is fuse 48 - which includes a load of other stuff too.

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Here is a pic of my fuses (2009 335i). Fuse 48 seems to control both the windscreen washer fluid AND the headlight washer fluid...
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Here is a pic of my fuses (2009 335i). Fuse 48 seems to control both the windscreen washer fluid AND the headlight washer fluid...
Am stumped - they have obviously changed the FB on your 2009 model, as on my 56 model it is fuse 43 and that alone powers the headlight washers, the windscreen washers operate on a seperate fuse.

Looking at yours now I dont think there is anything you can do short of being very careful not to activate the headlight washers e.g. not pulling on the stalk enough times to set them off!

may be worth posting in tech forum the above pics see if anyone has any idea on how to bypass it....
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Just got the TS830 tyres today from mytyres having read top reviews in auto express about them and a personal fan of alll conti tyres as they always seem to be the best that iv tried.

Had them fitted to my 18x8 replica mv3 wheels - all in about 1k it cost me- but so worth it....

My car is now unstoppable I actively search snow covered roads to test them and they just cut through anything i throw at them - amazing tyres - night and day compared to bridgestone runflats on the 19's - can take the car anywhere it even went up the snow covered hill to work which even my 4wd audi w12 only managed halfway on its summer conti S.C. 3's before spinning all 4 wheels!

Cant reccomend these enough and they are not even worn in yet!

On a side note the car is so much quieter and smoother on the 18's with non run flats alot better dont need to avoid potholes that send crashing noises through the cabin!! although they dont look as mean as the 19's.


On another side note I removed fuse no. 43 today to stop the headlight washers popping up as nearly lost one of the painted covers yesterday when they popped up in the frost!
Hi- Do you mind me asking what size Conti's you have on those alloys? Am looking to do the same myself and have ordered those exact Alloys.

Reference the fuse question I have an E90 56 reg and the same fuse layout, looks like this must have changed in newer models though.
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I agree with 'W12' post above, Conti TS830P tyres are excellent. They have given me complete confidence over the last three days in all snow conditions and up-hill is no problem whatsoever. I am amazed, there is so little wheelspin when moving off. In fact, almost none at all!
The limiting factor as 'Beemerbird' suggests, is ground clearance. It is my only one thought when driving about, not the road surface, but the deepness of the wheel ruts. Powder snow OK, but not when there are chucks of ice mixed with it. Hoping the underside of the front spoiler is OK, but am expecting some marking, but at least I'm getting about with confidence and thats really something!
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I've been driving around for a day now in the North East on my new rubber and I can agree, they totally transform the car. Its changed it from an experience of dread and worry into the ability to be able to go out in the car in bad conditions without any concerns. I've changed from 18 inch rims to 16's and it's a revelation in terms of reduced road noise improved comfort better MPG and great grip in the snow.
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Hi- Do you mind me asking what size Conti's you have on those alloys? Am looking to do the same myself and have ordered those exact Alloys.

Reference the fuse question I have an E90 56 reg and the same fuse layout, looks like this must have changed in newer models though.
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Unless you've got the ground clearance - forget it, you 'aint getting through because ANY ordinary road car will not get out of the ruts.
Good point this.

The narrow village road outside my house has 9-10 inch deep frozen ruts in it now as it was -8c last night.

I have to turn 90 degrees right out of the drive to get going but cant actually drive across them in the BMW (lowered) to get to the opposite side of the road! Its like a mogul field out there.



Will have to take the Espace tomorrow.

Interstingly, the Espace has Falken ZEX 912 tyres on the front which although summer tyres, kind of have 'wintery' tyre pattern to them. The front end grip is excellent I have to say, even on compacted snow/ice.

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