First, three kids make off with three of my valve caps. Cheeky blighters. At least they left the wheels I guess.
Second. Washing my cooper s this weekend I found that a large bird poo has corroded paint on roof and left a watermark stain. Lesson learned - wash off any bird poo ASAP!!!
Third. My mini has been in dealers for two days. This is to address common stumble problem described in faults & fixes thread. Dealer has confirmed today that BMW have recognised the problem & is to be addressed in the next software version, estimate availability 4 weeks.
I did however have a courtesy car for two days - a pepper white mini cooper (notably no stumble issue!), with a sunroof! Loved it, the cooper is however really different to the s, different feel / drive etc.
I chased after four little kids who were trying this the other day, they'd nicked one off the front near side. I felt a proper charlie running after them, but I caught them up and made them take me round to one of their mums' house. When I got there I had a good old rant at the mother and the little kids all starting crying (<--- again made me feel bad). They gave me back the valve cap and I explained to them clearly that if anything else happened to my car I'd know where I'd come first.... Anyway I went down to Halfords straight after and bought 5 plastic ones for 99p, at least they won't nick them!
As for the bird poop, I get that sometimes and the remaining residue (kind of what looks like a bubbly surface) usually disappears after a day or two. Really it does, you look back at exactly the same spot the next day and there is nothing there. So whether or not it's just a reaction with the polish or whatever, a bit of atmosphere and sunlight usually seems get's rid of it.
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