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    Posted: 21 May 2020 at 12:23pm
Hi Guys,
I'm about to join your ranks (I sincerely hope; delivery next Tuesday...)
with the arrival of an M Sport 225xe.
It's an ex-demo. with 2+ years left of BMW warranty.
Quaetion.
What 'equipment' (charge leads, Jack?, Tyre pumper upper etc) should I check are present on delivery?
Any and all thoughts are extreeeeeemely welcome!
Yours (positively quivering with anticipation about the new arrival!) gratefully.
AJJ
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An add-on, please, to my earlier plea for help. And an apology; 'Question' is not, ever, spelled 'Quaetion'....
Any thoughts on Charge Point installation?
Thanks in anticipation of your pearls of wisdom.
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Hi

What 'equipment' (charge leads, Jack?, Tyre pumper upper etc) should I check are present on delivery?
Any and all thoughts are extreeeeeemely welcome!

You won’t have jack or tyre inflator due to having run flats.

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Cheers for that, and for the 'Run Flat' prompt. That will be another first for me and with zero facility to change a wheel 'on the go' it doubtless makes tyre replacement with runflats a foregone conclusion.
The brochure download from BMW is apparently silent on the topic of wheel nut security keys and the like while the owners manual (download: another first...) seems to require details of the car which I will not possess until delivery.
Many thanks for your input.
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My e90 i have now is the first car i have had with run flats, i didn’t know much about them or what to expect at the time. i had the tyre pressure warning came up on my idrive last year & thought i just needed to put some air in the tyres. This came on over a couple of days & i thought i had a problem with the system, but it was a nail in the tyre which fortunately still was repaireable without the cost of a new tyre. It does enable you to drive still for a few more miles,not sure how many as i was local when I had my puncture.
The vehicle will have a locking wheel nut on each wheel & the removal nut will be in the bmw tool kit. I don’t know about the brochure / owners manuals because mine has those in the leather wallet to do with the car.

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SO the car arrived, despite the 'lock down'....
The good guys delivered it from a long way away and it's delightful.
Run flat Goodyear tyres and no jack or any other tyre-type accessories except, naturally, a locking wheel nut key.
It comes with one charge lead only: a 13amp plug 'normal' at one end and a Type 2 plug at the other for insertion into the NSF wing charge port on the car.
The car is a very complex beast requiring an enormously detailed electronic manual.
And it requires reading too, because, for instance, the car gets a bit tense if you plug in the Type 2 before you turn on the power at the wall/other end of the cable.
So a 'live wire' insertion is the order of the day.
And extracting the Type 2 requires application of the car unlocking-key-process unless you might feel the need to tear the nearside front wing off with the plug still attached!
Still pondering the Wall Socket matter.
Costs around £550, after an available Govt. grant, seems possible for a 32amp 7Kwh type 2 system. However a Type2 to Type 2 lead, 7.5 meters long (5 M would be too short) is another £170 ish.
Which magazine recommends a tethered version, but again they tend to be equipped with a 5 M lead, and the lead is usually ungainly, draped over the wall socket box.
We'll see after more research.

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