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    These are local to me. Don't really see them during winter :
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    Donald trump is a bit of ivanka.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I'm not going into the practical ability and experience of earlier posters. BUT I have supercharged 3 older classics and there are engineering issues to at least consider. Generally, when you supercharge an engine you need a lower static compression ratio. And again generally, you need to alter the ignition side of things in order to limit the maximum advance.(but there again we didn't have knock sensors to 'fall back on' ...) "Bolt-on" ? Well maybe.
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    High co normally means running rich. Could be lambda sensors, coolant temp sensor, maf sensor. Needs plugging in to a diagnostic computer otherwise it's just guesswork.
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    Every now and then I give mine a boot full on an empty road to clear out the ol' pipes
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    Essex engines were available in V4 1.7 and 2.0 form, 2.5 and 3.0 in V6 form, there were many variations of the Cologne, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 and 1.7 V4's (which I believe were actually called 'Taunus' engines) and 1.8, 2.0, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9 and 4.0 V6's. There was also the 24v Cosworth V6 as fitted to Granada Scorpio and there were tuning companies that offered 3.4 and 3.6 conversions as well as the Turbo Techincs and Janspeed single and twin turbo kits. I had a Sierra a while back that I fitted with a 2.8, it had ported and skimmed heads, a fast road camshaft and a Weber 38 dgas carb, the cam was actually for an injection engine so it didn't like revving all that high but the low down torque was daft. The car was originally a 1.8 and still had the original diff so would run out of puff by 120mph (on a private road of course!) but would get there in no time at all, spinning the rear wheels into 3rd was common, in the wet it was comical, in fact it was more of a handful than my M5 with the traction control switched off. No, I'm not a Ford nerd at all.......
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    did my bit with four and kept one, just to remind me of the agonies
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    Ordered two new Alpina front shock absorbers so I will be poor for some time now.... but with a fabulous riding and handling car.
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    Oil change done after just over 500 miles and first test of the stage 3 map underway. Holding 2.5bar all the way to the limiter now but more fuel required - I'm hoping I don't run out of fuel pump. It's feeling quicker top end compared to the standard turbos, just got to try and get rid of some lag at around 3.5k RPM.
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    Random trivia - lego makes more tyres per year than anyone else!
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    Tough crap - we are out and any monkey business from the House of Lords (unelected cronies of Lab/Libs) should be Guy Fawked or the whole lot disbanded as their is virtually no history linked incumbents just the £300 per day idiots like the lost postings in, Lady C etc etc
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    I felt it was that Welsh kick that didn't go into touch that killed it for Wales. England exploited what should never have happened, full marks for that. But without that mistake I reckon Wales would've hung on. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
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    That looks very nice! If I hadn't bought my 530i se manual with comforts I would have certainly bought this one!
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    You could either try a Terraclean service, or it possibly needs a new cat!
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    Did the car pass everything else on the MOT with only the emissions failing it?
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    Hi Clare, sorry to hear that, what particularly has failed on it?
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    I've had advisories that seemed to mend themselves too.
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    Ah, sound of penny dropping! Yes, far prefer her to Tiffany
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    Hi Alex, When buying an M5 you should always buy the best you can afford. £15k should see you into an nice one. There are are plenty of buying guides on the forum so I won't go into what to look for but essentially, buy on condition and maintenance/service history and proof of work done. Make sure you get a facelift model as the pre facelift models are much harder to shift. (So make sure it's a 2001+) nice to have options are heritage leather, individual DSP sound and a sunroof. Almost everything else is irrelevant as even the best tech is now old and total shite. Personally I'd say don't be put off by ones with an exhaust mod as the car really cries out for one. So lots have been done. For £15k you should get a good one, but look out for things like matching tyres all round. As if not it's quite possibly been run on a budget. Low owners is always good too. But watch out for jokers selling shitters for big money. The prices are all over the shop at the minute with a lot of people just jacking the price up on well below average cars. Drive a few and see which ones feel tight and fresh, and fast. As one with dodgy MAFS will feel significantly slower.
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    we all agree on one topic ! - what a relief this morning. now back to Trump and Brexit.............................
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    Looking at realoem it would seem that the 240 for M20 engines was just one of many boxs fitted to M20 engined E28s. I dont think it was used exclusively by taxis. Its possible that it was included in the taxi pack because taxi firms had got used to that box from earlier vehicles, so they just carried it over for simplicity. Haynes manual 1560 for the 520i and 525e has detailed rebuild instructions for the 240 (as well as the 242, 245 and S5-16). I'm currently running a 260/5 from an E30 325i and using the standard prop shaft used with the S5-16 that came with my 520i (Feb '86 Build date). It was a bit long but there was just enough adjustment on the centre splines for it to fit.
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    hello mate, what are you trying to do, replace the whole cluster or swap the display only? Might as well send them to Rudy in Southampton for £120 i think and get your current one fixed no hassle. you can try to repair it yourself for about £20. I'd recommend drilling method over needles-off method to avoid headache. I do the pixels as a side job here in Malaysia, I am the only one doing it in the country.
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    I'm sorry, I was trying to be subtle, it obviously was a little too much for you. Let me make it clear; I, and millions of other people in the UK, are absolutely certain McDonnell holds communist ideals, and this is just one of many reasons the Labour Party has become unelectable. If you don't see this you are either deluded, or in denial.
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    It's stories such as this why I maintain I'll never take my BMW to BMW for anything. They really need to get rid of this franchise model as it doesn't do good for customer service. Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
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    The Q3 is a hateful thing, especially a diesel one.
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    no thats right the whole car had an update all modules incl sat nav which then enabled me to update the sat nav maps to 2016-2
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    Hehe I really hope you have another photo taken after you'd finished with the snow foam of a person doing a proper cartoon banana peel slip on that bit of road! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Totally agree but the [rather complex] rules from April are that for vehicles over £40K there's an additional £310/year tax to pay for 5 years after which the taxable rate reverts to whatever the standard rate of tax is (£140/year in this case). So, if you're buying it from 3 years old you'll only have expensive tax for 3 years. It's a bizzare system but then it's tax and if there's any certainty in life it's that tax is never straightforward. Myself, I'd ditch vehicle tax and add it to fuel - the more miles you do with lessefficient vehicles, the more you pay. That wouldn't suit some but it would perhaps lead to thoughts aboiut the necessity of vehicle usage. I can hear the screaming hoards of forum users coming
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    Beats me why BMW would design sensitive electronics to be in this area in the first place. It's the area most susceptible to liquid spills (other than when an offspring does a whoopsie maybe). As to affixing labels, this is the USA of course! [emoji6] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk Edited: Wonder what BMW UK have to say? People on this forum have suffered the same problem.