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  1. 4 points
    pidgeonpost

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    The West didn't like Saddam Hussain because he was a ruthless sod. We didn't like the fact that he maintained order through terror. We didn't like the way he tortured, imprisoned, and killed people in their thousands. We didn't like the fact that he used chemical weapons against people, and we definitely didn't like a dictator like him having weapons of mass destruction. But what we disliked most of all was that in walking into Kuwait the way he did he posed a threat to the West's oil supplies. I remember one US official stating that if Kuwait only grew carrots we wouldn't give a stuff or words to that effect. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  2. 4 points
    d_a_n1979

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    IMO there are too many holes in a lot of things to put the blame on just one person (or politically, one party) The cuts have not helped; we all know that! The leaks haven't helped, the 'oh yes, we knew him' lines don't help as people simply ask; 'why did you let it happen then'?! The issues abroad won't help; we all know that. The lackadaisical security on the night at the arena didn't help; but then again, it was a concert full of children, they were more concerned about alcohol rather than a terrorist bombing! My point is there's no point in trying to blame one thing, we can't. But what we do need to do is tighten our grip on these arse sniffing cock wipes and start to make a move against them and stop being so goddamned politically correct/bothered about human rights and get these fuckers out of our country... IMO
  3. 4 points
    SuperDave

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    Does anyone really believe our actions abroad have no repercussions? Not a mention of the police service cuts presided over by May. Amber Rudd on QT last night was predictable in her unrepentant defense of those cuts, to save her boss. The same lies told about the NHS and education finding all day long. Please don't expect much honesty because who is going to admit their policies and choices have contributed to this terrible attack being able to happen.
  4. 4 points
    Gave it a quick wash...
  5. 4 points
    More welding... A rather productive week, though still a way to go. The n/s/r is easily the most difficult of the four corners to repair due to the fuel lines running directly adjacent to the repair area. This side looked great but turned out to be just as bad as the other side if not slightly worse. I can only work on it during the evenings, so I'm doing on average at least two evenings per week though mrs five-oh is not particularly impressed. Here's a few taster shots.
  6. 3 points
  7. 3 points
    JoeHorner

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    As far as the slanted reporting goes, probably yes. Notice that they build the picture of "Corbyn the terrorist's friend" before quoting what he actually says: "That assessment in no way reduces the guilt of those who attack our children. Those terrorists will forever be reviled and held to account for their actions. “But an informed understanding of the causes of terrorism is an essential part of an effective response that will protect the security of our people that fights rather than fuels terrorism. " That's beyond reasonable argument - international experts have consistently warned over the past decade and a half that our actions will increase recruitment, in exactly the same way that atrocities like Manchester increase recruitment for the EDL or the Paris attacks increased support for the neo-facist Le Pen. It's entirely predictable that if you attack people's homes and families, as we've done repeatedly through collateral damage in the middle east, some of those people will want to retaliate against the (in their eyes) injustice and aggression. Very soon it really doesn't matter "who started it" because it becomes self perpetuating, like a diesel eating it's own engine oil. As for the "forced to clarify" that he considered it an act of terrorism, his initial comments about appaling violence and terrible incident were made before the police had confirmed that they were treating it as a terror attack. He was absolutely right and responsibleto avoid the term until it was confirmed, yt that gets seized on by certain press as "refusing to...."
  8. 2 points
    whiskychaser

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    Idea came up on the radio the other day. Trident is expensive and useless for catching back pack bombers. Put it on hold and fund 30 policemen it takes to shadow every potential bomber. You end up with change. Plus Trident is supposed to be secret so nobody knows if you have got it anyway
  9. 2 points
    I watched an interview given by the bombers father, saying he didn't know what he son was up to. Ok so why then if you had just lost your child were you not still wringing your eyes out or holding your head in your hands or sitting slumped in a chair looking like your world has caved in? He didn't even appear upset nor show any sign of sadness or even have slightly red eyes from shedding a few tears. Hmmmm, this was just before he was lifted by the authorities. If I lost my child I would be in bits. Something not right there!
  10. 2 points
    E39mad

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    Saddam was no saint but he kept a lid on any internal troubles. What did he actually do to harm the West? Middle East countries have always been ungovernable by Western style democracy. Centuries of failure by the West and the USSR have proved this. They tend to have deep divisions within their own countries and dictators to maintain some sort of order. Take the dictator away and carnage ensues. The key is keeping the dictator under some sort of control so as not affect the democratic countries.
  11. 2 points
    E39mad

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    Yet we did not have terrorists such as Daesh causing atrocities on UK soil until after Blair and Bush went into Iraq and fecked up the whole of the middle east. Our media do not show all the innocent people killed there by allied bombs and troops.
  12. 2 points
    e60neindanke

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    I really couldn't agree more with that post if I tried: adding a 'like' seems insufficient. I raise my imaginary hat to you, Sir.
  13. 2 points
    X5M driver ) it was empty , all of it ) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 1 point
    rickyclean

    525d Touring M Sport Purchased

    So contrary to some of the advice I was given (All totally fair and did make me really consider this purchase)I took the plunge and bought the 525d M Sport touring with the 2 litres twin turbo engine. Hopefully I wont face the horror stories I have been told on this fine forum, but I am at least armed with 2 years of manufacturer warranty (In many ways I hope I never have to use it). I did a 175 miles in the car from Nottingham to Sussex yesterday and did 45 miles this morning to my office (the only time I will be doing that particular journey as my better half will be in the driver's seat after that - bit like our marriage really....). So far I am extremely impressed by the overall package, the performance from the engine and the economy. Achieving 52 mpg when you are used to cheering with joy at breaking the 25 mpg mark (the best I could get from my old X5) feels extraordinary, though no doubt the novelty will wear off. The engine feels punchy and responsive, gear changes from the ZF 8 speed box are seamless and the over all drive feels (unsurprisingly) much more poised and nimble than what I was used to in the X5. In many ways it reminds me of my former 330i e91 M Sport touring, though without that glorious engine note. Time will clearly tell if this car was a good purchase, but at first glance it seems to stack up, though I need to get to grips with the on board tech as it is truly a generational change to what I am used to. In the meantime I hope you don't mind if I share a few pictures of my new purchase.
  15. 1 point
    BarryM

    E39 alloys price?

    I'd like to see refurb photos as they are seriously knackered Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  16. 1 point
    e34m525i

    E39 alloys price?

    I'd give you £150 for them, full split and polish could cost around £400-500 for reasonable job, then £100 a corner for decent tyres brings the total investment upto £1050 to be honest they rarely sell for that on eBay when done! There a nice wheel and are valuable but people only want them mint! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point
    JoeHorner

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    Sorry I just get a bit sensitive when Waily types do the whole "it's not the time" bit and misunderstood your post along those lines. Hard though it is, it seems to me that now is absolutely the time for serious conversations about solutions because now isn't just "after Manchester", it's also "before the next one" - which we can't say with certainty about tomorrow, or the next day! eta: look how easily tensions can be defused if people just talk! (and sorry again for going against my principles and firing the unnecessary shot above!)
  18. 1 point
    d_a_n1979

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    Yeah, OK.. Don't ever accuse me of being a DM reader... Smart arse!
  19. 1 point
    e60neindanke

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    My advice would simply be to carry on as normal. Don't sit there staring at everyone brown with a rucksack, as I saw after 7/7. I say this as someone who, but for being a lazy sod and missing his usual morning train despite a 'spirited' run to the station in the old E34, would have been in one of the bombed Tube trains had he been on time.
  20. 1 point
    Thank you for the support, managed to fix it by changing the coding!!
  21. 1 point
    kobayashi

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    Multiculturalism is nothing new. Historically we have always been a mish mash of cultures. Nothing has been forced upon us, it is how it is and always has been.
  22. 1 point
    Looking forward to this chaps
  23. 1 point
    Hi @Kaskass, Have you got SA534 in your FA? Check that, it might not work because you haven't added the right code to your FA. He's got an M5 and he already had high IHKA but Pre-LCI and upgraded to LCI
  24. 1 point
    Hi, got the E28 in the garage today as it needed the fuel hose doing (it's perished and leaking) and also really needs a throttle cable and new hoses - just had a call to say no parts had arrived and they were now on back order due to arrive Tuesday Regrettably, this means I'll have to come in the E39 (a bit of a run of the mill 525i SE in silver). Gutted.....
  25. 1 point
    Weather forecast looks a bit better now than it did earlier too
  26. 1 point
    Just to say, I'm bring the E28 M5 two-door 'Coupe' rather than the far-too-modern-E34 which I dragged along last time.
  27. 1 point
    Sir Anthony Regents-Park

    No longer for sale

    Nah, just leave it as it is. The secret of cheap cars - keep them cheap. This one looks fine from 10 feet, good enough!
  28. 1 point
    BMW.Enthusiastic

    The Dreaded idrive problem

    @Tuvoc constantly rebooting is clearly a GPU fault. @Medved77 when you've tried to re-solder the joints, you might have burnt a chip, hence it didn't work. I'd say to take off the whole PCB and put it in the oven for 5 minutes at around 200 degree Celsius, then once you take it out, try and press firmly on every chip while it's cooling down then let it cool down completely, and see if this worked, the majority of times it does (well when I used to do this, I had a rate of 100%). Warning: Do not exceed 200 degrees as then it'll kill the chips.
  29. 1 point
    Jameswsb

    M62 timing chain guides

    Damn! hopefully caught before any further damage was done. Its a real lottery as to how/when these break up. Luckily ours is still fine at 145k and some go well passed 200k without bother. Think you have been unlucky there! On the flip side at least once its done you know the car will be good for many many more miles.
  30. 1 point
    Proper family outing by the looks of it! Are you all coming up just for the meet?!
  31. 1 point
    Sod's law - dry all week and a chance of wet stuff tomorrow..!
  32. 1 point
    d_a_n1979

    No longer for sale

    This! Plus c£500 for bodywork and alloys refurbed, iMO, you'll not get better anywhere else!
  33. 1 point
    Sir Anthony Regents-Park

    No longer for sale

    Christ, £800 for that. It's for nothing. Someone will get a deal.
  34. 1 point
    sshooie

    Manchester Arena blast reports

  35. 1 point
    e60neindanke

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    Let's just remind ourselves who's been cutting police numbers, shall we? James O'Brien on the matter. https://youtu.be/IVdxssNG19E
  36. 1 point
    d_a_n1979

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    This is a very valid point; what is a piss take is that the authorities know they leave the country; have an idea of where they go and what they're up to and then let them back in... After all that; shit like Monday evening happens!
  37. 1 point
    duncan-uk

    Dr

    The back of my car ends up a bio hazard after a long journey
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    d_a_n1979

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    If only our coastline was more like the Swellies eh?! That'd test these bastards... Hope they're strong swimmers!
  40. 1 point
    SuperDave

    F10 M Performance

    The guys who supplied it maybe? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  41. 1 point
    e60neindanke

    Manchester Arena blast reports

    See also:
  42. 1 point
    sshooie

    Car for my lad

    I'd be looking @ the Picanto personally, ^ Ka is OK but suffer terribly with rust on the rear wings.
  43. 1 point
    sshooie

    Going to Europe F11

    I did mine on a tarmac drive and who cares, actually our neighbour does, he is a painter and decorator and paints his tarmac drive roughly twice per year. I still have some rust marks on mine form a skip 10 years ago, he's asked if I want him to paint it and I said no thanks they will wash off eventually. They also vaccuum their rear lawn once or twice a month, I shit you not, lovely people but need a life.
  44. 1 point
    E39touring

    Going to Europe F11

    Isn't that exactly what I said 'if your lights move left to right you have adaptive xenon' i did not say the self levelling only works in auto mode, I said the adaptive feature only works in auto mode. This is exactly how they work on my car. Pls read properly before correcting. Thanks
  45. 1 point
    ^^^^^^^^^^^ Detailing kit at the ready....
  46. 1 point
    amauvis

    I have a new 2 Series

    No disrespect to healeyneil but... My neighbour has bought one (active tourer). He's a twat.
  47. 1 point
    You should be worried Andrew, mine blew in my 14 plate F10 at 60,000 miles. It made some spectacular smoke. The AA man told me it was because there was no oil in the sump. I asked him to guess what made that dense fog of white smoke when the turbo went.... All replaced under warranty but what a hassle...
  48. 1 point
    E39touring

    Drivetrain error

    I had this on my old N53 engined 5 series, a full set of injectors and coils sorted it. Drivetrain also means engine.
  49. 1 point
    jamiepeers

    Jamie's E39 M5.

    No mate you can go to whatever rolling road you like, but you need someone who knows what they're doing as opposed to some folk who simply bang on a generic map and rolling road it as a kind of benchmark for you to see. I need a decent OPERATOR as opposed to a decent tuner. Also i'm after consistency and to that end the dyno cell needs to be spot on, not a half arsed roller thrown into a unit. If you look at MSD their cell has had tons of money spent on it, its equal pressure inside the sealed cell so air conditions and pressure will act exactly as air and pressure do out on the road. The fans, all that jazz adds to the ability to be able to run consistently which will be of the utmost importance when i'm doing back to back runs and changes to the tune. Finally Stuart who runs it has an E39 M5 so at least will know how to strap it and run it properly, he's also written a shed load of really good tech articles related to rollers and boosted cars for Fast Ford etc so he really knows his onions when it comes to tuning and Forced induction. Frank does all of the tuning, he will look at the dyno run, make changes and send me a new file. I'll then upload the new file and run again. Rinse and repeat until he's happy. Stuart won't tune a thing, but its good to have someone who knows whats happening and can follow instructions as opposed to turning up at the local rollers and having someone used to uploading a generic map onto a golf Tdi and giving you a printout.
  50. 1 point
    jamiepeers

    Jamie's E39 M5.

    Not too bad. One thing I've noticed about it is how much you can hear the belt etc when the cars cold, then once a little heat is into it its much quieter. Needs to go up to MSD in Blackpool for some final tuning in conjunction with Frank Smith over in the USA to dial the tune in 100%. Clutch has got some miles on but no fully broken in. I really need to sort some tyres next which will be done over the next couple of weeks. Going to go for Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2's
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