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    If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines 2 years ago, you would have £49.00 today. If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in AIG insurance company 2 years ago, you would have £33.00 today. If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers 6 years ago, you would have nothing today. If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Northern Rock 5 years ago, you would have nothing today But, if you had purchased £1,000 worth of beer one year ago at Tesco's, drunk all the beer, then taken the aluminum cans to the scrap metal dealer, you would have received £214.00. Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. A recent study found that the average Briton walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Britons drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means that, on average, Britons get about 41 miles to the gallon! Makes you proud to be British!
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    not today but on Saturday gave the car a clean, nice bit of snow foam, 2 bucket method wash and put it in the garage + hoovered the interior. In antisipation of the nice weather on Sunday I thought I'd treat it to a coat of show wax (only lasts a month but the gloss is worth it) gave the wheels a polish with AG super resin polish and applied Sonax wheel sealant to them. it's dirty again now but was worth it for this picture on Sunday
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    Here's some picture of my two E39. The first one is my first E39 523 99' that I used a lot of time upgrading from when I bought it for about almost 4 years ago. When I bought it was all stock with no extra options like electric seats, seat warmer and such. And this is my newly bought E39 535 98' its pretty much stock right now but alot of upgrade coming it's next year as in exterior and interior for the car.
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    I gave mine to a machine shop to put in their industrial parts washer, best £20 ive ever spent. No way I'd want to be cleaning any of that crap out myself again!
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    I,ll probably bring our Harty along if thats ok with everyone,he,s getting on for 7yrs old now and has a tendency to just plod along, This is him at the last Rother meet up.
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    Spent most of my late teens and 20's sailing boats - for a living and for fun - will be back at it one day when life hasn't got in the way! 1st shot is taken mid-Atlantic on the way to St Lucia - 2nd shot is Portsmouth Harbour on a yacht I used to sell
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    E60530i - The BBS in the first picture are Genuine , But the BBS LM's shown in the second picture are replicas.
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    Update : 13/07/2017.... Happy Birthday Orient Express 22 Years Old Today IMG_2912 IMG_2913 IMG_2914 IMG_2916 IMG_2901
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    Adaptive cruise control must be amazing. I badly miss even my E60's dumb cruise control when I go overseas and rent a car without it. In terms of retrofit - well that sounds very difficult to me, but almost nothing is impossible given the time, money and determination.
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    Honestly the standard hoses are up to the task, it's just a shame they're quite expensive. I didn't think they would be but I'm holding 2.8bar of boost through mine on all standard pipework and I have no problems at all with it. A mapped x35D should really be around 2bar on a stage 1, and up to 2.4bar on stage 2. I've yet to blow one to bits, and @iiNNeX can vouch for how it gets driven!
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    But the British tax payer has shares in EU assets... Surly if we leave, then we are entitled to it to be returned. If the EU wishes to present a claim for cash from the UK, then they could prove their claim by showing us their signed off accounts for the last 30 years
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    Gone to a good home mate! Insurance hurt though...... can anyone say bend over?
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    If there is wear the. It's either replace or rebuild id say. Not sure it's a common issue though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hello all, my name is Peter I'm from Poland. Last year I bought my first BMW - E28 from 1987. I really like this car but it require a lot of work to become a real classic car. Before BMW I restored VW beetle from 1968 and couples of bikes. Restoring cars is my hobby and way to rest after work.
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    Worth sending a PM to "e34m525i" on here.. sourced a good / known working 3 pin pusher fan from him (and he said he had more) for just £50 posted. Even if you do decide to buy a new one instead down the line, you can at least confirm whether it's a problem further up the line or just the fan itself as the connector is just about accessible without the need to take the front end apart.. so you can plug it in, and switch it on with INPA or just by switching on the air conditioning and confirming whether the fan is running.
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    guys, so many people get this wrong and it is such an easy mistake, I also see this a lot at work with newer cars with an electronic oil level sensor. BMW state to only add oil when the engine is hot and not cold. take the car for a drive to bring up to temp, park car up and leave for around 10 to 15 min. check oil level, top up if needed. If it's correct once the oil is cold the level should just be below the dip stick if you have one or correct on the EOLS. Also remember the EOLS is very sensitive (more than a fu*king woman) so if it's only 0.2l over it will still tell you it's over full.
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    Ya I might try this on my shitty 08 focus but not my f11 lol
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    It is just the shocks mate - you will have to use your springs , top mounts etc.
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    Nah, you're never too old for bikes! I'm 61 and still riding, my Dad was still on his Yamaha Diversion until cancer got him at the age of 69 and a lot of the biker groups I am in on Facebook boast members in their mid-70's.
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    My thoughts entirely, he is chancing his arm with this one. Can pretty much guarantee that it will have a rust issue if the bodywork is looking tatty in places. Its nice and different but around £7k premium for yellow is..errr taking the p***!
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    He actually says "for all my M power cars i have used phil from cpc Amersham" - Okay, so Phil is his go to man but he's not said how long he's had the car and what Phil has actually done on this particular car... £18k for a 92k mile car that is 16 years old with not the best of body work seems to be a little bit expensive in my book.... what makes the car different is the colour ... IF I wanted a car of that colour so much a respray would be a very cost effective option as a similar spec car in another colour would be more keenly priced... I'm starting to think my current steed was a real bargain 3 years ago, as it is a late 2002 car and I bought it with 112k on the clock for sub £7.5k .... So 3 years on a similar car with 20k lower mileage is up for £10k more... wowsa...! All because it's yellow...?
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    A quick google search seems to corroborate the theory of it (most likely) being a faulty wheel sensor: http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f15/no-speedometer-abs-light-traction-control-light-t442298/
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    He like feeding them diesel fumes.
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    It's an N47 lump. Atleast it's unlikely to be a timing chain issue with those symptoms.
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    I build cafe racers. I'm on my 7th, a Yamaha XJR1200. Prior to that I built a Honda CB750K1, a Triumph T140 Bonneville, another Yamaha, an XJR1300 that time, a Honda CB1000, a Triumph 6TA and a Suziki GT550. My Dad always had bikes and my first memories are of being taken to the local ice cream shop on the tank of his 1958 Triumph T110, I must have been about 4 at the time and bikes have stuck with me ever since.
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    What engine is this? Baffling that people come asking about an engine fault but don't say what engine!? If connectors have burnt out I'd be checking fuses and working back.
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    Yes, one of the company vids showed a guy drilling freehand with a cordless drill. A better man than me Gunga Din. [emoji51] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
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    I would do a refurb but get all 4 re-done. Yes it's more expensive but they'll all look the same and its an opportunity to apply some C5 or other sealant. Smart repairs are noticeable when cleaning the wheel and you'll be forever knowing the repair is present.
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    I'm guessing if there was enough damage to burn out components, something else may also have been damaged.
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    Borrowing a line from whiskychsser Thought of the day: Is this more evidence that Corbyn is an opportunist politician now, by him, Surgeon, and Carwyn Jones meeting with Michel Barnier, when the EU explicitly forbids the U.K. Government to talk to other European members regarding Brexit negotiations? Also further insight with why a lot of people do believe that the EU is motivated by self-interest and only want to protect themselves and not democracy?
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    The Thinkware F770 dash camera has speed camera warning that was one of the reasons apart from the front and rear cameras, it has already saved me by warning me of a mobile speed camera at a location I have never seen one, admittantly I was only about 3 miles per hour over the limit, but with the new speeding laws and fines that have now come into effect, I considered the Thinkware F770 a worthy investment.
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    That's not a part of the world I'd be buying a car from.
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    I have one of these in both my BMW and my Toyota Hilux https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aguri-Fusion-GTX200-Detector-Bluetooth/dp/B071XYW2K3/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1499941594&sr=8-4&keywords=speed+camera+detector Radar and laser detector, GPS database, plus HD dash camera all in one unit. It detects police guns and the mobile vans from about a mile away on motorway. Has a GPS sensor and a updatable database for all know speed cameras in Europe (no subscription fee) can update to latest database via USB lead on a computer or via Bluetooth using your mobile phone. Has settings so you can be warned of all spots that often have a mobile speed trap. screen displays your real speed using GPS sensor. The Dash camera is good also with all the normal features you get on them, including parking mode where the camera detects movement in front of the camera and records in HD video if it detects someone, this was useful recently when over the road from me reversed off there driveway in to my mrs van and drove off, she noticed the damage before she went to work so I looked on the camera and sure enough we caught them doing it, that night when they came home we went over to show them the video, funny how they said they was just about to come and tell us lol. needless to say they paid for the damage (£450 worth so quids in on both detector/cameras already) The dash camera also has G sensor in it so if knocked while parked up it records, or if in a crash while driving it write protects the file so it doesn't record over it. I would say having a Dash camera is a no brainier, but I thought may as well spend a little more and get one with speed camera detector built in as you never know when you might miss a sign or be a little bit over the limit etc. I'm sure most if honest have been over the speed limit before, and will do again.
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    Easy, just above the servo there is a square rubber grommet, just punch a small hole in that and run your wire through, it comes out just above the brake pedal. Dab a bit of sealant where it passes through once you're all wired up and you should be good. I used this hole to connect up my welcome lights, a great little mod.
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    My dads A8 leaks water in, thanks for posting that video I'll be doing the same thing!