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  1. Start calling a spade a spade, and acknowledge what's right under our bloody noses. Time to stop worrying about being called racist or told we are discriminating, and go out there and kick some arse.
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  2. We all know the protocol by now- 1. This has nothing to do with Islam. 2. The guy was a mentally ill 'lone wolf'. 3. Those who object to points 1 and 2 are racist bigots. 4. Change Facebook profile to flag of inflicted country. 5. Light some candles, hold a vigil and go on a peace march. 6. Wait for the next slaughter to happen. 7. Repeat.
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  3. Moslem community on here please answer without rheroteroic You have the means, intelligent senior management to achieve some moderation via speeches and media attentions, Please stop some of the inflammatory demands re Sharia law imposition in UK, vitriolic hate spouted by well known individuals via stronger mosque management - until then the natural inhabitants of this country are going to get more rabid after the next incidents - then the genie may well escape the bottle. Surely the Muslim elders can see the above as cold sense and actually apply management success to demonstrate to us, who expect such responsibilities. Stop the hate sermons and invitations to kill us (infidel/non believers by any means) we sick of hearing it quoted from some version or other of the Koran. I am concerned the pressure build up by these crazy individuals, home based, returning somehow from Jihand etc are part of a policy/plan to destabilize our pleasant and largely tolerant country, but it not a one sided correction. Prisons have to be addressed, too many civil liberties there, too much time and money = breeding ground that should be stopped now - forget the lefftie luvies and for our sake stamp on the piss poor contractors who fleece the tax payers. not racist, don't suggest it either - just a uk higher tax payer for over 55 years. moderators, please consider this is a balanced posting - any edit necessary is fine by me,
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  4. I mount the picnic tables,vanity mirrors and rear armrest from e38
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  5. Spent the evening collecting some furniture I won on eBay and a trip to IKEA. Mix of m25, twisty B road, urban traffic and north circular. Did all with aplomb and swallowed everything I needed to shift. Such a great all round car and loving the new shocks - nothing you can say stands out about them specifically but just drives better [emoji41] That is all.
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  6. Fitted interior LEDs yesterday Dropped the car off this morning at the body shop to have both sills, both rear arches and rear bumper de-rusted/fixed/re-painted Will update with pics when I get it back
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  7. The problem isn't Muslims, it's all religions. The moment you start letting a sky fairy influence your life then it's the beginning of the end.
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  8. Emissions air pump mounts and bracket replaced so that's nice and secure now. A/C re-gassed as i noticed it wasn't blowing cold. The system was checked and found to have no gas at all! However it held pressure perfectly and once re-gassed blows really cold. I can only assume that the gas escaped while the engine was out and it was never refilled, a bit naughty but at least I now know that everything is working as it should. First time in a long long time, maybe even since I bought it, that I can't think of any work that needs doing! Just need to drive it now.
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  9. I think what he's saying is don"t let one dick head sour a whole barrel. What we don't need at this or anytime is knee jerk vigilante action against an innocent and peaceful group of people because one chump claims he's doing crap in their name. This would serve no purpose and lead to further division. It doesn't undermine the victims families loss to whom our sympathies are with. We, as brits, must stand against terror regardless of race, creed and colour rather than fight amongst ourselves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  10. Top cop on the tv just now, saying we must recognise that Muslim communities will feel anxious at this time. Jesus - really? This is what we should be concerned about? He's warning about consequences of hate crimes against Muslims. This is actually how our ever increasingly politically correct officials now think. No wonder we are soft targets. Get out there and protect us asshole.
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  11. Fair play to edd. I've learned lots from WD and cutting the tech content would be a loss.
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  12. Great farewell message from Edd, did what he believed right and not a wipe over rebuild by shell polishers etc. He will do good in his own right and not in the shadow of some re-rated American rat up programme.
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  13. The script from Edd's YouTube page: Published on 21 Mar 2017I am very sorry to say, that after 13 years on the show, I am leaving Wheeler Dealers. Wheeler Dealers is a great car show, reportedly the biggest on the planet at the moment. It is broadcast in about 220 territories around the globe and apparently has several hundred million viewers worldwide. This success would not have been possible without the huge collaborative effort put in by the production team over the years but most of all because of the loyalty and appreciation of our fans who have kept watching, in ever increasing numbers around the globe. Because you kept watching it; we kept making it. So thank you all for that. Making Wheeler Dealers is no easy task and every episode requires a massive effort from a dedicated team of people. We started, all those years ago, on a niche channel in the UK with just a small production: Michael Wood and Dan Allum; the founders of Attaboy TV and originators of the show, one production manager, a camera man, a sound man and Mike and myself. One hundred and thirty five cars later we have grown to a production team of over forty five staff, and we are now entertaining much of the TV watching planet. It’s been quite a ride. It was exactly the worldwide popularity of Wheeler Dealers and sheer size of the audience, coupled with the lack of product placement and brand endorsements within the show which meant that Discovery US and Velocity Channel saw an opportunity for further exploitation of the brand and so, after season twelve, the show commission was taken over by Velocity Channel in the US, who decided to replace Attaboy TV with Discovery Studios in California. Unfortunately, on Velocity’s first attempt at producing the show they found Wheeler Dealers ‘too difficult to make’, ‘at least in its current format’. In particular, the detailed and in depth coverage of my fixes in the workshop; what I consider to be the backbone and USP of the programme, are something Velocity feel should be reduced. The workshop jobs are certainly the hardest part of the show to make and reducing their substance and role in the show will save the production considerable time, effort and therefore money. However, this new direction is not something I am comfortable with as I feel the corners I was being asked to cut compromised the quality of my work and would erode my integrity as well as that of the show, so I have come to the conclusion that my only option is to let Velocity get on with it, without me. Wheeler Dealers has been an enormous part of my life since 2002, a real roller coaster of demanding challenges and triumphant moments. It has been a privilege to meet and work with so many great people and, from the workshop to the joy rides, to be allowed to experience so many fabulous cars and amazing locations. Leaving the show at the height of its success has been a really tough decision to make but I believe the time is right for me to spread my wings. Sometimes you’ve just got to break free from the confines of your rut and head for the far horizon. I would like to thank Attaboy TV, Mike, our incredible crew, and everyone who has contributed to making such a great programme for all of these years. A special thank you must go to every one of our fans for watching these past thirteen series, it has been great having you along for the ride, your appreciation means so much. Mike and Velocity will continue to make Wheeler Dealers, apparently with Ant Anstead taking my place in the workshop, so new episodes will be on your screens in due course. Being the new boy is never easy, so please give Ant your support, I wish him the very best of luck. It will certainly be nice to see Mike turn up at the workshop with yet another wreck knowing I don’t have to do any of the work! As for me, I am already working on some great new projects which will expand my world in new directions and, as I will have a bit of time on my hands, I’ll even start to put some things up on my youTube channel, so keep an eye out for that. Right now though, I just feel relieved and exhilarated with freedom and I can’t wait to get cracking on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. For years Discovery have been encouraging everyone to: ‘make your world bigger’ – and that is exactly what I am now doing. Edd China Thank you for subsribing to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTnK... following me on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/eddchina/?fr... and following me on Twitter https://twitter.com/TheEddChina and for continuing supporting my car projects. IMO, he's done the right thing!
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  14. It would appear that the new production company wanted to 'dumb down' the teccy bits for the American market which did not sit well with Edd so he wrapped it.
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  15. Cleaned my stock 528i. Getting ready for transmission oil change tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  16. Go for the OEM bmw rear sill assembly if at all possible. This is a superb item that comes complete with the jacking point strengthener. Depending on how corroded your car already is, this panel will do all you need unlike the (still good quality) kolkkenhom sill panel. To do this job properly with all rot cut out and a decent repair means time, effort and courage. What the real problem is regards what you can't see namely the inner sill. If the outer sill is as rotten as you say, the inner will also more than likely be at least rusty at best. The inner sill is heavily sculptured and would be seriously difficult to fabricate. You've also got the inner wheel arch to consider and again its shape will be difficult to replicate. Where the rear suspension brackets bolt into the floor beside the battery also rots out meaning more fab work. I know all this because I've been (and still am) doing it. If you were to buy all the panels needed oem it will become expensive, around £500+ for the rears only and i believe one side inner sill is NLA. The frustrating thing is you probably won't need all of the panel. For example, you'll only need perhaps a 8" high section of the inner wheel arch and maybe 10" length of the inner sill. The front jacking points look to be fairly straight forward to repair but I've not yet got that far. There is a strong possibility that the floor pan adjacent to the jacking point going forward will also be rotten. My plan is to use the kolkkenhom outer panel suitably cut to the required length/shape and fabricate the rest as necessary. This is the area behind the lower (sill) section of the front wings, so invisible though again that lower section of wing will more than likely need repairing or replacement. My advice to anyone with this problem is to firstly establish exactly where and how much corrosion there is. Secondly, obtain the required panels now, either new or very good used (difficult i know).Thirdly, if your not doing it yourself, find yourself a good welder/fabricator. I've learnt so much about e34 sills and how to repair them and whilst difficult it's not impossible. E39 owners are discovering sill rot now also, but to my eyes its seems a much easier repair as there only seems to be flat surfaces to deal with though the fuel tank is a problem. If i get the time i will do a proper thread regarding the e34 rear sill issue.
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  20. The topic is around the atrocities that happened in Westminster It's being blamed because it is what it is... Why bring up old news re the IRA when this is something else?! Really, it's a fucked-in-the-head one man band that's done this, but ISIS are so more fucked in the head, they'll do what they can to take responsibility and the glory etc There is no elephant in the room here; but unfortunately, ALL these fucktard fanatics ARE Muslim, that's the big issue It's a bigger issue for other Muslims as we all know, they want nothing to do with this and are embarrassed by the issues caused. But what do they do, when everytime something happens, like this, the Muslim faith is blamed/used as propaganda etc It's Catch 22 and always will be! Like I've said, the sooner we step back and stop going on SO MUCH about ISIS and the atrocities that they cause and stop going OTT in the media about issues like what have just happened (IMO, this does NOT need to be the main focus of the news 24 hours a day, it just feeds the snake), the better! The less coverage these consummate twats get, the better and sooner they'll disappear into the ether! Hopefully...
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  21. I get that Dan. But pointing out religion etc etc isn't t really needed ed here... Hence why i don't bother with this forum no more. London was a total mess in 1993 when the IRA decided to bomb it. We didn't ban Irish people or Catholics... We accepted and understood it was a small group of Cunts. So why the topic around Islam, Muslims, Moslamics
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  22. It might be in the Daily Fail; but if you READ what's written, he's got a damned good point (even though it pains me to say anything good about written articles in the DM)! And no one is bickering; people are laying down their opinions... Opinions are like arseholes; everyones got one!
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  23. Blaming one particular religion is exactly what the terrorists want in order to divide us. ISIS use Islam as an excuse just as the IRA used Catholicism. There is little difference as all these terrorists are just nutters.
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  24. Let's at least find out where the guy came from and get to grips with why he did this. If it is politically motivated, the solution lies with MI5 or MI6. If they need an extra £1 a week from each of us to do their job better, my money is on the table. And I couldn't care less whose email they read or whose phones they tap.
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  25. What's really fucking me off re this, is all the daft gits filming/taking pictures & selfish, whilst people are suffering. You can see people smiling/laughing whilst being advised to move away from the scene! What the fuck is up with these muppets??
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  26. Bejeeesus. That's a shame. Fair play to Edd actually. Has the courage of his convictions. Americans. Why do they have to fnuk fnar everything up?
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  27. Looks a nice car. What's the mileage? Jacking points are standard E34 repairs now, I doubt many cars have got away without rot there. Did the car run well before storage? Check all the vacuum lines under the plenum and the main hose from MAF to plenum for splits, you'll probably need a new rotor arm, cap & leads if they're original and check the cooling system carefully before you nail it. Also make sure you have the correct plugs fitted, I know of two cars that holed pistons after high speed runs with the wrong plugs in.
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  28. I also enjoyed my mk5 Cortina 2.3 Ghia X, a good and pokey car in its day, pic taken around 1986! 31years ago bloody hell.
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  29. Those cars were cruising. The camera car was also overtaking them. Having driven that Golf, it is fun, but so is the much cheaper Golf R. And seriously, my previous GTR would have pulled it's trousers down. Show is fun but I'm not warming to it. Rory is enthusiastic, which I like, but there is a serious lack of chemistry. That said, it's better without Chris Evans.
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  30. Fitted two rear tyres after finding them well past their best when fitting new dampers. One more job off the list
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  31. I gave mine a bloody good, and long-overdue, snow foam, devil's blood on the wheels, full clay bar'd, waxed and hoovered. Meguiars tyre gel is lovely and even works well on the rubbing strips and roof bars. Now I can really see the imperfections. Plus, found I'd lost the locking bolt on my NSF wheel.
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  32. Hi All, Thought it was about time I joined up and posted on here instead of skirting around in the background. I own a E28 518i which definitely isn't a rocket ship but I bought it on condition rather than power. It is an UK '86 registered car built Nov '85. Bought from a BMW Dealership in Geldern, Germany by a British Serviceman, it was shipped back to the UK and I am only the 3rd owner. It's just coming up to 40000 miles. Has some unusual options like electric sunroof, Pioneer upgrade and rear boot spoiler but also has wind up windows all round and no power steering !! It is heavy !! I love it to bits and have changed just a few things such as putting on 15" Style 5 wheels as it had 14" steels and wheel trims, the 3 spoke steering wheel instead of the huge 4 spoke wheel and added a cassette box. I had to add some creature comforts as it must have been a base model originally. My old school mate on here Splondike has seen the car - dread it if we go out - he'll leave me standing ! Any wont go on, here are some pictures if I've done it right ! -
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  33. I think the e36 is coming out of the wilderness now. Nice ones are on the rise. I know a mate with a nicely speced pukka manual 328 sport. He's had it 12 plus years and it's been beautifully maintained. I reckon it's rarer than an m3 and still a lovely thing to drive.
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  34. Lower parts on the 3.6 are painted Sebring Grey Metallic code 229, on the 3.8 they are painted Granite Silver Metallic code 237
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  35. I finally got the phone to work. This has to be the most difficult phone I've had to use. Remjnds me of my Motorola Startac back in the late 90's. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  36. Painted my front calipers. Was undecided if they should be silver or black. Tried black. Think they look pretty good. Main thing is they should be easier to keep clean with paint on them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  37. Saw that last night. Have to admit to getting quite excited about it - not my usual reaction to This Week!
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  38. What I'd do is all these under suspicion or those that are hiding information, round them all up put them onto a Hercules or similar. Then fly to 38000 over the North Atlantic and open the back and let the buggars fall to their death, drown or suffocate, I'm not particularly bothered as they won't be missed. What concerns me is that this country has allowed over 400 Jihadis bank into the country after going to Iraq, Syria etc, training in camps. These animals are now walking our streets. Why the hell were they allowed bVk into our country???
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  39. I like reading there, and do spend some time cleaning the car, but take great pride in never having polished a car in 15 years... Still looks OK to the plebs amongst us...
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  40. rubbish, hyprocisy is not my style, so don't make up my response - had I heard it there would have been no comment.
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  41. Yeah on detailing world there was a guy who bought a brand new Astra Nurburgring who was planning a monster detail on it as soon as he got it home after spending half an hour with it on his own at the dealership to fully inspect it and would have considered rejecting the car if the paint thickness which he measured with a gadget was not in his opinion satisfactory. It's a fecking Astra with far too much Bhp thru the wrong wheels of a dreadful chassis with go faster stripes. If you want serious detailing anal nutbag stuff have a read of this.... http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=81391 ....and you thought I was joking!
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  42. For those who don't like modified cars, click back on your browser! Cheers, Dennis!
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  43. Hello! Im Marcus, and I'm the proud owner of this E61 535d m sport LCI hope to find the forum a good source of info on any issues that may pop up in the future. She goes into BMW tomorrow for a once over, so I'll know what needs doing. It has an oil leak, and I've read that this can be the red charge air hose that can perish. Hoping it's just that, as it is dirty; but I'll wait to see what the experts say. Expecting to spend some money on it to get it ship shape. In general though its in great shape for 109,000 miles. The sunroof (heard they are problematic) has been coded just to vent, so I'll ask about that when I'm in too. Cheers
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  44. One of the things that's pissing me off about what's happened in Westminster is the Facebook "mark yourself as safe" bollox that's appeared. I live in the outskirts of London and work in Central London (about 2 miles from Westminster) but it didn't affect me directly, and so I have no need to declare to the entire world that "I'm safe". However, there's people who live and work in Guildford, Hemel Hempstead, bloody Birmingham and other places who feel the need to "mark themselves safe" - to me that's just showing disrespect to the poor poor people who weren't actually safe
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  45. 535iAR and Matthew- thanks guys. Helpful info - cheers and thanks!
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  47. This is the information the BMW system provides to the technicians. DDE7_Regeneration.pdf
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  48. Link has been updated, a couple of typos fixed and credit given to Jake for bringing this to everyones attention! Instrument cluster coding
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  49. Thinking the E34 is a nice place to be..;)
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  50. Time-Serts are good, better than helicoil in this application.
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