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    For a lot of people this is very much secondary to Mothers Day, and perhaps rightly so? but if you get a chance, call your Dad today. I haven't been able to for six years now and even though I have the sweetest nine year old Daughter to make Fathers Day nice for me, I still miss my Dad.
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    So, I moved house just over a year ago and the new place had potential to build a decent area for storage and general tinkering so I made this part of the deal with my better half for moving to the house she wanted. The garage in place was full of asbestos panels and was in general disrepair so it needed to come down. Firstly I got the car put into storage in September with a great chap called Andy of Sussex Classic car storage and it was in some good company with a 911 GT3 and an old Aston. In terms of the build I wanted a wooden construction and a good friend of mine works for a company that build lovely oak buildings so I decided to get him to build it. The garage space is 12 x 3.5m and the workshop is 5 x 3.5m. As some of you know I had problems with it being on the boundary and to satisfy building control the boundary wall has fireboard on the inside, an exterior fireboard on the outside and hardiplank boards on the top of that - all quite costly as it's a 17m run. The Garage before had a 5.5 x 2.5 garage and a 3 x 3.5 workshop area and here it was: I then got the asbestos removed and whilst I had the specialised skip I then set about demolishing the rest of the structure. Asbestos removed: Demolition by me: I removed all the wood/plastic and glass and then handed over to the groundworks people. They demolished the rest Then they started digging the 750mm trench for the foundations: Then built the foundations It then stayed like this until the new year when my mate was free to measure up, make the building and then come and erect it. The main structure up: This is the boundary wall and you can see the fireboard. I then set about installing the Hardiplank boards with another mate. So this is what my very understanding neighbour sees. Then followed doors, guttering etc: Inside garage Inside workshop Now I set-about installing Celotex insulation and fireboard on the boundary wall and elected for OSB board for the rest of the inside and ceiling to keep the costs in check ! http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/ Splondike/Man%20Cavern%20or%20Barn/20170212_162641_zps5puebtwp.jpg[/IMG] Now the insulation and boarding is up we have started the electrics (lots of lights and sockets!) and the car is back and furnishing it with my man stuff can begin... I have built a loft space in both ends and am currently moving my stuff back in. Updates to follow ! I hope you like it, as usual with me nothing is straighforward, but I love the space and it's warm and cosy with lots of space to tinker. Maybe need another BMW to fill the space
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    Round 2. I present you Light Black Chrome: Bit lighter than before:
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    That's a bad start to your holiday! Here's another one. Ex-colleague decides they've had enough of family camping so advertises large frame tent for sale. Phone rings. 'Hi, your tent still for sale? If so I'll have it'. She: 'Errr...yes still for sale but hubby at work - needs him to help me put it up. Can you come this evening'? He: 'No time. Just got our tent down from loft and it's been chewed by rats or mice. We're on ferry this evening. I'll come and collect it straight away'. He arrives hot, sweaty, couple of grizzly kids, pays cash and races off. Hubby arrives home. She: 'Good news! I've sold the tent'. Much rejoicing. Later that evening hubby returns from garage. He: 'Hey, you know you sold the tent'? She: 'Yep'. He: 'Well the poles are still in the garage'. Can you imagine the conversation on the campsite? Enjoy your holiday! Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
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    Priorities: 1: Catch cruise ship 2. Enjoy yourself 3. Say hi to Yokozuna's mum and dad. 4. Worry about car when you get home
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    It's people like you why these companies try this shit! The fine is £100! There's no way I'm paying it as I'm completely in the right! I followed the parking thing in the gym to the T and as for the final notice trick they can fuck right off!
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    Loaded it this morning with suitcases, fishing tackle, food and pillows all for a nice jaunt down to London today, 239miles door to door (Preston to the Urban Villa, Brentford), as we're at a family wedding tomorrow at Syon House and then back up to Beaumaris, Anglesey on Sunday for a weeks break there with my folks, brother and his wife... Bit of fishing, bit of swimming (read screaming like a wuss cos the water will be bloody freezing ) in the bays at Penmon/Rhosneigr and good food/drink... Road trips like this are what the E39 was designed to do
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    Just back from Wheel Wizards in Hamilton. They did a cracking job, really nice guys to deal with. They fitted my spacers too. Before and after pics of the wheels below, plus the new offset with the spacers. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
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    Not today but on Saturday I gave the old girl a good scrub and on Sunday took it along to the annual Alpina Sytner meet; it was the rarest Alpina present.
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    I've had @iiNNeX here today for a remap and DPF tweak. Got that bit done and our of the way and then went for a drive! Gotta say what a guy and his car is lovely! A complete credit to him. I don't envy his 3 hour drive home though!
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    Top tip. Dont forget to put your heatshrink over one side first. Not talking from experience. Lol
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    Hi all, Seems as though we've all been having some beautiful weather these last few days, thought it'd be a good opportunity to see what this colour is all about Here are a few pics I took on my DSLR! Hope you enjoy!! Cheers Asim
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    Cleaned mine up for Bromley on Saturday, show was Sunday and also flipping hot !
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    Just fitted sachs shocks and springs all round 2 front lower arms 4 rear upper arms to my 530 d wow it transformed the car it used to lean on the drivers side now she sits level and drives like new stock oem is the only way forward
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    I got my spiders done at Wheel Wizards in Hamilton, colin Durham and his son run the place they are also BMW car club members. Same day service in hyper silver £260 They take the wheels off, remove the tyres, dip the wheels and strip them then i got them painted, dropped the car off at 8:30am got it back 5pm job done.
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    Gave the car a wash this morning finished off with a bit of detail spray, also added a bit of rain x
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    I parked it behind its big brother! Hybrid turbo 530D that was having a map tweak whilst doing one of his customers 330Ds. Making about 370-380BHP as of today, but really on the limit of what the fuel pump can manage. I love this thing. Complete sleeper.
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    Update : 20/6/2017 Fitted new fuel pump today,, Fired her up and took her a run around the block... BINGO problem sorted just about to get all happy and.. back to missing lifeless engine again.. Tomorrow the fuel regulator should be here and we will fit that and see if this solves the problem.. Then Ill order some Injectors.. Nice shiny part We've changed.... Cam And Crank Sensor And O2 Sensor MAF Suspicious Vacuum Pipes Spark Plugs Coil Packs Fuel Filter Fuel Pump On Order - Fuel Pressure Regulator Comments welcome
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    Well after years of looking for the perfect numberplate ive found it HAR79E cant wait for this to go through
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    Bloke was from Cardiff apparently. Hmm, I wonder what you can radicalise a non-Muslim with [emoji848]
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    This is exactly what ISIS wants! They can stand back and use this as an excuse for more attacks! Then things will just snowball until a complete civil war brakes out! Scary times lie ahead unless something is done sooner rather than later!
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    + 1 to uncracked OEM spiders. Don't wanna jinx it but they've taken some hefty potholes and are fine
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    Two Scousers are riding along the M62 from Manchester to Liverpool on a motorbike. They break down and start hitching a lift. A friendly trucker stops to see if he can help and the scousers ask him for a lift. He tells them that he has no room in the wagon as he is carrying 20,000 bowling balls but will take a look at the bike for them. He tries everything he knows but is unable to repair it. Time is getting on now and he's late for his delivery so he tells the scousers he ha...s to leave. “Hey, c’mon our kid,” they say, “gissa lift…”. The trucker once again explains that he has no room as he is carrying 20,000 bowling balls. The scousers put it to the driver that if they can manage to fit in the back with the bowling balls will he give them a lift. The driver agrees. They finally manage to squeeze themselves and their motorbike into the back of the wagon so the driver shuts the doors and gets off on his way. By this time he is really late and so puts his foot down. Sure enough the bizzies pull him up for speeding. One of the officers asks the driver what he is carrying to which he replies “Scouse Eggs”. The policeman obviously doesn’t believe this so wants to take a look. He opens the back door and quickly slams it shut and locks it. He gets onto his radio and calls for immediate backup from as many officers as possible. The dispatcher asks what emergency he has that requires so many officers. “I’ve got a wagon with 20,000 Scouse eggs in it – two have already hatched and the bastards have managed to nick a motorbike already”.
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    See I'm the opposite, i prefer an easy life and just move forward. I find it makes you a better person learning from your mistakes and not setting the world on fire to compensate for your errors. The reason I say move forward and sell it....he should have had the car at least RAC inspected if not, as I have done in the past, had a 'friendly' main dealers inspection done. I don't leave the opportunity for big expensive complex issues. I have worked in the risk management (Business and IT) space for 15 years so maybe I'm better equipped than most but a technical review of an originally £70k car should be standard practice, no matter what badge is on it.
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    Attended the Royal Bath and west classic car show today
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    1. I was devastated to find out my wife was having an affair, but, by turning to religion, I was soon able to come to terms with the whole thing. I converted to Islam, and we're stoning her in the morning. 2. Went to our local bar with my wife last night. Locals started shouting "paedophile!" and other names at me, just because my wife is 24 and I'm 50. It completely spoiled our 10th anniversary. 3. My son was thrown out of school today for letting a girl in his class give him a hand-job. I said "Son, that's three schools this year! You'd better stop before you're banned from teaching altogether." 4. If you get an email entitled, "Nude Photo of Hillary Clinton", don't open it, it contains a nude photo of Hillary Clinton
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    Hello Jay .. Lucky the problem has been sorted ... But I would say it would be a fair point in checking items like that now due to time and age.. I keep thinking they are still 13 year old... Hope your well mate probably catch up with you at BMW Show Update : 25/6/2017 Well fuel pressure regulator arrived and we got straight on to fitting it.. Old come off after much cursing.. Unfortunately the new shiny Bosch item wouldn't fit so we ended up fitting the old item back on.... After much much more cursing .. We starting her up to get the fuel system all back to normal when I heard a knocking/clicking noise from cylinder six... Carl-e34 said we should try another one of the Silver Units coil packs... So we changed the coil pack and fired her back up.. totally different engine.. You couldn't hear with the bonnet closed... My thinking was the coilpack/boot had broken last week.. and the stumbling on pull off was from a fuel issue.. and I thought both issues were linked but infected it was too separate issues ... I have also purchased a new intake boot..... So we are on a level at the moment and she hasn't driven this good in ages .. Happy Stefan We've changed.... Cam And Crank Sensor And O2 Sensor MAF Suspicious Vacuum Pipes Spark Plugs Coil Packs ( From Lower Mile Car ) Fuel Filter Fuel Pump Intake Boot Comments Welcome
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    Thanks Mick. Very kind of you to say. Good Luck. Jez.
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    Thank f**k that's over. Lucky you. I was off work Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues and was seriously thinking about going up to the north of Scotland to get away from it.
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    Thank you to all that have dug deep and given so far! My costume has arrived and it looks quite good we have got 6 weeks in which to get to our goal but I'd rather we hit it before the swim which is next Tuesday the 27th Thanks again for all the support
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    That is now correct. In the back of the head unit you have an existing quad lock, unplug that and plug one of your new quad lock connectors into its place in the head unit. You then have two free quad locks left, the original one and a new one from your wiring loom, simply plug them together. By doing this the head unit is then feeding your amp via the new loom, and then back again from the amp to the original quad lock that you have removed from the head unit to feed the speakers. Clear as mud?
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    Thanks, best deal was Tayna so I've ordered one from them.
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    But they are only 40 mins away ffs... damn it why am I even on this forum hahaha...
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    What kind of potholes do you guys try to aim for to crack these wheels?! The roads around me are not the best and I have yet to crack any OEM BMW wheel, and I've had quite a few sets on my M3, from CSL OEMs to Replicas to 19 inch Diamond cut and now OEM powdercoated spyders on the E60 :/ And Oily you can have a look at the centre of the wheel it will have a BMW stamp. Definitely one around the back of it, if you are taking it off. As for the wheels above, it's hard to tell bud. I personally think the lines of the E39 suit deep dish wheels a lot more than the E60. E60 is more of a concave wheel car imo as it looks quite "fat" and concave wheels such as the spyders for example compliment it very well.
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    BMW Welt and factory tour still on the to do list. Just have to stick with videos from E39 era.
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    I'm babysitting my neighbours C63 just now.....will try and find a "private road" later tonight. My old E60 530d saw 150 in Germany year before last.....was quite quick up to about 145 then it was slow to press on...it does take a bit of nerve tbh. I did 200mph on a Hayabusa for about 2/3 seconds when I was much braver.....it Is amazing how much ground you cover at those sort of speeds......stay safe people [emoji106]especially on the private roads.[emoji12]
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    Here they are on mine. They look a lot brighter/silvery when exposed to sunlight. It's the amazing thing about shadow chrome. BMW for both mate. Cotswold on here, delivered in 2 days and great price. I've tried the ebay stuff before and suffered, no more!
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    Shame you are so far away. Here are mine done by BJV Engineering. Powdercoated in Black chrome and wrapped in fresh MPS4S' All done in a week turnaround picked up and delivered to my house - £250 incl vat and fitting/balancing.
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    No pictures ? .... Hang your head in shame !! The book of forum.bmw5 .... chapter 8, verses 12-14 .... 'lo, though ye shall do thine own fixeth, thou shalt take piccies'
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    One more reason not to live in London Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk