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  1. duncan-uk

    #amazonshitcarshow is back

    Looking forward to it when I get a chance.
  2. duncan-uk

    The 7 Series then...

    Not sure it's an age thing. I like the e60 shape and other bangle designs just not sold on the current BMW look and those nostrils are not for me!
  3. duncan-uk

    Lets see your BMWs that you have owned

    I should have pics of all but none to hand. My my first was my dearly missed e28 m535i then a 525e bought for 120 for panels an e36 318i touring followed by an e46 330d touring. Seems love for these. I didn't get on with it at all. E34 525ix e39 523i touring e36 m3 saloon. Caused me many headaches but pretty sorted once I'd finished then sold another e28 525e recently discussed my current e39 530d manual sport touring a very brief ownership of an e28 528i now with captain beaky
  4. duncan-uk

    E39 brodit air vent mount

    Anyone got one or link to one? just bust mine
  5. duncan-uk

    The 7 Series then...

    Fuck me that grille is enormous! though the current 5 was big enough!
  6. duncan-uk

    E39 brodit air vent mount

    Thanks Sandip, its the vent one i'm after as that would be too low for sat nav.
  7. duncan-uk

    Help with Reference Photos on e12 m535i

    http://www.tonybmw.co.uk/
  8. duncan-uk

    Help with Reference Photos on e12 m535i

    Is Tony C Tony BMW? He was the guru on these.
  9. duncan-uk

    Project bites off more than can chew

    It is now
  10. duncan-uk

    Options list

    If you can get the Vin then: https://www.mdecoder.com/
  11. Thanks Dan so anything live is a problem (virgin TV go - plays live TV etc) but netflix/ prime/ iplayer/ you tube and similar ok?
  12. Am I correct that a 1st Generation Apple Lightning to Digital AV HDMI Adapter will allow me to connect an iPad or iPhone to an hdmi tv thus allowing me to watch things like amazon/ Netflix/ YouTube on said tv? are there any issues with subscription services like Netflix? reason I ask is my father in law only watches DVDs but not tv. He has broad band so this seems away to keep us amused when we stay. Thanks
  13. duncan-uk

    Real world mpg and range

    My 523i by comparison I struggled to top 30 but I didn't keep it long enough after changing a blocked cat to see if that was an issue.
  14. duncan-uk

    Real world mpg and range

    Is that off the obc or by calculation? Or reset journey by journey? driven at a saintly 75 my m3 would get to 36/7 on a long run the same in the 530d I can get 47/48 over a long period the 530d is 40.3 so I find your figures quite incredible.
  15. duncan-uk

    Tyre woes

    I can look it up but it was done on a hunter machine. As I say doesn't look cambered nor has the inner edge worn more than the rest so doubtful it's excessive camber and been fine for a few years so unless something has failed to change it I'm inclined to look elsewhere?
  16. duncan-uk

    Tyre woes

    So before heading south at xmas I noted that the inner edge of the drivers tyre was cut or rather looked as if the tread was delaminating. It had been run low on pressure but not massively so or flat. Assumed that was reason and they're just about done anyway. Swapped on the spare which came with the car which was feathered but legal pumped it up and drove home. Been pottering about on the spare locally whilst I wait for new tyres to come in. (Ats doing a good deal atm. 2 245/27 PS4 fitted for 188) anyway same fate has been dealt to the spare. Co-incidence orcoukd sonething be rubbing? no sounds and I didn't give much thought when I refitted the spare but anyone had similar? ill jack it up and whip well off for a look but would hate a new tyre to suffer in the same way!
  17. duncan-uk

    Tyre woes

    Agree but tyre has worn evenly across the tread. No excessive inner tread wear. All seems normal but for the split. Ok so that was run below pressure but not excessively. The rear ball joint bushes where changed when I fitted new dampers and all has been fine since.
  18. duncan-uk

    Tyre woes

    It had a 4- wheel alignment after the suspension work and nothing should have changed - only a 235 tyre so nothing silly. Can't vouch for the spare i put on but that was run at correct pressure.
  19. duncan-uk

    Tyre woes

    Just ran my hand round back of the tyre and nothing obvious poking out.
  20. duncan-uk

    Tyre woes

    Rear end was rebuilt in the last 4 years and no obvious airbag issue - i will have a wheel off and take a look i think. Just seems a coincidence both should go the same way in a short time.
  21. duncan-uk

    Tyre woes

    Agree but odd they've both gone the same way. One Michelin and one Dunlop. The Michelin is less than 4 years old as I fitted it. Its a touring if if that helps.
  22. duncan-uk

    Investing

    Or to paraphrase George best I'd spend it on women and drink. The rest i"d just squander....
  23. duncan-uk

    Investing

    Yes dans right I was presupposing you didnt have credit card debt etc.
  24. duncan-uk

    Tyre woes

    Drivers rear. Wondering if something has failed and cutting into tyre. No odd clonks. Drives ok and seems to sit level. Need to to get the wheel of I suppose.
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    Investing

    It would go on my offset mortgage Tax free and pays off the capital. No savings scheme comes close in terms of effective interest rate.
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