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sharkfan last won the day on December 30 2017

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About sharkfan

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    2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
    1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
    1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
    1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd)
    1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from thousands made and still valiantly fighting against a rusty grave)


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    B10 V8 T, B12 5.7 L, B10 4.6 T, M635CSi, 635CSiA

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  1. Back in an ‘M’...

    Vents are for neck warming.
  2. Back in an ‘M’...

    Love that M4, especially the colour scheme. Mrs Sharkfan chose a 435d M-Sport X-drive cab in every-other-car-is-also-estoril but it goes very, very well and the ride is much better on its 18's rather the 19's fitted to nearly every other car.
  3. V8 curiosity

    Nothing wrong with Alpina steering wheels, but a V8 curiosity was never quite enough for me....
  4. Selling mercury

    Local university chemistry department?
  5. Considering a 'vert

    This ^^^^^^^ sounds great but I also spotted this..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E36-328i-CONVERTIBLE-AUTO-ABSOLUTELY-STUNNING-83K-MILES/162843628890?hash=item25ea3c955a:g:O8QAAOSwZrhaVUZT
  6. Considering a 'vert

    Sorry for the bad influence Dave. BMW three series and Audi A4 Cabs are a good size for four adults for an hour; beware the E63/4 Six series though for I believe they have less room in the back seats than either of the above. Our Audi S4 was great until it died; literally no warning, just no power, no useful alarms or codes, just complete limp mode and no way or idea how to fix it. If you're sticking with BMW then don't discount a tidy E36 while you're sifting through the gazillions of E46 cabs. If you want something special but not too screamy there is a tidy silver over red E36 Alpina B3 3.2 lurking in the classifieds somewhere. Be aware of the Alpina 3.4 engines regular need for headgaskets at ever 65k miles or so; fortunately the smaller Alpina blocks don't appear to have this particular achilles heel. Good luck in your search and say Hi to your three lovely ladies from the three of us.
  7. Apple Pencil - can ANYONE get it to work??

    It's an Apple product; it'll only keep working with repetitive and constant updates.
  8. E34 B10 Project

    Just massively overpriced given the huge amount of restoration necessary and their future potential worth.
  9. E34 B10 Project

    Some shill bidding perhaps? It was auctioned for £8k last week on ebay.
  10. Road Tax Fine

    On a similar theme I passed a Highways Agency white van parked on an A3 layby the other day with a dot-matrix display saying it was using ANPR to check for vehicles with valid RFL.
  11. Bmw 90AH or Universal 110AH battery 760LI

    Took advantage and got an Bosch S4 at half price for my 635CSi.
  12. What are you currently drinking...?

    Another cigar fan here, but just one or two a year. On topic, a Sloe G&T.
  13. What have you done on your E34 Today

    Repaired the centre dash air vent again, and once again marvelled at the E34's build complexity and quality. It is deviously hard to get out, equally hard to get back in, and if you do need to replace it make sure you get the right part number as there are three different types; non-AC, AC, and Auto AC.
  14. What about F30 335d xdrive?

    Mrs Sharkfan has had her 2015 435d xdrive msport Cab for a year or so now; it does everything really well except the engine note. No handling problems, 45+ mpg easily achievable, very rapid and a nice place to sit especially with the heated sports seats and heated steering wheel. It's a much, much nicer on ride on its 18" run-flats than on all the other cars we tested with their 19's, and the six pot diesel is enormously better than the four pot diesel in the range which really does sound like a tractor; we had a 420d Gran Coupe for a week while ours was being sorted and it was an awful ride on 19" run flats and sounded dreadful too.
  15. What are you currently drinking...?

    Several Old Fashioned tonight.