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dan101smith last won the day on August 25 2016

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  1. dan101smith

    E39 540i/6 Sport touring

    Any plans to sort out the gearshift? That was one of my biggest bugbears with my old 540i/6T - to the point where it didn’t really feel like the gearbox suited the car!
  2. Yes, but won't work for live streaming services like Sky Go.
  3. dan101smith


    There are two questions you need to answer: 1. What size return are you looking for? 2. What's your risk appetite?
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    If you don't have debt, Octopus Choice.
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    If you have debt, use it to pay [some of] it off. Almost anything else at that level is a false economy.
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    Breaking E53 X5 4.6IS '02 Estoril Blue

    It's a 4.4, not an iS.
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    Anybody know this E28

    Wasn't the M3. I'm 99.999% sure it was this one.
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    Anybody know this E28

    @duncan-uk was this the one that had all the micro-blistering in the paint?
  9. dan101smith

    Should I risk updating Maps again

    @inkiboo had something that sounds similar - the pre-2014 firmware can't handle the latest 3D maps or something.
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    New G30 Alloys and Tyres for sale

    Gold membership required to advertise.
  11. dan101smith

    Buying an X5 - any advice if you own/ owned one?

    I struggle to believe that. My manual 4.4 wouldn't do 40mpg if I rolled it down a hill.
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    Buying an X5 - any advice if you own/ owned one?

    I ran an E53 3.0d for a while, and really liked it. If you go for a diesel (and I think I would) then definitely get it mapped - feels much, much better after. It really does feel a lot like an E39 IMO, but with the advantage of sitting up high and having 4WD. They do suffer with diff issues, but a used replacement isn't too expensive. I replaced mine with an E70 3.0d, which although slightly nicer inside I liked less overall. I'd have another E53. Oh, and mine didn't have the pano roof - I heard too many expensive tales of failures so avoided that. I also swapped in a Nappa interior from a higher-spec model, which had lumbar support - I suffer in certain car seats over long distances, and this solved that for me.
  13. dan101smith

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    I'm hoping to get mine back by the end of the week for a trip out to Bicester Scramble on Sunday.
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    A good Christmas for Shark Fans

    Merry Christmas Mick. Looks like you’ve had a magical day!
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    Innovadrive NXG-39 / OEM look Double DIN Fascia

    Dennis, how does the head unit attach to the fascia panel? Do you have any pics showing the rear of it? Ta.