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    Electric cars to be mandated 8 years earlier

    This is a load of shite, but probably not for the reasons you initially think! The 'ban' is only for sales of vehicles that are entirely powered by petrol and diesel, any Hybrid is fine. Quite soon, long before 2032, manufacturers will only be making hybrids or electric vehicles anyway so the 'ban' is irrelevant, VW have said that they will only make electric or hybrid cars from 2019 for god's sake. It's just a load of hot air to make people think that they are actually doing something when they are not. Of course there are question about where all the money is going to come from that is currently gathered from VED, simple, change the VED rules. What about all the money that comes from fuel tax, not quite as simple, but either charge per mile or charge for power. Charging for power is tricky, it's not easy to distinguish between vehicle use regular domestic use, so I can foresee something akin to the current PAYE tax system, you take your car for it's MOT every year, they record your mileage and you get taxed on that at a monthly rate assuming you're going to do similar mileage next year. Any difference will be used to adjust next years payment or if massively different a lump sum refund or payment would be made. Fitting black boxes to all cars that are taxed (requirement like having an MOT and Insurance) is another option, but that needs more infrastructure and will cost more to implement.
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    Intraveee to KCA lead faulty ?

    If the Intravee is detecting the KCA-420i then the issue is more likely to be with the KCA-420i/iPod cable /iPod than the Intravee. But if you have tried different KCA-420i's, cables's and iPod's then that's rather strange! I assume you did try a different KCA-420i to iPod cable?
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    Bmw e39 sport - rear C pillar trims

    The position of some of the clips are different. Externally they look identical, but the wrong sort won't fit properly. I didn't know there were different types and got the wrong sort for mine.
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    Exhaust tip replacement

    On the M5 they are held on by 3 spring clips that have pints on that dig in to the exhaust, I don't know if it's the same for other models. When they are new they can be taken off quite easily, but after a while they get stuck on pretty well. Best bet is to put a drift (or some other sturdy metal object) on the back of the trim and hit it with a hammer. Just go round the tail pipe hitting with moderate force in various places and it will gradually come off.
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    Bmw e39 sport - rear C pillar trims

    You know there are two versions depending on the year of manufacture.
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    2001 E39 M5 - SOLD

    Good to hear, someone has got themselves a bargain.
  7. As shown in pictures reg is M500 TRN, vin BL01124.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Apart from the usual thrust arm bushes, I've found the usual cause of braking vibrations on my M5 is pad transfer to the disks, people often call it warped disks but it's not. The E39 pads seem to be particularly prone to causing transfer if you keep your foot on the brake after a stop, even quite a gentle one, for example at traffic lights. I've taken to trying not to keep my foot on the brake at all and just use the hand brake, I've not had any judder problems since.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Is the judder just under braking or do you feel a vibration when not braking?
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    What vehicle type for a X3 E83

    I think it's the same as a Type 2 E46. But check any Extra features you enable carefully.
  11. Long key press of the number key for the preset you want to store.
  12. Use a long key press of the < or > keys (next or previous track) to scan for the next multiplex. You’ll see the multiplex number change as the tuner looks for a multiplex with a signal.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fixed a leaking rear door vapour barrier again, must be the 3rd or 4th time. Using the correct mastic seems to last a few years, but eventually they leak again however well you do it. This time I used mastic at the top where it's not so important, and Tiger Seal on the bottom 1/3. That way if I need to get at anything inside the door I still can from the top, but the Tiger Seal should make a permanent fix at the bottom where the water always manages to find a way past the mastic.
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    2001 E39 M5 - SOLD

    Compared to others on the market this looks like a steal. If you've ever even thought about getting one then don't miss this opportunity! If my insurance valuation is anything to go by, you won't be able to get a decent E39 M5 at sensible money for much longer.
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    range rover p38

    Have a look at http://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic19135.html
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    Alpina B10 3.3, M5 southbound

    Followed a blue V reg Alpina B10 3.3 saloon down the M5 from Birmingham yesterday morning at about 7:30. Looked in good nick, driver game me a wave as I passed him eventually (needed to press on a bit faster to get to work in time), I was in my M5.
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    Writing to the Nav Screen

    Ted, First, the 'Static' type display is only supported by the Mk IV Nav, and only with later version of the Nav software, the mode was used to support ID£ display from the MP3 capable CD Changer. There are several messages that need to be sent to update the Nav text. Rather than describing lots of things that are documented elsewhere, have a look at iBus inside document which you can find here http://web.comhem.se/mulle2/IBUSInsideDRAFTREV5.pdf. This does not describe the mode that you have shown above, but it does describe the standard display mode supported by the MK II, III and IV. Once you get that working it's easy to modify it to display the different modes. Hint, Writing to the large text field causes the display to update after writing to all the fields, you can even write an empty text string to this field to cause the update. I have al the info required, but it's not just a simple 'send this message' reply, so see where you get to and then I'll point you in the right direction for the next bit.
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    Dust free brake pads

    Direct from Carbotech Europe. http://www.carbotech-europe.com/ Just fill in the contact us form on the web site with your requirements and Ian will get back to you.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Are you sure it's actually the brake pipe that the MOT inspector has picked up, it could be the fuel return pipe which runs down the left side.
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    Dust free brake pads

    I've used them on my E26 as the wheels are very difficult to clean inside due to the rough cast texture, I'd say the amount of dust is about 5-10% of the OEM pads.
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    Dust free brake pads

    Carbotech Bobcat1521.
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    Firmware V6.02-7058 and User Guide

    Changes from V6.02-7045 Added invalidation of ID3 tags on receipt of broadcast ID3.Added debug printf when processor volume reported is not the volume requested.Added 1 second timer on setting the processor volume, if the timer times out then the volume request is sent again.Added debug printf on changing the processor source.Added option to display the Journal and Vehicle Status in full screen mode on a MK IV Nav.Added PXA Direct option which when selected causes the AI-Net port to be used when the Intravee source is selected.Added switch of Processor source when PXA Direct is selected and a Nav command is detected.Added light sensor trigger level for Entry and Exit lights, the will probably only work on the E46, maybe the Z4 and X3.Added retry up to 10 times on sending light control messages if no Ack is seen.Changed the mechanism for display disable when Intravee is paused for Phone or VR.Change to FID audio menu update frequency.Changed OPARM version to 64.Fixed bug when changing the processor volume while reduced (in reverse) changing the volume now cancels the reduction.Fixed bug when setting the clock from the Nav when the TZ setting was more then 9.5 Hours or less then -9.5 hours.Fixed bug that caused the Nav type to be requested on power when in auto UI mode up even if the Auto Nav type setting was not selected.Fixed bug that prevented VR commands being heard when using PXA Direct mode.Removed debug printf on Net App restart.fw-app-256 - extras V6.02-7058.zip Intravee_Users_Guide_V6.02-7058.pdf Intravee_Extra_Features_Supplement_V6.02-7058.pdf Intravee_PXA_Supplement_V6.02-7058.pdf Intravee_Supported_Devices_V6.02-7045.pdf
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    Fuel tank

    Could you quote price and availability for P/N 16 11 6 753 261. Thanks.
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    E39 M5 Owners Help Required

    The cutout is 200mm wide at the bottom and about 160mm wide at the top. Difficult to measure the height of it due to the profile, but the height of the remaining part of the diffuser above the exhaust is about 30mm.
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    Munich legends

    I've used them for work on my E39 M5 and they did a pretty thorough job. I've also used them for my M1, but they are one of the few places that know anything about those, they even restored BMW UKs own M1. I've not used them for routine servicing but they do seem to know what they are doing. The only criticisms I'd have, and I think they have recently got a new service manager, was that sometimes their communication is not quite as good as it should have been (ringing you back etc.).