e60neindanke

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  1. That'll be a Cashcow.
  2. Yep - done that... ...and got the Driver Awareness Course to prove it.
  3. On the main dual carriageway out of the city I live near, the traffic was being held up not by the traffic lights but by someone who'd pulled up across a lane to get out and remonstrate with another driver whilst in a queue at some traffic lights. That's the trouble - there's always some twat with an excess of testosterone determined to prove they're the man...
  4. Agreed, Dan - but think of the poor buggers that have to cut/hose them out of their cars and deal with the mess, they don't deserve that... I have only ever got out of a car in anger once - at the Channel Tunnel terminal in France, when someone had a pop at me for holding them up (couldn't find the Hertz rental place!). They probably thought I wouldn't understand them as I was driving a rented E46 on Wiesbaden plates - but when I turned round and suggested in a posh English accent that they were asking for a righteous slap if they didn't behave themselves, the gobby old git wound his neck in (and his window up)... and the little French girl in the booth was killing herself laughing and said "I wish we could say that sometimes, but we are not allowed to!"
  5. Agreed. My poverty-spec car had the smokers pack and the spare wheel option fitted so you get a jack, wheelbrace and a chock to fit in the big lump of polystyrene within the wheel. Along with the locking wheel bolt thingy. Details here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=NA72-EUR-11-2003-E60-BMW-530i&diagId=36_0718 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=NA72-EUR-11-2003-E60-BMW-530i&diagId=36_0916
  6. Doesn't driveline shipping happen a lot anyway - e.g. Vauxhall?
  7. Quite. There are some bits of London where the action mentioned by @d_a_n1979 upthread would only have one outcome - and it wouldn't be good news for Dan or his family. Yep, agree with @vanhool, let it slide - from what I've seen of these people it's best to drive legally, safely and let them pass as soon as possible.
  8. Where I used to live, there were very tall chimneys belonging to brickyards. I used to see people up them repairing them and wonder how they did it... Someone once told me a line about transmitter tower engineers, who apparently come down very quickly at the first sight/sound of a thunderstorm approaching, but even faster if they hear the kettle being switched on...
  9. From the main menu, press iDrive knob down, scroll down to Service and press down again. Push iDrive knob forward, and with the ignition on, select 'RPA'. Then tell it to set RPA.
  10. Hang on... my 2004 530i has 16" alloys? Also, it has a space-saver spare in the boot. I doubt a full-size alloy would fit because of the large lump of polystyrene foam that contains numerous electronic modules robbing the well of much of its depth.
  11. In my case, I thought in terms of build quality the E60 was pretty poor compared to the E34 I had, as was its handling. Binning the run-flats got rid of the worst of that. I never owned an E39, sadly. But mechanically, it pisses all over the E34. 202,000 miles and no hint of the bane of the E34, cylinder heads/head gaskets. Auto gearbox still super-smooth and never seems to be in the wrong gear. And, despite another 500cc and 40bhp, more economical. Surprised at the tailpipe; my 530i has a twin one. Wheels? The MV2 pattern is popular but commands good money even secondhand; the current ones are ideal winter tyre fodder, unless you're considering the newer 'all-season' tyres that are coming to market now. My winters are on the 16" wheels nobody loved! Of course, you may wish to consider the "Q-car" look rather than the brash "look at me!" style which IMO is for AMG drivers As regards the stickers: coming up the A1 the other night a BMW came up behind me which seemed to have a light strip in 'M' colours in the kidney grilles. Is that a manufacturer option, or aftermarket?
  12. Apologies if this has been posted here before... blob:http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/1de68e4f-5e7d-4343-8cef-4bfafca0d458
  13. You wonder what effect a push-button wired in parallel with the brake light switch would have...
  14. Got to say, I just let tailgaters pass me as soon as I can, or I slow right down. The last thing I want is some testosterone-fuelled twunt who drives that badly sitting behind me, and I don't want to get my collar felt by Traffic for breaking a speed limit just to avoid idiots.
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