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e60neindanke last won the day on July 8 2017

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    1994 525i, 2001 Ford Ka, 2004 530i

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  1. e60neindanke

    Gambling....

    Indeed - bloke I used to work with let one rip once. He paused a second or two and then uttered "Excuse me a minute. I think that one may warrant further investigation."
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    BMW 635csi Auto .. scheduled for destruction!!

    In my old workplace there were a few BMWs and even a Porsche abandoned in its multi-storey car park: no idea how they got rid of them when the place was sold but in the dirt on the screen of the E34 525i that was there, someone wrote "could be terrorists". I nearly wrote Baader Meinhof Wagen in response on the glass - except the age profile of the place meant that nobody would have known who Baader and Meinhof were...
  3. e60neindanke

    Van drivers

    The roundabout comes at the end of a long straight run downhill just before the services.
  4. e60neindanke

    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    Pirelli Sottozero 2/3 on Style 134s here. Seem to work nicely and that reminds me, I need to replace two of them. They won't be going on until November.
  5. e60neindanke

    E60 Petrol engine buying advice

    I have a 2004 E60 with the M54 3 litre engine. Recently I had all the crankcase vent system replaced due to blockages, but... it now has 235,000+ on the clock with no problems. After that replacement, I measured the fuel consumption on the way home. Mostly 70mph but with some slower sections around the A14 work on the A1. 39.7 mpg! Not bad for a 3 -litre automatic.
  6. e60neindanke

    SE Saloon quiet tyres - some feedback please.

    Still very good. Obviously there's noise, but E60s are actually a very quiet car. In my case, I'm running 225/50 R17 and I run these during the summer months - winter I use 16" Pirelli Sottozero 3s which are noisier. I wish I knew what became of the SPL meter we had at work - it'd have been an interesting exercise to measure the noise level in the car for you at say, 70mph on the A1. When my E34 suddenly decided it wanted all its TD tyres replacing at once, due to their non-availability I ended up with a set of E60 16" wheels with 225/55 R16s on. Big shock after those bloody awful TDs! Again, lots of grip and quiet too.
  7. e60neindanke

    SE Saloon quiet tyres - some feedback please.

    Have Primacy 3s on my E60. Would highly recommend them - on the right surface my car's nigh on silent on them, all you hear is wind noise.
  8. e60neindanke

    Van drivers

    See also: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4398090/Mother-32-drove-swigging-vodka-jailed.html https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-499514/Death-crash-car-launches-road-floor-flat.html
  9. e60neindanke

    Recommend a DAB radio for the kitchen?

    That's good news. Someone I knew used to see a lot of DAB radios at his local boot fair, bought by people who then learned the hard way about how much poor signal strength can affect the audio quality. Here I have line of sight to a main FM/DAB transmitter - the signal really does fall into the 'damp bit of string' category.
  10. e60neindanke

    Silly mistakes that resulted in lots of swearing

    Not one that happened to me, but nonetheless led to much swearing: a former colleague had a CRT picture monitor on the bench (this'd be nigh on forty years ago now). The fault was a small and very bright picture - this was due to excessive EHT (Extra High Tension) to the tube. I should mention if you run a CRT in this manner with excessively high EHT they start emitting X-rays. Colleague decides to connect up an EHT meter to the tube to see what voltage it is - normally it should be 25,000V. But instead, the meter indicated about 7,000V. Muttering about it, he asks where rest of the EHT has gone. He found it soon enough, when he sat on the earth return clip for the meter lying on the chair by the bench. Did I mention the chair had a metal frame too? The usual situation I find myself in that produces much profanity is usually the one that @Mashed Potatoesdescribes...
  11. e60neindanke

    Recommend a DAB radio for the kitchen?

    Hope you've got a decent signal where you live - DAB can go horribly wrong if the signal levels are marginal.
  12. e60neindanke

    Bloody women drivers!

    Heh-heh Didn't the infamous "Rover 'James' " of Top Gear fame have only one speed? Fully sympathise with your daughter's situation though. If we could get rid of the aggression on the roads things would be a lot better. Sadly, my Ka is now a shed rather than a functioning motor car but one thing I did discover is that too many drivers are downright intimidating towards small cars when I drove it - one that sticks in my mind was some cunt in a VW Amarok on the A1 who was practically touching.
  13. e60neindanke

    Bloody women drivers!

    Oh, but you can, and always have - but now you can expect to be called out for it if it's felt to be unacceptable. For a lot of people bemoaning this it just means they can't get away with spouting racist/sexist/whatever bollocks without getting challenged any more. Of all people, Churchill (not exactly the most tolerant of blokes) said: "Everyone is in favour of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its virtue being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.”
  14. e60neindanke

    Bloody women drivers!

    <can't be bothered>
  15. e60neindanke

    Bloody women drivers!

    <Nothing to see here. Move along.>
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