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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

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Mindful of old motor cars, is this video what it claims to be? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Taf7o9sOFkc
  2. e60neindanke

    Rust - e60 vs e39?

    Well, I washed it today and I did indeed find some rust. It's along the edges of the boot lid, and oddly, inside the boot lid where it's over the rear lights. None elsewhere outside.
  3. e60neindanke

    ULEZ Expansion Plans for 2021

    At least the French are pragmatic enough to restrict it to 08:00 to 20:00 - not that it seemed to bother many a Mk. 1 Twingo owner, one of the originally proscribed cars! Paris now operates the Crit'air system. https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/
  4. e60neindanke

    Anyone bought a car abroad and driven home?

    Interesting: I follow a channel on YouTube where one guy bought a car in Romania and drove it back to the UK . Wonder how he did it? Would Pepipoo be able to provide an answer, or maybe Pistonheads?
  5. e60neindanke

    Whats the worst car you have seen all WEEK!!!

    This all looks very Barry....
  6. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Many years ago (I'm talking nearly 30 now) a mate of mine used to like modding cars and he had a book from which he told me that Ford had actually considered a factory 3-litre Escort, but deemed it "irresponsible". How the world has changed.
  7. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    I'm not sure - but I could be wrong - about this "It was meant to be a diesel" thing for the Essex engines. Consider the cars they first went into were on the drawing board in 1962 (the Mk. IV Zephyr/Zodiac), diesel saloon cars were virtually unheard of back then, and would certainly not have been the right 'fit' for an executive car. You couldn't fit a straight six in a Mk. IV. Mind you, I seem to recall the Transit is contemporary - 1966. Sadly, my copy of Allen* is inaccessible now for me to look it up. *Consul, Zephyr, Zodiac, Executive by Michael Allen, pub. Motor Racing Publications Ltd.
  8. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Nope - the Fens.
  9. e60neindanke

    ULEZ Expansion Plans for 2021

    This reminds me of what happened in Paris in 2016, with a list of proscribed cars banned from within the Périphérique inside office hours, so to speak. The law changed within a year... My E60 fails, by the way - but seeing where the ULEZ is, I'd never drive there anyway!
  10. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Round my part of the world the most common 'upgrade' was a Perkins diesel.
  11. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    I noticed "The Sweeney Car" (NHK 295M, the Consul GT) has had all the crappy bits removed from its engine. I remember Dad's Zodiac really sounded abysmal above 2,500 rpm; likewise, anyone else here remember the asthmatic thrash of V4 Transits of old?!
  12. e60neindanke

    Rust - e60 vs e39?

    Funnily enough... I don't. Haven't washed it for something like six months now, other than wiping the lights in the winter.
  13. e60neindanke

    Rust - e60 vs e39?

    Still none on mine - now got 227,000 on the clock too.
  14. e60neindanke

    Some BMW parts prices have gone through the roof!

    Might be worth getting a few - IIRC they're the ones that go in the clock/OBC and other places. I'm sitting looking at a packet of three I bought for the Ka (that'll never get fitted now) as I write. For example, these are the ones fitted to the corona rings on an E60 (just had to buy some for mine).
  15. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    The biggest problem with the 3-ltre Capri was that shite engine - fibre timing gears and a crap oil pump shaft. Certain death to many an Essex (the 'pencil' did for my Dad's Mk. IV Zodiac - knackered at 55,000 miles. New short motor fixed that )
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