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Everything posted by e60neindanke

  1. What are you listening to?

    Yup. Laibach are a Slovenian band, Tanz mit Laibach dates from 2003. Of all things, I learned of them via an animation called Fear The Kittens !!! Laibach was the German name for the city of Ljubljana - band info here. I was quite surprised to see how long Rammstein have been around; the thing is, the lyrics of Tanz mit Laibach are at complete odds with the sound!
  2. Recommend a commuter car

    Y'know, looking at the recommendations on here I might just offer my nephew some money for his (diesel) V50 as he wants to buy an F11...
  3. What are you listening to?

    Hmmm. I'll see your Rammstein and raise you Laibach (from 2003).
  4. What are you listening to?

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
  5. Best cheap anti theft solution?

    I've heard people say Diskloks are quite easy to overcome, is that true?
  6. This months stupid award goes to....

    Yes. It's called a decadent society. Sorry if that sounds a bit joyless and lefty, but it is sadly true.
  7. This months stupid award goes to....

    In which case, perhaps West Mercia Fire Brigade should reconsider waiving the £650 callout charge.
  8. All I can say is thank feckkers for winter tyres

    And another +1 for winters. Whilst no snow here (yet), the ride and braking are much more comfortable and reassuring.
  9. This months stupid award goes to....

    I just listened to the interview with him on the BBC website. I fucking despair.
  10. This months stupid award goes to....

    Wasn't cement, it was Polyfilla or similar - but nonetheless, a nice SDS chisel comes to mind.
  11. This months stupid award goes to....

    And remember... these people breed.
  12. This months stupid award goes to....

    He defends himself here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-42288252/prankster-defends-cementing-head-in-microwave
  13. What are you listening to?

    John Cage's 4' 33"
  14. My car's been sat on its winter boots now for a couple of weeks, and I'm enjoying the better braking and softer ride from them... but what I have noticed is that it's much easier to provoke the traction control into life when trying to make, shall we say, a spirited getaway at a junction/roundabout. Has anyone else noticed this - they tyres are at he pressure recommended on the door pillar, and are Pirelli Sottozero 3 with 7mm of tread at the back. Noticed this before as well in previous years. Has anybody else experienced this?
  15. Blower motor replacement?

    I have the former. Not the latter.
  16. Blower motor replacement?

    Just recently I've noticed the blower motor for the A/C isn't running smoothly - rather, it huffs and puffs! Random speed variations. Is this a sign of the motor wearing out, or the control system failing? And how difficult is it to change?
  17. Electrical ghosts!

    Yup: I knew that something had happened because of the lack of iDrive and the funny 'burnt electrics' smell in the car - I have a very keen sense of smell for that particular scent, having dealt with so much of it in the past!
  18. Reduced traction with winter tyres?

    Some of us are old enough to remember *that* photoshoot...
  19. Blower motor replacement?

    Not as bad as it looks?! It looks bloody terrifying!!! Still... one of the things I want to do is bin the TrafficMaster satnav system my car has and replace the trim so this looks a good time to do that too - here's hoping the fan lasts the winter! I also note the CCC system has a fan on it and I think I've heard that make grumbling noises before now, so a day of fan fixing may be in order... Thanks for posting that guide. Even though I'm scared now.
  20. Electrical ghosts!

    ....and don't I know it.
  21. Reduced traction with winter tyres?

    I had this discussion with a mate at work and apparently in one car magazine, they took two Skoda Yetis somewhere very cold and snowy (Sweden, I think) - one four wheel drive, one two. They left the 'summer' tyres on the 4wd Yeti, but tried both summer and winter tyres on the 2wd one. As expected, between the 2wd and 4wd cars on summers, the 4wd car outperformed the 2wd one. Put the winters on the 2wd one and the 2wd one outperformed the 4wd one, except in traction from a standing start...
  22. Blower motor replacement?

    I have the worry mine is heading that way...
  23. Reduced traction with winter tyres?

    I got the feeling it might be, but I thought I'd seek the counsel of those on the board. Yet conversely, the level of grip in braking is phenomenal. Wouldn't be without them.
  24. Electrical ghosts!

    Battery. My E60 started pulling that stunt - especially the CD changer cycling away too. Would do it whenever I opened the car's door. Also, consider the micropower module that sits in the spare wheel well. Pretty much any cranky behaviour on an E60/61 can be attributed to the battery being low - yet it always has enough energy to start the car?
  25. Your Garage & Stuff in it in Pictures

    A garage is way too useful to waste on a motor car...