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vanhool last won the day on October 12 2016

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  1. vanhool

    F30 330d M Sport...

    Mercs have a very good interior apart from the dashboard, which like Audi's looks a bit like a 1980's Atari amusement arcade machine. The E39 had probably the best dashboard ever, in that any driver could jump in and operate most of the controls without having to consult the user manual.
  2. So a remap or gearbox retune will take the torque levels from the engine to the transmission to beyond the torque parameters set by ZF, ZF are the people who manufacture, and test their transmissions probably to the point of destruction. I would trust them with engineering the longevity of their transmissions before a remap specialist. Bobo, don't accuse me of scaremongering, if many manufacturers void their warranty following a remap, is it not for a reason?
  3. vanhool

    F30 330d M Sport...

    The BMW F30 is a fleet workhorse, nothing more nothing less, I actually found it quite claustrophobic, when I had a go in one, yes I suppose I would prefer the F10, a bit bigger but not exactly a barge being around 5 cm longer and wider than an E39.
  4. Yes agreed, on how to shorten the life of your gearbox, in the same way that an engine remap will shorten it by introducing more power and torque into the transmission.
  5. vanhool

    Parking ticket Belgium

    They will probably persue you through a UK debt collection agency, its what happened to me.
  6. vanhool

    Wanted E3 Engine

    E3? Not many left at all, and pre dates the E12 five series. Any chance of some pics.
  7. vanhool

    F11 Steering Wheel worn leather

    The traffic car that has spent it's life cruising up and down the motorway, will be a much better buy than the around town cop car hack, even though the traffic one will have a much bigger mileage.
  8. vanhool

    F11 Steering Wheel worn leather

    A silver 530d auto would be nice to smoke around in for a while, are cop cars much cheaper when they come up for sale, I can imagine a lot of folk, for various reasons giving them a wide berth, and as a consequence affecting their value second hand.
  9. vanhool

    F11 Steering Wheel worn leather

    Not in my opinion, white makes the F10 look enormous, doesn't suit large cars generally.
  10. vanhool

    F11 Steering Wheel worn leather

    Are all ex cop cars, remapped, and mainly manual gearboxed, and unfortunately painted white, although I believe a few are starting to come available in silver, having a better residual value than white ones. Big on miles when they are up for disposal, but well maintained.
  11. vanhool

    E65 730D - New battery needed

    Try "Advanced Battery Supplies" keen prices, and option of top of the range batteries.
  12. I'm glad traffic police are targetting drivers using their phone while driving, and I believe if caught its 6 points, and a £200 fine minimum, it needs to be made like drink driving has become, which is downright dangerous, and anti social, that members of the public will grass to the police if they see a drunk driver leaving the pub. I dread to think how many RTA's there are over a year that are attributable to using a phone while driving, turn it off and put it in the glove compartment, stay safe out there friends, driving is probably the single most dangerous activity that any of us undertake.
  13. vanhool

    Sunrise at Gatwick

    Airbus 380? I still think the B747 is a nicer looking aircraft. Seperately, British Airways have one of the best liveries of any worldwide airline.
  14. vanhool

    MY 2011 F10, I loved this car....

    Nice F10 Colin, liking the colour too, what shade of blue is it, is it metallic?