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syncrofred last won the day on August 5 2014

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About syncrofred

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  • Birthday 12/14/1947

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    Banking well-earned pensions and getting up late.


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    2002 530d Touring with egr delete and decat pipe.Re-mapped to 235bhp.d
  1. Mr

    On no account replace just the one shock. They must be done in matched pairs. Serious safety issue.
  2. Another oldie worth dusting off.

    Idiot. Him not you.
  3. The people who make vast amounts of money out of the making and selling of guns will continue to buy the power they need to protect their industry. No matter how many deaths there are in America, this is never going to change. The "fifty percent " who want changes, don't shout loud enough and don't vote in the right politicians. come back to this thread in ten years and see if anything has changed. Don't hold your breath.
  4. My babe...

    Looks very well kept. Keep up the good work.
  5. Back in a 5 - Christmas came early!!

    Unless she's a serious driver, tell it's been chipped, mapped and whatever and the throttle response is frightening. Hopefully she will keep well away!
  6. Now then

    Welcome Dan. Being new, your car won't be needing any attention from you or us for quite a while. One hopes!
  7. So you service your own car - newbie help

    If you do get a diesel there is a good guide at the start of this section.
  8. Reviving E39 530D Webasto..

    "Note to self, must try harder and show all working out in margin."
  9. 530d. What causes smoke

    Could you have leaky injectors that put excess fuel into the inlet overnight?
  10. Car theft back

    A few years ago I had a Pug 406 diesel, that I regarded as a very good car. One day the glow plug relay failed and I couldn't find a replacement at the breakers. I refused to pay the exorbitant price that Peugeot wanted, so I fitted a simple switch and stuffed it under the dash. This was a car that would never ever start from cold without the full glow plug cycle. So, if I forgot to switch it on and count to ten the car wouldn't go. Quite an effective anti-theft device.
  11. Reviving E39 530D Webasto..

    I remember hearing and smelling mine a few years back. Now I'm retired I never has to go out early, and if it's really cold, not at all! So, if it still works or not, I really don't know. Will follow the thread with great interest though. Post up lots of close-up pictures as you go along.
  12. 530d. What causes smoke

    Do you give it some boot straightaway, or after having driven a few miles? The longer you resist booting it, does the volume of smoke decrease, or stay the same? Just thinking of possibilities.
  13. Car theft back

    A lot to be said for walking away with the rotor arm, or its modern equivalent, in your pocket. As least, when your car gets to ten plus years old it's not as desirable to car thieves.
  14. Well that was an easy fix!

    Sounds like you a big branch and give it a damn good thrashing!
  15. What a landing!

    Bet the next takeoff wasn't so nifty.