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syncrofred last won the day on August 5 2014

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About syncrofred

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    Principal Member
  • 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. Should I worry about soot build up on valves?

    What about that Terraclean system that folk bang on about? Would that do it?
  2. New member/owner e39

    Welcome Dobbo. I suspect you will fall under the e39 spell and this car will be around a lot longer than you expected.
  3. Hi im new.......

    Hi Gavin. Welcome. Being partial to trucks and living in Leyland, you will be familiar with the Leyland Transport Museum. Visited a couple of years back, really enjoyed it.
  4. Blanking swirl flaps is good?

    Mine got done a few years ago and I have never noticed any roughness or lack of drivability, at any speed or temperature. Just for your peace of mind, do it.
  5. Tailgate rot

    Well I've made a start and it's not looking good. The tailgate is bad on the nearside and very bad on the other. I've started on the offside sill at the rear too. that's crap on the end, but the structural parts and jacking point are perfect, thank goodness. The tailgate has been given the rust cure treatment while I wait for some small cutting discs for my dremel-a-like. All the rough bits will be cut out and new metal welded in.
  6. Tailgate rot

    I’ve been putting it off for months, but today I made a start on sorting the rot in the corners of the tailgate at the bottom of the glass opening. The hole where the wiring goes through has rotted out and when it rains the tailgate fills with water. Not good! I’ll post some pictures as I go along, just in case anyone else needs to tackle the same job. Needless to say, if I had done this at the first sign of a rust bubble, it would have been a much simpler job. I’m going to be sensible and do the bubbles on the sills while I am in the mood. Don’t need the car for a few weeks, so no rush. Went back down into the garage after lunch to find the hazard lights on. Must be something to do with disconnecting the wiring. If it does it again I’ll disconnect the battery. In fact I think I will anyway.
  7. E39 article on Honest John Classics

    Can’t argue with the content, but then, there isn’t much of it. Just glad I’ve got one!
  8. Trailer tyre - technology swap

    +1. My caravan rolls on van tyres. Easy to source and not expensive.
  9. Speaker Static

    You can’t just say “solved” and leave us hanging!
  10. Traffic jam boredom?

    Says the video is unavailable.
  11. How Toxic is your car

    Interesting article. Got to be electric for the future. Wonder what emissions are like from the battery factory?
  12. Using an electric car to power your home

    Agree with that. i3 must be the ugliest thing on the road. I want a Tesla. Shame I can’t afford one.
  13. Mr

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

    Idiot. Him not you.
  15. 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.