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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.


  • Garage
    2002 530d Touring with egr delete and decat pipe.Re-mapped to 235bhp.d
  1. Yep, i did it again...

    Take out the ads and you’re left with ten pages. Mega ripoff. They all deserve to go bust.
  2. Road Tax Fine

    Unless you can get a major media player like the beeb to fight your corner, you’re stuffed. A national newspaper might be interested, but don’t hold your breath.
  3. Only about five times the value of my car. Bargain. I’ll let you know when it arrives.
  4. I broke it again

    Always nice when a repair goes to plan, doesn’t break the bank and leaves all your knuckles intact!
  5. Immobiliser Problem

    Hi Owain. I see no one has replied to your post. Try asking in the relevant car section, a lot of folk don’t read this bit.
  6. New member & first time BMW owner

    Hi Mr Moon. Nice looking car. Still getting used to it? It is so different from what you’ve had before?
  7. Prospective buyer

    Hi Maxwell. Don’t want to put you off if you really fancy an E34, but it sounds like a very expensive proposition. If the engine is as worn as you suggest, you are looking at a minimum of £1000 to rebuild it. Add the same again for bodywork and paint, plus all sorts of ancillary bits and expenses. A decent, running and roadworthy car would be a better bet and lot cheaper. Perhaps I’m being pessimistic, but your description would put me off, unless it was a serious classic and had some real value.
  8. Turbo Blanket?

    Never heard anyone mention that before. What’s it supposed to do? Something like exhaust wrap?
  9. Car rust repair above back bumper

    Looking at your pictures nhasan, I would say for certain that a two to three inch section needs cutting out and new metal welding in. Done properly, the repair will outlive the car. I would expect any decent body shop to do a good invisible repair.
  10. Does anyone know part number for this???

    That part looks a dead ringer for exhaust pipe hangers, available for peanuts at lots of places.
  11. How would you react............

    Tried to look ,but just got message Access Denied.
  12. How to test an automatic gearbox?

    I once removed an auto box from a Mk1 Scirocco, drained the fluid and didn’t refit it for about a year. In the interval, the internals corroded and the box was u/s.
  13. Hi - new boy here...

    Welcome Stu. Hope you sorted your problems. If not, you only have to ask.
  14. Hello, I’m new to the world of BMW, and I need some advice. 

  15. vacuum pipes

    When I did mine I used about three metres, but the engine mounts looked ok so I left those. Still good four years later.