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    What's this button for?

    I don't recollect a rear DVD drive being mentioned so
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    The best upgrade at the time was to fit a Rover V8 to it.. A much lighter engine being all aluminium with more power and doesn't sound like a bag a nuts in a blender at higher RPM thanks to the hydraulic tappets.
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    What's this button for?

    Doesn't PDC stand for Pretty Damn Cuick..... Maybe not
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    Aircon kmv shut off valve

    That would make sense
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    What do you think The car to have was either the Mk1 Capri 3.0 or the Mk1 Escort with a full set of Cibies
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Talking about pull with a feminine meaning my mates and me used to go up Thornton Heath high street and used to try to do a wheel spin.. I would rev the engine and dump the clutch which would cause the 'thin as a bicycle' cross-ply tyres to just let out a pathetic chirp
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    I had a Mk4 Zephyr 4.. 2 litre v4, 4 speed column shift and umbrella handle handbrake brake.. 2 big vinyl bench seats Passed my test in it.. No power steering and 6 turns lock to lock made my 3 point turn a workout. I got it cheap from a neighbour because it was partly seized engine anyone who knows the old Essex V engines will remember the hex drive from the distributor to often rounded off, anyway rebuilt it and it was fine. Me and my mates used to sit on the bonnet leant against the windscreen while we raced RC off road buggies on Streatham common the bonnet did not deflect one bit.. Had a Mk1 2.5 Granada estate after that it was bright purple with a silver stripe down it. I got hit by another car once who said he didn't see me My dad had a 2.5 consul (just before it called a granada) we removed the 2.5 and put a 3 litre in it and we stole a GXL dash from the breakers years and wired that into it. Ah the good ol' days. The good thing was parts were cheap and good job because it got through a lot of them they broke that much.. My dad and mine both broke the fibre camshaft timing gear, broke a rocker and bent a valve but soon replaced and back on the road after cleaning all the shit out of the sump.
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    Only in 'Murica...

    One thing not mentioned in any of these 'Murican car reports is how many cup holders does it have.. We hired a 7 seater and within the drivers reach i had 7 cup holders. One in the door pocket, 4 on this box in the middle and 2 in front of that.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    While it's in for repair it would only be fair they lend you a 760 for your daughters prom
  11. My fear with that statement is, you could be selling a good car with one issue for one with loads of inherent problems... I intend on keeping my 535d for a long time as I managed to buy one that has zero issues (a rare thing). So i would get the gearbox fixed
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    6 CD changer clunking

    Here you go, thought I'd better get it done before our day out... Just realised the 2nd picture doesn't show the connector, thats the connector cover from iPod adapter.. There's 4 pins and what looks like an in-out optical link.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Had to take the panel that holds the bonnet locks off.. The offside one wasn't locking, turns out the grease had gone a bit hard, lots of penetrating oil later, all is good again. While i had the bonnet up had look at the scuttle drains, pollen filters etc.. Lots of dirt and leaves on top and i swear a small ant colony on the nearside pollen filter housing, quick brushing later all clear, checked under the brake fluid reservoir all dry and surprisingly clean, but then my car has done just over 2000 miles in a year
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    Converting to Shadowline?

    I had to buy the plastic bit that goes around the door mirror, effectively a plastic ring which has a cut out for the puddle light.. That was £70
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    6 CD changer clunking

    I'll take some pictures of it
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    6 CD changer clunking

    I have a whole unit in my shed somewhere. I removed it for the iPod adapter
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    Common E60 air conditioning problems ?

    We have loads of R22 machines in use still and where they are becoming defunk a lot of 22 reclaim... But i wouldn't use it a method of leak detecting. I would use the Nitrogen hydrogen mix if the leak is so small you can't find it.. It was the only way we found a leak on 22kw unit at work. There's nothing wrong with the UV dye method as long as you detect it before the oil spreads everywhere.
  18. My car can stand for 3 weeks at a time without use.. Then on Sunday we drove about 190 miles with the AC on constantly, well it was fooking hot. Every time i use it i've never had any smelly issues.. Other than myself... I think ensuring the pollen filters are clean and changed regularly help. I think it's a mix of dust and wet, sorry a moist evaporator are the things that will cause the bacteria build up
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    Help with E61 air suspension

    So i'm guessing the compressor was running while the drain valve was open otherwise the back of your car would be looking dragster-ish. My control unit failed after it got soaked by wet bags of ballast in the back and pumped the suspension right up but the compressor did not continuously run.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Both.. Although I don't keep my MOT man in my shed next to my DPF
  21. You could always throw some odour eaters in there, they use activated charcoal although they couldn't help my feet
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    BMW Electrical Recall

    So now according to watchdog they're catching fire in a similar fashion to the VX Zafira's (heater resistors)
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    Conflicted about engine oil

    Castrol Edge or Mobil 1... Seems to be the recommended as they need to be DPF friendly.. As i have no DPF i use any decent BMW recommended LL04 grade 5w-30 i can find.. Last time was Tesco
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Had one for years