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  1. Blobby

    DVD sat nav fault

    Mine packs up on hot weather..
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    Mercedes E63s

    You know a hire car is deemed the fastest car in the world according to old Top Gear.. Even if it's a Nissan Almera.. Lambo's and GTR's don't stand a chance
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    Car insurance

    In my experience having written off a couple of bikes in my time. The value price is irrelevant they will only give you what the market value says it's worth for it's age, unless you say it's worth a lot less then market
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    Cabin wind noise.

    Just looked at OEM site, yes on mine it was part 2 both sides that had popped out slightly due to the frost pushing them out.. A gentle tap with the palm of my hand had pushed them in about 2-3mm which stopped all the whistling
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    Rotherhithe Tunnel

    Get a load of un-silenced M5's (e39's and e60's) see if they can crack the walls
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    Mercedes E63s

    If you want a a loud V8 get an Jag F-Type. the slightest throttle tickle has them shouting from the rooftops
  7. Blobby

    Cabin wind noise.

    What he said.. I would take a picture but i'm on my hols
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    Cabin wind noise.

    Check the plastic vertical infill either side of the windscreen.. During one cold winter i think the frost popped them out a bit on mine and it took me ages to find the source of the whistling.. I gave them a tap with the palm of my hand from top to bottom which re-seated them
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    Fan running full speed all time

    Just noticed this.. I assume the fans are controlled by the pressure transducer of the AC so unplugging it gives either an error reading so it will go into default mode and keep them running to protect the AC system from running to high pressure
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    Wastgate adjustment help needed

    Christ that's a complicated box of tricks.. I would have set the actuators to how they were before
  11. Isn't that the update/recall to stop people stealing BMW's.. If you can get the windows to go down by turning the key in the door lock then you can reach in plug into the OBD and program a new key and steal it
  12. Blobby

    Track Rod End

    I find if your steering wheel is centred when driving straight, after fitting a new TRE it should still be straight if you find the steering is now at the 1 O'clock position for straight then adjust accordingly or of course get it tracked properly
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    Halfords discount????

    On BMW bikes certain bolts/nuts have BMW's version of loctite which is almost the same as welding it.. It's better to heat certain nuts and bolts up first to soften the weld.. I mean loctite.. or you will snap the bolt
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    Halfords discount????

    Electrical engineer is my main job title.. I registered under my heating and plumbing business i used to have.. to be fair i could have bought a library card and got an account it was that easy.
  15. Blobby

    What are you currently drinking...?

    Had a can of water today, AKA Bud Light Lime, I'm in the USA and thought i'd try it
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    AC engineer around surrrey/ Croydon area

    I bought a new condenser for my daughter Yaris at around £120.. The rest was done by me.. A lot depends o how easy it is to get the condenser out. On a yaris or a e60 easy. On Seat Leon the whole front has to come off
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    Halfords discount????

    Go get yourself a trade card.. I got one quite easily and the prices online and inshore are discounted
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    I can’t wait for it to rain....

    Well i've left the dry sunny shores of the UK to holiday in the Massachusetts and New York area of the USA.. So far it's hotter and threatening rain.. But I'm not on call for work now so i can just relax and get fat(ter) I did get a couple of pints of Guinness in at Dublin airport..
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    X5 for my 530d?

    Well a E61 gives you a lot more room inside if it load capacity you want..
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    Which e60/61 would be best?

    With BMW's it's luck of the draw.. I have 535d which touch wood, has not let me down with any engine issues despite the extra strain of a remap, other oil burner owners in here will tell you what a nightmare there's has been.. I would buy another one of these though in a F11 guise.. The power and MPG are hard to beat. Do not get anything with less than 6 cylinders though
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    i wanted a classic ( ish ) car .. i got a ....

    Thats a nice 911 you got there
  22. I made a set of cables up from ripped out 50mm cable.. More than capable of starting a big diesel, the main thing is to have a a fine strand multi core cable so it's flexible. These cheap eBay cables are less than 15 core and are like trying to bend a girder as the work harden.. Also i bought a decent set of croc clips that double as a grip exerciser you almost need two hands.. The other thing is to give the battery a minute connected charging before you crank it, depending on the alternator of the car it's connected too it should give it a good top up of 35-100A charge.. Either way it'll probably fuck up battery monitoring system
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    I can’t wait for it to rain....

    Pissed down most of Saturday here in the South East.. Made a mad dash to take the mutt out as it looks like it's about to rain again soon.. I was almost cold last night when it dropped to 18c, at least i didn't need the air con on... Oh and take the San miguel piss water off my screen and replace it with some Guinness you're not a teenager
  24. Blobby

    Thoughts on the F01 7'er

    Damn EGR
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    A cool E36 .........

    Small world Ed must know my eldest boys girlfriend (they live in Southampton) , they both helped Ed out this year at Vanity.