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pidgeonpost last won the day on August 26

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  1. I don't believe it but its true

    Don't rise to the bait fellas - secretly Andrew envies us oil burners!
  2. Auto Transmission fluid recommendations

    ZF for me too.
  3. It's all down to finding a good service department in the first place and then building a rapport with them preferably via the service manager or someone with oily hands. I spent around 40 years using the same VW dealer and they were a pleasure to deal with. So far I have fought shy of doing that with BMW and used an indy or even local garage for simple stuff.
  4. Glow plug broken in engine!!

    Great write-up and attention to detail. Nice to be able to take time to do the job properly even if it's not a job you wanted to do.
  5. Stud conversion

  6. What a fu**ing joke

    ^ As above - their rules, and it's not Western culture. Mate of mine once got an IT contract in Iran on silly money. A couple of us also applied through same recruitment agency. Just after applying everything went quiet. Agency didn't know WTF was going on as all efforts to progress recruitment had stalled. Turned out it was only the Iranian revolution - overthrow of the Shah. We stayed in Blighty. Matey and his by then pregnant wife were already in post and had a very hard time in Tehran. Eventually they were moved onto the Iranian Airforce Base at Mehrabad for their own safety. No amount of money would tempt me to the ME after their experience. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  7. Best film ever?

    Favourite probably The Graduate for personal reasons. But then there's.....Zulu, Marathon Man, The Godfather, The Exorcist (had to sleep with the light on), Deer Hunter, the Python movies (should give anyone a laugh), Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Saving Private Ryan (opening action). I could go on. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  8. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    The world's first 535i running on biomass! Does it smoke much? [emoji6] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  9. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    2.5C??!! [emoji33] 12.5C here in sunny Devon! [emoji6] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  10. BBC News at Ten last night reported that since this latest mass shooting 87 more Americans have died by shooting. The Beeb reported it as 'a Las Vegas massacre every 3 days'. Pretty shocking but also a bit of a distortion as most gun related deaths are suicides apparently. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  11. Looks to be an end to an era :( 535d gearbox issues

    ^ Not sure those who have suffered the failure of the boot lid wiring on the E61 would agree regarding loom quality. [emoji6] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  12. Looks to be an end to an era :( 535d gearbox issues

    ^ Agreed. It's hard and becoming harder to keep a modern car going into its old age. Once it was rust that was the death sentence but that's less likely today. A friend traded her early but spotless Audi TT because of electrical gremlins that her garage eventually attributed to the whole wiring system starting to fail in several places. Once you get the symptoms of electronic multiple organ failure it can be a slippery slope. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  13. Looks to be an end to an era :( 535d gearbox issues

    I think that reliability hasn't kept pace with complexity. Twenty years ago many of the electrical and electronic gizmos were virtually unheard of on the average car. Nothing wrong with having a few nice toys but sophistication without reliability is the stuff of nightmares. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  14. If the number of handguns isn't madness enough where do assault rifles fit in with self protection? What conceivable reason can there be for flogging them to Joe Public other than to make money? Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  15. Some more stats from Auntie. Unbelievable (almost) that the support for more control of handguns is falling. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41488081 Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
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