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pidgeonpost last won the day on August 26 2017

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  1. pidgeonpost

    Top Gear to get worse.

    True....she can drive too. Now try to concentrate on her technique and the M5 fellas!
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    Top Gear to get worse.

    Yes! Blowing up perfectly good sheds and overturning caravans may have some limited entertainment value, but it's sod all to do with cars and motoring.
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    Top Gear to get worse.

    Me too. Lost interest aeons ago.
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    PAS fluid leak

    Did I read somewhere that you can get leakage if the breather hole in the cap gets blocked or was this on a different model? Sounds like a cheap fix by BMW standards.
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    Headlight dance?

    Yep, my E60 does this, but quicker. I think most modern headlights are an improvement over the 'candle in a Guinness bottle' ones of years ago. The current trend for crazy-bright LED day running lights is a pain in the @rse at times.
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    Funny coz it’s true....

    Who was it that said marriage is a bit like playing cards? At the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond. Twenty years on you're looking for a club and a spade...
  7. Guess it would be a last desperate measure Andrew.
  8. 80+ years old. Didn't realise that. Twenty years ago I'd have probably said they shouldn't have been driving. I turned 70 a month ago, and applying a cut-off based purely on age is an emotive issue - with me at least! I'd have no problem with tests from 70+, though I also feel that those who drive recklessly/dangerously should be more harshly dealt with in the courts irrespective of their age. In this allegedly hi-tech world couldn't there be some sort of break-beam system or sensor that detects a vehicle heading the wrong way down a slip and triggering a throbbing great "STOP" sign?
  9. Jeez....that's horrific! Why on earth didn't the Subaru driver simply STOP when they realised they'd gone the wrong way?? Three dead as a result.
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    Check your scuttle drains!

    I check mine about once a year, clean out all the leaves and stuff. The nearside one is tricky as you can't see into it very well but I wrap a was of paper towel around the end of a screwdriver to check for moisture. No good if it's just rained or you've just washed it though! Also have a read of the post from L1011 on 30th May.
  11. It may be worth contacting Cotswold BMW who sponsor the forum. I believe they still give a discount to forum members. They did a good deal on discs and pads on my E60 3.0 525d. No worries about fit, compatibility etc.
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    Dpf regen help?

    Yes they just soak up the miles. I think you can shift the cruise in 1mph steps if nudge it gently.
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    F10 535i N55 Engine air filter change DIY

    A bit easier than the E60 3.0 diesel by the look of it!
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    No more Manual BMW - Well 3 Series that is!

    Good point - hadn't considered throttle. Yes, it's not something I do regularly, but there's a long steep hill I use regularly that has a 30mph restriction - handy for that.
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    No more Manual BMW - Well 3 Series that is!

    Our E60 is only the second auto we've owned, and as our second car has a manual box I haven't lost the knack - yet. Regarding Duncan's observation about lack of engine braking, I've noticed this too, but often dab the cruise control which holds the speed. Not ideal, and I'm not sure what mechanisms come into play when I do this - i.e. does the gearbox take control and hold the selected gear thus causing engine braking, or are the brakes activated on your behalf? Can't say I like the idea of the brakes being applied as it must be like 'riding the brakes'. I've often wondered if the brake lights are also activated when I activate cruise to hold the speed downhill. I've never remembered to test it, but it would probably get right up the nose of the driver following behind! Edit: Having hacked through Buckingham, Bicester, Witney, Chipping Norton, and Stowe today I was very happy to have an auto!