pidgeonpost

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  1. I tried cheapo EBay dongle with Carly Lite - no joy, but since buying their own dongle and Pro app I've had no problems. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  2. True, but their description can be expanded further by adding the details suggested (i.e. nationality, religious or political aims etc.) if it helps to give an overall picture of events without being inflammatory. There have been numerous cases where members of the Catholic and CofE churches have been accused of crimes and they and their religion have been identified by the media. I don't see why Islam should be exempt if the reporting is accurate and unbiased - and that's the tricky bit. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  3. As others have said, there are a number if options. As you'll be having the car up in the air to adjust your handbrake it's the ideal time to check things over. You could try carefully running the car in gear with the wheel just off the ground to see if you can narrow things down. The emphasis here is CAREFULLY. Remember too that if your car is an auto the parking brake will apply automatically when you turn the engine off so the wheel won't be free to rotate by hand. I guess if you use the handbook procedure for towed recovery it will disable the parking brake, but I haven't tried it. I've only had a couple of instances of a stone getting jammed somewhere in the system, and it has either caused a noise similar to yours until it dropped out in a day or three, or a hideous screech until the stone wore down or dropped out. If this has gone on for a couple of months a stone seems less likely, and the noise sounds a bit more 'heavy' to me. I have heard that roller or needle bearings (as opposed to ball bearings) can display similar symptoms if a roller is failing. I don't know what wheel bearing type is used in your car. Good luck! Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  4. "And I freaking hate to do a job twice." +1 for that! [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  5. Been running on only Shell V-power Nitro+ diesel for the last year now so checked MPG out of curiosity - no significant difference for pretty similar motoring. Before Shell I used whatever was convenient and it was 38.72mpg, with Shell 38.61. Probably I could improve this, and checks after long motorway runs show the car is capable of around 47mpg but I don't always waft along with a featherlight touch on the throttle so no point getting anal about mpg on too regular a basis IMO. These were brim-to-brim checks. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  6. But Shaz, how should we describe those who carry out terrorist acts unless we include some description of their nationality, background, beliefs (political and maybe religious if relevant), and their aims? Is just calling them terrorists enough? You don't have to look far online to see PIRA being described as consisting mostly of Irish people with Catholic backgrounds. If there were a Welsh nationalist terrorist group consisting mostly of Welsh Methodist members I'd expect them to be described as such. If the attacks in recent years can be accurately attributed to people who HAPPEN to be Muslim and HAPPEN to believe in an extreme and distorted version of that faith then why shouldn't they be identified as such? Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  7. I don't know about a LARGE number, but Karl's concern is one I share. You only need a couple to cause havoc as seen in France. "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" as they say. When the whole IS thing began the Government should have made it crystal clear - 'Go and fight for IS and you don't come back to the UK'. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  8. Noooo! Went there once to read up on polish and stuff but it's not a planet I plan to visit too often! Kitted myself out with a few decent products, and after a mere 2 days of unrelenting toil washing, drying, clay baring, and various other processes the car looked superb until the next rain (i.e. 3 days). [emoji4] Joking apart, the couple of things I did buy worked well. Particularly pleased with how the Collinite wax has held up. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  9. I'm amazed at that video! How do people find time to spend doing this, and how long does the result last? Perhaps it's a classic or show car. Each to their own I guess! [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  10. I wonder how many of the so-called 'lone wolves' really do act alone or exist in isolation? Presumably their families or friends either suspect nothing or say nothing. There will always be 'sleepers' who are recruited and trained to live below the radar for many years if necessary before being activated. These individuals can be very hard for security services to detect. Some of the attacks in recent years seem to have been carried out by younger people, some of which have been known to the police or security services, but only on the periphery of their vision. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  11. Agreed. They have nothing to lose by claiming 'credit' for it. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  12. News on R4 around 12.30 said IS have claimed they were behind the attack. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  13. Have you tried entering your VIN (last 7 characters) into http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/select I think that should give you chapter and verse for your car. Apologies if you've already been down this route. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  14. Fair enough, but I'd still stick with genuine stuff for this particular job. Even then there's no guarantee something won't go pop. If you save a few beer tokens by buying non-genuine and then it goes pop you may always be wondering whether it wouldn't have happened if you'd paid a bit more - but maybe that's just my way of thinking. The whole business has something of a Russian Roulette feel to it. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  15. Don't know, but I'd be more tempted to look at the BMW EBay store. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171324259861 "For a few dollars more" you could get the genuine article. Also try Cotswold BMW in the forum sponsors section. They might even beat the EBay price. Not saying the Meyle kit isn't decent, but your autobox really needs the best you can give it. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  16. I'd be interested to know if the s/w update is part of the service. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  17. Yep, my E60 does the same. Discovered by accident just after I bought it. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  18. Not been a fan since the Clarkson days but watched part of it last night. Enjoyed Sabine's driving of the Golf GTi (306 bhp in a Golf has to be fun) but were the 'supercars' overtaken really going for it? Were they cruising for the sake of the programme? As for the shed and Volvo shredder, total irrelevance IMO. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  19. Thanks for your kind offer, but it's a bit of a trek for me. Now almost certain it's the HP19 fitted. [emoji106] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  20. A fella called Aaron Court recently posted this on the forum's Facebook page (apologies to FB haters) https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1867573790198796&id=1719572464998930 Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  21. I'm booked with them for end of May. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  22. Used it all the time years ago especially on S3 Land Rovers, even in the Summer. Kind of nervous about doing it on my E60 with no temperature gauge though. [emoji53] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  23. Local dealer quoted me just over £500 if I insisted I really really REALLY did want it done. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  24. On the face of it it's not difficult for a DIY-er, but it may involve processes you feel uncomfortable with - e.g. running the car in gear while it's airborne and level, and ensuring the oil is at the correct temperature using a probe etc. A competent garage should be able to do according to the ZF guidelines, as should a BMW dealer or specialist. As with many jobs it's down to the chap with the spanner in the end. The video on page 1 shows what's involved, and the ZF document describes it fully. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  25. Welcome! I'm only a couple of years into BMW ownership after decades of happy VAG driving. I love the 6-pot, and I'm sure someone will be along shortly to advise on the new ones. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk