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Everything posted by badoffroader

  1. Flat feeling 530D - MAP SENSOR! :)

    If you've disconnected the MAF and there was no difference that must be it - if your MAF sensor was working correctly it would have worsened the performance of the car when you disconnected it.I did the same with mine when I first got it,no difference when disconnected,bought a new Bosch one from Germany (The Maf shop I think they were called) and when fitted back to decent performance!.
  2. Shipping alloys to Iceland

    Alternatively,tell the buyer you'd be happy to palettise and wrap for transport but THEY will need to sort out the courier.That way,if any damage occurs on the way to delivery address,its THEIR courier who's responsible and they will need to sort it out.Saves you the worry.
  3. Recall Notice

    So the recall was from BMW Group UK rather than a specific dealer?.
  4. Sir Roger Moore has died

    Damn shame!,but,as they say - He had a good innings.
  5. Wanted,towbar for E46 330d touring.

    Preferably a removeable swan neck one.Thanks.
  6. Bargain!......(hopefully)

    Was after a little runaround like a Golf Tdi or something like that but came across this 2002 E46 330d 5 speed manual.Ended up paying £450 with 6 months MOT and (only!) 155000 miles,just could'nt resist it!! :).Going to need shockers all round - only 1 at the back and one at the front gone but cheap enough to do them all,and a bit of front wheel arch de-rusting to do.Drives well and nice to have another 3 litre diesel.
  7. Bargain!......(hopefully)

    The chap who'd had it for the last 7 years had been doing 400-500 miles a week in it for a while and when the shockers went,and it does feel like you're in a boat!,he decided to get something newer.Also the passenger side front wing around the wheel arch really does look horrible, BUT nothing i can't repair and make look presentable. The engine runs lovely but seems to be a bit slower than my E39 530d which is auto...it probably needs a bit of a tweak,MAF clean etc.Also just had all new tyres 2 months ago.According to the internet its probably a 184 bhp unfortunately,just means i'll have to put my foot down a bit further
  8. Help Required

    Obviously only ever on a track you mean Geoff.....
  9. My M5 Rebuild wont start :(

    Jeez,looks like someones had a BarBque on your pistons .Feel for you mate,hope you get it sorted.
  10. Wanted : 18" E39 alloy as spare.

    As above,not fussed what sort of alloy and don't really need a tyre as i have a decent 225/18 to go on.Norfolk area would be nice unless willing to post.Thanks.
  11. Conservatory costs

    As has been just said,lightweight "proper" roof and also perhaps think about underfloor heating,i've got it in mine and its brilliant.
  12. The killing$ of tony Blair

    Not standing up for Tony Bliar in any way but,anything out of George Galloways mouth i'd always treat with several huge pinches of salt.
  13. First trip to Nurburgring , any advice?

    They've obviously made a mistake on the price list and changed the currency to Pesetas the further you look down......surely!:)
  14. Rangerover Sport - Anyone owned one?

    Was recently considering the same.Had a word with my insurance Guy and apparently RR Sport are the most stolen vehicle in the UK.He said they are stolen,containerised and end up all over the world because they are so popular,insurance is Sky high due to this.The next most stolen according to him are the RR Vogue and then the BMW x3.
  15. Im SHAFTED big time

    "Due diligence" by the dealer seems to be the phrase of the day.If the engine number was that imortant to the dealer AFTER they'd taken it apart,surely that would have been the very first thing they should have checked to ascertain the fitted engine was the one that should have been there.I would labour that point to the dealer,and,if they're offering to fit a used engine that you supply,something perhaps that they'd never normally do,that sounds a little fishy to me!.Good luck with it,and as has been said,remind them that unless you'd given theM Carte blanche to do whatever they thought was needed,they should have informed you what they were doing BEFORE doing it.
  16. I have Kodi downloaded onto my laptop,the only thing about it is that if your watching an English language film and someone decides to speak Johnny Foreigner language,theres no subtitles.Yes i have tried the "subtitles" button.:)
  17. 18" E39 alloy wheel,wanted as spare.

    Not particularly bothered what it is and don't particularly need it to have a tyre as i've got a good one to put on,i only need it as a spare.As close to Norfolk as possible would be nice.Thanks.
  18. Insurance Question

    To an insurance company,Uprated suspension = Faster around corners,Uprated alloys = Lighter/Wider wheels so faster around corners,Uprated brakes = Driver can slow down quicker after going faster around corners.More percieved "Risk" to them,more money for you.:)
  19. Trump, trump, trumpety trump!

    Just listening to his Inauguration speech....WOW!!! - He's not got much to live up to then
  20. Trump, trump, trumpety trump!

    As with the UK and Brexit..... "Theres nothing to fear but fear itself".Time will tell with both!.
  21. Goodbye to my 5

    Its got to be a difficult decision to make,"Do i let a stranger drive my pride and joy?".Most people over 25,i would imagine,have cover to drive any car not belonging to them but the coverage is generally 3rd party only,so,if they cause damage to your car on the test drive its not covered!.The only option would be to insist on seeing a one day insurance cover for your car before test drive OR take them somewhere on private land,like an industrial estate where theres just enough area for a good try out of the gearbox,engine etc and where you can control their driving.Having to get one day cover for a test drive will put a lot of people off BUT if they genuinely are wanting to buy the type of car you're selling it probably would'nt!.PS,just from a personal point of view,i would never buy a car without being able to test drive it,the issue to me would be "What are they trying to hide!.But thats just me :). PPS: That Jag does look really nice!!.
  22. Selling a car, now or wait?

    Its probably not going to hurt to put it either on here or Gumtree,its free and you'll get an idea of what sort of buyers are about.As you know,people,generally,don't like spending a lot of money around Christmas time and may only buy if its what they see as a bargain - i.e you would have to include in the sale,either,several pints of blood or a couple of small children to sweeten the deal
  23. 18" E39 alloy as spare.

    Hi,i'm after an 18" alloy,just as a spare,i currently have the alloys in the pic below,not sure what they are but something similar would be good.I think the tyres are 225/45 18.I can pick up around Norfolk/Suffolk.Thanks.
  24. 18" E39 alloy as spare.

  25. Outside temperature display...

    On my 530d,the outside temperature display is really dim,so dim you can't really read it.Is there any "easy" fix i can do or is it clocks out and renew the leds.Thanks.