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jannism last won the day on November 19 2015

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  1. That was quite a long journey, Andrew.
  2. Another vote here for Nilfisk. Not cheap but a very powerful, robust machine. My only gripe, which I think stands for all pressure washers, is that the hose is annoyingly rigid and can be frustrating to untangle without constantly pulling the thing over on its side. Goes through snow foam like nobodies business, mind.
  3. I had a low pressure warning on and off for about a year which, because I couldn't find anything on inspection, I assumed was being caused by a damaged wheel sustained by thumping a huge pothole. The alerts were more frequent (every 2-3 weeks) during winter which I assumed were due to the cold weather but I persevered because I didn't want to shell out (read: was too skinflint) for a new pair of boots until it was absolutely necessary and topping up with ~2psi every so often didn't feel like any great hardship. When I eventually replaced the tyres I discovered a nail embedded bang in the centre of the tyre in question which was only visible on the inside. Turns out the 'damaged' wheel is well within normal tolerances and has absolutely no bearing on anything. So yes, it will warn you but whether or not you can identify the cause is another matter.
  4. I got to 140 much quicker than I expected (on a private road, naturally) and was surprised by just how much more my 530d felt like it had left to give. However I ran out of road. And nerve.
  5. Haha! It's a rite of passage!
  6. I like PCP deals because it means you get to drive a lovely, expensive motor by simply paying for it on a monthly basis, rather than forking out a huge wedge upfront. Obviously, if you go through with the whole thing and buy it at the end it will end up costing more than the actual price you would have paid cash but then no-one lends money for free! You also offset some of that with varying degrees of sweeteners as part of choosing the finance and interest rates are comparable with a personal loan. They work well if you know you want to stick with a certain manufacturer, especially if you have a good relationship with the dealer. At the end of the deal you either give it back, buy it for the pre-agreed value (you can refinance this if you want), or use it as a deposit (or part of one) on a brand new car. If you choose the first option you need to pay heed to the mileage as you'll have to pay whatever price you agreed on for each extra mile on the clock. Obviously, that doesn't come into play if you choose to buy the car, nor does it affect any deal you do on a new vehicle (within certain boundaries, I expect). First year's road fund licence is usually covered by these deals. £449/month on a 520d SE looks a bit steep to me, but then it is a brand new model...
  7. This thread seems to back up what @bigshout said (no mention of side skirts):
  8. I got ~24k out of my Dunlop rears from new. The fronts still have plenty of wear in them. Excellent all-weather grip and the lowest db rating of all the star-marked run flats. I can't fault them.
  9. That's an beautiful monster, @Mick. Must admit I'm a little envious. You've had an absolute shocker parking it, mind. I guess that's how it's done from now on, eh?
  10. Isn't that where his dog's laid an egg?
  11. I got one earlier this year, just in case. It was only 4 euros. They sent it within a week. https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en
  12. I wish I'd bought a Touring. With a pano sunroof.
  13. Good work, fella. It looks great. I guarantee you'll enjoy it for years.
  14. You can see where the technology is headed (pardon the pun)
  15. Haha! Yep, this is how I first found out (well, kerb and hedge but y'know)