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Mr_530i last won the day on December 22 2016

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    E46 BMW 330i M54 M-Sport Manual Touring

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  1. fictional discounts?

    Hey I totally agree. When I first started to use them they were really cheap compared to other main dealers, and it used be you could get genuine parts for almost the same price as non genuine from ECP. But recently they have been too expensive IMO, even for just brake Disks and Pads. Last three of my quotes I haven't purchased through them.
  2. Which diagnostic scan tool to buy

    I have this setup: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/U380-OBD2-EOBD-Engine-Diagnostic-Scanner-Fault-Code-Reader-Tool-For-Ford-Honda/302491379359?_trkparms=aid%3D555019%26algo%3DPL.BANDIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20151016114640%26meid%3D453ddd22c69c4f20a5ae94be1cb9b7b6%26pid%3D100507%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26&_trksid=p2045573.c100507.m3226 - I keep this in the car for emergency, which will read and reset most engine fault codes on my E46. For more through diagnostics I have INPA with a two different OBD cables. One for the E46 and the other to Read LCI E60.
  3. Which diagnostic scan tool to buy

    Its depends at what level you want to diagnosis really and what your budget is. If want to specialize in a specific manufacture of a car, you will need specific diagnostic software. Such as INPA or DISA for BMW's, along with a variety of OBD cables for different manufacturing years. For Audi's and VW its similar setup and their software is called VAG-COM. The software can usually be download for free or purchased off ebay with a cable for roughly £30 . However, if your not good with computers, then these can be difficult to install and use. You can buy Laptops with the software pre-installed on ebay for roughly £200 . If like my father in law your not very good with laptops, then you can buy dedicated tablets like snapon, which will cost you £5K and above, but it will be able to diagnose most cars, including both drive train and power train and various modules. If your after something simple for a BMW, you could buy a C110 hand scanner, which will scan most trouble codes and reset most service lights on a BMW for roughly £35.00 If your after something with diagnostic and coding, and you have a smart phone you could buy carly, which is an app you download on your phone, which will cost around £65.00 If your after something that will just check generic engine codes etc, then you can just buy any cheap OBDII diagnostic tool for less £20 of ebay, ECP or Halfords. Hope this helps.
  4. Black Friday, don't be fooled....

    I feel sorry for the people on ECP that don't use the codes. I also think Blackfriday is a con. Back in the days when we just use to have boxing day or new years sales, they were proper sales, as shops genuinely needed to get rid of old stock. I think now its just a case of luring people into a false promise to make them think they can buy bargain xmas presents. The shop's bump up the prices month or so before Blackfriday, so that they can later cut the price back to the original MRP on blackfriday. Also people don't help themselves or the trading market, as people will only buy the bare necessities until Blackfriday and then buy all leisure and luxury items on Blackfriday. Its organised chaos basically. Most shoppers know exactly whats going on and so do most retailers, but they still take part in a viscous circle. The retailers take a loss in sales before blackfriday, the consumers go without goods before blackfriday, and then on blackfriday the consumers spend a shed load of money, and the retailers make a profit again.
  5. Thanks @whiskychaser. Mine seems to have been fine after clearing the codes. Although I haven driven in the rain yet which could be a factor.
  6. Costco Fuel

    I've heard Costco fuel isn't very good, with it being American.
  7. M54 or M52TU?

    M54 in my opinion. No doubt. Silky smooth engine and arguable one of bmw best engines. Also so very powerful but not too bad mpg either.
  8. BMW Warranty & "corrosion"

    Bloodyel they've thought of everything
  9. Best bulbs for E34 headlamps?

    here's the H1 https://www.osram.com/am/ecat/NIGHT BREAKER UNLIMITED-Halogen headlight lamps-Cars-Automotive Lighting/com/en/GPS01_1090035/PP_EUROPE_Europe_eCat/ZMP_1080088/
  10. Best bulbs for E34 headlamps?

    https://www.osram.com/am/ecat/NIGHT BREAKER LASER-Halogen headlight lamps-Cars-Automotive Lighting/com/en/GPS01_2780218/PP_EUROPE_Europe_eCat/ZMP_4054436/
  11. Best bulbs for E34 headlamps?

    If they are the H7 bulbs you could try Osram Nightbreakers, but the ones that Omit White light and not Blue. I have always used on my none HID cars and always been impressed by the extra visibility.
  12. No more flirting - EVER

    Assuming this is something to do with Kevin Spacey. We just don't know how many are really claims and how many are false. Could just be an easy way to sabotage someone's career.
  13. BMW Warranty & "corrosion"

    Doesn't the e60 have 12 years corrosion warranty?
  14. Airport woes

  15. that's what I was thinking too. I'll wait till it pop's up again and if it points toward the NSF, then I will change it.