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Mashed Potatoes last won the day on June 13

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  1. What's being worked on today?

    Joys of being GM ownership. I was sat in it thinking I'm sure I've seen that centre screen and indicator stalks, light controls etc in an Insignia. I can forgo the interior just for the noise though. We have it for a week so I want to try and record the sound as it flies by. It does have a GET OUT OF MY WAY front end though. I did one junction up the motorway in it (just cruising so the gearbox would come back to normal) and EVERYONE moved out of its way to let it past!
  2. What's being worked on today?

    No takers? it probably was quite difficult! I REALLY want one of these though! Mapped with full decat. Sounds like a mobile thunderstorm. Should probably add to the engine management light wasn't on when mapping was finished - a result of the decat!
  3. What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    I do love your car.
  4. What's being worked on today?

    Let's see who can work out what this is. Not a big clue otherwise I'll give it away. In for stage 2 today. It didn't start out as RHD so think import.
  5. e61 M5

    89mm tips? They look the perfect size.
  6. Another oldie worth dusting off.

    Brilliant. I need to print that off and put it on the wall in work as a reminder as to why ALL of the information is necessary when I'm asking for it!
  7. E60 LCI 535d M5 brakes clearance.

    Will you let us know how you get on with the 18s dude? Someone is buying my M5 discs (possibly) and we're wondering if they'll clear the 18s or not.
  8. What's being worked on today?

    I've met with one of my tuning partners this morning whilst he was in the UK just for a catch up and he's get me up to speed on some of the new engine tunes (they're always being revised, never any dramatic changes, just the odd little tweak here and there) one of which is for the F10 M5 and M6, be it the regular M5 or M6, the 30 year edition model or the Competition model. They're all the same engine underneath.The stage 1 and 2 tunes have been tweaked a touch, they've had a M5 in for stage 3 development work which allowed them to do some more work on stage 1 and 2. Original power: 560BHP and 680Nm torque Stage 1: 680BHP and 850Nm of torque (120BHP and 170Nm increase) Stage 2: 720BHP and 920Nm of torque (160BHP and 240Nm increase - full decat required) The car would be required for the full day (due to the two ECUs being water cooled, they're not straight forward to remove) and both ECUs need to be drilled to allow access inside. Stage 1 would start from (depending on any optional extras like pops and bangs) £430 + VAT Stage 2 would start from £480+VAT and decat downpipes can also be supplied and fitted - we have a full workshop. Please contact for more information.
  9. My wife does read some shit...

    I can see both sides to this. Whilst yes Blackpool isn't exactly Paris, you're booking into a hotel in the UK, not some one horse town in Uganda. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect it to actually be clean even if it is as basic as it can be.
  10. What's being worked on today?

    I'm sure a couple of you will have noticed the lack of updates to this thread. Well a new business venture working for someone else has resulted in me going back into engine tuning after a brief hiatus. I wasn't cut out for the 8am starts and 1am the next day finishes and doing everything else that comes along with running your own business so after a long hard decision I packed it in, but I've been recruited by a company that amongst other things builds drift cars and wanted to offer engine tuning along with a few other things in the pipeline. I've now got a full garage behind me. So a new gaff requires some new equipment! New programming frame, the old one was a bit battered. Dedicated computer for the job, microscope on the way soon, 30 minute UPS backup for all equipment (on the remote chance power drops or surges whilst an ECU is being read or written to), and ESD protection for anywhere ECUs are worked on. We are aiming to be the cleanest (even have dedicated clean office space) safest place in the local area for engine tuning. More definitely on the way!
  11. About 8:45 tonight. If you're on here it looks awesome!
  12. My E60 535D - a tale of loving it, and wanting to torch it

    It's like Christmas has come early. Or massively late depending on how you look at it. After USPS losing the first set of headlights (how do you do that the box is massive!) I received the new set today. They were posted on the 22nd and arrived today. I'll be fitting them one night next week. Orion DTM halo rings, FXR bi-xenon kit and 35w 5000k HID kit. And a red devil eye inside the projectors.
  13. My E60 535D - a tale of loving it, and wanting to torch it

    Gotta love auto correct!
  14. My E60 535D - a tale of loving it, and wanting to torch it

    Eeeeeeee! I'm all excited! I drove it home today, fixed. It had looked sorry for itself sat in the car park at work for the last couple of days so I thought I better start on it. Drop the oil and collect the sample for analysis. Oil dropped, sample collected and fresh oil in. One of the mechanics was looking over it, walked off, came back with a crowbar and moved the engine slightly. Bolt on the drivers side engine mount was loose! He tightened it back up and took it for a blast up the road - knocking gone! I was so overjoyed I could see sounds. Methanol... Back on track!
  15. DDE Removal

    Do you mean the wiring harnesses that connect to the ECU? I can walk you through ECU removal if you need I have some photos from when I was mapping one in work.