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    A Trip Up North

    I can only say as i see
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    A Trip Up North

    The M6 is really crap until you pass Preston , always heavily congested and currently has 50 mph for long long sections if I was doing a bit of a trip I think I would take an alternative route if time wasn’t a factor .. You could take in many villages and some stunning scenery.. in real terms may may add a couple of hours to your full journey, if that. Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Northumberland and the lakes have so much to see. Blackpool is a thing in itself, I have been many times on stag do’s and days out. I guess if you have never been it would be worth a drive through , although it’s usually scruffy and full of chip papers, beer cans and drunken Scottish people laying in the gutters
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    Machine Polishing marks...

    Just do it yourself if you have the knowledge and the kit to sort it
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    SuperDave RIP

    Thats such a shame... Was a great guy that i was lucky enough to meet many moons ago. RIP..
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    Question Time £5.19 for a pint

    My local was 77p for mild,88p for bitter and 99p for lager when i started enjoying a beer. Bierre Morretti is £4.30 and Amstel is £4.15 in my local now.. Pint of guest ale around £3,which isnt bad but has never got any kind of strength to it,you would get the bends before getting drunk on the stuff.
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    Quote please...

    81312360883 81312360884 81312360885 Many thanks
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    Quote please...

    Many thanks, Same as my local dealer but thanks for trying.
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    Anyone see a trend here?

    Always in the background young man
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    Anyone see a trend here?

    The car industry and government led targets have screwed the industry Diesel has been pushed for years with incentives for the normal person to own, but hopping from euro 4,5 and 6 spec costs the manufacturer billions, and with the tech moving so fast diesels have become very unreliable ..they have become the headache nobody wants. Some manufacturers pulled out of making Diesel engines cars before brexit was thought of . Diesel now being the devils work, government and now pushing toward electric and hybrids.. There are many pros and cons, but for the manufacturers it’s an upheaval like never before in the trade and apart from the Asia. Manufacturers they have all got twitchy... Along with a huge problem the industry is having finding people to repair the cars once they are made .. For many years dealers and Indy’s have paid rubbish wages for a difficult job that takes years of training and costs thousands to tool up for , consequently nobody wants to do it.. This has led to a serious lack of techs ...every dealer and a lot of Indy’s are advertising constantly..I know of over a dozen locally that will take techs on but can’t find them.. It’s a perfect storm, and many in the industry, many will use brexit as a scapegoat as their collective knees knock at the next 5 years in the trade
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Yea. But i seen it when it was brand new...
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    No way have you had that car for that long!!
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    Is my engine shot!!

    Can you make sure the engine turns over by hand ?
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    Is my engine shot!!

    Hi Mark, Obviously a guess,but if this happened all in one go and the car is running rough i would suspect something like a jumped chain,or the tensioner has collapsed and allowed the valve timing has moved. I cant think why a fuel related problem would bring up all the vanos issues..
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    Rother Valley meet 2018

    I will see what i can do...... I love the beer and chips at Rother valley. Wonder if anyone will turn up in a 5 series. ?
  15. I’m surprised you didnt spin the car around on its axles using 3/4 drive to twist a 7mm Allen key Once a bodger........
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    Some tw*t has nicked me car....

    This could only happen to you Jayman...
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    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    Ah..... See what happens eh Mick......Its always a rocky road,they will try their best for him.. Rich.. Whats your opinion of the Z then ?
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    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    You will enjoy that ride home i fought a Z4 coupe from Edinburgh and managed 41mpg on the way home.. Nice and steady enjoying the scenery..
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    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    Congrats You will have plenty of fun in that ..
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    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    The Z looks nice I have had a few of them too and I'm sure you will love it They are a great little roady that you can have bags of fun with
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    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    The thing is there is no rhyme or reason with engine failures like mash potato has highlighted, that one has done 300k with minimal work.. Yet there are incidence of engines totally crapping out at 30k and going bang to the tune of £10,000 .. its roulette ... and I guess it depends on how you see ownership of the car.. I had 3x 911's and the paranoia of failure and the money involved for repair always got to me.. That may say more about me than the cars,but I can't live with it.. Maybe if the car was superb and worth massive money then a £10k rebuild would be acceptable, but a 996, boxy or Cayman of that generation is neither
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    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    A z4 is much more reliable and cheap to fix... They dont have the exquisite handling of a boxy,but thats the only downside..
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    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    The choice is your fella... As Dan says,they are a risky proposition now.. You are right though,the 2.5 is probably the best of the bunch for breakdowns.. they do still suffer from chainsnap and the IMS breaking up though,as well as bore score... Just buy with your eyes open and head full of knowledge,but be prepared to just write the money off if you get unlucky.
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    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    Personally i would avoid all the boxsters of that era, although the 3.2 is a hoot. The 2.5 isnt a slug and is ok,but its the repairs that may make your eyes water if your unlucky enough to get them in your ownership.
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    Might be buying an early 2.5 Boxster

    Manual would be much better,the tip is pretty poor. Its hard to say,the chance that you may throw it in the bin if " anything" goes wrong with the engine or box is a real worry..
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