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  1. I've turned very anti-confrontational in my old age; the last guy that cut me up a few years ago scaring my daughter and flashing the V's at her, had some unfortunate luck a few days later with not one but three punctures on his brand new Jaguar. Shame.
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    Meets around Surrey?

    I've never seen one organised since moving here three and a half years ago; the nearest was Portsmouth but the organiser of that one upped-sticks to Canada with his pair of E28's.
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    Sorry, I call bollocks on this story then. There have been 10's, if not 100's of thousands of BBC employees over the years of many, many different political persuasions and many different points of view, and if there had been portraits of Lenin, Stalin and Marx, which you stated as a fact, then someone, somewhere at some time would have mentioned it - there is absolutely no evidence of this that you can produce and none that I can find either. This isn't a personal attack so please don't take it that way, but perhaps as was suggested you were mistaken as I am fairly sure that should there have been those specific portraits it would have noted, remarked upon and remembered.
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    Any evidence of the Communist Portraits in the BBC yet?
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    I'd be interested in seeing images of this - I have my doubts but please prove me wrong.
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    The BMW5 random picture thread

    This time, yes. Previously, unhappily, no.
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    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Eclectic car meet today...
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    I'm not sure that decrying the BBC as 'fake news masters' whilst living in a virtual dictatorship is a very stable platform for the argument.
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    Subwoofer wiring

    Nice solution - do you get to hear much of the bass through the wooden floor? This is the uber -rare OEM solution... https://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/72766-was-there-a-factory-subwoofer-for-e34/ http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=HK42-EUR-07-1995-E34-BMW-540i&diagId=03_1241#82839405960 I went for something a little more obvious but it sits where the uber-rare OEM Touring subwoofer was sited...
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    Front Spoiler

    Neither of the Alpina versions in your first post look anything at all like the genuine items - just rubbish imho.
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    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Decisions... decisions...
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    Price history for bmw

    My September 2000 pricelist* has the following for E39 Tourings; 520i, £25,210** 520i SE, £26,850 525i, £27,070 525i SE, £28,490 525d, £27,070 525d SE, £28,490 530d SE, £31,395 530i SE, £31,395 540i, £41,950*** A year 2000 Alpina pricelist gives the following for E39 Tourings; B10 3.3 Manual, £37,950 B10 3.3 Switch-Tronic, £39,950 B10 V8, £56,950 I have the 2001 Sytner B10 V8 Touring demonstrator which was specced up from £56,950 to £74,000**** *All prices are on the road inc VAT. **A basic 520i Touring at £25,210 could be specced up with well over £20,000 worth of options without BMW Individual options ***Even at £41,950 with a very good spec there was still well over £10,000 worth of options to add to a 540i Touring without going into the BMW Individual programme. ****My car hasn't got double glazing @ £680, integrated rear child seats @ £260, ski-bag @ £150 (although I have one to retro-fit), retractable load floor @ £375, tyre pressure control @ £280, and probably a few more obscure options.
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    Watergate took three years so things appear to be ok timewise; you haven't commented on the 9000 falsehoods - do have an opinion at all? Trump's scrutiny is somewhat bought upon himself by doing all the things to excess he criticised the previous incumbent for (golf, holidays etc), failure to keep his promise to reveal his tax returns like all recent Presidents have, his strength in belief in the word of the Russian President over his own security services, his uneven responses to shootings, rally deaths, etc, his unquestioning belief in the word of both the Saudi's and the Russian's over their State sponsered murders in other Sovereign countries, and probably a few more things. As well as commenting on the 9000 falsehoods, what may i ask do you think are the 'great things he has done for the USA' ? Genuinely curious as to your opinion thanks.
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    I'm not sure those who are attacking the truthfulness or otherwise of the Press OR Trump quite realise the extent to which Trump appears to lie. The Washington Post started a Fact Checker in the days following his Inauguration attendance claims to attempt to verify or correct some his claims; as of today, 775 days later, they have found over 9000 examples where he has not told the truth. Now if you; a. Believe that is normal for any Politician, why on earth do you vote at all or post at all about Trump, or any politician at all. b. Believe that all 9000 examples are false, then you must believe Trump has only told the truth. c. Believe that the answer is somewhere inbetween then there are still 9000 examples of either the press OR Trump lying either way. I can understand the broadly held belief that Politicians lie sometimes, and that papers and the media have a bias sometimes but please, those that are attacking the press or defending Trump, how do you square the argument where there are over 9000 occasions in less than 800 days where the truth is subject to question? In regard to the 'No collusion' status of Trump, and perhaps in no small part due to the 9000 contradictions of truth to be resolved, there are now nearly a dozen convictions or admissions of guilt by those close to Trump, and Congress has now sent out a further 80 subpoena letters requesting information under oath about Trumps affairs.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    In the afternoon sun today after a quick wash...
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    I completely agree with your 'absence of evidence' statement, but absence of evidence does make prosecutions very much harder. If Mueller lifts every stone but still can't find any proof then Trump will quite probably have his version of the truth accepted.
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    If you genuinely believe that all Politicians lie then how could you then choose the one that is proven to lie more, unless that's what you actually want and admire in Politicians? Then to say you don't trust the media, right or left it seems from your above comment, means you must get your information to form your opinion of him and his successes from another source other than the media, can I ask what that is? In terms of your comment about no indictments other than Procedural ones that were for offences prior to their involvement with Trumps campaign I would suggest you check your non-media source, perhaps the actual Court records to discover the truth about the prosecutions so far. Your assertion that 'Mueller is going to come back with no evidence of collusion' is bold, and only the next few months will see whether that is true or not. My thoughts on Mueller is that he has played his cards incredibly close to his chest, for no reason other than he simply has to. If you are investigating crimes that involve someone who believes he has the power not only to absolve himself of any blame but also pardon anyone else whomever he so wishes then you have to very, very carefully build the case to make sure that if they are found guilty then they don't all walk away into the sunset laughing at the world. There may be no evidence of collusion, there be no crimes that Donald Trump can be found guilty of, but there are already an awful lot of people who have admitted breaking the law or been found guilty of breaking the law within what used to be his close circle; whether he now admits ever knowing, employing, instructing or using them is not now for Donald Trump to decide, it is for the Courts, Judges and Juries to decide.
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    Ahh, this is the 'all politicians lie anyway' combined with the 'I don't trust the media' solution to his lies. Can you see the inherent problem with this argument?
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    How do the posters above who seem to support him feel about the lies he tells? By authenticated independent research he is way above five or even six lies a day since he has been in Office. I genuinely wonder why people support him throughout this and would genuinely be interested in your replies and justifications of your support for what you believe he has has done since his inauguration into the Presidential Office.
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    Wanted; e39 M5

    Those aren't cooling seats Dennis; it might say they are but they are not - you have to do more than just repeat silly adverts. AFAIK the only cooling seats ever available as an option in any E39 were the genuine Recaro seats and I have only ever seen them in a few Alpina versions.
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    540i engine squeal?

    Alternators are known to seize or slow through bearing failure. It would be worth slackening the belt tensioners and seeing if all the tensioners, idlers and alternator and water pump are spinning freely with no 'tight' spots.
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    Tyre fitter at work

    Got a non-faceache link?
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    1.5 hours spent polishing the E39 staggered 19" Alpinas before putting them on the car to replace the M-Paras with winter rubber; putting them on wasn't exactly easy as as I busted two ribs about a week ago... and then managed to bust one again a week later just rolling over in bed. Five more weeks of Codiene and diclofenac and I should be back at work and pain free. At least B10 V8 Touring 012/1 looks epic again
  24. Ahhh, drug rehabilitation through cold turkey. That explains so many of your posts between holidays