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E39mad

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    E39mad reacted to Jamie Walker in Original colour car brochures including BMW. From 1970's   
    Hi Rupert, 
     
    Sure, the remaining 6 series one would be of interest too.
    It's jamie.walker@hotmail.co.uk 
     
    Thanks
     
     
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    E39mad reacted to marko530d in Negative under bonnet battery connection?   
    @E39mad slow and low for agm matey all f10 f11 will have a agm battery.
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    E39mad got a reaction from marko530d in Negative under bonnet battery connection?   
    Yep first time have used it on the F11 - it usually charges up the E36 convertible which gets no use in the winter.
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    E39mad reacted to Oilburner in Negative under bonnet battery connection?   
    Whilst it was not the the F10 shown the negative post is in place it is in similar place.
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    E39mad got a reaction from marko530d in Negative under bonnet battery connection?   
    Thanks Marko530d - thought about that one but wasn't sure. Thanks for confirming.
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    E39mad reacted to marko530d in Negative under bonnet battery connection?   
    Darker thicker red is negative.
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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in F10 550i   
    Great spec especially with adaptive drive.
     
    Stick a 518d badge on the back and annoy a few people 
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    E39mad reacted to d_a_n1979 in Merry Christmas you Filthy Animals   
    All the best to you and yours  
     
    Hope you have a s good a Christmas Day as you can
     
    Stay safe 
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    E39mad reacted to greenelekta in My e34 M5 Elekta Touring   
    Arrived in Moscow today
     
     





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    E39mad reacted to Junebug85 in My 540ix Bluestone Build   
    Alloys & Tyres...

    New alloys and tyres delivered today from Rimstyle.com
     
    20" BBS CI-R Alloys in Platinum Silver Michelin PS4S tyres (245/35/20 & 275/30/20 Graphite TPMS Valves  
    Just need to coat them in Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour then allow to cure for 12 hours. Hopefully I'll be able to get them on the car some point, this weekend.

    Being non-RFT, I will need to source some form of gel/repair kit. I've heard good things about the Slime kit. Can anyone on here recommend something?

    Few pictures taken earlier... It felt like Christmas







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    E39mad got a reaction from marko530d in What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?   
    Car went through the MOT today and had the lower suspension arm replaced as was an advisory last year. Done less than 5000 miles since the last MOT.
     
    Car is now 10 years old and done almost 78000 miles. 
     
    This year over and above general servicing and MOT it has cost me £290 in repairs - I replaced the EGR valve as the car was hunting at low revs and the suspension arm. 
     
    It's worth about £7k now on a private sale but as it remains so reliable I shall be keeping it especially as would need to add £20k to replace. Plan for the new year is a gearbox oil change.
     
    It remains more reliable than the E39 I had over a similar period and as a long distance car it is just brilliant. 
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    E39mad reacted to AndyM in Educate me!   
    No ventilated seats or soft close doors? Pah! 
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    E39mad reacted to cableguy in Educate me!   
    VDC is a game changer IMO. My previous F11 was without and my current F11 has it and the difference is night and day.
     
    Does it need to be a 535i as this 520i Petrol has an awesome options list inc. extended leather to dash etc.: Used 2015 Silver BMW 5 Series F10 [Post-10] for sale | PistonHeads UK
     
    C.
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    E39mad got a reaction from deano16v in Educate me!   
    If I was looking for another one I would choose this option over any other. But then I am over 50 now and our roads here are rubbish so comfort is more important than driving around on your door handles! Problem is there are very cars with this box ticked.
     
    I run an SE on 17" none run flats and have optional Comfort Seats and the ride is acceptable without being outstanding. You may prefer a firmer ride and an M Sport so 18" is your minimum wheel size. 
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    E39mad reacted to Carrman2018 in New Deliveries   
    Not the best weather for photos, but here goes:

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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in JIA Jensen FF 'Interceptor'   
    My dad had two Interceptors bought around 1989/90 and sold 6 years later.
     
    One was a MkIII convertible. Blue with only 24000 miles - bought for £25000 and sold for same amount - you can put a one in front of those numbers now!!
     
    The other was an FF and a very unusual one. It was at the time the only MkIV FF in the world. That is had a complete rebuild by the West Bromwich factory in the 1980's. It was white with blue leather and a German doctor paid about £40000 for the complete rebuild including a new 5.7 litre Chrysler V8 and gearbox. It was RHD and brought back on a low loader. Again paid same money as the vert and sold for the same and is now worth a small house. 
     
    I drove the FF to Tatton Show in the early 1990's - man that bonnet was long. 
     
    Great looking GT cars but were prone to overheating if you pushed them.
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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in JIA Jensen FF 'Interceptor'   
    My dad had two Interceptors bought around 1989/90 and sold 6 years later.
     
    One was a MkIII convertible. Blue with only 24000 miles - bought for £25000 and sold for same amount - you can put a one in front of those numbers now!!
     
    The other was an FF and a very unusual one. It was at the time the only MkIV FF in the world. That is had a complete rebuild by the West Bromwich factory in the 1980's. It was white with blue leather and a German doctor paid about £40000 for the complete rebuild including a new 5.7 litre Chrysler V8 and gearbox. It was RHD and brought back on a low loader. Again paid same money as the vert and sold for the same and is now worth a small house. 
     
    I drove the FF to Tatton Show in the early 1990's - man that bonnet was long. 
     
    Great looking GT cars but were prone to overheating if you pushed them.
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    E39mad reacted to d_a_n1979 in JIA Jensen FF 'Interceptor'   
    Absobloodylutley yes please...
     
     
    Always loved the Jensen Interceptor; this is stunning IMO  
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    E39mad reacted to greenelekta in JIA Jensen FF 'Interceptor'   
    In the early 80's I ran a 72  Interceptor Mark 3 as a daily for 3 years (Yellow 383). Those were the days!
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    E39mad reacted to j525i in Looking to buy F10 Petrol   
    In London this ULEZ charge is crazy and is likley to get worse
     
    btw my 2001 M54 E39 was ULEZ compliant so dont know how these mobsters at TFL workout the tariffs
     
    Jay
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    E39mad reacted to AlexGSi2000 in Pubs shut, takeaway recommendations   
    Like going to a brass house for a hug! 
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    E39mad got a reaction from Carrman2018 in Looking to buy F10 Petrol   
    Don't quite understand why?
     
    They are banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 not the supply of petrol and diesel. In fact hybrids are not being banned so why will petrol cars alone go up in price?
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    E39mad reacted to bmwmike in Who is satisfied with the government & also brexit plans?   
    Agree with most of what you've said, though I think the media influence and potential interference from external governments is something we will learn more about in future years too, but seems to be downplayed at the moment.
     
    Regarding the assemblies though, Scotland and Wales are countries in their own right inside the supposedly united kingdom of nations and therefore should have their own governments. Westminster traditionally has a very south-east-english focus, and thats become more apparent during this pandemic. 
     
     
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    E39mad got a reaction from AnilS in E39 Aegean Blue Edition   
    There were only 150 Aegean 530i's and 150 530d's brought into the UK.
     
    As mentioned above Ltd Edition models could not be ordered with factory options therefore all the petrol cars will have no electric or heated seats. The petrol model had Lotus white leather whereas the diesel had std grey leather. That way they could keep the selling price the same for both engines. 
     
    The best equipped Ltd Edition model is a Champagne I Edition - it had electric heated seats which were lacking in the Champagne II. Champagne II had the birch wood trim against the silver of the I. 
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    E39mad got a reaction from dj1233 in Who is satisfied with the government & also brexit plans?   
    I am not a fan of any political party but blaming everything on the one party is a nonsense.
     
    Blaming the Tories for Brexit and the break up of the UK is easy but it's not that simple.
     
    Tony Blair started the break up of the Union by providing Scotland and Wales with their own Assemblies in order to hopefully retain votes. What has actually happened is that is has caused a nationalist rising taking them further away from the Union in an attempt to be totally independent. Scotland in particular blame everything on a remote Westminster hiding their own ineptitude in running their own country. 
     
    Blair and Brown brought about and encouraged borrowing on a scale never seen before whereby everybody could live great lives even if they didn't work or contribute to the national purse. Well we all know how it fell apart and caused hardship for many who were enticed into an endless mentality of borrow without the consequences. Result a disenfranchised element of the population (mainly ex mining and manufacturing areas which have not been rejuvenated) who have been ignored for decades and historically voted on the left but saw London and the SE get rich and money thrown at it from successive govts yet nothing ever came their way. They wanted a scapegoat and the EU was (wrongly) on their radar. They wanted change and used this instead of changing to a govt that actually changed something for them. 
     
    BTW I voted to remain but did I do not believe people really knew how deeply entrenched we were within it - the Lisbon Treaty was not really understood at the time or publicised properly otherwise there may have been a bigger stand against it. Personally I am not a fan of big government or big businesses - they are inefficient and therefore costly (to you and I) - being autocratic and faceless when it comes to accountability. 
     
    So there we have it, both main parties are a shambles and have been for the last 25 years. Nothing much I can do about it so I try to ignore most of it and enjoy life. 
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