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About Calypso-E34

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    BMW5 SuperStar

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    Inverness
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    Modern Classic Cars
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    Financial Controller, Company Secretary, Company Director.

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    F10 525d SE Auto ; E34 520i SE Auto

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  1. Calypso-E34

    Top gear mk3

    It was silly. And here’s the thing - that jeep was - fact - a gay man car back in the day. Oh yes and - that comment didn’t fall flat on its face. Will needs to grow a pair. Wanker.
  2. Calypso-E34

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    I agree with a lot of what you said there Andy, but the Americans will vote Trump in again for sure. So no Bernie. I agree reed with the need to put Israel back in its box too. Tail wagging the dog, and the root cause of a lot of the unrest in the Middle East. I just couldn’t ever vote for comrade Corbyn EVER. Too many policies I couldn’t live with - and I don’t like his disciples either. There would be the death of our economy and standard of living.
  3. Calypso-E34

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    I agree.
  4. Calypso-E34

    Top gear mk3

    Will Young. All the hugging. Vomit.
  5. Calypso-E34

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    Donald Trump and his attitude to everyone and everything outside of America frightens me. What frightens me even more is that he seems to win / get his way most of the time. I believe that we must always stand up to bullies, be they enemies or supposed allies. I don't see anyone in our Government doing that. Trump is a brawler - you can hear it in his tone, see it in his stance, and refer to it in all his policies. To hell with that. I was in the pro leave camp at the time of the referendum on our membership of the EU. All of the reasons I had that opinion - undemocratic nature of it, some silly rules, immigration issues etc - are still, to me anyway, quite valid - but - and it's a BIG but - if / when we leave the EU, we will need to make trade deals with countries like the USA. Trump knows we will not be in any sort of decent position to negotiate hard ( for a change), and will absolutely screw us. The 'Special Relationship' is about to get a lot more one sided. For this reason alone, and until Trump is gone, I would now vote to remain in the EU. I don't think I'm alone there - and I'm happy to come out and say it.
  6. Calypso-E34

    Top gear mk3

    I agree - I thought the big Roller was a nice thing. As for the Matra - I'd say taking it to Borneo for that kind of challenge was silly, and ruined it. It was only fit for scrap after that, so painting it wasn't going to make any difference.
  7. Its a lot cheaper than collecting scale models, but I think I’ve gotten a bit carried away. 270 plus now. It started with a few BMW ones...
  8. Calypso-E34

    Race Chip Pro 2 for n57 3.0

    Forgive my ignorance here, but your car is a manual - I have an F10 525d with the M57 engine, but allied to an automatic gearbox. Do you know for sure whether or not this unit would work with my setup? Also - do you get any odd lights on the dash using this? Is it easy to fit? Cheers Mark
  9. Calypso-E34

    Top gear mk3

    Yep, I think that's fair.
  10. Calypso-E34

    What’s with all these fault codes?

    So - an update. I got an email from the dealership asking if everything was satisfactory, so I took the opportunity to raise my query. I got a response from the service manager as follows: "with regards to the fault codes you have noted on Page 2 of the key data this is not what is stored in your vehicle, this codes are to allow the technician to look up the BMW GB bulletin if one of the codes appears when the vehicle memory is called up, BMW attach bulletins to certain fault codes per model with any issues that are aware of thus allowing my technicians to access a fix if required quick and efficiently." I suppose that's a fair enough answer! Makes sense, as the car is running fine. My other query was about the 'Visual Health Check' that Arnold Clark / Harry Fairbairn do on cars in for service. Everything is supposed to be checked, and then a tick placed in the green, orange or red square, depending on condition. My car got green ticks all the way. So far, so good - HOWEVER - the report suggested that my tyres had 5mm of tread at all of the measured points - inner, outer and centre. All 4 tyres, exacly 5mm, all the way across. Aye, that'll be right!! They were all different measurements a year ago when measured, and with the exception of the centre part of each tyre, all below 5mm! Magic self generating tyres! I know the OSF one is closer to 2mm on the outer edge now.........
  11. Calypso-E34

    Top gear mk3

    To be honest, I think that thing with Harris will grow old very quickly. I think he will tire of it too. I certainly wouldn't put up with it for long if it was me.
  12. Calypso-E34

    What’s with all these fault codes?

    Still love it though!
  13. Calypso-E34

    What’s with all these fault codes?

    Here’s the thing though - the car runs like a Swiss watch! No problems, starts on the button, 39 ish average MPG. Ill go in and ask
  14. So the car was in for a service and MOT today. They read the codes as a matter of course I guess, and this is the list it spat out. Nobody spoke to to me about any of this, which I find odd. Some are labelled ‘Customer repair recommended’!! WTF is that all about??
  15. Calypso-E34

    Late 2013 520d - Is that engine still a worry?

    Possibly not. It's too easy to look at a car in a nice colour, with more kit, and get carried away a bit! I'll keep mine for now and wait for a nice 530d or 535i to pop up! With all the hoo hah about Euro 5 diesels not being allowed in some town centres, I might get a better deal anyway!
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