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Calypso-E34 last won the day on February 27 2019

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About Calypso-E34

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    BMW5 SuperStar

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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

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  1. Calypso-E34

    Number plate S6 FVE plus.......

    Yes, it is indeed! The chap has had it for a few years now - must be coming up on 6 years. Values are moving up too.
  2. If Brexit brings any good news, it might be a chance to offload this sort of scum. That said - the current imbeciles in government will probably screw that up too.
  3. Calypso-E34

    Government Extension to MOT Test/Renewal

    We didn’t MOT our Kuga, as our garage weren’t doing MOTs - but we got a couple of drop links and a wheel bearing fixed, and had it checked over. F10 is up in July - will get it tested as usual regardless.
  4. Calypso-E34

    So what are you doing in isolation?

    Thought I’d tidy up the F10 today, as I’ve done all the other jobs! A good thorough wash, and decontaminated it. Amazing the crap that was on a car that looked clean enough! Finished off with a good coat of Gold Class. I’ve had it almost three years now, and I still like it. Looks ok for a car almost 10 years old I think!
  5. Calypso-E34

    So what are you doing in isolation?

    These are in good nick. The wheels could do with a refurb though! Maybe I’ll have a go at them!!
  6. Calypso-E34

    So what are you doing in isolation?

    Also found these when cleaning out the shed!
  7. Calypso-E34

    So what are you doing in isolation?

    Well, other than cleaning the interior of the F10, I have done nothing car related at all, other than reading Steve Saxty’s book ‘Cars you always promised yourself ‘. I’ve started to get back into cycling again using a hybrid Trek bike. A mountain bike should arrive in the next day or two as well / a Giant Talon 2. Other than that, I've been doing a bit of work most days, although it’s thin on the ground now. Also spent an afternoon dusting and rearranging some of my 1:43 collection. Cleaned out the shed today too. Ill need to come up up with more ideas. The car will need a run soon too, or something will probably go wrong......
  8. Calypso-E34

    Government Extension to MOT Test/Renewal

    The DVLA will be extending the MOT validity for 6 months across the board after today, so your vehicle will show up on the database as having a valid MOT.
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  10. Another stupid design from BMW. Even someone who knows very little about cars could work out that putting the turbos where they have is a daft idea. Making things around it from plastic is just ridiculous. If I was in your position, I would be going down the refund route full stop - and then counting myself lucky for the close shave. As Andy said - this is never going to be a paragon of reliability. This in turn begs the question - does anyone make a car with this sort of performance which IS reliable these days?
  11. Calypso-E34

    F10 525d coil spring

    Cheers Andy. Sensible design.
  12. Calypso-E34

    F10 525d coil spring

    Best price I've managed to get locally is £252 all in. More than I wanted to pay, but it'll do. I drove it the 10 miles to work this morning - VERY gingerly - and it seems OK.
  13. Calypso-E34

    F10 525d coil spring

    I came out of the office this evening, sat into the car, and there was a very loud bang. Drivers side coil coil spring broke at the bottom end. Called our local BMW dealer, Harry Fairbairn. They can’t fit me in for over a week - and they would like £460 please. I cant wait that long, so I’m going to use some other place, and a pattern part. Crap service as usual. Big question - can I drive it carefully until I can get it fixed? It’s well away from the tyre on the F10. I really need it to get to work.
  14. Calypso-E34

    New BMW logo

    Maybe one of these things you have to see on the car before making up your mind. Also might be a grower......
  15. Calypso-E34

    Diesel vs Vegetable Oil

    Yes, but to be fair, who would you ask? I doubt that any car manufacturer would tell you this was ok!