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kobayashi last won the day on April 9 2020

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  1. kobayashi

    New emissions tax for 7 cities coming!!

    Is it? I’ve got a 2003 540 that isn’t according to the Gov. website.
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    Removing the E39, M5 badge

    Heat it with a hair dryer and then use fishing line to saw through the sticky tape behind the badge.
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    I’ve had my vaccine. I had no side effects from it, some of my colleagues had a sore arm for a day or two, a couple of them felt a bit feverish for a day after the injection. I don’t really see an alternative to mass vaccination. If it does nothing more than keep people from needing hospitalisation then it’s worth taking it. If no one needs to be in hospital we can get back to a relatively normal life. We have 5 patients under 50 on our ITU with covid at the moment. Three of them are in their early 30’s. We have 16 ITU patients currently, our normal capacity is 9, all but 2 are covid patients. The last time I looked we had over 160 inpatients with covid and we are a relatively small district general hospital with limited oxygen delivery capacity. All London hospitals are bursting with covid patients and they just keep coming.
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    Well if you don’t think a civil war in America could destabilise the entire world then I think you are mistaken. I would be very happy to be wrong about that though. I’ve got friends living in the states and they are really worried.
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    Which 3 cars - lottery win

    Alpina B5 touring. Ferrari 812 superfast Singer Porsche.
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    Unfortunately what happens there affects us all. Certainly a few lessons to learn for us about allowing bullshit to be spread around unchecked. Look at these moronic covid deniers we have here. It’s all the same shit, lie after lie allowed to spread leading to chaos.
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    OV61 OTX thanks.
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    Hi, could you give me a quote for a battery for my 2011 1M coupe? Thanks.
  9. I’m sitting here waiting for some new boots to get here from Sweden. It’s been almost 2 weeks since I ordered them and tracking says they are stuck in Poland. Last time I bought from these guys it took 2 days to get to my door. Remind what’s better about this again?
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    Petrol, and diesel sales banned by 2030!

    They will also do their best to make running an ICE powered vehicle socially unacceptable. I can’t see the cars we love surviving for that much longer in the face of this. It needs to happen though so it is what it is. I’ll hang on to my M cars for as long as possible but I can’t see me being able to run them all in the long term.
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    New M3 and M4

    Personally I think BMW have lost the plot when it comes to styling. That grille looks hideous to me. There is no way I would buy one of those no matter how good it was to drive. BMW styling was about understated elegance. Now it stands for brash and shouty.
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    E39 M5 Chorleywood

    Saw an X reg LMB E39 M5 driving through Chorleywood today as I was walking the dog. Looked like a nice car, sounded great too.
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    Most reliable luxury car, F10

    Well I wouldn’t say it’s a bit much to be fun but it’s certainly faster than you could ever need on the road. I’ve driven it on a track and found that fear was the limiting factor rather than the car. I really love all my cars, it’s why I still have them all. I’m not a car collector, I just couldn’t bring myself to sell them.
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    Most reliable luxury car, F10

    No, I wouldn’t say that I prefer it but I have the luxury having both so I drive what I feel like driving. Both brilliant cars.
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    Most reliable luxury car, F10

    No real problems with my F10 M5 over the last 7 years. It had a new condenser under warranty and one of the comfort access door handles stopped working but that’s it.