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Loadmaster last won the day on November 4

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About Loadmaster

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  • Birthday 02/12/1961

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    Not Far From Gatwick
  • Interests
    Old Mercs and BMWs, anything with an AMG badge on it, bikes of the motorised variety, aircraft, music, foreign travel (USA a favourite) and, oh - the family!!
  • Occupation
    Civil Aviation Regulatory Stuff


  • Garage
    E39 540i Sport (Ex Japan) - SEAT Ateca FR Black Edition - French C1 Thingy

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  1. Loadmaster

    Petrol, and diesel sales banned by 2030!

    ^^^^^^^ Well, I guess only time will tell and it'll be interesting to see how things eventually pan out.
  2. Loadmaster

    A bunch of fives.

    With no reserve offered, the owner is taking a gamble as whatever is finally bid, be it £15k or £5k, he has to accept it. When I was looking to use them when considering the sale of the 540 a few months back, they refused to accept my reserve requirement which I thought was very realistic. They price cars at the lower end of the scale accordingly to suit them and not the seller, as the buyer has to stump up at least another £600 in fees which some aren't obviously prepared to do.
  3. Loadmaster

    Petrol, and diesel sales banned by 2030!

    I'm sure you are quite right about the driving into London part, but as an ex South Londoner from Streatham (St. Reatham ) I still occasionally go up that way, including into Tooting and Balham where ULEZ will cover. Believe me, there are shed loads of cars parked up and driving about (okay, not all local obviously) that will not meet ULEZ requirements, therefore presenting hundreds (thousands) of owners with difficult decisions to come to terms with.
  4. Loadmaster

    Petrol, and diesel sales banned by 2030!

    I must admit, I didn't know that is currently how it works. However, as noted by Stressed above, the freebie/discount won't be available for ever.
  5. Loadmaster

    Petrol, and diesel sales banned by 2030!

    Isn't this what's happening with London's ULEZ? Unless you can afford a car that's compliant, you either bin your old jalopy or stump up over £3k per year in ULEZ fees.
  6. Loadmaster

    Petrol, and diesel sales banned by 2030!

    Let's say it does all happen in 2030 (or whenever, it will happen) and no more ICE cars are sold. I would think that the pressure from the Government would be not far short of immediate to hike up costs for ICE vehicles, whether through road tax, MOT cost and/or strictness of test, fuel tax - any or all!
  7. Loadmaster

    Hello from Spain, with my e28

    Nerja, one of my favourite places to chill out. I expect you've found the E28 technical section here? Loads of good stuff in there for you.
  8. Loadmaster

    Hello from Spain, with my e28

    Hola and welcome! I do love a nice E28. Are you anywhere near Nerja?
  9. Loadmaster

    E61 530i touring - Jap import

    Never seen a Jap E61 before - I wonder if they are as bad as the E39s that hit these shores?
  10. Loadmaster

    540i exhaust Backbox delete

    Hi, was the question directed at me? Apologies, just noticed...
  11. Loadmaster

    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    One other thing - you obviously don't get any error messages, but did you look into the MOT implications? Mine has no problem passing with one sub removed, but when you see both cone and a significant straight through set up, it does make me wonder if any problems might be encountered. I've got a ramp appointment booked with my local zorst indie on 30th November for a look-see and price up.
  12. Loadmaster

    Jump start

    Do you have the exact one in the Amazon link you posted Dan?
  13. Loadmaster

    Jump start

    Xmas pressie idea - but I guess you have to keep the battery pack itself charged up constantly, so in the event of emergency it has enough oommpphh to start the car's duff battery?
  14. Loadmaster

    Trump, like him or loath him?

    Sums up how I feel - Trump is currently behaving like a spoilt brat with his mad accusations and is embarrassing himself and the USA on the world stage. How China and Russia must be laughing (amongst numerous others).