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syncrofred last won the day on August 5 2014

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About syncrofred

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  • Birthday 14/12/1947

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    Banking well-earned pensions and getting up late.


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    2002 530d Touring with egr delete and decat pipe.Re-mapped to 235bhp.d

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  1. syncrofred

    spare tyre r17 when stock r16

    Basically comes down to rolling circumference. Put a chalk mark on the tyre, roll it along until the mark comes round again and measure the length. Do the same with the other one. If the two readings are very close you shouldn’t have any problem.
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    That’s the trouble with the world. It’s chock full of people who don’t do the right thing. ( like wot we do! )
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    Done a bit of plane spotting today......

    Hmmm, interesting conversion. I’ll have to investigate further.
  4. syncrofred

    Merry Christmas Fivers

    ...and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
  5. syncrofred

    Diesel 11p a litre more than petrol

    The motoring organisations, who are supposed to be on our side, are saying nothing. Not that I’ve heard anyway.
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    PREDATOR - It really does exist

    Be afraid, be very afraid!
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    New to 5

    Welcome. If you are heavily fined for using a phone, watching tv must be a hanging offence!
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    My mileage now is negligible, so my Touring has an easy life. It’s by far the most reliable car I’ve ever owned and the running costs and repairs are too small to quantify. I can weld and do my own repairs, so the future holds no fears, unless the electronics go pear shaped. When I do replace it, it will be with a tax exempt classic with enough horsepower to pull our caravan and a value that is going up not down.
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    Back in the fold (again!)

    Sorry to hear about the job situation. Sounds like you need a whole new career path, if that’s at all possible. The car sounds good for the money. You are unlikely to lose on it, regardless of how long you keep it.
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    PHEV not being used as intended!

    This thread infers that company cars and hybrids don’t go together, thus making the concept a waste of time and money. Perhaps companies offering them should include a penalty clause for the planet not getting the green benefits. But don’t ask me how!
  11. syncrofred

    Hello Everyone - E39 540iA

    Welcome. Looks good for it’s age. Tell us about the add-ons.
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    Diesel 11p a litre more than petrol

    I seem to recollect some fuss about the difference in price being unjustifiable and the prices levelled out. This was a couple of years ago. I assume ‘they’ think we’ve forgotten. I think I’ll have my car converted to operate on the Stirling cycle and run it on coal.
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    The Christmas present....

    You can always rely on someone lowering the tone on this forum. Must be why it’s so popular.
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    Newbie here e60 535d

    Hi Allan. Welcome to the Forum. We derv fans will soon be an endangered species.
  15. syncrofred

    Hello Everyone - E39 530i Sport

    Welcome Starbucks. Nice machine that deserves looking after. Put a fluid and filter change for the auto box on your to do list.