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    Jim_C got a reaction from dirtydirtydiesel in Back box delete. How much?!   
    Well, just picked the car up and, frankly, that's the best £60 I've ever spent on a mod!
     
    Before:
    https://youtu.be/5sq2Pa-HHPg
     
    After:
    https://youtu.be/ZzevB9LFwL0
     
     
     
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    Jim_C got a reaction from dirtydirtydiesel in Back box delete. How much?!   
    I'm not under cover! I'm in Stroud in Gloucestershire. 
    It looks as though our fabricator friend has come good; turns out he's done plenty of back box deletes and will happily do mine (using the original tips) for the princely sum of 60 quid! 
    I'll reserve judgement until it's done, but right now I'm pretty happy about it...
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    Jim_C got a reaction from dirtydirtydiesel in Back box delete. How much?!   
    DDD (if I can call you that...), I did look on Google/YouTube - that's what set me out on this quest! And the results are very seductive.
     
    We're about to embark on another, totally unrelated, project with the help of a skilled fabricator, so I'm going to ask if he can do this too.
     
    We can put up with the mpg, only because we hardly go anywhere not in our work vehicle (a Panda 4x4!), so when we do, it doesn't seem a burden. A long commute or similar would bring a swift end to V8 joy.
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    Jim_C got a reaction from dirtydirtydiesel in A few questions about my new 5...   
    I had the car serviced today. The cleaned up engine bay revealed that most of the oil in the area was power steering fluid, emanating from a knackered steering rack. It's going to cost about £550 for a new one, which is a blow, but not the end of the world. There's a bit of oil also coming from the VCG, but seemingly not enough to get worried about.
    Knowing it's not an immediate basket case means I can now get on with sourcing a new key and getting the recall done, etc. I've seldom been happier to get a £550 bill.
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