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  1. 740mick

    Just saying hi

    Welcome to the forum Welchy,nice looking first BMW you,ve got.
  2. 740mick

    Rise up and join the revolution...

    Friend who is a Valeter & Detailer told me once to use bubble bath,cheapest you like,doesn,t strip any wax off the paintwork so our 2 cars get a weekly Radox sponge down.
  3. 740mick

    To all the newbies :-)

    Welcome Clive,very nice looking 5er.
  4. Posting this here as its the same engine as in the 5 so thought it may get more coverage, Car normally starts on the button instantly,but last Monday turned over a few times before starting then on the way to work died for a second as i entered onto a roundabout bringing engine light on,carried onto work engine light went off,thought possible cam/crank sensor so booked in with my indy for today, Picked car up tonight,indy says codes logged for one of the coils and he,s also put a set of plugs in. Drove home in slow traffic all seems fine until i come to an open stretch of dual carriageway where i start to accelerate and engine light comes on,starts to misfire and a thick cloud of blue smoke from exhausts, Am i right in thinking cam/crank sensors don,t always throw engine light on? Anyone have any ideas what the issue may be before i take it back to my indy in morning.
  5. 740mick

    Issues with my 56 reg 630i

    Car returned this morning to Indy,i,ll be away all week so hopefully sorted by next Friday.
  6. 740mick

    Issues with my 56 reg 630i

    CCV done now and issues still there,car runs fine upto around 60mph,moderate acceleration in Sport mode brings engine light back on,misfire and excessive smoke,any ideas anyone?
  7. 740mick

    Nomis at Warwick

    Spotted fellow forum member Simon(Nomis) on a site in Warwick today,both in our work vehicles,MAN for Simon,Scania for me, Good to see you again Simon,it,s been a while.
  8. 740mick

    Nomis at Warwick

    Afraid so,went FJ Needs at Nantwich,brilliant job,good salary,good tackle,home a few nights a week,then got bought out by a big Irish based company who made all transport lads redundant just before last Christmas,so had a few weeks off over Christmas and started with a local company doing brick & blocks to sites but its not my cup of tea really so back on the frigos starting this Sunday.
  9. 740mick

    Imola red E38 740i Sport

    Perfect combo for me,E38 in Imola Red,Lovely.
  10. Anybody watching Barrett Jackson 2020 live auction from America,8 hrs of some superb machinery going over the block for some eye watering figures, Its on Discovery Turbo until 0500hrs.
  11. 740mick

    Barrett Jackson 2020 Auction

    4 M3,s 2 E30,s and 2 E36 M3 lightweight from the Paul Walker collection all making over $200,000 each.
  12. 740mick

    new, but not new haha

    Not bad at all ta,no 5 series at the min but making do with a 630i & Audi A3 3.2 quattro Sportback on dog carrying duties.
  13. 740mick

    new, but not new haha

    Welcome back Tidgy.
  14. 740mick

    E32 B12 Alpina

    I realise it,s not a B12 but the L reg 740i on Autotrader at £3250 is a far more attractive purchase imo.
  15. 740mick

    New to forum - first 39

    Welcome to the forum,that,s a nice looking touring you,ve got yourself there.
  16. 740mick

    New Owner - F11 LCI 535D M-Sport 2013

    Welcome Jonathan,lovely looking tourer that.
  17. If i had the room and the time to tinker and cosset,another E39/38 would be at the top of my list,i do keep an eye out on the usual car buying sites but realistically either the 630i or Audi A3 3.2 would have to go to make room and to be honest both cars give plenty of smiles per mile so i,m happy with both at the minute.
  18. 740mick

    Happy New Year

    Best Wishes to everyone and their families for 2020.
  19. 740mick

    Alpina B5 S Touring

    Very nice indeed.
  20. 740mick

    Bmw f10 service

    A good indy is worth their weight in gold once any car is out of warranty period imo. Hard to believe the F10/11 are at this age already,they,re a good looking car that is ageing well.
  21. 740mick

    New F11 and Happy Christmas

    Welcome Dave,get some pics up of the F11 we like pics on here, Seasons Greetings to you and yours.
  22. Let me tell you Dave i haven,t recouped any of the brownie points i lost when i sold the topaz 530i Sport Tourer, But to be honest i agree with her,it was a moment of madness when we were quite low after losing Harty but on the upside Donna has grown to like the Audi and at least i,ve got my 6 for my BMW fix. I did show her the ad at dinner tonight and no comment was made so i,ll take that as a No Chance then
  23. Saw that earlier Dave and thought what a beauty.
  24. 740mick

    Y- - - KJB

    Spotted in the dark at 0550hrs,M1 northbound around Jct24,nice looking sport tourer.
  25. 740mick

    Back in a 5

    Wow thats a looker Geordie,very nice.