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jake13 last won the day on July 19 2018

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    All the same to me. This is not a Third-World Banana Republic, we have pretty good intelligence and think-tank community. I have already posted Event 201 video (October 2019) which highlights shortcomings and recommendations for a pandemic like this. The issue is not the virus, but what liberties we will have to further surrender. CCP is not the society I want to live in.
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    A person (inc Police/FR) could be asymptomatic and shed virus without them knowing. Sneezing and coughing is not the only form of viral transmission, talking and heavy breathing also expel virus. What matters is 'viral load', this is why in South Korea everyone wears a mask. If the initial dose is low, the chance of recovery from infection is much greater. If we ALL wear masks outside and continue to practice safe hygene, there is NO need to be cooped up like cattle in our homes. Fear, anxiety and the unknown impacts the immune system. We are taking advice from flawed computer models. The numbers are totally out of sync and unfortunately, the same maverick who got it wrong by long shot during the foot and mouth disease in 2001 is running the show today.
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    I've noticed the Police don't maintain social distancing when patrolling in their car with colleagues who undoubtedly don't live in the same house. Here, we have close contact with no face masks in use.
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    Selected moments from the Event 201 pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY. The exercise illustrated the pandemic preparedness efforts needed to diminish the large-scale economic and societal consequences of a severe pandemic. Drawing from actual events, Event 201 identifies important policy issues and preparedness challenges that could be solved with sufficient political will and attention. These issues were designed in a narrative to engage and educate the participants and the audience.
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    This 'pandemic' is a Behavioural Scientists' wet dream.
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    BMW zf 6hp26 transmission

    Strip, clean the valve body and replace the six dampers. If your budget allows, replace the solenoids.
  7. How to Replace timing chain on BMW 520D E60 E61 2007-2010 11 31 560 Replacing both timing chains (N47D K/U/O/T 0/1)
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    IBS change. Car has some issues.

    Recharge the battery or replace it. 20 minutes of driving won't make much difference to a weak/sulphonated battery, especially 90-110Ah.
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    See PM
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    New car

    I use this site https://www.ilcats.ru/?language=en for EPC (electronic parts catalogue). MB WIS (likeTIS) was available online, but has been offline for sometime now. You have to get vmware image which can be slow depending upon the spec of your computer. Factory diagonostic tool is expensive (DAS/STAR), but there are cheap alternatives like C300 from iCarsoft for the Merc. The worst is Toyota/Lexus, you can download free from Toyota website their diagnostic program (Techstream) but free technical info is rare. You must learn Russian
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    New car

    Reminds me of my youth, the clubbing days And definately no low rent interior here! Very nice and I like the scissor ramp? You can borrow my Merc code reader, it's no STAR but does the job. Incidentally, Merc forums are a bit of drag when it comes to technical info.
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    Help! fit sport steering wheel with paddle

    LCi wheel on Pre-LCi? I was in the impression that you need a pre-LCi steering wheel (M5).
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    G31 520d

    M sport, heated seats with full electric memory seat. However, I prefer the E series stalks, they feel 'solid'. Don't get me wrong it's a very good car, I drove 50 minutes inside busy city centre with plenty of three point turns and the G30 was very easy to drive. The only fustration was that the satnav was not up to date with the road layout.
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    G31 520d

    Drove a loaner (G30), 2K on the clock. Tthe stalks feel cheap and tacky. The steering padding is slightly soft for my liking and the seat contour around the shoulder area was tight and uncomfortable. Nevertheless, It's not a bad car and doesn't feel 'big' and the steering is well weighted.
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    F10 door corrosion

    It is recorded under warranty history and probably manufacturer warranty under Repair history / customer complaint history. A few years ago I obtained full record of my vehicle from another forum who probably works or had access to the after sales portal. My tailgate corrosion repair was listed. The document lists, car spec and options (like vin finder), all retrofits and possible retrofits, service records / visits (inc key reading) with traffic light (red, amber, green) illustration of individual service items due or overdue. Servicing dealer (dealer number, date, mileage) and type of service as icons which is recorded as tick box like you would find in the service book. Also, warranty history, repair history / customer complaint history and service cases.