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    F11 520d, Duratec Elise S1, Triumph Daytona 955i

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  1. Mine has the switches for the beacon and rear strobes there.
  2. Enterprise agent told me that if you are lucky you get a Focus, unlucky a Cactus.
  3. Duncan Johnson

    F11 - Which tyres are best ?

    In fairness, an S1 elise has far more delicate handling/balance than an F11. Mine is 20 years old in a month and I've gone through a fair variety of tyres in that time...
  4. Duncan Johnson

    Diff leaks

    LOL, £120 just to look and diagnose.
  5. Duncan Johnson

    Diff leaks

    Ok, noticed that my diff is covered in oil which seems to be coming from the front and both sides. Topped up with about an egg cup full and drives fine. Its out of warranty. Anyone got any experience of diff seals going? 2015 520d auto btw
  6. Duncan Johnson

    New plates

    Recently refitted full size one on mine for continental driving with GB thingy on
  7. Duncan Johnson

    Anybody carry a spare wheel?

    I recently drove from Staffordshire to Turin and back and took a spare with me (one of my summer rims with a spare winter tyre fitted). Obviously I didn't get a puncture but the TPMS was confused at getting 5 signals. I had to buy a roll of tin foil and wrap the spare wheel to stop it faulting.
  8. Duncan Johnson

    Farewell and thanks

    If only I could live with a cruise control button that doesn't do 5mph increments....
  9. Duncan Johnson

    Parking car for 3 weeks. Any precautions?

    Just started a Ford Focus at my mums that hasn't been touched since August. It started under its own battery.
  10. Duncan Johnson

    Next job...

    I spent much of 2015 and 16 working on the Area 4 network so spent many a night on the M2, A2 etc. I remember in the early hours when we had a full closure on one side of M2 Bredhurst, and I heard the Battlestar Galactica approaching. As I looked up it was a police 5 series on the opposite carriageway doing warp factor 10. The sound was shocking. Obviously not a V8 on full chat, and much of it was probably tyre noise, but still impressive. Might have been yours...
  11. F10 530d came up in the salvage a few weeks ago with this. Problem was they had snipped the loom to the pro nav screen. Written off
  12. Duncan Johnson

    F10 DAB issues.

    my wireless phone charger kills my dab. Unplug it and instant fix
  13. Duncan Johnson

    Alloy wheel fittment

    that pic reminds me of a road marking slip up when they wrote W Ham instead of W Mall. It makes a right mess when you burn it off. Other famous ones on my watch include Totoya instead of Toyota on the A38 roundabout and Araf instead of slow in Whitchurch.
  14. Duncan Johnson

    F10 door corrosion

    I had a similar issue a few years ago with a Mondeo that I had bought. No service history but it did have a sticker from a dealer in Preston. I phoned them and they quoted data protection act re service history so I asked if they could sell me a service book (£5) and would they mind stamping it for any services they had done. When it arrived they had forgotten to stamp up the corrosion inspection page so I sent it back. On return fully stamped I went to my local dealer who promptly fitted four brand new doors and fully painted both sides (which were scratched).