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Another E28 road trip

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Were on our way to France this time.

 

Yesterday was horrendous  driving from West Wales in the rain was heavy going, then today from Maidstone to Dover was ridiculously painful  because highways decided to close the M20 all lanes for the weekend. Well done Highways England!!

 

Anyway missed our ferry :(

 

So we've arrived and set up and looking for a place to wash the Little Donkey tomorrow

 

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Took my m535i to Brittany once. Enjoyed it immensely. The 530d often does the south and back in comfort.

Enjoy!



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Cheers Dunc

 

Came across Rye military cemetery today while on our was to gold beach, it was one of the first cemeteries to be created.  It was a sobering experience, very very sad to see all those young graves.

 

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Yes,  It's a 3.6 manual,  we are all staying in a little place outside Bayeux Kids in tow so that they can look and learn.

 

The Little Donkey returned 30mpg overall travelling down and the Jag was not far behind.  No issues so far other than a noisy power steering pump on start up for about 2 minutes and the slightest of coolant weeps from the bottom of the radiator, i lost about a cup full of coolant.

 

 

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On 18/08/2019 at 00:21, duncan-uk said:

Took my m535i to Brittany once. Enjoyed it immensely. The 530d often does the south and back in comfort.

Enjoy!



Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

 

The 530D touring was fantastic all the way down considering it has done nearly 280000 and still on the original clutch.

 

 

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Another Day touring the coast, amazing, unbelievable, sad, proud, so many things to take in !   

 

Mulberry B port at Arromanches

Juno beach

Sword Beach

 

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Fantastic - a mate and myself wanted to do these on our way back from Le Mans last year in the E36 to the Ouisterham ferry but we ran out of time...one day!

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Bayeux yesterday to the D-day Museum, Tapestry and Cathedral, the long way around of course taking in the scenic route fantastic countryside but cant get use to no hedgerows !

 

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4 hours ago, Captain Beaky said:

Went down to Omaha Beach to see "Long Tom" today

 

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Say it LOUD, i'm in artillery

 

Regards,

 

Mick

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Another Epic Tour Over! 1583 miles and the Little Donkey  performed brilliantly, even in the highs of 38 degrees she was cruising faultlessly, yes we did have a few moments but nothing Top Gear style.  

 

Unfortunately I must also say the Jag beat us 4 -2 

 

Donkey

Radiator weeping slightly at the core 1st day but soldiered on

Dashboard Failure (omaha) Bad connection

Fan Belt adjustment (Pegasus)

Noisy PAS on start up Day 3

 

Jaguar

Horn stopped working during a french encounter

Run out of washer fluid ! operator error

 

I think she deserves a little Car Spa and some TLC now before I put her up for sale

 

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8 hours ago, Captain Beaky said:

I think she deserves a little Car Spa and some TLC now before I put her up for sale

 

No? What? Why?

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I know I know! The Donkey has been part of the family since 2011 and there's' a lot of history. It's not a popular topic at home right now and  there's a bit of a rebellion gathering, i mean i had to make my own lunch today! what's the world coming too :mellow:

 

But i'm looking at another E28 and i have Duncans old 528i here as well so it's a lot to think about, one of the Sprints will also be up for sale before long to add to the mix

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