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  1. Finally got round to replacing the horrible windscreen cowl. Easy as to take off and replace and makes a massive difference. There was broke up and crumbly bits of the old one underneath so I cleaned it off before putting it all back. Also degreased the engine a few days ago and it doesn't leak at all, nice and bone dry. The rear washer jet pipe has been knocked off so a quick job to access it from the rear, and popped it back on and cable ties it, I now have a correct spray on the rear! Ordered a new window regulator for the driver side as it is crunchy and sometimes stops. £15 new, and it isn't a hard job at all, so that's next on my list. Next month a full gearbox oil change and filter. It's a lovely smooth motor.
  2. So I'm currently enjoying the 3 series touring I nabbed off here. Treated it to some new centre caps for the alloys, new wing indicators as they were yellow, new wipers and bonnet badge, along with fresh number plates. The windscreen cowling is awful; broken up and split TADTS. I've ordered a genuine from BMW via eBay for not a great deal, so once that arrives the car will look a lot fresher. I've also ordered some Gtechniq C4 trim restorer, and will give the rest bumper trim and mirror/door handles a go, and it will look a treat then. The car really has been totally cared for so these little touches I think will set it apart. Will pop a few pictures up in the coming days when they're sorted.
  3. I'll take this if it's still available please
  4. Still, no regrets though, definitely wanted this V8 in my life, even if fleeting.
  5. Right.. Some Pirelli tyres fitted, and I've fully balanced the wheels all round. Discs and pads for the front are on order too. This will probably be up for sale. We are looking at buying a home around Derbyshire, and that commute is a ridiculous long term prospect that I won't sadly be able to sustain that cost. £1400 is what takes it. Will come with discs and pads, you can fit them yourself.
  6. Update on the Audi.. It's flipping awesome. I've covered 600 miles in the last few days due to family stuff (wedding things) and my god, it achieves a genuine 34mpg, which is staggering. Around town, mid to late 20's which, is again, brilliant. Hasn't used a drop of fluids, and there is pleasingly no leaks. It feels far quicker and throatier than the LS400 was, it's addictive. Unsure how long I want to keep it, I do want an LPG conversion but, the mounting costs of a wedding mean it may not happen. However in the interim, tomorrow will bring some new tyres, as the rears are cracking, and the fronts are good. Will put them to the rear as there is a slightly different tyre size that should go on the front which I've found, so that will be sorted. I'll also sort the discs and pads out and fresh brake fluid, and some new number plates from Audi for the OEM look because I'm sad. Might..MIGHT be available very soon though. The sensible boring side of me has fallen in love with Jazoli's Avensis so, this could be available for cheaper than what Craig was selling it for. One negative though, driver door doesn't suddenly open from the inside. Think the cable or something has fallen off but I can't be bothered right now to take the door card off and put it back. Laziness.
  7. I've got to say, Alex is a hero and a gent. I'm over the moon with the Audi (cheers Craig!) There's a couple minor jobs to do which I'll sort today, then anew head unit beckons and I'll service it, and enjoy the throaty roar of the gorgeous V8. Long term plan is to get an LPG conversion, it looks reasonable price wise and means I can enjoy this car.
  8. Looks like Monday is the day for Bucketeer to perform his magic. Excited m9!
  9. Bucketeer may be engaging in another MENTALIST collection/delivery caper very soon indeed now...
  10. Was it that obvious? The regret was REAL. Currently sunning myself and realising that I have a massive road trip ahead. Balls. Bucketeeers mental madness services may be employed
  11. So I'm currently on holiday and I'm now ENGAGED. Oh, and I am the lucky purchaser of this piece of fine German V8 muscle. Life doesn't get better. Cheers. Is it wrong for me to be so excited to hurry up and return and collect this?!
  12. I'm currently about to fly away to a holiday and I am secretly trying to secure this from my future fiancé. Lols
  13. It's a good car that hasn't given me grief. Hopefully does someone else a good turn now.
  14. Sold to a shiter..deposit taken!
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