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  1. It's a VM image I got from a friend of a friend who works for Ford I.T. Up to 2011 IIRC. Works with your silly English registration numbers, and VINs. IF you need anything, give me a shout.
  2. OK, now bear in mind that this is quite possibly a bum steer. Anyway, some E46s with the N42 engine rated as EU3 have a secondary air pump that can make a whirring noise. Your car might be too old, though. I can post the bulletin. You just pull the relay to disable it, and it causes no OMGEMISSIONSCHAOS. Makes you wonder why it's there. Since I don't really know what I'm looking for, if you'd like an ISO of this Workshop Info System (it goes to 2008) let me know and I'll send you a private torrent link, and leave the torrent up for a while.
  3. Bear with me - can't remember how to use this!
  4. What year is your car? I have the BMW TIS on the server. Might be something on there.
  5. I know you've discounted the blower, however there's loads of stuff on Autodata about A/C issues. One of them states that there's a small movement of the flaps (fnarr!) every time you switch the ignition on/off, and are operated by wee motors. I wonder is one of them sticking on? That said, they're probably not in the engine bay, mind. Other stuff relates to failure of the AC control module. I haven't owned an E46 for a long time, so I don't remember where said module is.
  6. I enjoyed that one. I do so wish they'd sack off Eddie Jordan, though.
  7. saucedoctor


    IS that a Fiat IDEA Siena? Can't remember. Think the last one, the grey car, is a version of a Suzuki Alto, like the one Trigger had.
  8. My girlfriend has just arrived home from her shift change at 22:00. Her senior officer has just said "By the way, before you go, I have news for you. Congratulations Sergeant, you are now an Inspector. See me tomorrow evening, here's the paperwork. Well done, Ruth." I have a lump in my throat, she's in the shower and I'm trying not to burn her dinner.
  9. Tam Paddy Crawford's place in Raloo was like that back in about 1990. Long gone now though, and a grim story. Great pics, Faker.
  10. Has a similar thing with a late R8. As said above, drown that sucker in WD40.
  11. T16 Turbo in road trim is (like this one) is 197 BHP. It's the 8 valve O Series Turbo from the Maestro/Montego that was 150. *soz RWUK, missed your post.
  12. Once again, thanks for all your hard work Dave. Sounds like it was a bit of a nightmare.
  13. 2.5 S Type is no slouch either.
  14. Nah, Logans was a Ford and Rover dealer, now MG Crispy Duck. Bairds was off the Longlands Road, beside Kart Valley.
  15. All 3 of my Sambas are long gone I'm afraid. RIJ 576 was a 1.1GL in gold that was a bit crusty. AXI 5727 was a 954cc LE in red, and was mintola. I had a blue one for parts as well that was given to me for nothing, provided we went and got it pronto. Towed it from Whitehead to Carrick with the LE which was a mission, as the car was stuffed full of bits as well, and was very heavy. When me and my mate started examining the parts in the back of it, none of them were for a Samba! ​There's defo some photos somewhere, especially of the red one. We're talking 1990-92, so pre digital. I took quite a few of the car, as I did various things to it. MG Metro rear spoiler, Colt Celeste bonnet scoop and some dinky wee three stud alloys from a Citroen LN (I think!). There used to be a Peugeot Talbot parts place in Newtownabbey called Bairds, and they got me the P-T racing stripes and the black overlay for the bootlid. I originally wanted just to get a new one, but they got me a Samba GLS one by mistake. I used it anyway. ​The seats from the GL found their way into the LE, and looked good with the red. I always wanted to get a later dashboard with the high up radio, but never managed to find one. I did paint the bumpers body colour, and they looked brilliant. For ONE day. Peeled off in huge chunks, most embarrassing. Rat look before it was a thing. I really must find those photos. They'll be among the several thousand in my parents' house, no doubt.
  16. A mate of mine lived in Finland in the 90s. He worked for Nokia when they were massive. Loved the country.
  17. Fantastic. One of my Sambas was RIJ 576, by coincidence.
  18. Any extra holes in the dash? PSNI Special Brew had a few that spec and colour. EDIT to add. The Peelers liked the Vectra, not so much the Inshitnia. When the Insignificant is up-armoured, it's hard to get in and out of if you're wearing Kevlar. Small door aperture vs Vectra armoured.
  19. Neville the Tame Glaswegian Welding Shortarse told me that he's done so many, he has it down to a fine art. "Three huntret quid wee man when the time comes, ah'll doo tha whole fuckin thing fur ye." I like Neville, and I'm very nice to him. He's not hard to pay, and he's fucking scary.
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