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2 minutes ago, SiC said:

Did you get the valve stems sorted in the end on it? 

Presumably that's quite a rapid machine. Is it coupled to an auto for effortless intimidation of other motorists?

I had them done three years ago. The cost was a very reasonable £1k - that price included new rocker and upper timing cover gaskets. It meant a trip to Nuneaton but nobody would take the job on nead me - 20 hours labour.

It is quick. It doesn't have the low down stomp you get from a turbo diesel - you need to take it north of 3k for things to happen. After this the pull is pretty relentless - before you know it you are travelling at three figures.

It was either this or a 535d. I did view a  535d but it was higher mileage and not as clean as my car. The vendor freely admitted he could only get 27 mpg out of the car and that was why it was going. Plus the diesel six pots are a bit intrusive above 3.5k rpm.

Mine does low 20's round the doors and mid 30's on a run. I only put high octane fuel in it due to it's age although BMW claim it will run on the latest fuel.

The best compliment I have had was from my sons ' friend who I gave a lift to - he told his father I had an electric car. 

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Just now, Bren said:

I had them done three years ago. The cost was a very reasonable £1k - that price included new rocker and upper timing cover gaskets. It meant a trip to Nuneaton but nobody would take the job on nead me - 20 hours labour.

It is quick. It doesn't have the low down stomp you get from a turbo diesel - you need to take it north of 3k for things to happen. After this the pull is pretty relentless - before you know it you are travelling at three figures.

It was either this or a 535d. I did view a  535d but it was higher mileage and not as clean as my car. The vendor freely admitted he could only get 27 mpg out of the car and that was why it was going. Plus the diesel six pots are a bit intrusive above 3.5k rpm.

Mine does low 20's round the doors and mid 30's on a run. I only put high octane fuel in it due to it's age although BMW claim it will run on the latest fuel.

The best compliment I have had was from my sons ' friend who I gave a lift to - he told his father I had an electric car. 

Yes it is auto. For me the worst part of the car.

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5 hours ago, tom13 said:

How is the FN2 going. Been waiting on updates but haven't seen anything?

I replaced the front dampers as they were shot, did the top mounts too. Not had a lot else to say about it really, it just works. I want to change the gearbox oil though. 

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30 minutes ago, Bren said:

I had them done three years ago. The cost was a very reasonable £1k - that price included new rocker and upper timing cover gaskets. It meant a trip to Nuneaton but nobody would take the job on nead me - 20 hours labour.

It is quick. It doesn't have the low down stomp you get from a turbo diesel - you need to take it north of 3k for things to happen. After this the pull is pretty relentless - before you know it you are travelling at three figures.

It was either this or a 535d. I did view a  535d but it was higher mileage and not as clean as my car. The vendor freely admitted he could only get 27 mpg out of the car and that was why it was going. Plus the diesel six pots are a bit intrusive above 3.5k rpm.

Mine does low 20's round the doors and mid 30's on a run. I only put high octane fuel in it due to it's age although BMW claim it will run on the latest fuel.

The best compliment I have had was from my sons ' friend who I gave a lift to - he told his father I had an electric car. 

What's making you thinking of selling it? Sounds like the perfect car for the most part.

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1 hour ago, Ghosty said:

Rotor arm and dizzy cap needed a clean. It runs perfectly. 

No petrol station shot as it had a full tank. 

 

 

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Nice one! Mega low miles for one of those. Presume it’s a 12 not -24 valve?

 

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On 10/19/2022 at 9:54 PM, jonathan_dyane said:

On holiday in US, unexpectedly the hire car is a (brand new, had 4 miles on) Dodge Charger. It's giving me bad thoughts about what a good car the Challenger must be...

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Having owned a couple, they're not bad cars. The 392 is fun (6.4, 475 horsepower).

 

Phil

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1 hour ago, SiC said:

What's making you thinking of selling it? Sounds like the perfect car for the most part.

I have had it for four years. It is 18 years old - if it developed a major fault I doubt anybody would want to fix it.

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Spotted a broken down car earlier. 

Except it was fresh from Copart with trade plates in the windows, writing on the windscreen etc 

Obvious accident damage to the OSF. The wheel had a bit of camber.

Think they had tried driving it and released "oh shit, it's not driving straight, the bottom arm must be bent.." 

When will people learn to just recover cars from Copart 🤣

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1 hour ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Spotted a broken down car earlier. 

Except it was fresh from Copart with trade plates in the windows, writing on the windscreen etc 

Obvious accident damage to the OSF. The wheel had a bit of camber.

Think they had tried driving it and released "oh shit, it's not driving straight, the bottom arm must be bent.." 

When will people learn to just recover cars from Copart 🤣

hope its not rob and chris from salvage rebuilds... lol

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Recently discovered this little Youtube channel, there's some rather good content.

https://www.youtube.com/c/MovingOurWorld

 

What's extra weird is that I only recently learned about the Humber 10 and couldn't find much about them and then up popped this video on the home page so now I know more about them.  And so do you if you've watched the video.  There's some really obscure things on the channel too, like this DKW F1 which is another car I knew nothing about.

 

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The Youtube channel above introduced me to another new (to me) thing, the Lightburn Zeta.  I was going to stick it in the 'cars you just found existed' thread, or whatever it's called, and I can't find it so it's here instead.

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It's definitely a thing.  Amazingly they sold more than one.  People paid money to own one.  Obviously I want one too because look at it.  It'd be the perfect companion to a Shamrock for when you want something a little more compact for buzzing around town.

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11 hours ago, vulgalour said:

The Youtube channel above introduced me to another new (to me) thing, the Lightburn Zeta.  I was going to stick it in the 'cars you just found existed' thread, or whatever it's called, and I can't find it so it's here instead.

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It's definitely a thing.  Amazingly they sold more than one.  People paid money to own one.  Obviously I want one too because look at it.  It'd be the perfect companion to a Shamrock for when you want something a little more compact for buzzing around town.

A love child of a MK1 Ford Transit and a Subaru Impreza.

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20 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Spotted a broken down car earlier. 

Except it was fresh from Copart with trade plates in the windows, writing on the windscreen etc 

Obvious accident damage to the OSF. The wheel had a bit of camber.

Think they had tried driving it and released "oh shit, it's not driving straight, the bottom arm must be bent.." 

When will people learn to just recover cars from Copart 🤣

When will people realise Copart is a fucking scrapyard. The cars there are all bollocksed, that’s why they are there! It’s not a place to get bargain. If you can’t afford a 3 year old Audi, stay at home, don’t invest your money into one that’s had a bang and sat in a puddle for six months thinking you can put it back on the road.

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On 11/8/2022 at 3:35 PM, Ghosty said:

Rotor arm and dizzy cap needed a clean. It runs perfectly. 

No petrol station shot as it had a full tank. 

 

 

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Beautiful.

My dad (a builder) had one as a second car when I was young that he bought from a rich client who wanted rid.

It was the 3l 24v in limousine extended wheelbase spec. 

It was sadly often broken due to electronic ignition issues, drank fuel like a battleship and handled like it too. We went on a driving tour holiday once that included some laps of Brands Hatch. The waft was immense.

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