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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:03 pm

ColinBR wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:51 pm Hyper silver without a doubt.
Thanks - that's what I am erring towards. :thumbsup:
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Post by john-e89 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:52 am

Mr Tidy wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:00 pm


So I'm thinking I might as well sell the 330i because all I need is a shed I can use for Tesco, B & Q, the tip, etc. without worrying about trolley rash and door dings!

You won’t believe how much fun a shed is....leave it unlocked, park it anywhere, wash it, don’t wash it, rag it to death, shrug smile and don’t give it another thought when you get a car park scrape from some dingbat....such stress free transport it’s hilarious....! :lol:
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Post by IRD » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:44 pm

I had 2002 4x4 Skoda Octavia Estate with the Golf GTI engine in it. When I bought it for £500 it had 120000 miles on the clock. I gave it an oil change and new tyres and ran it for two years without spending another penny on it. A neighbour was desperate for a cheap 4x4 and gave me £800. So that covered the cost of the tyres and oil change. In the two years I had it I didn’t care where I parked it. Sod’s law no damage at all. :roll:

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Post by mc5 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:10 am

Mr Tidy wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:00 pm Well my car went to Ross for some surgery this morning!

Then this afternoon he sent me a photo of the bearing shells he took out, and I'm glad I decided to get them replaced as now I won't need to worry about them any more. :D (Mileage just short of 78K).
That does not look good dodged a bullet there. How much to get them done and who did you use.

On another note i would avoid the bilstein b12 kit. Great at the rear but shocking at the front at any sign of a pothole or drain cover.

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:25 pm

mc5 wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:10 am That does not look good dodged a bullet there. How much to get them done and who did you use.

On another note i would avoid the bilstein b12 kit. Great at the rear but shocking at the front at any sign of a pothole or drain cover.
Yes, I'm relieved I got them replaced now I've seen them! I got them done by Ross at RBMHampshire. https://www.rbmhampshire.co.uk/
who is also Bowser134 on the forum. New shells and engine mounts will probably cost you just into 4 figures.

I'm not planning on the B12 kit as I've already got a set of H & R springs, so would just be getting the Bilstein shocks. The guy who I plan to use to fit them reckoned H & Rs gave a better ride than Eibachs, but we'll see!
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Post by Ed Doe » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:01 pm

Careful with bilstein dampers, one of my front dampers failed (burst a seal and pissed its lol everywhere) in under 25k/3 years. Bilstein didn't want to know when I tried to claim warranty.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:06 am

Thanks Ed. :thumbsup:

I asked Will at TWG for his thoughts as I'd read of some Bilstein issues so I was wondering about Koni, but he favoured Bilstein. TBH it's hard to know what to get as everyone has their own preference. :?
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:11 pm

Well I have had my car a year already (picked it up 19 Dec 2019) so as it was dry today I thought I'd take it to the shops seeing as now I'm in Tier 4 that's one of my few excuses! And I'm still loving the sound of that S54. :wub:

Anyway I might have moved on to getting the 224s I bought refurbed, but Darren Slone put his silver/grey Aeros up for sale and as they were the right colour I just couldn't resist. So a huge thank you to Darren for fitting them for me - a real gent. :thumbsup:

So the wheels will have to wait until my bank account recovers from the aeros and the Road Tax at the end of the month.

But this being Z4forum I took a couple of photos of my dirty car.
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Post by maxman » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:31 pm

They should have been on as std.Really improve the side profile of the e85,e86 :thumbsup:
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Post by BMWZ4MC » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:05 pm

That looks fantastic. It’s absolutely the best colour to show the aeroskirts and was high on my list of colour preferences when I bought mine.
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Post by inkey$ » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:39 pm

Beautiful, Mr Tidy :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:49 pm

Well given how the weather was at the end of the year and with my tax expiring on 31 December I decided to give January a miss and save the best part of £50. I bought a solar charger a while ago so connected that up.

Then in early February the roads seemed to be salt-free and I was getting withdrawal symptoms so I bit the bullet and taxed it. On the 5th I found out that my solar charger wasn't up to the job, because trying to start the car only resulted in setting the alarm off! So I connected my jumper pack and started it and the alarm even went quiet after what seemed ages, but was probably less than a minute.

I made a point of using it for essential travel every week or so and all seemed good, until I left it 12 days and on 2 April I needed the jumper pack again. :(

It worked fine, but as soon as I drove away I got the trifecta of warning lights. I did nearly 40 miles and it started on the battery when I wanted to come home but the warning lights stayed on. :headbang:

So I decided to bit the bullet and ordered a new Exide battery from Tayna on 4 April and Yodel claimed it would be delivered on 6 April between 19.00 and 21.00. Then about 21.30 I got a message from them saying nobody was in - which is so much b*llocks because I was and nobody left a card. Probably couldn't be a*sed because it was heavy!

Anyway I didn't bother trying to get it redelivered because I could see a repeat of their first effort so I arranged to collect it from their depot yesterday evening - it was only a few miles away.

So today I got it fitted and took the car for a test drive which was great, but those 3 lights haven't gone away.

It looks like I'll be seeing how I get on with my code reader tomorrow!
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Post by abar121 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:02 pm

Is it the usual stability etc threesome of warning lights? Could be a stuck ABS pump as they like to do that.

I had to get ISTA/D and a proper cable to get a decent code for that.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:15 pm

I think it was the usual three - DSC, brake and tyre pressure.

I cleared quite a few codes this morning so will see what happens next time I use it!
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Post by AndyBeech » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:24 pm

If you need to use INPA/ISTA/DIS feel free to come up Reading way and can plug it in. Sounds like you've already got some sort of diag equipment though so should be fine.
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