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Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-12-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By Starbuck88
It came to our local small Airport to do the test...

It came to our local small Airport to do the test passes, shame to hear this news :(
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-12-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By Starbuck88
Nothing at all like an A4, this is more a...

Nothing at all like an A4, this is more a re-badged SEAT in terms of materials and finish quality.

apart from cross sharing engines and technology, they share a platform which makes it easier to...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-12-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Starbuck88
This is the thing, take steel seal and K Seal...

This is the thing, take steel seal and K Seal etc, plenty swear by them, plenty say they're crap.

I see how this liqui moly might/should work, I've seen the tests on youtube about reducing wear...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-12-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By Starbuck88
If you find the BMW best to drive, I'd say now...

If you find the BMW best to drive, I'd say now see if you can find one with the comfort seats.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-12-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Starbuck88
Nah not for me. Not a ford fan anyway of recent...

Nah not for me. Not a ford fan anyway of recent and this does nothing to reignite anything.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-12-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By Starbuck88
I have to admit, I do like BMW, I am a fan. I do...

I have to admit, I do like BMW, I am a fan. I do like their new X7 and the new 3 Series to much controversy.

However, for some reason I have a problem with the new Z4 and this 8 series.

I...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-12-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By Starbuck88
haha I didn't even notice you lived in Sweden,...

haha I didn't even notice you lived in Sweden, Sorry.

What are your thoughts now after all the responses?

I would have a Merc too but I just worry that the W211/W212 have dated fast due to the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 05-12-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By Starbuck88
Be careful, reports now that there are some of...

Be careful, reports now that there are some of these failing too :( :mad: if you hear any ticking at all from that area get it checked.

Mikster - Yes there are 530i 6 Cylinders available, there's...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-12-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,826
Posted By Starbuck88
Sounds like top service doing the sensor just...

Sounds like top service doing the sensor just outside of warranty.

The cars in warranty that I've owned, I too had to make use of the warranty, timing system on a 207GTi 3 times. Throttle body,...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-12-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By Starbuck88
Again if it was me, I'd go for 530i which is 6...

Again if it was me, I'd go for 530i which is 6 cylinder across the board, if fuel economy isn't an issue of course. :lol: Or a 523i as they're 6 cylinder too but detuned from the 3.0, same N53...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-12-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By Starbuck88
let me just add ref the bmw, it isn't actually a...

let me just add ref the bmw, it isn't actually a nice job for the chain as its at the back of the engine, so best to check for one already done.

Or go for a bigger lump or petrol to avoid the 2.0d...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-12-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By Starbuck88
If I were spending my money, I'd be buying a BMW...

If I were spending my money, I'd be buying a BMW F10/F11 any day of the week. Personally it has a more timeless design, in that Merc and Audi are pushing out whole new designs, the newer G30 BMW in...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-12-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Starbuck88
Nice, do like the shape of the AMG GTR. I...

Nice, do like the shape of the AMG GTR.

I think the problem with it and the only problem is that it's a Mercedes. We know by reviews that it is a very accomplished car and really is a contender...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-12-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Starbuck88
Honestly not too fussed. I see the appeal to...

Honestly not too fussed.

I see the appeal to the average Joe and I also see the other side of it.

I like the hill holding features and auto-release but know some manufacturers didn't have auto...
Forum: The Showroom 03-12-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,560
Posted By Starbuck88
What a turn around! Well done!

What a turn around! Well done!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 02-12-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,749
Posted By Starbuck88
All these Mini threads are making me think I need...

All these Mini threads are making me think I need to try one of these out!

Good look! Very much looking forward to seeing the engine work you'll be doing on the replacement engine.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 30-11-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Starbuck88
hahaha. What spec computer do you use for...

hahaha.

What spec computer do you use for the vids?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-11-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Starbuck88
Interior looks lovely and the saloon looks...

Interior looks lovely and the saloon looks alright.

That hatch though, eurgh.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-11-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,995
Posted By Starbuck88
What bad luck with the Leon! I'm sure the...

What bad luck with the Leon!

I'm sure the focus will behave fine on the trip to weymouth.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 29-11-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 44,482
Posted By Starbuck88
So, a genuine thermostat has been ordered! ...

So, a genuine thermostat has been ordered!

These little goodies turned up today...

http://www.asonda.co.uk/forumpics/dw/bmw/bmwbilthamber.jpg

I'm hoping it's just a bit of surface rust on...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-11-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,140
Posted By Starbuck88
A bit extravagant but have you though about...

A bit extravagant but have you though about retrofitting Xenon headlights and associated equipment?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-11-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,140
Posted By Starbuck88
Didn't you rule out LED because of road legality...

Didn't you rule out LED because of road legality as HIDs in those headlights aren't either.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-11-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Starbuck88
Does anybody use Liqui Moly Ceratec?

Just interested if anybody has used it and if so what results have you found?

Typical Snake Oil?
Forum: Projects and Restorations 28-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 44,482
Posted By Starbuck88
I think I'm going to go for a genuine one, end of...

I think I'm going to go for a genuine one, end of the day it's £40 extra but piece of mind. The one on it is genuine and has lasted 140k, I did say too that I was going to use genuine as much as...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 28-11-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,826
Posted By Starbuck88
Interesting answers from everybody so far! Nice...

Interesting answers from everybody so far! Nice that it's got people talking generally about cars too :)




This is it, we are pretty spoilt here.

My friend has yet to buy anything after 2...
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