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Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-10-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By percymon
There’s a lot of Jaguar XE in the design, but...

There’s a lot of Jaguar XE in the design, but what do ze Germans think they are doing with ze grill ?
Forum: DetailedOnline 19-10-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,397
Posted By percymon
I’ll have another go, generous prize to say the...

I’ll have another go, generous prize to say the least
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-10-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By percymon
but 'fuel' costs on under 3p per mile - purchase...

but 'fuel' costs on under 3p per mile - purchase price isn't everything.

and the price of an equivalent performance and spec Focus - £25k, and 12p/mile in petrol.

30k miles later, you'll have...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-10-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By percymon
Fair enough, but the sooner these things are...

Fair enough, but the sooner these things are banned the better - they do nothing for pedestrian safety.

Looks a tidy example in fairness, with appropriate tyres i dare say it'll cope with...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 17-10-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By percymon
Menz 2200 on an orange or green hex pad would...

Menz 2200 on an orange or green hex pad would deal with the swirls admirably, and a reasonable level of gloss. Going over again with 3800 / 4000 on a black polishing pad would add vibrancy to the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 17-10-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 812
Posted By percymon
I suppose the ipad generation might like the...

I suppose the ipad generation might like the toys, and marvel comics /transformers fans will like the badges. Personally i thinks it's awful - i suppose the performance partly justifies the price...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 14-10-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By percymon
Well time will tell but to date VW haven’ t...

Well time will tell but to date VW haven’ t actually designed and built a bespoke production pure EV. Their hybrids are as expensive as their diesel performance models yet offer no better real world...
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-10-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13,098
Views: 1,931,786
Posted By percymon
500ml of Gtechniq W6 and C2v3

500ml of Gtechniq W6 and C2v3
Forum: DetailedOnline 12-10-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,397
Posted By percymon
Fair play, that’s a very generous weekly prize -...

Fair play, that’s a very generous weekly prize - I have my fingers crossed
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-10-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,180
Posted By percymon
Good to see it getting some love Nice fix on...

Good to see it getting some love

Nice fix on the battery clamp - very satisfying ;)
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-10-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 85,556
Posted By percymon
Excellent job on the headlights - would there...

Excellent job on the headlights - would there normally be covers at the rear of the bulb holders ?

Hope the LEDs prove reliable, i know a few people who tried them on various GM and Nissan...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 11-10-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By percymon
Company car tax dodger, and nothing extraordinary...

Company car tax dodger, and nothing extraordinary in the drivetrain - BMW claim 26-30 miles on electric only but the real world owners get 16-19miles. Really need to try a lot harder

E class is...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-10-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 114,711
Posted By percymon
Tidy little Saxo, can;t help wondering though,...

Tidy little Saxo, can;t help wondering though, that if its something simple that's prevented the car starting then it might be better to get it running, MOT and sell it on for £3-400 profit. I...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 09-10-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By percymon
When I organised weekends away there, I used the...

When I organised weekends away there, I used the Royal Oak Hotel/Stables hotel in Betws y Coed, Maenen Abbey Hotel to the north on the A470 and The Groes Inn (old favourite of Evo magazine but not...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-10-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,313
Posted By percymon
Great result on the carpet, now to find a nice...

Great result on the carpet, now to find a nice cheap genuine boot liner on eBay or gumtree !
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 09-10-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 181,580
Posted By percymon
I’ve never had an issue with any grabbiness from...

I’ve never had an issue with any grabbiness from the original and latest BSD formulas, just sprayed a few shots onto each wet panel and wiped them dry.

More recently I couldn’t leave alone so...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-10-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 98,559
Posted By percymon
Perhaps a call to someone like Munich Legends...

Perhaps a call to someone like Munich Legends might give you an insiders view of reliability, and potentially some engine options ?
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-10-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 98,559
Posted By percymon
Alpina will be very well built, quality...

Alpina will be very well built, quality components, but I'd be checking for availability of spares as it might be a case of Alpina / BMW dealer only.

I don;t know how far back www.realoem.com goes...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-10-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By percymon
Rear end looks Lexus on the angle view.

Rear end looks Lexus on the angle view.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-10-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 98,559
Posted By percymon
Unfortunate news Peter, but perhaps not...

Unfortunate news Peter, but perhaps not insurmountable given Steve’s imagination and skill. Can the front cross member above the steering rack be removed and refitted after the engine is in ?...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-10-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 199,895
Posted By percymon
Well i'm no fan of camper vans, and i always...

Well i'm no fan of camper vans, and i always thought some of the Jap ones looked a bit jokey, but the interior on yours, and the practicality of the configuration have completely thrown my previous...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-10-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 389,900
Posted By percymon
Well Steve, let me say i've thoroughly enjoyed...

Well Steve, let me say i've thoroughly enjoyed the thread and your progress to a very high standard end result - i know it's not been without it's issues as you've reported many pages back.

But...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 04-10-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By percymon
Poor September registration numbers across the...

Poor September registration numbers across the board, so there should be plenty of deals around. Even fleet sales were down on the new reg month.

Anything added by the dealer is a modification...
Forum: Detailing Chat 04-10-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By percymon
Have to agree with Macca that these type of...

Have to agree with Macca that these type of offers are a complete gamble, just like the monthly subsription sampler boxes offered by other retailers/companies.

On the latter i ended up with lots...
Forum: Detailing Chat 03-10-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13,098
Views: 1,931,786
Posted By percymon
500ml of C2V3 on its way to me too :thumb: - ...

500ml of C2V3 on its way to me too :thumb: - just in time to add some extra protection to the summer wheels before they go into store next month.

And bought some more W6 while I was at it -...
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