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    Well we do have my wife's Subaru 3.0 Outback with full Perrin engine upgrade 400whp. All standard Outback on top scary underneath when you fancy some fun with boy racer's or the odd Porsche.
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    LOL....I'm sure they have done that It sounds like you know what you want from a car and I agree that sometimes it does come down to engine choice and other factors that dictate the vehicle you have chosen to drive I drive a Honda CRV (3rd Generation) 2.2 CDT-i on a daily basis and I will probably grow old with it (although it may see it's demise in better condition than me). It just does what it says on the tin and does it very well, so no point in getting shot of it. However, a man cannot have only one car...bit like a woman with handbags and that's where the 'other car(s)' come in....lol
  4. 535d noise

    Doing 7.3s to 60mph at roughly half throttle(gear change at max 4000rpm). If i accelerate harder i actually get slower times
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    There has to be some benefits to having the stress of your own business. The AMG's are amazing cars but Merc Dealers can leave BMW floundering when it comes to charging!!! Sometimes it felt as though there were sensors in the car so that when I drove past the dealer they sent an invoice!! Brought the first X5 to tow a horse trailer after we sold the Horse Lorry (it wasnt used enough and cost a fortune at Plating each year) the AMG CLS I had then just sat on the drive as the X became a daily drive so the Merc went. Then I got the 4.6 X5 I am running now, I have invested a lot of time improving the 4.6 trying to lessen the effects of some poor engineering choices by BMW and have to say for me its a great compromise. Goes like a stabbed rat if needed holds the road like a hot hatch can pull the Horse box with ease and copes OK off road when I am out shooting plus it's a comfortable motorway cruiser, downside the ride is harsh on the 20" wheels. Now at at my age (into my 70's) I was tempted by an ML420 CDI but now Mercedes don't make that engine anymore I will stick with the X5 the 4.6 is becoming rarer so who knows I may have a potential classic?
  6. 535d noise

    The intercooler has been changed, the inlet manifold is ok, the noise comes from the turbo side. I'll get some brake cleaner around to see if there is anything unusual today
  7. 535d noise

    Hi Razvan...welcome to the Forum Difficult one to pinpoint the cause ..... first thoughts were of the turbo bearings failing but not so sure as it only hits the spot at certain revs and it was bearings it would evidence throughout the rev range. Thinking it may be an induction leak (inlet manifold, hoses, intercooler, etc) but don't discount an exhaust leak (anywhere from the manifold, turbo and through to the downpipe). Maybe a smoke test is the best way forward....that would narrow down the possible causes almost immediately. Let us know what you find Cheers, Trevor
  8. Tyre rumble

    Greydog they can't invalidate your warranty for non-standard tyres :P If both sets have acted the same I'd look at my alignment, pressures, how often pressures are checked, driving style etc just to rule out causes for it developing a rumble / going out of shape . . Mikeyp @ TMS Motorsport Email us : sales@tmsmotorsport.co.uk WhatsApp us for fast response : +447979127236 . . TMS Motorsport – FERODO PADS – BUY ONLINE - We ship worldwide to your door - - Currently Breaking for parts – Hawkeye Subaru Impreza - Honda S2000 -
  9. Anything like a loud noise needs looking at straight away imo . . Mikeyp @ TMS Motorsport Email us : sales@tmsmotorsport.co.uk WhatsApp us for fast response : +447979127236 . . TMS Motorsport – FERODO PADS – BUY ONLINE - We ship worldwide to your door - - Currently Breaking for parts – Hawkeye Subaru Impreza - Honda S2000 -
  10. Angel eye bulbs

    Depends entirely on what you're after. Could even go for some RGB Halos . . Mikeyp @ TMS Motorsport Email us : sales@tmsmotorsport.co.uk WhatsApp us for fast response : +447979127236 . . TMS Motorsport – FERODO PADS – BUY ONLINE - We ship worldwide to your door - - Currently Breaking for parts – Hawkeye Subaru Impreza - Honda S2000 -
  11. Cold weather

    Still far too cold where I am, I've had to get some graphite key spray to stop mine freezing over! . . Mikeyp @ TMS Motorsport Email us : sales@tmsmotorsport.co.uk WhatsApp us for fast response : +447979127236 . . TMS Motorsport – FERODO PADS – BUY ONLINE - We ship worldwide to your door - - Currently Breaking for parts – Hawkeye Subaru Impreza - Honda S2000 -
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    Wow! that's a fantastic collection of cars you've had over the years, Dave. AMG is such a superb breed, never had the opportunity to own one (as yet). Any thoughts of 'what next' or will you be sticking with the Beemer?
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    Morning Trevor The Carlton (chassis 32) still ranks high with me, sold it to a Kiwi living in London and then lost track of it. It was followed by a couple of super charged Jags (not good quality at that time) and P38 Range Rovers (same quality issues) Then a string of Volvo's 850 T5, V70 T5's brilliant reliability and very quick with an ECU upgrade. Then the AMG Mercs 3 of those amazing love hate relationships and then the X5's just a sucker for punishment
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  16. BMW M celebrates the 30th anniversary of its high-performance, open-top sports car. Limited to 30 units in the UK. On sale from February 2018 and priced £76,675 OTR 30 years ago, BMW M GmbH complemented its model range for the first time with an open-top high-performance vehicle. Just in time for the summer of 1988, the BMW M3 Convertible offered motorsport fans the possibility to enjoy the fascination of an open topped sports car designed for everyday use, but with racetrack-proven engine and suspension technology. The current successor, the BMW M4 Convertible, is the latest interpretation of this vehicle concept. Limited to 30 vehicles in the UK, this limited edition model builds on the M Competition Package available for the BMW M4 Convertible. The open-top four-seater has a maximum output of 450hp, an M exhaust system, adaptive M suspension with specific SPORT mode and a sports configuration of the stability control system DSC and the Active M differential. Unique equipment features, distinctive appearance With a choice of two body colours for the BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre - the Macao Blue metallic pays tribute to the open-top high-performance car’s debut over three decades ago and the Frozen Dark Grey Metallic boasts a rich sporting heritage and is available exclusively in the UK. Standard features for the edition model include BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line trims for the BMW kidney grille surround, the M side gills, the model lettering and the forged M light alloys boasting a star-spoke design. The 20-inch wheels come in the colour Orbit Grey matt offered exclusively for the edition model. The Merino full leather trim, the colour scheme of which matches the desired vehicle body paintwork, characterises the interior of the BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre. 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This generation of BMW M3 Convertible featured an innovative rollover protection system. Two protection bars, which were located at the rear behind the headrests, extended automatically if the sensors had detected the danger of a possible rollover and, together with the extremely stiff windshield, offered optimized passenger protection. The BMW M3 Convertible entered the 21st century with the third model generation and a new straight six-cylinder engine. The high-performance convertible launched in 2001 appeared noticeably wider and was accelerated by a 343hp power unit. In addition to the high-revving engine concept, the variable M differential lock, compound brakes and sports seats with integrated seatbelts provided for an authentic open-air racing feeling. For the power unit of the fourth BMW M3 Convertible launched in 2008, BMW M GmbH engineers had transferred the high-revving concept to a V8 engine. 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  20. 535d noise

    Anyone might have an idea about this noise? While in gear is present constantly between between 2000 and 2500 while accelerating moderately. I'm a mechanic, just rebuilt the engine but the noise was there before and noticed nothing wrong. A little axial play in the small turbo but as far as i'm concerned it sounds like an air leak somewhere, not a turbo whine. 20180220_124040.mp4
  21. 320D misfiring

    Keep us updated...am intrigued to know the answer
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    Lotus Carlton....awesome car!!! definitely one of my favourites from that era
  23. Sounds like quite an ambitious project...sorry, don't know the answer. But surely they will have more stock in the near future so may be worth waiting?
  24. Do I need spacers

    yeah worked fine put 15mm spacers on front + bolts and 5mm+bolts on back as well. drives fine had no problems. the 5mm were just shims whereas the 15mm spacers were hubcentrics
  25. Do I need spacers

    ET40 is quite high in my opinion, how did you get on? . . Mikeyp @ TMS Motorsport Email us : sales@tmsmotorsport.co.uk WhatsApp us for fast response : +447979127236 . . TMS Motorsport – FERODO PADS – BUY ONLINE - We ship worldwide to your door - - Currently Breaking for parts – Hawkeye Subaru Impreza - Honda S2000 -
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