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    VW Golf 1.8t Sport Estate

    Be interesting to see what you think of those stance+ things. They are only £250 for the clubbie.
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    Mini R55 Clubman

    Driving a Mini is girly enough, without the cars model name essentially being "small penis" 😂 :ROFLMAO:
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    These days, 5 grand buys an e70 X5 3.0SD ...

    No pics for the update, but i managed to get the Glow Plug Controller off on Sat morning with the aid of some "picks" that i bought off Amazon. Controller changed, manifold re-fitted, cross fingers as ever when pulling apart an engine, then switched on, faults deleted and all is well again (y)
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    Mini R55 Clubman

    Sport Button now retrofitted. Pretty easy mod for anyone that is interested, also makes the Cooper D FAR nicer to drive - it changes the steering/throttle maps. No Button £30 of parts Junction Box location (for BMW this is a JBE, for Mini its a SPEG) Location of X14272 connector: Basic...
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    Had the RB200 remapped plus decat

    As above … i think the issue these days is that any numpty can become a “mapper” these days with a kess v2 and some files downloaded for 50 quid off the internet. So whenever things like this are posted, being that its likely a canned map, there is an air of disbelieve, especially when “proper”...
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    Mk8 fiesta st

    Do like these, bet it goes well now its mapped!! Genuine question though, what is it with modified Fords and mudflaps lol?
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    These days, 5 grand buys an e70 X5 3.0SD ...

    Haha, we'll have this old bus until it dies i think, have really grown to love it!
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    These days, 5 grand buys an e70 X5 3.0SD ...

    Its been struggling to start below 3oC occasionally as the glow plug controller is dead (INPA says all 6 glow plugs are gone, which is the usual sign of failure), plus when it does get going, it chuggs out a decent amount of blue smoke, so it needed doing really. Probably not essential as we are...
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    These days, 5 grand buys an e70 X5 3.0SD ...

    If i cant get it sorted on Sat when i have a 2nd go at it, i might have to take you up on that 😂 You could go test drive a Taycan at Porsche Centre Brooklands as well ...
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    These days, 5 grand buys an e70 X5 3.0SD ...

    I've bought some picks to break the bloody tabs off, but if that doesnt work ... .... this does sound like an excellent plan. Also, your bear hands could deffo get the tabs undone, if they could fit in the stupidly small space that is 😂 :ROFLMAO: Yeah, its far worse than the 335d for some...
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    These days, 5 grand buys an e70 X5 3.0SD ...

    Lol. Its been an absolute pain!! Out of interest, were all your hoses etc to the right of the manifold literally caked in sludge and oily gunk? Mine is absolutely disgusting .... got through about 8 pairs of disposable gloves so far.
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    Audi S4 Avant Family Wagon

    I find exactly the same with BMW stuff, to the point where as a keen DIYer, i only tend to buy models that the Americans get. They go all in on DIY guides for everything, whereas people in the UK just seem to take it to the garage when it breaks, then moan that they get ripped off.
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    These days, 5 grand buys an e70 X5 3.0SD ...

    In todays episode of "Daves broken X5" .... time to replace the glow plug controller. This is apparently a bit of a pig of a job, but should be 2-3 hours at most ... First bit is easy Then its time to remove the inlet manifold, everything undone/removed and the thing just wont budge. It seems...
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    Cars you sold that are now worth a fortune

    Z3M Roadster Clio Trophy 306 Rallye 106 Gti Mini GP1 Worse ones are the 2 x e46 M3 Individuals (Velvet Blue manual & Aegean Blue SMG) with all options ticked. Sold for £6k and £9k respectively :ROFLMAO:
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    Mini R55 Clubman

    Loads lol. Hampton has the lounge leather which is quite rare i think. Then as @Gally posted, there was the Bond Street which appears to be the same, just different colours 🤷‍♂️ Couple of things added this week. JCW steering wheel bought off ebay. Arrived and it was hella grim :sick: First go...
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