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Forum: Technical Discussion 14-02-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By langlands
Gearbox oil

Just got round to changing diff and gearbox oil. Decided to go with Miller's from opie. The question I have is that the gearbox oil they have recommended and supplies seems to be effectively ATF...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-02-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By langlands
Replaced the top mounts yesterday. They really...

Replaced the top mounts yesterday. They really needed doing as I think the ones on we're originals and the rubber had gone hard and they were falling apart. Hopefully rattle from rear end now...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-02-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By langlands
Thanks guys. Tomorrow's job

Thanks guys.

Tomorrow's job
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-02-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By langlands
Am I the only numpty?

Working down the list of winter jobs I finally got round to replacing the rubber seals surrounding the door handle. They always perish and I thought it would be a real pain to replace. Have...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-02-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By langlands
Rogue top mounts

Replacing the rear top mounts with rogue's.

There is the option to fit the mount with the studs facing down or up. The obvious advantage of downwards is that work on the shocks could be done...
Forum: Technical Discussion 29-01-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By langlands
Front calipers

I find that the front calipers can't take the winter lay offs. If I leave the car for a few weeks I find that either one or the other front calipers are sticky.

I am making the basic assumption...
Forum: Forum Meets 19-01-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,872
Posted By langlands
Not too far from Perth.....well, I think it will...

Not too far from Perth.....well, I think it will need to stretch its legs a bit

So put me down for it
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions 15-01-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,196
Posted By langlands
Will see how things go. One side was just...

Will see how things go. One side was just surface rust. Other side only had a couple of pin holes where it went right through. I "lined" the inside of the worst bit with a couple of layers of...
Forum: Off Topic 11-12-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By langlands
Well. Took the plunge and bought one. It's a...

Well. Took the plunge and bought one. It's a 2003 cl500 with amg additions like wheels and spoilers etc. Only done 56k miles and looks pretty damned good.

Had it a week now and although...
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 02-12-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By langlands
Yes. If the bids don't meet the reserve but are...

Yes. If the bids don't meet the reserve but are close, the auctioneers will usually contact the owner to see if they will take the offer. Probably no where near the reserve
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 01-12-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By langlands
Definitely a bad time to sell. It was the...

Definitely a bad time to sell. It was the classic auction at Morris Leslie last weekend. Of the 170 lots on offer there are only 74 being shown on the sold list. Sod's law was that the cl500 I was...
Forum: Off Topic 22-11-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By langlands
Yes,that shape exactly. You can get a good amg...

Yes,that shape exactly. You can get a good amg one for around 6k

Have to admit it is getting more tempting.
Forum: Off Topic 22-11-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By langlands
The responses I got when querying the wisdom of...

The responses I got when querying the wisdom of buying a jcw cooper s were good. The silence about the idea of a cl500 is worrying. Nobody ever have one or just to shocked to comment??????
Forum: Off Topic 19-11-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By langlands
Mercedes cl500

No accounting for taste, my wife isn't a fan of the coupe, but she fancies one of the older merc cl500s. You can get what appears to be an awful lot of car for very little money. Remembering...
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 14-11-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By langlands
I understand why it would be 7K in 2006 as the...

I understand why it would be 7K in 2006 as the dealer in 2010 stated that the mileage had been zeroed on import. However, the prospective buyer did state that the speedo was reading circa 55K and...
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 13-11-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By langlands
And I would worry a little more about the fact...

And I would worry a little more about the fact that it was reported as about 55k miles back in 2010 and now it is only 51k. Looks like it's only done minus 600 miles per annum.......
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 02-11-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By langlands
I'd also go for the centre text one........

I'd also go for the centre text one........
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions 02-11-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By langlands
Exterior air temp sensor

Had my rear wings off for paint and when removing the temp sensor it fell apart.

The BMW item is NLA. And at the list price of £136 it can stay NLA

Fitted an after market sensor but it is...
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions 22-10-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By langlands
Bonnet compatability

Winter project will be fixing the bonnet. Previous owner heavy handed and a few deep stone chips. Probably easier to buy a spare bonnet with no ripples and spray to colour.

I think all z3...
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 17-10-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By langlands
Ebay auctions for motors are not binding. ...

Ebay auctions for motors are not binding. Neither buyer or seller has a legal obligation to complete. It may be unethical to let a no reserve auction run to closure and then not complete, but you...
Forum: General Discussion 16-10-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By langlands
Those are the same sizes as on mine. I have...

Those are the same sizes as on mine. I have Michelin Pilot sport 3's I like them. I hated the continentals that were on it when I bought it. Had dunlops on my roadie and didn't like them either....
Forum: M Coupe Journals 19-09-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By langlands
Shame I didn't know. I went up for a run...

Shame I didn't know. I went up for a run across to Oban yesterday and was in tyndrum. Just love the run from tyndrum to dalmally........
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By langlands
Good news. Replacement of impact sensor fixed...

Good news. Replacement of impact sensor fixed problem and MOT test passed with no advisories.

However, can't see where water is getting in. The sound proofing under the carpet to the rear of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By langlands
Bugger, Damp under the carpet has not helped...

Bugger, Damp under the carpet has not helped the sensor.

So, Will replace sensor and then try to find where damp coming from
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By langlands
Sorry. Skipped to the last post and missed it......

Sorry. Skipped to the last post and missed it...

Anyway, thanks guys. I will remove seat see what I find
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