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Forum: General Discussion 28-06-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By danp
I did the IAM years ago and failed it the first...

I did the IAM years ago and failed it the first time, one of the factors being that I wasn't making enough progress (i.e. driving quickly enough). Think I had a mk1 GTI back then. ;-)

Can't recall...
Forum: Technical Discussion 15-06-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,535
Posted By danp
Slightly off topic.. but some of you might find...

Slightly off topic.. but some of you might find it interesting... S54 vs S65 and turbos.

http://www.billswebspace.com/S54S65.htm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions 12-05-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,345
Posted By danp
I really wanted to buy an E30 M3 a few years ago,...

I really wanted to buy an E30 M3 a few years ago, looked at a few, and travelled a long way to see a really tidy, low mileage one.. but it felt so slow I just couldn't do it.

Might have been that...
Forum: General Discussion 25-03-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By danp
I'd really like a Z4 3.0i coupé at some...

I'd really like a Z4 3.0i coupé at some point... looks great IMHO and compared to the Z4MC they have a nice light alloy/magnesium engine, good mpg, under 225 co2 and a much better boot! ;-)
Forum: Off Topic 27-01-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,634
Posted By danp
If you're a fan of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" ...

If you're a fan of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" ;-)

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-32085362.html
Forum: Off Topic 21-01-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,634
Posted By danp
Also got to have "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" in...

Also got to have "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" in there ;-)
Forum: Off Topic 20-01-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,634
Posted By danp
The Usual Suspects and Memento are two that...

The Usual Suspects and Memento are two that always spring to my mind.
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 14-01-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By danp
Good choice, must be one of the last big lump NA...

Good choice, must be one of the last big lump NA engines that'll be in this type of car for the forseeable! (ever?)
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 14-01-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By danp
Looks nice, what's the new toy?

Looks nice, what's the new toy?
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions 07-01-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,960
Posted By danp
Weird, I have been with Admiral/Elephant for...

Weird, I have been with Admiral/Elephant for years but it's gone up a fair bit (about 25%) this year (which didn't suprise me as that seems to be the case at the minute).. but have got a decent quote...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By danp
Was getting insurance quotes for my CSL recently...

Was getting insurance quotes for my CSL recently and one of them came up with a helpful valuation of £12,950, as mentioned with anything a little bit unusual you might as well throw the guide books...
Forum: Off Topic 24-12-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,367
Posted By danp
Sad news indeed.. but I'd be very suprised if...

Sad news indeed.. but I'd be very suprised if things went completely pear shaped there, linky had a typo John, here you go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RplEKGs6Yj4
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 02-12-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,455
Posted By danp
What about the steel grey S54? - sounds like you...

What about the steel grey S54? - sounds like you could get a deal before this w/e then it's being traded...
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 19-11-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,969
Posted By danp
Good luck with the sale Steve, suprised it hasn't...

Good luck with the sale Steve, suprised it hasn't gone already...can't be many with all the right bits on them and in this condition out there..
Forum: General Discussion 19-11-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By danp
In general I'd say that a new engine would reduce...

In general I'd say that a new engine would reduce the value on a car, as you mention would imply that the car has been mistreated. (and has always put me off when I've seen that in an advert)..I...
Forum: Technical Discussion 28-09-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,053
Posted By danp
I don't think any of the S54 and S50 engines I've...

I don't think any of the S54 and S50 engines I've had in various M's (or one's I've listened to) have been without some noise/ticking ... IMHO they sound quite "mechanical" as you might expect with...
Forum: Off Topic 23-09-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By danp
Just checked them out on PH, quite fancy one at...

Just checked them out on PH, quite fancy one at some point, either model wld do me ;-)

Lainston house eh, vnice there, have a good time!
Forum: Off Topic 23-09-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By danp
lovely looking car, 4.3 or 4.7? will keep an...

lovely looking car, 4.3 or 4.7?

will keep an eye (and ear) open for you tomo then!

dan (in winchester)
Forum: For Sale or Wanted 13-09-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By danp
Not ever done so .. but NMR should sort it out if...

Not ever done so .. but NMR should sort it out if you send them the evidence, no idea how long that could take tho! Good Luck.
Forum: Off Topic 11-08-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,593
Posted By danp
You can't buy provenance! The low miler (and...

You can't buy provenance!

The low miler (and not so low) E30 M3's have really rocketed over the last few years... kicking myself over one I almost bought at 6k! Can't see me having one at these...
Forum: Forum Meets 06-08-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,360
Posted By danp
These novice only track days might be worth a...

These novice only track days might be worth a look:

http://www.clubmsv.com/car-home/novice-only.aspx


BMW car club were doing some also at half price:

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If you have done more than three...
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By danp
Actually the turbo's (N54) are based on the alloy...

Actually the turbo's (N54) are based on the alloy block of the previous gen M54 engine.

The N52 2.5i and 3.0i NA have the magnesium/alloy block and were mentioned by BMW as being particularly...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,199
Posted By danp
Yep 240kg for the S85 in the M5/M6 and 217kg for...

Yep 240kg for the S85 in the M5/M6 and 217kg for an S54 apparently... V8 S65 in the latest M3 is 202kg.
Forum: Good or Bad Dealer? 01-08-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,498
Posted By danp
Don't know him .. but what's your car, S50 or...

Don't know him .. but what's your car, S50 or S54?

Had a main dealer and a well known specialist tell me that a semi-synth 10/40 was better for my S50 engined Z3MC than a fully synth.
Forum: Off Topic 09-06-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By danp
I like these old Germanic buses, not had a Merc...

I like these old Germanic buses, not had a Merc but like the 124 series, in all versions, deffo cool in my book (I do have two old mk2 Golf's though, so appreciate cars from this era!)

Minimal...
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