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Forum: Other Marques
19 December 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By AndyC_772

Fun as they were, I wouldn't touch another old...

Fun as they were, I wouldn't touch another old Impreza, and I had four of them back in the day. Service every 6 months / 7500 miles? Sod that, life's too short. My P1 always seemed to need something...
02 December 2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,821
Posted By AndyC_772

Advertise a large, fragile and expensive item for...

Advertise a large, fragile and expensive item for sale, clearly listed as 'collection in person only'.

Buyer clicks 'buy it now' and pays in full.

A minute later, message received, "please post...
Forum: Other Marques
28 April 2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By AndyC_772

I have an F10 530D... lovely car, but quite big...

I have an F10 530D... lovely car, but quite big and heavy, and not the most obvious starting point for a properly capable performance car IMHO. For all its technology, the M5 isn't any smaller or...
Forum: Other Marques
21 March 2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By AndyC_772

Up until very recently I'd have said manual,...

Up until very recently I'd have said manual, always. My current car is a 530D, probably the only manual one in the country.

A couple of weeks ago I test drove a 435i, which was an 8 speed auto. I...
11 February 2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,802
Posted By AndyC_772

I bought mine new around Jan 2000, from a dealer...

I bought mine new around Jan 2000, from a dealer at the opposite end of the country because their waiting list was 'only' 3 months, rather than 6+ locally!
07 February 2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,353
Posted By AndyC_772

Right now I have a "super hub" VMDG480, but...

Right now I have a "super hub" VMDG480, but they're a bit vague about the new one. The web site says
07 February 2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,353
Posted By AndyC_772

I see I'm now eligible for an upgrade from 150M...

I see I'm now eligible for an upgrade from 150M to 200M, but that it involves getting a new modem from VM.

Given that I'm actually getting about 160M right now, is there any point upgrading? Has...
07 February 2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,802
Posted By AndyC_772

I still pop by from time to time to see if there...

I still pop by from time to time to see if there are any interesting stories, but that's about it. After four Imprezas I'd had enough of the cost and hassle... now I'm happier with a nice, comfy BMW...
Forum: Other Marques
20 January 2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By AndyC_772

Before you settle for a 330D, try a 530D. I've...

Before you settle for a 330D, try a 530D. I've had mine for a couple of years and I'm very happy with it. Over 40mpg is normal on any run long enough for the engine to warm up.

I drove a current...
24 September 2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,704
Posted By AndyC_772

I thought much the same, but then read the actual...

I thought much the same, but then read the actual letter from the EPA to VW:

http://www3.epa.gov/otaq/cert/documents/vw-nov-caa-09-18-15.pdf

Page 2, last 2 paragraphs. Any "AECD" must be...
24 July 2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,856
Posted By AndyC_772

Terminator 2 - thumbs up Terminator 2 final...

Terminator 2 - thumbs up

Terminator 2 final scene - YouTube
10 July 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By AndyC_772

Yes :) From the archives...

Yes :)

From the archives (https://www.scoobynet.com/non-scooby-related-4/508304-home-brewing-an-illustrated-photo-guide.html)... nearly 10 years ago now. Gee, I feel old.
15 June 2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,775
Posted By AndyC_772

That's brilliant, really glad it's worked out for...

That's brilliant, really glad it's worked out for you in the end. Car looks mint :)
24 April 2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By AndyC_772

802.3ac via a Netgear R7000 running DD-WRT, VM...

802.3ac via a Netgear R7000 running DD-WRT, VM 100 meg service:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/4313012311.png (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4313012311)

[edit]: that's with my old laptop...
19 April 2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By AndyC_772

It's not surprising, really. Burn gas at home,...

It's not surprising, really. Burn gas at home, and you get 100% of the heat from combustion right there inside your boiler where it's needed. Burn the same gas in a power station, and thanks to the...
20 February 2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By AndyC_772

I bought one of these: Gigaset C620A...

I bought one of these:

Gigaset C620A Cordless Phone with Answer Machine and: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

It's set up so that anonymous calls don't ring at all. I also leave the answering machine...
22 January 2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By AndyC_772

You can drive an un-taxed car to and from a...

You can drive an un-taxed car to and from a pre-booked MoT test. You can also drive it to or from a repairer, if that repair is one which is required in order to pass the MoT.

An advisory note...
21 January 2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By AndyC_772

The hardest "where's Wally?" ever!

The hardest "where's Wally?" ever!
07 January 2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By AndyC_772

http://www.markeluk.com/

http://www.markeluk.com/
22 November 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 788
Posted By AndyC_772

Bad idea, they don't get nearly hot enough to...

Bad idea, they don't get nearly hot enough to make a decent cup of tea.

This one does, though :D

10 Second Kettle - YouTube
18 November 2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,376
Posted By AndyC_772

I thought TDL died some time ago... shame.

I thought TDL died some time ago... shame.
18 November 2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,376
Posted By AndyC_772

It might be worth seeing what you can find on the...

It might be worth seeing what you can find on the used market. I also have a pair of MA800 Gold stand-mounted speakers, which I bought nearly 20 years ago (yikes! that makes me feel old...), and...
18 November 2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,376
Posted By AndyC_772

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Monitor Audio...

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Monitor Audio yet. Love my Studio 20SE's...
15 November 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,838
Posted By AndyC_772

Gutted for you mate, that's terrible :(

Gutted for you mate, that's terrible :(
Forum: Other Marques
14 November 2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,521
Posted By AndyC_772

At risk of asking a dumb question... how do I...

At risk of asking a dumb question... how do I know that a DPF regen needs doing, or has happened, or is in the process of happening?

I have an F10 530d, which generally gets used for a couple of...
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