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    Hi all,

    Needed a cheap daily runner, so bought a 328i Coupe, do a lot of miles so can't be bothered with changing gear, hence the Auto
    110k 4 owners, getting delivered on the 1st of June, fresh service and MOT.
    Fully comp ins in place, with business mileage, £207 thank you AXA, unlike Adrian flux (£3900) twice what I paid for the car.....

    Looks to be lowered, has a rumble on the exhaust note and a filter held on with duct tape.......

    Other than that, not a bad old beast.
    It'll get an LPG conversion soon, other than that, from what I read, M50 inlet manifold is a must, Alpine head unit will be going in for bluetooth etc.
    We'll see how it goes, last year I did 30k so hope it'll do me proud.

    Location wise PE12, not far from Kings Lynn, Wisbech and meets let me know, I had a look but couldn't see any listed for 2013??
     
     

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    Well so far so good, 125 miles over the weekend and going strong.
    As the car got delivered on Saturday, I've not had much time to review it, so far, rev counter lights are out, computer says washer fluid low, but it's full........

    Brake judder is the worst problem, might be lack of use sat in a garage for who knows how long, or they're bent.
    Either way, I'll be driving from Lincolnshire, to Birmingham, to Bristol, to Portsmouth this week, if they don't get any better, then it's upgrade time!!!!
    Other than that, straight through the MOT.

    Takes some getting used to having such a small/low car, but it still smells like a BMW, rides like one and feels just like it should, looking forward to may fun miles, driving around the UK!

    Later peeps.
     
     

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    Well good run yesterday, Birmingham to Bristol, did very well on the fuel front, but that's motorway miles for you!!

    Anyone want to beat it....... :-)

    Note to self, when parking REVERSE in.......

    Portsmouth today, lovely and sunny.
    Saw a bright yellow convertible on the way down, roof down!!! GOOD LAD!!

    Filled the water bottle up at the weekend, all 5L of it...... Now empty..... Me thinks I have a leak... lol

    O and won a rear shelf with blind yesterday!!!!!!!

    Later peeps.
     
     

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    Sod it, brakes not getting any better, in fact poss more judder, new drilled and grooved Mintex with pads ordered, with Goodridge 6 line kit.... Ouch!

    Wanted a new key the other day, phoned Kings Lynn BMW...... £117 for the key, £60 for half an hours labour to program, both plus vat....
     
     

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    Well been busy working "as usual" so far 2.5k this month, still running sweet as a nut.

    Drilled and grooved discs with pads fitted, no more juddering!!!!!!
    Very good bit of kit, pulls up well, I like.

    Found the water leak on the washer system, looks to be form the passenger headlight washer, been looking on Flebay, but not found a new one yet.....

    Got a thumbs up from a lad in a van on the M25 yesterday!!!

    Not much else to report, must finish fitting the head unit and gps etc, I'm going to hard wire the car kit etc, weekend job.

    Tempted to get the M50 manifold, big throttle body and remap done next month, we'll see how the pennies are........

    Later peeps, keep on truckin!
     
     

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    Front and rear drilled and grooved doing very well, so much better than the old discs and pads!

    New mouldings arrived today, might see if I can get them fitted tonight before the gym.

    Still no faults to note.

    Running strong got 50.5 mpg from Luton to home yesterday.

    Really should be motivated and fit the rear blind at the weekend, then again the British GP is on at the weekend..... ;-)

    Have fun.
     
     

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    Fitted black mouldings last night, looks allot better than the sprayed, yet flaking blue ones, which were cracked to bits from the last person trying to snap them on/off......
    Sorted the water leak, just unplugged the washer headlight pump!!
    Fingers crossed might wash and wax at the weekend.
    Must find time to fit the rear parcel shelf with the blind.........

    Other than that, sweet as a nut!
     
     

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    Manifold, remap, BBTB all booked in for next week!!!!

    Can't wait, I'll be having some fun next weekend!!

    Rock on peeps.
     
     

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    Played a new game on the way home last night, how low can you go....... Would have gone further but didn't have a jerry can with me, LOL.20130704_173718.jpg20130704_173722.jpg
     
     

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    Well all excited for tomorrow, Manifold, remap, BBTB here we come, I'll be having some fun this weekend!!
    Not much else to report, fitted new number plates so legal and Euro covered, bling'd with chrome.
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