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About cruiser647

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    BBC Correspondant
  • Birthday 03/01/1969

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    Anywhere but work....
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    Nice cars, IT, squash
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    PC support
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    Audi A6 2.7T Avant Quattro Tip
  1. BMW M5 Review

    Short and direct!
  2. 2007 S6 MMI screen failed?

    When you removed the old screen, did you power it up at all? Did anything appear on it? Have you got VAG-Com to plug into the car and do some tests, check for error codes etc? With regard the rest, with my S8 (same V10), one of the previous owners removed the silly little engine flaps in the inlet manifold to avoid future problems. And he got it coded to cater for it too. Fuel rail pumps - very rare for them to go. Again, check VAG-Com for error codes on it (it can check the parking sensors too). One thing though, I always used Shell petrol in it, no supermarket, Esso, Total etc stuff was used, so might be worth putting in soem Miller's fuel additive see if that clears stuff and a new fuel filter. Hope that helps?
  3. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    You might have thought he'd know he can't/shouldn't drive a manual..... Oh well. People!
  4. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    Mean dad! My A8 has the anti-collision (front) thing and it brakes for you after flashing up on the dash, if it thinks you are getting too close. I found out as someone was going right at some lights, I was going left and my car 'thought' I was a bit too close and braked a bit until they were out of scope and let the brakes off. Nice touch! Maybe Romain Grosjean can try out the anti-collision stuff first...
  5. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    Active Security Pack - do you let the big bouncer out of the boot and he patrols the car each time you stop? Surround View is good! Did Junior get the drive the Cayenne and will he get to drive the M?
  6. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    I have just had a look at the F10 and newer model on Wiki - but I didn't get to check the interior of the newer one (F90?). The F10 looks fine though. Losing that horrid 'dispaly pod' thing for the i-drive screen in the V10 M5. It looks properly integrated now. Three power output choices! Man!!! Red one sir?
  7. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    M5 - with or without a towbar (just in case....) Are the M5s X-Drive or just RWD these days?
  8. New A6 Sline Avant

    Which one have you gone for?
  9. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    Oooh, won't be an estate though? If bothered...
  10. In which case, I'd have a '68 Lincoln with Audi style modern inerds please, but a big chuffing Yank V8 to keep the character.
  11. New pants please

    4wd cannot make up for stupidity. Like hanging on to the car as it slides down a hill... or thinking of getting out of the moving car and into the direction it which it is travelling.... A bit like curling... hit one, and it scoots off on it's own. Oh, and then trying to stop a 2 tonne lump of metal sliding down hill on snow, by hanging on to it? Really?
  12. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    And?????? Well? Did you do it????
  13. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    Ooooh!!! A proper Thunder Wagon! Just 2 words for you sir... 'Do it!'. Many red ones about? Or should that be, any red ones about?
  14. New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

    That does look good! What happened to the wing vents though?
  15. S8 V10 findings after a few weeks of ownership

    It has gone. My days of horizon chasing to a background of sweet revving V10 goodness are over. I doubt they will come back. . Still, 17 months of (expense) and smiles and V10 and Warp factoring and mmmm!!!! Downside was that it was drinking me out of house and home. A few thnings were showing up and would have to be addressed But, it had to be done. Instead, I am in (another) V6 diesel A8. I thought about the V8 TDi with it's torque wave, but will probably get that next time round. (how ever long or short that may be). Completely different animal. Needs a prod to get going - but goes well. Whereas the S8 only needed a feather resting on the throttle and up came 80+. Damn sharp response!