General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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MRN
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posted 23 Mar 2018 12:03, edited 23 Mar 2018 12:03
swiftus wrote: Used to be obsessed with cars in my younger days (probably the only subscriber to CAR magazine in my school, yes nan kid), dreaming about a dream garage of cars.

Have no idea what the big supercars are nowadays. Watching one of those videos was great, that Pagani looks like a spaceship. Amazing what can be created when you're selling a car for £m's.

I was the same but turned my obsession into my work.

The Pagani is really a no cost object build. Even the dials and switch gear are CNC machined. Its insane.
Crackajack
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6917 posts since 21/4/05

23 Mar 2018 21:25
Nice content mate.

Saw a Porsche 911 flatnose today (late 80s mod?) and did a proper double take.
andymakesglasses
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20063 posts since 26/1/06

26 Mar 2018 09:47
swiftus wrote: Used to be obsessed with cars in my younger days (probably the only subscriber to CAR magazine in my school, yes nan kid), dreaming about a dream garage of cars.

Likewise. I wanted to be a car designer and ended up studying car design at uni.
MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

5 Apr 2018 08:29
Had a chance to take the M2 on the track for the first time towards the back end of last year and see what the car was capable on the limits. Some more set up required to make it perfect.

MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

20 Apr 2018 17:23
You may have seen my Art Car M2 GTS, either in person or images. Now you can take a look at what inspired it, and how it was created.
A collaboration with fashion brand MARR London, car wrapped before painting by V-Styling. If you want to see the car in person it will be at our Cars & Caffeine meet next Sunday the 29th of April.

toocan
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691 posts since 7/11/07

posted 20 Apr 2018 20:07, edited 20 Apr 2018 20:07
Awesome project, where's the meet on the 29th any links?
MRN
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posted 23 Apr 2018 12:52, edited 23 Apr 2018 12:52
toocan wrote: Awesome project, where's the meet on the 29th any links?

Cheers.

Its at my place https://www.evolveautomotive.com

Starts at 9am until around 1pm.

You can see a previous one here:

MRN
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posted 27 Apr 2018 15:57, edited 27 Apr 2018 15:57
The quest for 200 MPH GPS in my daily driver 4 door family saloon. Smiling

swede
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7492 posts since 21/3/09

27 Apr 2018 21:45
jeez that m5 is fast
Burt
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5108 posts since 3/1/10

28 Apr 2018 04:50
That's Tommy's touring car applicstion fucked.
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

12 Jun 2018 19:55
Evening all. Anyone know if doing excusively short runs in a diesel is bad for the engine over time? I am starting a new job next week and my commute goes from 22 miles each way to 7 miles, driving in a 3.0 BMW X5 diesel (58 plate). Heard mixed reviews but some people saying short runs constantly are a bad idea? Only other place I drive to is the gym, and that's 2-3 miles away every evening…
joe6886
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734 posts since 16/11/08

12 Jun 2018 20:42
It definitely won’t be good for the engine, might not affect it instantly but long term everything will get clogged up. DPF, EGR valve and turbos all need a good run to keep them clean.

If you have to keep the car it would be worth finding a motorway fairly regularly and giving it a good blast.
MrW
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2413 posts since 1/8/11

12 Jun 2018 20:59
Diesels aren't designed for short runs, if your DPF goes it's £££. If you're intent on keeping it, can get the DPF removed and mapped out, cheaper than a new DPF but still not loose change, it's debatable as to the legalities though and needs to be done properly to get through MOTs…..
Burt
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5108 posts since 3/1/10

12 Jun 2018 21:37
Ditch the BMW for a BMX, kris.
MrW
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2413 posts since 1/8/11

12 Jun 2018 21:48
Laughing out loud
swede
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7492 posts since 21/3/09

13 Jun 2018 06:57
Laughing out loud
krisricey
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1754 posts since 24/3/12

13 Jun 2018 12:30
Burt wrote: Ditch the BMW for a BMX, kris.

Not even joking I am half tempted to get my £8k-£9k back and buy a cheap runaround and a decent road bike to get there on…thanks for the feedback though, it's the DPF going that i've heard of before but if theres more sense in selling up then thats what I'll do
swede
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7492 posts since 21/3/09

13 Jun 2018 13:18
could probably pickup an older petrol Porsche for that sort of money
illwill
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3304 posts since 17/5/04

13 Jun 2018 13:58
krisricey wrote: Evening all. Anyone know if doing excusively short runs in a diesel is bad for the engine over time? I am starting a new job next week and my commute goes from 22 miles each way to 7 miles, driving in a 3.0 BMW X5 diesel (58 plate). Heard mixed reviews but some people saying short runs constantly are a bad idea? Only other place I drive to is the gym, and that's 2-3 miles away every evening…

It's not about the distance you travel per se. It's more about engine/exhaust temperatures.

If your 7 mile journey is start-stop in traffic across town then you might have issues. If a chunk of that journey is at 50mph+ then you'll probably be OK.
Kadafi39
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1560 posts since 30/10/09

14 Jun 2018 10:20
Just take it for a decent run every couple of weekends and it will be fine, its a fairly modern car.