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by Swervin_Mervin
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142089

Re: Your fleet running reports

Problem with V-Power is that by me it's about £1.45 a litre, significantly more than the £1.25ish that most other SUL's come in at, especially Tesco for their 99. Yep. Mainly why I stopped bothering. That said, it has historically been proven to aid keeping the engine nice and clean. BP Ultimate's ...
by Swervin_Mervin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142089

Re: Your fleet running reports

Why should supermarket fuel be avoided? Nonsense. I only ever buy Super from the local Tesco or Sainsbury's and the car runs fine. Ironically the only time we've had trouble with either of our beemers was on BP Ultimate... It's more important you buy from a station that's busy as you're less likely ...
by Swervin_Mervin
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Movie Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 22037

Re: The Movie Thread

JLv3.0 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:57 am
In that case I'll only see the unedited version 👍🏼
There's talk of the "full" full version being put on Netflix as a mini-series. 4hrs+ I believe, with several of the characters fleshed out more than the film running time constraints permitted.
by Swervin_Mervin
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Decent Recent TV
Replies: 922
Views: 28780

Re: Decent Recent TV

The Boys I enjoyed this. Violent, pretty well paced, Karl Urban is tons of fun (as are all the cast) and it's generally a good, dark laugh in the same vein as Preacher (same showrunners effectively). Worth a poke. 7 interestingly placed pieces of C4 out of 10. Yep agreed. 2 episodes in and really e...
by Swervin_Mervin
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged
Replies: 52
Views: 925

Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Just to be clear I'm not looking to criticise the Taycan and its performance relative to an ICE, simply it would help in the article if there were more context to the test. They could even have included any similar attempts in other hybrid/fully electric vehicles, or simply just a breakdown of the l...
by Swervin_Mervin
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged
Replies: 52
Views: 925

Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Electric Porsche Taycan does 2,128 miles in 24 hours at the Nardo track At the high-speed Nardo test track in Italy, Porsche ran the Taycan for a full 24 hours, stopping as needed to recharge, averaged speeds between 120mph and 134mph, endured track temperatures of up to 42C and managed to cover an...
by Swervin_Mervin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Weber fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 658

Re: Any Weber fans?

Best firelighter I ever used was a pine cone. We were on honeymoon and had forgotten firelighters when out shopping. I tried using fecking all sorts to get the BBQ going (balled up paper, an old rag). Then I realised the villa was set on a hillside which was covered in pine trees and there were con...
by Swervin_Mervin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Weber fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 658

Re: Any Weber fans?

Best firelighter I ever used was a pine cone. We were on honeymoon and had forgotten firelighters when out shopping. I tried using fecking all sorts to get the BBQ going (balled up paper, an old rag). Then I realised the villa was set on a hillside which was covered in pine trees and there were cone...
by Swervin_Mervin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Weber fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 658

Re: Any Weber fans?

I wold like to do a few slow roasts, ideally a Sunday roast, so I’ll need to play around with the charcoal and get used to it before attempting that. No chance of that on mine - it's an Outback Flamer. And it lives up to the name :lol: I once managed to do a cote de boeuf to be fair, that I did for...
by Swervin_Mervin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Weber fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 658

Re: Any Weber fans?

Swerv, have you tried National Trust properties local to you? Several near me make their own charcoal from the local woodlands. Good shout actually. I don't recall ever seeing any when I've been there but I'll check that out ta. There did used to be a local "urban" coppiceman who we got wood from t...
by Swervin_Mervin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any Weber fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 658

Re: Any Weber fans?

Weber charcoal is certainly good quality - gets to temp quickly and doesn't disintegrate after 5mins either. I just wish I could find a decent supplier of locally produced charcoal tbh.
by Swervin_Mervin
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: BMW B58 engine teardown
Replies: 23
Views: 552

Re: BMW B58 engine teardown

JLv3.0 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:15 pm
0.75x FTW then :lol:

Next :D
Just tried it and you know what? Somewhat hilariously he actually sounds more normal (albeit like he's had a couple of cans) :lol:
by Swervin_Mervin
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142089

Re: Your fleet running reports

Mike, get it done at a main dealer - they’ll just charge you the book price. An indie will charge more because it’ll take longer than the book says and they’ll have to replace any other old bits they break in the process. Thankfully not my indie. They charge based on the quoted job time as a maximu...
by Swervin_Mervin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: BMW B58 engine teardown
Replies: 23
Views: 552

Re: BMW B58 engine teardown

Great vid but is it just me that thinks it would have been better if he'd just slowed the fvxk down with his talking? I had to rewind a couple of times to see wtf he was talking about! It's free content Mike, you can't really grumble about it. Fwiw Mr Papadakis is one of my go-to channels. Put it o...
by Swervin_Mervin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: BMW B58 engine teardown
Replies: 23
Views: 552

Re: BMW B58 engine teardown

Great vid but is it just me that thinks it would have been better if he'd just slowed the fvxk down with his talking? I had to rewind a couple of times to see wtf he was talking about!
by Swervin_Mervin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142089

Re: Your fleet running reports

Lastly, anyone any ideas why I might have a load of oil pooled in the well between the plugs for cyl1 & 2? Apart from a crap topping up job by you know who... On the puma that was caused by a flaky rocker cover gasket (and was horrible to clean out), but I'm not sure if that's relatable to the E90 ...
by Swervin_Mervin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142089

Re: Your fleet running reports

New coils fitted to 1 & 2 and all's well again. Smooth running values for cyl5 seem a little wild but a quick Google shows that to be quite common. I'll look into that further but it's otherwise running smooth. I might order another 4 coils tbh and just change them on cyls3-6 anyway now I know how q...
by Swervin_Mervin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Weather Thread.
Replies: 301
Views: 9352

Re: The Weather Thread.

108oF and blue skies here... high humidity (85%+) in the mornings though. Sat by pool drinking dark and stormys (stormies?) made with Gosling’s Black Seal rum and Gosling’s ginger beer...I’ve just worked out I can commute from here! 😂 Bastard. You in Bermuda? I've got the Black Seal. I'll have to m...
by Swervin_Mervin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142089

Re: Your fleet running reports

Simon wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:28 am

So just about to pull the trigger ...
Stop that. Stop that right now.
Trigger...squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezed, and bam! Pulled.
by Swervin_Mervin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5563
Views: 142089

Re: Your fleet running reports

With the return of cold weather comes the return of the misfire on the 330. 4rse. Quick turn off and back on yesterday evening sorted it. However, this morning it's refusing to sort itself through that approach. Persistent misfire on Cyl1, whereas the previous intermittent misfire was Cyl2. So just ...