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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Coaster1 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:23 pm

Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:16 pm
MSport Kin yes. Had it 6.5yrs now which is nearly twice as long as any other car I've owned :shock: It's been very cheap to run really. Only big job it needed was the water pump last year. I did spend near 2k on refrshing the chassis but that was by choice.

Engine is the last of the normally aspirated straight 6es (I'm ignoring the inferior unreliable N53 that followed). Also the last with hydraulic pas.

I have zero need to change it and still utterly love how it drives - very analogue and with skipfuls of feedback. But I feel I need to get out of it before i end up keeping it forever. If I had the room I'd likely never sell it
Ahh, cool thanks.

Not being familiar with BMWs, for some reasons I thought they’re turbocharged rather than n/a. Less to go wrong then 👍

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:43 pm

Coaster1 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:23 pm
Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:16 pm
MSport Kin yes. Had it 6.5yrs now which is nearly twice as long as any other car I've owned :shock: It's been very cheap to run really. Only big job it needed was the water pump last year. I did spend near 2k on refrshing the chassis but that was by choice.

Engine is the last of the normally aspirated straight 6es (I'm ignoring the inferior unreliable N53 that followed). Also the last with hydraulic pas.

I have zero need to change it and still utterly love how it drives - very analogue and with skipfuls of feedback. But I feel I need to get out of it before i end up keeping it forever. If I had the room I'd likely never sell it
Ahh, cool thanks.

Not being familiar with BMWs, for some reasons I thought they’re turbocharged rather than n/a. Less to go wrong then 👍
The 335i was turbocharged. The subsequent F30 generation saw the turbocharging in full swing, hence the N52/N53 in a few models being the last n/a hurrah :(

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Rich B » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:45 pm

Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:43 pm
the N52/N53 in a few models being the last n/a hurrah :(
that would be the S65...!

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Jobbo » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:59 pm

Rich B wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:43 pm
the N52/N53 in a few models being the last n/a hurrah :(
that would be the S65...!
N73 ;)

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:02 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:59 pm
Rich B wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:43 pm
the N52/N53 in a few models being the last n/a hurrah :(
that would be the S65...!
N73 ;)
Straight 6 I meant :lol:

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Jobbo » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:10 pm

Yeah, I thought it was obvious that's what you were talking about - but if Rich wants to be a fanboy pedant then I'll out pedant him :lol:

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Rich B » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:32 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:59 pm
Rich B wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:43 pm
the N52/N53 in a few models being the last n/a hurrah :(
that would be the S65...!
N73 ;)
N73 is older than the S65!

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Mito Man » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:24 pm

Point spectacularly missed there :lol:
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Rich B » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:58 pm

You’re going to have to explain - I’m being blonde I guess!

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Mito Man » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:33 pm

Last BMW NA engine produced.
How about not having a sig at all?

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Rich B » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:44 pm

Mito Man wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Last BMW NA engine produced.
I’ll take your word for it, my interpretation of a last hurrah would be the last NA engine designed/released (which tbh I don’t know, but the S65 was released years after the N73). It’s really not a big deal though!


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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by McSwede » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:20 pm

I was visiting the Nurburgring in spring 2007 and was at the petrol station on the B258 at Döttinger Höhe. As I was filling up Mario Theissen (I'm sure it was him) pulled up in a yet to be released E92 M3 with gaffer tape over the badges. He filled it up with juice and then absolutely spanked it away from the forecourt with loads of wheelspin and hammered off down the road. It sounded bloody great!

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Mito Man » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:30 pm

Funnily enough I followed a E92 M3 with the roof down on the M25 today, he was hammering it between the gantries but must have been the standard exhaust as it made about as much noise as an electric car!
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by simon_g » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:54 pm

Stepwagon going great, got it serviced and undersealed, all ready for inlaws arriving and using it for holiday - so my wife reverses it into a post.

ImageIMG_3082 by kiteless, on Flickr

Repair quote is very steep (not least because of the fancy Honda pearl paint) so have to put it through insurance.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by nuttinnew » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:10 pm

:(
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by jamcg » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:31 pm

simon_g wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Stepwagon going great, got it serviced and undersealed, all ready for inlaws arriving and using it for holiday - so my wife reverses it into a post.

ImageIMG_3082 by kiteless, on Flickr

Repair quote is very steep (not least because of the fancy Honda pearl paint) so have to put it through insurance.
No chance of getting replacement parts from Japan that are already white? I know there would be a colour match issue but would avoid insurance

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by simon_g » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:52 pm

jamcg wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:31 pm
No chance of getting replacement parts from Japan that are already white? I know there would be a colour match issue but would avoid insurance
Possible but even more expensive than repairing these ones. Good secondhand complete tailgate in this colour over £700 + shipping + import duty etc. Probably about £1200 all in shipped by sea. Add a grand to get it here in a fortnight rather than 2 months, they're a big awkward thing to ship. Could probably get a bit cheaper if I was willing to wait for one of the importers to fill a container.

New part from Honda £600ish + shipping + import duty for a bare primer one that would need glass transferring etc.

Cut/weld/panelbeating is expensive but not that expensive.

Bumper would still need repairing too, and the panels behind bumper/tailgate are bent also so those would need sorting out anyway.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Simon » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:09 pm

simon_g wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:54 pm

Repair quote is very steep (not least because of the fancy Honda pearl paint) so have to put it through insurance.
How expensive compared to a divorce?
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by simon_g » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:36 pm

A bargain in comparison!

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