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    Re: New member in Staffordshire

    welcome yellowbelly, enjoy your new Marlin!
  2. Thread: Project Binky

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    Re: Project Binky

    It has been a while, I think this really is the longest running project car on YouTube now :D
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    Re: Wiper motor wiped, new shock mounts

    Good idea to check, it is set to toe in a bit, but it’s been a long time since I last checked
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    Re: Wiper motor wiped, new shock mounts

    The work was all worth it, passed MOT no comments.

    Well except the shoulder on the inner front tyres is getting a bit thin – but I was expecting that.

    it’ll need new front tyres at some...
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    Re: The end of an era?

    Once you drill down a modern car to it's simplest form it's no different to an older car. Suspension, brakes, wheels, bearings, steering etc. The drive will change, certainly the last generations of...
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    Re: Wiper motor wiped, new shock mounts

    I think a lot of the parts are getting to an age where stuff breaks, but yeah had quite a few this year. A lot of it is around 17 years old now.

    I spent some time today replacing yet another...
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    Wiper motor wiped, new shock mounts

    Took a test drive after swapping the shock top mounts. It’s a few days until MOT time and this is obviously when things like to break. I had no wipers, no washer fluid pump. After some diagnostics...
  8. Thread: SAD NEWS

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    Re: SAD NEWS

    Sad :( Please pass my condolances on to his family & friends
  9. 'Just' a split in the feed hose to the clutch master

    Sometimes you shouldn’t touch a thing, although in this case it was probably good I did. Sportster clutch pipe from the reservoir to the master had a split so it leaked everywhere – outside the...
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    Re: Owners club badge and Beeline Moto mount.

    Nice, thanks for the update. Like the 'fun mode' idea you dont always want the quickest road. I sometimes go for a random drive then use nav to find my way back to some roads I know.
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    Re: Owners club badge and Beeline Moto mount.

    Looks great, let us know how well the nav works :)
  12. Thread: Fuel Tank

    by Patrick
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    Re: Fuel Tank

    2005 E30 Sportster - this was mine mounted with the stock hardware:

    https://www.msportster.co.uk/gallery/rolling-chassis-build/construction205.jpg
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    Re: Reattaching the offside front cycle wing...

    There's a good selection fastners in different materials here https://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/ - used them for my wing stay stainless fastners.
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    Re: LED replacement indicator bulbs

    Nice, I did something similar on my Sportster, LED's all round except headlights and spotlights (I needed to change my flasher relay for one that didn't go mad though).

    I also added 3rd level...
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    Re: may i view your sportster?

    I'm quite far away from you in Hampshire south of Basingstoke. If you do find yourself in this part of the world you're welcome to come look, mines a 2005 E30 BMW based Sportster, windscreen + wide...
  16. Re: New year - is it time to renew my MoC Subscription?

    Mines on 26/01/2022 - do you want us to bank transfer the renewal sooner or wait for the date :)
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    Re: Washed the Sportster!

    Very shiny :)
  18. Thread: Project Binky

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    Re: Project Binky

    Always look forward to these, I like the custom wheels.
  19. Thread: cockpit size.

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    Re: cockpit size.

    Not been in a Roadster but I’m not the smallest or lightest of people and fit fine in my Sportster. If you’re anywhere near Basingstoke area you’re welcome to have a look.
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    New poly diff bushes

    The differential has been sqeaking and nods up and down under load so it was time to get some new bushes.

    Both sets of bushes are from https://www.powerflex.co.uk/ – the main rear diff bush is...
  21. Engine/gearbox mounts, ball joints and alternator

    Recently the alternator hit the chassis when I changed direction, a good indication that the engine and gearbox mounts might need some attention. Unfortunately the alternator bearings were damaged...
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    Re: M52TU Alterantives

    I've used an 'EWS Emulator' on a non TU M52 to sort an EWS issue where the units was out of sync. I need to look up exactly what it was but it was similar to this:...
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    Re: M52TU Alterantives

    There still an ODB port on the loom? Could try plugging in some diag tools see if the DME has thrown any codes. I've used INPA and Carsoft on E36's.
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    Re: M52TU Alterantives

    Has EWS been disabled? If not they can go out of sync / bad and cause a no start. There are ways around it.
  25. Thread: cabin size

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    Re: cabin size

    Im a bigger/taller driver and the Sportster is pretty roomy. I've not been in a Roadster but I have been in a caterham 7 which was waaaay too small.
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