Time For Change

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Re: Time For Change

Post by Doggy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:22 pm

My lad's probably scrapping his 11-plate 320D, due to a knackered turbo causing a siezed engine.
No economic way of fixing it. I was amazed, but I'm forced to agree he's better cutting his losses.
To make matters worse, this came weeks after shelling out for a new clutch & dmf.

No, they never go wrong. :roll:
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Re: Time For Change

Post by Welly » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:45 am

But 320d's never..

I thought they'd gotten around the failing turbo/knackered swirly flaps problems years ago? I can't believe a 2011 car needs scrapping :shock:
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Re: Time For Change

Post by Doggy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:12 pm

It's not a ratbag, but a long way from pristine, poverty spec, something like 150k miles, needing tyres & MOT.
Best guess is about 2.5k minimum to get it going versus potential value of not much over 4k.
Apart from all that, he's had to buy something else for transport.
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Re: Time For Change

Post by highlander » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:47 pm

So the 320d went back today, and I came home in my 525i again. All problems appear to have been resolved! Well... time will tell.

Was absolutely pissing down with rain ALL DAY. The 320d must have been a company car for someone utterly unimportant because as well as having no optional extras, it also appeared to have tyres made of polished marble, for all the grip they had in the wet... Traction control light was pretending to be a strobe light at a rave! The 525i is a big old pudding of a car though, and had no such issues.

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Re: Time For Change

Post by Captain Jack » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:21 am

Doggy wrote:It's not a ratbag, but a long way from pristine, poverty spec, something like 150k miles, needing tyres & MOT.
Best guess is about 2.5k minimum to get it going versus potential value of not much over 4k.
Apart from all that, he's had to buy something else for transport.
Is that the same one that was driven through Prescott Hill Climb last year? Or was it a year before... anyhow.. and it had a 'chip' installed?

The scary failures on Germanic ilk is worrying. I was half considering a Merc of some sort after this current 407 has outlived its usefulness as they are just lovely inside but seeing the prices of parts and the fact that certain parts aren't sold separately (why not?!) puts a real dampener on things.
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Re: Time For Change

Post by highlander » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:39 pm

This is the beast:

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Taken on 17th June (the day I collected it originally), on a surprisingly nice day, just outside a Co-Op supermarket in Glasgow. Ever since then either the weather's been awful or the car's been with the dealer, so there are no other photos so far.

It's not as pretty as the Coupe, nor is it as fun around corners. But it's roomy, comfortable, has four doors, and a large boot, and 100% less lacquer peel.
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Re: Time For Change

Post by Doggy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:44 pm

Looks nice Graeme. :mrgreen:

...And a sunny day in the West of Scotland, truly impressive.
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Doggy wrote:It's not a ratbag, but a long way from pristine, poverty spec, something like 150k miles, needing tyres & MOT.
Best guess is about 2.5k minimum to get it going versus potential value of not much over 4k.
Apart from all that, he's had to buy something else for transport.
Is that the same one that was driven through Prescott Hill Climb last year? Or was it a year before... anyhow.. and it had a 'chip' installed?

The scary failures on Germanic ilk is worrying. I was half considering a Merc of some sort after this current 407 has outlived its usefulness as they are just lovely inside but seeing the prices of parts and the fact that certain parts aren't sold separately (why not?!) puts a real dampener on things.
Yep, 2015 I reckon.

Sadly there have been a few reminders of late that not every diesel powertrian is as good as a 406/7
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Re: Time For Change

Post by Welly » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:49 pm

Is....is that WHITE VAN MAN in the background?

He's bloody stalking you landy :lol:

I approve BTW :cheesy:
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Re: Time For Change

Post by Captain Jack » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:48 pm

Nice looking car... it has presence.
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Re: Time For Change

Post by Welly » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:16 pm

A 2011 3-series has just been recovered to the mechanic next door at work today......heard the owner saying the Crank Pulley had failed :frown:

I'm not a BMW hater by the way, just bringing you the phacts as they happen :lol:
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Re: Time For Change

Post by steve_earwig » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:14 pm

schadenfreude
ˈʃɑːd(ə)nˌfrɔɪdə,German ˈʃɑːdənˌfrɔydə/
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noun: Schadenfreude; noun: schadenfreude

pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune. especially if their big fat head deserves it :twisted:
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