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    The 9-5 is pretty much top spec. And has had the...

    The 9-5 is pretty much top spec. And has had the work done at this point. The 525d will get some spec added after the essentials are sorted. Which, after a false start is now kicking off. Man maths...
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    When you are at a lower value car, the tax...

    When you are at a lower value car, the tax becomes even harder to stomach. Point being, that if I'm in an m5 or a 911, it doesn't seem as much of a stretch.
    Not currently at 1809 for 1 but with an...
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    Dont really know much about puntos, I was...

    Dont really know much about puntos, I was referring to itcc but I always ran on a shoestring, on fairly standard engine :) Basically always reckoned on an average of a grand for a double race weekend...
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    With no damage, no upgrades and nothing breaking,...

    With no damage, no upgrades and nothing breaking, the DIY is in that 6 - 10 range.
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    A shimano would have been original but any...

    A shimano would have been original but any triple should work

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-m390-trigger-shifter/

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  6. If you dont get sorted on here I can recommend...

    If you dont get sorted on here I can recommend paul stack solicitors in maynooth.

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    03 yeah, July build so getting on for the last of...

    03 yeah, July build so getting on for the last of them

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    Cheers folks. Dave the block pistons turbo and...

    Cheers folks. Dave the block pistons turbo and injectors all differ. There is a bit of difference in power alright. Apparently slightly smoother than the 3.0. Not sure on that but it is way more...
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    Yeah it's like therapy to order bits to fix the...

    Yeah it's like therapy to order bits to fix the niggles or just to service a car you've just gotten.

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    Yea so here's the ncts take on the matter. ...

    Yea so here's the ncts take on the matter.
    https://www.ncts.ie/media/1029/brexit_and_nct_recognition_certificates.pdf

    Their staff aren't very well informed it would seem.

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    Nope tis STERLINGGRAU METALLIC (472) . Yeah it's...

    Nope tis STERLINGGRAU METALLIC (472) . Yeah it's some machine. The way it shrugs off long journeys at 8 or 9 leptons is quite amazing.

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    Black is a great colour for a saloon but on a...

    Black is a great colour for a saloon but on a touring is a bit hearse like.
    Other features, stealth removable towbar. Estate without towbar seems a bit pointless. The audio will need an upgrade,...
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    Cheers folks. yep I was only really avoiding...

    Cheers folks. yep I was only really avoiding black and silver. Its sterling grey.
    Anthracite individual headlining. To be honest I'd prefer lighter coloured seats but thats down the road. I do plan...
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    Phils new old wagon - E39 525d Sport Touring

    Yep after another spell away time to get back to an e39. Last touring I had was an SE but since the e39 sport is not a bone shaker compared to e61 decided to go sport. In this case there isnt any...
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    I'm really puzzled by revenue. I've just imported...

    I'm really puzzled by revenue. I've just imported an e39 525d touring, they had stat codes for most e39s, including the tds which is even less likely to be imported than mine. It makes no sense....
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    Nice work, seems like the car is transformed....

    Nice work, seems like the car is transformed. Just to confirm, yep those systems have come a long way. On my e39 the dsc fully on or fully off, it is way too aggressive if you are pushing on. In fact...
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    Yup that's gonna be a huge change. Sent from...

    Yup that's gonna be a huge change.

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    It's ok, theres plent of time to get the summer...

    It's ok, theres plent of time to get the summer wheels sorted :) style 37 m pars dont fit unfortunately.

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    Looking again I prefer the 18. They look like an...

    Looking again I prefer the 18. They look like an msport wheel.

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    Have to agree.. sorry Sent from my SM-G960F...

    Have to agree.. sorry

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  21. Thread: Whatcha ridin'

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    Tcr's are class.. I might consider a similar...

    Tcr's are class.. I might consider a similar upgrade next year.

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    Right, maybe the most sensible thing is 3...

    Right, maybe the most sensible thing is 3 wheelers and scooters, that's not really what a lot of folks on this forum want though, is it? I alternate cycling with the train, I've no interest in...
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    Electrifi is on the high end, and so long as they...

    Electrifi is on the high end, and so long as they find a market, fair play to them!

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    Using hardware from crashed EV's is already a...

    Using hardware from crashed EV's is already a thing. E39 with Chevy Volt powerpack and a second hand DC motor not even from a car.. yes has been done. Likewise using drivetrain from crashed Teslas -...
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    Excellent man maths. I'm the same regarding...

    Excellent man maths. I'm the same regarding commute and worked out the maths for one high tax car but you've it sorted for 2 :)
    Looking forward to hearing more about the new motor, best of luck with...
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