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ChrisP
02-03-2009, 11:25 AM
There is a guy at my work who has an 03 e39 M5 in black, looking to sell it shortly I think. I can get a spec for you if interested, I thought it may be of interest as he's looking to p/ex it, and therefore the price he's likely to be offered aint going to be that great, but could be a (relative) bargain as a private sale

Simon
02-03-2009, 12:01 PM
Jim was looking for a 2000 model (less RFL) iirc

Tony
02-03-2009, 01:31 PM
Getting a face lifted model is more important than RFL but there is a 'window of opportunity' of about five months between face lift and RFL deadline.........

If he buys a pre-face lift he will spend far more on oil than he save in RFL each year :lol:

Simon
02-03-2009, 01:34 PM
Oh & he wants a facelift model as well, Tony :whistle:

Tony
02-03-2009, 01:39 PM
Rearrange these words



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:D :D :D

Darran
02-03-2009, 01:41 PM
But as Jim was saying on Saturday, it's not guaranteed that the RFL increase for post 2001 cars will be coming into force.

Simon
02-03-2009, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by Darran@Mar 2 2009, 02:41 PM
But as Jim was saying on Saturday, it's not guaranteed that the RFL increase for post 2001 cars will be coming into force.
Fingers crossed. Mind. Even if it does, on a car like this what is an extra 200 per year added to the running costs :whistle:

texas2201
02-03-2009, 07:05 PM
He said on Saturday he had a deposit on one already - possibly get it this week - birthday present to himself? :rolleyes:

Gary Kinghorn
02-03-2009, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by texas2201@Mar 2 2009, 08:05 PM
He said on Saturday he had a deposit on one already - possibly get it this week - birthday present to himself? :rolleyes:
He was going to buy yours and rebuild it after you put it in the ditch it on Saturday. But you got away with it and held it together :angry: :angry:



:lol: :lol: :lol:

texas2201
02-03-2009, 07:49 PM
Gary :-) :nono:

Gary Kinghorn
02-03-2009, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by texas2201@Mar 2 2009, 08:49 PM
Gary :-) :nono:
:lol: :lol: ;)

Tony
02-03-2009, 08:18 PM
I know he has an eye on one, but we'll wait until he's signed on the dotted before congratulating him :D

Lol @ Simon - if only you knew mate :rolleyes: :whistle: I filled up the car today and did 211 miles on 71 litres - by my maths that is an average of 13.5mpg for the tank......... :wave:

texas2201
02-03-2009, 08:43 PM
ouch Tony that hurts :-(

TDIfurby
02-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by Tony@Mar 2 2009, 09:18 PM
211 miles on 71 litres - by my maths that is an average of 13.5mpg for the tank......... :wave:
Hmmm, 71 litres is about 2 tanks of fuel and 850-900 miles for me.... :whistle:

bimmer
02-03-2009, 10:01 PM
I can get my M5 to do 18 l/100km (15.7 mpg) but if I am having fun it
will go to 30 l/100km (9.4 mpg).

Tony
02-03-2009, 10:17 PM
To be fair the tank had been lots of short journeys and the longer runs wre 'at pace' but it still disappears at an alarming rate. The trouble is my wife's X5 is just as bad........


Thordur - the V10 M5 I had at the Ring a couple of years ago was doing 4 mpg on track :o
Four laps per 90 tank was all you could hope for :smack: :smack:

Floyd
03-03-2009, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by TDIfurby@Mar 2 2009, 10:52 PM
Hmmm, 71 litres is about 2 tanks of fuel and 850-900 miles for me.... :whistle:
Your car does 50+ mpg? I doubt that :whistle:

GVK
03-03-2009, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Mar 3 2009, 02:36 PM
Your car does 50+ mpg? I doubt that :whistle:
http://image.dieselpowermag.com/f/features/trucks/9364216+pinline_medium/0607dp_01_z+diesel_smoker_tractor_pulling+sled_pul l.jpg

ChrisP
03-03-2009, 02:45 PM
Sorry to get back on topic, but I now have the spec and details of the M5 should anyone be interested - PM me if so

Cheers

GVK
03-03-2009, 02:49 PM
Chris - hardly any thread on here stays on-topic :lol:

Do you know the spring rates of VR6 Koni coil overs? Gareth with the ITB'd Vento is asking on CGTI

see what I mean... :lol:

Sim
03-03-2009, 03:57 PM
Its pretty irrelevant what the spring rates of Koni coilovers are for that Vento lad, will the car ever se a track and be driven in anger?

I doubt it :lol:

ChrisP
03-03-2009, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by GVK@Mar 3 2009, 03:49 PM
Chris - hardly any thread on here stays on-topic :lol:

Do you know the spring rates of VR6 Koni coil overs? Gareth with the ITB'd Vento is asking on CGTI

see what I mean... :lol:
Oh I knew that anyway, I'm not shocked or suprised by the off-topicness :lol:

ChrisP
03-03-2009, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by Sim@Mar 3 2009, 04:57 PM
Its pretty irrelevant what the spring rates of Koni coilovers are for that Vento lad, will the car ever se a track and be driven in anger?

I doubt it :lol:
I saw the thread on cgti Gary - the reason I havent replied is that I dont beleive there is a simple answser to be honest. The springs are of the progressive type, so the effective rate changes as the car is lowered or raised - no simple answer (I await someone with more expertise in this field to shoot me down after that statement!)

As for the Vento ever being used on track Simon, I doubt it, for one it will be too loud for most trackdays......santa pod and 'performance testing' at Brunters will be about it in my view

Gary Kinghorn
03-03-2009, 06:15 PM
So has Jim bought one yet :whistle:

Simon
03-03-2009, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Mar 3 2009, 07:15 PM
So has Jim bought one yet :whistle:
He is out on exercise somewhere so maybe he is busy cooking up sausages & mash for his patrol group :lol:. Where would he find the time to buy a car? :whistle:

Tony
03-03-2009, 10:47 PM
That's not stopped him before.........