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by StuBeeDoo
Wed Apr 17, 2024 11:43 am
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Cheap & nasty OE rear wiper arm
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Cheap & nasty OE rear wiper arm

I don't know if anyone else here has come across this. I recently became aware of the rear wiper on my F25 not parking correctly. Sometimes it was too far up the screen, other times it would go on to the tailgate panel. On investigation, the plastic part near the pivot had cracked. So I ordered a re...
by StuBeeDoo
Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:47 pm
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Wheel Hub Corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Wheel Hub Corrosion

I guess all proper mechanics are now retired, the technicians are now in control... ........And technicians are on productivity bonuses, so they don't spend one minute more than they have to on any given vehicle. Not so long ago I worked in a (not BMW, admittedly) dealership, and we had one particu...
by StuBeeDoo
Fri Apr 05, 2024 8:13 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Finally made a purchase
Replies: 47
Views: 146050

Finally made a purchase

As I have posted elsewhere on the forum, I recently kerbed one of the Borbet CC wheels. :( Since I had the Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres fitted to them I have been aware that, despite being the correct size, on the 8J Borbets they seemed stretched and the rim flange looked a bit vulnerable. Conversel...
by StuBeeDoo
Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:31 pm
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Wheel rim protection
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Wheel rim protection

Thank you both for your input. :thumbsup:

As ever with the topics I start, it was really a case of me thinking aloud. I will have a better idea if I actually feel the need to protect the rims once new tyres are fitted to them on Wednesday.
by StuBeeDoo
Sat Mar 30, 2024 5:55 pm
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Wheel rim protection
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Wheel rim protection

As I've noted elsewhere on the forum, I recently kerbed one of my wheels. To be fair, it's the first one I've damaged in well over 20 years. However, it started me thinking. Has anyone here used the likes of these ? For less than what I've had to pay to have the damaged wheel repaired, I could prote...
by StuBeeDoo
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: General X3 Forum (F25 - 2nd gen : 2011+)
Topic: Tyres (17")
Replies: 13
Views: 42262

Tyres (17")

For the sake of continuity, here are my latest thoughts on 17" tyres for my X3. I recently kerbed one of my gunmetal grey Borbet CC wheels and have just had it refurbed. I'm not trying to excuse myself, but the Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres are slightly stretched on the 8J Borbets, although they...
by StuBeeDoo
Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: Is It Possible to Obtain a Free VIN Number Lookup for a Classic Car?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Is It Possible to Obtain a Free VIN Number Lookup for a Classic Car?

So, what are what we talking about here?.......... An HPI-type check? I can't think of any other reason to check the history of a vehicle, because if you own it you should have a good idea of its recent history. The last time I checked HPIs weren't exactly expensive, when you take the cost of the ve...
by StuBeeDoo
Mon Mar 11, 2024 9:20 am
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 30
Views: 1163

Where is everybody?

I noticed the other day that traffic on Xoutpost is also getting steadily older with some threads not being updated in years, so it’s not just us here. It's not limited to car forums, either. A US-based hobby forum with a worldwide member-base I'm on is dying, and a UK-based forum dedicated to the ...
by StuBeeDoo
Fri Mar 08, 2024 8:20 am
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 30
Views: 1163

Where is everybody?

I don't tinker anywhere as much as I used to. This is partly because my F25 is so bloody complicated for someone who was brought-up on carburettors, distributors, and engine bays with plenty of room in. The other part is that with advancing years I simply CBA anymore. Late last year I upgraded to pa...
by StuBeeDoo
Wed Feb 21, 2024 6:54 pm
Forum: New members section
Topic: Just joined up.
Replies: 15
Views: 1746

Just joined up.

Good evening. :hi:
by StuBeeDoo
Mon Jan 29, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 1865

Insurance

There's no rhyme or reason to it. My X3 is on a multi-car policy with my rarely-used Citroen C3 Picasso. From memory the policy cost me north of £700 when I renewed in June last year. Both cars are insured for myself and dearly beloved (both mid-60s and retired), and the Citroen also has my step-dau...
by StuBeeDoo
Mon Dec 25, 2023 1:38 pm
Forum: The lounge
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 6630

Happy Christmas

Indeed! :thumbsup: Compliments of the season from me. :)
by StuBeeDoo
Wed Dec 06, 2023 8:17 pm
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: SEO Migration Agency - Spam deleted!
Replies: 6
Views: 26890

SEO Migration Agency - Spam deleted!

Could have been a coincidence. I had to whitelist the forum before Malwarebytes would let me continue. It's never been a problem before today.
by StuBeeDoo
Tue Dec 05, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Forum Discussion
Topic: SEO Migration Agency - Spam deleted!
Replies: 6
Views: 26890

SEO Migration Agency - Spam deleted!

Whatever it was might be the reason my malware hasn't allowed me access to the site all day. :(
by StuBeeDoo
Fri Nov 17, 2023 1:18 pm
Forum: General car-related discussion
Topic: Paddle shift
Replies: 37
Views: 112704

Paddle shift

Are the points earlier or later? As in, does it now tear through the gears or hang in for a little longer before changing? It hangs-on a little longer - not much, but enough to notice. Also, slowing down it drops a little earlier. IMHO hanging-on a little longer isn't a problem as since the remap i...