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  • Two year agreed valuation lapsed earlier this year with Classicline, so sorted that again this week

    I'm not sure if we generally share this info, but in the hope that it helps others:

    April 1999 build, 2000 registered S50 with many ACS options fitted, 78k miles on the clock, generally in very good condition but I did mark 'paint and panel gaps' lower this year as a '2' on their grading scale due to a couple of blemishes - agreed insured value £30,500 which I'm happy with given the dip in market values seen since COVID
    Not actually in the least bit fat

    2000 S50 Titanium Silver / Black
    ACS Suspension, Exhaust & Type III Wheels
    Simota carbon air intake | Strong Strut Front Brace

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    • Well considering that I very rarely take the Coupe out over the winter months these days, sliding the back end around a roundabout due to the volume of dust/grit on the road was actually bloody brilliant

      (possibly while at the same time passing the Merc that had been so desperate to get passed me )
      Last edited by Fat Tony; 12-04-2021, 04:20 PM.
      Not actually in the least bit fat

      2000 S50 Titanium Silver / Black
      ACS Suspension, Exhaust & Type III Wheels
      Simota carbon air intake | Strong Strut Front Brace

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      • New actuator fitted (£113 ex VAT, my local indy remembers them being around £45 once upon a day) to OS door (remote wasn’t locking the door intermittently)
        Last edited by Fat Tony; 16-04-2021, 02:00 PM.
        Not actually in the least bit fat

        2000 S50 Titanium Silver / Black
        ACS Suspension, Exhaust & Type III Wheels
        Simota carbon air intake | Strong Strut Front Brace

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        • Car is now booked in with Track Torque (Classic restoration and track prep specialists) next month to have the diff mounting bush renewed, so the underside of the car will be getting a full inspection while in with them.

          Odometer just turned 79,000 miles, of which I think I've done around 25,000 since buying at the tail end of 2010. Best thing I've ever bought
          Last edited by Fat Tony; 24-04-2021, 12:34 PM.
          Not actually in the least bit fat

          2000 S50 Titanium Silver / Black
          ACS Suspension, Exhaust & Type III Wheels
          Simota carbon air intake | Strong Strut Front Brace

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          • Well this is an exciting day... new bonnet earthing strap fitted to replace the original which had started to snap at the mounting bolt on the bonnet. I feel kind of stupid for paying BMW £23 for this OEM part when there are perfectly suitable cables available for a fiver, but I couldn't have coped with the humiliation at car shows when Dave P does his infamous engine bay inspections ;)


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            Not actually in the least bit fat

            2000 S50 Titanium Silver / Black
            ACS Suspension, Exhaust & Type III Wheels
            Simota carbon air intake | Strong Strut Front Brace

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            • And I figured that I'd just document what £200-worth of metal-encased rubber looks like (actually I thought the part number might be useful for some)

              If it lasts 21 years like the original has, all good.


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              Not actually in the least bit fat

              2000 S50 Titanium Silver / Black
              ACS Suspension, Exhaust & Type III Wheels
              Simota carbon air intake | Strong Strut Front Brace

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              • Originally posted by Fat Tony View Post
                Well this is an exciting day... new bonnet earthing strap fitted to replace the original which had started to snap at the mounting bolt on the bonnet. I feel kind of stupid for paying BMW £23 for this OEM part when there are perfectly suitable cables available for a fiver, but I couldn't have coped with the humiliation at car shows when Dave P does his infamous engine bay inspections ;)

                Damn I have missed my engine bay inspections as I am sure most owners have

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                • New rear tyres fitted this morning in the form of Pirelli P Zero Rosso 285/30/18 again

                  And any excuse to post a photo of the MC

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                  Last edited by Fat Tony; Yesterday, 04:04 PM.
                  Not actually in the least bit fat

                  2000 S50 Titanium Silver / Black
                  ACS Suspension, Exhaust & Type III Wheels
                  Simota carbon air intake | Strong Strut Front Brace

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