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  1. Misrabelle

    Ownership Verified: Dirty Diesel, Bought Dirt Cheap - 2008 M57 X5

    Slip on cover things for the soft touch grab handles arrived - finally. They gave me a kit for a Euro car, however, so I have one that won't fit and one handle not covered. Annoying. Also, I managed to hit the tiny lever that makes the steering move for easy access on start up/shut down, and...
  2. Misrabelle

    Ownership Verified: Dirty Diesel, Bought Dirt Cheap - 2008 M57 X5

    In a mildly irritating development, not one, but TWO of the AC vent-slider-thingies came loose today. Attempted to change the vent direction while sitting in traffic, to enjoy some heater action, and the things came away from the connector piece behind the horizontal blades. At least pulling...
  3. Misrabelle

    Random Thoughts....

    "Hmm. Bit more choke, that would have started!!"
  4. Misrabelle

    Ownership Verified: Dirty Diesel, Bought Dirt Cheap - 2008 M57 X5

    Does this count as a proof pic? Maybe this? The interloper meets my one true love. I've yet to get it out on the open highway, though I did take it for a run down the expressway a couple of weeks ago when I was running late. It's like a comfy sofa on wheels. Which, considering it also has...
  5. Misrabelle

    Ownership Verified: Dirty Diesel, Bought Dirt Cheap - 2008 M57 X5

    Eventually I was able to coordinate to meet with Janar, a friend of his who was also interested in playing with the car, and another workmate on a Saturday to do some troubleshooting. 37 codes later, we confirmed that it was most likely the common injector problem. Cleared all codes, tried...
  6. Misrabelle

    Ownership Verified: Dirty Diesel, Bought Dirt Cheap - 2008 M57 X5

    While waiting on Janar to be available with the laptop, I ordered some textured vinyl from eBay, and set about wrapping the bamboo trim. Sue me, I’ve never liked it in cars, and having watched a YouTube tutorial on replacing it, this was the easiest solution. Its not perfect, but it’s good...
  7. Misrabelle

    Ownership Verified: Dirty Diesel, Bought Dirt Cheap - 2008 M57 X5

    Sadly, yes. Dad had a stroke in December, and uses a walking frame around the house or for short distances, but if he goes out anywhere, then he has a manual wheelchair. He's also not currently (and may not ever again be) allowed to drive. I was using the cheap Toyota Corolla hatchback he got...
  8. Misrabelle

    Ownership Verified: Dirty Diesel, Bought Dirt Cheap - 2008 M57 X5

    So, as those on the Telegrams know, a few months ago I was looking for something a with a higher ride height than the XR6, and which could accomodate all of Dad's new mobility accessories, as well as 3 adults, comfortably. Rest assured, the XR6 is not going anywhere! Considered a Ford...
  9. Misrabelle

    The FG Shitbox Exchange Program?

    If only we all lived close enough to have a decent pool to work with.
  10. Misrabelle

    Monthly Virtual Meets - 2nd Saturday of the Month

    So, it appears that next month's meet will once again fall during Ringmeet. The room will be open for whoever is around.
  11. Misrabelle

    Monthly Virtual Meets - 2nd Saturday of the Month

    Meet is underway in the main room!
  12. Misrabelle

    Monthly Virtual Meets - 2nd Saturday of the Month

    There is a new default setting to end calls if no one joins within a certain time frame. So I logged in, and opened the room early, but because no one joined until after the organised time, it closed everythng down.
  13. Misrabelle

    Monthly Virtual Meets - 2nd Saturday of the Month

    Meet is on again this weekend!! I've played with settings, so it isn't going to kick me out if no one joins immediately, therefore the main room should work! I can celebrate the end of my mandatory Covid isolation, and perhaps brainstorm a thread title for the X5, cause I got nothing...
  14. Misrabelle

    State of the Forum vs Telegram

    You know you can choose to hide the memorial banner... https://forums.finalgear.com/threads/the-not-safe-for-prying-eyes-thread.35187/post-3614851
  15. Misrabelle

    The Music Thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzvtA2OjiMg
  16. Misrabelle

    Random Thoughts....

    I remember way back in primary school that every year I'd go shopping for relatively expensive new school shoes with my mother, which fell apart long before I'd had a chance to outgrow them. One year, while I was staying with my Grandparents as mohter was having an extended hospital stay, they...
  17. Misrabelle

    Monthly Virtual Meets - 2nd Saturday of the Month

    They've clearly changed something, because I did exactly as I've done before, as I know auto-admit works, and it's all fallen in a heap.
  18. Misrabelle

    Monthly Virtual Meets - 2nd Saturday of the Month

    I opened it just after my alarm went off at 3.48am. It's not been an issue previously...maybe they've changed something. Also, once I managed to click their "do not kick me out" button, it's now been stable for 30 minutes, so I don't know. EDIT: I've found the setting and fixed it!
  19. Misrabelle

    Monthly Virtual Meets - 2nd Saturday of the Month

    So, the room WAS open, but there appears to be a time limit on how long I can stay there alone before the app says "LOSER! YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS!!" and closes down, when no one joins.
  20. Misrabelle

    Monthly Virtual Meets - 2nd Saturday of the Month

    Sorry, it gets confusing. It's 4am on the 12th for me. But still Saturday for everyone else.
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