Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 15]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 15]

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irish boy

2,462 posts

183 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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That G is fantastic.

ShyTallKnight

1,523 posts

160 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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JOB2.5-16 said:
R129! Sensational way to fill an empty drive space, what will it replace?

Re tyres, Yokohama Geolanders are pretty good. Although my 300GE doesn't have anywhere near the "performance" of a modern 350d they're a good all round tyre and have very good winter / off road capabilities. I don't mind the grey wheels but the tints would have to go and I agree wholeheartedly with your plans to gingicate and remove the chrome from the grille.
I ended up going with some Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV tyres (takes a breath...) for the family bus X5 - not yet fitted but they were reasonably priced and got good reviews.

The aforementioned tyres were funded by the sale of my V70 D5 so sadly I am now officially 'bargeless' frown

JeremyH5

407 posts

82 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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olly755 said:
JeremyH5 said:
We're up to 197,082 miles now, should be a 200,000 miles picture before year's end if I get my timing right.
Don't forget to reset the trip at 199,272 miles to ensure your place on the spectrum (of Barge).
biglaugh

4941cc

25,793 posts

153 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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blueacid said:
4941cc said:
I thought the Jag V6 diesel had a simply massive propensity to ste itself comprehensively and expensively at any given mileage and age?
As the owner of such a thing, say it isn't so! (I thought the engine was the one part which would likely be reliable..!)
Quick Google seems to suggest it's the 2.7s that are made of the finest cheesium.

golfer19

1,281 posts

80 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Jaffers said:
Hello all,

Quick fleet update: Rover SD1 Vitesse still running like a train and still very reluctantly for sale. It's been pressed into tip run duty this morning by Mrs J and has swallowed lots of junk from the storage place that we are clearing out. It's due for an oil change and will be at cars and coffee Liverpool on Sunday morning. It's also our only working car and is still 100% reliable, which is a relief! Met a fascinating chap in a supermarket carpark who asked all the right questions about the car and showed me photos of his classic Range Rovers, two of which are being looked after by the Dunsfold Collection as they are rather special including a white 1971 Suffix A with only 50,000 odd miles in totally original condition.

Which brings me on to the 93 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9. Head gasket blown. Not in a catastrophic manner but certainly blown. I don't have a garage here so I can't do it myself and I can't find anyone who wants to tackle it, but have been advised that Steel Seal will probably sort it so am off to buy some this afternoon. Fingers crossed as it needs to be fixed for when the Rover sells!
Have you a link to the ad for the Rover if it's not breaking any forum rules.

callahan

627 posts

153 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Update on my E61 530i as it went in for an oil change today: two new rear tyres needed (worn on the inner edge, couldn't see it until it was on a ramp), new front pads and discs needed in a couple of months. So not too bad.

Incidentally, to continue the BMW engine code that whiled away the last two pages of the old thread - mine is an 06 and has the N52, I was wondering if the one in the advert had the same as they were very short lived, being replaced by the N53 the next year, I think.

Etypephil

627 posts

25 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Macron said:
Sterillium said:
The only petrol model I could even recognise as existing would be the XFR... indeed the only reason I am even mildly enamoured with the oil burner is because it offers a bit of MPG for little reduction in oomph from the petrol. That private ad fills me with the scent of hurriedly prpared lemon.
We’ve had the supercharged V8 in thread, and a crashed-but-not-yet-repaired XFR was on AT for a short time at five bags, but I think we might be waiting a while for a good one to surface.

MPG? Pah!
The wife has an XFR; they're not bad on fuel for what they are:



Still out of thread, and my range though.

gobuddygo

745 posts

132 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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XJ8 X350 137000 miles on Auction finishing tomorrow less than thread minimum at the moment, a bit scruffy at the edges and probably needs a suspension pump but could be a bargain, shame the reg is blanked out, i hate that, NO LEAPER bounce

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2003-JAGUAR-XJ6-V8-3-5-...





Edited by gobuddygo on Tuesday 22 October 18:38

Pothole

27,640 posts

229 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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gobuddygo said:
Hello again wavey

Stolen from another thread, unusual barge, i like it, but needs work.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...





Edited by gobuddygo on Tuesday 22 October 12:45
Someone who can't be arsed to keep up to date with tyres and brakes is not someone I'd buy from...although it might just be a gem.

Jaffers

63 posts

86 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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golfer19 said:
Jaffers said:
Hello all,

Quick fleet update: Rover SD1 Vitesse still running like a train and still very reluctantly for sale. It's been pressed into tip run duty this morning by Mrs J and has swallowed lots of junk from the storage place that we are clearing out. It's due for an oil change and will be at cars and coffee Liverpool on Sunday morning. It's also our only working car and is still 100% reliable, which is a relief! Met a fascinating chap in a supermarket carpark who asked all the right questions about the car and showed me photos of his classic Range Rovers, two of which are being looked after by the Dunsfold Collection as they are rather special including a white 1971 Suffix A with only 50,000 odd miles in totally original condition.

Which brings me on to the 93 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9. Head gasket blown. Not in a catastrophic manner but certainly blown. I don't have a garage here so I can't do it myself and I can't find anyone who wants to tackle it, but have been advised that Steel Seal will probably sort it so am off to buy some this afternoon. Fingers crossed as it needs to be fixed for when the Rover sells!
Have you a link to the ad for the Rover if it's not breaking any forum rules.
Yes I do; it's on Car and Classic here: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1144758
And was featured on PH in the "Spotted" category: https://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-spottedyky... when it was advertised on PH.

Just last week a former owner got in touch - actually the chap who had restored the car in 2004 and sent me a fabulous email with all the details of the restoration including all the mechanical work (I didn't know it has top hat liners) and how he fabricated the supports for the roof headlining etc etc. Such a lovely kind thing to send me all that brilliant info.

0a

21,592 posts

141 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Good performance on volume 14!





Nice purchase r129sl. You just need the ebay "G63", "AMG", and "Kompressor" badges sprinkled randomly!

CharlesdeGaulle

11,001 posts

127 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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We were on fire in Volume 2.

0a

21,592 posts

141 months

0a

21,592 posts

141 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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30k mile Xj6. Lovely: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...





Slightly marred by the phrase "This vehicle is one the last remaining true Jaguar V6 straight six engines ".

Jimmy Recard

15,775 posts

126 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Congratulations on the G, R129! What a fantastic car!

Thought I'd check the oil on my ML. Looked good. Then out of curiosity I checked the service indicator - it wants another service in 13,700 miles. I last changed the oil and filter 5300 miles ago. Does this sound a bit too long an interval to anyone else? I don't drive it terribly hard, but I do a fair amount of towing

2003 ML270 CDI, now on 132,168 miles

E65Ross

23,431 posts

159 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Totally off barge topic but I thought this was pretty good customer service by Toyota....

Car went in for airbag replacement under a recall. They pick the car up then drop it back later. Great. They also went and did a general vehicle check (check the brake pad and disc thicknesses, check tyre tread depths, fluid levels, suspension components, lights, wipers, drive belts etc etc), I thought that was a nice touch. They also washed it, and hoovered it.

Icing on the cake? I could have sworn I lost £10 the other day.... Must have called out of my pocket when driving.... Because when I get back in the car.... There was a £10 note in my cup holder biggrin result hehe

I think doing all of that was going beyond what was expected smile and the good news is the only advisory I got from them was one headlamp is a little deteriorated which it's been like that since I got it, but it keeps passing MOTs so I'm not fussed smile

W00DY

11,715 posts

173 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
We were on fire in Volume 2.
I think that's when i appeared. Good graphing 0a.

0a said:
Wibble.

W00DY

11,715 posts

173 months

r129sl

8,122 posts

150 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Thanks all on the G-Wagen approval. I've just looked up the cost of road tax. Oops. Least of my worries, I suppose.

That 450 SEL must be dodge...

Mr Micawber

135 posts

101 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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0a said:
30k mile Xj6. Lovely: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...





Slightly marred by the phrase "This vehicle is one the last remaining true Jaguar V6 straight six engines ".
This one looks even better....

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...