Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 21]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 21]

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Bonefish Blues

21,827 posts

207 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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RicksAlfas said:
Mark-C said:
Bonefish Blues said:
Cursing loudly hasn't worked for me, but it remains my standard approach.
I hadn't actually realised there were alternative methods ...
You can try varying the strength of your tug.
Fnaar

donkmeister

6,012 posts

84 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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SpeckledJim said:
And in the opposite direction, any tips for hyper-sensitive inertia reel catches that don't release properly to allow the belt to extend? (Alphard)
Just a thought, but have you inadvertently triggered the seatbelt retention mode (forget the name) for child seat usage? I accidentally triggered it in my similarly luxo Toyota whilst sitting in the back, I leaned all the way forwards to put something on the passenger seat (which fully extended the seatbelt, triggering the non-isofix kiddy seat mode) then after I returned to a more normal seating position the seatbelt would only get tighter... And tighter... And tighter... Until I just managed to unclip it and allowed to fully retract.

TLDR if you a fatty boom-boom then your seatbelts might think you are a car seat and strangle you. It's a safety feature.

tog

4,351 posts

212 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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Crook said:
I think you're forgetting the speaker joystick in the Ford. Easily the best in-class feature.
That was a great feature of the 1982 Granada estate I had 30 years ago. You could twiddle the joystick round in circles to hear the music going round and round the car like some sort of quadrophonic experiment. It would have been more impressive if all the speakers worked of course.

SpeckledJim

29,447 posts

237 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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donkmeister said:
SpeckledJim said:
And in the opposite direction, any tips for hyper-sensitive inertia reel catches that don't release properly to allow the belt to extend? (Alphard)
Just a thought, but have you inadvertently triggered the seatbelt retention mode (forget the name) for child seat usage? I accidentally triggered it in my similarly luxo Toyota whilst sitting in the back, I leaned all the way forwards to put something on the passenger seat (which fully extended the seatbelt, triggering the non-isofix kiddy seat mode) then after I returned to a more normal seating position the seatbelt would only get tighter... And tighter... And tighter... Until I just managed to unclip it and allowed to fully retract.

TLDR if you a fatty boom-boom then your seatbelts might think you are a car seat and strangle you. It's a safety feature.
Good question, I’ve never heard of that. I’ll check, thanks. smile

martynr

733 posts

158 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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Sorry for interrupting your seat belt conversation. It is very important I know.

I found this Friday(just a few hours to go until then) special of a LS600h I wanted to share. Top of the range it seems as well.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304600306595



The best bit it says that it had travelled only 83k miles. Looking at that seat it is hard to believe unless it was used as a van?? The mot history suggests that it was imported not so long ago.


TLex is probably biting his nails off.
(just kidding)
Oh, and the seat belts seem to be retracting just fine. Someone with the seat belt fetish should just buy it!

martynr

733 posts

158 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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Sorry for another post. not sorry

If CdeG is not getting this I won't be angry, just disapointed.

Yes it has been written off by insurance, but it probably was a lost wiper or othe little thing as per usual claims as we know.
It has also travelled for nearly 170k. Imho that is a good thing as we know it has been taken care off.

But look at it. The best colours you can have and be very classy.

CdeG don't be rude. There are folk that can take care of it until you arrange a transporter.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155241074352

Jazoli

8,788 posts

234 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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Fugly, not classy and they have a strong whiff of a pensioners retirement present.

Still it'll be reliable I guess.

21st Century Man

38,773 posts

232 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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Jazoli said:
Fugly, not classy and they have a strong whiff of a pensioners retirement present.

Still it'll be reliable I guess.
So ticks a lot of boxes then biggrin

carinaman

19,313 posts

156 months

Wednesday 23rd November
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martynr said:
Sorry for another post. not sorry

If CdeG is not getting this I won't be angry, just disapointed.

Yes it has been written off by insurance, but it probably was a lost wiper or othe little thing as per usual claims as we know.
It has also travelled for nearly 170k. Imho that is a good thing as we know it has been taken care off.

But look at it. The best colours you can have and be very classy.

CdeG don't be rude. There are folk that can take care of it until you arrange a transporter.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155241074352
My ardour for that has been dulled by the fitment of a 'custom exhaust'. I think I am past my Street Machine and Hot Car days.

forzaminardi

2,203 posts

171 months

Thursday 24th November
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StescoG66 said:
Thank you all for your kind wishes. Appreciate itsmile

To be fair, other than the phone connectivity for music it really is missing nothing compared to a new car. I can put that right with an Xtrons unit at £300..... we shall see

While it’s not my bag normally, it it working it’s way in to my affections. Long had a V6 itch I wanted to scratch ( although it was a Busso itch ) so it does that and some. Being an SE-L it’s really comfortable, and to be fair on a motorway cruise it’s quite economical at mid 30s.

Whether I hang on to it long term remains remains to be seen, but it was borderline shed material so it’s being saved.I have the Sprint as it’s antidote in the Spring and Summer months.

Anyway, rambling on but happy to be a bargeiste for now. This is PHs best thread along with the shed thread.

Edited by StescoG66 on Saturday 19th November 18:41
As it's your car I assume you know what it can and can't do, but my IS250 SE-L had bluetooth. Maybe that came in a mid-life update?

forzaminardi

2,203 posts

171 months

Thursday 24th November
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martynr said:
Sorry for another post. not sorry

If CdeG is not getting this I won't be angry, just disapointed.

Yes it has been written off by insurance, but it probably was a lost wiper or othe little thing as per usual claims as we know.
It has also travelled for nearly 170k. Imho that is a good thing as we know it has been taken care off.

But look at it. The best colours you can have and be very classy.

CdeG don't be rude. There are folk that can take care of it until you arrange a transporter.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155241074352
I do like these for their oddballness and V8ness for not much money. The ad is terrific for the drip feed of essential information.

martynr

733 posts

158 months

Thursday 24th November
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Thank you for your response you boring ungrateful people!

Purple over brown interior with wooden steering wheel. What else could you want! Some folk are so hard to please! silly

I'll await Sir's response if you don't mind. ears

StescoG66

1,747 posts

127 months

Thursday 24th November
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forzaminardi said:
As it's your car I assume you know what it can and can't do, but my IS250 SE-L had bluetooth. Maybe that came in a mid-life update?
It has Bluetooth but only. For phone calls, not music etc

steeevvvooo

166 posts

167 months

Thursday 24th November
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Apologies if this has been posted but can someone talk me out of this? 57 plate 750i with decently low mileage.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175489382317?mkcid=16&a...

Looks clean, "full" service history is actually partial but MOT history seems ok (are oil leaks common on these?). A work colleague has recently bought a s55 for barge money and I'm itching to get involved too!!

CharlesdeGaulle

22,971 posts

164 months

Thursday 24th November
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martynr said:
Sorry for another post. not sorry

If CdeG is not getting this I won't be angry, just disapointed.

Yes it has been written off by insurance, but it probably was a lost wiper or othe little thing as per usual claims as we know.
It has also travelled for nearly 170k. Imho that is a good thing as we know it has been taken care off.

But look at it. The best colours you can have and be very classy.

CdeG don't be rude. There are folk that can take care of it until you arrange a transporter.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155241074352
It's good to see that discerning posters with a decent eye still frequent these parts. Great colours on one of the finest cars ever produced*.

Cheap too, although the seller prefers flashing the occasional glimpse of ankle to the full-Monty of info straight-up. Someone here needs to buy that. It won't be me as I have its uglier spiritual successor on order.


* Open to some interpretation.

Bonefish Blues

21,827 posts

207 months

Thursday 24th November
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
martynr said:
Sorry for another post. not sorry

If CdeG is not getting this I won't be angry, just disapointed.

Yes it has been written off by insurance, but it probably was a lost wiper or othe little thing as per usual claims as we know.
It has also travelled for nearly 170k. Imho that is a good thing as we know it has been taken care off.

But look at it. The best colours you can have and be very classy.

CdeG don't be rude. There are folk that can take care of it until you arrange a transporter.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155241074352
It's good to see that discerning posters with a decent eye still frequent these parts. Great colours on one of the finest cars ever produced*.

Cheap too, although the seller prefers flashing the occasional glimpse of ankle to the full-Monty of info straight-up. Someone here needs to buy that. It won't be me as I have its uglier spiritual successor on order.


* Open to some interpretation.
nono

Spiritual successor here:

https://www.lakeland.co.uk/72292/lakeland-traditio...

biggbn

16,305 posts

204 months

Thursday 24th November
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Lots of love for both the Lexus here, but I mean the actual models and not those examples. A 600hl is surely in my future at some point, I'm sure it's written in the stars.

sgtbash

668 posts

120 months

Thursday 24th November
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steeevvvooo said:
Apologies if this has been posted but can someone talk me out of this? 57 plate 750i with decently low mileage.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175489382317?mkcid=16&a...

Looks clean, "full" service history is actually partial but MOT history seems ok (are oil leaks common on these?). A work colleague has recently bought a s55 for barge money and I'm itching to get involved too!!
I owned an 03 745i and adored it.

Bork factor is unreal though.

stickleback123

9,197 posts

173 months

Thursday 24th November
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sgtbash said:
steeevvvooo said:
Apologies if this has been posted but can someone talk me out of this? 57 plate 750i with decently low mileage.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175489382317?mkcid=16&a...

Looks clean, "full" service history is actually partial but MOT history seems ok (are oil leaks common on these?). A work colleague has recently bought a s55 for barge money and I'm itching to get involved too!!
I owned an 03 745i and adored it.

Bork factor is unreal though.
The E65 is absolute death at trade auction, particularly the V8s. For good reason.

I think my favourite bit of quality German engineering is how they're known for tearing the hydraulic ARB mounts clean off the subframe. That or the 10 million places they leak oil and coolant. Or the timing gear issues perhaps? So hard to pick.

d_a_n1979

5,325 posts

56 months

Thursday 24th November
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steeevvvooo said:
Apologies if this has been posted but can someone talk me out of this? 57 plate 750i with decently low mileage.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175489382317?mkcid=16&a...

Looks clean, "full" service history is actually partial but MOT history seems ok (are oil leaks common on these?). A work colleague has recently bought a s55 for barge money and I'm itching to get involved too!!
Valve stem oil seals... Coolant transfer pipe.. Electrical niggles...

Valve stem oil seals... Coolant transfer pipe.. Electrical niggles...

Valve stem oil seals... Coolant transfer pipe.. Electrical niggles...

Valve stem oil seals... Coolant transfer pipe.. Electrical niggles...

Valve stem oil seals... Coolant transfer pipe.. Electrical niggles...

Valve stem oil seals... Coolant transfer pipe.. Electrical niggles...

Valve stem oil seals... Coolant transfer pipe.. Electrical niggles...

Valve stem oil seals... Coolant transfer pipe.. Electrical niggles...

laugh

Need I go on wink