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by alabbasi
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Evaluating the M635CSi for purchase
Replies: 30
Views: 10664

Re: Evaluating the M635CSi for purchase

There be mice in your muffler

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by alabbasi
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Trump or Clinton?
Replies: 10
Views: 4180

Re: Trump or Clinton?

I'm not sure that my 401k can take another protest vote.
by alabbasi
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: what paint to use??
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: what paint to use??

POR is like an epoxy sealer. It stops rust from spreading by sealing the surface thus preventing further oxidization. It sets up like concrete once it dries which makes it resistant to chipping.
by alabbasi
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

What are you expecting. With any bureaucracy that creates piles of rules , the only way anything gets done is by setting up a back channel.
by alabbasi
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

I have to admit the I saw the same thing. My parents moved as young Doctors to the UK so you can call me a non native Brit. Neither I or any other member of my family claimed any type of income assistance (including child benefit). My family certainly participated by taking advantage of a quality un...
by alabbasi
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

GazM3 wrote:the only change for us here is cheaper car parts as pound has dropped a little.
Pretty sure my 401k took a big hit.
by alabbasi
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

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by alabbasi
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

As they say "be careful, you might get what you ask for"
This is likely to get more ugly as times moves on. I suspect that many EU bureaucrats would want to make an example of Britain so that the next country doesn't try it.
by alabbasi
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: what paint to use??
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Re: what paint to use??

Go to tractor supply and buy their hardener to mix in with the oil based paint. Rustoleaum is an oil based paint and will air dry. It could take a while depending on how think you applied it and the temps outside.
by alabbasi
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: ATF fluid for hydraulic system
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Re: ATF fluid for hydraulic system

Jack, People do that a lot with the SLS and Hydro systems on the Mercedes Benz cars like the 450SEL 6.9. It's cheap but not ideal and usually causes a bouncier ride. If the system is leak free, flush it and go back in with the OE stuff. with the amount of driving we do in these cars, it becomes inex...
by alabbasi
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

Can you imagine how frustrated this guy feels right now about being in Europe

http://9gag.com/gag/a1Mz9oR/uk-proteste ... -materials
by alabbasi
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

wattsmonkey wrote:I find it heartening that this topic hasn't unleashed the angry and irrational responses seen elsewhere, possibly a reflection of the international membership?
https://youtu.be/QJ882QYzr-M
by alabbasi
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

Thank you. From my perspective, the EU has a lot to offer. The problem that I hear most about relates to concerns about the number of people moving to the UK to take advantage to the generous welfare system. I tend to agree with the consensus. I visited London a month ago and was gobsmacked by the n...
by alabbasi
Tue May 31, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

Not sure where you are in the world but your grammar suggests that you are either in or from the UK. No means a big fcuk off NO as far as the vote goes and it would take a Prime Minister with bigger attire than these below to say to the voters " Well you voted for out but I'll get a better deal and...
by alabbasi
Tue May 31, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: where to source new parts in UK
Replies: 15
Views: 5393

Re: where to source new parts in UK

What about the usual old vendors like German and Swedish and Euro Car Parts in Wembley? They used to be my go to source in the 90's.
by alabbasi
Tue May 31, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

I'm surprised that it has reached the US of A! The ex-pats usually pay attention to these sort of things. From my perspective; sometimes you have to be prepared to walk away in order to get the deal that you want. The exit vote does not necesseraly mean that Britain will exit, but it does mean that...
by alabbasi
Mon May 30, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: No more 20W-50 synthetic?
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Re: No more 20W-50 synthetic?

Supply and demand ,nothing new here. Just go to Amazon and order it online. There are plenty of choices and probably cheaper then the auto parts store.
by alabbasi
Mon May 30, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK EU referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 9623

Re: UK EU referendum

Either way, I'm sure the world would survive. Even though you'd think otherwise if you listen to the news.
by alabbasi
Sat May 28, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 635CSi (UK) project
Replies: 10
Views: 4370

Re: 1984 635CSi (UK) project

Ralph in Socal wrote:BTW Alabbasi - are you the same chap with the you tube vid of the MBZ 6.3?
Maybe :) I need to get back on that, I keep getting distracted by E12's
by alabbasi
Fri May 27, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 635CSi (UK) project
Replies: 10
Views: 4370

Re: 1984 635CSi (UK) project

Great effort. The hard thing about rust is that the more you cut away, the more you find. I've often thought about shipping the rust free German bodies that I usually scrap over here back to Europe. I've asked around however but have not gotten much by way of positive feedback.
by alabbasi
Sat May 21, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Shell Rotella oil thoughts?!?
Replies: 24
Views: 7965

Re: Shell Rotella oil thoughts?!?

Unless the X5 is a diesel, I would not use it. Diesel oil is high in zinc which could damage the catalytic converter.
by alabbasi
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Purchasing a "Salvage Title" Six
Replies: 16
Views: 4644

Re: Purchasing a "Salvage Title" Six

I'm a salvage dealer so I hope that I can answer here without too much speculation. Salvage titles are issued when an insurance company buys the car from the owner and sells it on to a salvage dealer (hence considered a total loss). Salvage dealer can either dismantle, sell onto another salvage deal...
by alabbasi
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Aches and Pains
Replies: 15
Views: 3907

I'm 42 and I recently started running in order to lose weight. I've lost enough weight to where I now weigh about the same as I did when I was 26 however, the impact on my back and joints can be tough some days, especially after a couple of 6 mile runs in a row. Ibuprofen does nothing for me but Ale...
by alabbasi
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Pepsi 250 1985
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Nice vid, enjoyed watching the v12 XJS too.
by alabbasi
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Painting a Dashboard
Replies: 48
Views: 18323

Is there a way when the filler (what ever you choose to use) is setting to emboss the surface? You can get a stamp that has the grain which you press into the filler material while it's still not set up to give it the grainy look just like you would on those concrete walls to give them a faux stone...