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  1. ochithunder

    Rheingold Motors - What started with an experiment ......!!

    So...back in 2017 I acquired a bmw and soon got into some minor troubles with check engine warnings and a stall. With my secondary school power mechanics background, I got interested in figuring out how it works. So with the help of the internet, I got myself busy and started researching and...
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    Wedding rings are nonsensical!

    I wore it for three weeks and could not stand feeling a foreign matter on my finger. So when you wear it, is it to show the world that you have a sex partner? Who is interested? Why cant you be married without proving to humanity that you have a f**k partner? Wedding bands dont make sense...
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    The final BMW "project"!

    So......finally we are there. The big V8 engine is having its day. The car came in on Saturday evening. It consumes oil like a traditional paraffin lamp. It needed new valve seals. We approach this valve seal replacement the same way, with cylinder head on. Armed with my manual we began...
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    Another BMW, another valve seal replacement, another success story!!

    So...... Where at thou the nay sayers? My first project was a challenge. After putting back the engine it refused to fire!!:(:( Well, you see, I was doing all this from a manual and I misread a timing note because the photo was not very clear and when starting I had the engine on TDC exhaust...
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    The big BMW engine project

    So what started as a home garage passion is turning into serious mechanics for me. I am now repairing small problems on BMWs and already have a retinue of believers. It takes a little madness to do this but I have the comfort in the fact that if I mess up a car I can take it to Bavaria:D:D So...
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    Some races have a body odour

    It seems to me there are certain groups of people who have a peculiar body scent, 1. Arabs - May be they use some perfumes, I don't know. Generally Arabian countries have a very distinct human odour. Not repulsive but present 2. Somalis or Wariahes - Go to Eastleigh and report back. I am not...
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    What is the religious explanation for different human races?

    While science tells us that all animals arose from the same ancestors, somewhat similar to religion, it explains that stratification within species is resultant mainly from environmental interventions. As such white and black for example may be as a result of exposure to weather resulting in...
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    The BMW isiolo run.

    A few BMW lovers gathered at the weekend to make a leisure drive to Isiolo. There was only one NTSA speed check and it was targeting traffic from Isiolo. Lucky day. The collection included E46s, E60s, E39s and F10. A few people tried to run with us, block us, compete with us. They have tales...
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    References required - Urban Fresh Ventures

    I am intending to do business with the above company. They do greenhouse farming. Anyone dealt with them or heard about them? If yes, kindly let me know what you know. Regards, Ochi the thunder.......
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    Are maize importation tenders floated to the public?

    I would seriously like to participate in a Government tender for importation of scarce commodities e.g Sugar and Maize. I understand these tenders are regularly floated since a licence or permit is required to import such goods for which Serikali protects local manufacturers or producers. Where...
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    Accidente Alert

    Southern bypass, down from Kikuyu. This chap driving a pickup that has seen better times and thus poor shocks, hit the bumps and in his panic left the road bouncing along the way, summersaulted a few times and ended up upon a pole, dusty, red and embarassed. You can see him making a phone...
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    Rallying - Doing with the game what I could not in real life

    Granted I do reach those speeds of 250km/h on "safe" stretches in life but those are for nano seconds and never on gravel. Dirt rally (not dirt 1, 2 or 3, which are arcade) gives me the opportunity to live the career I never had a chance to explore. Once we are up past gear 4 we never go down...
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    Waahh! How about that for replacing shock absorber on this car!!!

    I am thinking ahead to the time I will need to replace my shock absorbers and runflat tyres. How about this quote from the official dealer!!! Mind you I have searched for the electronic variable shocks, they are nowhere to be found but with BMW Germany!!! No wonder few would dare go for a...
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    Dirt Rally - Finally I won the masters WRC championship

    After months of crashes, barrel rolls, retirements, headons with tree trunks, broken radiators, heartache, anger, disappointments and massive failures, I finally did it! It has been a journey of lessons. From the first day I picked up dirt rally and the G27 steering, from the 1960s mini...
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    Her maiden journey to the land of my forefathers - 800km later

    We have been to Nyanza and back. An epic journey. A journey of many firsts and fasts. If I could I would travel back and forth everyday for the next week or so. I have never enjoyed driving this much, that is since the days of the E39, close to 5 years ago. We started of on Friday early...
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    Some reviews on her, 400km later, one and half full tanks of fuel

    I am now competent enough to review her, that F10 535i. One word - BMW have moved on!! That is since the days of the beautiful E39. Gone is the soft suspension and big slim steering wheel, not to mention a captivating engine sound. Under the hood is a turbo charged N55 inline 6 cylinder...
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    What happens in case of a road accident?

    This sounds rather silly but all those years of driving I have never got into a serious accident. Minor scrapes here and these settled amicable. Only one time I hit someone from behind. Their insurance got me to pay for it. Something like 30K. I was surprised by a lawyer delivering a demand...
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    Here are her interior pictures

    I will say nothing today
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    She is here!!!!!

    Friday afternoon we got Interpol approval, Saturday afternoon we got release and number plates, Sunday morning I collected the plates from Coastbus, she arrived 11AM, we offloaded her at Mobil DT Dobie. What a pain, I dont understand how the person who drove it into the container got out, took...
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    On average how long does it take to clear a container from Mombasa?

    Seems there are a few KRA officials on this forum or clearing agents who can chime in with some info. Any one know how long on average it will take to clear a containerised vehicle that arrived in Mombasa on Wednesday and is to be routed through a nominated Container Freight Station? (And not...

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