Jeff TT

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About Jeff TT

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  • Location
    Algarve Portugal
  • Occupation
    Specialist garage owner / parts dealer

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    BMW 540i 6
  1. Replied to your pm ally. Jeff
  2. Hi Stevecvo, messaged you earlier, good to see your still flying the 5 series flag here in the Algarve!! and yes agree print off pages to take to the car is a cool idea. Jeff
  3. Thought £50 seemed a good selling price they are heavy though so postage will not be cheap I guess, ( collection possible from Lichfield area though ) they are just like new, when I used it I never turned a page with dirty hands lol! Jeff
  4. Hi Steve, you still around with your five in the Algarve?    moved my 540i on last year and got an E63 M6 mow, but still have my diagnostic and coding stuff if you need anything doing would glad to help. 

     

    Regards Jeff

    1. stevecvo

      stevecvo

      Hi Jeff

      Still here and being retired I can't afford M6s !!!

      I am still running my E39 525d. Thanks for the offer but I am well equipped with diagnostics/coding stuff (DIS, INPA. C110 scanner plus Delphi scanner and cables) and I am currently looking at installing ISTA but finding it problematic. My real problem is using the stuff because I don´t use it very often ( reliable car) and when I do I have to work out what to do.

       

      Steve

  5. Bentley service manuals 1 + 2 in as new condition, any suggestions where to sell them on, not sure about ebay Thanks Jeff
  6. Here is my M6 any othere M6 owner`s here? Jeff
  7. YOWSER !!!!!!
  8. Yes M6 is an option also. Jeff
  9. Yes looking that way, biggest issue I am having is finding a genuine car, so many at garages that just do not look the type of outfit that should sell an M5, or private owners who don`t reply to enquiries, very strange. Jeff
  10. Well Andy someone else made the same argument on another forum and that the earlier ones are lower road tax so maybe I should reconsider that, have defo seen some late 05 with the push button but would need to check the tax situation, can anyone confirm is the software for engine, gearbox and I drive is update able? Thanks
  11. Hi all, been looking to buy an M5 V10 for myself for a little over three months now and my head is hurting from the massive learning journey I have been on. From what to look for to the big spec difference`s and to what I actually want rather than feel forced to accept, to this end I know I have to pay more but that`s what I need to do then ok. I have read at massive length about the SMG issue`s the engine issues like rod bearings,vanos, throttle actuators, charging issue`s and much much more. I am very adapt to working on cars with having run my own garage for 17 years so nothing really phases me, even any big spends as that sort of goes with the territory of most of the cars I choose to drive. So looking for a very late 05 or newer maybe up to 09 plate, must have good service record, and the spec I want rather, see below, if anyone knows of such a car can you get in touch here or by e-mail, as I said cash waiting and even have the insurance co ready to put on cover so if I find one can collect insure and drive away same day. Done e-bay, Piston heads, Autotrader to death and using a combination of HPI and MOT history checks have found some right dodgy sellers and garages, seems every one is advertised as "wanted for nothing" till you check the MOT history and see year after year having the same advisories usually tyres, lower arms and bushes !! so frustrating. So please help if you can: Colours: Black, dark blue Indiana red, Interior leather: Extended Cream leather with dark wood or cream with black wood. No black leather please or red yuk! Interior spec: Active seats and heated rear seats ( if possible ) not too fussed either way on ventilated seats 1) Must be push start button No key ones please 2) Prefer but not a deal breaker: Led rear lights, later headlights Thanks jeff@zedworld.co.uk
  12. Thanks Dennis some good advise there, the seller scanned all of the BMW history through to me and even the V5 document, the seller is s garage run by two guys from the UK and seem to have good name etc and been around for 10 years or so. The service and maintenance bills are encouraging as they all seem to point to great maintenance, covering roughly 8k miles a year has had BMW oil and filter change twice a year since it was a couple of years old. Looking around on other forums that are mainly based in the US there seems some horror stories about the big end bearings needing replacing sooner rather than later which seems odd but plenty of talk about it, saying that it is quite a highly tuned engine, just seems odd that a road car would need the bearings doing as a maintenance routine. Jeff
  13. Ok back again with another M5, need opinion on the colour, bear in mind I live in the Algarve it does appear to me and got to say not seen a white one before, thoughts please, its an 8 hour drive to Spain as no direct flights in Winter. Loads of BMW history and the big jobs done clutch flywheel etc, and also has upgraded injectors, remap and Eisenmann exhaust, just has big BMW service all fluids and spark plugs ready to go really Jeff
  14. Replaced mine a few years back from a specialist BMW parts specialist near Wolverhampton, when it came it was in a genuine bosch unit and was around £350 BMW dealers are just having a laugh!! had to have it coded by BMW for £80 been trouble free since. Jeff