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About FIBAMAN

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    FIBAMAN
  • Birthday 06/11/1948

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    TYNESIDE
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    CARS, FISHING
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    DIRECTOR OF TECH SALES

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    03 525D TOURING 250k

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  1. FIBAMAN

    feeding car directly from 220v mains outlet?

    FETTLE OR FIDDLE?
  2. FIBAMAN

    E39, when to call it a day?

    I had the same dilemma with mine last year, 250k some minor rust creeping in but still good to drive but was getting heavy for me (gettin on a bit) so finally bought a Volvo V70 D5 215BHP, with all the toys. Its not a bad car, but cant put my finger on it but just not the same character. I gave the bm to my son who ran it for three months or then sold it for 1k so eased the blow somewhat.
  3. FIBAMAN

    New brake pads and discs

    Have used ATE on Merc vw and BMW - no issues; never used Jurid so cant comment. Have tried Pagid discs and pads, discs seemed ok but didnt like pads as they seemed to gebnereate a lot of dust, also felt vague so changed em out at 5k and fitted EBC, MUCH BETTER.
  4. FIBAMAN

    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    We all know that, he has been told, but apparently we are liars. Maybe he should challenge BMW and their statements in the handbook also.
  5. FIBAMAN

    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    I hope they have steel toecaps
  6. Clavurion, you have the patience of a saint
  7. FIBAMAN

    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    you can take a horse to water, but.....
  8. FIBAMAN

    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    Have run mine on 5/30 for last 250,000 miles, summer and winter, coldest winter was in Germany at -20 on one occasion, no probs. Look in owners handbook if you expect to be in exteremly cold for long periods
  9. FIBAMAN

    Winter tyres on 16" alloys

    I have a set of BMW alloys with 2 x Nokian and 2 x Avon Ice Touring, both with adequate tread.
  10. FIBAMAN

    Which Brand Fuel Filter

    Crosland originally were a British company in Nottingham and originally made own label stuff for many well known makes as well as their own (I dealt directly with them in the 80s). However, they went bust I think in the 90s and disappeared from the scene. I believe subsequently ECP bought the rights to the name and have the products manufactured elsewhere. I would stick with Mann or Mahle (Austrian) who have proven history. Watch ECP, they often inflate prices so they can discount, always look at the bottom line, dont be taken in by the big discount, always ask yourself, 50% etc. - off what.?
  11. FIBAMAN

    Some Japanese Provenance!

    judging by other posts, seems it is fairly common with Jap imports. Am aware of the rigmarole involved with some inocuous kit but still classed as hazard for shipping purposes.
  12. FIBAMAN

    Some Japanese Provenance!

    OFFENSIVE WEAPON CHARGE POSSIBLY! Still used in America as well, as supplement to hazard lights. Shipping company wont be happy having them on board in uncontrolled manner.
  13. Two Nokians at 5mm and two Avon Ice 7mm Centre caps for the wheels inc. Collection only or possible delivery within Tyneside / Durham Reasonable offers - all proceeds will go to Great North Air Ambulance
  14. FIBAMAN

    Refurbing rear lights?

    you have done a good job there, well done. I had the same problem and did it myself using appropriate branded products, but the clouding came back after a while, so I had done by a "professional" and it lasted a little while longer before it came back. The outers are fine, but I suspect there may be some subtle difference in the material which the inners are made from.
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