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About FIBAMAN

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  • Birthday 11/06/1948

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  • Location
    TYNESIDE
  • Interests
    CARS, FISHING
  • Occupation
    DIRECTOR OF TECH SALES

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    03 525D TOURING 245k

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  1. 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    Crosland originally were a British company in Nottingham and originally made own label stuff for many well known makes as well as their own (I dealt directly with them in the 80s).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.?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. FIBAMAN

    Rock solid front seats

    Where you find the benefit of the hard seats is long term sitting on em (like 7hrs to my office in Somerset). Softer more comfy seats dont support you much, they feel good on relatively short runs but after a few hours they sag and you tend to slouch in them. Get in to see an osteopath and get your basic problem sorted before you spend good money on different seats.
  7. FIBAMAN

    Best and Worst thing about an E39

    And - they did not hold anything
  8. FIBAMAN

    Best and Worst thing about an E39

    MERC rust problem ran from 98 - 04, but mainly they tried to save money by cutting back on steel prep.. Unfortunately it backfired as at the same time they introduced a 30year paint warranty....oops! They lost loads of loyal customers as they hummed n harred about making a decision about claims (I waited three months on 3 year old C class). My old 96 C class did 213,000 miles on the original clutch and had no rust after 10years.
  9. FIBAMAN

    Best and Worst thing about an E39

    WASTE OF TIME, TOTALLY IMPRACTICAL
  10. FIBAMAN

    E39 530D - Light grey smoke

    I would not be too concerned about "light grey" exhaust gas. Black or thick white would be a cause for concern
  11. FIBAMAN

    Right lads...get your tips out!!!

    Are you also going to fit mega stereo equipment and drive round town on a saturday with thumpin beat (pink wheels might add to the visuals)
  12. MAHLE is a quality manufacturer
  13. FIBAMAN

    Can I use ignition fluid to start up the engine?

    ha ha - actually, some years ago a company in east london had some Rolls Royce diesels which needed a fire lighting under them to get started. They were notoriously bad for starting (good job their aircraft engines were better
  14. FIBAMAN

    BPMe fuel App *warning*

    Aye but its an easy nick for them, dont forget they have KPIs' as well.
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