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FIBAMAN

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About FIBAMAN

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  • Birthday 11/06/1948

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

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  • Garage
    03 525D TOURING 245k

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  1. Thank you and goodbye

    All the best bud, I have had exactly the same issue with mine. However, I have not given it up entirely as I gave it to my son who uses it to run around and hump gear and rubbish so it is still available to me if I need it.
  2. How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    I used to visit North Germany three times a year, car was rammed full, loved the autobahns, cruise at 90mph and still get 40+mpg
  3. How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    11 Years, 245000 on clock, 185000 by me.
  4. Headlight Bulbs

    I have been using Philips Extreme for several years now and find they are much better than standard halogen, without going to the expense of conversion.
  5. HEATER VALVE

    Might be different valve numbers on mine are - 8 374 996 on top row next row PPA-GF33 - 1 147 412
  6. HEATER VALVE

    Thought my dual valve was not working so bought a second hand replacement which I was assured was in working order. Never used it as problem was found to be an airlock. £4 postage plus best offer over £7
  7. HEATER VALVE

    Thought my dual valve was not working so bought a second hand replacement which I was assured was in working order. Never used it as problem was found to be an airlock. £4 postage plus best offer over £7
  8. 16 inch tyre and 17 inch spare?

    Av got 4 x 16" alloys with winter tyres, might consider selling.
  9. Should I worry about soot build up on valves?

    Just out of interest, what lube oil are you using?
  10. Most reliable engine is M57 3L ?

    I love this forum! When the telly is crap I always get a laugh on here!
  11. Most reliable engine is M57 3L ?

    Is his opinion based on poor design causing component failure or possibly less tolerant to poor maintenance (lack of attention to oil and filter changes etc).
  12. Blanking swirl flaps is good?

    I take your point, but they have been like that for a very long time. I recently had to weigh up cost / effort / time etc. and as the car is now only used intermittently, not for long runs, has very little intinsic value, I dont want to spend any more money on it, so am afraid it is consigned to being the family load humper (tip runs etc). until the tax runs out or it falls down with serious fault. Probably worth more in parts (all mechanicals kept up to scratch).
  13. Blanking swirl flaps is good?

    didnt remove mine, but indy disconnected in open position a few years ago, never had any bother. Now on 245k
  14. Tailgate rot

    Are you actually talking about the tailgate or the glass hatch frame? This is very bad on mine despite yearly goes at trying to halt the rust.
  15. Those concoctions will likely do more damage to you than the parts. Stick with the sound advice you have been gieven
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