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whiskychaser last won the day on May 4 2017

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    Ex transport manager and company director. Now truck driver reading sits vac ads

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  1. Post Brexit Result

    While I disagree with the leavers, every country has the right to self determination. So if the govt had negotiated an interim deal where we took control of our laws, immigration and fishing waters, there may have been cause for some celebration. It has not. As Piper said, we have just got 3 more years of uncertainty.
  2. 2002 e39 losing auto gearbox fluid

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DT42-EUR-01-2002-E39-BMW-525i&diagId=17_0106 Don't have your car details so that is just an educated guess. Put in your own VIN at www.realoem.com to confirm.
  3. Hit & Run Help !

    If there is only one road, are there any businesses or shops on it? They may have CCTV...
  4. 2002 e39 losing auto gearbox fluid

    Clean it off, run it and find where it is leaking. Hopefully, it will not be where the bellhousing mates up PS. If you are losing ATF fast, the gearbox could get hot. Overheating kills auto gearboxes. So it is critical you keep and eye on it. Leaking from the front of the bell housing indicates the main seal may be gone. That's a gearbox out job. Once out, you would want to ensure that the lay shaft isn't wobbling about or you will be doing it again.
  5. M54 - Engine Idle Speed

    Tried turning the fan off when mine was just over the blue. It dropped back to 650rpm exactly as you describe. I think the Intelligent Battery Sensor controls the idle and increases it a little when you have the fan on. Once the engine warms up fully, there isn't the same resistance. And as it has been charging for a while too, the idle can drop. I put the slow warm up down to the cold weather.
  6. Check control messages

    OK. Had a quick look at the German messages you can get in the cluster. EGS regelt does not appear but ESD and ASC regelt do. First one may be just a dry joint in the cluster. Again, change it to English to have a better idea Edit. ESD is actually the LSD and I doubt you have one. My memory is not serving me well either. It is not the cluster at fault but may be dry joints in the check control module itself (located in the fuse box). This is in German but you will get the gist easily enough: http://www.e34-welt.de/tips_tricks/Reparaturanleitung CCM e34 e32.pdf
  7. Check control messages

    You have got the language in your cluster set to German. IIRC, you put the key in the 'aux' position and press the right button for about 10 seconds until the next one come up. Stop when you get to UK English as it has US English too. To cut a long story short, EGS is the transmission control module and regelt can mean to lock. You probably don't have a LSD on the auto and may be spinning up a back wheel. Do it long enough and the EGS will take its ball home, probably dumping you in a high forward gear. If it does that, you will lose the gear display in the cluster. But all will probably be forgiven if you just cycle the ignition
  8. M54 - Engine Idle Speed

    Picture says 1000 words. Nearly hot and hot
  9. M54 - Engine Idle Speed

    FWIW, my 330i auto idles around 900rpm when stone cold and 650 when fully warmed up.
  10. Customs duty AUS to UK

    May sound a bit expensive if the C&F value was only £140. But £25 for duty/VAT and £10 to clear it isn't bad at all
  11. Customs duty AUS to UK

    Looks like Royal Mail. You will probably get a card through the door asking you to pop in and collect it from your local sorting office - on payment of the duty and vat is has incurred. If you don't, I'd be giving them a ring BTW. I notice it says customs charges were raised. Then a few days later, revised customs charges were raised. Sounds like somebody made a mistake somewhere and lost you a few days in the process
  12. Customs duty AUS to UK

    If all the paperwork is in order and HMRC do not want to examine it, I would expect a day or so. Less at a 24 hour facility. Who is clearing it on your behalf and what do they say?
  13. Pcn challenge failed, time to appeal?

    ^ Nice to see that in the above, the council have decided to put up advanced warning signs. If the council in question cannot be bothered putting up bollards, at least they could give you advanced warning of what is clearly a problem turning. Something like 2123 / 2124 on page 19: http://tsrgd.co.uk/pdf/tsm/tsm-chapter-03.pdf
  14. Pcn challenge failed, time to appeal?

    It is probably a no right turn because if you were waiting to turn right, you would be blocking the bus stop. And if that is the case, the sign on the left is useless as it may well be blocked by a bus. That will be why you have a sign on the right too. That one is set back from the road - probably to stop trucks and buses wiping out the big plate underneath. And there are 3 advertising hoardings which make it difficult to spot. It is no good putting 'Bolton Gardens' on the sign anyway. There is no advance map type sign, so how do you know which one is Bolton Gardens? The problem is compounded by the fact that Bolton Gardens isn't a no entry. Miss that one sign on the right and you think you are good to turn right. A reasonable person might expect bollards preventing you from turning right or at least an advance map sign. Unfortunately, councils are not famed for being reasonable
  15. Boiler advice.

    Assume it has no handy panel on the front or flashing light to blink a fault code. If it doesn't fire up at all from cold, I'd suggest it isn't locking out due to overheating - it would have to at least run a bit for that. So if it has a pilot light, is it lit, steady, and is the thermocouple positioned correctly? And has the thermocouple been changed in the last 7 years?