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  1. In Holland but need to get the E39 back to UK and NSR suspension air bag is hissing ..I can feel where it's coming from...what I need to know is has anyone seen one of these off ..if I take the airline off from the top .. would I be able to pump in tire slime as temp fix (Audi forum special fix lol )....once home I can replace ..is it worth a try ? Rear bar suspension check light goes off it pumps up but will sink .....if it fails completly will tyre rub on wheel well or does the shock keep it from doing that albeit the ride won't be great
  2. Help..on holiday ..burst E39 rear airbag....

    in Scheveningen ....getting ferry phone Friday night and not far from Ferry ....at least if I can get to UK recovery is easier if it becomes a nightmare
  3. Help..on holiday ..burst E39 rear airbag....

    cheers Tim ....went out cycling tonight as I got a message about an Indy close ...will see what he says in morning....really just want a quick fix to get it home and then I can replace both of them .... i think it's an easy job to be fair ...comes out with wheel off and take off air line .am I right ?
  4. Little addition to the family - E36 316i Compact

    what age is he ...my son has one ..was insured as his learner car but once he passed it was ridiculous money to insure so it's garaged now ...great cars I think ...I think they will go up in price you know
  5. Now that photobucket is charging .....

    ..what can we use for 3rd party hosting ..i tried Google Pictures but it only posts a link ..cant seem to embed an actual pic on a post Some say PB is £9.99 a month for privilidge which is maybe OK but others are saying it can be nearly £400 a year !! ..will look into that but in meantime ..any suggestions ...is this Imjur.com any good?
  6. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    centre console is just lift out chubby tray and 5 screws....its out ..2mins work
  7. Which CD Changer to use? Is there wiring for it pre-installed?

    E36s shared the same changer as 34s ..might help your search
  8. Stick on go faster stripes

    but you must have been looking for go faster stripes to find this ..right
  9. Is this a joke! Is it anyone on here?

    so if its a £1000 E34 and it has £600 set of wheels on the car its still worth £1000 so more and more are keeping the high value wheels unless new buyer wants to pay for car and wheels Sad thing is people will want it and wheels for for the price of it standard ( or less ) ..sellers are just trying to re coup some of the cash they have spent on it
  10. First 24 Hours with the E34 520i Auto

    is it just not spring clips either side on an e34 ?
  11. Glovebox Torch - Can they be refurbished?

    https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1615962-DIY-Original-BMW-Flashlight-installing-LED or what about pulling an E39 one apart for the internals http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=654295
  12. Anyone got an email address for Tims?

    he has adverts on ebay ..could you use the 'ask seller' question..that will defo get thru here is one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bmw-E34-5-Series-535-Manual-breaking-E3-E9-E24-E28-E30-conversion-Lacs-silver-/282655963043?hash=item41cf9bb7a3:g:ylEAAOSwD5BZbeAk
  13. WTD: black Compact E36 dash top...no air bag type

    long shot but you never know ...mines has a gash on passenger side so would like to replace it ....anyone ..just let me know
  14. WTD: black Compact E36 dash top...no air bag type

    Thats bizarre !! Ironically was that not the colour of the compact originaly ? I would love to go back and apreciate these cars when they were new on forecourts !
  15. Wood trim installation?

    no wood on your model Mark , as Carl says there was a cheap stick on effort that looked hellish ..so for your OEM fix you need to leave as is
  16. Brand new e60

    how is it possible to do this ..the interior lights and dash is quite amazing !!
  17. or take the sensor off ( you can see it sitting next to fog light at front ) and place the probe in boiling water for 5 mins ... i ahve had a few come back to life after doing that
  18. Bum twitching in a RWD car!!

    a bit of street drifting on the morning commute eh ..2 mins back in a BMW and you are turning into a hooligan
  19. 17" Alloys

    long shot but did these sell ?
  20. WTD: black Compact E36 dash top...no air bag type

    arrgghhh .. that would have been ideal .. Mark could have brought it home lol .. you would think they woudl be easy to find in yards but mostly all grey or beige...
  21. Second car / classic BMW - who do you insure with?

    Compact is with Aviva ( granted its not a 520 but i am guessing not far off it for insurance purposes ) ..multi car , got commuting on it just incase ..its £120 a year fully comp with me and wife
  22. is it an auto ...faulty inhibitor switch ?
  23. you are actually better just sliding a knife under the flap, taking it off the mechanism, there a a couple of star clips..they will just ping off and then do what BMW do and double side tape it on much easier than messing about with the mechanism..so it's not broken after all!
  24. if you are coming up over the Forth Road Bridge on wy back let me know and I will meet you ..I have a brand new bbs alloy and Dunlop tyre for the boot of your new chariot and if if you want original bits I have an OEM BMW Cassette player too infact it wont be the Forth Road Bridge as its closed now ..it will be the new Queensferry Crossing !
  25. I think you will find it will still get a good price ..I would love it to keep I going but I suspect the final sale value could be large:)