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  1. But if it shifts fine manually then there is probably not to much wrong. If the ecu gets funny inputs it does funny things. What you can do, but be warned you'll have no ABS is unplug the abs module under the bonnet on big multiplug and go for a drive. Without crappy wheel data I bet you'll find it shifts fine! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Check all tyre pressures first. If ok check tread depth equal on both fronts and both rears. Front to back doesn't matter but left/right can. Lastly, which was the cause on mine, was mixed brands on the front, iir it was a mix on Continental and Michelin and although the same size and similar tread the manufacturing meant the over all rolling size was enough to confuse the ecu! Oddly as it might seem it was the fronts confusing thing for the gearbox driving the rears! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I do love the shape/style of the E34. Hope you make good progress with it [emoji106][emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. if you want to be sure on the oil there is a coloured sticker near the drain plug which will probably be green and state the oil to use which you can cross-reference so you don't pay £50 per liter or whatever the price is!! I had a local indi do mine at 120,000, and was still perfect at 185,000 and it got a lot of abuse!! I would do it for sure and won't do any harm. Difficult to drain it all out though as the torque converter holds some but even changing 2/3rds of it would not be perfect but would still be a benefit imho.
  5. ^^^ its a good question!
  6. Agree with what nealpina said. The Executors will have access to the bank account of your late father and are entitled to meet bills due from the estate, the o/s finance being one of them, so who ever the executors are need to do this, but the finance company should be able to take money from a 3rd party but would possible want proof of your ID to comply with UK anti-money laundering legislation. If the money came from a ltd company they can check the company on-line so dealer paying off finance is different to you as an individual. You can apply for a log book (V5) as this is only who the keeper is and does not prove legal ownership. With finance up to date there will be no repossession and once you've a V5 you can tax and insure it.
  7. I know its not the same but however the Brodit holder I had for the 6 worked withe 7 - You might find on the net the dimensions of both the 6 and 7 and check that they are the same size. I think they are but worth 2x checking.
  8. some silly offers on ebay, more sensible one from autotrader advert. Insurance would be due tomorrow so have saved re-insuring it too.
  9. Some places will cut a key for you and others will refuse on the grounds they didn't supply them key. Best just to ring round local key shops. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Not on here. Ex bmw guy near Andover. Since we met my father in law is moving in as he can't look after himself so we've moved so now doing a short daily commute each day and no long journeys. it's not the car for the job, just a few miles each way in traffic. Just killing it so need something else ☹️ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. SOLD Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Sold mine [emoji22] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Easy to park it is! It's almost identical in size to the E39 Touring I had for 10-years!! Wish I still had that now!
  14. Have now put it on Autotrader
  15. Couple of other pictures: MOT, Service book, receipts, and the Brodit no-holes iPhone holder.