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velvetmonkey last won the day on January 19

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About velvetmonkey

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  • Location
    London- Brockley
  • Interests
    BMWs, Doctor Who, Chinese Food, Drink and Jazz
  • Occupation
    Visual effects artist


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    2000 BMW 528i Touring
  1. That fault code is commonly due to the transmission output speed sensor failing... Look into changing that and hopefully it sorts it out Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. A few more photos from the body shop whilst they repair it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. As Clavurion says, dash out. Not complicated, but time consuming. Check this video out for an idea: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. It's a classic car restorer in Sussex doing the work. He's the only guy I trust now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Exactly, and considering I've refurbed the suspension, brakes, cooling system and paintwork, it makes little sense having to start over. I'll put a price up once I know what it is haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  7. Since having bodywork done last year, I've been keeping an eye on a small rust bubble above my near side rear jacking point. Last week I took it in to have it cut out and welded. Put it this way, they're still cutting rust out It's not going to be cheap to fix, but I figure it's going to be more cost effective then taking a punt on another e39 that needs work doing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. The best way to test an aux fan, is to use INPA to start it up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. You don't mention which e39 you've got, but here's how the aux fan works on a post 3/99 car. The engine control unit monitors the temp of the coolant leaving the radiator, the pressure in the ac system, vehicle speed and several other things. When the engine control unit decides it needs more cooling, it starts up the aux fan. The aux fan receives a control signal (PWM) from the engine control unit which tells it how fast to run. It's entirely possible to have the ac on, but, on a cool day, the ac pressure isn't high enough to start the fan. Also, above 80kph the aux fan is turned off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Replaced my aux fan, and had the ac leak tested and recharged. Mmmmm, just like being in the freezer aisle at the supermarket now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Cheers Deepan, I spoke to to footman James, they seemed ideal. Unfortunately, because I'm a London cab driver (and have had a couple of accidents in the last year whilst working) they couldn't quote. I'll keep looking Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. After reading a few threads on cars being written off for the slightest thing, I'm looking at getting agreed value insurance on my 528i tourer. I've spoken to Adrian Flux, but didn't get the best feeling about them. Does anyone have any experience with this? Any recommendations or advice? Cheers, Simon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Is that Bromley in se London? Shame I was travelling back from Germany, it would have been great to go to. Pop some pics up! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yesterday I visited BMW Werk Dingolfing to see where our awesome cars were born For anyone visiting Southern Germany, I'd highly recommend booking this before you go. Production techniques may have changed somewhat since our cars were made, but it's truly amazing what it takes to make a car. Starting in the press shop, you get to see every step right up to the marriage (where the entire drive train and chassis is attached to the body in under 90 seconds). Aside from the automation, what's really impressive Is the sheer number of people working there. I only regret not having any photos to share! Simon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Ian Taylor, he's in crawley, but I wouldn't trust anyone else with my car Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk