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velvetmonkey last won the day on January 19

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    London- Brockley
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    BMWs, Doctor Who, Chinese Food, Drink and Jazz
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    Visual effects artist


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    2000 BMW 528i Touring
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Ian Taylor, he's in crawley, but I wouldn't trust anyone else with my car Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Remove the glove box (it's held onto a metal bar with a pair of clamps), dong forget to unplug the cable for the torch charging cable. Next, unbolt the plastic bracket holding the electrical modules/fuse box to the bulk head. You should now have access to what looks like a black 'box' with loads of wires going into it. In the box you'll see lots of terminal connectors, one of these is for the kbus. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Does it get cold when you're on the move? Or not at all? If the aux fan wasn't working, youd get cold air on the move. Does the compressor engage? With the engine running, it should make a clunking sound when you turn the ac on. If it's low on gas, there's a leak somewhere. The gas in the system has a dye added, it glows under uv light so you can locate a leak. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. It's a very easy job (assuming you've already got Celis lights?) Open your tool kit lid, remove the bulb holder, then unscrew the lamp at the three bolts. A couple of them may need a spanner because there's no room for a socket. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yeah, it's a bit of a strange place to put it. I'd guess that they never made the ceiling panel specific for RHD cars? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. You will get through an MOT with just the intensive wash. Just point out to the tester how to operate it. It's possible it's the lever. Have you checked the connections to the pumps? It could be the contacts are corroded. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. That's correct, there's no need to code the new ulf to your car. It should just be a simple plug and play job. If you can't find a gen 6, anything newer than that can be used to get the same features. The mic is on the passenger side on mine too, I think this is normal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I can't decide whether this is a wind up or not Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Where in the country are you? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. If you've changed the injectors and put injector cleaner through the system why do you think they need cleaning again? You really need to connect the car to INPA to get a proper read out on the codes. What year is your car? That has an impact on fitting your cluster. Making a used cluster work in your car isn't an easy job. I did it on mine and can give you some tips Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hi Zafar, P3030 means that there is a misfire on cylinder 3. P1250 means "fuel level low". I would be looking at the injection system. It could be the fuel sender, pressure regulator or anything else between the fuel tank and the injectors. Another option could be a dud coil? Do you mean M5 cluster, or high obc cluster? To fit a high obc cluster you need the retrofit wiring harness (no longer available from the dealer). You will need to dismantle your new cluster, remove the memory chip and replace with a new one, reprogram the new chip with blank settings then finally install in the car. Let us all know how you get on, Simon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk