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Loadmaster last won the day on December 7

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About Loadmaster

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    Chief Member
  • Birthday 12/02/1961

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    Not Far From Gatwick
  • Interests
    Old Mercs and BMWs, anything with an AMG badge on it, bikes of the motorised variety, aircraft, music, foreign travel (USA a favourite) and, oh - the family!!
  • Occupation
    Aircraft Regulatory Stuff


  • Garage
    Japanese Import E39 540i Sport - Zafira - C1 - Z750

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  1. Loadmaster

    Remote Central Locking Intermittent / Failed

    Blimey, didn't know that. Anyhow, I've tried all that in the past few days but with no success. I just need to know where the instruction to open and close is received in the car.
  2. The remote central locking using the key fob has recently been a bit iffy and on the weekend it completely stopped working. So, new CR2016 batteries purchased but still no joy. Then transposed the batteries into the spare key fob, but still nothing. So, because it's highly unlikely that both fobs have failed, what could the problem possibly be? It's obviously in the car somewhere, wherever the signal is received. Cheers....
  3. Loadmaster

    Diesel 11p a litre more than petrol

    114.7p for petrol??!! And I thought 120.9p round here was good!
  4. Loadmaster

    It’s been a while....

    Will look a whole lot better. New ones on my fronts, just need to get them for the rears to replace the old rusty black ones.
  5. Loadmaster

    cheap webasto remote start without expensive telestart?

    No idea. How's the epic journey going?!
  6. Loadmaster


    Welcome to the forum. Post any tech issues in the relevant tech section here.
  7. Loadmaster

    Some Tasks From The Last Week Or So....

    No, they were fine. I wanted to take advantage of BMR's offer of 20% off labour for the first visit (thereafter 10%) and 5% off parts for BMWCC GB members, so got all I wanted/needed doing on this input.
  8. Loadmaster

    Some Tasks From The Last Week Or So....

    Glad to hear she's still serving you well!
  9. Loadmaster

    Some Tasks From The Last Week Or So....

    It was kind of expected considering the car's low mileage and country of origin, but good to have it confirmed all the same!
  10. Put the 540 in for an early MOT to separate it from our other two cars (all three fell due in February) which it passed, but close inspection revealed a few weeps and leaks from various engine gaskets. This wasn't entirely a surprise as a few had been mentioned on the pre-purchase inspection report back in February this year. However, after 2,500 miles since April and dozens of heat cycles (and the car having been stored for two years previously since arriving from Japan) the gaskets possibly decided to leak a little more. So, sump, upper and lower timing covers and rocker covers all done! This was followed by miscellaneous bits and pieces, including a Hunter 4 wheel alignment and the removal of all wheel arch liners and underbody covers for a deep clean, drying and the application of wax protection, including sills and brake lines. Absolutely zero corrosion found in the first place. A big thanks go out to BMR Performance of Turners Hill, West Sussex. All ready to go....
  11. Loadmaster

    Service Advice

    And an ATF refresh as well....
  12. Loadmaster

    It’s been a while....

    A set of new silver/chrome finish bolts will be the icing on the cake....
  13. Loadmaster

    It’s been a while....

    You don't, just ignore it...