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About stevecvo

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    Algarve Portugal


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    E39 525d and Ford Puma .Wife has 118d convertible
  1. What's the weather like in London ?

    Very true - but wouldn't you be?. You could try a few Arabic words interspersed with the word "bomb"
  2. What's the weather like in London ?

    Thanks guys. It is sunny and 21 degrees here at the moment so just a temperature drop to contend with.
  3. I am flying over to the UK this evening from the sunny Algarve for a few days. What is the weather actually like at the moment in the London area? The UK papers are full of horror stories for some parts of the country.
  4. This months stupid award goes to....

    That's Wolverhampton for you.
  5. Nevertheless some very useful information there.
  6. How Long Have You Owned Your E39?

    From new -16 years and 7 months - 216000 miles
  7. 16 inch tyre and 17 inch spare?

    Would not the ABS system be confused by the slightly different wheel speeds or would the difference be too small to register?
  8. Which diagnostic scan tool to buy

    I have all the usual diagnostic stuff on a laptop but for instant checks I keep a C110 scanner in the glove box. It is very compact and a good bit of kit
  9. Oil cover undertray missing?

    Yes. Originally there was a small drop down cover in that hole. Mine disappeared many thousands of miles ago. It is a pretty superfluous item anyway.
  10. Now I’ve seen it all !

    What a fucking abortion.
  11. Went Xmas shopping today

    They look a bit last season to me and that's may be why they are cheap. This season's rips are in a slightly different place and less frayed. Fashion is a swiftly moving game.
  12. which way is better to search for loose backup ring?

    Between the alternator and the block would be my guess
  13. The Darkbmwlord and his E39 on a shoestring...

    I hope you were smiling and not smiting. If you are lucky the abs fault might simply be the destroyed lead from a front wheel sensor as per one of your earlier photos, although it is hard to tell whether the lead in question is an ABS sensor lead or a brake wear sensor lead like the broken one at the back and which will trigger the brake warning light.
  14. Tailgate rot

    Jesus that looks awful but it is a good job that you caught the sill before any rot spread to the jacking point. Good luck. I shall be interested to see your follow up posts.
  15. What makes front suspension "crashy"?

    I have been running the car with Bridgestone and Firestone tyres for the last 12 years and have had no problems. I don't throw the car about and they work fine for me. Sachs are OE shock absorbers so I don't think the fault lies there. It feels very much like a small amount of play somewhere. I can see that the antiroll bar rubbers are worn but I doubt that this would cause the symptons..