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  1. When our e34 540i auto was rear ended during 2014 The guy's insurance sent us to our local BMW dealer for a full report on our 540 this resulted in a quote for over 3k for the repair of our 540 and so was written off. The guy's insurance, first offered £1,800 which i simply turned down ... after showing adverts etc ... and showing the low numbers made. I called the guy's insurance (i still had their hire car) i told them they would have to find me another e34 of the same standard The insurance guy on the phone asked the price i would happy with .... I told him the price ... This result was £4.688.42p and our salvage 540 the insurance got their hire car back the next working day ... I hope you get the amount you need to replace your pride and joy ...
  2. Better to be slow than crude
  3. I'm from the people's republic of Sandwell That's West Bromwich to the people looking on google earth
  4. Hello and welcome to my E34 progress blog . It all started one day passing a used car sales centre,something catched my eye so on the 18/9/07 she was mine Well Its a orient blue e34 525se 1995(N) and 117k on the clock . production date 13/7/1995 registration date 8/8/95 from Bates BMW Essex Hungerford BMW oil service @ 9,641 - 27/11/95 Heathrow BMW inspection 2 @ 32,968- 25/9/96 Bates BMW inspection 1 @ 57,436- 12/12/97 Bates BMW oil service @ 67,395 - 24/9/98 and five sets of headlights till 24/9.98 Ordered options : - Leather seats - Sports steering wheel - 5 speed automatic - V Spoke style 54-7jx14-205/55 ( Brought car with metrics :S =/ ) - Shadow line - Floor mates - Air Con - LSD - Additional fuel for export of vehicles First vehicle Inspection under my ownership Well, i went for the full monty had a Inspection 2. This was the list of " Needing attention " - Front brake discs below minimum - Brake fluided due for change - Handbrake shoes cracked - Drive belt cracked - Air conditioning non cooling - Ns ball joint - Os drop link - Rear axle bushes gone - Pit man links - Rust on brake pipes and fuel pipes - Four metric tyres - Drivers side fog lamp Pics to follow... Progress blog index - 2010/2011 - Page One - Rear Blind Crash & New Wheels 2011/2012 - Page Two - Suspension Overhaul With Lows White Lights 540 Bumper Boot Spoiler 2012/2012 - Page Three - Sports Bumpers Brake Line Overhaul Photos & New Bumper Trims 2012/2012 - Page Four - Yellow Fog Lights Front Strut Brace & New Water Bottle 2012/2012 - Page Five - Back To Orange Lights New Engine Trim & Throwing Stars 2012/2012 - Page Six - Chit Chat & Drives Side Rust Repair & Painted 2012/2013 - Page Seven - Chit Chat Sports Bumpers Painted New RD Badges & Getting Ready For A Full Spray 2013/2013 - Page Eight - Chit Chat New Drivers Wing Repairing Of Doors And New Bottoms Door Trims 2013/2013 - Page Eight - Ordered Ultra Racing Lower Strut Brace And M5 Electric Half Leather Seats 2013/2014 Page Nine - M5 Seats Fitted Rear Seat Box Lid Repaired Stripping For Paint And Quarter Blinds 2014/2015 Page Ten - Bodyshop Photos Rear Parking Sensors New Staggered Wheels 2015/2015 Page Eleven - Reassembling Painted And Fitted Wheels 2015/2015 Page Twelve - New Mirrors Interior Change Five Years Of The Progress Blog
  5. I like the interior ... The exterior is a pimp mobile from the 1980's
  6. I'm not keen on the self serving career muppet's in Westminster ... Their lying goes back many years and all the main party's have in their time in power done the people of this country over. That's without false wars and child abuse links of former members all protected by the club ... Cherry picking one from the 1985 The Tory party sold the then British Telecom for a bargain price But the very next year was back in a nice profit for the new owners. Mr Brown former Leader of the Labour party sold the country gold reserves at rock bottom prices ... he should have been facing a court of law for that ... But Westminster protects their own ... like Mr Blair.
  7. Happy St George's day !
  8. I remember the Capri guys breaking those Cosworth Granada's for their engine during the early 00's
  9. Back to the Fords My first learn to drive was a 1979 V Cortina 1.3 base Which was my dad's work horse during the early 1980's This lasted until 1984 when the Diff and gearbox started to moan like Katie Price ... This resulted in KWD 370V being replaced during 1984 by a 1982 Cortina 2.0 Ghia which was my first really on the road learner car ! I've had many motor's since be could never sell her. Bessie was my first car once my test was passed during 1985 i changed the camshaft etc to Kent cams as you do I'm hoping to get her back on the road this year. (We are fitting new brakes etc etc and found some new Ford panels too )
  10. Most likely far east cheaply made rubbish .. with a made in Germany box.
  11. Bloody hell ... But glad you was not under it !
  12. That's just so right
  13. Looks very nice ... Bet the first owner got that for a good price.
  14. Loved the Capri's It must have started with my brothers 1975 MK2 3.0 Ghia manual which he purchased doing the summer of 1976. I found my Capri during 1997 a rare Capri 2.8 Turbo Technics 230 bhp version. (not the standard 200) The only Ford to ever to bite me ... was a Granada 2.8 Ghia manual That motor was nothing but trouble .. . The local Ford dealer called the Granada "The lunchtime nightmare" i was glad to pass the thing on ...
  15. The Police cannot deal with crime already, lack of funds/person power etc so nothing would change ... But the majority would be paying for the idiots again, I'm all for protect children/old folks etc ... but the Police need to target the cause ....not make the majority pay for the idiots.
  16. Wow ... Plus most of the stupid idiots have no licence .... fact ... So would not retest anyway ?
  17. Night night Sir .. Swearing is pretty low .... and another Liberal trait.
  18. Typical Liberal response .... never had points or any issue ... since 1985 !!! why screw the majority for the shitty minority ?
  19. Why should the majority have to retest every 5 years for the stupid minority ? Just ban the bloody idiots .... Edit ... also the idiots will still drive and do the same crap .... just the majority will suffer as per normal.
  20. 1994 525 Auto Low miles Orient Blue import from Japan.
  21. No Maggie was also a vile creature drinking from the same trough ... she sold the crown jewels on the cheap.
  22. More than likely some Hollywood star back in the late 90's Kiefer Sutherland and his mates were buying Capri 2.8 Injections and shipping to Hollywood.
  23. He chose the right sister ... The one that turns the blind eye and is blinkered by money.
  24. Mr Blair is a vile creature ... Who has committed genocide by his pen ! The creature's wife is little better ! sells her soul for the ££££ Lets not get into his friendship with strange creatures like Jimmy savile amongst others ...