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Steve van hool last won the day on October 12 2016

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  1. Steve van hool

    Tools for doing work

    I got a most of my spanners off the tool stand at Ormskirk market about 30 years (gulp) ago, they were "Gordon " branded spanners, and although cheap to buy, they were well made, have lasted well, 30 years, and counting! Stick to a branded make for spanners, you really do get what you pay for.
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    PHEV not being used as intended!

    Probably less faff to pull up fuel up, and drive off, than looking around for a charging point, and plugging it in for how many hours? Plus if a lot of hybrids are company owned, the drivers will probably have company fuel cards.
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    Adding flappy paddles...

    Are you thinking of going for an automatic e39?
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    Standard features that you never use.

    The number of gismo's/toys on the modern BMW's is incredible, it was once said that BMW build cars for drivers who know more about understeer, and oversteer, rather than boasting how many optional extra's a car has, a lot of which have nothing to do with driving. Head up Display! it's a car, not a Tornado fighter aircraft. It's what I like about the E39 as a model range, it just deals with the business of driving. and good at it too, rather that having a twirly knob on the centre console (I'm not talking about the driver here) and a screen with a never ending menu.
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    Michelin Dundee to close

    It's never good when you see our boys loosing out to jobs elsewhere in the world where Labour is cheaper. I recently bought 4 Dunlop tyres for my car wanting to stick to a branded make, but it said manufactured in Poland on the sidewall.
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    Anyone willing to help me, change break pads

    I would also renew the discs, I haven't said otherwise, but you should still clean, and wirebrush the hub mating surface.
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    Lovely looking Imola E46 330i Sport Saloon.

    ^^^^ Yep
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    Anyone willing to help me, change break pads

    Re, the video, I would wire brush and clean the hub mating surface, before fitting the disc, he also probably overtightened the disc grub screw, it will round off X1000 miles later when doing the same job.
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    E39 530i SE Auto - 2001 - 122000 miles - Spares/repair

    If it was a 520i I would say let it go, but it isn't its a 530i, desirable, yes, worth saving? yes.
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    E32 735i Manual £1995

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    Being Tailgated

    Talking of signs, I like the one on the trailer of alot of trucks saying, '' Your Skid Stops Here '' Truck drivers can be just as bad tailgating through 50mph sections of road works, they are limited to 56mph, so will catch up and overtake any other vehicle thats sticking to the 50 mph, or tailgate and bully them out of the middle lane, they should no better, as usual a minority of truck drivers giving the majority a bad name.
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    Yes, it is annoying when someone fills your safe gap between the car in front, especially if they have undertaken, yield, and don't rise to the challenge, then get home safe, and alive.I would rather have a knobhead driver in front of me than behind.
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    Is it me, or does it seem like tailgating on motorways is becoming much more prevalent, I don't pretend to know the answer, is it my car has ABS, collision Avoidence, so I cannot crash, more conjestion on the motorways, more people in a hurry, or just more agressive drivers in general. I was cruising up the outside lane of the M6 overtaking a long run of cars in the middle lane, a Merc appeared in my mirror, but not up my arse, he maintained a gap of about 4 saloon car lengths behind me, and didn't close or reduce the gap, after I had finnished overtaking I pulled in, and the Merc then sailed past. I acknowledged him with my hand as he went past, and he did the same with his indicators. It stuck in my mind because it is not normally what happens.Tailgating is the norm now, yes/no? I hope that we are all aware of the road safety saying, and meaning of; '' Only a Fool Breaks the 2 Second Rule''.
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    Check your height

    Refering to the M6, j19, last Friday Mick, where 6 trucks, all class one drivers, went into the back of one another, I don't know if you had heard anything, but it looked like they were all traveling too close to the vehicle in front, a bus was involved to. Glad to hear that you don't run up anyones arse, a very wise old timer once told me years ago, '' Only a Fool Breaks the 2 Second Rule '' I have never forgotten this, and something alot of modern day drivers seem to ignore.
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    New Wheels fitted - Jury still out - opinions?

    Understated and OE, or Alpina wheels is the way to go with the E39.