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  1. syncrofred

    Rother Valley meet 2018

    You can’t fool us mate. Sunny Southport has rendered you insensitive. You need some good Yorkshire air asap.
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    Rother Valley meet 2018

    You’ve been feeling bad for several years. Why change now?
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    Rother Valley meet 2018

    Biggest lineup of 5s I’ve seen in a while. The sun shone, the Park was full and the beer and chips were spot on. Roll on next year!
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    Rother Valley meet 2018

    I’m coming in a Five, just to be different.
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    E39 touring newbie.

    Looks like a very well looked after car Freza. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine.
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    Halfords discount????

    Agree totally with the Halfords comments. Broke a socket, took it back, changed for new no problem. I’d had it several years and it had done a lot of work. Always buy their stuff when I can.
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    Hi, new e39 owner

    While the auto box is working well, do a flush, fluid and filter change as a preventative measure. While you are in there, change the lock-up solenoid. Not a big expense, but very worthwhile.
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    E39 Newbie

    Have a long and careful look at the jacking points. Take off the plastic cover sills if in any doubt. They do rust and it’s a big job to repair if they are really bad. When you get used to the power, they respond well to remapping!
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    Rust e39 no hope?

    The general opinion is save your money and scrap it. Even if you are good at welding yourself, there is going to be so much more on a car that bad. Kiss it goodbye and get another that has been carefully vetted.
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    Rother Valley meet 2018

    We are planning a week away in Sept, but not decided where or when. So put me down as a yes, but I’ll confirm later. I’ll try and remember to see if Andrew is available too when the date is sorted. Can this great summer last long enough Raymond or are we heading for flash floods in the valley?
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    This thread should carry a health warning.
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    3night break suggestions please

    If you’re ok with ferries, how about Dublin?
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    Simple electrical connectors

    Simple waterproof and cheap. Fits the bill for me.
  14. syncrofred

    Hello everyone from a new member

    Hi Steve. Presumably you are going to fix it yourself. Good luck.
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    Buying part worn tyres

    As above, who buys a S/h car and immediately buys brand new tyres? No one I’ve ever met. But I wouldn’t set out to buy used tyres, unless they were winters and from a very trusted source.
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    New forum member into E28s (and E12s)

    Welcome to the Forum. Hope your search for a car goes quicker than for the garage. My son has a rust free E21 and he loves it. They are out there, keep looking.
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    Hi all.

    Hi Jambo. Let’s see the pictures soon as. Hope you love it.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got it through it’s MOT on the second attempt, thanks to that sodding handbrake !! The drum looks capable of using a shoe that is 50% wider than standard. Has anyone ever found such a shoe?
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    New member

    Welcome Col. Looking at the forecast, it could a while before you get the camera out!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Good fix black cat. I’ve just stripped, cleaned and adjusted the handbrake, ready for impending MOT. Can but hope!
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    MOT time - not sure what to make of it...

    Sort the issues in your own time and be thankful you got off so lightly.
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    Hello from Sweden!

    Welcome aboard. Your top three missed out your wife. Mistake?
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    Insurance Hike

    I’ve just had my renewal notice from Post Office Money, who seemed quite reasonable last year. With no changes to circumstances and less than 4K miles a year, it’s gone up from £370 to £495. What is going on?
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    Lear Amps

    I suspect that they are as expensive as their jets. Unless someone is giving it away, I would suggest you forget it.
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    Insurance Hike

    I agree that fossil fuelled cars will continue to be targeted, but insurance is about risk, not what’s socially acceptable. I would pose the same risk in an electric car. A 30+ % rise cannot be justified by even the Green Party. If I didn’t need it to pull the caravan, I’d tell them to stuff it and get rid of the car.