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cableguy last won the day on December 1 2015

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About cableguy

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  • Birthday November 25

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    North East / North Yorkshire
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    A lot...
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    Have a guess "Sherlock"


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    Ze Germans...

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  1. cableguy

    E39 530iM Alpine White

    Nice looking car and manual conversion. Shame the drivers seat looks like an octogenarians ballsack! C.
  2. cableguy

    Bloody women drivers!

    Christ, I hope TheDarkLord never watches a Carry On Film... the poor soul would would be most offended at the non PC conduct... The title was obviously tongue in cheek. In my experience women are generally a little more cautious and considerate on the open road, however I have had many a laugh when it comes to watching them in a car park and the odd wince particularly with parallel parking or tight spaces. C.
  3. cableguy

    Alpina replica bumpers

    Can't comment on the replica's available, however I have a spare genuine e34 Alpina Front Bumper that I could be persuaded to part with. C.
  4. cableguy

    E34 530i

    Nice early Narrow Grille M30 e34. If sills, arches and floors are solid then it's a bargain for under £2k IMO. C.
  5. cableguy

    battery charger/trickle charger what to buy

    CTEK MXS5.0 is very good. I've had one for a few years now and it still charges and conditions perfectly, however I took some advice from another forum and tried a lidl special offer one last year which was a quarter of the price and it keeps one of my other cars charged perfectly. Plenty of choice out there and both budget or high end will do the job. C.
  6. cableguy

    Thoughts on the Moon...

    I was going to join the debate, however recent posts on other threads got deleted/removed so I guess i'll jog on... bmw5.co.uk heading in the direction of Pistonheads… No doubt this post will get deleted! C.
  7. Not Minilites but Rostyle Wheels as fitted to many a 70's & 80's Ford. C.
  8. That would be lovely if they ditched the chav number plate and surrounds and added some period correct 17" Alpina's. C.
  9. The e34 was launched in 535i guise with the M30 530i & M20 6 Cylinder cars following soon after and then the 4 Cylinder M40 518i. Facelift cars brought the V8's and M50TU's. Always fancied an e38 but never ticked the box, however the e32 735i I had for a while was a great car and you can really feel the extra components, improved insulation and build quality over its 5 Series equivalent. C.
  10. cableguy

    Really liking this, but....

    e30's are a great looking retro car but generally fall into two camps. The enthusiast car that has had lots of money spent and commands a big price, and the shed... a car which needs lots of money spending on it, usually more money than it would by finding a decent car to begin with. Buy an e34 IMO, much better built and still surprisingly cheaper than the e30. As for picking up a 130i... No doubt they're pocket rockets, however in my neck of the woods a 1'er is usually owned or driven by a 20 something lass who is still hooked on texting or applying make up as they drive carelessly by... C.
  11. cableguy

    Ctek Battery Charger accessories

    Nice find. I'll be ordering a couple of bits ready for winter lay-ups. C.
  12. cableguy

    Rare as .....

    Awesome car and the only newer five i'd consider right now. Not sure about the colour choice though... C.
  13. cableguy

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Cheers Adam. C.
  14. cableguy

    Need Help...Broken M5

    Sooroosh, e34 M5's can be expensive cars to run if you're relying on specialists. IMO it's better to bite the bullet now and get everything sorted engine wise, particularly if it's a daily. C.
  15. cableguy

    Need Help...Broken M5

    Would you really want to take the risk while the engine is being stripped...? C.