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About PeteLPG

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  • Birthday 05/08/1979

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    dabbling in bits


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    BMW E39 530i Sport LPG

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  1. Could be a number of things..bad stereo (amp inside) Bad connection at the back Speakers unplugged or loom damaged but unlikely all 4 speakers are unplugged unless previous owner had aftermarket speakers in prior to sale and removed them without reconnecting Fuse You could buy a used stereo off eBay. .They probably aren't much now...just to see if it's definately your head unit or something else If that still has no sound..then it's a process of elimination What system do you there anything in the left hand side of the boot? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  2. I know...ridiculous Plus what the hell happened from Nov 2012 to may 2013 where someone has wound it forward 200k?? Definitely the most tampered with history I've ever seen Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  3. Changed the starter..Both the old one and new one work fine Seems to be a bad earth somewhere. After doing a bit of googling this seems to be a common problem with these engines. Ran some cables from the battery's negative terminal to the body and it almost fires as opposed to completely dead before with just a click think it's to do with the earth from gearbox to body so will have a check properly later in the week. It would be a shame to let it go to scrap knowing that it's almost started Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  4. Wanted to share this on here.. I bought a workhorse 2004 fiat doblo 1.9jtd diesel about 6 weeks ago needing a starter motor Advertised as having done 50k...I'm old and wise enough to have thought this was suspicious but didn't care as it cost peanuts and was only going to be needed for dump trips... Anyway checking the mot mileage it goes from 30k a year from new jumping from 200 5 years in to 400 then down to 13k then upto 200 then down to 50k I know mot mileage shown on paper certificates cam be manipulated by certain shady mot centres but this looks like every mot station after 2011 jas fudged something Can't paste the screen shots on here but reg is Wn04 vtj if anyone wants to check Just wondered if this much variance has ever been seen before as I've seen some but this is by far and away the worst I've ever come across Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  5. I've bought cat c cars in the past and over the years we've had 2 cars in the family that were written off as cat c. As Dennis me mentioned they need to be considerably less than normal market retail value to justify it. The ones I bought were low enough to make it a good deal. The ones that were written off were purchased back from insurance for maybe 20% of the pre accident values and then repaired and kept for years after Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  6. That's a good link Dennis. It may charge from a good run..If not then it is probably knackered Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  7. Cheers guys
  8. Needed for a 530i sport to be recovered so I think 17 inch and upwards only but not 100% sure on that
  9. Looks as if my 2001 530i has blown the headgasket so may be needing a replacement engine. Will know for sure next week but wanted to see if there's anything on here before trawling ebay and breakers. Thinking of either a good used replacement or rebuilding one.
  10. I sold a stereo for a seat leon recently bit had no radio code. The title explicitly said "no code" and I even re confirmed this in the listing description. Had also procedures it cheaply compared to other stereos on ebay that had the code. Buyer purchased it and 3 days later sent me a message to say there was no code and a picture via eBay messages of the stereo in the car asking for a code. I told him it was all on the listing so I had fine nothing wrong and not my fault if he didn't read it before purchasing. I said he is welcome to return it to me as I could resell it but he would have to cover the return postage cost. No contact for 2 days then an email from paypal saying there is a dispute with the transaction. Instead of the buyer trying to fudge the issue about the code or claiming the stereo was faulty he had actually gone tk his bank to reverse the payment claiming item was never ordered or received and that he had not authorised this payment to leave his account. I immediately rang paypal and without being rude told them how sneaky this was and they totally agreed. They asked for proof of delivery so I sent them a screenshot of the hermes website showing item as delivered and they immediately refunded my money. The thing is that if he had opened an ebay case against me then I would have had to accept the return with him covering return postage costs as I am am ebay business seller but as he tried to do it the shifty way it backfired on him. Motto of the story is that most times paypal and ebay do side with the buyer but once in a blue moon they do show common sense
  11. Ok will check thanks
  12. No engine was off..I thought it may have been some excess water sat in the exhaust which would burn off whilst the car was running later but the problem has worsened not got better
  13. Hi all lookng for sone advice..Had the car washed recently after a service. I think the guy sprayed water up the exhaust as about 20 minutes after driving off I was pulled up at traffic lights and a thick cloud of white smoke appeared and engulfed everyone around within 20feet! Car was juddering at idle but ok when driving. Now got to the point where it started for 2 seconds and cut out after kicking out smoke. Now it won't start. Is it possible that the car wash has done something to the cat? Engine light is on Will get the codes read today or tomorrow but seeing if anyone has ever had this issue
  14. Try realoem to see if one of the parts was superceded by the other so you may be able to interchange them
  15. Looks ok but why spend all the money on the various m5 bits that are on it but not at least have a sport steering wheel and sport leathers?