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Captain Beaky

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Captain Beaky last won the day on February 15

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About Captain Beaky

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  • Birthday 10/08/1969

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    Llanelli, West Wales
  • Interests
    Old Cars and Slow Birds
  • Occupation
    Old Shark Doctor


  • Garage
    E28 525e, 528i, Dolly Sprint, E30 touring, E30 Turbo E39-535i, 530d & 530d T

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  1. Captain Beaky

    How the vanos solenoid works on the M62tu 3.5 V8

    Fantastic !!!! you beauty "Check Valve" that's the bitch that's been my nemesis for nearly a year, that's the check valve fwd of the solenoid. Thats why theres a clatter on start up that that reduces to silent perfection as the oil pressure build, sometimes it's there sometimes not, ??? what i do know and has been my gut feeling all along is that it is not the vanos and if the so called experts had their way 2k of my hard earned cash would be in their bank not mine. cheers mate
  2. Can anyone tell me exactly how the vanos solenoids work on the V8,, symptoms, failures and fixes? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Captain Beaky

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Totally Agree they are spot on!
  4. Captain Beaky

    Halo Headlights for 2002 E39 touring

    Wanted a pair of Halo headlights for an E39 xenon or not, as long as they are all in good working order and are a reasonable price. pm or text 07917877051
  5. Captain Beaky

    Good Weekend and a Happy E30

    Bargains! They don't come along that often and I don't usually get lucky but i was in Machine Mart on Friday and picked up a garage that's right a whole garage! for £150 So Saturday got even busier and after a late start the E30 had a new home by 6 o'clock, it's not a bad bit of kit and sturdy but allow 5 hrs to erect properly.
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    Wanted E3 Engine

    Hi Dave not required but thank you very much for the offer, i think keeping the original engine is the best options Clive
  7. Captain Beaky

    Wanted E3 Engine

    Well you won't believe this but out of the blue a full set of AE pistons, rings and pins +.50 all for £150 what an absolute bargain. So the block is coming out!
  8. Captain Beaky

    Wanted E3 Engine

    Dead Right it's on the head
  9. Captain Beaky

    Wanted E3 Engine

    We can alway add a low pressure fuel pump to the E3 it's a known mod so it negates the need for a take off for mechanical
  10. Captain Beaky

    Wanted E3 Engine

    Ah! got you That's a shame, but looking through the history of the M30 it does not mention this fact, i know in 76 they added fuel injection but would they have done a block mod?
  11. Captain Beaky

    Wanted E3 Engine

    Evening Sir Anthony Correct me if i am wrong but the plan was to use only the block to rebuild an engine and keep the carbs
  12. Captain Beaky

    Wanted E3 Engine

    Brilliant How much do you want for it Dave?
  13. Captain Beaky

    Wanted E3 Engine

    Hello Everyone I recently bought an E3 and what do ya know the engine was full of water??? So i'm on the prowl for a big block motor preferably a 2.8, if i can't get a engine then pistons will be good, i have been told the 2002 pistons will fit and first glance on paper they may well do the job. Any helpers out there?
  14. Captain Beaky

    E39 530D Breaking or Sale