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Captain Beaky last won the day on May 14

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About Captain Beaky

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  • Birthday 08/10/1969

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


  • Garage
    E28 525e & 528i, 2-Dolly Sprints, E30 touring, E39-535i & 530d, 530d Touring

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  1. Alloy Wheel modification to fit E39

    Cheers Dennis, they are for my 530d saloon it's a winter hack at the moment but it sits on style 49's which I want to get refurbished, plus I can have them for £150 with good tyres. would seem silly to leave them.
  2. Alloy Wheel modification to fit E39

    More homework required, i only have the one wheel here I need to find out if they are a staggered set,
  3. Alloy Wheel modification to fit E39

    Added a picture i think they are style 124? genuine BMW 6760617 i think the offset is 20 looking at the picture, but its too bloody cold to spend anymore time outside My mate from when we were apprentices together runs an engineering company with his father so i'm okay there
  4. Alloy Wheel modification to fit E39

    Has anyone on here bored out the centre's on a set of BMW alloy wheels to fit an E39?
  5. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Time for a cuppa, have 5 minutes and try the car tomorrow, it will be fine!
  6. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    That's why its affectionately known as Haynes book of lies !!
  7. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    judging by the amount of activity on here tonight you guys cant stand watching F factor either
  8. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    don't you hate it when that happens
  9. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I know it's high miles but thinking of an EGR delete
  10. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    No, the new manifold came off an E60 and was better than expected, there was very little build up inside from what I could see but i did swill some Acetone through it as a matter of course. Anyhow it could not be any worse than the one that came off I'm just astounded by there being a physical difference in performance and even more amazed that it's an engine with 276K on the clock still on the original clutch just bonkers!! The difference looking in the rear view mirror is massive, so much so that when I tested it last night it was dark and I thought there must be some smoke so I took it out again this morning and even cleaned the rear screen, compared to before the swap there is hardly any smoke when booting it.
  11. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Belated entry, I fitted the inlet manifold to the 530D touring to replace the split unit and wow i,ve never seen so much crud. The entry to the manifold was probably 1/3 blocked with crap all built up. Started cleaning the inlet egr because it was just as bad, about halfway through i had to take pictures, 3 hours and a couple of vac hoses later it was done and running sweetly, what a difference driving it and no clouds of smoke following me. What a difference driving the car !!
  12. E39 Breyton Bodykit

    Yep I know! I was even contemplating swapping the bumpers on the facelift E39 to use the kit because i prefer the look compared to the alternative sports bumpers and every fits.
  13. E39 Breyton Bodykit

    No They go as a pair sorry
  14. 530D inlet manifold Split ??

    The Lads at Quarry are on the job and a new manifold has been dispatched, like you said they are good and have done well for me in the past. Dunc - you must be reading my mind because that is exactly what i was thinking of doing with the one that comes off. My thoughts were along the lines of a stainless C or U channel fold the sides into close the channel down and slide it up the length of the welded seam, could even pump some adhesive sealant into the channel like Inotec or Sikaflex