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    1988 E28 BMW 518i Lux, 2001 E39 525i SE

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    Digital clock bulb replacement

    OK, Many thanks guys
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    Digital clock bulb replacement

    OK thanks Duncan, sorry, by clocks we're talking about the instrument binnacle please? If that's the case I might just carry on looking at my watch instead lol
  3. Hi everyone, The bulb behind the digital clock has gone on my E28 (not a showstopper obviously) but I'd like to sort it all the same. Does anyone have any advice on the bulb needed & how much of a pain it is to get it out (and how to do this) please? Looking at it, it seems as though you can prise it out with a small flat-head screwdriver - but I may be wrong here. Thanks in advance Adam
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    Bromley Pageant - Sunday 18 June

    I'd be up for coming to this - especially as I didn't have the E28 ready for the other weekend.
  5. Hi, got the E28 in the garage today as it needed the fuel hose doing (it's perished and leaking) and also really needs a throttle cable and new hoses - just had a call to say no parts had arrived and they were now on back order due to arrive Tuesday Regrettably, this means I'll have to come in the E39 (a bit of a run of the mill 525i SE in silver). Gutted.....
  6. Had a great day today,. Was nice to meet you all and thanks for organising! I didn't end up doing that many photos, but here are the couple I did take
  7. Count me in on this please (one more E28)
  8. Thanks for the help and feedback, appreciated as always . As it transpires the one I had my eye on has now gone but to be fair is started to go off it the more I thought of the rusty door and wheels to refurb getting the air conditioning re commissioned etc etc. Seems it's similar things as on an E28 or any old car for that matter that need to be checked then.
  9. Hi everybody, I'm currently an E28 owner and am going to look at an E34 on Saturday. I'd welcome any advice from you guys on "things to look out for" or any more general issues with these. Also, if you could let me know what is good / bad / what ownership costs are like etc. that would be much appreciated. The car is a 1995 520i Automatic (M50 engine with VANOS) it's done 90k and just had an oil service and an MOT done. It needed the handbrake shoes replacing to get it through the MOT but other than that there were no advisories. I've been advised by the seller (who hasn't driven it much) that it drives and stops well. Bodywork wise there is a 20 pence piece size bubble on the NSF wing and some rust on the bottom of the driver's door where it meets the trim. Also, the aircon belt is missing - suspect this might be more serious and indicative of a failed pump? oh, and the wheels need a refurb. Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks! Adam
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    Central locking nightmare

    Thanks for that, will at least stop me running out of fuel and rendering me immobile! Unfortunately not, tried every possible lock and nothing. Can't think what's happened as surely doing what they've done today they won't have been near anything to do with the c.locking. Only other thing they did do was (recently had a service) but the annual inspection light came on and they've cleared that off for me. off back to the mechanics tomorrow and will see what they can do to help
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    Central locking nightmare

    Hi Everyone, I'm really hoping you can help me on this...took the car today to have new brake discs and pads fitted and a new centre section of the exhaust. Central locking was working fine up until then including the deadlock, picked it up from the garage (after hours so nobody around) and now I've got no central locking. This would be liveable with except for the fact that there's not a lot of petrol left at the moment and without central locking working I can't open the fuel filler flap, checked the appropriate fuse and all appears good. Does anyone have any ideas please, all help very gratefully received! Thanks!
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    BMW Festival Gaydon 2014 anybody?

    Got my tickets, expecting them imminently Wysłane z mojego iPhone przez Tapatalk
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    BMW Festival Gaydon 2014 anybody?

    I'd be well up for this. Went last year and in 2011 (last year was my first time exhibiting) parked up with E9's and opposite E24's. Plenty of "M" E28's around but there was only myself and one other guy who had more humble ones. Anyhow, I'm enthusiastic for going, would have an E28 518i if that's OK?
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    Do E28 Wing mirrors fold?

    Cheers baveria30si! I'll give it a go, probably put a liberal amount of silicone lubricant on what seems to be the hinge before the "big push". In the event I break them, how much do you charge for a pair please?
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    Do E28 Wing mirrors fold?

    As per the title really....but I've seen a couple of photos where the mirrors appear to be folded in and yet if I try to make mine fold in the normal way it seems to require more force than I'm prepared to put on them without worrying about breaking them.