The Spooner

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  • Birthday 08/23/1991

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    BMW 520i SE E34, BMW 530i SE E39 manual

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  1. Last night I changed the front discs and pads. It can't have had any for a while because the carrier bolts were bloody awful to get off! Brute strength (eventually) got them off! Taking her to Bath Pageant of Motoring on Saturday, they have a cut off for 1990 cars, but I emailed very nicely with a photograph and they responded that would be "delighted" for me to exhibit! Just needs a bloody good wash now...
  2. Just done my headlights, thought the G3 product sounded familiar, I had some in stock! So used that and very pleased with the results! Although not the the best photos as it's now raining!
  3. Just had mine done, it was one of the affected batch numbers and I now have a nice new airbag...
  4. Looks stunning! I tried the meguirs kit and although it was good, it wasn't rough enough to get the worst out so going to do grittier wet and dry. Did you wax the headlights with anything after polishing them?
  5. Airbag recall (mine had to replaced) and a test of a g30 530d whilst I waited! What a car!
  6. That rear view mirror would piss me off. Who spends a load on a gearbox recon but can't get the correct rear view mirror fitted and gets a shitty one from Halfords??
  7. If it's a 99, does that not make it a 525 tds?
  8. It had its mot yesterday and failed on "rear radius arm has excessive play in a ball joint". Obviously it needs doing and I've told my mechanic to crack on (because I want my car back and have been driving a 1 series for a couple of days!), but just out of interest wondered which bit of the rear end this referred to?
  9. Thank you, presumably it's a seat out job?
  10. Hi all, my driver's side lumbar support is extremely slow to inflate/deflate compared to the passenger side. When you press the inflate button, the whirr is very faint and the bag inflates veeeeery slowly (getting to the stage where it's actually really struggling) pressing deflate doesn't make much of a noise. In contrast the passenger side whirrs nicely, and hisses on deflate, and you can actually see the bag move. Could this be the pump? Does anyone have a guide on how to remove and replace if so? Or could it be anything else? Once inflated, the bag won't deflate (so it isn't leaking or losing pressure)
  11. I had a bit of that at the weekend - set out to do the thermostat, the fan and shroud seemed to put up a fight, but the worst was my Girlfriend asking me to help turn doors she was painting and carry heavy objects... 2 hr job, 2hrs distraction!
  12. I changed the thermostat and while the fan etc was off I changed the exhaust cps. What a bloody palaver though! The fan and shroud were a right bitch to get off, and the whole job took me 4 times longer than it should. Oh and I broke the shroud! Sodding thing! Still, te car goes a lot better than it did and doesn't run cold. And the header tank isn't flopping around too much...
  13. Ah thank you, I will try that later on!
  14. I've got memory seats/mirrors/wheel and an auto dip passenger mirror, sometimes when reverse is selected, the mirror will dip and then rise when taken out of reverse, other times it wont (the switch is to set to the driver's side at all times). Also, is there a way to adjust the amount of "dip"?
  15. I had a stone in the rear brakes! How it got in there I don't know as the plate is so tight to the disc, and was certainly a pain to get out!