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The Spooner

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About The Spooner

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  • Birthday 23/08/1991

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    Warminster, England
  • Occupation
    Architectural Technician


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

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  1. The Spooner

    Help removing stuck inner tie rod from rack

    Use a Viscous fan spanner - the BMW one I've got has a 32mm end and a 36. Longer than a normal spanner so gives better leverage. That's what I used when I did mine. Just realised this post is from late Jan so you've probably done it by now...! If not if you're local to Warminster you're welcome to borrow my spanner.
  2. The Spooner

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Well... that was an interesting Monday night/Tuesday morning! I'm probably not allowed to give any details away, so I won't, but I was on the fringes of London having the 520 filmed for a soon to be released music video! The car is basically in the entire video, unfortunately having driven it from Shaftesbury that afternoon it wasn't at its cleanest.... Certainly an interesting experience, and nice to have the car "immortalised" in some way.
  3. The Spooner

    accelerator sticking,

    Glad to hear that sorted it! Mine manifested after a few month layup - from cold the throttle would "hang" and it turned out it was simply gummed up. When warm it would be ok.
  4. The Spooner

    accelerator sticking,

    I had this after a long lay up - I ended simply drenching the mechanism at the throttle body end in WD40 which freed it up. Could be this? Cheap (i.e. free!) fixes before spending money. Caveat - unless I've completely misinterpreted and it's catching rather than "sticky" or hanging as such.
  5. The Spooner

    Rarity factor?!

    It is rather lovely - I don't know for definite, but surely cloth comforts must have been a special order?
  6. The Spooner

    Rarity factor?!

    Just idly browsing and found a dutch for sale page from a few years ago of a 1 owner 525 tds - firstly how tidy is (was) this, secondly, this must be the only one with cloth comfort seats surely? https://www.nfautomotive.nl/uk/car/46/bmw-525tds-e39-original-1st-owner! I think i'd prefer that to the nasty standard leather on my comfort seats...
  7. The Spooner

    webasto without battery drainage?

    Because his car is stuck somewhere on his epic road trip across snowy buttfuck nowhere?
  8. The Spooner

    Xstream® G48® Antifreeze & Coolant Color

    Don't use red in them!
  9. The Spooner

    Tools for doing work

    Halfords do a very good hex socket rail which has a 7mm on it
  10. The Spooner

    Anti Roll Bar bush brackets

    Thanks - good to know!
  11. The Spooner

    Anti Roll Bar bush brackets

    I'm in the process of rebuilding the front suspension of my 530i, and just wanted to clarify whether the ARB bush brackets need to be torqued up with the suspension in the "normal" position (i.e. car on the ground like the control arm bolts to the body) or can they be done with the car in the air and drop links connected? Also am I right in thinking that the ball joints of the control arms can be torqued up with the car in the air and wheels off? Thanks as always chaps
  12. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Got most of the front end stripped down, ready for new arms, droplinks, arb bushes, track rods, and nsf wheel bearing. Bearing bolts defeated my impact gun so taking the assembly to a local garage tomorrow to get them to remove them - the only thing that has beaten me so far! Thankfully got the e34 as backup so I can take my time...
  13. The Spooner

    FS: BMW E34 520i Auto 1994

    Stanced yo!
  14. The Spooner

    Oxford Green e34 530i v8 auto

    I'd be taking a hair dryer and some floss with me to get rid of that horrendous lettering on the back before driving it away.
  15. The Spooner

    High spec, low mile 530i SE

    Why oh why can people not write adverts? Especially when selling something like that!