boiliebasher

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boiliebasher last won the day on March 7 2015

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  1. Sounds like you got there in the end Adam! Nice one!
  2. I find on mine, the only way to get the cruise working is to push the stalk in to activate it (resume), then toggle it forwards a few clicks to increase the speed rating (accel). If I just simply push the stalk in, not a lot happens unless I toggle it forwards. It might be worth trying this method Adam to see if it works. Good luck, and let us know if you manage to get to the bottom of this. All the best, boilie.
  3. Great thread and will be watching with interest. Maybe worth moving this into the project area mods?!
  4. Wow, what a fantastic E28 you have. Lovely example and I wish all the best in your ownership
  5. Very interesting post and dealing with 20+ year old rusted out cars is never quite as easy as it seems......Good luck and let us know how you get on
  6. From what I noticed there is a tubular side impact bar on later models and the barrels on the locks are slightly different..........Other than that I would say they are identical....... Good luck with your you search either way...
  7. Agreed. I think the whole lot is just utter shite, and it's probably only a matter of time until they axe it. Le Blanc is just about watchable but the quicker the bbc realise it will just never be the same again the better. Complete waste of OUR (tv licence) money. 5th gear for the win, much better show and at least they are not trying and failing miserable at imitating a former show and or hosts.....
  8. Agreed, I'm as surprised as you, but I've never personally seen a M10 thread break quite as easily as that.....Honestly it was just ridiculous..... When I got the OEM ones, it was obvious that the steal used in the threads was completely and utterly different compared to the febi ones....
  9. Maybe I'm just unlucky?! But seems odd that the febi ones mangled up straight away and the OEM ones where fine...... Look at the thread that snapped on the very first pic. Doesn't look like decent steel for it to end up breaking like that to me? Where it snapped it looked like micro bubbles/fissures or poor casting? Didn't look great either way....
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  11. LOL so it does!!! From DVLA: Registration number: M160JPG Vehicle make BMW Vehicle model M5 Date first used 30 September 1994 Fuel type Petrol Colour Red MOT history of this vehicle Test date 22 September 2016 Test Result Fail Odometer reading 233,377 miles MOT test number 5540 2520 7259 Reason(s) for failure front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2) nearside Direction indicators not working (1.4.A.2c) nearside rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3) offside rear Subframe mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3) Fuel pipe leaking (7.2.3) Brake pipe excessively corroded (3.6.B.2c) front Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1) offside front Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2) Sub-frame has excessive play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2) Going by the info on the DVLA and generally appearance, it well and truly looks like a breaker to me!!! Seller wanted £1200 ?!! Good luck!! Oh saying that, I completely forgot its got a "quick release gearbox" too Might be worth the extra premium with that "upgrade" fitted...
  12. Agreed. If it's as clean as it looks from the pics and the seller is willing to pop the sill covers or better yet get it up in the air to make sure there's no nasty surprises, it could well be a good car for someone out there.......
  13. Looks like a nice example to me https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/-e34-bmw-525i-sport-manual-updated-pictures-/1218158668 Might be worth a punt. Certainly seems reasonable to me and if the E34 sports ever end up in value like the E30 sports your quids in! Hope someone on here buys it, despite the mileage, seems like an all round nice car....
  14. France...... Just brought them back to the motors factors this afternoon and sent back to Febi for analysis..... For me it was pretty clear cut that they used cheap shit monkey metal threads/studs made in china for mounts that are supposedly capable of restraining the torque and weight of a 286hp 4.0 V8 but oh no, it's got to back to Febi which according to the sales representative, could take anytime between a week to two months. No one is ever in a hurry out here, so just got to deal with it I suppose........
  15. Yep, I really won't go down through the ebay route either and less the OP is really desparado to sell. Ebay is nothing short of a nightmare if you ask me, full of time wasters and scammers and I doubt it's going to get any better..... It's fine if you want to buy cheap car parts etc, but when it comes to selling stuff it becomes horrendous..... If you feel your car is a good car and worth a bit more than the going rate, my advice would be to simply hold out until the right person comes along and makes you a decent offer for it. It just may take a it longer that's all. GLWTS