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About healeyneil

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  • Birthday 04/05/1954

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    BMW 528i SE touring 1981 318is Baur

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  1. No, it's just for a spare. I've got a space saver just now, but would prefer a full size Neil
  2. Would you have a single steel rim available ? Rim only would be fine. and Duncan, 318is running gear goes in very nicely, thank you very much !
  3. Cracked alloys

    That's what I thought too. Stupidly low profile tyres !
  4. Cracked alloys

    I'll pass on the details for the Alpina reps - they look good. Andrew , I'm not sure that he wants to get the cracked one fixed, it's more a case of not having the problem of alloys that are crack prone if you see what I mean
  5. Cracked alloys

    Asking for a pal here. He's got an 03 plate 320 convertible. Today he found one of his 17" alloys cracked. Would replacing with aftermarket be a good idea ? Any suggestions? thanks Neil
  6. I mean, where do you start on how wrong this is?

    For some perverse reason the expression " fart and give me a clue " came to mind. I lol phone the doc tomorrow,honest
  7. Boiler advice.

    Some boilers have some kind of automatic air bleed valve on them. THey can stick. I had this when I changed a rad for a friend. Topped the system up and it wouldnt fire up. I phoned my Corgi guy and he talked me through it. The solutioninvolved a gentle tap with a hammer. Probably worth checking your manual to see if you have one
  8. Creative ways to heat up garage at minus 20 C?

    For my feet, I use "little hotties" Theyre little heating pads that you stick to your socks - under your toes. In my case theyre free, cos my wife uses them for golf, and I just nick them as required. They are 1 use only - a few hours of warm then discard
  9. Customs duty AUS to UK

    A good reason to have a holiday in Australia I would suggest. The personal import level is something like £300 pp. I've brought some interesting packages back from the states
  10. An electric BMW with a difference

    I wonder how much, or did I miss that bit. I'm not thinking about it. a pal was considering getting an electric power steering conversion for his Healey - over £3k !
  11. Abs fault and gearbox

    Just to close this one, I gave up and put the car into the garage to fix. They got another sensor from the factor - no change. Their electrician tested it and confirmed the problem was at the sensor, so a BMW one was fitted ( over £100 ! ) and its all back to normal now, including the gearbox.
  12. New Roof or Repair

    If it were me I think Id fix the existing roof for now while saving up for a new slate roof. Good slates can last 100 years - the nails in them wont tho. Summer just past we replaced the roof on our 50s house. The originals were concrete tiles, are really past their best. Our best option was clay tiles. Maintenance free ? no such thing I would say. With regard to condensation, I used to rent out a flat that suffered condensation woes badly, until I lived there 1 winter. My answer was to open the window every morning, and never string washing over the radiators etc. Simplistic perhaps, but the difference was astonishing. Neil
  13. E30 V8 with a 5.6 twist

    Cant help but wonder what the E30 did when faced with a corner ! The engine may be ally, but I bet it still weighs a bit ! ( one reason I went for the M42 engine in my E21 )
  14. Abs fault and gearbox

    So, the spare module is different. The one on the car has 4 screws and 1 bolt holding the cover on. On removing them, it's plain that there are ribbon cables going from the cover to the solenoids , meaning ( I assume) that I couldn't send it away for refurb without disconnecting the brake pipes, therefore immobilising the car. im getting a wee bit fed up here. I'm trying to get the car into good order, but things just keep going wrong with it. might anyone have any good ideas what to do next please ( not involving matches preferably)
  15. Appropriate courtesy car!

    I'd have loved to see that Mini driving down the road with the dildo wobbling about !