StRaNgEdAyS

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About StRaNgEdAyS

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  • Birthday 11/17/1967

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    E39 535/6

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  1. Bugger... Our mob even have a phone app for it... I use it all the time to use VIN decoders and parts catalogues when I don't have access to the vehicle.. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  2. Over here the government's have a rego checker on the department of transport websites. Enter the rego, it gives you the type of registration, registration status, if the plates are stolen or from a stolen vehicle, and the VIN. This looks like it's similar.. https://www.gov.uk/get-vehicle-information-from-dvla I just don't have a UK rego number handy to test it. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  3. Try here www.newtis.info Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  4. I purchased a better condition set via someone breaking a couple of E39s on this forum just a few weeks ago, and various sets abound on eBay as well. For very reasonable (compared to local parts suppliers) prices. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  5. It's pretty easy to swap the internals on the fob, I took them all out of mine when I put new sets of buttons in. I don't have a diamond key though, I've just got two of the big three button keys. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  6. Here in Oz the most popular seems to be one called Rhino Rack http://www.rhinorack.com.au/fit-my-car/results/355/bmw-5-series-e39-4dr-sedan-04-96-to-06-03 It has a variety of accessories to suit http://www.rhinorack.com.au/products/sport-leisure/bike-carriers/roof I'm not sure if they sell them there or not. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  7. There are covers in the gutter trim that flip up to facilitate the mounting of roof racks. You can get racks that mount bicycles. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  8. Do you have a single stage airbag wheel and a set of M sport door sill kick plates? Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  9. Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270982887432 Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  10. The new software packages will run under 7, and even 64 bit systems. Not everyone here uses the INPA pack, some use BMW decoder 1.4.0,others use icarly,, others use another stand alone system like creator, or another BMW. Specific scanning tool Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  11. Looks nice.. Audi never really did it for me, I've never had fond memories of any work I've had to do on them. How have you found the work you've done so far? Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  12. It's DIYable. The bumper needs to come off though to do it and that's a PITA to put back on solo Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  13. I'd avoid heating the spindle... The aluminium will soak up the heat and very little will get to the steel sleeve inside. Doing so is also likely to alter the temper of the alloy. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  14. I used a standard socket bar... A breaker bar might be a touch too much Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  15. And yes, do it up really tight, and then tap the top of the jaw like you want to knock the the shaft out and the shock of that tap should break the taper free. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder