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Beej4 last won the day on March 15

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About Beej4

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  • Birthday 11/15/1967

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    Cambridge
  • Occupation
    Scientist

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    E34 M5 3.6 saloon; F30 330d M Sport saloon

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  1. Beej4

    Seeing this M5, thoughts?

    It's the same guy. The ad is exactly the same as the ebay ad back in January.
  2. Beej4

    Seeing this M5, thoughts?

    Not sure it's now worth nearly 30K but no, it was the principle. I'm happy to deal with a person with integrity, not someone trying to make a quick buck out of me. If he'd said he wanted 18K in the first place, that's a different story. Anyway, I ended up with a fantastic machine so there was a happy ending to this story!
  3. Beej4

    Seeing this M5, thoughts?

    The 3.8 M5 is back on for sale here https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/m5/bmw-5-series-m5--------------------1995/8797095 When I won the Ebay auction back in February, we'd agreed a price of 16K. The day before I was going to pick up, he changed his mind and said he wanted 18K. I refused out of principle. Now you can see how much it has "appreciated" in 6 months... Anyone going to see it will surely find a good car but I just don't trust this seller after my experience. Just a heads-up for anyone wishing to go and view.
  4. Another update - I've had the alarm professionally removed by a local auto electrician. He told me the immobiliser unit was effed, that was causing the no-start issue. I am perfectly happy using the key manually (SHOCK, HORROR!), like the good old days Thanks to the M5 newbie for their response.
  5. Update - just spoke to the previous owner who also had niggles with the alarm so we both suspect the immobiliser is not going off.
  6. Hi all Just yesterday, the car started without issue. Today, I went to start it up, turning the key to the on position lights up all the normal lights on the dash. However, I don't hear the fuel pump, or the relay clicking. When I turn the key, nothing, no sound at all, it doesn't even crank. Perhaps the issue is with the Clifford alarm? It does appear to be temperamental so maybe the immobiliser has locked me out of the starting system? I do think this is the issue so how do I disable the damn thing?! Cheers in advance
  7. Beej4

    ac compressor

    Just on the off chance, as part of ac recommissioning, I'm in need of an ac compressor for the beast. I think the genuine p/n is 64528390468 but more knowledgeable folk may correct me. Anyone out there got hold of a good one? Cheers
  8. Beej4

    Duxford Spring car club visit

    Hi Chris Let me know which car you'll be bringing and I'll try to find you. Unfortunately, my M5 is still in the garage having its ac recommissioned so I won't be able to bring that along. Because of that, I booked as an individual but I'll be making my way over to the BMW car club section! Hope to see you Sunday! Cheers Beej
  9. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C984605 Not sure I'd want a car associated with Nuremberg! I'm sure he meant Nurburgring...
  10. Beej4

    M5 valet today. Results

    Ben from Prisdean came back today to do my 330d daily. Again, a fantastic job! Very pleased with his efforts, I'll be using him again for a top-up to both cars in 6 months.
  11. Beej4

    M5 valet today. Results

    I did read the advert but it seemed the photographer wanted a 'vibrant' colour rather than black (or that's how I read it anyway!).
  12. Beej4

    Drops of oil on this 'thing'

    You know I thought that as soon as I hit send and once I'd managed to trace the pipes when the engine cooled! im hoping to get the ad recommished next week. Thanks for the explanation.
  13. Hi all Can anyone tell me what the hell this thing is?! I noticed a couple of drops of oil on it, whereas a similar looking thing (bottom left corner) is dry. It seems like a rubber cap on something, that nut is there for show as far as I can tell, it's not wound onto anything. Someone please enlighten me!
  14. Beej4

    1990 M5 - 370mm Tech 2 Steering Wheel

    Hi Luke The 370mm steering wheel is fitted to my 1990 M5, no problem.
  15. Beej4

    M5 valet today. Results

    One to ask him. He's only a few miles from my house so easy for my valet but other sure the geographical area he covers. http://prisdeanvaleting.com
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