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  • Birthday 12/29/1947

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    North Yorkshire
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    Spending my pension, driving my GT, Golf,spending time away and taking my caravan!
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    520 Grand Tourismo
  1. Would be good to know if there was any advice or anything I could do to my roof blind etc, to make sure I don't have any of the same expensive repair problems! I don't suppose there is anything in the serviceing that should have been carried out. any advice great fully received.
  2. Hi is it legal to fit a 105 rated tyre with a 101 rated on the same axle? cheers
  3. Hi I have the Thule K-Summit type ! They only go just over half the width of the tyre and sprung from the wheel bolts! Pushing it on to the wheel, you take out or add sections to fit tyre size! i can fit them in 10/15 mins no problem, not like the old ones I used to take to the Alps! that you had to lay on your back and wrap the round the wheels! Freezing to death! ive only ever used them getting out of a muddy field! but if it keeps the snow away when im out im happy!
  4. It's another form of insurance,since I've had all this lot in the boot,I haven't had a flat (touch wood) or enough snow or ice to make me use the chains !!
  5. I carry a space saver spare /jack under the floor in the boot, After getting rid of the RFs in the GT there is a big space with cubbyhole and storage holes underneath so took it all out and fit a new m d f top covered with carpet. i even take my tule kwick fit snow chains! Be prepaired that was what I was all ways told !!
  6. Hi Today I had my rear suspension sorted two new air bags fitted,air bags Aerosus £268.00 labour £60.00 result! The chap who did the work likes working on my car because he says it's been built by someone who knows what they are doing! Is main work is rebuilding and restoring TVR sorts and classic cars. And what a difference the to the suspension it's made so smooth it's like when the car was new!! Her lady ship said how smooth it was with out me prompting her , but no financial help was offered! You can see in the photos there are like hair line splits and tares in the near side one but none in the offside,but pleased I replaced them both ! job done and quite reasonable compared to the stealers !
  7. Hi Just an update 2 new rear airbags fitted 2 new bags ex Aerosus £268.00. And labour £60.00 at my local garage,he likes working on my car ! He says it's been built by someone who has a good idea how to build cars! His main job is rebuilding and restoring TVR sports and classic cars! I've got say what a difference it's made to the car it's made it so smooth ! I suppose you just get used to it feeling all the bumps etc. Even her lady ship commented with out me prompting her!! But there was no offer of any financial help!! You can see from the photos there is like fine hair line splits in the near side one and a tare in it. But nothing in the offside one but pleased I replaced it. Good job done and not to expensive, dread to think what the stealer would have charged!
  8. Hi I do have a headlight beam hight adjustment dial next to the switch! And have checked vin number,but no mention of xenon headlights! So it looks like I've got the standard candles fitted !! Just cant believe on a £40k car such crap lights ! do I have take the wheel off to get to the lights? i don't have to have arms like orangutan do I ? oapingt
  9. Hi E39touring its a 2012 reg But reading some of the replies it looks to big a challenge for me to fit them!! oapingt
  10. Hi I need to improve my high/low beam bulbs for night time driving! Been told that the Osram night breaker laser are the best! Cotswold have some for sale are they as good as the Osram ones ? Has anyone done the same exercise or any advice? And are they difficult to replace? Now a days I just go to U Tube! cheers oapingt
  11. Hi I've been looking too improve my high/low-beam bulbs for night time driving, i was told that the Osram night breaker laser were the best! Do these do as good a job ? And are they difficult to fit ? Now a days I go straight to U Tube ! Cheers oapingt
  12. Just an update just update,ordered a pair of new air bags from Aerosus for £268.00.from Germany Had a look on e bay etc £160.00 cheaper all seem to be made in the Far East. My local stealer quoted £495.00 fitted for one !! So my local garage will fit them at a fraction of the cost! G T is worth it! just need to find someone to sort my trims out!
  13. The car was registered September 2012. To have it wrapped,where would you look to have that done?
  14. Had my near side gutter trims replaced under warranty because they had like pitted marks under the Finnish,but now off side ones have gone the same and the new ones are starting to go again ! i saw G T Steve said he had had them painted, some one said you can have them foiled or something! any info would be appreciated I've posted in general section ,the other day the car had dropped at the rear near side ! When I started the car it made a groan ing sound and lifted the rear up level. And it's been ok since I've been told it's airbag suspension bags when I look there are a massive difference in price for new ones! Any advice would be great fully received cheers Alec
  15. Hi looking for some advice I have a 2012 520 G T with 52 k miles on the clock. The other morning i went to the car and I noticed the car had dropped at the near side rear, the tyre top was level with the wheel arch ! but the offside was a few inches off the tyre. On starting the car I could hear a creaking/groaning sound at the rear as it lifted up into the correct position! it felt a bit bumpy for the first few miles, but seamed to settle down now! There was nothing on the dashboard warning or anything! I tow a caravan with out any problems hope some one can shed some light of similar experience! I must add this is the first BMW I have owned and it's the first car I have owned in 49 years of driving! That I look forward to driving every day ! And the first car I have no desire to change It which is a first for me. Alec