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  1. Front Bumper Fitting

    Yup. I've literally in the last 5 mins got it on. It needs a bit of a shove to locate the brackets correctly in the rails. It just didn't feel right but on one shove it clicked in. I loosened both bolts the join the bumper to the brackets - that allowed me to get them set in exactly the right position. Then tightened them back up. I think first time around in the dark the brackets were slightly out of line. So now just doing the bolts from the underneath. Those wing brackets went on fine. Thanks for all your help. First time I'd tackled this !
  2. Front Bumper Fitting

    Many thanks. We just couldn't get the bumper in position for some reason. I'm gonna try again today. Cheers
  3. Front Bumper Fitting

    Sorry, yes the standard items.
  4. Front Bumper Fitting

    Hi All, Splondike and I were trying to fit my front bumper tonight and to be honest we struggled like mad. The blooming thing did not want to go back on and always looked like it was going to sit far too high. We never did actually get it in position so any hints or tips from anyone please ? Also, the Bumper ends that sit on the wings are clipped to said wings by a bracket- what's the best way to get this located - on the Bumper first then put the bolt through the wing ? Or bolt the bracket to the wing first and try to slide the bumper over it ? I bet this is quite a simple job but Splondike and I are struggling to be honest. Cheers, Jez
  5. Any BBS Split Rim Gurus About?

    Thanks mate. I too have bought the correct set now for piece of mind. And yes there are expensive!! Cheers
  6. Gaydon 2017 - 13th August

    Just wanna mention that after taking flack all day about not having enough cylinders etc etc my M5.18i performed impeccably yet again all the way there and mashing Splondike on the way back - ain't no good having all that power if you go the wrong way lol !!
  7. E28 mudflaps - anyone fitted them ?

    Hi Mick. Thanks mate. I did suss it in the end. I had some old instructions that were a bit faded but made sense when I found the screw to pull out. Hope it's going wel for you mate. Regards Jez
  8. E28 mudflaps - anyone fitted them ?

    Cheers Mate. Drag don't make much difference to a 518i !!
  9. E28 mudflaps - anyone fitted them ?

    Hi, yes cheers for that. The instructions were rubbish and I sussed that screw could be the only thing to remove. Bit fiddly but the actual worst thing was putting on the spring loaded clips / clamps. Had to scrape away sealant from behind the arches to get the clamps on ! I have a weird car - one side seems to be heavier with sealant than the other. Ha ha. Had the same fitting the sunroof wind deflector. Thanks for your help - it was spot on
  10. E28 mudflaps - anyone fitted them ?

    Ebay Germany. They crop up from time to time. Just make sure they will post to England and accept PayPal unless your ok with bank transfers. These were a new set ! Lucky find.
  11. Hi, i have all the fitting kit but the fronts are a nightmare - or am I missing something? Just how do they go ? Thanks
  12. Any BBS Split Rim Gurus About?

    Thanks for that. Yes they aren't snug at all in filling the holes and that's why I too have the doubt. Just because he thinks they're ok isn't a justification that they are. Thanks for your help.
  13. I'm just currently having a set of BBS RC090 wheels refurbished. The bolts are pretty shot after taking them apart so I sourced some new ones - or so I thought. I did find some proper ones on eBay but after messaging the seller 4 times I got no reply so I didn't really want to send them my money after that! So I settled on a set that claimed to be for these wheels. The original ones are tapered with splines. These 2nd choice new ones have no splines and aren't tapered. The seller claims to be an engineer and is upset at my questioning of his item. Basically, the bolts don't quite fill the rim hole and can be wobbled about a little. He says they are ok to use as the clamping force on applying the nut is enough to keep all ok. They are 2 piece rims. Can anybody enlighten me if these are safe to use or not ? I'm not too confident and have told him that but he refuses to give me my money back. Guess where they're from..........will I ever learn !
  14. Check and Double Check

    Thanks everybody - useful information apart from that via young Splondike !!
  15. Check and Double Check

    Need to double check as already been stung by buying a set of BBS alloys that didn't fit ! Lost a lot of money on those. So I have seen another set - they are BBS RC090 8Jx 17H2. 5x120. IS20 which I believe is ET 20 ? So they are ok for my 1986 E28 528i ? I just want to check and double check this time - help appreciated everybody. Thanks.
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