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    Your retro Fords

    The small red corgi Capri I have doesn’t have stripes either.
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    e39 OEM aux in

    So ordered last night at 11pm. Turned up today by 4pm. A quick plug in and it seems I can now charge and find the aux mode. Not tried radio and will report but seems I might not need the power line supressor. If so I will be ordering another for a car with similar issue. Thanks dmarkovina1
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    e39 OEM aux in

    So i bought a lead for aux in a while back but could never get it to work on my cassette head unit. Even though BMW sell an aux in lead i think its only very late cars it would work with though mine is 03. A while back i learned that the build/ software needs to be KW30:02 or later (if someone can confirm) so picked up an e53 CD business head unit off ebay. Initially sent a different one to that in the picture - i complained as i specifically wanted the one in the picture! Finally wired this in today and now i have a hardwired aux in One more job of the list
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    Rear blind hooks

    51168193949 can I get a couple of these? Hooligan kids! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    BMW e34 South Africa

    Welcome along. Nice collection.
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    e39 OEM aux in

    Thanks. I've ordered an aukey to supplement the power line one. Let's see how we go! I have a Bluetooth thing to try but fear I will loose the current phone Bluetooth pairing so hoping a plug in will work. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Bricking It !

    If it's time to move on that's one thing and whilst I'd probably not buy a cat n I don't see the issue of keeping one when you know the provenance. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Bricking It !

    Exactly the same as me. Except they took mine to a garage to tell me they won’t fix it and it cost be to get it recovers back. Just fix fix it yourself, pocket the change and use it. What does it matter if it’s a cat N being as you know exactly why.
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    Your retro Fords

    This one maybe? Mine was red. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Another E28 road trip

    I have the battlefields on my list of must see. Is the xis part of your party?
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Not much but they look good don’t they
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    E39 528i Sluggish and NOT Kicking Down

    I’d read it for fault codes first. Try unplugging the maf sensor too. If bad unplugging it means it reverts to a default which is better than a failed maf.
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    Your retro Fords

    Yeh that’s probably 4” or so. They did a smaller mk3 too though mine is red. Matchbox did a mk2 in beige iirc.
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    e39 OEM aux in

    Thanks I’ll give one ago. Not small though are they!
  15. So my accounts are pretty simple. I sell my skills, get paid and incur some modest expenses. An excel spreadsheet covers it. However I need to digitise apparently to make life easier for the shower of shite government we have.... I don't fancy paying £18/month or so but maybe have no option but what are people using? Don't want to waste my earning time learning to be an accountant! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Your retro Fords

    Like this?
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    Another E28 road trip

    Took my m535i to Brittany once. Enjoyed it immensely. The 530d often does the south and back in comfort. Enjoy! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    E39 Touring handbrake rebuild?

    I've just rebuilt mine for mot ( brake friction material had come off 3 shoes) took lots of care and it was bob on for test. 3 months down the line it's pretty poor again unless you hoik it right up. Cars a manual so it gets used too. Really is a piss poor piece of design. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    e39 OEM aux in

    So aux in via the cd is working fine but will only select if phone is not charging. Plug the lightning lead in and it drops out and if plugged in it won't select aux. I have issues with the charging leads causing interference (tried 4 USB/ cigarette lighter adapters and various leads. Seems some sort of grounding issue when plugged in that drops the aux. Do we think a suppressor in the power feedline to cd would cure? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    E39 530i Sport Touring - Invest or Move on??

    The m54 is known to like a drink anyway. The bmw figures are quite shocking as to acceptable use. Something like 1l/1000 is considered acceptable. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Your retro Fords

    ^pretty sure that would be corgi. As I had the same. Still have it in pieces needing a respect. Also have the silver professionals one MIB. Out for for a run today I saw a pretty tidy Brooklands 280. That would do me.
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    E39 530i Sport Touring - Invest or Move on??

    Well it might just need a new level sensor? at 200K+ it doesn't have huge value is it worth some wire brushing, rust convertor and smoothrite on the worst bits or does it need to look smart? I tend to go with the devil you know philosophy. If you spend £5k on an e60/1 you might incurr costs anyway. Its a tough call!
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    E39 530i Sport Touring - Invest or Move on??

    What about a good used engine?
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    Coming back to the BMW fold...

    My e36 M3 used to growl at idle but was checked over by Phil Crouch and it was just what they do never liked it though! Did the dealer do a refund / buy back at the price you paid? sounds a decent fella if so!
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