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Seesure last won the day on August 12 2015

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About Seesure

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    Sales Excellence Coach


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    One live E39 M5 and one "Dead" E39 M5 :D

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  1. Seesure

    Washing machine tripping RCD!

    Check the ads in the local free newspaper, I found a guy advertising in my local paper who will pretty much fix any kitchen item. He never charges for a call out, usually does two trips, one to identify the problem then he'll order the parts and come back a few days later. The only item he didn't want to fix was a microwave when it was the circuit board that had failed and although he could fix it, the cost of the board and his time would have been more than the cost of a new microwave. Over the years he's added extra life to a raft of washing machines, ovens, tumble dryers and even an MFI dishwasher which I bought in 1995 and eventually got rid of last year... He still advertises for work - although I think it is to keep him busy, he lived at home with his mum until she died about 4 years ago, never married, always drives cars that look as though he bought them from the scrapyard, but he is honest as the day is long. He never seems to charge more than £30 for his time and effort. Parts seem to be at cost or with very little margin. I also found out a few years back that he has a part share in some vintage jet airplane which he leases out to airshows and drops the engine on that with his mate so they can work on it... Guys like this do exist and are worth their weight in gold...
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    Service advice.

    On a good run my Indy is 40 minutes away, in traffic it can take an hour to get to him.... I've used him since 2005 when he diagnosed a faulty 02 sensor on my car for which he charged £120 to replace... the main dealer I had visited previously had said the EML was on due to a faulty Vanos which required replacing on both banks... total estimate circa £5k... A good Indy is worth their weight in gold and I've found mine to be super knowledgeable and trustworthy... plus they will talk to you and discuss options and understand the issue you may have without blindly just reading codes...
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    Service advice.

    Personally I'd always try and find a specialist for the brand who will understand any foibles etc with BMW. I'd also be looking for somewhere that has good feedback on line as well as in the forum communities.
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    BMW Parts

    One of the reasons that back in the day E39 M5 owners were using VW Mafs.....some probably still are...
  5. Seesure

    M8 Gran Coupé

    Seems like car designers have given up and are pretty much copying each other and ending up with a homogenized result that only differs with the badges...
  6. Seesure

    ECU failure - advice please

    Mine does that every 6-700 miles.... and usually needs a sip of the amber nectar...
  7. Seesure

    ECU failure - advice please

    Sorry I can't add any information directly, but it might be worth asking the M5 forum - there are a few guys on there that seem to have answers to everything... https://www.m5board.com/forums/e39-m5-and-e52-z8-discussion.3/
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    Replacement spring for E39 boot lock

    Seems like this guy went to a hardware store... https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=554311
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-BMW-E39-M5-Facelift-Model/233353546969?hash=item3654f48cd9:g:eA8AAOSw9Xhdb9Uy First read it seems a good deal... but when weighed up with the minor damage and additional work that is left, it feels a bit pricey to me... unless I've missed something and they are commanding strong money... Looks like it's been given a bit of polish for the pictures but doesn't look truly loved.. very much a daily based on the amount of dirt inside... Is it me or the pictures but it looks like there is some rust coming through on the near side sill at the front?
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    Spare tyre Dangerous

    More common than you may think... truck wheels coming off the axle...
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    Thomas Cook - Gone

    Saw on Faceache yesterday that some ex shop employees in the Vale of Glamorgan were trying to contact their local customers who'd booked holidays via the shop that a lot of these booked holidays had been booked with other companies - not Thomas Cook - so they were trying to reach out to the community to make sure people checked their documentation to make sure that they were clear as to whether they were or were not TC flights or holidays.
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    Thomas Cook - Gone

    Bloody typical... only booked our outward flights on Saturday night for a spring break next May... at least they were done on a credit card so no issue in getting the money back, and Squeezy jet seem to have some good prices for the same day albeit from Bristol instead of Cardiff...
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    E39 M5 - steering vibration on braking

    Bushes have generally been the issue with braking vibrations in my experience.... Never had a problem with the discs causing any problem and the only time I've had sticking calipers (twice in the last year) the car was basically undriveable... First time it felt like the wheels were square it was so bad and was just as bad on acceleration as on braking and it was co-incidental that I was on my way to my garage for them to service the car so just added that to the list of things to do. The 2nd time the vibration appeared, it was after I'd been away for almost 4 weeks on holiday, and within 60 seconds of the first vibration I was looking for somewhere to park up and call the AA. Again it didn't just appear under braking. The AA guy stripped the caliper down cleaned it all put it back together and all was good... Easy check is to see if there is any heat coming out from the wheels... it can be significant.. even after waiting for an hour for the AA to turn up he said the disc was still hot enough to cook his breakfast on... With the the bushes I found the vibrations tended to initially appear when braking at around 55-65 mph and as they deteriorate the range gets wider until it's across virtually all braking speeds. Also it seems worse in hotter weather or after the car has warmed up... I presume it's due to the compound flexing a little more with heat.
  14. Seesure

    E39 Monthly cost

    He's not logged in since the 4th when he posted for the 1st time...
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    Fan clutch

    Classic way of diagnosing a problem from the M5 forum: "You can use a rolled newspaper technique to see if the clutch is engaged. If the fan slows and stops with the rolled newspaper, the clutch is bad."