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  1. sanjx

    What goes here - see picture

    agree with Sir Anthony, jack pad. plenty on eBay and quite cheap. Curious why he removed it though!
  2. I did a vcheck and it gave the full VIN (i always do both vcheck and HPI). vcheck also checks if cars ever been a taxi or unrecorded write off etc..
  3. A cheap HPI check on the reg should give you the VIN. If it's "the" car then maybe worth spending the £5 but auction prices are being reported to be wild at the moment with many reaching over-book. Worth checking recent sold prices
  4. Rediagnose. If you can hea the fuel pump on ignotion then it could be something else. Is the car still original or have you coded new keys or remap etc...which could have upset the DME? Is there any other errors? Try unplugging the DME and re-plugging it ensuring a good connection. Also check the earth point. It sounds moe CANBUs disabled than a physical fault and could be anything from a fuse or lose wire to a failed module or water ingress. Also just to check - the cam chain hasn't snapped has it? (everytime I see/hear 20d engine, it's first thing goes through my mind)
  5. sanjx

    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    The F01 was very good, really enjoyed it. Comfy and balance of speed and economy. The 740D my freind had and it was similiar to the 730D but slightly quicker. I would go 730d over 740d to be fair
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    RTI GAP insurance

    I always stick to ALA. Hoping to never need to use it (and hope you guys never do either!)
  7. sanjx

    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    I had an F01 before the G11 and they've certainly continued to evolve generation to generation yet retain their familiar driving style and switch layout
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    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    Thanks Steve. it is quite impressive from what I remember, haven't driven her for 6 weeks due a broken ankle and won't be for a while yet either! San Marino Blue with alot of extras and features. Would love to see the G11 parked up against the E32 or even E38!
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    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    Stunning motor. I've got a G11 750 but the E32 is just something else.
  10. sanjx

    Active Steering Module is 'FUBAR'

    I I think they can be. There's a guy on facebook "Samy PC" who does coding and would be the one person I would ask as he does alot of repaits/coding/retrofit.
  11. sanjx

    Stupid, stupid!

    I only use the app, not used the website to control the car to be fair. Even then, anyone could download the app quickly and log in for you. If you were at work for example then perhaps a colleague. Can always change the password if it's someone you don't trust once your home - in such an event, get in the car and turn off GPS tracking so they don't know where you live via iDrive
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    Back in a BMW!

    lovely. Welcome back! F31's are a great place to be and alot of info about retrofits/coding to truly make it your own
  13. sanjx

    peeling leather

    Also depends on the warranty and if it's the manufacture backed first 3 year or the subsequent insurance backed AUC or extended warranty I think. BMW may track manufacture claims to trend any common issues but insurance backed may just go to underwriters and not actually cross the desk of BMW themselves?
  14. sanjx

    peeling leather

    Try a different dealer. Service varies not only by dealer brand but also location
  15. Sold my old 7 recently for over a decent sum. Bank transfer done on mobile app. I made it clear, till it arrives in my bank, the car isn't leaving which can take 2 hours. ID of sender so I could check the account name matched when money arrived and transfer done in front of me whilst at my house so I knew it wasn't being done on some dodgy device. Done this a few times now and it's worked well. Just keep your wits about you and don't let the keys out of sight nor the paperwork until you've cleared funds.
  16. sanjx

    Caffeine & Machine - E39 M5 2021 gathering

    Ah would love to go! Wonder if my old M5 will be there, Y252***. If I'm able to walk again or even travel before the 4th then I'll be there. Maybe we could have a list of those attending, BMW5 coffee corner maybe
  17. sanjx

    12 v in door wire.

    Had a quick search online as it's now made me curious and found this link (hope I'm not breaking any rules posting) https://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1606986 His taken power from the handle I think?
  18. sanjx

    12 v in door wire.

    The window regulator would be 12v? Maybe easier and safer just to tuck a new fused wire through the existing loom.
  19. Have you considered giving it a go yourself? Iron remover, tar disolver, clay bar, machine, couple of pads, some Sonax PO85rd (or modern equiv) topped with Poorboys Blackhole and your E39 would look fab. That;s just a typical combo and tweak according to your preference but it'll give you a decent finish and be done in a day. If your only doing it for the next owner then I would seriously suggest giving it a good clean and decontamination (iron/tar removal) but then skip straight Autoglym super resin polish and top with some FK1000p. You'll be amazed at what can be achieved by hand with that combo. The SRP fills swirls and FK1000 gives a lovely finish. Just my 2ps worth and I'm sure others who know more will chip in
  20. sanjx

    Stupid, stupid!

    if you know your connected drive username/password, could get someone else to login and unlock the car remotly instead of travelling to you. Its the one thing we've got setup on both my phone and the wifes for this eventuality
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    Progress on my project e39

    lovely. Do miss my old E39's
  22. sanjx

    Car insurance renewal time

    Change the excess and get excess insurance. Costs about £45 for £1000 cover and it can save you more than it costs All comes down to area, risk etc.. as others have said. We find some of the smaller names more competitive but those same names woudln't cover us if we were in a larger town or city. Also find switching between the online and phone based versions of the same compnies can yeald a difference (such as quote me happy/aviva or Darwin/UKI). If your defo keeping your car for 12 months then Adrian Flux could be a good choice. They've always offered to beat the lowest premium I've got and always have but if you ever want to cancel, your not getting more than about £2 back after the cooling off period nor a decent premium if you change car mid-policy as you lose the price match discount. There's a forum discount code for them and they're most helpful when you speak to them
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    Key fob

    Lots of independant locksmiths who can code these now. Find your local and see if they can help. I've seen prices around £120 inc supplying the key advertised but as Mike says above, try re-syncing the key first
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    Shaking on start up - 3.0 Diesel F10

    It could just need a nice top up of diesel followed by a thrash to clear out any moisture which has built up in the fuel system.
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    Major Service query

    I've used BG244K in previous BMW diesels and it's been beneficial. One of my 530d's smoked alittle after I had put it in for a few miles before clearing up and it self alot smoother so it must have worked (or done something). Alot of interesting forum posts about it all over the internet. I use BG44 in petrols and it's similiar