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About FIBAMAN

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    FIBAMAN
  • Birthday 11/06/1948

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    Male
  • Location
    TYNESIDE
  • Interests
    CARS, FISHING
  • Occupation
    DIRECTOR OF TECH SALES

Garage

  • Garage
    03 525D TOURING 250k

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  1. FIBAMAN

    Wiper blades?

    Always used Bosch, 250,000 miles and no complaints , I changed every 12k regardless. They always got good result on Autoexpress tests
  2. FIBAMAN

    Rear fog lights not staying on

    I agree with you Barry
  3. FIBAMAN

    Rear fog lights not staying on

    Could be a relay Barry, if I recall the switch is not detented in the on position.
  4. FIBAMAN

    CD changer stuck

    A thump on the side always worked for me
  5. FIBAMAN

    E39 Intermittent "Smoking"

    what colour smoke?
  6. FIBAMAN

    feeding car directly from 220v mains outlet?

    FETTLE OR FIDDLE?
  7. FIBAMAN

    E39, when to call it a day?

    I had the same dilemma with mine last year, 250k some minor rust creeping in but still good to drive but was getting heavy for me (gettin on a bit) so finally bought a Volvo V70 D5 215BHP, with all the toys. Its not a bad car, but cant put my finger on it but just not the same character. I gave the bm to my son who ran it for three months or then sold it for 1k so eased the blow somewhat.
  8. FIBAMAN

    New brake pads and discs

    Have used ATE on Merc vw and BMW - no issues; never used Jurid so cant comment. Have tried Pagid discs and pads, discs seemed ok but didnt like pads as they seemed to gebnereate a lot of dust, also felt vague so changed em out at 5k and fitted EBC, MUCH BETTER.
  9. FIBAMAN

    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    We all know that, he has been told, but apparently we are liars. Maybe he should challenge BMW and their statements in the handbook also.
  10. FIBAMAN

    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    I hope they have steel toecaps
  11. Clavurion, you have the patience of a saint
  12. FIBAMAN

    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    you can take a horse to water, but.....
  13. FIBAMAN

    Winter oil 5w40 or 5w60?

    Have run mine on 5/30 for last 250,000 miles, summer and winter, coldest winter was in Germany at -20 on one occasion, no probs. Look in owners handbook if you expect to be in exteremly cold for long periods
  14. FIBAMAN

    Winter tyres on 16" alloys

    I have a set of BMW alloys with 2 x Nokian and 2 x Avon Ice Touring, both with adequate tread.
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