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    M62 b44tu parts

    beat me to it Irfan.. lol.. Drove the 840ci yesterday back 260 miles and with the exception of OSR spring wasn’t so bad.. Kenny- sent you a PM
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    Price please

    Good afternoon, I am after a cable which goes from the door handle to the actuator.. I believe the part number is 51228184588 according to real oem. below is a picture of the cable.. king regards
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    E30 help identify plug

    Hi guys, Recently purchased this e30 with a cutting out issue.. I came across this plug and having checked through the engine I can’t seem to find where this plugs into? Any help would be appreciated.. thank you..
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    Style 81 wheels wanted

    These shouldn’t be too hard to find, the above set in pic ware mine and paid £100 for them.. there is a set on Facebook market place for £175, not sure how to get a link up from the app..
  5. So are you saying Brexit had no effect on goods going in out out the the country towards the end of December?
  6. So Brexit had nothing to do with the huge increase in volumes? Why was ever business trying to get goods in and out of the U.K. before the 31st December? You have you just taken one sentence out of my post to suit your agenda..
  7. I’m not saying Your U.K. to U.K. parcel hasn’t yet been delivered to you due to Brexit, where have I said it’s due to Brexit? I said it’s probably lost.. I was talking about traffic in and out of the U.K... Between 24 of December to 1st of January it is usually quite and used by the couriers to clear the Xmas backlog, what’s changed this year was between this time the couriers and hauliers saw a significant increase of goods in and out of U.K. due to the changes coming into force on the 31st December as everyone wanted to avoid this.. The trucks were delayed by France due to the pandemic no one can deny that but also the large volumes of goods leaving the U.K. were as a direct result of the changes coming in on the 31st. we shipped 70 HGVs full of goods between 20th and 24th of December, the average we would ship at this time is usually 2.. Brexit was suppose to clear red tape, people still can’t ship goods into Europe due to red tape!!
  8. your comparison is totally wrong, your eBay parcel has clearly gotten lost and doesn’t/didn’t need any additional paperwork and is also with the U.K... The movement of goods between the U.K. and Europe towards the end of December increased 10 folds due to everyone wanted to get goods in and out the country before the 31st deadline.. if you look at what’s happened from the 1st of Jan this was justified.. If we go back to the boots which say were posted on the 26 it would have been in a massive backlog created by Brexit.. The service it would have been posted would have been redundant on the 31st so there would be no reason for the courier to proceed and would be returned to sender..
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    New car cost

    If you take the finance option there’s is usually around £20k off with dealer and manufacturers contributions.. So around £83k for it in real terms.. The interest rate is quite low aswell currently 2.9% on offer.. What’s crazy is a £5k deposit buys a new m5 with £1k per month!!
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    Cost of building materials

    I have good few properties on buy to let, with last one I did up in 2016/17. I purchased a fire damaged property in December 19, I have only had the structural engineers to come in and make sure everything was ok.. I had originally planned to start work on it in April/May 20 but the lockdown put an end to that.. I am hoping to start work tis April/May but have recently been in B&Q and a local builders merchants and have seen a huge increase in the cost of materials such as plasterboards, Plaster, cement, timber, insulation boards. Has this been a been a gradual increase over the last 3/4 years or due to the pandemic and do you guys see the cost coming down?
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    Cost of building materials

    I will probably wait till probably May and take it from there.. There is no mortgage on the house with gas electricity cut off and the house boarded up.. just the council tax on it.. I remember this last year when plaster was like gold dust and people were selling them on Facebook for £30 per bag!! The nearest selco is about 7-8miles away but I do have an account with Howarth Timber and Travis Perkins although I haven’t used them in around 4 years.. I always found B&Qs Trade Point quite competitive on plaster and plasterboard when you purchased 5+
  12. This will always be a benefit to the U.K. as any decision will not need discussion/approval of all 27 block.. Although talking to a customer from Zalando Germany, Germany has negotiated its own deal aswell as the EU deal. from what he has told me every country is free to negotiate its own vaccine deal but it was done as a collective to show unity and keep the cost down.. not sure how much of that is true..
  13. Yep if the good hadn’t cleared customs by 31st then will not have the correct paperwork now to clear customs and will be rejected and sent back.. They will need to be sent out again as Duty At Place..
  14. Where did I mention we buy from China and Rebrand? We are manufacturing company who OWN few labels and MANUFACTURE for the retail industry.. you would not last in clothing/footwear manufacturing if you didn’t have the goods manufactured in the Far East unless you use the Leicester sweatshops.. where do you think the high street goods comes from??? Not sure which company this is but not according to DHL,DPD,Hermes, FedEx, Amazon, UPS, parcelforce who have been struggling to find qualified drivers.. This will definitely make up for the lost billions right? but why couldn’t they buy Basil from the U.K. before Brexit? So where would the shortfall of workers come from to fill the vacancies but agree there would be less competition but this isn’t a good thing.. just means care workers have to do more shifts!! you don’t even know me nor do you know the people I mix with, I didn’t mention I was pro Brexit or against just how Brexit was a disaster for our company.. I asked the question has ANYONE directly benefitted from Brexit, this wasn’t an sarcastic comment as I’m interested to know, you’ve just waffled on without answering the question, why don’t you share you experience how Brexit has been a success for you? this was directed at you.. I am genuinely interested in how people have benefitted from Brexit.. they may well be but with the towns other large warehouse closing 2 sites (non Brexit) and moving to East Midlands they may struggle I bit..
  15. Would be interested to know what the EU prevented you from manufacturing?? Also AstraZeneca as promised the EU another 9m doses of the vaccine heading their way.. lol..
  16. Would be interested to hear from anyone who has directly benefitted from Brexit? I am mid level manager for a company who sells our own brand goods and also manufacture footwear and clothing for the retail sector.. For us Brexit has been a total disaster, started in December will the mad rush for everyone to get goods in to Europe, the demand was so great that a 40ft container from China which would cost an average of £2k was was being charged £7k-£9k. On average we bring in 70 containers a month, then getting goods into Europe towards the end of the month was 3x the cost for haulage transport.. Jan 21 January started as December left us with DPD and DHL suspending all road haulage into Europe and have only recently started delivering our wholesale goods.. Palletised loads suspended into Europe by our 5 partners until mid February. we have suspend all our European retail web orders (approx 10k items per week) as our European retail customers were refusing to pay the added taxes and goods were coming back.. Some of our big European customer such as Zalando, Otto group, H&M, Spartoo, Amazon Germany/Poland and France, Deichmann, Indetex all cancelled January and February orders due to us not being able to guarantee delivery dates and have all reduced orders for the rest of the year. on top of all this we are having to recruit fiscal representative for almost every European country and re-label some good again to say manufactured outside the EU.. With the state of our high street where we have seen a decline in business in the U.K. of approx 70% since the crash of 2007, we have done really well expanding Europe since then but are now left with cancelled orders.. We are currently operating out of 2 sites, one in the north and one in the midlands. The northern site used to only handle European goods, this site will now close once the furlough ends in March. The sad irony is that our northern site overwhelmingly voted Brexit which will now close due to Brexit...
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    E34 M5 Touring.

    Considering the prices of some these isn’t the below a bargain? This seems to have been up for sale a while now.. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011095948276?advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=Ls131nw&body-type=Estate&model=M5&page=1&make=BMW&include-delivery-option=on&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&modal=description
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    Although people will have the choice to opt out I do think most that do will be either forced/pressured into taking it, agree yearly vaccination will be the norm. the senior managers/directors at the company I work for have said anyone opting out will not be able to work in the main office nor will they be allowed to attend face to face meeting, effectively shutting them out..
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    2002 M5 with 53k miles

    This was up for sale at Sytner Coventry for 29k last month as an approved used car, a friend of mine was interested but the 10 year service gap and few little niggles put him off..
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    Rebuilding my 540i... join me :)

    Tyres sizes are correct 235 40 18s for the front and 265 35 18s for the rears.. what sizes are currently fitted? Quite rare to get these in 18s with e39 fitment centre bore, if they are off an e38 7 series then then will need to be bored out or fitted with adaptors.. Can’t go wrong with a set of style 32s..
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    E60 seats into an E39 - will they go?

    Isn’t there a guy on this forum with a supercharged m5 touring with e60 seat? Can’t remember if he is on here or Facebook e39 page..
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    New battery for E39 535

    Iv used Yuasa 019 on all my e39s and also my 760 and have had no issues.. The Yuasa performed better than the Bosch on the 760. As pointed out by Dan, the £90 Yuasa is an absolute bargain especially for a 019 battery..
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    Trump, like him or loath him?

    pretty poor taste to take someone visiting his dead sons grave and use it to for some sick conspiracy joke.. from what I have been told by family and friends over at the states, there is only one actual proof of someone who voted by mail but passed away and her vote was counted.. The republicans and the trumps supporters claiming voter fraud yet all the gains made by republicans in congress and senate, nothing being mentioned? Surely if your cheating to win the presidency you would try to gain control of both the houses otherwise you end up with a president who wouldn’t be able to pass anything!!
  24. Hi, Iv been using Darren for the last 13/14 years, I have had a lot of work on my e36 m3 and my 760. Genuine honest guy who could have charged me £1-2k when I when I first went in with what I thought was a SMG gearbox fault which turned out to be a relay.. There are couple of guys on the m3cutter forum who have had their bearing done by Darren and have nothing but good feedback. You are definitely in safe hands.
  25. It would be interesting to know what goods the EU or the single market has prevented manufacturing in the U.K.? Few family members who were in manufacturing have in the past lost their jobs due manufacturing being outsourced to the Far East or Eastern Europe, this was only for costs of labour. On a personal note on Brexit, the company I work for has lost 80% of its U.K. business since the financial crash of 07 due the demise of the high street. We see no growth in the U.K for the next 5 years, our only survival is our EU sales which has increased by around 60% in that time. Any tariffs or trade barriers would definitively signal the end..