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Posts posted by kayser540

  1. 1 hour ago, IrfanRaja said:

    I'll take these Kenny I'm in Derby.

    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


  2. 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 



  3. 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.. 



  4. On 29/01/2021 at 03:09, IrfanRaja said:

    Hi guys I'm after a decent set of Style 81 wheels I'm in Derby closer the better please let me know of anything you have thanks. Here is a Pic of what I'm looking for thanks 


    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. 3 minutes ago, nealpina said:


    I think kayser540 has confirmed my earlier point




    That's borderline patronising (as you said it twice consecutively)  The more you say something doesn't mean it is true.  Likewise when I have said several times the benefits will take some time to appear  

    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.. 

  6. 6 minutes ago, nealpina said:


    The post office has publicly admitted there is a backlog due to the pandemic.   clearly lost, please explain that assumption?  


    So trucks were not delayed due to the pandemic throughout Christmas week?

    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!! 


  7. 1 hour ago, nealpina said:


    Yes agree.  If we assume the boots were ordered on 26 December 2020.  Then 2 days to arrive, they would have been delivered on or before 31 December 2020.


    I'm waiting for an eBay parcel that was posted at a post office, less than 10 miles from where I live, since 21 January 2021.  The tracker yesterday was showing, it is still at the post office (today it will not give me any information, hopefully it will arrive today).  Is this due to Brexit?  

    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.. 

  8. 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!! 



  9. 6 hours ago, duncan-uk said:

    I believe the pandemic has caused a big issue with things like plaster and plasterboard - this is what builders were telling me.


    Earlier in the year there simply wasn't the stock - i can;t imagine that will change significantly in the short term - guess you need to weigh up the cost of waiting vs the materials bill



    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.. 


    6 hours ago, d_a_n1979 said:


    We got the same from a few plasterers we know; 2 of which have gone under as they couldn't get the materials to keep their business going. Both now working for building firms and I'm still hearing they're struggling to get the necessary materials in bulk...


    I remember this last year when plaster was like gold dust and people were selling them on Facebook for £30 per bag!! 

    2 hours ago, Stressed said:

    I would get a trade car with Selco. If the have then got a full refurbish to do you can negotiate discount for a single large project. And delivery is free!!


    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+


  10. 17 minutes ago, nealpina said:

    The major benefit is covid vaccine.  


    The issue AstraZeneca which Macron and Ursula von der Leyen are referring to is a misprint of a German newspaper article.  I cannot remember the precise  details.  It was something like 8 people who were tested above 65 had the vaccine in a test (there was no negativity with that test)


    As Macron cannot provide enough vaccines he lied about AstraZeneca with Ursula von der Leyen last night.  When they both said yesterday it is not effective for above 65 years old people.  


    As they pushed the big red button last week with trade.  The EU admitted that AstraZeneca contract is fair and they made a big mistake.


    To me this shows that the EU are just bullies.


    I have always said it will take some time for the benefits to appear and for the disruptions to stop.  It has only just been over a month. 


    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.. 

  11. 28 minutes ago, nealpina said:


    At the time when that was written.  The boots would have been ordered around 24 December 2020.  We were still in the EU.  The delay unlikely to have been caused by Brexit

    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.. 

  12. 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? 


  13. 10 hours ago, Karl said:

     Buying gear from China, branding it and selling it on? Really??

    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???


    10 hours ago, Karl said:

     The driver who dropped me 10 boilers this week seemed much happier as his boss now has to make an effort to retain drivers. 

    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.. 


    10 hours ago, Karl said:

     One food producer in Yorkshire has abandoned importing Basil from Italy on trucks in favour of a UK developed and manufactured semi automated vertical Basil production plant for use in their sausages...

    This will definitely make up for the lost billions right?  but why couldn’t they buy Basil from the U.K. before Brexit? 

    10 hours ago, Karl said:

    construction industry workers too have less competition, same with care workers... 

    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!!  

    10 hours ago, Karl said:

     Possibly, they are just not the kind of people that you would care to mix with

    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.. 

    10 hours ago, Karl said:

    Plenty of folk are benefitting from Brexit

    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? 

    15 hours ago, kayser540 said:

    Would be interested to know what the EU prevented you from manufacturing?? 

    this was directed at you.. I am genuinely interested in how people have benefitted from Brexit.. 


    10 hours ago, Karl said:

     Your Northern warehousmen will be fine. 

    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.. 

  14. On 01/02/2021 at 09:27, Karl said:

    Aye, and there's no vaccine on any of the fekkers.....


    In the meantime, I've moved into a production unit, almost finished building the office, got four prototype units out in the field on test (72% uk made components, so not bad for a start)  whilst being incredibly busy on the heating side of life... Whilst you, Inky and Dead Horse have been sitting on your jacksies crying for Ursula von de Leyen.. You are yesterdays men

    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..

  15. 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...

  16. 30 minutes ago, jake13 said:


    Do you seriously think we have a choice? Tiered lockdowns and yearly vaccination are the new-norm.

    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.. 

  17. 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.. 

  18. 2 hours ago, whiskychaser said:

    I didn't find Sharkfan's comments aggressive or belittling. If I had, I would have responded accordingly. That said, the spirit of your response is much appreciated. 


    Not sure this is particularly tasteful but it does seem to confirm the Republican viewpoint I mentioned:



    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!! 

  19. 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.


  20. 13 hours ago, Karl said:

    I'm pretty sure that your statement there is wrong unless you are hoping that our arrangements with the EU will remain the same... Manufacturing will become a much more important part of the economy... As such, would I vote for Brexit again? Good lord yes.


    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..