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About Loadmaster

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    Principal Member
  • Birthday 02/12/1961

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    Not Far From Gatwick
  • Interests
    Old Mercs and BMWs, anything with an AMG badge on it, bikes of the motorised variety, aircraft, music, foreign travel (USA a favourite) and, oh - the family!!
  • Occupation
    Aircraft Regulatory Stuff


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    Japanese Import E39 540i Sport - Zafira - C1 - Z750

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  1. Loadmaster

    The E39 First World Problems thread

    I think this misdemeanor originates from dealer adverts to a great degree. I frequently see E39 Sports advertised as M Sports (that alone being a sure sign that the dealer doesn't know his BMWs ) and then the new owner carries that description forward.
  2. Loadmaster

    The E39 First World Problems thread

    Tell me more! What is it and how does it work?
  3. There is actually, I believe, some truth in that. I wouldn't suggest that they will 'fall apart' literally but the expense of technical fixes for vehicles, high end marques in particular, may render them beyond economical repair for some.
  4. Loadmaster

    Alloy wheel refurb

    Shadow chrome or similar would be miles better than black. I think that a lot of the detail of a wheel is lost when all black.
  5. Loadmaster

    Leather cleaning

    I was about to post a query here for current recommendations for leather cleaning and conditioning, but no need now as I'll order these two AG products. I think I have the AG cleaner ' in stock' in my garage but it's a good few years old so some fresh stock is called for. What do you apply the products with Dan? I've previously used fresh microfibre cloths, but there appears to be application pads available, or are they really of no further benefit? The leather in the 540 appears to be in excellent condition, with no cracking or signs of wear. But assuming Mr Yashimoto never paid any attention to it there's no harm in giving it the treatment.
  6. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Drove out to the Cars and Curry event this evening at the Westerham Brewery in Kent. Damn good curry too! We'll be back.
  7. Loadmaster

    Another Newbie ... 5 series gt

    Welcome along, hope you find what you're looking for.
  8. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Ian Taylor in Horley, Surrey, RH6 postcode. I'd only use them but there must be somewhere nearer to you?
  9. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Oh, and I ordered a set of chrome wheel bolts for the rear wheels to replace the black ones currently fitted, so they now match all round, plus 40mm chrome lockers for the fronts, due to the 15mm spacers. All from Precision Parts who were really helpful on the phone when I couldn't see what I wanted on their Amazon store page.
  10. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Thanks Stu. Are you in the South East?
  11. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Thanks Dan, very pleased with their work. it's a local company to me just 20 mins walk from home and they specialize in classic restorations, so this was a walk in the park for them! There were only three small and fairly unnoticeable scuffs and a big stone chip on the N/S A pillar, but you know how it is! No, I'd say that the external plastics and rubbers are in pretty good nick and I've noticed none that are brittle or faded. It was definitely a Tokyo car which is confirmed by it's BMW service history, all services having been carried out at the Tennoushu service centre. Possibly yours was from the other end of Japan but I wouldn't think climate varies that much. It's only the wiper arms that need attention now, but they scrub up well with the occsional application of tyre and bumper gel. I really should remove and paint them .
  12. Loadmaster

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Collected mine from the bodyshop late this afternoon. All minor corrections complete and rear bumper removed and sprayed. Doesn't look any different in the pics, but perfect in reality...
  13. Loadmaster

    Mo's GT

    it came with bikes too...!
  14. Loadmaster

    Style 66s on my E34

    I think the 66s look okay on the car, but knowing that they are E39 kit they look a little 'wrong' to me. However, someone 'not in the know' may think they're fine, so it's just a matter of personal opinion. And yes, sits rather high as well.