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  1. Loadmaster

    It just gets better.

    Have a word with Ian before you buy a new panel, unless of course it's obviously irreparably mashed...
  2. Loadmaster

    Webasto - idiots guide

  3. Loadmaster

    autobox fluid

    I'd consider £700 a rip off, but not circa £400. Take away the VAT and the rest is easily accountable considering the cost of the oil and filter kit, plus a couple of hours labour to do it properly with the appropriate equipment which extracts all the oil, not just what falls out when removing the pan and sump bolt. It'll be a one-off job and certainly something I wouldn't attempt in my garage or on the driveway.
  4. Loadmaster

    Real men

    Must have been a good evening!
  5. Loadmaster

    Newbie E60 owner.

    Hi, welcome to the forum.
  6. Loadmaster

    Remote central locking not working

    No alarms on our ex-Japan E39s...
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    Remote central locking not working

    My remote works for a few weeks, decides to take a rest for a few days, then works for another few weeks. Good batteries in both key fobs. No rhyme nor reason and I'm not that bothered...
  8. Loadmaster

    Project bites off more than can chew

    I looked at the first couple of photos and that looks suspiciously like the BMR workshop, with Barry in the background! Further down in your blurb, I read that it is! Quite a way from Camberley...
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    More info please!
  10. Loadmaster

    1980's Motorshow photos.

    My dad used to work for Smiths Industries (motor division) based in Cricklewood, North London, back in the day. Spent a lot of his time in the 70s and 80s representing the company on their stand at motorshows in Europe and worldwide - Tokyo and Chicago in particular from memory. I also remember going to shows with him at Olympia and Earls Court. Probably got some photos somewhere.
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    NE Meet - Sunderland - 04/10/15

    Maybe the wrong time of year Geordie... Anyhow, that's a lovely looking E39 that you have there.
  12. Loadmaster

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    Love the plate - "FFS"... MOT expired in 2017 at only 117k miles. Presume it's no more...
  13. Loadmaster

    If the E39 hadn't been invented

    Great looking example Dan, I didn't know you used to run an E38. When was this?
  14. Loadmaster

    autobox fluid

    Yep, watch a video on it and it's a very exacting process and a bit scary (to me anyway!) My indie in Sussex quoted a bit over £400, including VAT, so £700 seems way over normal.
  15. Loadmaster

    I'm gonna miss my E46

    Welcome to the forum. That 328 looked like a good 'un...
  16. Loadmaster

    It just gets better.

    Best create a separate thread for this Q. It's a bit lost in this one.
  17. Loadmaster

    It just gets better.

    Excellent stuff, let's hope things are on the up and the car's sorted soon. The MOT, nearly 3,000 miles in less than two months??!!
  18. Loadmaster

    E39 Black Marble effect interior

    Nice job, I'd prefer that to my current vavona installation.
  19. That is so cool, but not that many dollars cool!
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    New member

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
  21. Loadmaster

    Headlights - professional refurb and clean

    If you mean the Vines between Horley and Redhill then yes, just up the road from me. And the Crawley one is five miles the other way.
  22. Loadmaster

    Headlights - professional refurb and clean

    Amazing difference, looks great...
  23. Loadmaster

    New '86 525E Auto owner in Dublin

    Very nice. Check out the E28 tech section here, loads of knowledgeable owners there.
  24. Loadmaster

    It just gets better.

    That's a great temp' repair, hardly notices! Well, from a distance...
  25. Loadmaster

    It just gets better.

    Used Admiral for our multi car policy for well over 10 years now. They are easy to call and deal with, plus at renewal time when I give them a call, will always adjust the premium down to not far shy of last year's cost, even the same on some occasions.