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Steve van hool last won the day on October 12 2016

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  1. Steve van hool

    Lush 528 tourer

    £4.9k, no way. Yes very good condition, but asking F10 money for it.
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    Replacement spring for E39 boot lock

    Yes, a really good hardware or tool shop will have a tray of different sized return springs. ebay also, but silly money for what it is.
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    Jerky steering while Manoeuvering

    Worth getting the replacement pump checked out for sure, also can you observe the pump, and the belt for any slipping, whilst someone turns the steering wheel, or is it too far down to see, failing which, an old iphone set to video, and film it while you turn the wheel.
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    Jerky steering while Manoeuvering

    Maybe jack the car up, and try turning the steering wheel lock to lock for any tight spots, without the engine running, it would ascertain whether its a linkage or the hydraulics. Is the system in anyway conected to the suspension, regarding the fluid level moving up and down.
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    Jerky steering while Manoeuvering

    Given the entire pas system is pressurised it is hard to see where air could enter the system without fluid leaking out. Are there any sevotronic sensors you can unplug to isolate, other than that it is getting the pas steering box checked out. No seized ball joints? and there are quite a few, on the steering linkages.
  6. Steve van hool

    E39 standard exhaust?

    530i sport, single tail pipe, 530i se twin tail pipe, and a slightly more subdued sound. If you want OE, then you need an Ernst Boysen exhaust which will last almost forever.
  7. Steve van hool

    E28 528i on ebay forever...

    "The fact the vehicle hasn't been used for such a long time" is a crying shame IMO, to see it sitting there slowly deteriorating, an E28 M5, 535, and 528i sole raison d' être, is to be enjoyed, and driven, the same way a Rolls Royce engined 747, was made to fly. Someone buy it, and set it free.
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    E39 M5 stolen last night

    The car would have surfaced by now if it were joyriders IMO. There must be far more lucrative machinery about, for any criminal folk chancing their arm, and liberty, through vehicle theft.
  9. Steve van hool

    E39 Monthly cost

    Average is £14.00 per month over 11 years, cheap enough? This excludes tax, fuel,and insurance, but includes all consumables, oils, filters brakes, rear springs twice over, first set were Munroe's, crap, they broke after 3 years, now running "Alko" springs and shocks ( a German aftermarket brand, and seem fine) on the rear, front shocks ages ago, Sach's fine so far, upper/lower control arms, most of it done DIY, so a labour saving there. I took it to shop for the rear springs, shocks, and a transmission oil change shortly after purchase. The low monthly cost will have been helped by a low annual mileage, doing about 5k a year. The biggest cost for most folk will be fuel, depending on mileage, insurance, and depreciation, depending on the purchase cost.
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    E39 M5 stolen last night

    I hope he gets it back too, you can share his fb page detailing the theft, in the hope that the car will become too hot to handle. Could it not be tracked by all the cctv cameras on the roads?
  11. Steve van hool

    Fed up with rubbish roads

    Mods, kindly, why has my reaction been removed?
  12. Steve van hool

    Fed up with rubbish roads

    As well as the crap physical condition of our roads, we also have some of the most congested roads of any European country, thats probably a result of under investment, and unlimited imigration.
  13. Steve van hool

    Wheel stud replacement

    Those wheel studs will have been in that hub flange for over 40 years, good luck with a strong G clamp, it may even crack the hub, being cast iron, you only need to remove the caliper, and hub nut to get it on a hydraulic press, even then no guarentees, or try a bit of heat, and an air impact chisel. Is it definately the hub threads, and not the wheel nuts that have gone. I would be tempted to replace the whole hub, given how safety critical it is.
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    E28 528i on ebay forever...

    Strange yes, maybe it was originally a commision sale for the owner, and has now passed. Worth enquiring about, before someone like Andrew from Old Colonel swoops in and gets it, and then put another 1 or £2k on top, because it looks very clean, and a manual, M30 engined E28 will always be desirable.
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    Interior trim - what colour?

    How about a nice vavona or walnut wood trim, seriously, silver is a 100 times better, and leave it on to maintain the cars residual value.