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Steve van hool last won the day on October 31 2020

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  1. Steve van hool

    Car insurance renewal time

    The other thing I would advise against in Insurance is " auto renewal" it works in the insurance companies favour, and makes folk to blasè, at renewal time. I phoned my company at renewal time to enquire on a £67.00 increase in premium, despite no claims being made, "Ah, that's because you had an introductory bonus" was the response, No Schit Sherlock, I would now like a loyalty bonus or I'm walking. I walked, got a premium elsewhere at £85.00 cheaper. For the sake of a 5 minute phone call it is worth it folks, and avoid auto renewal, it will affect your premium.
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    Car insurance renewal time

    ^^^^ No problems Dan, just trying to get the poster to get a comparison check such as Gocompare site, I pay £153.00 fully comp for my E39 528i with 9 years NCB. PS Sorry about the fb hacked message the other day, hopefully you didn't open it.
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    Buying old beemers in Germany

    What's the furthest anyone has bought and driven a car back from, in theory you could buy a car in China or India and drive it back to Europe. I remember a plucky lass when airlines were on strike while stuck on holiday in Spain, so she bought a Ford Fiesta out there, and drove it back to Blackpool
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    Car insurance renewal time

    Just about the worse thing you can do is renew with the same company year in year out, a £20 increase will be followed by a £30 increase the year after. As Martin Lewis would say, you get nothing for loyalty. My wife's RAC breakdown cover ended up being £140 through year on year increases, despite no claims.
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    Drivers car, 528i v M535i/535i

    Started this post in 2012!! Nine years ago, when you could get a fully functioning e28, 528i for £600. Interesting reading it over.
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    528i won't start

    I have heard that a faulty pump relay is a common E28 fault, to the extent that some even carry a spare relay, can you explain precisely which three terminals are bridged with the three pieces of wire, 87, 87b, and 30, and bridged to where?
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    528i won't start

    Don't know if this may help, it fired up after cleaning the dizzy cap, still not right by far, normally tickover is sweet as a nut. I have done a video but it won't let me load it.
  8. Steve van hool

    528i won't start

    What does the fuel tank pump actually do, is it a back up for the chassis pump.
  9. Steve van hool

    528i won't start

    It's the E28 guys, wanting to get it Moted, need to get it running first, then I can burn the rust off the brake discs, and just enjoy owning and driving the thing.
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    528i won't start

    Will check the dizzy cap, and for a spark tomorrow, I don't know how to bridge the pump relay, yes it has been discussed before, stating the obvious, now it's playing up again.
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    528i won't start

    My 528i been stood for a while, fired up ok once warm, it ran rough, now no joy. I disconected the fuel pipe from the fuel rail, am I right in assuming that a constant flow of fuel should come through with the ignition on? At the moment thinking along the lines of fuel pump relay, or the fuel pump itself, arn't there two pumps on these? Any advice on ascertaining the problem gratefully received folks, will turn over, but not fire up, it's not even trying to fire up now.
  12. Steve van hool

    530 brakes, long pedal, poor feel.

    Long pedal, and poor feel, will usually be down to air in the system, or your Master cylinder going West.
  13. Steve van hool

    Removing the E39, M5 badge

    The M5 door trims, and mirrors are far less conspicuous, than the boot badge, and will remain on the car.
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    About to change engine oil

    20w 50 oil is what was recommended when the E28 was a current model, however that was 40 years ago, oil, or liquid engineering, is not the same today, although it still performs the same basic function.
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    Removing the E39, M5 badge

    Ta for the link, yes those that know, will know it's an M5 even without looking at the exhaust, but there are alot more run of the mill, even diesel cars now with quad pipes at the back, I might just stay under the radar a little, if the badge is taken off. Only one way to find out.