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  1. Steve van hool

    Trump, like him or loath him?

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    Front control arms - OEM or aftermarket

    I can only speak as I find Dan, Lemforder are I think OE, and Delphi are quite well known, mine have been on 6 years and counting, carn't remember the make, think it was Qdrive fitted 11 year ago pal.
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    Front control arms - OEM or aftermarket

    I used after market, control arms, 6 years ago whilst important, are not the most technical item on a car, an alloy casting, with a ball joint at one end.
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    Sabine Schmidt

    I was sorry to hear the Queen of the Ring Sabine Schmidt is battling cancer, famously told Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear that she could drive a van faster than he could a car, and very nearly did, in a Ford Transit on the Nürburgring, it was good TV. she also gave an E39 M5 a good thrashing around the Ring, with its gorgeous sounding engine seemingly wonderfully unburstable. It's on Utube) Wishing you well sweetie
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    Bonnet release

    Weakened springs on the bonnet?
  6. Oh dear, legislation is being bought forward to ban the sale of new petrol, and diesel powered vehicles by 2030, I may be wrong but I don't think an electric car will quicken the pulse the way a petrol one can when you drive it, ever.
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    E39 M5, replacing front coil springs.

    Has anyone replaced their front coil springs recently, and can offer any short cuts in removing the struts, for instance is it possible after removing the top 3 nuts, and the pinch bolt, can the strut be removed from the housing after clearing the wheel arch without having to remove discs, hubs etc, I did it this way a good while ago on the 528i, but I'm aware of a slightly different set up with a V8. I'm not interested in converting to coilovers, or anything overs, just replacing broken coil springs, Ta.
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    E39 M5, replacing front coil springs.

    ^^^ That is what I was after a detailed reply from someone who has done the job, thank you. I also read somewhere that the spring ratings depended on the amount of equipment fitted to each one. Ta
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    E39 M5, replacing front coil springs.

    Maybe you are right, there is no wire going to the top of the strut mounting nuts, will only no for sure when I take the wheel off. Loads of springs for sale online but when I enter the cars Reg No, it says "not suitable for my vehicle" I don't want to end up with the wrong springs on it.
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    E39 M5, replacing front coil springs.

    The car has a sport button on the dash so it has EDC, and apparently the springs in the EDC set up are different, and is why I'm having trouble sourcing springs for it, £200+ for two springs at the dealers, ideas folks?
  11. My 528i, 1996 year, I altered the heater/demister settings from 16 degrees to 26, and temp gauge went into the red, its as though the coolent isn't circulating when the temperature setting is altered upwards, radiator top hose, red hot, bottom hose cool. Any ideas folks? Hopefully not a blocked heater matrix, as that is a dashboard out, I believe.
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    96,528i overheating when turning heaters on

    I don't know Ray, just glad it's been resolved, when the heater is turned on, normally you are effectively increasing the capacity of the coolent, but if it isn't circulating anyway!!!
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    JIA Jensen FF 'Interceptor'

    An absolute classic, the Jensen I is in the same league as an Aston Martin DB6
  14. With all the pubs currently closed, can anyone recommend any good bottled or canned beers, my favourite off license brews include Tim Taylor Landlord ale, and Hobgoblin, it's not as good as draught beer but not far off.
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    96,528i overheating when turning heaters on

    FWIW, just a bit of feedback folks, a new thermostat and housing have solved the overheating problem, the old one wasn't opening, so preventing the coolent circulating. Also the new stat came with a small bleed toggle valve on it, it was a Myle thermostat.
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    Pubs shut, takeaway recommendations

    I have tried Sandgrounder, and Golden Sands which are local ales to me. Did a brewery visit to Whitbread Salmsbury, with the local fell walking club, ages ago, was good.
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    Pubs shut, takeaway recommendations

    Duncan, my local is a camera recommended pub, I was pulling your leg on the southern comment.
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    Pubs shut, takeaway recommendations

    ^^^ Not my local pub, or any other ale house that I'm aware, nor in the previous lockdown either, maybe take out beer is a Southern thing.
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    Pubs shut, takeaway recommendations

    I'm in Southport Dan, btw that tiger looks a bit cloudy, is it wheat beer? Alex, have a bit of will power, wimp.
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    Pubs shut, takeaway recommendations

    I have had an Adnams ghost ship A/free, and was very impressed for an alcohol free beer, a world away from Laurie McMenemy's Kaliber, awful stuff.
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    Pubs shut, takeaway recommendations

    Yes, a few local, and micro brewerys round my way, Southport, offering their brews in the local pubs, which we are missing at the moment, bottled stuff even if good, is still no match for a draught beer.
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    m535i power steering leak

    Also worth checking the brake servo piping, the bomb, and the regulator, which are also rely on the PAS pump, and fluid to work.
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    Petrol, and diesel sales banned by 2030!

    Road pricing would only be fair if RFL was abolished for " normal" cars as well. It was/is a sweetener to get folk to buy EV's, once we have all made the switch, the government will need to get the money back somehow.
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    Pubs shut, takeaway recommendations

    I like the hoppy ales too, much more flavoursome, than alot of the lagers.
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    Petrol, and diesel sales banned by 2030!

    No, I think road tax, and electricity tax will come in for EV's, but that is further down the line, there is already road pricing in all but name, it's added onto the fuel you need for every journey you make.
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