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Taffy 1 last won the day on June 9 2019

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About Taffy 1

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    E28 bashing


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    535i, Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

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  1. Taffy 1

    About to change engine oil

    Yes, I use Castrol 20w-50 in mine
  2. Taffy 1

    Service Manual

    Due to sale of my 740i I have this superb publication by Bentley of the service manual for E38s including extensive information regarding repairs and maintenance of the M60/62 engine , gearbox and many items common to E39 540i etc, etc. Please PM me for more information and price. Kind regards, Taffy 1
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    Service Manual

    Subsequent to the sale of my 740i, I now am able to offer the ultimate E38 bible published by Bentley. Bought from new and hardly used, PM me for price or more information. Kind regards, Taffy 1
  4. Taffy 1

    Rich running.

    Cheers bud, I tend to get bad tempered sometimes. My eldest did 24 years in !st W.G. Kind regards, Taffy 1
  5. Taffy 1

    Rich running.

    Sorry I sounded a bit pompous, I was gently trying to encourage Shaun1111 to be more serious regarding methodology.
  6. Taffy 1

    E28 M535i carpet

    Where is the cottage? P.M. me Kind regards, Ivor
  7. Taffy 1

    E28 M535i carpet

    Blwyddyn Newydd Dda Cap, Sounds as if you're having a big rationalisation effort, I had a Triumph Stag years ago, red blighter that worked when it wanted to - PCL246J. Sold it in pieces after heads warping for the second time. I'm sorry that you're having to sell the holiday let, we would have liked to rent it from you at some time. Reason we didn't is beacause being fellow members it could be mis-construed as wanting a favour. I've just found some slap in the propshaft in the 535i and am researching my options for repair or replacement, after that is going to be the brake booster re-build and I'm dicing with the idea of changing the head, the valve gear is noisy and I've got the one I bought from Duncan sitting on the shelf doing nothing. Apart from that she's all back together but I did have to change the timing chain tensioner. I will be taking her over to my mot garage to take some pics of the prop shaft and take some measurements. I sold the 740i last year, just sitting there getting older and older, so off it went! Nice to catch up with you and kind regards to you and your family, Ivor
  8. Taffy 1

    E28 M535i carpet

    What happened Cap? I thought you said you were going to have a beige one spare for sale.
  9. Taffy 1

    Rich running.

    You're more than welcome, I've spent 35 years fault finding my M30B25 and M30B34 engines together with all peripherals. I am also an honours grad in my discipline. I also have 50 years experience in Elec.Eng. Cheers.
  10. Taffy 1

    Rich running.

    Never mind it clicking . you need to use a continuity/ohm meter to make sure there is a circuit.
  11. Taffy 1

    Water Pump and rad change.

    No Mick I'm not an E28 slut like you - I'm true to one only.... My girlfriend of 34 years,,,.shhh...she might hear you suggesting I carry on with other e28s....might throw a fan belt out of temper. There, there my love don't listen to the nasty man.
  12. Taffy 1

    Water Pump and rad change.

    Good Afternoon Mick, The M30 engine blocks are the same externally so the M30B25, M30B28 and M30B34 pictures can be used for either. And no mate, I'm not stripping down my engine it's an image I used to ascertain the whereabouts of the block drain plug downloaded from the web .
  13. Taffy 1

    Water Pump and rad change.

    I also would reccomend using BMW blue anti freeze copncentrate mixed with equal parts of distilled or ionised water not any cheapo ECP stuff!
  14. Taffy 1

    Water Pump and rad change.

    You can see it half way up the block outside the rear of no 6.
  15. Taffy 1

    Water Pump and rad change.

    I have literally carried out this job weeks ago. The block drain plug is on the R.H. side of the M30B28 engine (not the starter motor side) and is adjacent to no 6 cylinder. Sorry Mick! Kind regards, a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,