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Captain Beaky

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Captain Beaky last won the day on January 6

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About Captain Beaky

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  • Birthday 08/10/1969

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Llanelli, West Wales
  • Interests
    Old Cars and Slow Birds
  • Occupation
    Old Shark Doctor

Garage

  • Garage
    E28 525e, 528i, M535i, Dolly Sprint, E30 Turbo E39-535i, 530d Touring

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  1. Captain Beaky

    E39 Holey Crap that's not good!

    Interesting, Does the 2.2D suffer with the same injector problems as the ford?
  2. Captain Beaky

    E39 Holey Crap that's not good!

    I like the 3 series and have been looking at them closely also but the Jaguar does seem a little bit more classy but i'd have a 5 over the Jag it's just finding a good one within a budget Also i don't know much about the X-Type I also like the Sabb estate but simply won't buy a merc or audi
  3. Captain Beaky

    E39 Holey Crap that's not good!

    I don't mind a little smaller i still have the E39535i and to me the 3 series has a lot of corrosion issues, i've seen countless ones with rusty arches front and rear. In addition they are mostly driven by the silly wheel brigade and monkeys down here, the Jag does appeal to me but i've not heard much about them.
  4. Captain Beaky

    E39 Holey Crap that's not good!

    Also looking at a Jaguar X-Type 2.2D SE and an E60 530D Thoughts?
  5. Captain Beaky

    E39 Holey Crap that's not good!

    I'm currently looking at an E39 525D seems reasonable and i'll either have spares or i'll just sell the 530D on How are they for sharing the same parts i.e. Turbo's, intercoolers etc
  6. Captain Beaky

    E39 Holey Crap that's not good!

    Oh dear! I'm starting to trawl ebay for a replacement motor, I really don't fancy fixing this and loathe to pay someone else But i do have the best excuse ever to get another one and the managers official permission the only hiccup is I caught her looking at a Range Rover tonight
  7. Captain Beaky

    E28 M5 Wheels Wanted

    I got to say this before anyone else does But this chat is going around in circles
  8. Captain Beaky

    E28 M5 Wheels Wanted

    Man! i'm just amazed at how much information is in your head! Hats off to you Sir!
  9. Captain Beaky

    E28 M5 Wheels Wanted

    I see what you are saying Dunc, its like my Dolly Sprint it simply does not like going around corners because of the suspension set up is crap but put a set of firestone firehawks on and you went around the corner backwards on ended up in the hedge. The E28 handles well but shite tyres available for the metric rims by the sounds of it, my first M535i had metrics but it was cheaper to buy a set of wheels with boots than buy tyres so i never experienced them in anger
  10. Captain Beaky

    E28 M5 Wheels Wanted

    I get what you are saying but Why were they Crap? A wheel is a wheel is a wheel they are round and revolve a metric wheel has no corners the last time i looked it was round, so why should they alter the handling? So going back to my last comment if you had a decent tyre on a metric wheel then all things should be equal, so the fault is with the tyre not the wheel
  11. Captain Beaky

    E28 M5 Wheels Wanted

    What you are talking about is lack of development because no one fitted metric wheels in large enough volumes If you had a good quality metric tyre on par with today's specifications for premium brands the car would surly drive okay? Like Betamax and VHS
  12. Captain Beaky

    E28 M5 Wheels Wanted

    This conversation going down hill I like them but the only problem is the cost of the tyres
  13. Captain Beaky

    E39 Holey Crap that's not good!

    It's not going to be cheap that's for sure! I think the weekend will be a case of look it all over and decide whether i jump in both feet or retire it and look for another. and just to add to the pain i had to replace a pair of tyres on the back because the puncture was on the kusp of the sidewall so Im £220 our of pocket before i start Doh!
  14. Captain Beaky

    E39 Holey Crap that's not good!

    Hmmmm! not good i'll let the pictures do the talking excuse the quality it hasn't stopped raining for 3 days. but it does explain the phone call sunday morning from the wife to tell me the jack wasn't working and the bit on top had disappeared ! in to the car!
  15. Captain Beaky

    E28 M5 Wheels Wanted

    Is that right ! I alway thought the M5 came with either type
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