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Captain Beaky last won the day on November 20 2020

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About Captain Beaky

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  • Birthday 08/10/1969

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


  • Garage
    E28 525e, M535i, Dolly Sprint, E30 Turbo E39-535i,

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  1. Captain Beaky

    528i won't start

    Well you learn something everyday! That's a head scratcher!! so there are two pumps and 2 relays? I've never come across this when I done LPG conversions on E28's and there's quite a few of them, I used the change over signal from the LPG ECU to cut the power to the fuel pump relay so it would not run while on gas.
  2. Captain Beaky

    528i won't start

    No lift pump in the tank on an E28
  3. Captain Beaky

    528i won't start

    Good point Dunc are we talking about the E28 or E39 because the E39 has the pump in the tank
  4. Captain Beaky

    528i won't start

    There is only one pump on the drivers side just above the trailing arm behind the wheel, the filter is mounted side by side with the pump. Can you here the pump running? Try pulling the crankcase breather of and squirt some petrol in the air intake using a washing up liquid bottle, if there is spark it will fire or spray some easy start in there as it has a lower flash point just in case your spark is weak. If you have spark then you are looking at fuel regulator, pump, pump control, filter or if the tank is at low level you may suck muck up onto the pickup snode which will stay there or fall off after a while, put a couple of gallons in there it will wash any muck off the pick up. Check for a leak on the fuel line it will drag air in and lose pressure Also it maybe condensation in the dizzy cap which would form when the engine gets warm after a long time laid up, it will give you a miss then can fail to start
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    1986 528i improvement

    Depends on what your plans are, good replacements are Lemforder, Meyle, Moog and TRW don't use Febi Bilstein they are useless If you intend to swap the bushes for poly's then there is no need to buy expensive arm as the bushes wear out long before the ball joints on the E28, I have loads of arms with failed bushes and good joints especially the track control arms
  6. Captain Beaky

    1986 528i improvement

    Gaz do nice adjustable shocks at very reasonable prices, good quality but usually 6 weeks waiting as they are built to order, if you can't get Bilstein's these are a good alternative. Careful with the poly bush you don't want to go too hard with competition spec as you will soon get fed up with the harshness when touring around. Love the mini, just getting into these now.
  7. Captain Beaky

    E28 525e eta Cylinder Head

    For Sale 1 X Reconditioned Cylinder Head for the following BMW E28 5 series 525eta/525e 1983 - 87 The head has had the following work done Stripped and Cleaned Pressure Tested Planned De-coked Valves Lapped New Valve Stem Seals See the pictures for details, the head was planned by 0,008" (thou) tp clean up the mating face. All the valves were removed and cleaned as part of the de-coke, then lapped in by hand and leak tested. combustion chambers were meticulously cleaned and new valve stem seals fitted when the valves were reassembled. £295 would prefer collection but will ship and buyers cost or arrange collection. Any questions just ask
  8. Up For Sale BMW Style 69 Staggered Alloys for an E39 9" x 18 Et 24 8" x 18 Et 20 Currently on an E39 These Are Not X5 wheels 5 Good Tyres This is a Full set of 5 not the usual 4 alloys £495
  9. Captain Beaky

    Used Springs 3 off 535i £20

    No Sorry I just went out one morning and found the drivers side on the floor, the coil spring has snapped in two places overnight???? So I changed all the springs as a set, for lowered ones.
  10. Captain Beaky

    E28 M535i carpet

    Diolch dyn ifanc We are at the point where the cottage has accrued good value and it was always an asset, it was always destined to be a choice between move there or sell, most people i know would give their Left arm to live there the views are truly spectacular all the way down the coast to Tenby and across the water to Cornwall. Unfortunately Mari does not want to live there but would move somewhere else ?? I have some work to complete on my M535i, I have a clonk on the front but I think I will just replace everything on mass with regards the suspension arms and stuff Also doing the same for the E30 turbo front and rear bushes plus i have to move the brake servo over and fit a smaller Clio unit, adjust the exhaust to try and accommodate the ARB Other than that I'm trying to squeeze in a garage build lol! which leads me on to the E39 535i sitting there doing nothing decisions decisions Stay Safe Clive
  11. Captain Beaky

    E28 M535i carpet

    Hey Taffy, Happy New Year That's still the plan at some point buddy, this carpet is a spare one I found and forgot was there as a spare for the spare , I'm just hoping the best one is still okay because its wrapped up in a triumph stag in a barn , the bloody mice got into one of the sprints and took a fancy to the back seat and they love a bit of cable insulation!! We are selling up the holiday let by the looks of things and also sorting out the storage side of things because I going to build a new garage and there is too much stuff and too many cars to juggle. Also I've started looking for a Mini for my son, starting to feel old he's 17 next month. Might move the E39-535i on soon as its not really been used since last march also going to sell one of the Dolly Sprints for sure and maybe the Humber Hawk. How are things with you, I am starting to run out of things to do in lockup
  12. Captain Beaky

    Used Springs 3 off 535i £20

    3 suspension springs for a BMW E39, they were removed from a 535iSE M-Sport package. One of the fronts cracked and I replaced the full set so these are spare. It you have the on cracked spring then these are a bargain
  13. Captain Beaky

    E28 M535i carpet

    Removed from a M535i E28 5 series, used and showing some wear, there are some water stains or over spray on the rear passenger section but no holes or tears, the heel pad is good and very little wear but some overspray on the bottom edge. £50
  14. Captain Beaky

    E28 Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas Big O Hope its all well and safe over there Thake care, have a great holiday and wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year
  15. Captain Beaky

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    YES, never a doubt another MOT down with only an empty washer bottle, School boy error! Tax next but waiting until Dec