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About The Spooner

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  • Birthday 08/23/1991

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    Warminster, England
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    Architectural Technician

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    BMW 520i SE E34, BMW 530i SE E39 manual

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  1. The Spooner

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Yeah saw that on Pistonheads - absolutely shocking!
  2. The Spooner

    Can I remove the wheels without specific tool?

    And if they're a bit sticky you can get a small flat blade in there and prize them carefully off.
  3. The Spooner

    Key no longer locks/starts car. EWS fault?

    Clearly the only solution to this problem is to transplant the M2 engine and running gear into the E34!
  4. The Spooner

    Rear view mirror knocked off

    Anecdotally the mirror in my E34 fell off - vibrations through car due to twatting the steering knuckle with a sledgehammer - don't ask. I called into BMW to get some glue "oh we don't do that sir, the screens come from the factory with the mounting tab already adhered. Has to be a special glue, says here they use epoxy resin." "Araldite then" "err yes sir." Been fine ever since. P.S. Halfords mounting tabs are shit.
  5. The Spooner

    Dangerous Wiper incident.

    I discovered that even if the nut is tightened, the splines on the arm can still be too worn! Had this a few years ago on the passenger side - was a loose nut that wore the spline down - a new arm later and all was well
  6. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Unfortunately took me a bit longer than 15 minutes - the plug was stuck fast! Everything else went ok and I'm pleased to report that the fan now works again... I'm skilled in footwell yoga thanks to changing pollen filters on my E34 haha! Oh and I owe you thanks - I saw a post of yours from a couple of years ago when researching symptons that pointed to a supplier on Amazon of the Meyle FSU, which is the exact one I ordered!
  7. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Not what I have done but what I will be doing tonight is changing the FSU... My blower fan has not worked intermittently for the last few trips out, and I'm rather hoping it is the FSU. considering I only ordered it yesterday it arrived this afternoon! And to be honest £35 for a Meyle unit and maybe an hour (I hope) of time is not a bad diagnostic process. I hope it's not the blower motor itself.
  8. The Spooner

    Ball joint splitters

    At least BMW had the good grace to switch to non-tapered ball joints for the E60
  9. The Spooner

    Do I have cruise control???

    It's definitely a sport and not a run out ES that someone has fitted a multifunction steering wheel to? Actually, were the ES's available as a touring?
  10. The Spooner

    From drive to reverse

    unfortunately I cannot as I have to change gears myself, like a peasant! In my ignorance I did wonder if the gearbox ECU would prevent a shift to park (although I know the pawl is mechanical, I wondered if it had an electrical connection to it from the gearlever).
  11. The Spooner

    From drive to reverse

    Will it let you slam it into park?
  12. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Also, not today but last weekend I gave it an oil and filter service, as well as air and pollen, and was reminded how for simple servicing these things are so well thought out and easy to work on. In contrast to my Wife's Mini Countryman where it took me at least 2 minutes to find the oil filter...
  13. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Did mine recently - lots and lots of penetrating fluid a couple of days before, then after I loosened all the really awkward bolts that hold the hub assembly to the wheel carrier I twatted it with a hammer (I was lazy and bought a new hub assembly - I knew the job of the wheel bearing would be bad enough without adding extra jeopardy!) and it fell off. Like you there was also lots of swearing, and my shoulder still hurts from where I managed to lower the car on it...
  14. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Indeed - another year legal! I don't believe it to be the bulb, when I've parked up against a wall the light output either side is the same, just the N/S is noticeably lower in aim. Ah well, definitely can't complain, plus I changed both bulbs about 2 years ago, and as they're xenon bulbs I'd hope for a bit more life!
  15. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    MoT passed One advisory - N/S headlamp dim... I'm wondering if it's actually dim, or the arse has fallen out of the adjusters on that side. Both lights still do the uppy-downy thing on switch on so does that mean it's broken or just badly aimed? I'll try and tweak the aim myself with the screw on top of the unit. Still, not bad for very nearly 19 years old and 196000 miles!
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