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The Spooner

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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

    Do you let your better half drive your BMW? :)

    That’s good that she can change a wheel: I tried to teach mine once and she didn’t want to know. I said “what happens if you get a puncture?” “Oh I’ll just call you” was the response...
  2. The Spooner

    Do you let your better half drive your BMW? :)

    She's driven both, not the most mechanically sympathetic though: When I first bought the E34, she was out in it on her own and her own words "I was overtaking something and it suddenly stopped accelerating, but the engine sounded like it was fluctuating" Yes, having been used to horrible little 4 cylinder cars, she wasn't used to the refinement of 6 cylinders and had sat there bouncing it off the rev limiter... Thankfully she's got better since...
  3. The Spooner

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Only a little job, but changed the rear dogbones, or torque arms or whatever they’re actually called. The old ones were pretty mullered... also took the opportunity whilst fiddling with the car to nip up the steering pitman arm - wasn’t loose, but there was still scope to tighten it. I don’t know if that has really made any difference but changing the dogbones has stopped the arse of the car squirming and has removed a rather annoying clonk on takeoff. Also thought of one way my E34 beats my E39: I can heel and toe in the E34 but for some reason cannot in the E39!
  4. The Spooner

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Finally, finally fixed my gear lever that appeared to have been installed backwards (not by me). 2 minute job in the car and 2 minutes under it. Sometimes it’s the quick wins that help!
  5. The Spooner

    Driver's side under dash panel

    ah thank you, I'll get some ordered!
  6. The Spooner

    Driver's side under dash panel

    Does anyone have/know of a part number for the lower clips for this panel (10)? Mine have all broken and everytime I depress the clutch I hit the panel, which is irritating. RealOEM.com - Online BMW Parts Catalog.html
  7. The Spooner

    That BMW smell...

    Ha I’m glad it’s not just me... I googled it and most people (Americans mostly) were trying to get rid of it! You’re right, if it could be sold as an air freshener I’d be all on it. My E39 doesn’t smell of it, but oddly my uncles old 2012 640d smelt of it, slightly different but unmistakenly BMW...
  8. The Spooner

    That BMW smell...

    My grandad used to have an E36 325 TDS and that had the same smell, so it was nice because it took me back to my childhood, soppy bastard that I am
  9. The Spooner

    That BMW smell...

    No my E34 is thankfully quite oil tight! My E39 on the other hand... haha
  10. The Spooner

    That BMW smell...

    Here’s a weird one - thanks to the mrs taking the car to the local money launderers - I mean car wash - and them putting in a godawful air freshener, plus a slight damp problem, my E34 has lost its BMW/crayon smell. Any tips on getting it back? Should I just leave a pack of crayons in it? I suspect I’m the first person who wants that smell back...
  11. The Spooner

    Bulkhead drains

    Oo err!
  12. The Spooner

    Bulkhead drains

    I suspect that's where it's gone then! I'll have to have a little poke around and see what exactly is going on...
  13. The Spooner

    Bulkhead drains

    Thanks Carl, Pedals seem alright and it's a non sunroof model. The front of the sills had some work last year and the A-pillar was inspected at the time. I'll check the drains when I get chance this weekend, are there none under the wiper scuttle? It was in the centre of the car I noticed the rusty/wet stains and in heavy rain I had noticed water dribbling out of the pollen filter area onto the driver's carpet (water, not coolant).
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    Bulkhead drains

    Can anyone point me in the direction of these? I was doing the pollen filter yesterday and noticed rusty stains (so reckon the bulkhead is rusty - balls) and I’ve been having water ingress on the carpet. Before I go ripping things apart does anyone have a picture or something of their location or what I need/don’t need to strip out to get to them? Thanks in advance! It’s a 1995 520i if that makes any difference.
  15. The Spooner

    E34 B10 Alpina

    Straight off the bat it's got a horrible case of seat twist - unless you like the cripple hook gangsta lean look...
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