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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
  • Occupation
    Architectural Technician


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

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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Hope it all works. I must say I thought you watching the racing on an iPad balanced on the engine was inspired - the best I could do was listening to the Greek classics narrated by Stephen Fry when I last worked on it. Calming.
  4. The Spooner

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Technically yesterday, but used it as my wedding car.
  5. The Spooner

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Well apparently mine has just got through its MoT - I did the lower control arms at the weekend (and made the mistake of fully disconnecting the steering plate from the strut) as there was excessive play in a ball joint, but it failed on the uppers! Which to be honest I found rather amusing and was slightly annoyed at myself that I didn't get some in for when I did the lowers.
  6. The Spooner

    Turning a e34 into a e39

    Yuck that looks awful.
  7. The Spooner

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    They aren’t that bad haha - just got to wind them up a bit! there’s a YouTube video by a guy whose channel is basically based around vmaxing cars on the autobahn. He does a video of a 520i touring, and if nothing else (apart from a nice noise) it shows how short the gearing is on them...
  8. The Spooner

    G reg silver E34

    Spotted heading west bound on the A36 (Salisbury to Warminster) just outside Serrington. I gave a thumbs up the remembered I was in my E39, not my E34 - d’oh! Wasn’t sure which model it was.
  9. The Spooner

    Defeated by Rear Brake shoes

    I found them fiddly as well - the worst was when I finally got it together and thought “that looks wrong” so took it apart again... turns out it had been right... anyway for reassembly I found this image which shows a suggested rebuild sequence which actually, whilst still fiddly, was quite useful.
  10. The Spooner

    M54 fan shroud

    Haha that did make me laugh - been quite a few times where I wished I’d taken it to a garage!!! I’ve done the shroud a few times, but never seem to get the right knack to it, I’m slightly happier that it’s not just me who finds it a sod
  11. The Spooner

    M54 fan shroud

    Anyone got a knack to removing/installing this? It’s the one thing I hate on my E39. I’ve discovered the radiator is leaking (Nissens- less than 18 months old - which I’m a bit pissed off about) and every time I’ve had to do the sodding shroud it’s been an ordeal. So if anyone has a method they use then I’m all ears. In complete contrast to my E34 which you just have to look at and the shroud comes out. Oh the joys...
  12. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Yes I found that when trying to source a back plate (ended up going to BMW) I Suppose the touring does have a different rear end set up which would influence the location of the handbrake gubbins. aside from the springs being a cock to put back on it’s not too bad, and I’ve never had a problem with my handbrake not holding the car. Not the best, but by no means the worst. Can’t do handbrake turns with it though.
  13. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    As is typical for me, this wasn’t today but a few days ago - had all the parts I needed to finally do the rear wheel bearing and rebuild the handbrake on the nsr. bastard of a job - not much access to the bolt heads. I suppose the alternative is to take the rear suspension apart but I didn’t much fancy that... I also had a new hub to hand as I thought I’d make life (slightly) easier and not have to separate the bearing from the hub. amazing how mucky my face was for doing it...
  14. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Ideal, always nice to have a clean pass!
  15. The Spooner

    M47 vs N47

    Black E39 520i (PFL)?