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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

    The E39 First World Problems thread

    The shiny chrome ///M on my “M sport” gear-lever (which it’s had from new even though it’s an SE) was reflecting the sun into my eyes earlier. Gah.
  2. What niggly, trivial problems do you have, that to most of the world's population wouldn't matter? I'll start with the fact that on a recent sunny day, when using global opening one of my windows didn't open! I was incredulous at having to get in the car and open this final window myself. Like a pleb. Also, the nearside mirror that dips so I can see the kerb when I put the car in reverse hasn't been returning to the correct position. Gah! What a catastrophe!
  3. The Spooner

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It's just been MoT'd - advisory on a chip in the windscreen and a slightly rusty fuel line at the rear. Not too shabby I don't think!
  4. If it makes you feel any better, I remember reading on here about the bloke who dismantled the rear seat and removed the parcel shelf on a saloon to change the...... 3rd brake light bulb!
  5. The Spooner

    Starting issue (no crank)

    If it helps I had this exact issue with my E34. Turned out the transponder in the key had died (I didn't know they could do that!) and it just wouldn't let it crank. Tried the other key and it was fine.
  6. I can second BMWmotormec - very helpful if you call them as well
  7. The Spooner

    E34 in a music video...

    Shameless self publicity, but recently I had a little trip to a place just outside London to have my E34 filmed for a music video. I'd never heard of the artist, but it was an interesting (and long!) experience. I did however get a free Chinese out of it!! I think the E34 suited the dark mood of the video, shame the shot of it with all four headlamps ablaze was left on the cutting room floor
  8. The Spooner

    Help removing stuck inner tie rod from rack

    Use a Viscous fan spanner - the BMW one I've got has a 32mm end and a 36. Longer than a normal spanner so gives better leverage. That's what I used when I did mine. Just realised this post is from late Jan so you've probably done it by now...! If not if you're local to Warminster you're welcome to borrow my spanner.
  9. The Spooner

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Well... that was an interesting Monday night/Tuesday morning! I'm probably not allowed to give any details away, so I won't, but I was on the fringes of London having the 520 filmed for a soon to be released music video! The car is basically in the entire video, unfortunately having driven it from Shaftesbury that afternoon it wasn't at its cleanest.... Certainly an interesting experience, and nice to have the car "immortalised" in some way.
  10. The Spooner

    accelerator sticking,

    Glad to hear that sorted it! Mine manifested after a few month layup - from cold the throttle would "hang" and it turned out it was simply gummed up. When warm it would be ok.
  11. The Spooner

    accelerator sticking,

    I had this after a long lay up - I ended simply drenching the mechanism at the throttle body end in WD40 which freed it up. Could be this? Cheap (i.e. free!) fixes before spending money. Caveat - unless I've completely misinterpreted and it's catching rather than "sticky" or hanging as such.
  12. The Spooner

    Rarity factor?!

    It is rather lovely - I don't know for definite, but surely cloth comforts must have been a special order?
  13. The Spooner

    Rarity factor?!

    Just idly browsing and found a dutch for sale page from a few years ago of a 1 owner 525 tds - firstly how tidy is (was) this, secondly, this must be the only one with cloth comfort seats surely? https://www.nfautomotive.nl/uk/car/46/bmw-525tds-e39-original-1st-owner! I think i'd prefer that to the nasty standard leather on my comfort seats...
  14. The Spooner

    webasto without battery drainage?

    Because his car is stuck somewhere on his epic road trip across snowy buttfuck nowhere?
  15. The Spooner

    Xstream® G48® Antifreeze & Coolant Color

    Don't use red in them!
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