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welshpug last won the day on December 11 2017

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About welshpug

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    south east wales
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    Bicycle mechanic


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    205 gti, ZX 16v, 405 MI16, E34 525 TDS

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  1. welshpug

    Windscreen required

    when I had autoglass replace my screen they came and checked what type of trim was fitted, ordered oem trims and came back out when they had arrived. only cost me the excess, why would you pay from your own pocket on top?
  2. at least the wind didn't take it the other way onto the windscreen, been there
  3. welshpug

    Road Tax

    what's road tax?
  4. not quite, the ecu will pulse the injector a desired length of miliseconds and number of times a stroke as set by the map, given a known injector size. put bigger ones in and the ecu has no way of knowing and will deliver more fuel. that's IF the 530 units flow more.
  5. welshpug

    Full brake/pad service due

    ecp own pagid aftermarket, and jurid I think, so they arent the oem equivalents they used to be. i doubt the brakes will be worn out after only 22k miles though, tons of meat left on mine after 50k, granted its an E34 that doesnt have tc by brake.
  6. no, as road tax has not been a thing since 1934.... vehicle tax no, most of my vehicles are pre 2001 so 280 odd, just a bonus that my 2003 daily diesel vw is less.
  7. 1 because its faulty, probably cost more than the vehicle is worth (in their eyes) to rectify. 2, no, only speedometer is required.
  8. welshpug

    Running an e39 M5 using e10

    if you're in the uk then you wont have put E10 in the tank yet, despite what the sticker on the pump says, we haven't passed the 1st of September yet so the refineries haven't shipped any...
  9. welshpug

    Running an e39 M5 using e10

    i doubt changing from 5 to 10% Ethanol will make that much difference.
  10. welshpug

    525TDS Stalling, out of ideas, any help?

    just a thought, check you have the overflow valve fitted. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=HG82-EUR-11-1993-E34-BMW-525tds&diagId=13_1430 part 27, its built into the banjo on the return line from the pump, essentially a small pressure regulator for the low pressure feed side of the system.
  11. welshpug

    525TDS Stalling, out of ideas, any help?

    does this engine still run the Bosch VP37 mechanical/electronic fuel pump ? if it does, and it has been apart, it may well be that the head needs moving, its probably idling super low when you get it running, all the symptoms sound like not enough throttle being actuated in the pump for a given pedal position. look at the pump and find the 4 torx screws that secure the top to the main body, these are in slotted holes, loosen them and move the head forwards, tighten the screws and see how it idles. idle speed should be 770 +/- 50 rpm.
  12. welshpug

    bbs style 5 rc090 centre caps in grey

    1 093 531 is the number on the wheel, I have seen 36 11 1093531 on the internet though. these are grey not silver.
  13. welshpug

    bbs style 5 rc090 centre caps in grey

    I'll try and find them shortly!
  14. would these be available to order from BMW in grey? they are e39 sport 17x8 wheels I believe
  15. welshpug

    Best practices after buying a used E39?

    service the gearbox if its an auto.