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  1. That's ideal for me actually...will try and contact him
  2. Yeah, I was keen on doing a PX but got a kick in the nuts when I saw that.
  3. Nope, the insurance group was eyewatering and it was giving me a quote of an extra £420 on what I pay!
  4. Not got Facebook...anyone able to Pm me details of the vendor for this please?
  5. Think I have a confirmed buyer for it coming tomorrow. Had no joy on here surprisingly!
  6. Ok so..I've had a lot of contemplating over my E39 recently. A couple of things caught my eye as you know I go through cars like Jim Bell does...perhaps more. However, by chance an absolute beauty popped up and I agreed a deal. It's a rare car, and it's identical on insurance and tbh, also on fuel if anything. I can't fathom diesel. So I potentially should be picking this up Friday... S70 T5...with one owner from new..and absolutely full and comprehensive history with stacks and stacks of bills and reciepts. Only negative being a scrape near the front bumper. What do you think eh?
  7. No bother! I was shattered anyway so I would have probably been shite company. I did mention your BMW to him though!
  8. Got the 523i back from the garage and it runs smoother! Think the MAF must have been on the way out. God I missed it, it's such a beautifully kept motor. Mahmoud is an absolute gent, his garage and team are absolutely top class. I've never before had such blind faith in a garage as I do his now. Will be getting a full ATF filter and fluid change sorted with him next month too. Glad to be driving it again though, such a quality thing.
  9. I'm going back tomorrow after work around 6 to collect it as I'm on an early shift! I didn't venture into the back tbh lol
  10. Bums. Coolant pipe under manifold has split and pissed coolant everywhere when I was on route to work. I had noticed the last 2 days my coolant was low, and I'd never overheated so I suspected a leak. Confirmed the other day when I saw the temp creep just a smidge past half, I pulled over immediately. Steamy goodness awaited me in the engine bay. I had it booked in anyway for a couple of minor jobs so meh, it's fine. Used Lord Sterling's highly recommend garage and I can honestly say they are brilliant. New genuine BMW rocker gasket, new genuine BMW coolant pipe and proper G11 spec BMW coolant refresh.(previous owner used aftermarket gasket and tbh, I've never liked aftermarket covers, they always leak eventually) Oh and I had bad luck, the mass air flow sensor broke up internally, but he sourced me a good quality new one at less than the price I could have managed myself! At least the car has had some tlc and will be back with me again wafting around. Brilliant motor, it's only wear and tear stuff so not the end of the world.
  11. Glad it's being looked after. I live far from them so a lot of the time major work has to go to a garage that my dad always used to pick. Guess they've been taking the piss. Absolutely boils my blood.
  12. Vaughan was a pleasure mate meeting you. I'm genuinely pissed off reading about the jobs, the garage he used are known to mess him around for ages and I've had run ins with them as well. I spoke with my dad and told him what you've written and he's genuinely pissed off and actually apologetic. It angers me that they can take advantage of him as he's elderly and very trusting. I shan't be letting him go anywhere near those cowboys now. They're not even cheap!
  13. Ah poo. I knew the code meant the in tank pump was going to fail..they're a bastard. Sorry to have jinxed you!
  14. So a collection happened today after work... massively long shift but I was looking forward to this all day. 25 mins down the road. It's absolutely GORGEOUS and genuinely, immaculate is the word. Garaged most of its life with low long term owners, mainly BMW stamps and receipts. It's a dream. Full electrics, heated seats, ice cold climate, etc etc. I love the velour. Smooth and plenty of power on tap. In love.
  15. I did it. My god it took me 4 hours. I'm proud of myself as that was bloody hard. Just got to put the pollen filter housings Ng back on but I started it and sounds healthy, keen to give it a blast driving and see how my efforts fare. Got rid of A LOT of carbon and egr is nice and clean now too.
  16. Currently sweating and swearing my way through this. Hardest thing I've ever done. Fuck sake. Swirl flaps STILL INTACT given its 182k miles is astonishing. Can't wait to delete the fuckers
  17. I had one of these in the horrible light blue colour a year ago. That first fault code came up although when the fuel pump failed on me on the M25. Genuinely put me off. Strange that it popped up on yours without any issues mind but, just be weary!
  18. Dad's enjoying it. He's dinked it already though on the sill but being a giffer it's par for the course lol
  19. I take no credit for my ownership. I enjoyed Ghostys tinkering although I did pay someone to sort the wiring to all the speakers though, and I put that AS sticker on. Ok I would like a little credit then thank you please
  20. This happened today. Vaughan is another top shiter and lovely bloke. My dad was semi emotional afterwards, he always gets attached! Hope it serves you well mate.
  21. So the other day, took the Honda for its MOT. Was actually a very strict MOT place too so the advisories were a bit meh. However, mechanically perfect and in fab condition they said, and an easy pass. The place I used are all ex mechanics from my current work place so as such, I can fully trust them. 13m MOT! The battery now is held securely and even has the original positive terminal cover, looks lovely. Shit picture as I had some crap on the camera which I wasn't arsed enough to wipe.
  22. Genuinely sorry to hear what you've gone through. Agree with the sentiments, that the main reason I buy/sell on here now only is due to the honesty and good spirit members show each other. I was interested in this at one stage too and I'm glad I've dodged the bullet.
  23. Had a little spare time and weather was good. Demisted the headlamps, they weren't bad as said before but could use a refresh. Looks miles better!
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