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Alex B

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    BMW e46 touring M Sport
  1. I was tempted but already have a '92 GMC suburban, R32 GTR, Marcos V6, 200sx S14a, I'd get hung if I bought another car without getting rid of one! I am leaning towards keeping the E46 for the reasons Rich D says, along with the fact I already have it! Alex B
  2. My 330 is the 204bhp 6 speed one, full black leather heated seats, 120k miles, pretty tidy, nice to drive, averaged 38mpg on a recent holiday to cornwall, (genuine, not from the display). The 530 I'm looking at is alcantara, (so probably not heated), probably in the region of 180k miles at a guess, (was at 160k a year ago), needs a few jobs doing but price reflects it. On paper the E39 is only 1mpg lower round town but now sure in real terms. Alex B
  3. I've recently bought a 2003 330d touring manual M Sport after giving up looking for a 530d manual M Sport, but I've got the option of a 2002 530d Manual M Sport now. Anyone owned both and able to give me feedback? I really like the 3 series and it seems fairly economical but I like the rarity and extra size of the 5 series. I've also read the 5 series is more comfortable/softer. Thanks Alex B
  4. Is it better than this one for basic coding and fault finding? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Scanner-1-4-0-v-Never-Locking-Car-Diagnostic-/271182370879?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3f23ba983f Alex B
  5. How do people find these? I'm tempted to order one as I want to do a bit of coding but having read their feedback it doesn't look good? My laptop is only running Windows Vista if that makes a difference? Thanks Alex B
  6. Loads of options on Ebay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=wheel+bag&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xwheel+and+tyre+storage+bag.TRS0&_nkw=wheel+and+tyre+storage+bag&_sacat=0 Alex B
  7. I'm currently trying to fit my towbar, it isn't Westfalia but the basics are the same, (mines a Witter), I'm stuck at the part of trying to get the wires into the back of the fuse holder, I can't work out how to get into the back of the holder, (step 6 on the link). Anyone know how to drop the fuse holder more than just the 2 white plastic clips? Thanks Alex B
  8. Something like this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WHITE-E46-NON-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHT-CCFL-ANGEL-EYE-KIT-7000K-FOR-BMW-3-SERIES-/201358415515?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2ee1e5969b And they're a direct fit with no errors etc? Alex B
  9. Has anyone used these ones: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221415632193?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Alex B
  10. I've just got some LED sidelights which are supposed to be error free, but they still throw up the bulb out light and turn the front indicators to sidelights. I bought these ones: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271826571513?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Has anyone bought any off Ebay that have worked? I don't want to pay silly money for them really. Thanks Alex B
  11. Hi, what engine oil would you recommend for a 2003 330d, with 120k miles, mostly short journeys but will also be doing longer runs in the motorway? BMW recommend Castrol but I'm a fan of Motul so open to suggestions. Also, what quantity for engine gearbox and diff? Thanks Alex B
  12. Sorry should have made that clear, I meant Jamie. Thanks for your offer but I'm not local and from what I've seen the convertable towbar is different to all the rest. Alex B
  13. What type do you have, flange or swan neck? Alex B
  14. Too many! R32 GTR, in the process of restoring. GMC Suburban, in the process of customising Nissan 200sx S14a, being prepared for sale so I can buy something else, possibly '50s American Marcos V6, trying to tidy up enough to be usable Because of the above I decided I needed something I could actually use, which is why I got the 330d touring! Alex B
  15. I know this is a bit of a thread revival, but I'm hoping GeoffMM gets notified and takes a look! Is this a removable flange towbar, as PFJones are saying that they only do removable swan necks, though on the Witter site it says the flange one is upgradeable to a detachable, (PFJones have said it changes to a swan neck when detachable which makes no sense). Thanks Alex B
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