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Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Howm58
Replaced my subframe mounts with powerflex purple...

Replaced my subframe mounts with powerflex purple when the whole lot was out, I believe it helps prevent the dreaded boot floor damage by restricting movement. my floor was good, just a bit of...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-04-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By Howm58
I am not sure why bolting in your liners have...

I am not sure why bolting in your liners have moved things, but if you take them back out there is some adjustment at the top rear bumper mounting points. Certainly enough to even up the gap shown...
Forum: Knowledgebase 28-03-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Howm58
Vanos Repair notes

Hi everybody,

I thought I would share my experience of doing a Vanos rebuild on my 1999 S50 as a winter project.
I used a Beisan seal kit (Hack Engineering) & followed a mixture of their...
Forum: General Discussion 27-03-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Howm58
Already ordered Dave. Came to £163 with p&p. ...

Already ordered Dave.
Came to £163 with p&p.
I have registered an account with them, haven't really checked out the whole site but I assume they will be competitive on genuine brake discs & pads...
Forum: General Discussion 26-03-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Howm58
Thanks for that Dave. The 'no name'...

Thanks for that Dave.

The 'no name' offerings from America on Ebay are between £50-£70 inc p&p, but don't include the inevitable charges at this end (probably end up around £100).
There is a...
Forum: General Discussion 26-03-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Howm58
Prop shaft centre mount

Hi there,

Does anyone know the approximate price of a genuine centre mount (26122227278) 1999 S50. OEM versions seem very reasonably priced (if you can get one) at £20-£40ish.
I plan on doing a...
Forum: General Discussion 18-12-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By Howm58
Merry Christmas all, Thanks Dave for plumbing...

Merry Christmas all,
Thanks Dave for plumbing the depths for vital info on these magnificent beasts.
+1 for an organised drive somewhere next year (I hear there are some lovely routes in the welsh...
Forum: General Discussion 15-10-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,839
Posted By Howm58
Dreaded Vanos rebuild (too tight to pay up to...

Dreaded Vanos rebuild (too tight to pay up to 2k). Got the parts, just need a pint or two of courage!!
Followed by a sump gasket replacement (dreading this more than the vanos!).
One or two little...
Forum: Forum Meets 15-10-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,832
Posted By Howm58
I enjoyed Silverstone this year (apart from the...

I enjoyed Silverstone this year (apart from the weather).
Maybe in the grounds of a castle or stately home somewhere around the midlands would be good.
Also fancied a blast around the Welsh...
Forum: Forum Meets 10-08-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By Howm58
Hi Guys, I think Stacey mentioned acquiring a...

Hi Guys,
I think Stacey mentioned acquiring a bigger gazebo (marquee?) for next year, very good idea.
As a joint venture this year I was impressed with our position in the showground & turnout...
Forum: General Discussion 17-07-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By Howm58
Smile Silverstone Classic

Hi Guys,

Have any of you used the campsite at the Silverstone Classic?
Taking my son with me next weekend, doing all 3 days.
There should be a tent waiting for us on Friday !!!
Don't know...
Forum: General Discussion 13-05-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Howm58
Thanks Guys, Guess I'll just have to take a...

Thanks Guys,
Guess I'll just have to take a deep breath & phone my local dealer. Bought quite a few bits & bobs off them over the last year or so they may give me a reasonable deal.
Just glad...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Howm58
Cheers Tony, Did you have it done by a fitting...

Cheers Tony,
Did you have it done by a fitting company or buy it yourself?
I intend to fit it if I can obtain one.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Howm58
door glass

Hi guys,

Is it possible to obtain door window glass for the coupe (Moving part, not quarterlight)?
If so, are there differences between model years, tints etc that I shouls be concerned about.
...
Forum: Technical Discussion 06-04-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Howm58
Cheers guys, Yes Dave I have seen Hella ...

Cheers guys,

Yes Dave I have seen Hella branded sensors on EBay for around the £100 mark. Will probably go for one of those.

Howard.
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-04-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Howm58
Oil level sensor

My oil level sensor has finally given up after giving false readings for a few months.
Do I purchase a genuine unit or are the cheaper ones on ebay etc OK?
Correct if I am wrong but is the OE a...
Forum: General Discussion 23-01-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Howm58
Hi there, Done a lot to the underside of my...

Hi there,

Done a lot to the underside of my coupe last year. Fortunately caught it in time on the chassis, so it was rust removal & treatment only (no rot!).
I tried Rustbuster products...
Forum: Forum Meets 18-12-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,883
Posted By Howm58
Silverstone Classic

Hi Pete,

After attending on Friday this year for a taster, I have just booked the whole weekend for myself & my son (including camping!!).
So please add us to the list.
Boston Green, by the way...
Forum: Technical Discussion 15-12-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Howm58
Thanks for the info. Website looks interesting,...

Thanks for the info.
Website looks interesting, please let me know what software you get with the cable & if it can access all modules.

Howard
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-12-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Howm58
Diagnostic software

Hi Guys,

I am thinking of buying myself some diagnostic software and hook up for my '99 S50 MC for Christmas.
It doesn't have an OBD port, my current software (Delphi) is very limited through an...
Forum: Technical Discussion 29-09-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By Howm58
Well it's off!! OMG that was an effort! Yes it...

Well it's off!!
OMG that was an effort! Yes it does balance on the jack but it's terrifying until you get to that point (wondering which way it may tumble!!!). I inched it down using 3 axle stands...
Forum: Technical Discussion 27-09-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By Howm58
Thanks JuhaV, I am almost there. Everything...

Thanks JuhaV,
I am almost there. Everything that I thought would be difficult to undo has been much easier, even the bolts with the 6mm allen key ends!!
Found that 'Plus Gas' still exists! Bought...
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-09-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By Howm58
Twice in one year, WOW. Don't think you're that...

Twice in one year, WOW.
Don't think you're that crazy, having just removed the back boxes. Apart from wondering how to get from under the car with a silencer on my chest (they are NOT light) things...
Forum: Technical Discussion 17-09-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By Howm58
Thanks for all the responses guys. I am based...

Thanks for all the responses guys.
I am based in Redditch, Worcestershire. I have received a Meyle original bush that I will use as a pattern to make the necessary 'eared' parts of the pressing...
Forum: Technical Discussion 14-09-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By Howm58
You have me worried now!! After reading various...

You have me worried now!!
After reading various forum threads it seems the preferred combination is powerflex purple for the subframe mounts (to fully tame the 'rear steer' tendency) & OEM for...
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