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  2. duncan-uk

    Ignition key help - What are my options?

    I would defer to clavurion. He is cleverer than wot I iz.
  3. Johnyboy

    G31 540i xDrive v 530i

    Not sure I’ve ever heard anyone aspire to getting a 7 series before they turn 30, get something fun whilst you’re still flexible enough to sit in it.
  4. Clavurion

    Ignition key help - What are my options?

    Most likely this vehicle has been replaced with donor DME (engine ECU), EWS (immobiliser) module, ignition barrel and key. The donor key is the only one which works on ignition and also starts the car but does not work on the vehicles original door barrel. This could be easily checked with diagnostics on DME and EWS if VIN matches the car or not.
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  6. taz101

    Speed Limit Info Group Buy

    Cmon guys lets not let the momentum dry up lets get this sorted!"?
  7. sjak92

    G31 540i xDrive v 530i

    Mate I spec differing cars on a weekly basis haha Have at least another 19 months left in my 5 series (what would be a reasonable time to change from a finance perspective) but I’m already so conflicted if I want a 530d/540i estate or 630d/640i GT (we have a dog) or maybe get a 740d to tick off getting a £80k car before 30 and allow our beagle to travel in supreme comfort on a heated reclining seat! ah first world problems. in all seriousness, would be daft to change now. Rather wait for LCI’s of all of the above to have the best value for money spent. At least ordering will be nice and quick when the time comes!
  8. DennisCooper

    Style 65 - Square Set of Fronts

    Hi NF, I'll let you know on wheels and parts etc, I've got a few things on and they're all duly progressing. Once I also find out about some other aspects I'll be in touch ! Cheers, Dennis!
  9. Deviant

    Parts - buy cheap buy twice !

    A Chinese ripoff of this would be nice. £385 is ridiculous. P3 OBDII Multi-Gauge For BMW 5 Series (E60)
  10. DennisCooper

    E30 Touring...

    Hi, White BMW Tourings FTW! Reminds me of the E30 Touring with E34 M5 engine/box conversion which was part of our stable 14/15 years ago! Obviously at around 330 HP it wasn't as powerful as this, but I can relate to the description of being in a lightweight rocket! I can relate to every single road in the video! I drive them very often as they're only a couple miles away! Just a few miles further, and there's some even better places to go for a really good blat ! Wonder how much the asking price is for it?! Cheers, Dennis!
  11. What do you guys think will happen to German car prices post-Brexit. Richard
  12. RichD1

    San Marino Blue but what colour interior

    I don't tend to change my cars that often so it has to be right especially at this pricing level. My current E39 525D Sport Touring I bought new in 2002 and its been a superb car unfortunately she's just starting to show her age. My wife has a final build E36 328i M Sport Cab which she's had since 2003. I'm going to open another thread on options as the sales guys haven't got a clue. Richard
  13. Back2Beemer

    Joining the G31 Crowd

    Yeah I really regret not getting Ivory when I see it, but you live and learn. Black is fairly maintenance free on the plus side! If the weather is anything like it was last winter I am definitely investing in a set of winters!
  14. duncan-uk

    E30 Touring...

    Oh I like them. I think a manual would be better.
  15. Back2Beemer

    G31 540i xDrive v 530i

    It’s stupid really - a 5 series is still a 5 series, irrespective of what you have. I have a basic spec 520d SE (aside from metallic paint, HK and lumbar) and I absolutely love it to bits. Would I have preferred a 530d - 100%, is it a better engine 100%, and I’m not sure how anyone could argue otherwise! At the end of the day, we all buy what we can afford / suits our needs at the time. @sjak92 I’m not sure you wouldn’t be thinking the same if you had got a 530d you know - I’m the same once I’ve had any car for a while, I get itchy feet and want to look for something else. Not even had my 5 a year yet and I was messing about online earlier speccing other cars ha!
  16. boiliebasher

    E30 Touring...

    I hear what you saying, the m20b25 felt gutless compared to the 540i however I still miss it none the less
  17. duncan-uk

    E30 Touring...

    Tried a 325i auto switchable once. Was underwhelmed. Maybe it was the example I drove. But 340i that would have the kick it was missing
  18. DarkHorse

    Parts - buy cheap buy twice !

    Just for reference, maybe fit a cheap ODBC HUD with a temperature value read out and high temperature alarm (vids look to be a fixed trip around +120degC, not tested). It is intersting to know the water temperature, would be nice to know the oil was up to temperature to, (depending on the ambient air temperature) I allow for another +5mins or 2miles after reaching operating water temperature. Incase I need to blip off a liitle stress .
  19. boiliebasher

    E30 Touring...

    Love an E30 touring.... Still regret selling my 325i touring manual.... If anyone knows of an E30 touring for sale, I'm all ears.....
  20. BacktoBeemer

    Joining the G31 Crowd

    Enjoy - one of the quickest end 2 end transactions, ivory is a great interior finish really brightens up the cabin. Plenty of advice on here re winter tyres I'm sure, I'm just waiting on the weather forecast before splashing out or not as the case may be.........
  21. sayanthan

    How to work out Correct BBS Centre cap required

    Thanks all sorted now
  22. BacktoBeemer

    San Marino Blue but what colour interior

    Enjoy it whatever you decide......
  23. Aaron1875

    Increased emissions light again

    Thanks I may take you up on it and cone up for a remap !
  24. Ordnator

    Shark Fans - Water Bottle

    For all you die hard Shark Fans: Regards, Mick
  25. Aaron1875

    Increased emissions light again

    To rule out the Air filter bring incorrectly seated I stripped it down checked over lines again Checked that air filter was sitting correctly it kind of was stripped cleaned air filter housing and sprayed elec contact spray into maf and hoovered out any debris in housing, Replaced filter minus the sponge sleeve The only difference I’ve noticed is it responds better I’m hoping it may take a while for light to go off, haven’t driven it much. However I still get a nasty discernible pungent exhaust smell when start up from cold, however when the engine warms there’s no smell. It was this smell that alerted to me previously to the cracked manifold that I had had replaced. I bought a cast iron one and got my Indy to replace it. I’ve complained on a few occasions about the smell since and I said that I reckon they’ve not seated the manifold or maybe down pipe correctly. Do you think a leaking exhaust would trigger the increased emissions light ? I can’t hear the manifold blowing or feel exhaust gases escaping ? All the EGR pipes and cooler pipes are intact ? I just want that damn light off and the smell on start up to go away ! Lol
  26. Ordnator

    Shark Chair

  27. CS10

    Remote Control Issues

    Appreciate what you are saying, but, my battery is probably the original, which means it is approaching 6 years old now. Aren't they meant to last up to 5 years? Does this mean there is no point recharging it?
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    • I would defer to clavurion. He is cleverer than wot I iz.     
    • Not sure I’ve ever heard anyone aspire to getting a 7 series before they turn 30, get something fun whilst you’re still flexible enough to sit in it.
    • Most likely this vehicle has been replaced with donor DME (engine ECU), EWS (immobiliser) module, ignition barrel and key. The donor key is the only one which works on ignition and also starts the car but does not work on the vehicles original door barrel. This could be easily checked with diagnostics on DME and EWS if VIN matches the car or not.
    • Cmon guys lets not let the momentum dry up lets get this sorted!"?
    • Mate I spec differing cars on a weekly basis haha   Have at least another 19 months left in my 5 series (what would be a reasonable time to change from a finance perspective) but I’m already so conflicted if I want a 530d/540i estate or 630d/640i GT (we have a dog) or maybe get a 740d to tick off getting a £80k car before 30 and allow our beagle to travel in supreme comfort on a heated reclining seat!   ah first world problems.   in all seriousness, would be daft to change now. Rather wait for LCI’s of all of the above to have the best value for money spent. At least ordering will be nice and quick when the time comes!


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