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  2. Vapor barrier or not

    There is an easier way than removing the panel. Open the door and run a stream of water down the window (on the outside ) for several minutes. Immediately you start, you should see water draining from the door through the drains at the bottom hem. If after a few minutes there is no sign of water on the bottom edge of the trim panel the vapour barrier is tight. If you find any drips at all, the V-B seal has released. It's drips off the trim panel that are just inside the sill cap that get inside and soak the carpet. Since your floor is dry it's almost a certainty you're OK. The puddle light on the bottom of the trim panel has a "springy" clip on one end and a solid, fixed lug on the other. Push on the light to slide it toward the rear of the door and then try to pivot the front edge downward. If it won't pivot out, try the other direction. Regards RDL
  3. Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    Ha ha! I’m sure he’s typing away right this very second..... to me it’s the E39 touring rear that spoils it for me, a bit like the first generation X5 they “now” look very old from behind but from front on look good! Its a personal thing and I hear what your saying! Like I say, it’s just my opinion good damn it, I’m now looking for a E90/92 V8 motor (that’s not spun it’s bearings...) to stick in the trusty old girl.... think I’ll Just get a 335i/d
  4. Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    Thinking an alpina v8 touring and manual conversion would be a nice thing.
  5. Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    Tend to agree Scott though I have a mental list of cars I'd like to build.
  6. Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    i would be happey with just the 65s and the dual exhausts on my touring ! I certainly wouldnt build one .. built a few nice cars over the years ( mainly Ford RS's ) and its the cost that is the pain .. the love of the build keeps you going perhaps but now i am happy with either havng the look ( without an M5 bdage btw ) or letting someone else do all the work and then buy it at a fraction of build cost
  7. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    You will need spacers with staggered 351’s on a touring.
  8. What's being worked on today?

    So what would one suggest for an e39 3.0 m57?
  9. Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    Goodness don't ask that question jay! Dennis will give you chapter and verse! yeh I know anything is possible but historically there were complex issues that made it a non starter. e39 touring I'd argue isn't dated and the size suits me: kids/dog / family duties. Got to be a manual for me. Just a shame (see point 1) BMW don't think m touring are worth producing when they bother with a x6, 5gt, 3gt, 4gc and even 6gc (which I love) which must be low volume.
  10. M62B35 235 or 245 PS Engine?

    Sorted - Thank you.
  11. Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    Dunc, anything is possible with enough cash money.... but yeah basically! Also IMO the E39 touring looks dated where as the saloon doesn’t? I still wonder why our favorite German car manufacturer didn’t make a M3 touring EVER! I’d love to be driving round in a E91 V8 ///M instead I’m stuck with a E91 2.0 cancer inducing piece of turd! before you say you can get the 335i/d version (Dennis) I know!
  12. 1999 BMW E39 Centre Console Trim

    I pulled the console out and found the white connector was not mounted to the bracket. Also the purple plug to the ashtray light wasn't plugged in either - Hence why I thought it was different. All sorted now. Thanks for the help.
  13. BMW 520d B47 Engine Fuel Consumption

    Were the tyres stuck to the ground??? 5 months, I'd have been having withdrawal.
  14. Vapor barrier or not

    It just pops out Good excuse to do an LED conversion if you already haven’t done so
  15. Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    So money aside there is nothing overly challenging.
  16. 530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Welcome ......... Can’t comment of the electrical bits (I’m still too much of a petrol head for all this hybrid stuff lol) that said you certainly have a very different driving experience I’m sure. June will be here in a flash - hopefully more sun and a bit less rain - you’ll get more from a charge when you don’t have to use the wipers I think.....
  17. Hi, For those looking and wanting a rare colour/individual example, this is one of 6 made in right hand drive. Via the forums, at least one has been written off, one member here has one and I've seen reference to another which was having restoration work being done to it. There's one more I know of that's with an enthusiast and tucked away in his garage! This one certainly looks like one to put on the shortlist to view at least ! https://www.renaissance-classics.co.uk/vehicle-details/Bmw-5-Series-U110 Cheers, Dennis!
  18. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I went for a staggered fitment on mine, 20x9 on the front and 20x10.5 on the rear.... CSL replicas Absolutely no need for spacers either... If you need spacers you have the wrong wheels... And no, no rubbing either.
  19. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    I went for a staggered fitment on mine, 20x9 on the front and 20x10.5 on the rear.... CSL replicas
  20. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Sorry last post was off my phone so didn't see that yours is a touring. Tourings have a different rear suspension set up which prevents a wider rear wheel being fitted. Yes you can put a wider wheel on and use spacers but it's a fudge and not a proper engineering solution. You will need longer wheel bolts and has the potential to add an eccentric load to the hub/bearing assembly. I want 613 18" as winter set up, to me they look like the 18" equivalent of my 351 wheels as I think there is a bit too much give in the 17" set up I have on my winters but 17" wheels are far more pothole friendly.
  21. Aircons playing up!!!

    Off topic, but what did you do to resolve the vibration at 70mph problem?
  22. Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    Hi drprep, Apologies for deflating your dream, but don't give up on it, never know what the future may hold This is 3drstretch's build thread, some missing pictures due to the photobucket change but there's other pictures later in the thread; Cheers, Dennis!
  23. I have an LCI touring and was used to a staggered setup on the E46 M3, but I think the 18s I have now (not sure what style) are a square setup judging from the tyres mounted. Can a staggered setup go on a touring and what would the benefits be? Less chance of oversteer? Anyone any opinions on what suits best? Love the 351 styling but just very hard to get a clean F11 with EVERY option you want. I settled on the 18s as the car had everything else I wanted and to be fair they are nice, just not as nice.
  24. What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Took the opportunity whilst my front summer wheels are off the car to put another coating of sealant on them to help protect them from the brake dust.
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    •   There is an easier way than removing the panel. Open the door and run a stream of water down the window (on the outside ) for several minutes. Immediately you start, you should see water draining from the door through the drains at the bottom hem. If after a few minutes there is no sign of water on the bottom edge of the trim panel the vapour barrier is tight. If you find any drips at all, the V-B seal has released. It's drips off the trim panel that are just inside the sill cap that get inside and soak the carpet. Since your floor is dry it's almost a certainty you're OK.    The puddle light on the bottom of the trim panel has a "springy" clip on one end and a solid, fixed lug on the other. Push on the light to slide it toward the rear of the door and then try to pivot the front edge downward. If it won't pivot out, try the other direction.   Regards RDL
    • Ha ha! I’m sure he’s typing away right this very second.....   to me it’s the E39 touring rear that spoils it for me, a bit like the first generation X5 they “now” look very old from behind but from front on look good!  Its a personal thing and I hear what your saying!  Like I say, it’s just my opinion     good damn it, I’m now looking for a E90/92 V8 motor (that’s not spun it’s bearings...) to stick in the trusty old girl....  think I’ll  Just get a 335i/d  
    • Thinking an alpina v8 touring and manual conversion would be a nice thing. 
    • Tend to agree Scott though I have a mental list of cars I'd like to build. 
    • i would be happey with just the 65s and the dual exhausts on my touring !    I certainly wouldnt build one .. built a few nice cars over the years ( mainly Ford RS's ) and its the cost that is the pain .. the love of the build keeps you going perhaps but now i am happy with either havng the look ( without an M5 bdage btw ) or letting someone else do all the work and then buy it at a fraction of build cost


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