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  2. donjuan

    E28 m5 timing chain

    Hi Gents, had my m5 for around 5 years now. On 139k. Timing chain not been done to my knowledge. Car going in for inspection 1 shortly. Cam timing chain still be done ? Anyone have any recent experience ? Cost ? Parts availability and specialists who still carry this out? I know you will probably refer me to ML of Phil crouch . Thanks - just wanted to get some opinions before I contact above.
  3. That's a great looking wagon and makes me want to crack on and finish mine... however narrow grille front FTW. If it's finished as well as it looks in the pics then not unreasonably priced IMO. Well spec'd e34's are still a veritable bargain compared with most modern classics of the same era. C.
  4. BarryM

    Jack pads

    Decided I should check my jacking points today after all the horror stories, well I'm delighted to say that both on the driver side are perfect:. Here's the rear one, just a bit of rust where the stupid little mud flap screws in so have painted BH Hydrate 80 all in & around the 2 holes. Thought I'd replace the jack pads as a couple are a bit tired but how do you get them off as that pin in the middle won't shift. TIA
  5. Iain550

    540i one week in advice/help please

    What I was going to say if I had found my link, helped me doing mine
  6. DarkHorse

    Newbie questions

    Possibly someone most likely missed a bent wheel, re-check for inner rim damage/buckle. Edit: otherwise maybe check drive shafts and rubber doughnut coupling.
  7. Binary11

    540i one week in advice/help please

    Thats a fantastic site thankyou very much
  8. Nutty1985

    Newbie questions

    Ahh ok hadn't thought about heat exchanger! Vibration is felt through the car and seats not through steering so I'm thinking it's the rear end
  9. Dotcom1970

    Newbie questions

    lower front control arms will likely be the cause of the 60mph shimmy. as for fuel eco, although you have replaced the main stat, you can bet that the gearbox heat exchanger is fooked as well, leading to overcooling. There is a thread on this forum about how to solve that,
  10. pidgeonpost

    Help please!!

    Probably going to need more details before the gurus on here (not me!) can offer help. Dashboard warnings/gongs? Smoke? Signs of anything nasty or loose under the bonnet? Swirl flaps? Suggest you get codes read too.
  11. whiskychaser

    Davis resigns

    Trump is a populist. You just have to appear to be able to get stuff done. You say you will put your own country's interests first and slag off immigrants. Sound familiar?
  12. MrToad

    2003 E39 525d Sport Touring - Manual

    yes it is
  13. SplitBusVanatic

    2003 E39 525d Sport Touring - Manual

    Is this car still available ?
  14. Nutty1985

    Newbie questions

    Hi all, my first post so be gentle, Bought my first bmw a month ago on a whim. It's a 2005 e61 530d automatic. love the car to bits I bought it as a non runner a few fuses later and a new starter motor and it's a runner! Treated it to the following Full engine service Egr and dpf removal and mapping to suit Full auto transmission fluid change using the correct fluid. New glow plugs And a new thermostat. Engine runs perfectly But after driving her for a bit I have notice a few issues 1: rear and of the car vibrates at speeds above 60mph Had wheels balanced and full 4 wheel.alignment done bit still does it. 2: engine revs surge up and down when at a constant speed but only when using cruise control 3: fuel consumption is appalling Having driven it round town for a few weeks I averaged 28mpg I am now in France and having covered 600miles I have only averaged 29.1 this was at a steady 75mph. Does anyone have any ideas on the above please Many thanks Matt P.s. sorry for the essay
  15. stu08

    Help Centre Air Vent Replacement

    Does anyone have a picture of how the bowden cable is routed? Wondering if I routed it incorrectly...
  16. gaza01

    Build 2

    Went on to change the digital clock to the obc. Thought it would be plug and play but its not. Anyone done this and have any pointers or know of a guide?
  17. gaza01

    Build 2

    First things first was to swap the parcel shelf for one with a rear blind. Also added rear head rests and changed the seat back to one in better condition
  18. TeddyRuxpin

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Notice any difference/improvement in the ride?
  19. gaza01

    Build 2

    Yesterday I picked up this beauty. 88k on the clock, manual, mint interior, full underbody restoration, all new bushes and suspension, lowered on springs, style 5s, new stainless exhaust system, factory brown tint, and the front lip spoiler i've been looking for for ages. The car drives really well and handles so nicely with all the new suspension bits. Couldn't be happier right now.
  20. gaza01

    gaza01 528i build

    So im selling the e28...because i bought another one in much better condition and a manual. The car may be known to you guys. I'll start another thread to log the build progress. So this thread is now closed.
  21. Drivers side E70 Rear Radius Rod 33326770980 Mine has a split and can't seem to find a used one. Price including delivery please. cheers Rich
  22. Andrew S

    Anyone polished their screen?

    Anyone polished their screen on the satnav? I have a few marks that I would like to polish out and have a clearer screen but reluctant to mist it up by using something too abrasive. Anyone had a go?
  23. jake13

    Davis resigns

    A leader is a reflection of the people, sadly the amoebas are in the majority.
  24. stu08

    Help Centre Air Vent Replacement

    According to Realoem the part number for the bowden temperature control cable is: 64118364008 The part number on the bowden temperature control cable attached to my unit is: 64118391800
  25. BFleming

    Hi from suffolk

    Matt, post up some pictures. What issues do you have? This forum is a great resource, so no doubt someone on here can help you out. Welcome!
  26. BFleming

    He from Edinburgh

    Welcome Ed. Picture are required, post some up of the E60 when you get a chance.
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    • Hi Gents,   had my m5 for around 5 years now. On 139k. Timing chain not been done to my knowledge. Car going in for inspection 1 shortly. Cam timing chain still be done ? Anyone have any recent experience ? Cost ? Parts availability and specialists who still carry this out? I know you will probably refer me to ML of Phil crouch . Thanks - just wanted to get some opinions before I contact above.     
    • That's a great looking wagon and makes me want to crack on and finish mine... however narrow grille front FTW.   If it's finished as well as it looks in the pics then not unreasonably priced IMO. Well spec'd e34's are still a veritable bargain compared with most modern classics of the same era.   C.
    • Decided I should check my jacking points today after all the horror stories, well I'm delighted to say that both on the driver side are perfect:.   Here's the rear one, just a bit of rust where the stupid little mud flap screws in so have painted BH Hydrate 80 all in & around the 2 holes.     Thought I'd replace the jack pads as a couple are a bit tired but how do you get them off as that pin in the middle won't shift.   TIA 
    • What I was going to say if I had found my link, helped me doing mine
    • Possibly someone most likely missed a bent wheel, re-check for inner rim damage/buckle.    Edit: otherwise maybe check drive shafts and rubber doughnut coupling.  


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