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  1. 5 points
    So after our ‘ who runs older cars as dailys ‘ I thought I would share my sons … He is 17 passed his test in October but wasnt really into the small euro box style cars that were about for younger drivers so he piled his savings into running his first car and had an Astra Sri X pack .. nice car, went well but still lacked the individual element as every other car on the road is an Astra so I had a Daytona Violet Compact 318Ti tucked away so after 6mths driving he was able to get it insured so now he is happy …or is he lol .. well he is but he is on the modifying path but give him his due he only like parts that are in keeping with the car .. no ricer junk ! So it went from 16” 5 spokes to a set of staggered M3 Evo Contours .. nice wheel but then he got a set of staggered BBS Rc 41/ 42s .. I think these look quite classy on it . Next up was a M3 style front lip to the bumper .. it already had the mesh fitted so that just finished it off Pair of bilsteins for the rear , new upgraded discs and pads too. Has an AC Schnitzer exhaust with letterbox tail pipe fitted by Andy Everett, nice touch so that stays , nice sound too. Going forward it has a few chips and a couple of bubbles on rear arch , this will all get done and the roof is getting painted along with a new sunroof seal for the summer shows ..some pics
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  3. 4 points
    A simple wash & towel dry; alloys waxed and buffed too:
  4. 4 points
    Followed by a polish, wax and a few photos by the old engine shed in town...
  5. 4 points

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    And finally got the wheels on. I think I like them. Getting used to the new look. Takes time I guess...!
  6. 4 points

    Fill for life lies

    If a dealer said good morning to me I'd check outside first.
  7. 3 points
    Ordinarily, these things tend not to be mentioned, but, this thread is exactly used so that new threads don't get wasted listing smaller matters. I turned notifications off for that reason really, but still visit the site daily to pick and choose what I read. Simple. Also, we are a really friendly bunch on here. So much better than many other forums I have visited and binned off very quickly due to the abuse etc. I personally have no issues with reading what anybody considers news in this thread. It makes us what we are. Finally, there is always the off button.
  8. 3 points
    R44M BM

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Picked up my car from Chapman Detailing.. feels like the car has just come out of the showroom in 2002
  9. 3 points
    R44M BM

    Carbon Black ///M5

    Another minor update! dropped off my car last week to Chapman Detailing I saw his interior a few months ago where he dyed his seats which brought life back to the interior. The previous owner did a poor job of dyeing his seats and I knew Tony was the best man for the job! His unit is in Surrey, fully secure and Tony has a slight case of OCD so I knew he was going to do a good job! Seats and door cards were removed, cleaned, treated, dyed and protected... I was like a kid at christmas when I was collecting the car.. I will let the pictures do the talking!
  10. 3 points

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I personally think the E39 was the pinochle of BMW design! If they still made them I’d have a brand spanking new one sat outside my house! Its example’s like yours that make me regret getting rid of mine, and mine was a P.O.S compared to yours..... Theres something about the paint on the E39 that makes them stand out from other cars (BMW’s included) well done you! That’s a stunning example and I’m not going to look at ones for sale now..... Still not keen on the square rear plate and the boot lid though, but like I said on another thread, that’s my personal opinion and if you said to me “Mr jay, do you want my car”? The boot lid wouldn’t put me off saying yes..... You twat! Now I am going to see what’s available.....
  11. 3 points
    R44M BM

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    F10 Gearknob and a new steering wheel fitted thanks to royal steering wheels
  12. 3 points

    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    Yep bodyshop started digging today and unearthed a dodgy previous repair Background - in 2013 the car had work done by Oxford Crash Repair in Cowley - stone chips, bumpers, rear balance rust etc - but also including a repair to the sill where an over zealous tyre fitter had locally bent the sill around the jack pad. Cutting it open we found the original bent sill still under there with a new sill section welded over the top/ground down/stonechipped/sprayed. The new metal added had not been treated with cavity wax/rustproofer/anything on the inside and where the original sill had been damaged it’d lost its paint. The jacking pad was sika-flexed in place... So it’s festered in peace for 5 yrs before breaking through. Luckily salvation is here in the form of a much more trustworthy bodyshop. Exhaust, prop, fuel tanks, brake lines all coming out as we speak, to chase every last bit of rust out and sort.
  13. 3 points
    Matthew Ashton

    Fill for life lies

    Not sure where you're information comes from but the BMWs in the US have the same condition based servicing as here in the UK. The gearbox is equipped with a life long oil filling and the engine oil change interval is the same as here. The forums over there are filled with similar comments to ours where the recommendation is to replace engine oil at least once in-between the BMW scheduled changes and the gearbox oil to be changed between 60 - 80k miles as per ZF's recommendation. Their coolant, again, the same as ours, stated as not requiring change for the lifetime of the car. Whether one chooses to adhere to these schedules is another thing. I've read many stories from US based forums and in particular with the N63 v8 engine failing. I don't see this consumer protection you refer to and BMW's response has been similar to over here in the UK where there are goodwill payments in some circumstances for the repairs. I'd love to see some evidence of this. If no evidence, it is a sweeping statement, you think there are no corrupt politicians in the US? I do wonder sometimes why people buy one brand or another if this is the kind of sentiment. I don't spend time on other manufacturer forums as I only have BMW cars at the moment so don't know how those owners feel, but from time to time I see the BMW bashing posts being made and wonder why people drive the cars if BMW are such crooks.
  14. 3 points

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Mine had a little run out to a local show today and also it's first wash in weeks; And then a bird shat on it.......
  15. 3 points
    Petrols warm up far quicker.
  16. 3 points
    I always thought petrol warmed up quicker than derv partly due to them being less efficient than diesel so more wasted heat... or something.
  17. 3 points
    The replacement seat, which I will clean up, fit the arm rest, and have looking like new :
  18. 3 points
    That's a hell of a milk round .
  19. 3 points
    I remember you too Fezzy, how many weeks are you keeping the 330d for?
  20. 3 points

    Sorry and message for Steve

    Dthanks for those comments, well getting around a little better. Linda is great been here with me for the last two months. Makes us both happy to be together again
  21. 2 points
    Had a quote from Sussex auto to replace the gearbox for £1893+VAT which doesn't seem unreasonable to me
  22. 2 points

    Toll transponder position?

    Never mentioned snowflake and nowt up with flower pal; I'm from Lancashire. It's all in our lingo
  23. 2 points

    I bought it - Lexus GS 450h! :)

    Hi Vlady, I recently moved from 5er to lexus and got a gs450h. Before getting it I had dilemma about these whether these will be as gd as a BMW but since a I got it, it has washed away all my dilemmas. So far I m very happy with my purchase, I can echo about the dealer experience. I appreciate that for some still it is not as good as a BMW but tbh it is massively underrated car and will perform if not better, equally to any German rival n leave them to dust with features that come with it as standard. If you decide to go for one, please ensure to get it thoroughly checked n where possible get a extended warranty from Lexus as well. Mine is 07 model but still has enough poke in it to put quite a few car to shame.... Re the fuel economy the best I had is 42mpg and mostly getting 35mpg in city driving. Bear in mind it's a 3.5 V6 engine accompanying the hybrid system. Combined with petrol n hybrid system we are looking for approx 349bhp, relying only on petrol will result in approx 292 bhp.
  24. 2 points
    Today was a day for removing and refitting bits of trim, carpet, insulation and the like in order to remove the cable for the old Sony CD changer, and fit the BMW one so I can fit the changer to suit the BMW Business head unit. Its all all done now, but in order to fit this changer I’m going to need some brackets, which I don’t have and am struggling to find. I also need to find a power source - I had a look today but couldn’t see anything obvious. CAN ANYONE HELP WITH THIS? Pic of the player and connections below. I fitted the new new plastic bumper trims today, and they are a big improvement. They are not OEM, but they are inexpensive, and as far as I can see, just as good. I have removed the instrument cluster, and will be packing it off to have it refurbished, as the mileage was starting to fade, and the gear position indicator is unreadable most of the time. I should have it back for next weekend. I got got my spare wheel back from the refurbishers, so I put that back where it belongs, and finally, I have a working glove box torch! This has been refurbished with new batteries and converted to LED. Can’t believe what I spent on that - in fact I’m not going to fess up!!
  25. 2 points