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  1. Update !! My friend, the original owner who did all the modifications, has bought this car back now. I'll get him to come and discuss on here.
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  2. A full winter protection treatment to protect all the new paintwork after the respray. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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  3. Me too. Stunning car. Now, pop it back in the garage where it belongs, before it gets damp!
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  4. Well done Jayman..... Oh.. Back to the leaning 3 series... It will be weak springs when you was fat....
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  6. I've just read the whole DW thread from start to finish. This car is worth its weight in time and effort alone! You along with one other member on here have gone onto my list of people that take it above and beyond the call of "Clean & Maintained" I haven't managed to get on my own list yet! Credit to you and GLWS!
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  8. Here are some pics of my efforts so far. Bit of a plunge for me as I am certainly no pro sprayer but I can neither leave it to rust again or afford it to be done else where so. There were some pretty major scratches along both sides of the car so I have gone about removing the lot. Work in progress.
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  9. There are just four rhd facelift B10 V8S Tourings, of which Greenelektas is the last and probably the most stunning, and just four rhd facelift B10 V8 Tourings, of which mine is the last.
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  10. Got some photos done by someone who knows what they are doing, got this one so far still waiting on the rest.
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  11. Liking the look of this e34 535i/5 Sport on e31 18" Alpina Classics... Maybe a little low for UK roads but looks awesome IMO http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81359 C.
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  12. My great grandfather used to fire A4s, drove n2s and latterly cl31s iirc. Dad has some pictures somewhere though none as atmospheric as those posted.
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  13. My feet have just thawed out.... Plastic or not todays office is much more pleasant...
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  14. Great stuff mate, must dig some of mine out... Oh heck, just found a self-portrait from the archives.....
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  15. Fantastic !!! I found my self pressing brake when watching it lol .
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  16. More miles but a beauty. 2001 E39 530d Sport Auto, Stamford PE9, £3,750 ono (incl. extras!) http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/index.php?/topic/116880-2001-E39-530d-Sport-Auto%2C-Stamford-PE9%2C-%C2%A33%2C750-ono-%28incl%2E-extras%21%29 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  17. Finally got a Loco' with a cradle in a few weeks ago, drove from Bristol Parkway up to Hereford with TRAPS running and i thought it was brilliant. It's really helpful getting your diagrams sent to it too and it will be even better when they get the infonet up on it as well. Still prefer the WON in paper form though, much easier to find things. Yes, you're correct, had Steve at AD Junction. Thanks Paul, will do.
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  18. Hi Jamie, There's now a pretty good range of upgrades you can do, these in order are; 1. Upgrade just the standard front speakers to a full upgraded set of speakers. These are plugnplay and drop in fitment (although you might have to trim a little of the oem underseat woofer frame. Lots of choice and recommended retail pricing is from £330 for a set of the MTX's. http://www.talkaudio.co.uk/index.php/index.html/_/features/news/bmw%E2%80%99s-speakers-beaten-by-mtx-offering-r1911 There's similar choices from MBQuart, Rockford Fosgate, Focal, Hertz, Ground Zero and Earthquake who do just the underseat subs in case you wish to choose your own midrange and tweeter drivers. This speaker upgrade makes the 'best' of the oem amplifier and do sound significantly better. 2. Same as above, once the upgraded speakers are fitted, you add an amplifier to drive them with more control and power and they'll sound really very good indeed! 3. If you wish to have excellent music reproduction and wish to choose other speakers and subwoofers which can be made to fit (as they won't be drop in replacements) then you can go the mObridge sound processor route. These units are excellent quality and also have the added advantage of retaining the parking sensor sounds and other oem sounds. For this level, and also a general chat, please speak to Richard at Hybrid Audio UK http://store.hybrid-audio.uk/ - he's one of the best in the UK for quality audio upgrades and is an award/competition winner too. He used to post often here, but since going for the higher end of car audio, he's involved with HAT and usually on the Talkaudio forum It really depends on what you'd like to achieve SQ wise, so I'd suggest going the 1,2 and 3 route above if you find you want better performance. There are processors from the likes of Cache, AudioControl, the JL Cleansweep (theres a new all in one unit newly released too) in case you wish to look at this route. Your budget level will also be a consideration. Cheers, Dennis!
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  19. Oooosh Thats a bit fattist !! Us more portly gents just have bigger bones,or is gland problems ? Or is it chipandpieitis ?
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  20. Sure. It's been mentioned above. He asked if the swirl flaps issue is on the same engine that has a high rate of chain failures. At least that's what I've understood. Sorry for the confusion though
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  22. Thanks. Template used, letter sent, recorded delivery today
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  25. Great video, love it! I have only been once on a '98 R1 and absolutely loved the place. I vowed one day I'd go back in a car but so far I've not made it.......yet! I have been driving it for years on gran turismo and have some pretty impressive times so I'm very ready [emoji4]
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  26. Nope, no warnings. At night time. Sorry about the lens flare, don't have a night mode on my phone camera.
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  27. The mtec discs I've got are pretty good a little noisier than oem but nothing major, the bite from cold is really good. I think the pads could be better, may look at getting ds2500 next time although I'm not sure who supplies them for the 535d.
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  28. The system blows fresh air into exhaust manifold only with cold engine to make the cats heat up faster. Can be deleted.
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  29. Bleed screw M10 x 1,0. CLICK Some copper grease on the threads (not on sealing surface) of bleed screw when installed will prevent it seizing.
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  31. Leaving the 'ring after a few wet laps, amazingly still in one piece!
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  32. 2 litres will see you right, most bottles have a kind of small extendable "hose" that comes out of the bottle as you pull the top off but if not then yes a small hose will suffice. My comment about the gearbox itself wan't aimed in a way to say "get out and get it sorted" but rather to say that IMO you'd simply be spending x amount of money on new parts that won't really address the issue, and if it bothered you that much then perhaps put that money towards the cost of having the box looked at or a second hand one. Notchiness per se especially when cold is pretty standard fayre for all bmw's and certainly the E39 M5, but as pointd out, any short shifter by nature will exacerbate the effort needed to shift and this the notchiness in a trade off for a shorter movement of gearstick, so if its the feel you are concerned about a SSK won't help but actually worsen that. NOt related to the reverse issue but what will help the notchiness is more weight behind the shifting assembly, so a weighted knob like the F10 M5 gearknob will assist in the feel, and becasue the knob is shorter and nothing is changed in the linkage side of things, you will get a slightly reduced throw with no drawbacks. Also the F10 knob is illuminated so you will retain that. Next stage if you want more assistance would be a weighted selector rod from the likes of UUC or you can kind of do this cheaply yourself and remove you old selector rod (the horizontal one that goes from gearstick to gearbox) and wrap a heavy guage solder around it, then tape it on nice and tight. This will increase the weight of the rod and provide you with more assistance with no drawbacks.
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  33. Follow the guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/raising-concerns/ There is a template letter to use - make the complaint in writing. This is a serious breach
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  34. Good to know! If this falls through at least I have options. The discs are not an issue – I’ll replacing them with the mtec dimpled and grooved. Half the price!
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  35. Look on realoem.com Should give you a good idea
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  36. Well worth doing if you want the experience. You can pull the piston out with a grip or devise some method to use a tyre inflator at a fuel station if necessary. The caliper bore should be spotlessly clean. Use meths or a dedicated brake cleaner. Any traces of corrosion shoud be removed with a super fine paper, the idea being to not remove material from the bore(or piston) The tricky part is getting the outer dust seal to seat in position correctly. A few attempts may well be necessary. If refurbing, now is the time to paint them if desired. You need something hard wearing and strong. Powder coating is an option but whatever system you use, protect against contamination when bleeding. Take the bleed nipples with you as a pattern when purchasing.
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  37. Holy shit what a hit that was !!! Hope your OK ..nice car but just a car ..well being is more important ... Get it home somehow and get as much of it as you can
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  38. If you can get it home rather than in a yard I'd start there. Your in a better position if not incurring storage charges.
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  40. Shit. Sad times. Just read through this entire thread. Then get to that ending. Sorry to see that. Lovely car.
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  41. I just got them fro my local motor factors. Just quote the part number above & you should be sorted. jr
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  42. Future classics, ie worth something in 5-10-20 years time.. The idea is to keep it dry stored and mint condition without putting miles on it.. What ever drifters are using.. Nissan S13/S14 - R32 Skylines... Some of the old Datsuns are pretty cool and achievable on your budget, but they'll never be as valuable as stuff like god damn Escorts.. E36.. Give it a few more years and drifters would have killed 99% of them.. If you could get an M3 for £3k you'd be doing well, but they'll be like E30 M3s one day.. Might be worth looking for very low mileage, individual or Alpina 325/328 sport, something slightly more rare than the standard sport.. Supra/Soarer Twin Turbo ones only.. You'll do very well to find a mk4 twin turbo for less than £5-6k now.. Soarers have gone crazy in the last year, Iv broken 20 odd of them over the last 3-4 yrs, used to buy them for as little as £300, now you'll struggle to find an auto for less than £3k, manuals are £5k..
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  43. Fitted new pollen filters - Mann filters from ECP, £18.98 the pair and a ten minute job. Not that there's much pollen around at the moment. Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
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  44. Cool editing app called enlight lets you do snaps like that. I've done f all to the car. It's sat for 3 weeks waiting on parts n garage to open. Gonna be end of month before it hits the road again.
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  45. This is mine. Facelift is best, good luck finding one
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  46. A foot pump with the tapered football adaptor will blow it out.
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  47. Yes mate, technically Barton Hill, but can remotely book on at Avonmouth and Stoke Gifford (Bristol Parkway) too. I'm a "boil in the bag" just coming up to 2 years on the company now, i was one of the last lot of trainee's "off the street", started Jan 06 2014. Count myself really lucky as i can't see that happening again for a while. We've been assured that we are safe too, there's a new incinerator about to open at Avonmouth, and there's going to be a lot of work associated with Hinkley Point when that gets under way.
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  48. Mine does the same thing, must be another common little niggle! All I do is wd40 the cylinder with the boot open and keep pushing it back and forwards through the boot lid liner and it loosens it up. Not helpful to you I know but I will be interested to see what someone says on fixing it... Is there not a spring in there to pop it back?
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  49. Haha fair point !! I have never had my car dyno'd since I supercharged it with the meth injection filled and running with the 3 jets as designed. I also bought a brand new supercharger as the original one basically died on me. The new one was WAY better than my original which lasted from 2010 July to 2013 May. The replacement one was right and allowed me to pull way better. My car does not have a stock ESS Kit. It has a custom supercharger pulley pushing out close to 9.5 PSI (as opposed to the stock 6/6.5 PSI ESS setup) Custom made CCV system with pumps the in cylinder drag inducing crank case gases out (designed by the previous owner of M5 in this thread). Straight through Exhaust system with custom made manifolds. Aquamist Meth Injection setup. Few other tweaks to make sure heat/charge from unwanted SC gases are not recirculated through the engine again etc etc My car is pretty much identical to the car for sale in this thread. Same ECU Map too. We pushed things pretty hard and with a high Methanol Concentration injection I would easily say it ran well over 650HP, as proved by the car in the thread. The 640 HP is an estimate but quite a well derived one and I'd also say a conservative one at that.. I am definitely not one for an intercooled E39 M5 though. I made my points quite clear on the 'other' forum and actually got almost banned as one of the moderators was a mate of Raza's. We had several arguments about Air to Air Vs Air to Water Vs Meth Etc Etc. Unfortunately in a predominantly US forum, if a moderator was mates with a Tuner. you as the humble ordinary member...get F£$%ed ! Nonetheless there are ESS S/C cars that make well over 625 HP with Meth and no Air to Air intercooling. Check out the other forum. My car is awaiting a full on engine rebuild at the moment and when that's done, albeit without any Air to Air Intercooler, it will be pushing on close to 800 BHP. I will get it dyno'ed for bragging rights .....but for me its all about how it feels on the road and performs. My M5 pre engine rebuild would readily spin up its rear wheels in 3rd gear in a straight line, in the dry and make fun of F10 M5s and R8 V10s all day long. My good friend has a stock 2013 GTR. From 60 MPH in 3rd I literally leave him for dead. I am currently running-in my new M6 Gran Coupe, and when I get bored with it. I will be throwing some money at it to get it super quick too, but I will never ever sell my E39 M5. Best saloon car ever made I reckon
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  50. The Front Fell off the Ship. This is another old one I know but very funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM
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