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    Been turning my ex police E60 full of dents into something that looks half decent. So from this, To this. All dents sorted, M5 look front bumper, M sport rear bumper, carbon wrapped roof, 20" Zito's, Gloss black window surrounds, some different badging just for fun, and a retrimmed headlining in black suede. I need to take more pics really to show off all angles but its shit high at the moment.
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    Inspection 2 day. Can i start by saying 'air filter'. What fucker designed that 747 sized POS? Jeez. Anyway. Oil service, air, microfilter and fuel filter all done. Just both stats and fresh coolant still to do. All pretty simples apart from a seized TX bolt on top of the fuel filter. I had to ram a screwdriver inbetween the filter and holding bracket (as the filter was spinning around the bracket), plus soak the bolt in WD. Only then did it play nicely. Little shit. Old filter was Motaquip which was also an indication that the car had been at least serviced properly at least once Style 69s on. They look awesome. Noticed the car has been treated to new pads all round, and they've been fitted properly. Someone's taken time to dip the wheel bolts in copper grease which shows a respectful level of spannership. Needs rear discs though. Also carried out some smaller jobs. Sometimes these make a huge difference. New number plates, (£11 a pair), new door aperture seal, V8 grilles, working parking sensors, replaced blown third brake light bulb, replaced missing tool kit items. Have removed the sill covers in preparation for some cleaning and rust protection. Other jobs to do: Polish headlight Fit DSP and nav *possibly* fit high obc Replace broken sport arch liners Fit foldies with reverse dip Fit colour coded door and wing trim Pics/evidence of service for next owner:
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    Sellotape it up and it's track ready! As a plus, people will get out your way as they'll assume you don't give a fuck if you crash
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    Great story, apart from the fact you didn't actually tell us how you put it in N or where to find the info.
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    We thought we would arrange another meet this year on Portsdown Hill, however rather than just E28's on the Hill we thought we would make it an All 5 Series Forum meet this time. Saturday 18th June is the day in question. We have been granted the use of the front lawn in front of the Royal Armouries Museum being allowed to park amongst the big guns where we can meet up and admire each other's cars and which can also provides some great photo opportunities. The museum also has some great views over the Solent and the surrounding areas and best of all entry to the museum is free - I'm sure some of you will enjoy a look round the fort and its tunnels as well as the large historic collection of guns. The car park to the museum opens at 8am, so we can arrive and park up from between 8am and 10 am, Mick and myself will be on the gate to direct you onto the front lawn. Address of Royal armouries is: Fort Nelson Portsdown Hill Road Fareham PO17 6AN Linky to Royal Armouries website Add your name below if you are interested in coming. 1. Ordnator 2. E28 Bert 3. Derek (provided i'm not working) 4. JohnH (5 series or not. I just want to sit on a hill.) 5. Guy (E28e) 6. Sharkfan; I can bring a two door E28 (M635CSi) or an E34 Touring - any preferences? 7. URQ, can probably find something that has tax and MoT. 8. Weber magic 9. Steve (GT) 10. Garym535i 11. IHLJEVANS 12. jam172 e28 528i possibly (one sniff of rain and I will be in the e39 oil burner) 13. Captain Beaky - E28 525e 14. Gaza01 - E28 528iSE 15. Hippy 16. HarryA 17.Falcodub 18. Oxo 19. Spice-Boy 20. Mrs Ordnator 21. Abs_83 22.
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    I've been into tracking cars for a good few years now and have an E30 325i for that duty. However, the last few years its remained unloved and left alone as my mate has an E46 330i that has evolved into a seriously good track tool over the last few years with the pair of us working on it in that time turning it from a boggo 330i into the car it is today complete with very nice suspension, brakes, cage and supercharger. Having used that for a while and getting ever used to more powerful cars the E30 just wasn't going to cut it anymore, and whilst umming over what to do and setting myself up for a cheap E36 M3 i fell over this on ebay for similar money to E36, 3.0 cars and had to have it. Yes its had a superficial bump on the front and there's a couple of pin dents down the passenger side but hopefully once sorted out it will become a very capable track toy. Seriously, its been on the ramp and there doesn't appear to be any floor damage, the car drives straight with wheel centred and so after the ring trip next week, repairs will begin in earnest
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    No mate its in the boot. I love how only something like this could happen on a car forum with eagle eyes. The passenger side has gone completely awol and someones asking about a 10 quid lamp holder PMSL!!!!!
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    I have them custom fitted on my E39, my angels are straight at the bottom instead of the full ring. They change / flash / strobe all sorts of colours but I leave them on white or red. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I think I got a bit of a bargain with my e61. It was traded in at my work for £5k off a new hyundai. I bought it for £5008 (because I put some diesel in it when I test drove it.) It's a 2005 535d with 107000 miles and as far as I can see its a top of the range one with pretty much every optional extra. It does have a few faults that I'm slowly working through. Rear looms are knackered so the key only works close to the spoiler and the rear wiper doesn't work. I'm planning on a dpf removal and remap purely for performance gains. But I will be doing a major service and egr, swirl flap and thermostat removal before I get it mapped.
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    Inspected my new windscreen which was fitted during the week. Great job by glass man. Refitted the rear bumper, throttle pedal and cable, and reassembled the headlamp units with new Hella inserts. Planning to get a lot done this bank holiday weekend. £200 Citroen Saxo 1.0 is no substitute.
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    Treated myself to some carbon wrap and some new vacuum pipes, had little luck with the pipes ( do you have to take inlet manifold off?) but got a fair bit done with the wrap!
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    Washed, polished & waxed: Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
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    I'll check in the morning but I'm sure it's in the door latch that's attached to the car, the bit the door attaches itself onto. It has a little micro switch that gets pushed in as the door shuts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I keep looking at the remaps but to be fair standard is plenty quick enough. As for the wheels i had a massive bargain. They were listed on ebay for £280 19" 8.5j and 9.5j et 35 front and rear, i mailed the seller who was a refurbisher who had had these for over a year they were dropped off refurbed and not collected after a year of trying to get owner to collect they sold them on at the cost of the refurb. They are reps of the M3/4 wheels but i dont mind i was going to ditch the RFT's anyway these just changed the time line abit lol. I know a company called cmwheels sells these too aswell as 351 reps.
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    exciting project mate. watching with interest
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    Sounds just right not to loud but a nice burble. Unless you wanted it louder that is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The Spectator organised a debate at the London Palladium last week, with all the big hitters on stage: Nigel Farage, Kate Hoey and Daniel Hannan v Nick Clegg, Liz Fraser and Chukka Umma. Watch with an open mind and decide on the facts presented by both sides. The audience voted at the end. It was a fantastic debate and very entertaining.
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    Yeah, it needs to go back on, it's only just been restored after an accident, near side got t boned, I'll post the rebuild thread
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    Bloody hell Ellis. You got new glasses [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ha yeah you may have a point there lol Just thought the rear light looked funny
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    Earlier in the week my engine crane arrived so i can now prepare the surface before transporting it to the project garage. Its nice to work in comfort. Thanks for your kind offer of hire john, as im pulling engines more and more i figured id buy one. The old damaged engine is now ready for lifting out, and this new donar all ready to be dropped in. All nice and clean.
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    Well bought Jamie, as others have said looking forward to seeing how you get on with it.
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    Confirmed mine had failed after less than a year since it was last replaced. As it was previously done foc, it wasn't covered for 2 years. Claimed on 3rd party warranty which means the current condenser unit is now covered by the 2 year BMW guarantee. I'm sure there's some logic behind that! Just remind me why I run a BMW rather than a Toyota...
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    Good ol' Halfords do a 2-tonne (2000kg) job for £28, but if you want something beefier they do a 2.5 tonne one for £60. If you buy the cheaper one you can get a pair of axle stands too and get both for less than the cost of the 2.5 tonne jack - unless you've got axle stands of course. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
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    Has someone had the lamp holders out the rear?
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    Nice project there, looking forward to seeing. It's progress
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    Put mine back together and drove the bloody thing! Discovered my sunroof has decided to go on strike in the last 8 weeks.
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    You're the yard sweeper on a 100k a year as far as insurance is concerned [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
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    That's a brave buy but it sounds straight and will repair nicely. Looking forward to more... [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using fat fingers and a squint.
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    They are very easy, your headlight are not sealed, you got clips, also don't buy the the remote control type buy the one you can change with your phone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Found this over on PH : http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/e39-5-series-96-04/bmw-5-series-540i-highline-auto-saloon-lhd-incredible-condition-with-ultra-low-mileage/5627682?v=b
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    Today I've stripped, cleaned and re-sealed my passenger side headlight as it was full of water (again!) and then spent many hours helping my mate re-cable his drivers side window regulator and fit coilovers all round to his e46 compact, I know it's not an e39 but still...
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    I clearly didn't search hard enough and inpa I found here BMW Inpa USER MANUAL.pdf - M5board.com
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    Try and catch it from ep1, should be on catch up
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    Absolutely fine, just make sure you copper grease the 'ears' and inside the caliper where the ears sit, to stop it TBH it's best practise to do this with any pad... I do have to say though, the Ferodo DS2500's can squeal a bit, but it depends on the discs as well IMO, blanks are the worse
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    Alaskan weather is crazy. At midnight in the summer it looks like it's about 2pm in the afternoon. Insomniacs hell
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    There's not a massive amount to report at the moment. I'm waiting for the welding to be done so have just been doing small bits. I'm concentrating on the electrics at the moment, when I swapped the door over from the M5 I was breaking I didn't connect all of the wiring. It was a very fiddly job connecting the door loom but I eventually got it. Result is one working door and electric window. The car had got quite damp after standing over winter. This hasn't been kind to the headlining which is sagging in a few places and will need to be glued back up. I spent a day playing with wheels and left all of the doors open so at least it is nicely dried out now. I'm unsure as to which wheels to put on the car. I've ruled out the Rondell 058's because even though they look great they're just not quite right for the car. This leaves me with a choice of M5 M Parras, staggered throwing stars or 17 inch Style 5's. What do you think?
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    All the posts above describe a DPF Regen perfectly. the Regen will not stop if you slow down, it will continue even in traffic or idling right up until you stop the car (and continue the next time you start and get up to temp). The engine does sound course during the regen. Getting a copy of DIS should be the first port of call rather than paying through the nose at the stealers. Measure your own backpressures. £30 odd quid for a cable and software is a massively worhtwhile investment