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    E34 535i Sport

    And Shiny
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    I have always purchased a sun glasses holder form BMW for my previous cars, having no where to put sun glasses in my F11 I decided to do some searching as BMW at the moment do not do any thing apart from a sun visor holder thing where you can put your glasses. The first set I bought was a complete con and I got a full refund through Amazon Then this came up on ebay, I purchased a set and they arrived several days ago, I fitted them last night and they are a perfect fit, no issues with the clips that hold every thing in and will hold a large pair of glasses. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302126809447?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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    E34 535i Sport

    Hi All, As some of you are already aware I recently took delivery of a 535i Sport Auto in Diamond Schwartz with some nice options Unfortunately at some point in the past the electric leather was swapped out for manual but no matter, Steven still has the Liquidken grey Memory leather which will be recoloured and reconditioned to suit. So some pictures of the last decade of grime and vegetation. Which was tackled in the usual manner... Leaving this... Placed a battery on and the engine cranks over just fine, decanted the interior and boot, had a cursory scrub/hoover and took stock of what’s missing and in need of attention. So the jobs list I can see so far: Purchase: Source B35 Air flow meter Source steering column surround Source 95aH Battery Source front sill section repair panel drivers side and jacking reinforcement Source Manual conversion kit – Tims to the rescue! Order Front bumper tow eye cover – Ordered Replace front Screen Replace headlining Replace Door body seals Replace dash – Slightly warped... Servicing: Inspect Engine valve clearances Inspect Engine compression values Inspect oil spray bar and clean Change oil, flush and replace Add coolant to system and bleed Free off sunroof track cables and lubricate – remove headlining and heat gun the tubes??? Inspect Aircon system- this was converted to R134a in the past but no doubt at least some of the seals are now shot after a decade of inactivity... Function test Fuel pump and supply, replace or flush through fuel system All input welcome
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    Any plumbers on here need advice

    Yup; sounds fair enough prices However, I'd personally remove all the silicone to make sure a proper job has been done before the new stuff is applied! A bit faffy, but worth doing right, first time around IMO
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    Sounds o.k as you are really paying for the guys time. He has to drive out to your house, do the job then drive away again, he has got to earn his crust somehow. Just make sure he fills the bath first before sealing it. That way when you fill it with water the sealant won't come away as the bath moves slightly when it is loaded up, although sealant should beable to have an amount of flex in it and still seal properly.
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    Any plumbers on here need advice

    Depends on location, but I'd say it was very reasonable
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    I'm no plumber but personally I'd be very happy with those prices. The sink will likely require some readjustment of the hot and cold pipes and the waste - may even need a new waste depending on age and condition. Silicon removal and resealing, £35 is exactly what my daughter paid a guy to do her bath. You've got to be talking at least a couple of hours labour I'd gave thought. [emoji4] When you think that a BMW dealership will want £90 to lift the bonnet....! Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
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    Any plumbers on here need advice

    I'm no plumber but personally I'd be very happy with those prices. The sink will likely require some readjustment of the hot and cold pipes and the waste - may even need a new waste depending on age and condition. Silicon removal and resealing, £35 is exactly what my daughter paid a guy to do her bath. You've got to be talking at least a couple of hours labour I'd gave thought. [emoji4] When you think that a BMW dealership will want £90 to lift the bonnet....! Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
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    E34 535i Sport

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    Actually it isn't about speeding alone These people with 12+ licences will have a mix of all sorts of driving failures under their belt, Speeding and Mobile Phone use probably being the biggest, then Vehicle Condition, Lack of Insurance etc. Frankly we are so much safer on the roads here even with these Cock Wombles making life riskier for the rest of us! Every time I watch one of those Russian based Crash Fests on pooh tube I realise that there is often a clear and persistent lack of higher brain function in some parts of the world that make even our worst drivers look like saints.
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    Onging battery drain issues

    Hi Tarby , Sorry for not responding but i think i'm on another forum with similar issues and replied . Yeah , the car gad been with the garage almost 2 weeks now . I got a call from them yesterday to say that they had exhasuted all avenues and diagnostics , wiring diagrams etc and all consumers / wiring fine and no issues but the drain was still present and sizeable as it would at times exceed an ampere ! They hinted at the possibility of a tracker installed and asked if i knew about this . This was news to me as i had not been told by the supplying dealer that one had been fitted . I contacted the dealer , who seemed vague and bored and plugged the reg into his computer and presto -nothing ! . So , i got the previous owner details from the log and sought a phone number but ex-directory and then thought he may have a company or so and voila ! , after a more browsing of sites i got a number and called up the company . After a brief laugh , the secretary pit me through to him and he told me that one had been fitted by a company called Tracker . Having thanked him for his help and shared a story about his M5 which he had pranged and wanted to off load it with 20k miles , i hung up . Then called Tracker with his details and my woeful story , and the nice man looked up the old reg but no tracker so i asked if the guy's new vehicle and old are linked accounts , and it turned up . Happens that a digit on the VIN was wrong on his database . He told about the location and the issues with older non replaceable battery devices and how they can drain and kill batteries . Called up garage and found in minutes , disconnected . Today , got a call saying all is well and discharge issue resolved but would like to keep patient for another 24 hours to be 100% sure , so no problem . Apparently , after 5 years the battery dies , and the tracker draws on the car battery and this in turn also switches other devices on so draining the battery . This may also explain increased interference on the radio -FM and DAB say the garage . If the seller had told the dealer , and left paperwork to show tracker fitment , it would have saved hours and £££ in costs not to mention the stress and grief caused . Thank you , and i hope that this helps other who may have a tracker that is nearing the end of its useful life ?
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    No points at the moment but have had 3-6 points on and off over the years. Whenever I have been caught speeding it's been driving my E34, there is something about that car, I find it very difficult to behave in it.
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    lol I've done c20-30k miles per year for the past 25 years so I feel I'm on a roll, pure luck on many occasions but I do drive to the conditions/area. I'd be lying to say I religiously stick to the limits but I'm always aware of my surroundings.
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    ^Yeah you are probably right. Someone once said, if you like a gamble, stick £50 in an envelope and post it to yourself.
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    None ever in over 40 years I work diligently to keep a clean licence. Just think if everyone behaved there would be almost no need to buy insurance and we could all have loads of cars to choose from 60 points is really taking the piss he must have a really good lawyer. I wonder if these figures reflect all the toe rags without licences, or insurance, or Mot in un-roadworthy cars that when finally caught just get a slap on the wrist from the judges an told "you naughty boy don't do it again"
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    Dave Ett

    Thoughts/opinions on the E39 528i

    My 528 touring is on 275000 miles now. Cam cover weeps oil, but not enough to bother changing the gasket. Engine has never been apart. New water pump and radiator about 100,000 miles ago. Averages 25 mpg on 15 mile commutes, partly in town. Can't bring myself to get rid - for the money, nothing is better.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Since the cars been pretty solid through winter with no issues, got the winters off and treated it to a new set of Goodyear eagle f1 asym 3's [emoji106]
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    Sending Parcels, courier recommendations

    iPost works well for me... Never let us down
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    Keep losing time.

    I think you have one weak cell in the battery. I've seen this before. If you monitor the voltage at start up you'll see a huge dip where the cell voltage collapses. That's what resets the time. The battery will keep going for a bit then completely fail instantly when that cell totally gives up.
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    Truck photos.

    This is Marks rig at Volvo Broxburn before the graphics went on.
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    Truck photos.

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    Truck photos.

    Just come across this pic of my old outfit,i,m on the front door with my pal Mark behind
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    E34 520i Touring Daily Project

    Update time Gone for the carpet bomb approach with the front suspension/steering and am hoping this little lot will cure my shimmy issues for good! I've also sold the TDS finally! I did a couple of little jobs to tidy up the black interior swap such as remounting the head unit, refixing down the wood trim around the gearstick and fitting the little net pocket on the passenger side of the trans tunnel Then I made a start on my cruise control retrofit as all the bits arrived Made a quick start on getting the stalk mounted and wired in, thankfully my car was pre-wired for CC despite being a lowly 520i! The bit I've been having trouble with is fitting the actuator under the bonnet, the one I've got came with a bracket on it for an M30 application where my car is an M50 so I've had to make up a bit of plate to make it work This was my first attempt Looked good until I tried to close the bonnet haha I've made a start on a Mk2 bracket, which goes right up close to the airbox and will copy the layout of the proper M50 mount Also I got the Sports seats fitted in the front Which I am currently loving! Next jobs are: Book it in at the garage to have the front suspension bits sorted, finish the cruise retrofit, do an oil and filter change, and 'persuade' the BBS RT's to split
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    Truck photos.

    Big merc little merc. Which ones got the most BHP though? [emoji1]
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    Truck photos.

    I,m meant to be losing my spare tyre,not adding to it