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  1. 2 points

    Found oil

    it's a sign that the dilithium crystals canna take it captain...
  2. 2 points
    New stat, water pump and belts fitted... All bang on as it should be now; runs at the right temp and needle is where it should be! Rear wheels re-balanced and new valves fitted; this was what was causing the wobbling at speed All underneath checked over, all bushes/srms/links/ball-joints/prop shaft,bearing and donut checked and all is is very good condition Needs another wash now the rains leaving sand all over the show... Bloody dark cars!!!
  3. 2 points
    Put the hsd's on at last. Back needs to come down a little. Full alignment tomorrow. Will lowering the rear another 5mm require another alignment? Or maybe raise the front a bit. Would love to go lower but reality needs to take control!
  4. 1 point
    Who be Interested in purchasing either of these looms to assist you when upgraded your seats to comfort/contours or just heated seats ready for next winter. All original BMW connections used. Wire of correct sizing and covered with overbraid to protect it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 1 point

    The killing$ of tony Blair

    Anybody watched this on Netflix? I knew it was going to be about slagging him off but have put off watching it because I thought I already knew how despicable he is. How wrong was I? It seems I didn't know the half of it! I now am thinking of him as one of the most disgusting human beings in all time and pray that he does live to see time at her majesties pleasure one day. Well done to George Galloway for standing up and telling it like it is.
  6. 1 point

    E39 540i Misfire Rough Running

    I've fixed a couple of vacuum leaks (manifold gaskets, and broken pipe). I've replaced the PCV valve which was cracked. And it all made no difference. I've done about 5 vacuum tests and my local Indy has done a smoke test. So I'm pretty sure it's not a vacuum leak even though the symptoms suggest that. Ive even checked the cam timing and that's ok. Ive measured the ignition timing with a stobe and it was in the ball park for a Ford v8 (couldn't find any details of M62 timing) it also advanced with revs. Thanks again. There's no stupid ideas or obvious posts. As it's got to be something.
  7. 1 point

    Auto Gearshifter

    Well it is all finished and in the car I'm proud of the job that I did Just goes to show what you can achieve with a rattle can my first ever attempt, I'm not sure of the colour now that its done ,but pleased that I did it none the less all views welcome please
  8. 1 point

    The killing$ of tony Blair

    But the other sister is pretty fit and doesn't much care for her brother in law.
  9. 1 point

    The killing$ of tony Blair

    He chose the right sister ... The one that turns the blind eye and is blinkered by money.
  10. 1 point

    London Taxi in Florida

    So that's where Stephen Fry left his cab....
  11. 1 point

    The killing$ of tony Blair

    I shall seek it out and watch it... I'm not a supporter of capital punishment but for Blair, I shall make an exception.. Hell, I'd volunteer to throw the switch for free.
  12. 1 point

    Air Cleaner Element

    MANN Filters are also excellent quality
  13. 1 point
    Only in America! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39587853
  14. 1 point
    Reckon there are a few others on the roads who probably went to the YouTube School of Motoring. [emoji4] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  15. 1 point

    Side View Camera Failure

    Sorted thank Matthew
  16. 1 point
    I've got the panel with the heated seats switches above the legendary e39 cup holders and obviously the heated seats fitted. If I bought your loom. What else do I need to do to get 'em going ? Cheers.
  17. 1 point

    F10/11 microfilters

    Fitted them today - easy job - to be fair the ones that came out were not too bad so will leave the new ones in for 2 years. I tend to regularly clean leaves and rubbish out from under the wipers when the bonnet is up. About £100 saved!
  18. 1 point
    The Situation

    Air Cleaner Element

    Bloody glad you're on here to reply on a regular!!! I checked the service book and I was mistaken last time air filter was changed was actually 2 years/10k miles ago. Oil was changed also Prior to that 4 years/23k miles ago oil and air filter was changed also. So would you recommend to change again as been done twice over 4 years with oil change as well on both times? Also are ECP parts ok for both these filters or OEM??? Thanks again.
  19. 1 point

    Audi A7 quattro

    I was under the impression it drew inspiration from the Coupe-S not some ugly gerk
  20. 1 point

    Dell Latitude D410 Laptop

    And great bit of kit for the price Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
  21. 1 point

    Dell Latitude D410 Laptop

    No meant I'm not selling mine but never use it Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
  22. 1 point
    I would certainly if doing the mod. No plans to at the moment though - still in the quandary if to keep my current 39 (petrol) or go diesel again.
  23. 1 point

    Itching for a new car

    Why not get an E46 M3? You get the whole package then. Kept in good nick they'll appreciate as well.
  24. 1 point

    Quarry Motors

    Even if you bought their most basic package at £4k+VAT, it's going to be a minimum of £8k spent before it's in the car.
  25. 1 point

    Is this worth it?

    This could be debated until the cows come home. It's a car for less than a grand. It's a chance that the buyer takes and it doesn't matter if it's German, Japanese or Martian! My E39 is coming up to 18 years old this summer. I wouldn't get four figures for it despite it being a two owner car with complete history since day one. I wants for nothing but is worth what might be considered to be 'shed' money. As said above by Duncan, if the vibe is good and the car is straight, go for it. I expect that everyday people are spending thousands on newer cares that turn out to be complete money pits and dog's dinners. We are talking £900 here. Make an offer of £700...!
  26. 1 point

    E60 M5 LCI upgrade

    Here you go!! this guys cables are best out there: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282366538019 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 1 point
    I recently read a very good post written by Mr Vanos covering this. Apparently ARP bolts can be used in the M5, and certainly do no harm, however he said that the standard ones are more than up to the job and have proven themselves to be reliable even in superchanged applications. ARP do not list the E39 M5 however, the M3 ones are the correct length, pitch etc so they are used for those who insist on them. The post is on his FB page if you are interested to read the full write up.
  28. 1 point
    Reverse and Rear Fog lights have incandescent bulbs not LED.
  29. 1 point

    new pics

    and another
  30. 1 point
    This gives all of the ride heights in case anyone else needs the info for other rim sizes too. F10 Ride Height - Front.pdf F10 Ride Height - Rear.pdf
  31. 1 point

    Is this worth it?

    OK, find me a similar spec car at £500 and I'll take it! I'm thinking £7-800 isn't unreasonable, £900 tops?
  32. 1 point
    618mm for 18" wheel measured from underside of front wheel arch at 12 o'cock to outer edge of wheel rim at 6 o'clock. 604mm for 18" wheel measured from underside of rear wheel arch at 12 o'cock to outer edge of wheel rim at 6 o'clock. That's for low slung sport suspension. Took a while to find it again!
  33. 1 point
    Another day, another bill New stat fitted (Wahler) New water pump fitted (Meyle) New belts (Meyle) New temp sender (OEM) System refilled and bled Temp needle is where it should be and car runs at correct temp Rear alloys re-balanced and new valves fitted due to them letting air out slowly; re-balancing cured the wobbling at speed Cars filthy again with the sandy rain; will give it a rinse off tomorrow and a proper wash thereafter
  34. 1 point

    Crazy drunk driver

    drink driving with a baby in the Rear , life ban and minimum 5 years in prison
  35. 1 point

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks well; needs 15mm spacers to get the tyres flush to the arch lines now IMO and set at the ride height so they don't rub if going over bumps etc Get the full alignment done and then I'd leave it for 3-4 weeks for all the suspension to settle properly and then decide on the ride height (higher or lower)... It will settle and probably drop another few mm anyways!
  36. 1 point
    Sometimes the answer is in the question https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/
  37. 1 point

    Time to say good bye

    that looks nice! Really like the colour/spec combo. Other half has an F30 320d Sport. You do sit nice and low in them. Steering is a bit too light for a BMW though and the sport wheel is too thin. Hers is a 12 plate so the newer design steering wheels in the later f30's look more chunky.
  38. 1 point
    Yes it's going up!!
  39. 1 point

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Use a good indy and save yourself a fortune....
  40. 1 point

    X6 scam.....

    "In the immortal words of the Virgin Mary... Come again..."
  41. 1 point

    X6 scam.....

    Do ya like dags? [emoji106]
  42. 1 point

    X6 scam.....

    Dan what good is both of us going? Have you not seen snatch where gorgeous George gets knocked the fuck out and Tommie "the tit" is praying an if he's not he facking should be....
  43. 1 point

    Bonfire smoke

    The previous owner of my house used to fall out with the miserable old bugger next door about fires all the time. The miserable old sod had told him, and then me when I moved in, not to light fires when there was an Easterly wind as the smoke crossed his house but the old sod used to light up any time with a West wind and then, being the tight sod he was about garden recycling bins, throw on loads of green leaves and wet wood. Apparently it came to a head one day and the previous owner here did in fact go and hose down his bonfire one bright sunny afternoon. The previous owner told me all this, and told the misery he had told me and so now courtesy calls are always made and I have told the old bugger 'No' sometimes as we, and other downwind neighbours, have been out enjoying the sunshine. Just build your own bonfire Richard and when the wind is just right to engulf your neighbours house grab a beer and light her up.
  44. 1 point
    530d titansport

    Nervous Newbie

    Hi and welcome, what you have is a bmw e39 525i se auto from your description, they are very reliable but do have there issues, they are chain driven so no need to worry about a cambelt, service costs you will find very sim to you astra (indi) but where poss fit oem over cheap after market rubbish you will only have to pay for the job to be done again. Oil is a fully syn 5w 30w, coolant is the bmw downfall keep that in tiptop condition and you cant go wrong, autobox....even with that lower milage if the oil and filter has not been changed get that changed, there is alot of debate about gearbox oils and labels but i stuck to what my label said. Happy motoring and any problems or niggles just post im sure someone will be able to help
  45. 1 point
    I would love to be able to spec a new one with some of those options. Very nice. Let me know if your towbar is fully wired to all 13 pins. The 3AC option previously in the UK is not wired to pins 10 and 11 so you can't chill your beers in the caravan fridge en-route to site. Not a problem if you don't mind warm beer or are just using it to carry a bike rack.
  46. 1 point

    Feeler 2002 Carbon Black M5 FBMWSH 75k

    You was done ...Barris/Carphonics on here was doing that for £280
  47. 1 point
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  48. 1 point

    Audi A7 quattro

    I've seen loads of A7's out and about on the road and have to say they've really grown on me, I may keep my eye on how quickly they depreciate (I already am with the Jag XF)..... And I find the back end reminds me of the Rover SD1 which is a car I loved the look of as a kid and still do;
  49. 1 point

    Audi A7 quattro

    Hi There, The Audi A7 celebrates originality beautifully. Designed with sleek contours, impressive power, luxurious details and enhanced technologies, it's truly one of a kind. This is technology that can help connect you to the world and keep you connected to the road.