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  1. 1 point
    GT STEVE

    Purchased a e93 335i

    Several weeks ago I did a bit of a deal with a trader on my GT535 as all it did was sit on my drive way all week and I purchased a 2010 335i Convertible M Sport Highline DCT with 45k miles in Laguna Seca Blue. The car when I picked it up. And how she looks now. The car has been lowered on SPAX adjustable Sport Coilovers The BMW performance back box that was on the car was removed and I had a custom quad system fitted with a quad DTM Sport Defuser I purchased a set of electric fold wing mirrors, fitted them and did some coding so they work off the button and the key Alloy Wheels, 19" Quantum44 TS1,s, speck on the wheels is, 9.5j and 10.5 with a et30 both front and rear and 245/35 & 265/30 NS2 Sport tyres, great fitment and no rubbing. M3 Side skirts. Air Scoops fitted behind the front grills. Piper Cross performance air filter. I am waiting for a set of LCI rear lights to arrive so I can get them fitted and coded. Then it's some performance stuff to look out for.
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    Splondike

    E36 M3 Saloon

    Well, another BMW has crept into my newly enlarged garage space. I warned the missus this may happen I was browsing the web on a Sunday night last month (as you do) and a nice looking M3 saloon popped up that had just been posted up and it looked interesting. The chap was a little difficult to get hold of but when I eventually got hold of him I managed to arrange to see it during that week as it was not far from one of my company's offices. It's Cosmos black with Black leather interior #402 of the 415 3.0 saloons. He had owned it for 5 years and driven it around 300 miles, basically getting a jacking point repaired for MOT and a some paintwork done whilst there. Then going a bit mad and spending a fortune on new parts from BMW and then mothballing it, afraid something would happen to it I think. Then he bought other daily cars including an E46 M3 and now a 996 turbo which he now wants to get in the garage so finally coming to the decision he needed to move the M3 on. When I turned up he removed the covers on it and brought it out of the garage into the sunshine and it presented well, sounded alright and drove well. The interior is in nice condition apart from some screw holes for a phone and a mark on the dash. He (like alot of people it seems) did not like the wood trim so replaced it all with brand new black items. But had all the original stuff still. The list of new dealer items is quite large: Exterior: Door trims, Bumper, bumper inserts (front and rear), door handles, grilles, headlights and covers, front indicators, rear light units, side repeaters, windscreen wiper arms. Interior: Steering wheel, door handles, dash Trim, console Trim. Mechanical: Radiator, springs, shocks, wishbones, ARBs , Evo exhaust (stainless), brake discs, calipers , pads Misc: Bonnet catches, boot fittings, battery and spare wheel fixings etc Refurbed all 5 wheels with new tyres. Has complete tool kit, first aid kit etc and is nice and standard which itself seems unusual with these. Not an optionmeister either: S255 Sports leather steering wheel S401 Lift-up-and-slide-back sunroof, electric S411 Window lifts,electric,front/rear S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit S473 Armrest front S498 Headrests, rear, mechanically adjustable S554 On-board computer V with remote control S687 Radio preparation S773 Fine wood trim L812 National version Great Britain S850 Dummy-SALAPA Anyway I decided to sleep on it and changed my mind about 4 times overnight then gave him a bell and agreed a deal. I could not collect it for a few weeks so I only picked it up last week. In the museum with the E28 The sombre inside after a quick spruce of the leather (yes I know it needs a hoover!) I got the machine polisher out to detail the outside (got to get it up to standard) at the weekend and it's starting to look quite good: It drove fine on the way home, it sounds nice and pulls really well. However despite changing all those suspension parts I think it needs rear trailing arm bushes as it feels a bit wayward at the rear after driving it and the E28 hard back to back. So I will need to address that shortly, there is a metallic scraping sound which is road speed related, possibly from the brakes when it is hot at low speeds and not all the time ? It may just need some use but will have a dig around and see if I can find whats going on. Then give the underside a clean up and address anything needs doing and get someone who knows these engines to give it a once-over, it's been serviced recently but I want to be sure all is well and anything preventative that can be done is sorted before we begin this little adventure. Then clean it all up to standard try and improve it as we go along (as usual) and enjoy it
  3. 1 point
    pt530i

    And so it begins !

    CCV valve would be my suggestion When idling is there any more than slight vacuum at the oil filler cap ? Very common problem on the M54 engines
  4. 1 point
    mumbojumbo

    E36 M3 Saloon

    Love this. Theres an abandoned one identical to yours near me in Hampton that's not been on the road since 2009. Despite being mid restoration on the 535 and paying for a wedding in 2 months i may have left a note on the windscreen asking if its for sale
  5. 1 point
    Filled it up again after the map testing. Which has resulted in it doing 16MPG since Saturday when I brimmed it. These gearboxes will take a right beating Ordered gearbox oil engine oil and filter kit for it too. Not brave enough to doing the gearbox one on the drive though - getting a garage to do that!
  6. 1 point
    Watch this, a fairly balanced view imho
  7. 1 point
    535i Andrew

    F11 550i M Sport

    Not quite the same as the M5 engine. Thats the whole point of these cars, sleepers! To the uneducated it looks like a 520d but instead of an aga under the bonnet there is a nuclear bomb! The exclusive twin trapezoidal tail pipes are the give away to the 550i in F10/11 guise. Despite every option being ticked, I agree it's not worth £35k. What did they give the previous owner, £20k tops I bet!
  8. 1 point
    norightsock

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    View from the roof top terrace of the airport at Bangkok/Thailand....love the place as does my Mrs and kids.
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    It will depend on how many people actually want it. If only one person wants it and he and the seller can't agree a price then it'll remain unsold. If more than one person wants it, and wants it enough, I wouldn't be surprised if it gets advertised for around £20k and sold for well over £15k, nearer to £20k. As Dave pointed out, it's the only facelift car of the four I mentioned and (unless you get lucky with lots of prices) it costs a few thousand to make up all the changes to a pre-facelift car. Of course, it all also depends on the actual condition of the car as well as photos always flatter to deceive.
  10. 1 point
    Seesure

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    A few from last year Me on my hols Ed Force One at Cardiff Red arrows leaving Cardiff to go to the Welsh Air Show in Swansea On their way back from Swansea lining up to land in Cardiff
  11. 1 point
    ROB163

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Custom house, Dublin
  12. 1 point
    GT STEVE

    Purchased a e93 335i

    WELL, I BROKE IT The start of November I put the car away for the winter also giving me time to purchase all the performance bits I wanted. By the end of November I had accumulated a big pile of box's in my work shop full of new and 2nd hand shiny stuff. Performance parts I purchased, Mishimoto Intercooler, Stainless Catless Downpipes, BMS (N54) Performance Intake, Aluminium Replacement Chargepipe BMS Upgrades Replacement PCV Valve I started working on the car around the 2nd weekend in December, My first task was to remove the old intercooler and fit the new one, not a hard job but that came with an issue, and in the process of fitting it and me being ham fisted I broke the fan shroud behind the intercooler and while trying to fit the intercooler I decided to muller the boost pipe on the left side while I was trying to push it in place. I downed tools, felt very pissed off and closed up. I then called Cotswold BMW and ordered a new boost pipe @£190 and a new fan shroud @£130, the quickest £320 I have ever spent....... In the process of all this I discovered 2 oil leaks, I thought the PCV was leaking so that was replaced with the BMS upgrade but it looks like an oil leak behind the gear box or the back of the engine and a power steering fluid leak, The following weekend I replaced the PCV valve and the Induction kit, I then had another look underneath and looked at fitting the down pipes, that's as far as it got. Downed tools again and walked out, closed the doors and had breakfast. New Intercooler Replacement PCV Valve BMS Kit Broken Broken Mullard this using a large spanner, total twat Oil Leak New Boost Pipe Alloy Charge Pipe Cat less down pipes In-between all this the New rear spoiler arrived, this is being moulded on and smoothed in and painted NOW,,, 2 weeks ago as It's been a struggle I have finally bit the bullet and given my car to a mechanic friend who has done all the repair work to the car due to me being ham fisted and inpatient and he can do what I can not, and also fitted all the performance parts, I got the car back last night, its running but I now keep getting the engine management light on the dash, I was expecting this so in the morning I am booked in with reidyremaps in Yeovil at 10am,,,, Now if any one in that area want's to meet up for a chat n coffee possibly breakfast if there is a café near and to check out what go's on please feel free, I will be taking the obligatory video's etc and post the result up later tomorrow. http://reidyremaps.co.uk
  13. 1 point
    ROB163

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Winter still sucks! The beach in Barcelona
  14. 1 point
    FireFox-89

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Mmm nothing since last November. I took this while on holiday to the US while staying with friends, it is downtown Cleveland, Ohio in May 2016. We're planning on going next September, would have like to have gone again sooner but I want my car first. Also a bonus picture, I PC I threw together when I picked up a second case.
  15. 1 point
    740mick

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Went on this recently when on holiday in Aruba,fantastic experience,we were under for about an hour including putting us on the sea bed 135ft down.
  16. 1 point
    E39mad

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Mid Atlantic 1995 - my mate up the mast taking the picture. Me on the aft coachroof.
  17. 1 point
    ROB163

    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Botney bay, Broadstairs, kent 12/09/16
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  19. 1 point
    GT STEVE

    Purchased a e93 335i

    Finally fitted some LCI rear lights to the 335, coding wasn't required so I am guessing the last owner had a set on there and removed them, whati did though was code the 4 way flashers to double blink and de badged the boot lid... you tube link.... https://youtu.be/R2xUPYx7UtE JULY 016 011.MOV
  20. 1 point
    GT STEVE

    Purchased a e93 335i

    Tiny Update I purchased a sunglasses holder to replace the ash tray and after asking the question on the e90 forum and finding a "How To" half an hour later it was done And on sunday I spent almost all day cleaning my 2 baby's.
  21. 1 point
    alun

    To all the newbies :-)

    Halloo! Guten Tag Bonjour G'day Awrite Hey Hi ...
  22. 1 point
    sepia

    To all the newbies :-)

    Greetings and what took you so long!
  23. 1 point
    f4phantomfixer

    To all the newbies :-)

    I eh hallllooowww ive only been on this site a few days and must say "its solutly fekin gr8" cheers drew
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    Splondike

    To all the newbies :-)

    There seems to have been quite an influx lately... Welcome all
  25. 1 point
    Mark

    To all the newbies :-)

    Have been neglecting the new newbies so ill bump this up A nice warm welcome to all you newbies!


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