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  1. 3 points
    I will do tomorrow. I like the gear display now. Pointless but kinda cool watching it change up and down.
  2. 3 points
    Alexak

    General Election

    I am afraid the Internet was completely full so we had to do some radical housekeeping. All the threads have been merged and archived to the web site of a little village in Cornwall here. http://www.ponsanooth.org.uk/ Every thread on every forum across the entire Galaxy then had to be totally purged, saving something like 15 Tigerbytes of data, the equivalent output of 47 power stations, 3.6 Blue Whales and an entire Richard Hammond (pre crash version) In addition 2.7 billion wives have seen their husbands for the first time in days. Hope that Helps
  3. 2 points
    Loadmaster

    Hammond crashes again

    ^^^^^^^ And to be honest, he's probably a better driver than virtually all of us here.
  4. 2 points
    Bumbaclut

    Prop/driveline vibrations

    I'll know wednesday, very much a project i don't want to blab until deal is done as you never know what can happen!
  5. 2 points
    roofer

    Blow Torch recommendations

    Rothenburger on a yellow bottle. Also excellent for lighting the wood burner/barby/plasterers apprentice leg hairs Saturday as he kept texting.
  6. 2 points
    Lennox

    How fast have you been in your 5?

    They appear about midnight all over the UK!! 🤣 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. 1 point
    Bumbaclut

    Prop/driveline vibrations

    I've notices a few people recently on here and facebook with bigger engined e34s suffering the titled issue. Thought i'd share mine on my M5 which drove me up the fucking wall TBH, more my fault than the car i expect Mine all started last year after a ring trip or some hard trackwork and on the way home started getting the common propshaft banging on the tunnel under hard load. I've had that before its the centre mount/bearing failing. No problem i had a clutch issue i'll do it while i'm there like you do. 6 speed boxes are so light......well as said i had a clutch issue namely that with my foot off the pedal it made a noise - turned out to be knackered release bearing, but the dual mass and clutch itself absolutely fine. I'd bought this superlightwieght flywheel of David Olias along with a 3.6 M5 clutch and fitted that. All new gear linkage parts that wear out and a new selector shaft oil seal Changed the centre bearing while i was there, the prop dohnut looked fine so i left it. Drove the car, hideous. Prop banging even worse than before! hmmmmm lighter flywheel will give you more of the engines power to wheels. Maybe i didn't fit the prop back together and was out of balance? Took prop off and had it checked at a propshaft place. Perfect was the call when they checked it, even the yoke and universal joint. They said its perfect, in balance nothing wrong with it. "the props not your vibration mate" hmmmm. Put it all back together and changed the gearbox mounts as they were orginals. Made a big difference but still the prop was banging under any real acceleration, i drove it like that for a few months very gingerly and not much fun. Then we thought maybe its the new flywheel?! So i bought a new release bearing and re fitted the original clutch and dual mass flywheel. Better again but still there. So now i've had the gearbox off twice in two weeks not funny, along with working full time two kids and all that shit. So i hardly drove it and not hard and put up with it for a few months until November came and it went into hibernation until April. Reading and doing alot of thinking i came to the conclusion it must be an issue at the back end something must be worn there also. So i bought two new bushes from BMW, the big diff carrier bush which holds the back of the diff cradle and the bush thats pushed into the rear beam and hold the front of the diff This badboy was first up, was an easy change tbh totally fubared, it had snapped internally and i could move it with my hands! so 300lbs from the S38 won't help. Thats where it locates its a heavy duty bush! vibration gone?! hell no car is now worse than ever, vibration really bad! un able to be driven. So next job is the front bush Diff out and then push old bush out and new one in, sounds easy! Was a bit tired but not that bad at all i thought. New one in................ Ready............. No still a vibration, blimey, hmmmm fuck horrid car. Right must be a an issue elswhere, Ok i'll have a look at the centre bearing and front end........... Both toast, but why? lighter flywheel? driving it too much? Or the knackered bushes on the back end? So a new genuine prop dohnut and this time a febi bilstein bearing - no M tax its the same as used on E30's and all E32's e34's that are non V8. If you cant see the factory markings then mark either side of the prop inline with a tip ex then you'll be grand when you re fit So finally no vibrations and a whole host of new BMW bushes everywhere! Bottom line? after 140,000 miles it all needed changing anyway And to think i might be buying another e34 on weds?! I must be plain mad
  8. 1 point
    Hyper silver all the way.
  9. 1 point
    What having one wheel black and one wheel silver? I would stop before you paint one wheel black myself.
  10. 1 point
    urquattro

    General Election

    I now think Tories are finished following their disasterious closet of 3 senior individuals, TM and two self centred prats. DUP will be very demanding, Ruth Davidson is running her own plans and policy (longer or short term) and TM and historic supporters/coterie have failed to run the country over past few years. Coupled this arrogance and crap attempt at a manifesto that none of us understood, the perfect storm was created and here. Where we go from here I don't know, Corbyn is a unknown and is there any moderacy left re a coalition from above. Dianne Abbott needs ditching now but maybe a loyalty too far. Brexit as such is dead - it will be a Cameron two version of ass kicking back across the channel. See from dob I am old but fear for my beloved country and its younger generation, we here shall just get caned by IHT for the product of fifty eigth years of continuous/solid hard, tax paying work - that why I was able to indulge in M25 resto follies. prob this mostly rubbish to some. k
  11. 1 point
    Blobby

    Blow Torch recommendations

    You can join fridge pipes with mapp gas, I think it's an acetylene mix for a bit more heat. Although can be over the top for normal plumbing joints. Top tip with them is to make sure you don't rely on the trigger lock, also turn off the flow when in the back of your car. Friend of mine had his light up in the back of a van because he relied on just the trigger lock.. He managed to get away with just a torched Makita battery charger
  12. 1 point
    pauliexjr

    Hammond crashes again

    He really is a knob, but let's face it, he's a likeable knob and who wouldn't want to shake him by the hand and say well done for making us laugh?
  13. 1 point
    duncan-uk

    How fast have you been in your 5?

    Maybe this is a pertinent link
  14. 1 point
    sshooie

    How fast have you been in your 5?

    It's not big and it's not clever.
  15. 1 point
    It drives perfectly in D, smooth and fast changes. Can't feel it change at all. Stick it in sport or manual though and holy shit it actually jolts you in the seat when it changes gear. I'll be leaving stage 3 on mine but I did buy stage 2 as well. Did you see this video on their website?
  16. 1 point
    A mate just had his wheels done by wheel pro is mighty impressed with the job, I will be getting mine done when I replace the tyres.... the ferric grey does look good, my car is carbon black too.
  17. 1 point
    I can fully understand that and also your situation... I am a consummate professional and act like it with everyone; but when people play that game, I'll play them back, but generally a lot harder! Without sounding egotistical/cocky; I'm intelligent, but a big bloke with it, so very capable and standing my ground and playing it firm, but fair! Glad you're able to get this project back on tracks though That's the priority!
  18. 1 point
    urquattro

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    We are an odd collection of E34 fanatics, who appear to roll over most of the problems they can throw at us - re this forum/members help/bmw spares not bad and our "mates who break" to help. I know I am boring re the last M5 in shed but I cannot get my head around selling it. k
  19. 1 point
    Water pumps can also leak leaving similar markings.
  20. 1 point
    MJM

    Passenger side wing mirror angle wrong

    The mirrors are not symmetrical because the driver seat is not in the middle of the car. So, yes, the mirrors will be different between LHD and RHD. If you use a left side LHD mirror on a RHD car it will be optimised for the passenger's seat not the driver's seat. The driver will get a view of the area away from the car. To check this, if you sit in the passenger seat you should get the expected view. I think you'll need a RHD mirror to get the right viewing angle from the driver's seat. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  21. 1 point
    Jesus! I'd have dropped him where he stood just for that attitude alone and then dumped him back in his van with nowt to show for it... What a 1st class prick this guy sounds to. Be. Hope you haven't paid him!
  22. 1 point
    Only the 3.8 has this resonance box #17 connected to it's air filter housing trumpet # 15 . Apparently increased air flow to engine is the benefit . The alternator ducting that begins on the front left corner should continue all the way to the alternator via a couple of connecting pieces . D
  23. 1 point
    iiNNeX

    Sorry lads.....

  24. 1 point
    Seesure

    Sorry lads.....

    Do share with us what you end up buying from e-bay....
  25. 1 point
    bobbywalrus

    F10 Auto Sport mode v Sport Shift

    I'm afraid I have to agree with cohones here, it doesn't go straight into manual mode for sure I have a May 13 pre-LCI (Sport auto option) Pushing lever to the LEFT puts it into S1-8 mode (still FULL AUTO) and u can drive like this quite happily with no driver intervention. The only difference I can feel is it holds gears longer but for sure, it doesn't go into manual If you want manual, that's when u hit it up OR down on the lever. That's when it flips into M1-8 mode (and exactly the same as if you hit the paddles in ANY driving mode) As for rocker switch, I have to recommend driving in this mode when doing high motorway speeds ( and be within the law), or when it's raining!! The steering stiffening I find very very useful especially when bends in the roads appear. Car feels more stable and less liable to "wallow". If it really does lose 1mpg then I'm shocked. I thort this would be a lot more if the engine speed default is now 2,000 revs instead of 1,200


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