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  1. 2 points
    It's a nicer car without tat. 2 and 5 if you need to tinker.
  2. 2 points
    The 535 makes quite a statement as it is dontcha think? I reckon 2, 1, 5, refurb the wheels. Paint the calipers maybe (but they'll soon be covered in brake dust). If you go for all the options maybe a pair of furry dice to round it off? [emoji6] Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
  3. 1 point

    My 535d

    Just picked my 535d yesterday really nice car first e60 I've owned
  4. 1 point
    So...... I am getting my 535d back as the wifes getting a new XC90, love the car, but it is a bit..... Standard. I'm thinking about subtly doing it up..... Is this too much? 1. Grill 2. Speakers 3. Side decals 4. Rear spoilers 5. Black interior trim 6. Extra side skirts 7. Front extension 8. Plate surrounds Also I am going to get the wheels refurbished and may paint the calipers performance blue....... Mad?
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    e39 owner moved to an e60!

    Just thought I'd say hello to everyone, I've had e30 e36's e39 and now I just picked up an e60 545i - first v8! The car had some disgusting stickers on it which I was gutted about driving back (50 miles looking like a t**t!), but after a weekend with a heatgun and a car wrapper for help we got these off thankfully. I'll be honest the e60 feels like a step backwards in terms of quality compared to my trust e39 which I was quite shocked at. But I'll see what it's like over the next few months, it's also my first auto! Leon
  6. 1 point

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Just away to fit a new water pump... Hope the rain stays off.
  7. 1 point

    DVLA pulls plates.

    Don't be silly! That doesn't even look like Sam...
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    For me, it's all about carbon. My company runs a big fleet of diesels and we use Shell standard diesel only. Not one of our vehicles have had a EGR or DPF fault, where others have and I believe it's down to fuel quality/additives. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  9. 1 point
    Centerparcs near Eindhoven. Traffic around Antwerp was a nightmare and put an hour on our travel time but worth it in the end.
  10. 1 point
    But they are actually a Westfalia parts, for a Westfalia component that was fitted on the production line in Bavaria! That would be my argument. Not that mine is under any warranty...... It was a laff walking into a VW dealer, I didn't have a registration number, I didn't have a chassis number. I explained I had found a part number from the Internet and explained what it was for. The parts manager was very friendly and didn't laugh (much) at me, he came back and said that the part number was good and they would be here next day after 10am. I was a bit wary about going in armed with just a part number which I had gleaned from a Touareg forum where folk like us spend far too much time writing nonsense online for others to read.....
  11. 1 point

    Truck platooning

    Listened to a bit of this earlier, my concern would be traffic lights. What's the chances of getting three trucks go through at the same time?
  12. 1 point
    That is so much better Matthew, I wish you could insist on travelling in one of those carriages. Where are you off to this time?
  13. 1 point
    The 2 weeks in Troon is almost up so time to give the old girl a wash and checked the front wheels for balance ready for the 430 miles trip back home. also ticked up over the 275k while here not bad and 47mpg just for good measure!
  14. 1 point
    I used to work for BP and all fuel comes from the same refineries, at least it did in the 90's. Tesco's lorries and whoever else used to get their fuel from exactly the same place as the BP tankers. Personally I think we are all being conned with the premium stuff, I still use BP garages due to loyalty and using my Necter card, but never pay for the premium diesel.
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    E39 EWS issue

    Chaps Same happened on my Imola 540, got gearbox oil and filter changed, better but still went into Trans Failsafe after 50 miles. I changed Gearbox ECU myself and all was fine thereafter, didn't need any recoding but I was careful to get one from a car the same year with all the same part nos etc on it. There you go, bet you thought you'd never receive technical advice from me!! Ian
  16. 1 point

    costco cheap diesel

    96.9p for PREMIUM diesel at costco,-- well impressed! sorry petrolheads i never took any notice of the unleaded prices but i'll take note next time i fill up. i maybe wrong but i think they only have 2 stations in the uk at the moment, Oldham(Chadderton) and Liverpool
  17. 1 point

    f10 HID upgrade

    I disagree. I think they will be banned for on road use at some point. Of course, the mod is reversible anyway, so no harm done.
  18. 1 point

    My E34 525i

    It's a bit rough but gets me around
  19. 1 point
    After a fair whack of reading and research; think I'm going to go with Bilstein B4 dampers with Eibach Pro kit springs all round alongside new top mounts and new drop links all round. Will probably poly bush the ARBs too, but leave the rest OEM for the OEM level of compliance, don't want to go too hard with too much polyurethane etc This is a long term plan; want to get the bodywork sorted first which will be sometime mid September A few reasons re the B4's; a) they're uprated and fine for a 30mm drop (the Eibach's should give around another 10-15mm lower than the current M-Tec drop on my 530i Sport, more than enough for what I'm after) b.) their overall cost. At c£65 for the rears, each and £90 for the fronts, each, they come in hell of a lot cheaper than the B6s or similar Koni's and that level of expenditure on a car that does c4k miles a year simply isn't needed IMO and c) we all know that Bilstein and Eibach work very well together and are highly recommended. Obviously all suspension arms will be checked and replaced where necessary and then the car should handle and ride superbly
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    My 535d

    Some pics
  21. 1 point
    I laughed as well. I think that they were known as a Ball Breakers way back when. My own favourite cordless is my old AEG 12V (Atlas Copco). Still going strong, but it needs recharging a bit often these days so I'm in the process of recelling it. Milwaukee took over Atlas Copco power tools.
  22. 1 point

    Halifax Harbour - Canada Day 2017

    The Canadians provided an appropriate Tug for the visiting US Aircraft Carrier Close up of Theodore Too I saw the funny side even if nobody else did. Regards, Mick
  23. 1 point

    XC90 yeah or Nae?!?

    Volvo are making some really nice looking cars these day IMO, a new s90 overtook me yesterday and despite being the size of a bungalow, bloody hell did it look good. I don't think I would choose the XC90 over the Range Rover if money was no object, however, I'll bet a fully specced XC90 comes out at about the same price as a basic Range Rover Sport. I'd definately take one over an X5, the only X5 that does anything for me is a pre-facelift e53 (yes, I have got my tin hat on!). That is nice! I think with a Volvo, you either get it or you don't. My mate had an S60 D5 a few years ago that looked very much 'old man car' but had one or two 'go faster bits' attached, it was always fun surprising people in supposedly much faster cars in it. The five cylinder engine sounded awesome too, never mind that it was a diesel!
  24. 1 point

    e39 owner moved to an e60!

    Cheers mate, I already had these bookmarked and spent a good few hours looking! Think I'm swaying more towards these - http://www.bmautosport.co.uk/showroom/product_info.php/new-style-alloys-silver-with-deeper-rear-stepped-dish-p-210?cPath=51_24_147_35_238
  25. 1 point

    Buying advice please

    550i always wanted one never had one.