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  1. 2 points
    Paddy O'Furniture

    The new motor.

    VW Tiguan R-Line. I went for the most powerful engine in the range, the 240bhp 2.0 twin turbo diesel. on top of the standard R-Line spec i opted for the larger infotainment screen, surround view, keyless entry and start, electric tailgate and extra speakers. Had it since the 8th of March and i love it. Handles like a hot hatch and goes pretty well too. The 240 R-Line is only available with the 7 speed DSG gearbox and it's such a relief to be back in an auto after 2 years in a manual.
  2. 2 points
    cableguy

    E38 740i engine into an E39 525i

    That's a big project... Sell them both and buy a 540i if you really must and save yourself a whole heap of head scratching. C.
  3. 2 points
    roundy

    Gun Metal Wheels

    Here are mine in Anthracite grey, gun metal was too dark when i was comparing them and already having the car in Carbon black.
  4. 2 points
    535i Andrew

    E39 540i Sport - Delivery at Last!

    You bammy jugger! I always wanted a 540. It's the best name for a 5 Series that just rolls of the tongue when you answer someone back when they ask, "what are you driving", whilst you know it's got a great big V8 under the bonnet. Its a great two fingered salute to the ecomentalists.
  5. 1 point
    Loadmaster

    Sunrise at Gatwick

    Dropped my wife off at Three Bridges Station at 06:00 this morning to catch the London Marathon coach up to London. What a lovely morning, had to stop on the way back for a misty sunrise photo. Aircraft is a 787 of Norwegian on short finals to Gatwick.
  6. 1 point
    Gore

    BMW E39 530i facelift breaking.

    I'll upload some pictures for you.
  7. 1 point
    bmwf113.0d

    Aircons playing up!!!

    As promised:
  8. 1 point
    I love it, looks like a hot rod in sheep's clothing.
  9. 1 point
    roundy

    Gun Metal Wheels

    Yes, anthracite was just right for me and really suits the car.
  10. 1 point
    Paddy O'Furniture

    The new motor.

    Haven't got any choice unfortunately, very narrow street with cars everywhere. It's a cul-de-sac so not too bad. We're getting the gravel area in front of the house block paved shortly so it will be parked on there.
  11. 1 point
    bmwf113.0d

    Aircons playing up!!!

    Yup, give me a minute and I'll run the diag.
  12. 1 point
    capese21

    Wing Mirror Tilt On Reverse

    Like many aspects of the F10.
  13. 1 point
    Mashed Potatoes

    The new motor.

    That looks brilliant, it really suits white! In regards to the gearbox, just make sure it's serviced on time and it'll be fine. The vast majority of issues we see on the DSG boxes is because they aren't serviced.
  14. 1 point
    Loadmaster

    E39 540i Sport - Delivery at Last!

    May well do that Dan, over time. First I'd like to investigate upgrading the screen/nav plus see if the phone lead in the centre arm rest can be adapted to provide power for charging a mobile and connectivity for music. Read lots in the past but paid little real attention because my previous E39 didn't have that set up. I do miss the shallow storage area under the lift up armrest though.
  15. 1 point
    Loadmaster

    Just bought a 540i - Awesome!!

    I've only had the time since I bought mine on Saturday to drive it 50 miles, but I completely agree with what you're saying!
  16. 1 point
    740mick

    The new motor.

    Thats a lovely looking thing Paddy,nice one.
  17. 1 point
    bmwf113.0d

    The new motor.

    Looks nice, get it off the pavement before it gets keyed!!
  18. 1 point
    F10 530d

    The new motor.

    Quite the looker - usually not too fond of so called 'SUVs' myself, but VW have done a nice job here. The side profile is very X5-esque IMO, which is no bad thing. Lets hope it gives you many trouble-free miles. Enjoy it!
  19. 1 point
    Grizzle_E60

    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    Oil and filter change for me, got a run to portsmouth from Glasgow in a week
  20. 1 point
    rado16v

    Sunrise at Gatwick

    Thats a cracking pic
  21. 1 point
    That is like sexual chocolate! Ignore the shouts of Style 37s (the most abused, boring and sheep-like alloys known to E39s IMO); keep it OEM/stock/original and love driving it It looks a stunning car and all credit top you going for it
  22. 1 point
    pidgeonpost

    Wheel cleaner

    Dragons Breath is good stuff if you can stand the smell!
  23. 1 point
    Mashed Potatoes

    What's being worked on today?

    Today we've had a 2016 VW Transporter in with the 2.0TDi 114BHP engine. The 114BHP engine and 150BHP engine are identical, just tuned differently which means there's a large reserve of power in the lower output engine. This one has gone from 114BHP standard to 185BHP, and torque has gone up from 320Nm to 410Nm. Like most of the new ECUs VW use, the Delphi DCM6.2 used in this Transporter does not read through the OBD port, but it will write. We had access to a matching original file so tuning through the diagnostic port was not a problem!
  24. 1 point
    Mashed Potatoes

    What's being worked on today?

    Do you have an Android based phone? If so you can flash your car yourself if you have access to a battery charger, a cable from Cable Shack (or other D-CAN cable) and an OTG adapter (your phone must support OTG for this to work - most of the new ones do). xHP is a gearbox remap. It utterly transforms it - it's like driving a whole new car. This is my car just doing a short acceleration pull on the xHP Stage 3 gearbox map. Changes are faster, you don't get the elastic band feeling, it just revs and revs instead of stalling against the torque converter but more importantly it's not rough. Bang it into sport mode or manual though and changes are near instant. Stage 3 also blips the throttle on downshifts too. This video is quite old, it's even faster now than it is in the video, this was on version 1.3 software I think. The latest is now 2.4 for my box. https://www.xhpflashtool.com/ If you don't want to do it yourself, the nearest dealer to you appears to be in Glasgow, but it would be well worth the trip. For us to do it we charge £264 inc. VAT which is slightly more expensive than doing it yourself, but you can try all of the stages instead of buying individually or the more expensive super license, and we obviously supply the battery charger, our own cables etc. We also install updates for free. I have heard rumours of some others charging for this but don't quote me on that - it's only rumours. You can do it yourself a little cheaper if you have everything already though. xHP only supply a guide price, so every dealer will be different so it might be worth having a ring around. If you use the flashpoint locator on their website you will be able to get contact details for the nearest installer.
  25. 1 point
    Cheers fella. I'm actually swinging towards the X5, got a 2003 Z4 for some fun stuff.


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