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  1. 5 points

    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    Thanks @d_a_n1979! The e32 is finally home, washed and tucked into a shed until I’m ready to do some work on it. I have to sell the 740 and 540 to give myself some breathing space first!
  2. 5 points

    I’m back! 86 M535i

    Lachs Silver with Pacific blue leather. 70k auto. Lady owner last 25 years. Unbelievable clean and original Dont mind the alloys!
  3. 5 points

    My E30 M3, the story so far....

    Inside the rear right wheel arch is the fuel tank breather system which is an area often full of mud, rust and holes. The filler neck blasted and painted, vent tank cleaned, all hoses replaced with new and new electro plated fittings. New Splash guard and a new metal pipe cover fitted (they have now doubled in price!) after being painted and cavity waxed on the inside. Ignore the suspension components as these will be tackled later on but i gave the shock a wipe down for the aid of the pic. Freshly refurbished 16x7.5 Style 5s by Lepsons shod in my favoured Yokohama AD08R rubber Starting to look more like a car now. Bumper foils (black stripes) have been applied and new rear badges with the all important M3 badge fitted millimetre perfect as per BMW fitting instructions.
  4. 4 points


    You forgot those that add M badges to two litre diesels. Hateful inbreeds! [emoji12] Sent from my SM-N9600 using Tapatalk
  5. 4 points

    Former Police F11 reviewed

    ARGH! The temperatures aren't the same for driver and passenger. had to turn off at that point.
  6. 4 points

    535d eml

    Personally I would never buy any car that's been remapped or had any kind of bypass/removal that could risk MOT failure. It's just not worth the risk.
  7. 3 points

    Advice on selling a car....

    WBAC- yes I’d imagine they’ll chip you at least 10%! Just pull your big boy pants up and sell it like normal people. All the doubts your having about selling the car to “wrong-uns” true buyers have the same doubts about buying from “dodgy used car sales man” you know like Mike gobshite cheeky chappy hold your hand out Brewer.... It’ll be fine
  8. 3 points
    I'm very happy that I made the decision to brave the cold on Thursday and swap the wheels on the F11 over to the winter tyres. A great decision as the wedding show we covered on Saturday meant that we had to negotiate 4 inches of snow to get to the venue in a tiny village near Farnham. 50% of the exhibitors didn’t turn up getting stuck in the snow or simply not bothering to venture out. The F11 was fully loaded with gear and the virgin snow covered car park was treated to few doughnuts. Much to the chagrin of the caretaker of the venue. Nobody else ventured into the car park.
  9. 3 points

    Advice on selling a car....

    I would personally use eBay Classifieds, Pistonheads and Gumtree; these are the cheapest options, but give you great coverage. Autotrader is ok, but expensive and limited to its own catchment etc Advertise well; include all necessaries and decent pictures too Re test drives, it's one person and one person only. No groups of people and no multi-visits. If they want to see the car, they see it at your address or you agree to meet in a very public place. You drive unless they have FULL insurance coverage (very rare this as most insurance will only cover you to drive someone else's car covered on Third Party ONLY)! If they cannot prove they have fully comp insurance to drive another car, then you drive it or not at all. I've always made this very clear on car ads when I've sold a car; happy to have the car to be stone-cold for when they come to see it, so they can hear the cold start up, but they won't be driving it unless fully comp insurance is shown and I've the full value, in cash, has been handed over! The horror stories you hear do happen, but far & few between, IMO it's a lot of scaremongering, but still you need to keep vigil and maybe have a family member or pal with you, somewhere in the background, just for peace of mind etc It's all common sense really
  10. 3 points

    Wrap up warm boys.....

  11. 3 points

    What do you all get on full tank?

    I love a bit of realism!
  12. 3 points

    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    I never purchase any of these dealer goos that they try and sell with the car. I think they are all crap. Better spending the money and getting it "new car detailed".
  13. 3 points

    What do you all get on full tank?

    Having plenty left over assumed range and actual range driving are two very different things....... so my response is the classic KB https://goo.gl/images/o6aZnd
  14. 3 points
    Recent update as car has actually had some fresh air and had a wash. Seats have also been fitted and wired in. Also bought some 4 pot Porsche callipers for the rear and hopefully have a deal on some 8 pots for the front
  15. 3 points

    He’s at it again....

  16. 3 points

    Goodbye and thank you

    I ditched BMW daily drivers a few years ago, although I kept two e34's as these IMO are the last of the over engineered and mechanically simple BMW's. C.
  17. 3 points
    Top left E36 316i Top right E36 328i sport Middle left E36 M3 3 litre Middle right E36 M3 Evo Bottom left current car 528i sport manual (my daily since 2015!) Bottom right e92 M3 Absolutely love my 528i she runs like a fecking dream!
  18. 2 points
    Sir Anthony Regents-Park


    Add to that littering. Should be shot on sight!
  19. 2 points

    Advice on selling a car....

    This makes me feel far better about the 535d..... I think you should take £9k for it.. [emoji848][emoji12][emoji12][emoji12][emoji12][emoji12] Sent from my SM-N9600 using Tapatalk
  20. 2 points
    Paddy O'Furniture

    New car

    Looks like a Bangle job, let's hope he's not back on the payroll, he's already done enough damage.
  21. 2 points

    New car

    There is one great looking Porsche I would have on my driveway in an instant if my numbers came up:
  22. 2 points

    540i heater valve-repair?

    I've not tried one of those repair kits but have stripped and cleaned my heater valves, it's easy enough. There are a couple of V8 heater valves on the bay for less than 30 quid at the moment too; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1999-BMW-5-7-SERIES-E38-E39-HEATER-CONTROL-WATER-VALVE-PUMP-8374994/264155127529?hash=item3d80df5ee9:g:2rcAAOSwIqxcRhLG:rk:20:pf:0 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-7-SERIES-E39-E38-HEATER-VALVE-WATER-PUMP-8374994/254080258075?fits=Plat_Gen%3AE39&hash=item3b285d101b:g:ytkAAOSwlEBcQf9K:rk:48:pf:0
  23. 2 points
    535i Andrew

    Over-tightened Wheel Bolts

    Glad it's sorted. Was that a tried and trusted tyre specialist you have used before? Disappointing and sadly adds weight to my argument of going to such places only with the wheel having been removed from the car, primary reason being so they don't jack it up somewhere it shouldn't be jacked on, towbar, suspension arms etc etc. I thought that type of locking wheel bolt was a liability (as the outer diameter of the shape is less than that of the splines version therefore has to work harder to loosen/tighten the bolt) from day one of F10 ownership and replaced them with the splined version. Have done the same on my dads new G01. But agree if tightened properly it shouldn't be an issue. Sad fact is that they will be scared of having a customers wheel come off due to loose bolts so they over tighten them to protect themselves.
  24. 2 points
    He sure does! Tony was kind enough to send me some pics and gave permission to upload them here to help the next person who comes along.
  25. 2 points
    I just had the same problem and was initially very confused as to what had failed. As I think has been established above, the bronze coloured metal circle should in fact be attached to the windscreen. The adhesive on mine had failed meaning the whole interior mirror unit was left hanging on its wires (the rain sensor unit fortunately remained fixed to the windscreen with it's metal cage. When the adhesive fails there is virtually no residue which was what confused me as it wasn't possible to see where it had been stuck-on. My main dealer wasn't able to suggest a fix and a local indy said that hadn't found a glue that would hold and recommended a new screen - not what I was expecting to hear! The steps I followed to resolve were as follows: 1- carefully remove the black plastic cowling around the mirror. It's in two halves and has pretty delicate clips holding it together. Take your time not to damage these. 2 - carefully disconnect the wires allowing the mirror to be removed. 3 - remove the bronze metal disc from the main mirror unit. I did this by making a simple 'jig' via three screws in a block of wood that engaged with the 3 lugs around the edge of the disc. You can then turn the mirror which should release the disc from the main mirror unit. 4 - mark out the exact location of where the disc was. If hard to see breathing on the area should highlight where it was. I used masking tape to mark the area. This bit is really important as you risk putting the mirror back in a different place. 5 - clean the area of the windscreen and the bronze disc (now separated from the main mirror unit) with white spirt to ensure fully clean. 6 - I then used a 2-part glue product (Gorilla glue in this instance) to stick the bonze disc to the mirror. Ensure that one of the 3 lugs is at 12 o'clock. 7 - I held the disc in place with duct tape for a couple of hours after initially holding in place by hand for 5 minutes. 8 - 2 hours later i re-attached the main mirror unit by twisting on the bronze disc (and praying it held!!), connected the wires and refitted the cowling. This was done 4 days ago and so far so good.