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  1. I gave mine a bloody good, and long-overdue, snow foam, devil's blood on the wheels, full clay bar'd, waxed and hoovered. Meguiars tyre gel is lovely and even works well on the rubbing strips and roof bars. Now I can really see the imperfections. Plus, found I'd lost the locking bolt on my NSF wheel.
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  2. Decided to sort out my erectile problem today - it just wont stay up anymore!!!! I picked Supertramp101's brain before tackling this job - cheers fella! Tailgate propped up and ready for action........ I did one side at a time - here are the new parts and tools ready to go. I actually ended up having to use a longer pry bar than this one in the end. Only had to remove the hinge covers, everything else stays in place........ The job is fiddly as most of the time you are working blind, I must admit I had to walk away a couple of times to chill with a cuppa! Old parts out........ Trim back on, and full erection restored
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  3. Yep , alarms are the blight of the M5 with battery drain being a particular downside . The Engine Wiring loom with injector loom spliced in is standard though , so don't worry about that . I've been spending a bit of time in Spain after buying a place over here and flit between the two for now . I still have the workshop and numerous NLA spares , so keep that mobile number ( 07762 214118 ) in your phone . D
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  4. I have an old phone working standalone in the rear (not connected to IBUS.) This is because 1. I couldn't get the mid interface to work over ibus for some reason I never understood and 2 . I also have a bluetooth ULF so want that to be the "Telephone" recognised by the Nav and FID over the I-BUS. Can't help on how to persuade the old phone to talk to the MID I'm afraid, but did get it to mute the radio etc. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6 using Tapatalk
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  5. Hi David Yes very happy to be finally cracking on with her. I'll be replacing the complete ignition system. Original ignition leads from BMW gave me a shock but I'll be replacing them also. I didn't realise you were no longer in the country? Are you living abroad now? Thanks for the well wishes. Hope you are keeping well too.
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  6. oil filter & flush new oil, Petronas 5w30 air filter fuel pollen filters brake fluid change power steering fluid flush and change new power steering hoses air con regas 4 new tyres wind deflectors fitted 2 front droplinks transmission oil and filter with new gasket renewed all clips and screws on undertrays fitted leds to all interior lights and number plate lamps new matte black kidney grilles fitted. not today though, its still early. This was Saturday
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  9. My mistake. Maybe this was a Davidoli car. Anyway shows prices for these has gone up
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  10. Not to be confused with Munich Legends at Chelwood Gate
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  12. I finally got the phone to work. This has to be the most difficult phone I've had to use. Remjnds me of my Motorola Startac back in the late 90's. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  13. I mount the picnic tables,vanity mirrors and rear armrest from e38
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  14. After sorting out the last known issue with the E39 M5 and it being a clear sunny day, I took the M1 out for the first time this year. Just a short trip to Sainsburys to get some stuff for the week end, just to get things warmed up and then check for any leaks afterwards. Quick dust down and hoover out too. Also did a test fit of the ///M floor mats. I'm glad I have them, but actually prefer the other mats that I have. The other mats fit better and are much harder wearing, the ///M mats are not a very attractive shade of pale grey which doesn't really fit with the rest of the interior. I wish I knew the history behind the ///M mats, I don't believe that they are a genuine BMW part, but they are obviously made specifically for the M1.
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  15. Emissions air pump mounts and bracket replaced so that's nice and secure now. A/C re-gassed as i noticed it wasn't blowing cold. The system was checked and found to have no gas at all! However it held pressure perfectly and once re-gassed blows really cold. I can only assume that the gas escaped while the engine was out and it was never refilled, a bit naughty but at least I now know that everything is working as it should. First time in a long long time, maybe even since I bought it, that I can't think of any work that needs doing! Just need to drive it now.
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  16. Looks a nice car. What's the mileage? Jacking points are standard E34 repairs now, I doubt many cars have got away without rot there. Did the car run well before storage? Check all the vacuum lines under the plenum and the main hose from MAF to plenum for splits, you'll probably need a new rotor arm, cap & leads if they're original and check the cooling system carefully before you nail it. Also make sure you have the correct plugs fitted, I know of two cars that holed pistons after high speed runs with the wrong plugs in.
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  18. Thinking the E34 is a nice place to be..;)
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  20. Amersham, bucks and Suffolk but both highly regarded. Phil rebuilt my e36 m3 engine and I will use him again.
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  21. You need to consider Phil Crouch or David Olias for an E34 M5 care package, going main dealer is not recommended as all the old men who have experience are now into or retired - very rare to find E34 M5 experience but maybe someone local to you can help with good indie who does know. I have been there, three times and managed to steel myself to keep one despite it being a wallet hit when it feels the need. fantastic cars, yours looks nice - is it 3.6? they can be a little less hardcore re engine but lovely versions, mine was great. the 3.8 do enter a slightly different level and are dogs goolies once sorted are great, even now its a very fine performance car. just my view as I am a bit prejudiced.
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  22. Welcome Wayne You need your M5 serviced by people With a knowledge of your uber saloon The sad fact is most BMW dealers Don't have that knowledge and are keyed for the newer models. You M5 looks lovely !
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  23. did my bit with four and kept one, just to remind me of the agonies
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  24. I sold a special audi to real enthusiasts in Brum, they had ii in bits and sold off in no time - very careful now as although it no longer mine it was sold to enjoy - allegedly !! M5 gone to users and keepers.
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