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  1. 5 points
    Style 66s off, Style 65s on... Thanks go to forum member Sayanthan for a very good deal on them.
  2. 3 points
    bmwmike

    Eco Pro question

    Thought this was going to be the ultimate ECO PRO question.. why is it called ECO PRO anyway ? I picture a sex worker who likes to keep the lights turned off. Just me?
  3. 2 points
    d_a_n1979

    E38 750i

    I'm loving my E65 in all honesty; the build quality is just superb, so well put together The biggest difference for me between the E65 and the previous E38 and then x2 E39s is lack of rust. The E65 is so clean underneath, lots of ally, so very little rust. All the suspension components I've had replaced have all come off with zero issues (bar one front drop-link that the nut just turned, but that soon got sorted)... The E38 and E39s I had, the underneaths we're fairly rusty, albeit lots of surface rust that soon got cleaned off and areas treated, where they could be I think the E38 750i would be a superb buy; but it'd have to be kept on top of as it'd soon start to have rust issues, if they're not already underlying
  4. 2 points
    d_a_n1979

    E38 750i

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-750i-V12-E38-91-000-Miles-FSH-Xenons-Nav-728-735-740-750iL/273481950577?hash=item3faccb6571:g:pYcAAOSwGsJbu2f4:rk:8:pf:0 Someone buy this and cherish it, please!
  5. 2 points
    Blobby

    If I had the £££

    To right i want that Lambo.. I need it before i get to old and fat(ter) to be able to get into it
  6. 2 points
    oldjohnny

    Delta Integrale

    Shit! I'm £999.00 short or I would jump at it.
  7. 2 points
    d_a_n1979

    If I had the £££

    All you hero's saying you wouldn't own that car Bollocks... It appeals to everyones inner 8 year old
  8. 2 points
    dan101smith

    If I had the £££

    Well, it’d be ideal to shout “new money” at least.
  9. 2 points
    sjak92

    Remap or not?

    I don’t think people here understand the reason for remaps and their benefit. it boils down to two things: 1) as stock an engine has substantial safe power reserves. For example, a BMW 316d, 318d, 320d and 325d in an F3x use the exact same engine, but the power output difference is 107bhp and 180nm that is huge a it’s all the same engine. A 325d is nearing its top end and few people remap the 2.0 diesels beyond that. 2) the maps from BMW are designed to be as level across the board as possible. They take into account fuel quality around their markets and develop around that - the USA is an exception - so, despite having good quality fuels in Europe we will get the same map as the Chinese or African market where fuels could be lesser quality. We therefore suffer. But it’s cheaper for BMW and safer all round. A properly done remap, by a reputable company will be better to drive, improve economy and should not fail emissions tests unless you have a DPF removed (which is pointless and far riskier)
  10. 1 point
    34204A2A-78BA-4D11-AC83-B0ADFCECBB34.mp4
  11. 1 point
    Not encountered this and wonder if the comfort access (electric door locking) overcomes this issue...... That said now it has been mentioned no doubt I’ll notice it this week, certainly it is wet enough today.......
  12. 1 point
    pauliexjr

    If I had the £££

    All sorts of things I'd buy before that I'm afraid, like Duncan and NJW Italian exotica does very little for me I'm afraid, a fully sorted 3.4 E-type like this would be far more my 'thing' https://www.eaglegb.com/179/jaguar-etypes-for-sale/eagle-e-type-no-33
  13. 1 point
    stu08

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted sports headlining and pillar trims to mine today with help from a mate. He also resoldered the correct preface indicator looms and plugs back on so it has been restored to factory. Tomorrow we're fitting a brand new lower dashboard, kenwood head unit and new HVAC unit with frame. It's finally coming along!
  14. 1 point
    duncan-uk

    Delta Integrale

    But he'd take a mill
  15. 1 point
  16. 1 point
    jake13

    WANTED - E61 M Sport Towbar cover

    That's the tow eye, he's looking for the towbar. e.g.: M - Sport. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E60-E61-5-SERIES-M-SPORT-REAR-BUMPER-TOW-BAR-HOOK-HOLE-COVER-CAP-7897224/201604440899?hash=item2ef08fa343:g:so0AAOSw6wRXAn3i:rk:13:pf:0
  17. 1 point
    M-sport bumpers are the same on pre-LCI and LCI. This is why all M-sports have the older style bigger PDC sensors. Bumper carrier is also the same. Side and bottom guides (Nr.5 and 6) are different on M-sport vs. SE.
  18. 1 point
    Agree. Only problem would be determine if it happen at dealer or the bodyshop. Perhaps a call to the insurance company to see what they recommend.
  19. 1 point
    Piper

    WANTED - E61 M Sport Towbar cover

    Just found a new one for a tenner on ebay
  20. 1 point
    duncan-uk

    £134,000 E39 M5 437 miles one owner

    Yeh I don't get ford prices but hey. Iirc there are more rs2000s and the like than ford ever made
  21. 1 point
    GoNz0

    WANTED - E61 M Sport Towbar cover

    Rare part as people have them pinched or they fall off, might be worth asking Cotswold BMW for a price and buying rattle cans to spray it?
  22. 1 point
    Carl-e34

    E39 525d Sport

    It looks to have damage along with the black knock trim
  23. 1 point
    d_a_n1979

    E39 525d Sport

    Is it me or is the rear bumper cracked?
  24. 1 point
    pauliexjr

    Funny

    I saw Rick Wakeman in concert a few years back, he told a story about how he gave up booze in order to get fitter, improve his health and save money. 3 months into the programme it was working, he'd lost weight, was sleeping better and was saving money. Then one day his wife dropped her handbag and whist helping her pick up the contents he found a receipt from Harrods for £450 for make-up. Apparently the conversation ensued as follows: "Why the hell are you spending £450 on make-up?" "To make myself look beautiful for you dear" "Really, and what the fuck do you think the booze was doing??" I nearly fell off my seat with laughter
  25. 1 point
    Hi, Just for information. My 530 Touring has just suffered the same problem - key fob suddenly would not open the doors... I discovered that if I held the remote over the antenna (which runs along the top edge of the rear spoiler) it would work at close range. Not wanting to be ripped off by BMW dealers, I decided to have a go at fixing the antenna amplifier which is accessed by removing the three torx bolts on the inside of the glass section of the hatch. Once removed, slide the spoiler downwards to disengage the fixings then lift away and carefully remove the two connectors - one for the remote antenna and one for the upper brake lights. The antenna amplifier is beneath an insubstantial black plastic 'lid' which clearly isn't up to the job of keeping moisture out of the amplifier. Undo the two bolts holding the amp and disconnect remaining connectors and lift the amp out of the car. (it's grey about 25cm long and 1cm thick Pop the clips and separate the two halves of the amplifier casing and you will see the circuit board. Almost certainly, you will see that the remote antenna circuit is covered in corrosion over several of the components. (on the two I've looked at it was exactly the same corrosion in exactly the same place! To fix, first use an old toothbrush (must be bone dry!!) And carefully brush away any corrosion from around the components Now using a very fine-tipped soldering iron, carefully remelt the connections on the back of the board that hold the antenna connector. carefully re-flow any solder joints that look suspect but be careful not to bridge any tracks! Clean all the connectors with switch cleaner and reassemble. That's it - keys will now work again without any problem! I've repeated this on two different cars with the same successful result. Hope that helps anyone struggling with this issue.


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