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  1. duncan-uk

    It’s been a while....

    "Essex boy" 'nuff said
  2. duncan-uk

    This BMW driver was lucky....

    Ouch! But disagree on best roads. Snake and woodhead passes are brilliant roads. Many a fun trip I've had over them. #fun times.
  3. duncan-uk

    It’s been a while....

    Appreciate that and it's easy for me to comment from my armchair . My estoril m3 had pale cream which worked well. Unless you tick the boxes from new we all have to take some compromise. On my m535i it was white paint. I'd had three white cars. Didn't want another but it had everything else I wanted. Fortunately white became 'cool' during my ownership. Its a lovely M5
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    It’s been a while....

    Personally not a fan of the seats but other than that it's lovely. Maybe be I need one in my life.
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    ^ where is it?
  6. duncan-uk

    It’s been a while....

    ^ er no...
  7. duncan-uk

    The unwritten rules of being British

    Doesi it need all the uneccesary swearing?
  8. duncan-uk

    E28 M5 Alloys

    I did say similar
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    E28 M5 Alloys

    Same or similar to the e30 m3 I think if that broadens the search
  10. 530d. How many meters to re plumb? And diameter? thanks
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    A bit of decorum, if you please...

    We should really just bin you Jay and decorum will be restored...
  12. duncan-uk

    Adding flappy paddles...

    Just wondering what steering wheel or parts you need to add paddle shift to an e39/46 era BMW and how hard is the wiring? any one got a list of parts and a how too?
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    Depends I suppose on the plan. If you want a minter then then body work would be an issue but would a zip wheel, some rust converter and silver smoothrite keep it all at bay for a while? if it needs to be minty then no but if just presentable and staving of the inevitable then maybe that's the route. Im a believer in devil you know and that to change would cost a chunk of change with a risk and though it feels wasted perhaps £1k in this is the economic option. But it if you fancy a change then nows the time maybe?
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    Tools for doing work

    For an oil service you need a 36mm socket for the filter. Brake discs a 16mm socket, screw driver , 7mm Allen key and I think 5mm Allen for,the disc. .
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    Jobs like an m30 valve adjust were murder on my back in fact my body dislikes anything that involves leaning over an engine for a long period
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    Tools for doing work

    When starting out I think I'd wait for a Halfords deal and get one of their sets then add to it as you go. No point spending loads. Ask on on here first if you need anything special and you'll be fine. My top tip learned the hard way is get the right tool for the job. Like plastic rivet removal tool or circlip pliers. trying to make do with the wrong tool will lead to frustration and damage. As a potless youth I struggled on with whatever I had and cheap stuff like adjustable spanners and made misery for myself with rounded nuts and pinging springs and the like.
  17. I saw the aboration in the flesh at the NEC yesterday - absolutely horrific - sums up all that's wrong in the west i think.
  18. Day per page a4 diary which sits in my desk. Email my self a note if needs be. Old school but does does what it needs too.
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    Strange 530i electrical issues related to rain?

    Odd seemingly unconnected issues are often attributed to a dodgy ignition switch. Pdc is is a law unto itself!
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    Trackday e34s anyone ??

    Wow 2010
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    Trackday e34s anyone ??

    Search for user robzilla. A few of us did track days in e34s and 28s for a bit but not for a while.
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    Tools for doing work

    I've found I've needed 16,18,20,22 and even 24 recently. The latter on suspension bits.