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  1. e24 -genuinely getting rare now

    Awesome. Like the polished looking lips on the TRX's Both beautiful cars
  2. Need space in a Garage? Surrey

    Pictures speak a thousand words. So we're still negotiating, and other parties are competing to be transparent, but here's the space. It will be reroofed, re wired and will have cctv installed int he next month. If we manage to get it then the cost per space will be circa £100/month + a little more if you want to trickle charge etc Thx
  3. I've potentially found a dry replacement for the current damp garage i'm using to restore my E34 and store an MX5 track car. Only snag is its a little large for my needs and the other person i would share with. Its in Surrey, just off the A3, large private Barn with Electricity etc. If you're looking for a space to store a car, trailer, or to do some restoration etc let me know, we have space for at least another 5 or 6 cars. Costs tbc but should be reasonable PM if interested.
  4. e24 -genuinely getting rare now

    Its later... any pics?
  5. Nice update. Had exactly the same issue on my e34, unwittingly bought front struts with the thicker diameter and had to source correct top mounts.
  6. I used a place in leatherhead which were excellent. Called leatherhead motor company.
  7. Mortgage switching - what's everyone thinking?

    I have a fair sized mortgage, so the last time around the fee worked out cheaper than the extra interest payable. Will do the same maths.
  8. Need space in a Garage? Surrey

    Valid feedback. I trust too much...
  9. Mortgage switching - what's everyone thinking?

    OK so just had a meeting with my Mortgage lender, rates offered are super low. Nationwide quoting me in the region of 1.14% for a 2 year tracker to just above 2% for a 5 year fixed.
  10. Mortgage switching - what's everyone thinking?

    Funnily enough, have a meeting with my Bank today about this. My 4 year fixed rate ends in a year, checking out my options... Currently on 2.39%
  11. Need space in a Garage? Surrey

    Hi Dennis, Its a junction after Guildford if you were coming from Ldn. Its a largish building that used to house a motor racing team.Its in a very quiet area of Farms. Let me check in with the Landlord re CCTV etc as i hadn't check for that. Ill try and get some pics up, might make this easier. Thx
  12. Need space in a Garage? Surrey

    i'm meeting the landlord on Saturday Morning to discuss but it would be a 'share of rent' type agreement and my upper budget is £150/month (for my space) so for a 'space' it would be around that. Together we'd need to combine enough to cover the total, which i'll find out their lowest price on sat...
  13. The adjusters broke, i tried to fix them, i couldn't, and now inside the light one of the tabs has broken. This means the light is still sealed, works fine etc, but the adjusters are still broken. I've shelled out on a new head light, therefore the used one is for sale for £40 plus post. It comes with a pair of adjusters to replace the broken ones.
  14. Wheel Arch Lip Restore

  15. New owner 3.6 M5

    Nice progress. Where did you get the alternator redone?
  16. Staying in France

    I've worked in central paris for the last 5 years Mon-Fri. Give me a shout if u need any help or intel
  17. Staying in France

    Avoid staying near Calais, its a grim area
  18. Staying in France

    Agreed. Its 3 or 4 hours max from memory.
  19. Gearbox noise in neutral

    3rd that. had this on an old e39, it turned out to be the thrust bearing.
  20. Angel eyes

    Awesome thanks. Ordered
  21. Angel eyes

    Good Morning Guys, When i bought my e39 5 years ago i changed to white angel eye bulbs, which worked faultlessly since, no flickering, no error messages etc. Unfortunately one side has failed but i cant remember where i bought them or the brand. Can anyone recommend a good pair @ a reasonable cost? I'm not looking for ridiculously strong or bright halo's, just a white finish rather than the urine yellow they are as OEM Thx
  22. My 1st E39 wooohoooo

    Welcome! Lovely looking car
  23. E34 535i Sport

    For the metal bits i want to keep its all from Frosts - metal degreaser - Metal rust treatment - POR 15 -> 2/3 coats depending on how fed up i get with spilling it on my clothes and hands
  24. E34 535i Sport

    I've been toying with the idea of doing an older BMW up for a while now, and had some great input from some guys here like Jamie and others, mostly warning me off. I've pulled back from the older models due to wanting an entry level project, and decided if i was going to get involved in something, it would be a newer model i am familiar with, to learn the easy way re welding costs and potential area's that will need doing / fixing. As such it was either going to be an E28 or an E34, of which a manual sport model was the only real option of interest to me. After a few months, saw an ad on gumtree for a E34 535i Sport which had been sitting in a car port for the last 8 years. When i drove up to Grantham to view it, it barely started, and almost immediately overheated and missfired, and tbh looks super tired, but the sunroof worked, and i'd driven all the way there, so gave the lad £800 and trailered it home. I've owned a fair few e34 535's over the years so know my way around an M30 (i even put a schrick 282/280 cam in one once) so im 'fairly' comfortable with the mechanics on this. I've decided the plan is to get it running and holding its temp, then bosh it in for an MOT and see just how bad the list is, and go from there. I've no time pressure or plan per se. Here are a couple of pics after getting it in the garage... So its decently specced, but hasn't been touched by a human in at least 8 years i would say. (at last that's when the last MOT expired). Decided to start with the cooling system and missfiring issue. Rotor arm and cap is knackered, the radiator crumbled in my hands when i took it out, the water pump is rusted, but still spins etc. Whipped off all of that and the housings to clean up, get new sensors, stat, pump, rad, rotor arm and cap and see how she runs. Its got some pretty snazzy aftermarket 17's but i love the old metric wheels with the impossibly bad grip, so if anyone has some lying around and by some miracle still have tread let me know... More updates Bi weekly or so...
  25. E34 535i Sport

    Minor Update as i've been away for quite a few weekends. ICS rebuilt my Steering box. It was weeping like a mofo, cost around £250 plus VAT to have done, can't speak on the results until the car is on the road... With this back i can start to rebuild the front subframe, pics of which next time. I also finished rebuilding the front legs, the only original part left is the actual leg and hub. Before After So the next step will be to rebuild the front subframe and suspension / steering assembly to get the front rolling again. In other news, i dropped the fuel tank out. Needless to say the metal pipework (mostly breather pipes) had rusted to nothing. This is in fact a huge milestone for me as its the final part attached to the underneath of the car, so we're a great deal nearer to sending the car off to be welded. The rest of Oct i'll be busy fixing some niggles with the e39, and i'm away for November on Honeymoon, so hoping for further progress in Dec. Thx for tuning in