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About sharkfan

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    2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
    1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
    1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
    1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd)
    1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from thousands made and still valiantly fighting against a rusty grave)


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    B10 V8 T, B12 5.7 L, B10 4.6 T, M635CSi, 635CSiA

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  1. sharkfan

    E34 Headliner material idea's

    There's a guy on PH doing a great Rover SD1 restoration who did a load of research for his headling woes; I asked him and he said this stuff... https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/1554/high-heat-resistant-aerosol-adhesive
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    E34 Headliner material idea's

    What is the best glue recommended for re-gluing the headliner back up; this summers sun has caused mine to start coming away a little.
  3. sharkfan

    What are you currently drinking...?

    Currently drinking cold black coffee and amaretto over crushed ice; caffeine to fend off the heat lethargy and ice cold to... fend off the heat, amaretto to make the black coffee palatable.
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    3night break suggestions please

    Lived just down the river from there back in 1999, in Kiev. Scary museum in Kiev, horrible stories from the locals about medical problems and the river Dnieper was NOT for swimming in. I used to work in the nuclear industry as well so had read a very many detailed classified reports about the incident.
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    Ask in the F10 section, you might find there was a recall on dodgy OEM condensors.
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    E34 parts

    Hi Cotswold, Are these parts still available and how much are they please? https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part?id=HK42-EUR-11-1995-E34-BMW-540i&mg=31&sg=10&diagId=31_0142&q=31321129196 And the sill cover clips, 1938940 for the same car. Many thanks.
  7. sharkfan

    Need Help...Broken M5

    1. Check for vacuum leaks on the little pipes that operate the fuel pump regulator and intake plenum flap. CHECK THOROUGHLY. 2. Check for leaks on the intake system, especially the ribbed rubber section, jubilee clips, etc. 3. Compression check, including checking how tight the spark plugs are when you undo them. 4. Coolant sniffer check, to check for petrol/emission gases blowing from the head gasket to the coolant system. Good luck and I hope its something simple.
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    AC engineer around surrrey/ Croydon area

    If that's sourcing, replacing and re-commisioning then I'd say it's pretty fair but I'm no expert. I use AutoAir out of Woking for all my AC repairs and re-charging.
  9. sharkfan

    Painting chrome trim

    I had my tired external chrome trims on my E34 vinyl wrapped with gloss black vinyl a few years ago and they are still great - no shrinkage, no fading.
  10. sharkfan

    What tool?

    From memory a 10mm and 11mm box spanner, fairly common and easy to get hold of.
  11. sharkfan

    MOT advice

    As long as no 'Dangerous' defects are noted on the fail sheet you can still use the car to the date on the previous MoT. The other defect classifications are 'Minor' which are not MoT failures, and 'Major' which are MoT failures, but not sufficient to render the car dangerous to be used while the existing MoT is still in date.
  12. sharkfan

    OAL-BB 50 - 50 years of BMW Alpina book

    One here... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-ALPINA-Automobile-50-Jahre-3-0-CSL-3-5-6-7-8er-Z1-Z4-Z8-B3-B6-B7-Buch-book/360732997486?hash=item53fd5cb76e:g:N7cAAOSwYIxX2~00 or call Sytner, they might have some on the shelves still. Edit to add; Buchloe still have it listed as available at its original price of 75 Euros.
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    MoT passed after a couple of small bits of sill welding, inoperative main beam headlight and a drip from the rear diff. Diff cleaned off and now bone dry, headlamp fixed, welding down and underseal protection applied.
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    Help with "Alpina" B10 cam install requested

    Have you double checked the spark plug leads are correct from the distributor to the plugs?
  15. sharkfan

    Motorcyclist films himself at 189mph

    Followed by two gigantic sweepers of your own... As a former Paramedic I can see there is very little, if anything, to choose between the driving capabilities of the poorest bike and poorest car drivers. One thing I will say is that I see far fewer car drivers overtaking on double white lines, single white line against or even the zig-zags of zebra crossings than I do motorcyclists - which I do witness almost on a daily basis around the South-East.