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    1985 BMW M535i Manual #123 & Landcruiser Amazon 4.2 Td Anniversary

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  1. Can I add an extra E28 to the list please Mick: 1. Ordnator - E28 525e - Diamantschwartz Metallic with Bridge of Weir burnt Orange leather comfort interior. 2. Mrs Ordnator - E28 525e - Zobelbraun Metallic with pearlbeige leather comfort interior. 3. Hippy - E39 Touring 4. Sharkfan - E24/E34/E38 something 5. jam172 either e28 528i or e12 M535i If it's raining the e12 starts fizzing 6. Loadmaster E39 7. trenchy24 - E28 528i (jam 172) 8. donjuan - E28 M5 9. Guy - E28 525e (informally known as Duncan) (the Eta not Guy) 10. Splondike - E28 M535i - Agate green with pearlbeige leather sports interior 11. garym535i - E28 M535i - Arctisblau Metallic with pacific cloth sport interior 12. Captain Beaky - The Little Donkey 525e - Silver with a bit of this and a little of that. 13. Mrs Beaky - An E39 possibly something else 14. Jut 535i - E28 M535i 15. weber magic - E28 (TBD) 16. abs_83 - E28 518i Alpineweise 17. BarryM - Alpina B10 V8 18. Inluvwithmy1602 - E28 525e - Zinnobar Red with black houndstooth cloth comfort interior 19. E28Ben - E28 528i 20. Panda - E28 520i Lux (M20B25 EFI) 21. Arif - E28 M535i 22. DiggedyE28 - E28 525e - Dolphin Grey 23. Style5 - E28 M5.18 with dodgy racing stripes and troublesome interior lighting
  2. Looks a nice place to sit Andy...can't beat having all that space, that's why I love my old truck I suspect Kev will be happy with your choice
  3. Your obviously bored Jez I quite like them, will be interested to see how it looks in the metal !
  4. Yeah Chris, I obviously knew when I saw you last.... I slipped up with social media which let the cat out of the bag lol but it doesn't matter really.
  5. That will look sweet
  6. They always look good in pictures though don't they it helps with all those new trinkets, you can actually see the headlights etc. It's done 130k.
  7. Cheers Mick, There's still a lot of stuff I need to clear out to be honest. Must have an ebay session and cleanse some more !
  8. Welcome, post up in the "Hello I'm New" Click on the link below: http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/forum/57-hello-im-new/
  9. Well, another BMW has crept into my newly enlarged garage space. I warned the missus this may happen I was browsing the web on a Sunday night last month (as you do) and a nice looking M3 saloon popped up that had just been posted up and it looked interesting. The chap was a little difficult to get hold of but when I eventually got hold of him I managed to arrange to see it during that week as it was not far from one of my company's offices. It's Cosmos black with Black leather interior #402 of the 415 3.0 saloons. He had owned it for 5 years and driven it around 300 miles, basically getting a jacking point repaired for MOT and a some paintwork done whilst there. Then going a bit mad and spending a fortune on new parts from BMW and then mothballing it, afraid something would happen to it I think. Then he bought other daily cars including an E46 M3 and now a 996 turbo which he now wants to get in the garage so finally coming to the decision he needed to move the M3 on. When I turned up he removed the covers on it and brought it out of the garage into the sunshine and it presented well, sounded alright and drove well. The interior is in nice condition apart from some screw holes for a phone and a mark on the dash. He (like alot of people it seems) did not like the wood trim so replaced it all with brand new black items. But had all the original stuff still. The list of new dealer items is quite large: Exterior: Door trims, Bumper, bumper inserts (front and rear), door handles, grilles, headlights and covers, front indicators, rear light units, side repeaters, windscreen wiper arms. Interior: Steering wheel, door handles, dash Trim, console Trim. Mechanical: Radiator, springs, shocks, wishbones, ARBs , Evo exhaust (stainless), brake discs, calipers , pads Misc: Bonnet catches, boot fittings, battery and spare wheel fixings etc Refurbed all 5 wheels with new tyres. Has complete tool kit, first aid kit etc and is nice and standard which itself seems unusual with these. Not an optionmeister either: S255 Sports leather steering wheel S401 Lift-up-and-slide-back sunroof, electric S411 Window lifts,electric,front/rear S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit S473 Armrest front S498 Headrests, rear, mechanically adjustable S554 On-board computer V with remote control S687 Radio preparation S773 Fine wood trim L812 National version Great Britain S850 Dummy-SALAPA Anyway I decided to sleep on it and changed my mind about 4 times overnight then gave him a bell and agreed a deal. I could not collect it for a few weeks so I only picked it up last week. In the museum with the E28 The sombre inside after a quick spruce of the leather (yes I know it needs a hoover!) I got the machine polisher out to detail the outside (got to get it up to standard) at the weekend and it's starting to look quite good: It drove fine on the way home, it sounds nice and pulls really well. However despite changing all those suspension parts I think it needs rear trailing arm bushes as it feels a bit wayward at the rear after driving it and the E28 hard back to back. So I will need to address that shortly, there is a metallic scraping sound which is road speed related, possibly from the brakes when it is hot at low speeds and not all the time ? It may just need some use but will have a dig around and see if I can find whats going on. Then give the underside a clean up and address anything needs doing and get someone who knows these engines to give it a once-over, it's been serviced recently but I want to be sure all is well and anything preventative that can be done is sorted before we begin this little adventure. Then clean it all up to standard try and improve it as we go along (as usual) and enjoy it
  10. Well done Mike Hope she serves you well, hopefully I will see it around Kent some time !
  11. So probably this one would be the one in that case: http://automotivecompressor.co.uk/epages/eshop931745.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/eshop931745/Products/1119R
  12. Cheers chaps, will try and find the right one So I probably need to determine which type is on it first can this be done in situ do you think ?
  13. He should get onto Cotswold for those bits, may have to come from Germany though
  14. Yeah we need to get onto that Welcome to the forum Charlie, looks indeed a handsome beast that.
  15. Cheers Paul, I think it's factory so should be slightly better. I found this which looks alright over taking a chance on a second hand one: http://automotivecompressor.co.uk/epages/eshop931745.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/eshop931745/Products/1120R