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About readie

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  • Birthday 07/17/1969

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    minster in thanet

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    e28 m535i, e9 csl
  1. 6 speed gearbox

    So, having consulted this site and the e9 forum I am going to keep the engines in the respective cars but just ‘freshen them up’ it give rise to a new question... i am now thinking of putting the dogleg box I have in the e28 into the e9, which I know is simple. the question is, what 6speed will fit the e28 m535? And is it a worthy swap ?
  2. E9 vs e28...

    Thanks guys, noted
  3. E9 vs e28...

    I need some advice.. this is a bit of a story so bear with me... Ok where to start... my ‘daily’ driver is the e28 m535i, dogleg box. It my usual car and basically use it for stomping up and down the a2 in kent a couple of times a week. The rest of the week it just sits around. have got a better cam on it and a few other bits and bobs so it goes pretty well, occasionally getting a track outing which mostly goes well. My approach mostly being, drive it like you stole it, break it, fix it again but upgrade if you can. i am lucky enough to have an e9 I am doing up. It’s a csl which I have had for years and clearly now they are going up in value. With the e9 whilst not a stickler for originality, I don’t want to do anything which cannot be ‘undone’ I had intended to get the E9 engine rebuilt and put a different cam maybe pistons, possibly triple Weber’s. In effect period stuff. here’s the quandary. Having thought about it and with one eye on cash, I am thinking of putting the e28 m535 engine and box into the e9 and then maybe putting a e39 m54 into the e28 basically I have been quoted 6000 to ‘sort’ the e9 engine into something good power wise but I sort of have it already in my e28... it it also means I get a six speed box in the e28 for up and down motorway.... views appreciated, would I be fecking up both cars ? help...!!
  4. Cleaning pale leather

    https://www.furnitureclinic.co.uk/Leather_Ultra_Clean I used this...it's the first stage when recouloring leather but is equally good for just a clean
  5. Power steering ....

    I have a lot of groaning and whining from my power steering. I have 'bled' the system using tips on the forum,but its still bad. Any ideas anyone ? Guess its a case of a new power steering pump ?
  6. Hi Tim, what do you want for the engine and gearbox ?
  7. Gaydon 2017 - 13th August

    Good to see everyone yesterday, thanks for getting me the ticket steve. although cars there made me happy and sad in equal measure making me realise how much work I have to do with my two !!
  8. Gaydon 2017 - 13th August

    Car all cleaned and topped up ready to roll but will never win a concours competition !!! leaving ramsgate just before 6 so will be at clacket lane services by seven. my mobile is 07974 932290, anyone else want to volunteer theirs (or WhatsApp) to co-ordinate...?
  9. Gaydon 2017 - 13th August

    Thanks splondike, will try and make it there for seven then
  10. Rocker arms..

    Rockers sorted and 'bob' going like a train again
  11. Gaydon 2017 - 13th August

    Oops just asked who's going under the '5' meets...!! i am coming up, car all fixed now after brands hatch. I have not pre booked or bought a ticket, what would be the best option at this late stage ?
  12. Gaydon 2017

    Who's going?
  13. Rocker arms..

    Thanks guys, have got a fritzs bits alpina cam and chip already...they went in about 4/5 years ago so hope not worn already ...!! did rag it a bit at brands so hope just the high revs killed them but will check oil spray bar and banjo bolts. any point in skimming/porting/polishing?
  14. Rocker arms..

    Thanks Duncan. Looks like eurocarparts sell a make called 'motive' and I can get febi from a supplier called mister auto at a similar price, basically a tenner per arm. Any thoughts on which ones better ? Any suggestions what else should be looked at while there ? probably a silly question but can I drive it (gently) on only 5 cylinders? my local garage is good for simple stuff but would prefer to go to a bmw specialist about 40 miles away...
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