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  1. The Flying Banana

    Air Suspension - Arnott vs Aerosus

    I replaced a rear susp bag on the E39 in Holland and it was an Arnott Bag ..came with new circlip ....my right side needs done and I was going to order 2 Aerosus bags ( and keep Arnott as an spare ) ... has anyone any experience of replacing an Arnott bag and knows if the circlip is just universal and will fit a different manufacturer ( aerosus don't come with clips )
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    Air Suspension - Arnott vs Aerosus

    its the actual circlip that holds the air valve onto the bag itself ..will soon find out as I ordered 2 to replace mine
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    Cracking looking E34 530i on eBay

    in 3.0 form ? I had a 530 once and it was gash .. I know the 535 isn't much bigger in reality but seemed a huge difference .. maybe my 3.0 was a duff one
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    E34 alarm / central locking fob - Single button case

    cant remember if you were looking for a matched fob and unit but just incase https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bmw-E34-Alarm-Unit-Fob-Control-5-Series/232811607825?hash=item3634a73711:g:X4AAAOSwm4NbATTZ
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    Cracking looking E34 530i on eBay

    pity its an old wheezer of an M30 engine tho .. at that money I would be looking for a V8 in there ..clean car tho
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    A ‘P’ plate e34.

    still rare with that plate on it .. car isn't rare as it was probs sitting in a dealership and sold late on hence the P plate there is probably only a handful of them about TBH
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    A ‘P’ plate e34.

    there was a R plate 525 E34 Sport in white kicking about for a while too
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    Suspension overhaul / eBay kits

    you would actually think that is a better place fro the accumulators to sit .. keeps them clean and dry instead of underneath car !
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    Air Suspension - Arnott vs Aerosus

    haha .. yes .. you would think however my reasoning is Arnott supply one air bag that does SE and Sport .. they say the levellers etc will dictate the correct height but Aerosus which were recommended have two different bags .. the Sport one being slightly shorter so I am keen to keep the car right so will replace the two and keep the Arnott as an emergency bag I think the Arnott bag is OK as it did sit at correct height despite the other side being OEM Sport bag...but I like things to match
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    Suspension overhaul / eBay kits

    off topic but I am liking that jack type thing you have there ! Where did you get that
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    Brand new Highland village

    Hey Dennis .. Its Calypsos thread . he was there yesterday but they have a website and builder has a SHpwhome page .. I love it actually... I would love to move further up North !
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    Brand new Highland village

    ^^^^Fort William .. god awful now .. I go to Oban a lot and its going downhill a bit too now .. sad For idyllic scenery tho a nice place on west coast called Stoer ... there is a lighthouse there you can stay at ..beaches lovely too.. https://stoerlighthouse.co.uk/
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    i am with Dan .. i read title of advert . excitred...read V8S .. more excited ..read 177mph .. super excited .. read LPG .. shut page straight down, ,i hate LPG and wonder why people ruin cars with it ..escpecially as stated when the filler cap is drilled right through a quarter panel !!!!
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    ^^^^my very first car when i was 17 ! 3.0 Ghia - Arizona Gold with BVR .. Was exactly like The Sweeney car ! i would have another in a heartbeat ! Had a coupe version too which i thought i would love but strangely i prefereed the saloon
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    Only in 'Murica...

    the floater rims are insane .. seeing the wheels sit 'still' as the car moves along is weird .. these things must cost an absolute fortune to build .. Hot Wheels have alot to answer for !!! but there are advantages
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    Best places to sell......

    Thats the point surely .. to stand out from the rest of the car You wouldnt wear a flesh coloured watch or ring .. its there as a feature i think but if everyone was the same and all that
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    Removing E39 Front Seat - What's this?

    ITS a PITA .. i prefer the seatbelt at its lowest position so just left it unclipped
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    BMW 318ti Compact - Retro daily

    So after our ‘ who runs older cars as dailys ‘ I thought I would share my sons … He is 17 passed his test in October but wasnt really into the small euro box style cars that were about for younger drivers so he piled his savings into running his first car and had an Astra Sri X pack .. nice car, went well but still lacked the individual element as every other car on the road is an Astra so I had a Daytona Violet Compact 318Ti tucked away so after 6mths driving he was able to get it insured so now he is happy …or is he lol .. well he is but he is on the modifying path but give him his due he only like parts that are in keeping with the car .. no ricer junk ! So it went from 16” 5 spokes to a set of staggered M3 Evo Contours .. nice wheel but then he got a set of staggered BBS Rc 41/ 42s .. I think these look quite classy on it . Next up was a M3 style front lip to the bumper .. it already had the mesh fitted so that just finished it off Pair of bilsteins for the rear , new upgraded discs and pads too. Has an AC Schnitzer exhaust with letterbox tail pipe fitted by Andy Everett, nice touch so that stays , nice sound too. Going forward it has a few chips and a couple of bubbles on rear arch , this will all get done and the roof is getting painted along with a new sunroof seal for the summer shows ..some pics
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    BMW 318ti Compact - Retro daily

    good shout ..I didn't know it was there..didn't even think to look....I know it's not one for the concours or originality peeps but I can't actually see him ever selling it ..he seems to want to just keep it and keep working away to keep it top notch
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    BMW 318ti Compact - Retro daily

    All up front and in his name too so he is getting an NCB , initially it was a complete no go from everyone and AVIVA wont look until he was 21 , Admiral, Sheila's Wheels ,Churchill and some randoms would take it on and its not really any worse than insuring a newish Corsa SRi that most around here have, 17" wheels and a decent stereo system declared which was OK but engine mods such as manifiold , mapping or chipping is a straight no and if anything happened i guess they would soon be able to check
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    Touring SLS failure

    £325 trade ..what are you getting for that ?
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    Kit's E34 535i

    the spigots arent load bearing so plastic does the job... they only center the wheel perfectly .. have always used plastic on BMW and aftermarket wheels
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    Wrong size rear wheels !!

    i had staggered 66s on my tourng ..didnt see any advantage or difference in looks. the different tyre szes are a pain so went for a square set up of 8"...much easier
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    Silver e39 RL52 Bellshill

    you can edit yourself if you need to .. just click on edit in first post and change title
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    Cost to paint one side of an E34?

    dont blend in to the midille or top of c pillar tho . so many people do this .. for all the effort to mask off you can get wing, 2 doors , rear quarter and the first part of roof taking in the A pillar.. do whole side and put a soft foam edge on the fiat swedge line that runs the legth of the roof .. looks so much better