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  1. Looks GREAT mate !
  2. Great video again.....as usual from you !
  3. This ^^
  4. Well it seems most suspension / steering arms have been renewed, which is great ! Maybe thoroughly flush the old pas fluid out and replace with new fluid, and if you fancy replace the actual pas reservoir, which contains a filter within it. PAS pumps seem to be generally strong .....but is something to check out. PAS lines are very poor and always leak, even new ones. So check all of them ! Also check for fault codes as sometimes servotronic fault comes up, but you should be able to feel that whilst steering....goes pretty heavy if the servotronic sensor fails.
  5. OK fair enough ! If installed correctly and are Lemforder they should be good for 50K miles I'd say... There is an argument that new bushes are useless unless the ball joints on the other end are good too....just a thought. Only other things to look at are the suspension geometry, lower control arms, suspension (dampers, springs, top mounts) and steering arms, anti roll bar drop links and anti roll bar bushes. Can you elaborate on the vagueness ? How did your last tyres wear ? Also how many miles on the car ? Steering box may need a rebuild if at mega miles. Thrust arms that are weak are responsible for steering wheel judder under braking mainly, but they do help locate the position of wheel/hub during cornering etc etc Also do not overlook the rear axle components....rear ball joints, guiding links, rear wishbones, subframe bushes, snapped rear anti roll bar brackets...'vagueness up front' could well be a rear end issue. PS : Vague at times may also suggest pas pump issues.
  6. Personally I'd avoid poly bushes on a road car especially on a bush that is designed to be strong in one axis of loading direction and soft in the perpendicular axis of loading direction. Did you change the whole arm, thus the ball joint at the other end too or not? Also it's quite common to fit the bush in an incorrect position (opposite orientation) AND also many people tighten up the bush when the it's not loaded i.e. with wheels on the ground and the bush / arms fully loaded. Also what are the exact symptoms you are experiencing ?
  7. Yep ! Oh dear, same here then too ! Glad my daily drivers, which I use to go into the CC Zone, are exempt
  8. Nice one Alex ! One of the coolest cars ever built by BMW !
  9. Just on another note, do your best to torque the sensor up evenly as possible so the gasket seats well and evenly....have heard several stories of ongoing oil leaks after replacing this sensor.
  10. Ask them to send you 8 Litres of oil too
  11. I believe I used the Hella Web catalogue as stated by Jake above. Got the same Article Number as stated above too : 6PR007868-031 Then found it through these suppliers (who are still doing them but for £76.60) : http://www.incarmotorfactors.co.uk/en/search?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=6PR+007+868-031&submit_search= Also these are the details of my original purchase back in August 2014 : 6PR007868-031 Hella Oil Level Sensor £68.40 1 £68.40 Products £68.40 Discounts £0.00 Gift-wrapping £0.00 Shipping £1.50 Total Tax paid £11.40 Total paid £69.90
  12. Seems quite a capable performer....the new M5 :
  13. I remember buying a genuine Hella item but it was about £70 from a Motor factor. It worked fine.
  14. They look good (the bottom two rows in both columns (each engine bank)). Also do your top two rows in both columns actually fluctuate when viewing them (voltage should be switching)
  15. Yes same as resetting adaptations. Have you given us your fuel trim values yet at all? Yep when I changed out my vanos solenoid boards back in 2008 I had no idea about the trick......Having said that I don't think many people even understood that vanos solenoids were an issue and ended up replacing complete vanon units.