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eamo last won the day on June 2 2016

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  1. eamo

    Big Brake Upgrade

    I had the BMW performance kit on the front of my old E39 M5 and it was excellent - far better braking during daily driving than the standard setup. The part no for the kit is 34110444738. You get 2 x Brembo 6 pot callipers, set pads, brake dust plates and drilled and grooved disks. They are a performance brake retro fit kit for a 1 series and new 3 series. To make the kit fit you need to fab a bracket for the callipers - I got mine from a guy in Belgium who has fitted a few of these kits but I don't think he does them anymore. The new disks need modifications too, but really simple. The M5 has 2 screws to attach the disk to the hub, and 3 centre pins. You have to drill the holes for the centre pins and the hole for the second screw to attach disk to hub. It can easily be done by pressing/attaching the OEM M5 disk to the performance disk, and drill through the M5 disk holes into the performance disk. Also you will need to trim the existing brake dust plate. Everyone knows the weak point on these cars are the brakes. They are great for everyday driving and 2/3 emergency stops if needed. But if you have a blast on the twisty back roads or bring it out on track they turn to muck The new disk size are actually a little smaller than the m5 disk and a little thinner. Stock ones are 345mm X 32mm. the performance ones are 338 x 26 mm. I think most people are turned off by the smaller rotors (than stock) of this brake kit but apparently improved braking performance is achieved by hastening the conversion of kinetic energy to heat (pad sweep area biggest factor) and improving heat dissipation rate (rotor size, material properties, geometric design). Rotor size is, of course, a big factor. With this kit, rotors are, as I have already said, slightly smaller but pad sweep area is vastly increased via the 6 pot callipers. Also the amount of metal used in stock VS performance disk is almost the same. There are a few m5 owners on the continent who run this setup and have had very positive results on the Nurburgring. This kit will probably cost around half of what the AP racing or Stoptech kits cost. But another major reason why I opted to go this way over the AP racing/Stoptech kit is that if you ever run into problems and need replacement parts they can be got easily from the BMW dealer. Replacement parts from AP or Stoptech are big money and you could be waiting a bit to receive the parts.
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    E39 M5 Front and Rear Struts Replacement

    Fair play THe39M5 for that However if you put those part nos into realoem they are listed for 535i, 540i and m5 Im not doubting you just pointing out realoems info
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    Finding An M5

    have to agree - I wanted an e34 m5 and after test driving three 3.6 variants I ended up buying a e34 535i se instead. The M30 is a great engine with great low down torque and a well sorted one will keep up to an m5 up to 100mph. You really have to screw the m5 after 80/90mph to go fast Never drove a 3.8 so cant comment on that
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    Finding An M5

    Supposedly rust free and with low mileage and in your budget - don't know the car by the way or seller https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C972429
  5. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C986972
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    Knocking and vibration

    I suspect your right - have it rebalanced.
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    High mile 518i , why not?

    I've had a later 518i. Great car. Lovely to drive. Easy to potter around town in and sits at 80mph on the motorway no bother. Don't have to screw it to get the power out of it like a 520. Its not a fast car by no means but Id have another one over any 520 any day.
  8. Didn’t say it was or wasn’t rare was just trying to understand why OP says it’s rare. But it when it boils down to it a 530i se wasn’t exactly a rare car say compared to an e30 m3 or an Alpina or champagne edition or an individual colour
  9. Ah so it’s rare because of the mileage https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-search?postcode=gl517bb&make=BMW&model=5 SERIES&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&maximum-mileage=50000&year-from=1995&year-to=2002&advertising-location=at_cars&page=1
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    535i clutch

    Your clutch kit is bmw part no 21211223135 if your car is post March 1988 the LUK number for this is 624 0792 00 available on amazon for £140 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00AJX00RG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522355114&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=luk+624079200&dpPl=1&dpID=513ZHGkJLnL&ref=plSrch Sachs part no is 3000 207 001 available on amazon for £142 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00DQFQ8YS/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522354991&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=sachs+3000+207+001
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    Any 528i’s for sale??

    Thanks lads
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    Any 528i’s for sale??

    Red black grey or silver pm me thanks
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    Dogleg Sloppy Shifter

    that's the one thanks boss
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    Dogleg Sloppy Shifter

    Ive done this before and just cant remember but exactly what parts do I need to fix a sloppy shifter on a dog leg box. Im after getting a box and the shifter is fine but I want to replace the bits with the box on the groound Can anyone point me to the realoem diagram - theres a couple their and Im confused?
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