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DirtyHarry88 last won the day on April 15 2016

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  1. If it is the valvetronic, the fix involves replacing the idler arms but if that isn't something you fancy I have also read that adjusting the minimum lift for the valvetronic from 0.3mm to 0.8mm helps through INPA or DIS helps a lot.
  2. Did you have any joy in the end? My 745i has the odd misfire when cold which either disappears of its own accord or if I stop and restart the car. Haven't looked at ignition coils yet but I've had misfires on cylinders 3, 7 and 8.
  3. Size matters! F10 v E39

    I think the e39 was just perfect for feeling big when you wanted it to but could properly shrink around you on all but the tightest B roads. I've just bought an e65 and after being used to parking a Clio and a Boxster for around a year (with the tightest turning circle I've ever encountered) the BMW feels absolutely colossal.
  4. Back in a BMW

    I probably wouldn't have typically but a lot of the suspension has been replaced, hydraulic lines for the dynamic drive and £800 thrown at the gearbox, among other things. Touch wood I get an ok ride for a change, at least rust shouldn't be a worry. Although I thought that with a 987 Boxster and managed to buy one that had a poorly repaired, rusty rear wheel arch...
  5. Back in a BMW

    Well, imminently. Due to be collecting this on Saturday- https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1608792 I wouldn't typically have gone for the big 7 but this one is well known to pistonheads (I'll be the 3rd forum user to own it) and it's had a fortune spent on it in recent years. Here's hoping I'll get to grips with the idrive quickly enough. As an aside, any good forums for 7 series queries?
  6. 2001 540i Sport Touring Auto

    What did you manage to get for it if you don't mind me asking? Curious as to what the market is like for actual selling prices.
  7. 2005 Boxster 2.7- Hartech rebuild £8000

    2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7 5 speed RS60 Spyder Exhaust 17" Cayman wheels MOT June 2018 (no advisories) 83,000 miles Change in work circumstances forces sale. Car had a Hartech engine rebuild (~£7000) at 54k miles with the previous owner in 2013. Improved IMS bearing was fitted at this time so there is peace of mind on that front. Major service at Porsche specialist SP Autobahn in May with the following additional work- Spark plugs Drive belt Gearbox oil A/C pipe Other recent work includes both front coil springs and a track rod end. Immediately prior to buying the car it had the following work at Porsche specialist Motortune- O/S radiator and hoses Both A/C condensers Drive belt rollers There is some gravel rash at the bottom of the front arches where the paint has come away. I've currently protected this with Bilthamber wax. Driver side rear arch is just starting to show the signs of rust coming through. I'd had this buffed down back in Spring hoping it would last longer but no joy on that front. It's got matching Continental Sport Contact 3's all round although the rears will need replaced soon. Front brakes will need done in the next 2k or 3k miles. I've priced this higher elsewhere (naturally starting high) so this is my bottom line at the minute. I know it's not the best time of year for selling one and the rust isn't great but I like to think the Hartech rebuild counts for something. Feel free to ask any questions, mileage will increase as still in use. I'm based in Carnoustie, Angus. £8000 firm Gallery here- https://postimg.org/gallery/1xd0383ss/
  8. e39 M5 Carbon Black front passenger door

    Nobody remotely interested? It's going to end up going in the skip eventually.
  9. I've had this since I got my M5 in 2013 (bought it from a member on here) and always meant to get round to fitting it but never did. It's no use to me in the shed, I've never even taken all the protective wrapping off as it was wrapped rather solidly. I'd be looking at collection only (from Carnoustie) given its size. If anyone is seriously interested I would obviously fully unwrap it to confirm it's all in good condition and can talk price then.
  10. 2001 M5 (my old one)

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252826674873?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Surprised the current owner is selling so soon as he's just spent an absolute ton at CPC on the rod bearings and timing chain.
  11. The story of E39 M5 AK03 DJJ (so far)

    This sums up why I would still have one of these if I won the lottery.
  12. 160k mile rod bearings

    Not sure if the new owner has any more pics of the rest but this is on my old car that missed its running in service.
  13. Inspection II from BMW - £1,300!

    This is odd, my local dealer is the same and they'd always had an inspection 2 around £500-
  14. 17" Style 66 (non-staggered) wheels with winter tyres

    Reduced to £300. Reckon that's my limit for now though, interest can only increase coming into winter.