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    Wanted Genuine BMW E39 roof racks for sedan

    worth an enquiry to Cotswold, just in case some old stock around. hth
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    B10 4.6 755 moves !!

    As I am unable to drive charming B.10 has sat under its car port since January, not ignored but dusty etc !! The Audi returned from some work as its the daily tredder re hospital runs etc for the future. So when the mechanics delivered the Audi I asked for the Alpina to be run around the block. Careful ignition key activity enabled rotation before firing up on four occasions re oil circulation to valve gear etc. So gentle start and it ran fine, 10 minute warm up and then out of its prison, screens washed off, lights, indicators tested ok, gearbox warmed up and tested re drive, reverse etc. So off she goes, purring away like the fine car it is - chuffed that careful storage and use just needed good brake discs clean off. Lovely car now happy as it had a run, promise it a good clean once feeling bit better - still say its best car I have every owned. k
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    B10 4.6 755 moves !!

    B10 sold this week, 10 months with virtually no use is not good Sad it gone, luckily did not witness its goodbye, It had 12 months MoT plus full checkover before it was sale concluded. So, would not have missed the experience of Alpina quality and performance.
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    Few niggly questions.

    Have a word with Tims, he is on the forum as s registered breaker, I have used him many times for odd bits similar to vour lists, particularly the back end wiring, sometimes an unplug squirt with electrocleaner clears out the rubbish and conversely sorts out both functionality and non funuctionality. You may need bit of help re carpet stopping smooth clutch take up, E34 section has many keen members wno will hopefull wad it. hth
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    Advice needed please

    perhaps should have have taken more care when parking the car? anyway I am not joining in, several have tried to be very helpful. you elected not to attend court as it a hot day ?
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    Finsbury Park Mosque attack

    absolutely agree, how nice for the senior officer of the mosque to take control of idiots actions and potentential problems. So good to see balanced point of view to basically a terrorist attack. Please do not let this officer of the mosque get swept aside by revenge calls again, we all want to live in peace, that community is there is already picky up responsibilities that other more radical seem to wish to exploit. Well done to a very difficult incident - Finsbury, you are taking a very responsible point of view, in my lowly opinion.
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    New owner 3.6 M5

    I think Mr B has an affliction called BiTurbo/6speed/3.8/Touring - and one has surfaced for sale.
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    Member Bumbaclut M5 E34 For Sale

    GLWS of a very good car, sorted out by S, whatever the problem.
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    Post Brexit Result

    Pretty p/poor if Davis conceding on day 1. needs a common sense advisor to examine the effect of change before we start conceding. no idea, like this Government what the UK bottom line is.
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    £500 - Relisted for Sale. BMW E39 528i Sport.

    you maybe confusing with me, just sold on here a 2002 silver VR6 fsh, nice car with a few marks re knock around driving.
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    Post Brexit Result

    Don't know who is silliest on this Juncker re USA stupidity, or Spain being accommodated re Veto by EU crass move and Michael Howard getting the context and comments all wrong. However, the die is cast for Spanish veto, ably supported by our EU no longer colleagues, so change that if UK can. ! I am giving up on Brexit postings now, I can see no commonsense from either UK or EU parties, just slinging as many complications, added trash and punishments that UK may or may not deserve. No idea where this democratic decision by UK will lead us to very soon - doubt and agreement is possible now re above additional complications that arise each and every day. 19 June 2017. well it happening now, kick of started - embraces, gifts exchanged etc. what happens to GB, we shafted now as punishment for daring to want our destiny back ? difficult times over next month - did our politicians/civil servants actually produce a plan or do we go in with blank sheet A4 and take notes as we go.....................
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    How fast have you been in your 5?

    Amongst my now reduced pile of cars is a 1982 V12xjs with few engine and ecu improvements and getrag five speed box properly converted, I spun it once at around 120 whilst giving it a foot full, got away with it and since then imposed a speed limit of less than 95mph so keep clear of losing licence. Real scary and it just keep rotating but missing road furniture, ditch etc - thank you man upstairs. My Yoshi Suzi endurance bike would be clear of 100 by time got to next neighbour house just 300m or so down the road, it now locked in a private collection It deserves better.
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    Fathers Day

    Being the old father, I was totally spoiled with cards, presents of wine, dvd,plus phone calls and emails from them both. Also local one called in this pm so had eight of us sat in shade on side lawn. very nice and welcome efforts, I know what S/F means, my dad is still in my thoughts after 40 years.
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    Prop/driveline vibrations

    LHD 3.8 touring, five speed ? importing from Europe to be an Bi Turbo based 3.8 Alpina Touring clone, a quite unique car if my guess correct and Simon has already secured the car and done the deal. k
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    Urgent advice needed regarding a trader

    You are much more forgiving than me - I am a bitter old git re the falsifications and wish to cause him grief via a proper complaints process.
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    A couple of random cars in London

    Two of us rescued and shared an early Interceptor a few years ago, I absolutely hated it, huge lumbering vehicle and not that rapid when up against good 3.8 Mk2, glad to sell it on, it would have made a lovely vehicle with a shed load of time and money spent on it, just like my E34 M5
  17. Alternator very suspect. !
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    1998 540 six speed touring has passed MoT today, small plate needed re floor/cill area, now ok - absolutely full service, new rocker box gaskets, rebuild rusty and u.s. E39 hand brake, passed ok after new discs, etc. new plugs, expansion tank etc gearbox and transmission oils drained and changed, runs lovely again after 8 months laid up. So it ready to go to Australia if he wants to take it or if not the B10.
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    Le Mans Grandstand Ticket - ACO T18

    Cant be there re illness but watching it all on satellite so sure of some very long and late viewings, Toyota quick but not convinced Porsche holding back, LM2 etc looks ultra competitive. Hope you have fantastic time, full of envy D. !!
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    so do I, good luck.
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    London tower block fire

    Nightmare scenario and feel so sorry for those trapped above the seat of the fire, floor 4? no wonder the higher levels have such an unknown injury and fatality count yet to be determined.
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    Le Mans Grandstand Ticket - ACO T18

    What a superb opportunity. glws
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    Whats your favorite e34 colour ?

    What a fine design and shape these cars are, truly majestic and timeless.
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    Eric Broadley - RIP

    What a car engineer, every Lola a work of art and focus. RIP
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    Prop/driveline vibrations

    Many congratulations Simon for seeing that through to a satisfactory conclusion, tool kit came in dead useful for the amount you renewed. Good luck with next E34, you should have had the 3.8 estate from me, it was sound, all worked, MoT etc and capable of being an excellent rarity for just over £12k, I had to slim down the collection re urgent health issues so it went + 2 more M5.