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cableguy last won the day on December 1 2015

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  1. E30 V8 with a 5.6 twist

    Looks exactly like my old mans R107 V8 Motor, so i'm guessing it's the 80's/90's Mercedes 560 SEC/SEL Motor. C.
  2. BMW Car Magazine - Bob Harper's E61 530i

    They are Style 32's. They come in quite a few different variations, flat faced, dished and like the ones posted with the spokes curved outwards towards the outer lip. Available from 15" right upto 20". C.
  3. E34 B10 Project

    Another one here too: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-BMW-Alpina-B10-3-5/253353561197?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Both a little optimistic in their pricing IMO! C.
  4. Colour change on HPI

    Anytime. I don't think you have anything to worry about re the colour, particularly as you mention it's Grey to Blue and the car is clearly Fjord Grey. C.
  5. Colour change on HPI

    Do you have the last 7 digits of the chassis no. This will tell you all you need to know using the online vin check. The original paint colour code sticker will be on the front drivers side suspension turret. C.
  6. What to do with my 535?

    Some good pics and an honest advert would realise good money on ebay, however be prepared for lots of muppets asking stupid questions... It would also break for good money being a genuine Sport. Good luck in whatever your decision. C.
  7. What to do with my 535?

    Manual or Auto? Manual will always fetch a good premium over the Auto cars. C.
  8. Introduction, new E34 M5 3.8 owner...soon!

    Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the forum. Looking forward to the pics and as mentioned, plenty of knowledge and help on here if and when required. C.
  9. Prospective buyer

    Sounds like a great project. I'm on with a similar project, e34 Touring with an M3 engine, Sport spec inside and out etc. If you have plenty of time and enjoy a challenge then go for it. There's heaps of knowledge on here and plenty of enthusiasts that will help out. C.
  10. Wanted 17" staggered Alpinas e34/e32 etc set or singles

    I have a staggered set. 8.5jx17" Fronts & 9.5jx17" Rears. Need a refurb but straight and with centre caps too. C.
  11. Some good counter arguments listed above and I have personally just sold a Turbo Diesel after four and a half years ownership, however there is no substitute for the refinement of a petrol in comparison. I think any motoring expert or motoring journalist would recommend petrol over diesel for short journeys. C.
  12. Wheel colour?

    Surely the OEM colour isn't do or die. A good bright silver is all that would be required to give the "wow" factor. C.
  13. Wheel colour?

    Can you not go to another wheel refurbishers rather than settling for gunmetal? OEM Silver or close gets my vote, particularly on a white car. C.
  14. I'd avoid if it's only an occasional or short journey car. Speak with a few local garages/independents and they will tell you that a good proportion of their business is DPF and re-gen related on diesels. As an example, Diesel sales fell by over 20% in the last quarter of 2017. A sign of the times that things are changing... C.
  15. Nice low miles e34 535i Sport

    Hardly comparable. The 525i looks straight and shiny but it's not a Sport and doesn't have the big M30 up front. Details to follow will more than likely show cloth interior, slushbox and higher miles. Good Manual Sports are very thin on the ground these days. C.