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bigrigbri last won the day on March 18

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    E39 530d Sport Aegean Individual

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  1. bigrigbri

    Geordie's 1989 530i SE auto

    God I'd love another e34 again. Very nice.
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    Trouble finding a auto box

    I have one at the gearbox specialists at Sheffield where they took mine out and replaced with a recon unit I bought as a non runner to strip and rebuild. It has a delay going into drive but this can be sorted with a new oil pump spool valve spindle other than that it works fine. Depends how long you want to keep the car. Pm me if it sounds any good. Brian.
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    Auto brake pedal removal.

    I have bought a used one from ebay and it's only the matter of removing the pivot at the top and disconnecting the master cylinder pin. I just thought if somebody had done it before it might make it a tad easier if a clip or so had a special way of coming off.
  4. bigrigbri

    Problems with BMW battery

    If the car has been stood for a considerable length of time draining the battery it will permanently damage the cells if the voltage drops below critical. Seeing that it has done this twice then it has compounded the damage.
  5. bigrigbri

    Auto brake pedal removal.

    Guess not!
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    Jump cables 400 amps for 850 CCA 3 Litres Diesel

    Use welding cable and some big clips from ebay or such. Can make them to any length to suit your needs
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    Auto brake pedal removal.

    I was wondering how easy it was to remove the e39 brake pal without the ally frame as I intend to move my pedals over about an inch to get my speakers sited in better in the kick panels. A lot of fab work for the floor mount gas pedal bracket n such but doable. I have a used brake pedal at home read to be sent to the local coded welder for fabrication to involve putting an S into the arm to bring it sideways. Could have welded it myself but wanted a fit n forget job. Thanks.
  8. bigrigbri

    Are all under tray fixings the same?

    Yeh front 2 are bolts on the sport as after doing my oil yesterday I refitted mine after its been off for about 2 years and I also put some padded soundproofing inside glued to help with the diesel knocking.
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    Jump cables 400 amps for 850 CCA 3 Litres Diesel

    Depends on how flat the battery is.
  10. The oem bmw speakers live in little boxes and are designed to work in said enclosures despite sounding shite. Replacement normal cat speakers of the same size are designed to work in a big door cavity with lots of air space so won't like it when crammed into a little sealed plastic shitty enclosure.
  11. bigrigbri

    530d Aegean Blue 200,000 miles, advice please

    Sorry the garage was in Sheffield and I bought a non runner box on ebay with TC for 46 quid winning bid. This was from London but hey 30 quid in juice and the spare was worth it so my gearbox guys could strip it and re uild in their quiet time saving me shit loads of money. Just having the exchange tc saved me time as they could do an exchange with the tc specialists in advance. They even re fitted my middle exhaust sheilding as it was hanging off and was clattering FOC.
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    530d Aegean Blue 200,000 miles, advice please

    My 530d Aegean has 190k on it and has had a recon gearbox on it yesterday . This through a little enginuity has saved me a fair wedge. Budget 1800 + quid for a gearbox and torque converter.
  13. Why dismantle the caliper? Just take the whole thing off and pull apart. I also left my locking wheel nut in twice. First time I lost it and had to use blu tack to push into the splined hole sobi could count the splines and get a used one from ebay. Second time it was 100 meters from where I set off!
  14. bigrigbri

    Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio vs M3 Comp vs C63 AMG S

    A chap at work has the Alfa but the slightly less powerful version in electric blue and is quite a looker. (The car not him).
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    When did you last change an exhaust?

    Oem on my 530d 2003 with 190k and the back box with some elbow grease comes up like new especially when you get the rim soot off the tip.