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About BarryM

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    Alpina B10 V8

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  1. BMW E39 Black Gloss kidney grills

    I was planning to order the black chrome version but following your link these seem the nearest option available now which is annoying
  2. GEM3 and central locking

    My central locking packed up via the remote (worked fine with key in the door). It turned out to be a couple of wires in the rubber boot housing thing had cracked. Yet another problem I didn’t expect for some reason...
  3. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I took the passenger seat out last week to do a few little jobs, found it quite a challenge taking it out & back in without scratching anything up. Re-fitting the small plastic seat rail cover under the seat by the tunnel took me about an hour, how the hell are you meant to get to the bolt. how the hell are you meant to get to the bolt You just need to move the seat up Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Did mine a few weeks ago, nice job job to finish [emoji106] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. E39 Lumbar support Install Guide 'How to'

    I had to remove my passenger seat for some other work so thought I'd tidy up the lumbar wiring as I fitted it with the seat in the car. As I had the lumbar pump in a bag instead of the nice fitted bracket I ordered one off eBay: Fitted pump: This is the new neater type: But the pump looks like it;s missing something by the nozzle and the plug is male so won't plug into the loom: Are the pumps interchangeable and do I just need to swap the plug? The newer style is much tidier and fits under the seat much neater so would prefer to use if I can Does anyone know?
  6. E39 fixings

    HI, Can I order the following please: Description Quantity PN plastic fixing for rear wheel antennas 4 51111908077 plastic front wheel connectors for tyre well 6 51478166992 plastic connector for d/side plastic by bonnet release 2 51458116321 throttle pedal base 1 35426772702 Seat belt button 3 72111950829 Seat belt button 3 72111917406 Lumbar pump Sound insulation 2 52108248237 Lumbar pump Holder 2 52108242781 Bracket, drive, active seat 2 52108234874 Set pad, active seat 2 52108248217 Seat clip 12 52101873544 My car is an E39 and last 7 digits of serial number are GF13151 thanks Barry.
  7. E39 seat belt cover

    Ordered over the phone with a plastic rail kit as well Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Electric fan conversion......

    The M62 V8's normal operating temp is around 107 degrees so you can't run one of them without the viscous fan! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. E39 seat belt cover

    Sorry, it's GF13151 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. E39 seat belt cover

    Hi, I'm after the passenger seat belt cover here: RealOEM has part 3 as both of these: Covering Column-Center Lower Left (51438207195) or Trim Panel, Right Lower Centre Column (51438207196) so can you confirm which is the passenger side part please. I also need Centre Console Blind Plug (51168196932) please, thanks Barry.
  11. What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I along with many other people use Castrol Edge which used to be BMW approved until they moved over to Shell not so long ago. Do you really think Castrol have changed the formula so it's not gonna suit BMW any more? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. E39 GM3 tinkling and battery drain

    I thought I knew all the issues an E39 suffers from but this is a new one for me, had a quick read of your linked thread and sounds like a real pain to resolve. Sorry I can't help but be good if you find the culprit and post for future reference. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Bit of a tank! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. RIP Keith (Urquattro)

    Very sad news, I met Keith a few times and he was very straight forward and always willing to help. Condolences to his family. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Replacing windscreen - what else at same time?

    You can order gel pads from eBay for sticking the sensor to the screen, not as good as the original but they do work with a bit of care on installation Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk