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About BarryM

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    Alpina B10 V8

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  1. Didn't realise that was available, got a good original harness off a breaker so only need to do one set of connections [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. First man to recommend crimping [emoji4] what's a boot wiring set look like? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Any more info on this, presume this was the dash out and also some brake stuff moved from under the cabin filter to get to the grommet? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Not sure about the gas irons, guess I don't feel confident about adding in variable heat to my limited technique so will go for one of the electric recommendations earlier. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I can't argue with that [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Interesting video, not sure the alloy rad would be any use on the V8 E39 either as they run considerably hotter than the M5 and need all the cooling they can get. What's the advantage of switching to electric fans, they sound louder than the normal fan so that would put me off and where did you feed the wiring from bulk head into the cabin? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. I appreciate the offer but it's time I got some decent kit for these sort of jobs myself. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Shame I can't blame the solder then, will look at replacing my soldering iron instead. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Well I don't have an E61 either [emoji4] and I have to say that fix looks more complicated than my E39! I found a loom at a breakers that remarkably had no broken wires (one with a minor plastic crack which I was going to cover with shrink wrap). By cutting the replacement loom section from inside the car I have plenty of length on the wiring and can make sure I just need to connect each wire once in the problem area but by adding a few inches should ensure I'm not using the same stressed section of wiring. I'm leaning towards soldering and practicing before I start! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I'm beginning to think I need to practice my soldering as crimping options don't seem popular! I'll order a new iron and although I was thinking my solder might be the wrong type it's an Ersine multicore so think that's what you're recommending? My wiring is very thin and 13 wires need to fit back into the tubing so I need to keep the joints as close to the original thickness as possible so is the 'spring' method a viable option in this case (I can't quite visualise how it works without being quite bulky). Thanks to everyone for their advice, I'm taking it all in!
  11. I've seen them and looks ideal on the workbench but my repairs are on the car and trying to use one of those in situ doesn't look possible [emoji19] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. They look interesting but seem more like a quick fix to a good crimp or solder. I want to do a one off repair that's as good as oem. The wires I'm trying to connect are tiny and the plastic melts before the solder flows but I don't see any butt style crimps that look good enough to use [emoji19] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I'm hopeless at soldering and my crimping tools are old and crap too. Need to repair the boot wiring on my E39 so can anyone recommend one or both of the following: 1) a good quality soldering iron and any guides showing the best way to solder 2 wires 2) good quality connectors for crimping the tiny wires in the E39 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. I've needed to disconnect the battery a few times recently and my DAB radio presets always go AWOL. Is there a way to save the presets so disconnecting the battery doesn't mean having to search for the radio stations each time the battery is re-connected? The radio names are still displayed but the frequency has gone. TIA
  15. Are you worried the alarm will go off by unlocking with the key? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk