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BarryM last won the day on August 7 2018

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About BarryM

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    Alpina B10 V8

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  1. BarryM

    E39 & X5 parts

    Hi, Can I have a quote for the following please with individual prices: Description Quantity Part No Hex nut 4 63259128043 Hex nut with plate 4 51117070183 Fan 1 17417504732 Fan coupling 1 17417505109 many thanks Barry
  2. BarryM

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I've thought about doing this but didn't have the nerve, do they stay firm in the foam?
  3. BarryM

    E39 fuel flap sleeve

    Hi, Payment made with PayPal
  4. BarryM

    M5 heated seat wiring loom help

    RealOEM if it’s a specific bit of wiring or you’ll often find wiring on eBay
  5. BarryM

    E39 fuel flap sleeve

    Hi, Can I have the cost for PN. 51258128707 please, thanks Barry.
  6. Good luck, sounds like you’ve got a bit of a project rather than a daily driver but hopefully it all turns out ok. I don’t think 5/20 is recommended for any E39, mine is a V8 and I run 5/30 in it but checking online the Castrol website suggests 0/40 or 5/40 or 5/30 for the 535
  7. BarryM

    E39 Headlamp Projector Alternatives

    Derek and I met up last night on a Portsmouth industrial estate, told the wife I was out to compare headlights and you can imagine what she had to say.............anyway I think the comparison is quite useful. A couple of things to bear in mind about the photos, Derek hasn't got his main beams wired up so his photos are just the bi-xenon (low & high) and I took all photos standing by the r/h side of my car so the spread of light from his lights is from further left than my photos. My xenon bulbs have not been changed in my ownership so at least 6 years old and Derek is running Lunex bulbs. I've always been impressed with my lights and considered them on a par compared to most modern cars. The bi-xenons definitely appear brighter with a better cut off, difficult to tell from the photos but I think the spread of the bi-xenons is better too. Main beam is noticeably brighter and higher with the bi-xenons but given that Derek has his low beam set a little low I'm not sure now much of the main is actually usable. Low beam - OEM xenon Low beam bi-xenon Low beam - OEM xenon + main beam (halogen) High beam bi-xenon I'll do a second post to show the spread and throw of the lights.
  8. BarryM

    Mercasol - Waxoyl - Dinitrol?

    Bilt hamber for me too.
  9. BarryM

    E39 Headlamp Projector Alternatives

    Jolly good, I’ll PM you my mobile number
  10. BarryM

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I've had a couple from a chap called Rusty over the years, this is his website: https://www.satnavupgrades.co.uk/
  11. BarryM

    E39 Headlamp Projector Alternatives

    Very nice work Derek, you've got me very interested now. Been looking for some tired xenons for a long time and think I've found a set at last (they are very tired). As we're so close I'd quite like to compare your beam to my standard xenons that have had the same bulbs for at least 6 years (and possibly a lot longer) - I know a couple of local Asda car parks Not sure if you mentioned in the thread if you replaced your bulbs/ballasts/igniters and have you coded flash to pass? I even did a search on HID planet to try and get some useful info but they really do talk a foreign language on there! cheers Barry.
  12. Looks like a nice car so hope it turns out to be a good one. Fitting the M5 spoiler is easy done as it’s just double sided tape, plenty on eBay but not all genuine and you’ll never get one that doesn’t need painting.
  13. BarryM

    feeding car directly from 220v mains outlet?

    Get a car 12v battery pack/booster, I bought one a couple of years ago and mine will start my 4.6 V8 once the main battery is flat (happens occasionally if I’ve spent a day coding or messing about with the car). They’re only the size of a VHS cassette (think most people should know what one of those is) and ideal to keep on the car.
  14. BarryM

    E39 Headlamp Projector Alternatives

    Not sure on the indicator Derek but keen to see the beam pattern, nice work.
  15. BarryM

    Sotherby's youngtimer