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  1. NWJW

    M5 Touring stolen and Torched

    That's truly saddening to see, with any luck the lowlife who did it is about to get a huge dose of karma.
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    E39 540i/6 Sport touring

    I like that, a lot! OP, you sir, are a jammy git!
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    2004 E61 545i 6 speed £2,500

    It's got 'The big three'; V8; check Manual; check Touring; check Good luck with the sale, someone'll snap it up 'cause that is a billy bargain!
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    It happens to all 5 series eventually !

    I'm assuming the GB sticker is for when it goes to the 'ring.......?
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    Van drivers

    I start a new job on Monday so yesterday was my last day in my previous job, the vans there are tracked and it flags up when you've exceeded 80mph, someone in the office is going to have a shock Monday morning when they see how fast I was driving back to the depot yesterday.... Edited to add; Those mk8 Transits don't half f'kin shift when they're empty!
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    Harro Der

    ^^^ Wot he said! And hello from a fellow V8 owner.
  7. That's interesting, I've got zv5's on mine and they are also extremely quiet but the wet grip is bloody horrendous, trying to use any throttle in the wet just results in the back end trying to come around and the dsc light flashing like mad. The other issue is that the sidewalls seem to be perishing quicker than I can wear the tread out.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    After many months of putting it off and other things needing doing first today I finally got around to changing the oil and filter in my autobox, my mate was very kind and ok'ed it with his boss to do it on the four poster at the garage where he does mot's, he did most of the work too to be fair! The only issue we had was rounding off the filler plug, after we'd drained it.... .....but careful use of a grinder, a chisel and a big hammer shifted it. The gearbox is now much smoother and slip is vastly reduced, when I reverse onto my drive which slopes uphill slightly I no longer have to use any throttle, the car pulls itself up at idle! And a judder at low revs that had previously been diagnosed as the torque converter failing is gone, which I wasn't expecting but has made me a happy bunny!
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    Burt Reynolds has died ...a legend I think!!

    Smokey and the bandit and Cannonball run are two of my favourite films. RIP.
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    5 series wheels

    Thought it looked familiar, do quite a lot of work around there.
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    5 series wheels

    Is that in Mayhill, Swansea?
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    Do I have a MAF problem?

    That sounds like a faulty camshaft position sensor to me.
  13. No, the lock barrel and switch itself are separate parts.
  14. I've loved the Capri since being very young and my Uncle having a red 3.0s with chequered fishnet Recaros. I was actually all set to buy a Capri a few years ago, a silver 2.0L Laser with 2.8i wheels and Recaros, until I test drove it.... They say 'never meet your heroes' and that was definitely true in this case, I wasn't expecting it to drive like a new car but it was slow, hesitant, the steering weighed a tonne, the clutch was heavy and the brakes were almost non-existant, also, having owned a few 80's Fords previously, I could tell it was going to need major restoration before very much longer despite it looking quite solid, I was gutted. I often regret not buying that Capri despite it's faults as I don't think I'll get a chance to own one again.
  15. That is probably the worst way to remove an oil filter ever, I've nearly ripped an oil filter in half trying to remove it like that, luckily it turned just before the screwdriver ripped all the way through it!
  16. I think it was Stella actually, not coke....
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    Do I have a MAF problem?

    The car should feel flatter with the maf disconnected, if it doesn't then you may have maf issues. However, if there are other issues causing the rough running (like camshaft sensors, mentioned above) then the engine may not actually be running well enough to notice a difference with the maf disconnected. Have you read the codes?
  18. I've had to cut a sliver of metal out of a coke can before now and put it inside the terminal clamp as I couldn't get the nut tight enough to get the terminal to grip the battery post well enough.
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    Front bumper shifted sideways

    Personally I think solving your problem may be easy as cracking off the bumper mounting bolts, re-aligning the bumper and then tightening them back up again.
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    E39 540i not starting .... HELP PLZ

    Barring the unknown code and the P1622 code that you had before I would say those codes are all interlinked as cylinders 3 and 4 are on bank 1. Bad earth/connection on the wiring on that side of the engine perhaps. I would swap the coil packs from 3 and 4 to the other bank to see what happens. Edit, I've just remembered that the wiring for the thermostat (p1622 code) is on bank 1 side of the engine too.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    I wouldn't let the mot history put me off, some people (including myself) will put a car through an mot knowing it's going to fail to see if there's anything else that needs doing before they get it sorted, according to the advert it's had a few quid spent on it (vanos rebuilds aren't cheap!). It may need new diff seals before long going by the mot history but this is a common M5 problem.
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    E39 540i valve cover nut

    Bit late now but I keep a strong magnet in the garage that I use for finding lost nuts and bolts, saying that, are the rocker cover nuts aluminium?
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    E39 540i not starting .... HELP PLZ

    If you've cleared the codes previously and checked again without starting the engine there will probably be no new codes stored. The injectors will sound very loud if you have the engine cover off, also, I would check for codes again now the engine has been run, if you're using INPA to read the codes you can look at the live values with the engine running which will help pinpoint what's causing the rough running. I'm probably telling you how to suck eggs (apologies if I am!) but spray some easy start around any gaskets and vacuum pipes you've disturbed in turn and if the revs pick up you've found your leak.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    It's been all go today, I put some air in my offside front tyre!