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  1. Checked all the boot trim is hanging off on it Having a fire sale on this car, so pricing everything cheap
  2. Upload pictures tomorrow Engine 148k it's a m52TUb28 engine Angel eyes, adjusters seem ok, need polishing Grey floor mats no holes in them, need clean though. Nearside doors knackered. Tailgate in good condition, has a dent but very little rust, probably one of best I've seen for a while. Interior is cloth and mostly trashed
  3. I've got an early 528, auto 165, black leather in good condition, body work needs help, needs speed sensor.
  4. Swapped all beige rear carpet in touring for green, now just have front carpet, dash top and front seats to do. Put M Paras back on as well. Noticed quite a big oil leak on ground, slightly concerned as I've done oil filter housing a year ago, will check if it's that, if so should still be under warranty from garage.
  5. Weird one I noticed earlier, I've always felt my car was sluggish for a 530i. Sometimes it goes flat out and it's alright, but earlier today in just sport mode and 1/4 throttle it goes like a rocket ship. Now fuel economy isnt the best on it, I average around 18mpg and on a run if I tease it I can just get 29mpg, and I mean tease it. So it has me to question the throttle module or sensor, it shows no codes flagged up, but earlier it actually felt fast
  6. Plugged this into a Delphi system yesterday and it's now showing a code that doesn't show up on the Solid. Throttle/brake pedal plausibility. Anyone got any ideas?
  7. I've done a lot of searching on this, and all I've come back with is either the Parrot or the Alpine unit. Now they are both out of my price range I can't stretch to that. Fixing my nav seems a bit of a waste of time, I'm already at the price of these android units, just for the DVD unit. Other downsides of the Alpine and Parrot, is that they look quite nasty (IMO) The android unit is the Xtrons unit, which looks like it was the joying unit, and does offer everything I want, apart from obc, but does diagnostics, phone and nav, they also look like a cleaner install. What I do know is that aftercare doesn't seem so great, but there only seems to be a handful of issues, eBay seller offers a 3 year warranty as well. So, are they prone to failure? Just can't warrant any of the other systems, intravee is £220, plus £175 for the new nav unit which at some point will probably die, and the wide screen will no doubt die as well, just for £250 they seem to do just about everything
  8. They wont care at MOT because they look factory, some cars of that period had Xenons fitted without the adjusters and washers (S2000 comes to mind)
  9. Just fit the one with working ashtray, the two screws will make little difference once arm rest is installed and other screws are in
  10. W So the black internal parts between glass and frame? I'll need to check them as they are notoriously hard to remove without breaking
  11. Your mistake was letting them take the car, under no circumstances ever let them take your car to their compound for minor damage. Next is to fight it, we had almost a year long battle with one insurance company over £3000 value on our 840, long and short of it, we provided cars new/older with higher/lower mileage and proved our car was worth circa £8,000 which they would have none of, so we fought through it with the ombudsman because we would not be left in the same position we were before, and you need to really prove your cars worth, the greatest example we had after sending in adverts for cars, was 4 adverts back for cars, yes they were 840's but they were the 4.0 engined cars with the nikasil liners, simply told them that our car was the 4.4 litre car and was worth considerably more than the early cars, they argued it was the same car, came back to them with, if you had a 2.0 litre Focus and it got written off by someone else, would you accept a 1.6 litre Focus as a direct replacement? The guys answer was no, as soon as we had that we asked for recording of the call and got our money. You need to play them at their own game, find a car without the toys your car has, and then ask them if they would be happy to replace a car which has nav, leather etc for one that has no nav or leather, their answer will be of course no, ask for the recording of the call and then provide that to ombudsman to say they are trying to leave you in a position that you were not in before said accident.
  12. The grey side panels, or the black upper trims?
  13. No roof spoiler sorry
  14. They need a polish. They come with adapters for preface lift cars to avoid cutting wiring Adjusters seem ok £130 posted Edit: i have now got another set with new adjusters on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172642095341
  15. 2 sets now available
  16. In a sense yes but perhaps better, whilst it protects you from the sun, it also protects you from rain, wind, bugs and small stones so yes?? (Sadly no it does not have that option )
  17. Probably got top one, depends on year of car
  18. Sweet, I'll let you know end of week as should be paid then
  19. Shirley if to could always measure your car height running from specific points at rear. Buy SE bags. Fit SE bags. Measure different height Lower it using inpa Upgrade arb bushes to polybush to stiffen it back up
  20. £40 posted? I'll have it, but will be next week when i get paid
  21. Started the project of de-beigeing my car, rear carpet, centre console, rear seats and door cards are now English green. Also fitted new aux cable as mine died.
  22. Just had this retrimmed. Facelift wheel Padded out Perforated leather sides Soft leather top and bottom Tri colour stitching It's frankly beautiful, comes with airbag and wiring £310+ post
  23. It is very lovely mind, still pending payment as well, so will see how it goes
  24. Run both the the 525 and the 528 and the M52 is a much better engine imho. M52 I never had any issues with it whatsoever in 48 k miles, it never leaked, it never used water and still returned 30mpg and a good turn of speed even at 206k miles. The M54, never any problems as such, but on both my 2.8 and 3.0 M54 they use(d) a bit of water and thundered through oil , either the rocker cover seal leaks or the rocker cover cracks, i still have no idea why i have to keep topping coolant up, even though it doesn't leak and replaced most of cooling system, they chew through rocker cover gaskets, vanos seals go. Ideal world for me would be M52 with 230bhp of the M54b30