boiliebasher

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  1. ^^^^ Wow what a fantastic reply ^^^^
  2. No worries I can be a bit slow sometimes, but hey ho, better late than never I say!
  3. Yep agree with the above. The I4 was a good engine, if a little head gaskety but, I remembering it being a hugely torquey engine at the time and was one of the most "modern" fitted other than the Cosworth variants of the time.... What let them engines down I always thought was the shitty electric fans. That engine didn't take too kindly to get hot at all and would blow easily once over heated. IMHO if there was a viscous coupling attached instead, I reckon there would be a lot more of those kicking around today..... Despite its faults, it wasn't too bad of a lump but as has already been said, was too little to late really... The later first generation Zetec's were a far superior engine IMHO.....
  4. Wow blimey! You still have the same car? That's impressive. Pretty much all my cars I owed that long ago are scrap by now I would imagine lol. That or I got bored of them and chopped them in for something with a bit more ummphh.... Was the 318i an E30 by any chance?! If your Mother's E34 520i still to this day only has a genuine 50k odd on the clock, then it's no surprise it's still going strong. Bet it's still in great order with that sort of mileage on it. Quite a rarity these day having a low mileage E34. My 540i is on nearly double that (96k) and I would still consider that "reasonably" low mileage for the car....
  5. Holy thread revival Batman!!! I'm thinking after nearly 6 (yes six!) years that he probably did fix it, that or the car went for scrap a long time ago or chances are he no longer owns the car...... either way 66 months later on, I don't think he'll be able to provide you with much, err hum, current info..... Nice one, and fantastic first post right there Welcome aboard Jim!
  6. Haha! My mate still has a Skoda Estelle 120...... Very "agricultural" one could say in comparison to the E39 Tds! Had a Tds myself but in e34 guise, strong old lump that engine. Sold it at 267K on the clock, no rust and still going strong. Funnily enough it was my mate with the Skoda that said every time he saw and heard my in the Tds, he said to me it reminded him of a coach engine being put in a car!! Haha! Enjoy your ownership, I'm sure the Tds will serve you well!
  7. Sounds about right mate! lol
  8. Hi all, just wanted to share a small problem I have had recently from some parts...... I have recently just changed my engine mounts on my M60b40 with some brand new, straight from the shop, out of the box, Febi bilstein ones to replace my original ones..... Well what happened next I've never quite seen before, having gone through the not so simple task of removing and replacing the BMW ones, I then had everything in place sitting nicely where it should be on lovely new mounts and this happed: I thought, well bugger me what just happened there?! Bearing in mind I am using a proper 3/8 torque wrench using specified BMW torque settings. The nut that was being tightened at the time didn't even manage to get to the specified Newton meter setting when........... It just snapped, just like that....... Bollox I thought....... Time to do the other side.......... Yep you get guessed it............ Other side went as well........... *(%&&%^%&&% You got to be joking me right?! BOTH sides of the studs snapped BEFORE actually reaching their required torque setting....... So off to BMW to get some genuine ones this time. Shock horror, NO PROBLEMS AT ALL....... So lessoned learned here always try to fit OEM as and when possible....... And most importantly to everyone else on the forum here as a friendly heads up: DO NOT BUY FEBI BILSTEIN ENGINE MOUNTS FOR YOUR M60!!!
  9. +1 As already stated in above replies.... Sound advice..
  10. Well just thought I would update this thread as I got a response from the Motor factors where I bought the duff Febi mounts...... They mounts were sent back to Febi Germany for analysis and............. I got a full refund......... No questions asked....... I kept asking what exactly Febi had to say when they looked at the defective parts and they guy at the counter had nothing to say other than he was instructed to give me a full refund (in cash no less!!) and that was that, nothing more was said about it. I just would like to have known what Febi had to say about their threads that where made out of fromage and supposedly capable of restraining a 286 HP V8.......... Absolutely no follow up, no response, nothing. I'm sure as hell going to think twice about ordering Febi parts in the future........ The mounts where clearly made from some cheap inferior metal and other than physical size, bore not much resemblance to the genuine bmw ones........ Let that be a warning to some of you out there.......
  11. Sounds like you got there in the end Adam! Nice one!
  12. I find on mine, the only way to get the cruise working is to push the stalk in to activate it (resume), then toggle it forwards a few clicks to increase the speed rating (accel). If I just simply push the stalk in, not a lot happens unless I toggle it forwards. It might be worth trying this method Adam to see if it works. Good luck, and let us know if you manage to get to the bottom of this. All the best, boilie.
  13. Great thread and will be watching with interest. Maybe worth moving this into the project area mods?!
  14. Wow, what a fantastic E28 you have. Lovely example and I wish all the best in your ownership
  15. Very interesting post and dealing with 20+ year old rusted out cars is never quite as easy as it seems......Good luck and let us know how you get on
  16. From what I noticed there is a tubular side impact bar on later models and the barrels on the locks are slightly different..........Other than that I would say they are identical....... Good luck with your you search either way...
  17. Agreed. I think the whole lot is just utter shite, and it's probably only a matter of time until they axe it. Le Blanc is just about watchable but the quicker the bbc realise it will just never be the same again the better. Complete waste of OUR (tv licence) money. 5th gear for the win, much better show and at least they are not trying and failing miserable at imitating a former show and or hosts.....
  18. Looks like a nice example to me https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/-e34-bmw-525i-sport-manual-updated-pictures-/1218158668 Might be worth a punt. Certainly seems reasonable to me and if the E34 sports ever end up in value like the E30 sports your quids in! Hope someone on here buys it, despite the mileage, seems like an all round nice car....
  19. Agreed, I'm as surprised as you, but I've never personally seen a M10 thread break quite as easily as that.....Honestly it was just ridiculous..... When I got the OEM ones, it was obvious that the steal used in the threads was completely and utterly different compared to the febi ones....
  20. Maybe I'm just unlucky?! But seems odd that the febi ones mangled up straight away and the OEM ones where fine...... Look at the thread that snapped on the very first pic. Doesn't look like decent steel for it to end up breaking like that to me? Where it snapped it looked like micro bubbles/fissures or poor casting? Didn't look great either way....
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  22. LOL so it does!!! From DVLA: Registration number: M160JPG Vehicle make BMW Vehicle model M5 Date first used 30 September 1994 Fuel type Petrol Colour Red MOT history of this vehicle Test date 22 September 2016 Test Result Fail Odometer reading 233,377 miles MOT test number 5540 2520 7259 Reason(s) for failure front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2) nearside Direction indicators not working (1.4.A.2c) nearside rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3) offside rear Subframe mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3) Fuel pipe leaking (7.2.3) Brake pipe excessively corroded (3.6.B.2c) front Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1) offside front Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2) Sub-frame has excessive play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2) Going by the info on the DVLA and generally appearance, it well and truly looks like a breaker to me!!! Seller wanted £1200 ?!! Good luck!! Oh saying that, I completely forgot its got a "quick release gearbox" too Might be worth the extra premium with that "upgrade" fitted...
  23. Agreed. If it's as clean as it looks from the pics and the seller is willing to pop the sill covers or better yet get it up in the air to make sure there's no nasty surprises, it could well be a good car for someone out there.......
  24. France...... Just brought them back to the motors factors this afternoon and sent back to Febi for analysis..... For me it was pretty clear cut that they used cheap shit monkey metal threads/studs made in china for mounts that are supposedly capable of restraining the torque and weight of a 286hp 4.0 V8 but oh no, it's got to back to Febi which according to the sales representative, could take anytime between a week to two months. No one is ever in a hurry out here, so just got to deal with it I suppose........